TORRES DEL PAINE 'W' TREK ALTERNATIVE
5 Days & 4 Nights
The 'W' trek is the name given to the W shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier. The trek is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) in total distance and is one of the most scenic treks in the world.
The W Alternative program is a popular option for those you wants to have a more relax and less demanding adventure program. This is ideal for those on honeymoon, a family vacation or those that wants to have a less demanding nature adventure, and yet you will still be able to see the main highlights of the W trail, mainly, the Base of the tower, French Valley and the Grey Glacier. And during this challenging time, we value highly your privacy, personal safety and we want to make sure that your adventure is smooth and hassle free. For this program, we offer a premium version where all your trek will be private with the same guide/driver accompanying you and your meals can be served directly to your Dome or Cabin when in Puerto Natales and we can set up a table for a private dining when you are staying at our Tiny House. This ability to give you a more private, intimate and safer atmosphere is what makes our program unique and ideal for todays vacation trend.
Our reservation's team will be intially assisting you in understanding your program and will guide you in your plans. We will then be advising you in your logistical and physical preparations. And when you finally arrive here, in Puerto Natales, our Garden Domes hotel team will host you and provide trek briefings. The next day, our Chiletour team of guides and drivers will be assisting you on your first day as you get to know Torres del Paine for the first time.
Our many years of accumulated experience, wisdom and energy, our local team's knowledge of the land and our nature inspired boutique hotel facility, are just some of the reasons why it is worth while doing this most famous trek and adventure of a lifetime with us!
What Our Program Includes
Two (2) nights stay in Puerto Natales at Garden Domes in either the Dome or Cabin accomodation (based on double occupancy)
Three (3) days tour and two (2) nights in the Tiny House at Torres del Paine National Park
Base of the Tower Trek or a light trekking equivalent (group tour). A trekking guide for the first day of the trek to the base of the towers
Fullday Paine Day Tour (private day tour). With guide and private transfer
Grey Glacier Boat Tour - With private transfer
Trek briefing with welcome dinner and drinks
Pizza night, on your last night with us at Garden Domes
Breakfast (american), boxed lunch, and dinner (3 courses) each day during your saty with us.
Chiletour private van transfer into the park and ferry ticket
Day pack and trekking poles for the first day of trekking and free luggage storage at Garden Domes in Puerto Natales
Regular bus connections from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
Day by Day
Day 1: Arrival Day
Fly into either Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or El Calafate (arrival at Calafate should be at least a day earlier). Bus Transfer to Puerto Natales. Welcome dinner & drinks followed by a W Trek briefing. Stay at Garden Domes. You either stay in a Cabin room accomodation (double/twin room) or in one of our luxury domes (depending on availability).
Day 2: Private transfer to Torres del Paine National Park. Trek to Base Torres (18km, 7-8 hours trekking) with our tour guide and small group. After the hike you will be staying in our very own Tiny House Cabin. You can join the group in the dining hall or you can ask for a premium service where we will deliver the meals straight to your private cabin.
Day 3: Full day Paine tour. This day you will visit the popular viewpoints of the park, mainly the lake viewpoints and the wildlife viewpoints. The latter consists of Laguna Amarga lagoon which is home to a small group of Chilean Flamingos and where you can view the Paine towers. You will be visiting Rio Paine waterfalls and the area sorrounding it is home to thousand of Guanacos and their predator, the Puma. If time allows, you can visit, as well, Laguna Azul area where you might possibly see foxes, condors, rheas, armadillos, eagles, carancho etc.. The former, the lake viewpoints that you will be visiting are Nordenskjold Lake lookout, Salto Grande Waterfalls, and the Salto Chico and the boardwalk viewpoint of hotel Explora. Stop at Hosteria Pehoé of the lake's turquoise colored waters, and then head to the Pehoe campsite for lunch.
Furthermore, short walks or longer hikes can be combined with this day tour but all depending on the weather condition and your physical stamina and interest this day.
Day 4: Grey Glacier Boat Tour. This 3 hours boat journey highlights the Grey Glacier area landscapes and the imposing Olguin mountain. This relaxing tour allows everyone to enjoy a unique mix of floral landscape, lush greenery and imposing mountains, the glacier blue ice wall and icebergs. This night you either stay in a Cabin room accomodation (double/twin room) or in one of our luxury domes (depending on availability).
Day 5: Departure Day. Regular bus transfer to Punta Arenas Airport.
This activity has a maximum of 6 participants, with private transport and guide. A premium, more private program is also available for an extra charge.
W Alternative Program Price: $1,575.00 USD per person (minimum of 2 persons)