Epic Patagonia Trek in Torres del Paine

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Escape Kit

  • An 11-Day Trip to Santiago and Torres del Paine National Park Without Flights ($2,744 per Person), or With Round-Trip International Flights Between Los Angeles or Miami and Santiago ($3,785 per Person); Both Options Include:
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation per Itinerary from Airports to Hotels and Sightseeing Destinations
  • Domestic Flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast in Santiago, Six Nights in Refugios in Torres del Paine National Park, and One Night at Hostel Amerindia in Puerto Natales
  • Ten Breakfasts, Seven Lunches, and Seven Dinners (Including Farewell Banquet at Aldea Restaurant in Puerto Natales)
  • Wine Tasting in Maipo Valley; Six Days of Guided Trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park; Catamaran Ride Across Grey Lake; and English-Speaking Guides Throughout
  • Domestic Airline Taxes, Domestic Airline Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, Entrance Fees, Trekking Permits, and Medical and Evacuation Insurance Included
  • 10% of Trip Cost Goes to OneSeed Microfinance Fund for Investment in Local Entrepreneurs
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation

Redefine "epic" with a Patagonian adventure packed with unique treks and astonishing views.

The Destination
Founded in 1541, the Chilean capital of Santiago is home to more than six million. Here, the Chilean National History Museum and the famed Presidential Palace are juxtaposed with a booming restaurant scene and trendy shopping centers. Santiago wows with neoclassical architecture, including the tallest building in Latin America, and the rapidly moving Mapocho River—all set against a backdrop of jagged Andean mountains.

More than 1,500 miles south of Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park has become one of the most visited parks in Chile, no doubt for its astonishing mountains, icy lakes, and immense glaciers. It spans the granite spires of the Torres del Paine peaks—partly frozen over by the massive Grey Glacier—as well as the verdant steppe below. You may have seen these rugged peaks in countless photographs, but you'll never shake the impression left by the real deal.

See two versions of Chile on this 11-day trip (featuring six days of trekking) to Santiago and Torres del Paine National Park from OneSeed Expeditions.

The Itinerary
Day 1: Santiago
A OneSeed staff member will greet you at Santiago's international airport, transporting you to your hotel just a stone's throw from La Moneda, Chile's Presidential Palace. The remainder of the day is free to explore the country's capital city.
Overnight at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: Wine Tasting
Visit the Maipo Valley, known for its wine. After a brief hike around the area, tour a family-owned, organic vineyard, learn about the wine-making process, try your hand at making your own blend, and, of course, taste away.
Overnight at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 3: Hosteria Las Torres
In the morning, hop aboard a 3.5-hour flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. After touching down, a van will take you directly to Torres del Paine National Park, straddling the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian Steppe. Along the way, you'll take in the stark ocean views and golden plains before arriving at Puerto Natales and the park itself. Your group will spend the night just inside the park gates.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 4: Start Your Trek
Your adventure truly begins today with eight hours of trekking. Ascend through a rocky terrain cut by glacial rivers clean enough to drink from. After a two-hour ascent, your group will arrive at a refugio surrounded on all three sides by rushing waters. You'll drop off any excess gear, then continue climbing through the lush lenga forest until you reach the base of the Torres del Paine ("Towers of Paine" in English). Another shorter climb will put you within meters of the Three Sisters—an iconic grouping of three granite monoliths—and the emerald lake that sits at its base.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 5: Refugio Los Cuernos
After a demanding first day, you'll make your descent to Refugio Los Cuernos. You'll spend a majority of this part of the six- to seven-hour trek following a trail nestled between the turquoise-hued Lake Nordenskjöld and Mount Almirante Nieto.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 6: Refugio Paine Grande
Embark on a challenging day of trekking, requiring upward of nine hours on the trail. The climb through old-growth forest will eventually lead you to the park's most impressive mirador ("viewpoint" in English). From the French Valley mirador, you'll have a perfect view of the park's horned peaks, including Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara, among many others. For those who prefer a less physically taxing day, opt for a shorter alternate route that gives you a lower vantage point, but only requires six or seven hours on the trail.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 7: Refugio Grey
Perhaps the most challenging day, your group will head toward Grey Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. You'll spend approximately nine hours trekking, with Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake coming into view as you near the glacier.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 8: Grey Glacier
You'll make your way along the Grey Glacier to the Campamento Paso during your final day on the trail. The eight- to ten-hour trek is long, but the glacier and mountain vistas are among the best on the planet.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 9: Puerto Natales
After completing your expedition, spend a half-day in the park on your way back to civilization. A short three-hour walk brings you to Pehoé Lake, where a catamaran awaits to take you to Pehoé and Torres del Paine's exit road. At the exit, a van will pick you up for the scenic drive back to Punta Arenas. Check into your hostel in the heart of this colonial town, then gather with your fellow trekkers to share a farewell dinner at Aldea Restaurant.
Overnight at Hostel Amerindia. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 10: Santiago
Fly from Punta Arenas back to Santiago for one last evening in the city.
Overnight at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast. Breakfast provided.

Day 11: Depart Santiago
Return to the Santiago airport to fly back to the US, where you can rest your tired muscles while recounting your unforgettable Patagonian adventure.
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
Land-only expedition start dates:
11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/28, 1/11, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/29 ($2,744)

Miami (MIA) or Los Angeles (LAX) departure dates:
11/26, 12/3, 12/27, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28 ($3,785)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

The Details
• Book your travel by May 21; if you buy a land-only option, don't forget to book your own flights
• Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300
• Incidental charges, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the properties are not included
• 10% of trip cost goes to OneSeed's microfinance fund for investment in local entrepreneurs

About OneSeed Expeditions
"Travel can accomplish real and meaningful good." That's the motto at OneSeed Expeditions, founded by a group of former teachers, researchers, and guides. More than just a tour provider, this four-year-old social enterprise seeks to improve the lives of locals in each of five destinations in which tours are offered. By exploring the world with OneSeed, which invests 10 percent of total revenue in local entrepreneurs, you're helping this mission come to fruition. And because OneSeed Expeditions puts a premium on environmental, economic, and social sustainability, you can rest easy knowing your personal travels are doing a world of good.

  • Soaring almost vertically more than 2000m above the Patagonian steppe, the granite pillars of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) dominate the landscape of what may be South America's finest national park.

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  • My relationship with OneSeed has just begun. They have been most responsive to my several emails as I work on early plans in advance of my scheduled expedition. So far, they're fantastic. I can't wait for the trek to begin!

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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name as it is listed on their passport
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by May 21, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip ground transportation per itinerary from airports to hotels and sightseeing destinations, domestic flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, double-occupancy accommodations for 3 nights at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast in Santiago, 6 nights in Refugios in Torres del Paine National Park, and 1 night at Hostal Amerindia in Puerto Natales; 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners (including farewell banquet at Aldea Restaurant in Puerto Natales), wine tasting in Maipo Valley; 6 days of guided trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park; catamaran ride across Grey Lake; and english-speaking guides throughout; domestic airline taxes, domestic airline fuel surcharges, hotel fees, entrance fees, trekking permits, and medical and evacuation insurance
  • Voucher does not include international airfare, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges (land only packages); passport/visa fees; gratuities; personal or baggage insurance; meals or drinks not specified by itinerary; any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300
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  • All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Passport required; visa obtained upon arrival for U.S. and Canadian passport holders
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  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • 10% of trip cost goes to OneSeed Microfinance Fund for investment in local entrepreneurs
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