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We leave the hotel walking along the shore of Pehoé Lake, observing the orchids and ñirre trees that make up the local flora. We ascend to a viewpoint from which you can see the extension of the lake and the Paine mountain range from a different perspective than you have previously from explora.
We travel by van to the Weber bridge, from which we walk to Toro Lake. On the way we can observe evidence of the ice that once covered the park. We ascend to an overlook with panoramic views. On the descent we pass by a lagoon. We return by van.
We travel by van to Salto Grande and begin our trek with views of the Paine Grande and its hanging glaciers. Then, we reach the turquoise waters of Lake Nordenskjöld, at the foot of the massif where the sound of breaking ice can occasionally be heard. We return to the hotel by van.
We travel by van to Grey Lake. We start our walk crossing the suspension bridge over the Pingo River and continue through a forest until we reach the lake shore. Once there we walk along the beach to see the glacier and the icebergs that come off it. We return by van.
We travel by van to the Serrano entrance, where we start our walk. We hike through the Pampa of the same name, guided by the channel and the exuberant wild life of the Serrano River. We will appreciate the contrast of the green meadows and the granite of the Paine massif. We return to the hotel by van.
We start at our quincho where we take a van to the Azul Lagoon. From there we walk around a wetland inhabited by multiple birds and cross the beach of the lagoon watching the Torres del Paine peek above the horizon. Finally, we arrive at a viewpoint and return by van.
We leave the hotel, walking along the shore of Pehoé Lake. In the distance, we see a hill on the summit of which is the Mirador Cóndor, our destination. On the way, we pass through lenga and ñirre forests. When we get to the top, we have a 360° view of the park. We descend down a rocky slope to the van.
We begin walking along a path between low-lying vegetation and colorful native flowers. Then, we descend to the beach of Sarmiento Chico Lake, crossing rock formations of calcium carbonate. Finally, we ascend to panoramic views of Sarmiento Lake. We return by van.
We travel by van to the eastern sector of the park, where we hike, exploring the wildlife. During the walk, we visit a cave with paintings that are over 4,000 years old. We can observe the geese, ducks and swans in the lagoons that are on the way. The terrain has various ascents and descents without steep slopes. Return by van.
We travel by van to Grey Lake. From there, we walk along a path along the Pingo River through a forest of native trees. During this exploration, we can enjoy different views of the Paine massif and bird watching. The return is by the same path.
From a steppe area, we walk to a small hill overlooking the Torres del Paine. We then cross native forests, observing the rich wild life of the park. At the end of our excursion, we make a descent through open terrain, allowing us to feel the Patagonian wind. We return to the hotel by van.
We travel by van to the mouth of the Paine River, where we begin a steep and rocky ascent of the sierra, a place off the beaten track. The vegetation is low, allowing incredible views of Toro Lake, Paine River, the Pampa Serrano and the mountains of the area. We return by van.
We cross the Pehoé Lake by catamaran to the Paine Grande refuge to cross one of the stretches of the W. Around the midpoint of the hike, we can see the Grey Glacier and the Southern Ice Fields. We continue walking to the beach of Grey Lake where we board a boat that brings us to the glacier and then leaves us on the other side of the lake. We walk along the beach and through a forest to the van.
*Subject to availability. Our exploration Glaciar Grey combines explora services with third-party services that have limited spaces.
We cross the Pehoé Lake by catamaran to the Paine Grande refuge where we start the trek. We enter the Francés Valley through a forest, cross the suspension bridge over the Francés River and continue to the Italian Camp. From there, we see the glacier and the granite peaks that frame the area. We return by the same trail.
We travel by van to the Cerro Paine estancia, where we begin our trek. We walk along Nordenskjöld Lake until we reach the uphill path of the Bader Valley with views of the horns, the Pehoé, Sarmiento and Nordenskjöld lakes and the Almirante Nieto glacier.
We travel by van to the Grey Lake where we begin a demanding ascent during which we get views of the Lake and the huge ice mass of the South Ice Fields. We cross a forest and continue to the top with panoramic views of the Grey and Pehoé lakes. We descend and return by van.
We walk towards the Paine River until we reach the cliffs that give name to this exploration. As we gain altitude, we have panoramic views from different perspectives. We see the Paine River, Pehoé Lake and at the top, we can contemplate the Paine mountain range and the surrounding valleys.
We travel by van to the Grey Lake refuge where we start walking along the Pingo River. We cross the Salmon River to reach forests through which the Paine Grande can be seen. We return on the same road to the refuge to get on the van and return to explora.
We travel on our catamaran to the Francés Valley where we start our trek to the Plateau. We arrive at the Italian Camp and then to an overlook from where we have privileged views of the towers and the Francés Glacier. This hike follows a rocky path through the moraine of the glacier.
We cross Pehoé Lake on a catamaran to the Paine Grande refuge where we begin our trek to the Grey refuge. From there, we walk towards the viewpoint at Guardas camp with panoramic views of the glacier. We return to the refuge. There we board a boat that will take us to the glacier and then leave us on the other side of Grey Lake. We walk back to the van.
*Subject to availability. Our exploration Guardas combines explora services with third-party services that have limited spaces.
This exploration goes through one of the most iconic sectors of the W. We travel by van to the Cerro Paine ranch where we begin our ascent to the base of the Torres del Paine. At the top, we can appreciate the magnitude of the granite towers and the lagoon at our feet. We return by the same road.
We depart from the stables and ride across rivers, forests and pampas as we ascend towards the viewpoint of the Negra Lagoon. On the way we pass by several lagoons, ideal for spotting different species of birds such as southern lapwings or Magellanic geese.
We depart from the stables riding through the Pampa Serrano, crossing streams and rivers with the Paine massif behind us. We ride along the banks of the Serrano River and the Toro Lake, which we cross at different points. We return by way of the Pampa with clear views to the massif.
We leave from the stables and ride through an area of small hills, gaining altitude to reach the Linda Lagoon with views of the Paine massif. During this ride, we make different ascents and descents, during which we can see forests of beech and birds such as fochas and southern lapwings.
We leave from the stables towards a plain with abundant flora and fauna. Then we ascend a hill, gaining altitude until we reach the Buena Vista viewpoint, from where we see the mouth of the Paine River and the massif in the background. We return to the stables by a steep path.
We ride from our quincho to an extensive forest of beech trees. Leaving the forest, we have panoramic views of the Las Chinas River and the waterfall located in the river gorge. We continue riding on a more open road until we arrive back at the quincho.
We start riding from the explora stables towards the Grey River on mostly flat and open terrains. We arrive at the river bank and continue riding along its channel. Finally, we return to the stables along the same road.
We depart from the explora stables riding through the Serrano pampas until we reach a path that leads to Grey Lake. The ride has some elevation changes and depending on the level of experience of the riders, we can gallop across the pampa.
We set off from the quincho and cross the Las Chinas River on horseback, riding towards the Mercado estancia valley. On the way, we can gallop and trot through extensions of Patagonian steppe. On our way back to the quincho, we cross the river again. * Not recommended for travelers with fear of heights.
We depart from the stables riding on a plain along the Serrano River. Then, we cross some paths to a viewpoint from where we see a village on the outskirts of the park and the immensity of the plain that surrounds us. On the way back, we cross a small Antarctic forest.
We depart from the quincho in the direction of the bank of the Seca Lagoon, along a steep slope. Then, we arrive at a viewpoint from where we see the 2 de Enero Estancia, where the gauchos will receive us to drink hot mate. We return through irregular terrain and forests to the quincho.
We ride from the quincho to the Las Chinas River, which we cross to begin a climb towards the foot of the Jara mountain range. We go along the mountain range until we reach Santa Gemita, where we have views of the Azul Lagoon and the Torres del Paine. Finally, we descend to return.
We depart from the stables riding through the Serrano pampas, cross the Grey bridge and ride along the river bank. From there, we ascend a hill with dense vegetation. We pass through wetlands until we reach the Donosito viewpoint with views of the Serrano and Gray rivers, the plain and the Paine massif.
We depart from the stables riding through the Pampa Serrano. We cross the Grey River and climb a hill crossing streams, lagoons, plains and wetlands to the Donosito overlook with views of rivers, the Pampas and the Paine massif. We ascend up a narrow and pronounced path between trees to the Choros Lagoon. After lunch in the forest, we return to the stables.
We depart from the stables, galloping through plains and rocky terrain until we reach the banks of the Grey River. We continue towards a hill, up a steep slope to the Témpanos viewpoint, from where we can see Grey Lake, its ice fields and the glacier in the distance.
We travel through the eastern sector of the park combining stretches in van with short walks. This sector is mainly characterized by the presence of animals such as guanacos, pumas and flamencos, as well as its extensive pampas, typical of the Patagonian steppe. First we visit the Nordenskjöld Lake viewpoint and the Paine Grande waterfall, then we travel by van to the Los Cisnes Lagoon and finally to the Amarga Lagoon.
We travel by van to a steep path facing the Paine River. We begin our trek towards the mountain range passing through an old forest. We continue ascending to an overlook with unparalleled views of the Paine massif and the lakes that surround it. Then, we begin the descent towards the van.
Ideal for lovers of flora and fauna, this exploration takes place outside the park, in the surroundings of a lagoon inhabited by different bird species. We hike while contemplating the varied vegetation and the behavior and sound of the birds. Between September and April, sightings increase due to the favorable conditions offered by spring and summer.
This exploration is one of the stretches of the W. We cross Pehoé Lake by catamaran to the Paine Grande refuge where we start our trek to the heart of the Francés Valley. We arrive at the Britanico viewpoint while trekking through lenga forests and approaching the Paine Horns.
We travel by van to the base of the Tenerife Hill. We begin our ascent through a forest of ñirres, lengas and coigües, continue among humid scrub vegetation and finally through a high desert area. This is a remarkable exploration for the panoramic views it offers: to the Campos de Hielo Sur and the Chacabuco mountain range, among others.
This exploration offers the possibility of living some typical experiences of the Patagonia, such as riding animals or watching how the gauchos shear the sheep, among other activities that take place in the estancias. *Available only select months of the year according to the activity of the estancieros. Coordinated at the destination.
We leave from the quincho towards a forest that covers several hills. Leaving the forest, we have views of the Las Chinas River. We continue riding to the La Estrella estancia by an old road to Argentina. Then we return by a more open road until we reach the quincho.
We travel by van to an area rich in wildlife and birds. We begin the walk bordering a lagoon with reed islets, where a natural habitat for different types of birds has been formed. We will continue walking with views of the Toro Lake and the hills of Castillo and Tenerife. We recommend this exploration to travelers interested in bird watching.
This walk amongst orchids and ñirres offers incredible views of Pehoé Lake, the Paine mountain range and the Paine River in the distance. Exit the main road following the shore of Pehoé Lake and ascend to the triangular rock marked on the map.
We skirt the Larga Lagoon, walking among stromatolite rock formations, whose singular appearance contrasts with the colors of the lagoon and the overall landscape. We continue walking with views of the Paine Horns to a viewpoint overlooking Nordenskjöld Lake. We return to the hotel by van.
We start by hiking around the Laguna Azul where guanacos and different species of birds commonly meander. Then we ascend by a path through which we arrive at an overlook with views of the Paine massif. Descending, a van waits for us to return to the hotel.
Exit through the main door and walk to the spa by the walkway. Continue on a dirt road to a path by which you will ascend a couple of minutes and turn right following stakes with orange marks between small hills. Descend to the Paine River and continue along the riverbank to the spa. Return by the catwalk.
This tour of the catwalks of the hotel is an invitation to contemplate the landscapes that surround us. We suggest walking towards the pier with views of the Paine massif, continuing towards the arrival road to the hotel and then connecting with the footbridges towards the Paine River, where the spa is. Continue towards the viewpoint of the Salto Chico waterfall and from there to the entrance.