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  • Trek the famous W Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park
  • See Base Torres and French Valley
  • Spend your nights in refugios
This 4-day, self-guided trip is for those who want to trek the famous W Circuit in the shortest possible time. Drive to Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales on the first day of the trip. Your trek begins after you have carried out all the necessary paperwork at the national park entrance.

Reach Paine Grande on the third day of the trip via Base Torres and French Valley. Trek past Lake Pehoe on the last day of the trip and end your journey in Puerto Natales. Book this all-inclusive trip and get the chance to explore some of the major highlights of Torres del Paine National Park. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
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1.0 - Very poor Based on 1 review
Completely incompetent tour management
Anonymous From USA At
1 - Very poor
“They screwed up all the dates and accommodations. Got to a Refugio after hiking 10 hours only to find I had no reservation. I had to pay out of pocket and was not reimbursed. All this after paying them a $1000. Hike was great but avoid bookmundi and tangol tours like the plague.”
Tangol Tours responded to this review on :
“Dear Mr. Grasley,

First of all, we really appreciate your comments and we are really sorry to hear that the overall experience did not fulfill your expectations.

Our representant met you at your hotel the day before to provide all the tickets and vouchers needed for the expedition. From the first minute, all the accommodation had been confirmed and guaranteed. Since the booking had been made only 2 days before the trip starts, one of the refuges was sold out and we, with the correspondent reimbursement of the difference and previous agreement, replaced by campsite accommodation.

Due to a System failure, the Refuge Torre Central did not find the reservation when you had arrived there. At that moment, you decided to pay an upgrade to stay at the refuge. As it was a personal decision to upgrade from Campsite to Refuge, we can't object it. We were working really hard on this system issue to guarantee this will not happen again. The rest of the itinerary ran smoothly so all the refugees were correctly confirmed

Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience it could have caused. We would like to welcome you again in one of the trips in the future to improve your overall experience.

We are totally available for any question or further clarification about the itinerary.

Kind regards
Martin”
7-9 hours Refugio Torre Central
Leave Puerto Natales at 07:30 AM by a regular bus service and head for Torres del Paine National Park. You will reach Laguna Amarga Entrance at 09:45 AM. Fill your form and purchase the entrance ticket to the national park before taking the shuttle to the Welcome Center Estancia Cerro Paine.

Enjoy a short walk to Refugio Torre Central for check-in. Leave your luggage in the refugio and start your journey to Base Torres, your final destination of the day.

Total hiking distance: 11km (7 miles)
Total time: 7-9 hours approx.
Difficulty: high
Meals
  • Dinner
7 hours Refugio Paine Grande
Enjoy your breakfast at the cafeteria and grab your lunchbox. Take a shuttle from Refugio Las Torres to Laguna Amarga from where you will catch the 09:30 AM bus to Pudeto.

Enjoy a boat ride in Pehoe Lake (Hielos Patagonicos Catamara) arriving in Paine Grande at 11:35 in the morning. Check in at Refugio Paine Grande and leave your luggage. Hike to the French Valley.

Total hiking distance: 20km (12 miles)
Total time: 7 hours approx.
Difficulty: Medium
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7-8 hours Refugio Grey
Start hiking to Refugio Grey after breakfast. Enjoy stunning sceneries along the way. You also have the option to book a hiking trip to the hanging bridges from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Glacier Grey in the afternoon.

Total hiking distance: 11km (7 miles)
Total time: 3. 5 hours approx.
Difficulty: medium
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11 hours
Hike to Refugio Paine Grande. You also have the option of navigating Pehoe Lake by boat. In case you decide not to take the boat, you will reach Pudeto at 12:00 in the afternoon and take the 1:00 PM bus to Puerto Natales, arriving there at 16:30 in the afternoon.

However, if you decide to go for the optional Lake Pehoe navigation, you will reach Pudeto at 5:00 in the evening and take the 7:00 PM bus to Puerto Natales, reaching there at 22:30. Your tour comes to an end in Puerto Natales.

Total hiking distance: 11km (7 miles)
Total time: 3.5 hours approx.
Difficulty: medium
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • Accommodation in refugios as per the itinerary
  • Meals: breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner as per the itinerary (please inform us if you require vegetarian options)
  • Transfer from and to Puerto Natales. Boat ride on Pehoe Lake (Day 2) & shuttle service from Laguna Amarga entrance to its welcome center
what's excluded
  • Entrance to the national park
  • Guides
  • Medicals or travel insurances
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section or the itinerary
  • Anything mentioned optional in the itinerary
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 15 participants
Age Requirement 16 +
guiding method Self-guided/Independent
Maximum altitude 1100 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Starts/Ends Puerto Natales, Chile/ Puerto Natales, Chile
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationLeave Puerto Natales at 7:30 AM on the first day Return to Puerto Natales at 22.30 PM on the last day (at the latest) What to bring: road map (that will be given at the entrance of the park), insulated water bottle (minimum 1 liter), first-aid kit, torch, compass or GPS, anti-UV sunglasses, trekking shoes, impermeable clothes, sunscreen, cargo trousers, tent and sleeping bag, windbreaker, hat, thick socks, gloves, sweaters. In cases where a refugio isn’t available, accommodation in campsites will be arranged for. Cost from the total will be reimbursed accordingly.
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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