All ground transport private and domestic as indicated in the itinerary; regular bus tickets if starting/finishing in Calafate; boat crossing on Grey Lake (depending on season); 4 nights accommodation in EcoCamp; 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande and 1 night in Refugio Los Cuernos or Domo El Francés (depending on availability); park fees for Torres del Paine National Park; one expert English speaking trekking guide; sleeping bag for refugios if needed; transportation for your luggage within the Park (note that while trekking you will carry just your daypack); meals as indicated in itinerary.
Airfare; insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip); voluntary tipping to guides and staff; soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp or refugios (bringing USD$ cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is suggested); optional kayaking at Glacier Grey (approximately $112 per person); items of personal nature.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 45 days – 40% of total trip cost
44 to 31 days – 60% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Torres Del Paine Trek begins and ends in either Punta Arenas (PUQ) or Puerto Natales (PNT). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. There are two daily arrival transfers: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Plan flights to arrive to Punta Arenas on Day 1 before 11:00am for the morning transfer, or before 3:00pm for the afternoon transfer. For pick up in Puerto Natales, plan flights to arrive on Day 1 before 2:40pm for the morning transfer, or before 4:30pm for the afternoon transfer. There is one daily departure transfer. Plan flights to depart Puerto Natales no earlier than 12:00pm Noon on Day 7. For drop off in Punta Arenas, plan flights to depart on Day 7 no earlier than 3:30pm. Transfers between Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales and EcoCamp are provided. Earlier transfers, as well as transfers between EcoCamp and El Calafate, can be arranged for a fee. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
The Torres del Paine Trek involves extensive hikes and an opportunity to cycle on Day 6 if enough travelers are interested. The following table can give you an idea of what to expect, listed in order of walking time, distance and max altitude:
Day 2: 4-5 hours, 7.5 miles, reaching 800 feet above sea level
Day 3: 10 hours, 16 miles, reaching 2,250 feet above sea level
Day 4: 4 hours, 7 miles, reaching 800 feet above sea level
Day 5: 9 hours, 14 miles, reaching 3,000 feet above sea level
Day 6: 3 hours, 4 miles, reaching 590 feet above sea level
Prices listed are for double occupancy in Standard Domes. Suites and Superior Domes are available at an upgrade cost. If you are a solo traveller you will be expected to share a dome with another traveller of the same gender. If there is availability at Ecocamp, most likely in low season, you may be allocated your own dome. EcoCamp follows this sharing policy in order to keep dome numbers to a minimum and preserve the surrounding wilderness as much as possible. Of course, you are entitled to pay for the whole dome to avoid sharing. Contact AdventureSmith for single, triple and quad rates at EcoCamp. Please note Standard Domes do not have electricity or a heater.
Families & Children
Children who are 13 years of age or older are welcome and are considered adults. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 can only participate in this trip if their parent or legal guardian hires an independent, private guide to accompany the child during excursions, as well as signs a legal waiver from the trip operator stating that the child is prepared for such an intense trekking trip, and includes information about the independently hired guide. Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this trip. There is no special discount for children.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to deal with at times. The operator reserves the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations. During Low & Shoulder Season (October and April) the Towers Trek excursion might be cancelled because of weather conditions and safety considerations and the boat trip to Glacier Grey may be cancelled. If this is the case, good alternative excursions will be offered. The ability to be spontaneous makes this style of adventure travel unique.