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 ($2,744 per Person), Including:
  • 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 Regufios in Torres del Paine National Park, and One Night at Hostal Amerindia in Puerto Natales
  • Ten Breakfasts, Seven Lunches, and Eight Dinners (Welcome Dinner at Chiminea in Santiago and Farewell Banquet at Aldea Restaurant in Puerto Natales)
  • Bicycle Tour of Santiago
  • Six Days of Guided Trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Catamaran Ride Across Grey Lake
  • 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)

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. "Yes, these are the famous Patagonian mountains that you see on posters and book covers all over the world," says Lonely Planet.

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

The Itinerary
day 1: 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: The day begins with a guided bike tour of the city, taking you through one of Santiago's bustling markets. As the sun sets on the picturesque city, join your expedition group for a traditional family-style dinner at La Chiminea Restaurant. You'll have the chance to sip the national drink of Chile, Pisco, a brandy liquor with a tart taste.
Overnight at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 3: In the morning, hop aboard a quick flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. After touching down, a private 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: 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: 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 Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto.
Overnight at a refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

day 6: 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: 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: 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: 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 private 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 Hostal Amerindia. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

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

day 11: Return to the Santiago airport to fly back to the US (flight not included), where you can rest your tired muscles while recounting your unforgettable Patagonian adventure.
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
• January 24 through February 3, 2014
• March 7 through 17, 2014
• March 28 through April 7, 2014
• November 7 through 17, 2014
• November 21 through December 1, 2014
• December 12 through 22, 2014

  • "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."

    -- Lonely Planet
  • "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!"

    -- LivingSocial Member

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; January 24 departures must be confirmed by January 10 and all other departures must be made by January 15, 2014
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher is valid for one person only
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name as it is listed on their passport
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300
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  • Includes Domestic Flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas for One, Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast in Santiago, Six Nights in Regufios in Torres del Paine National Park, and One Night at Hostal Amerindia in Puerto Natales, Ten Breakfasts, Seven Lunches, and Eight Dinners (Welcome Dinner at Chiminea in Santiago and Farewell Banquet at Aldea Restaurant in Puerto Natales), Bicycle Tour of Santiago, Six Days of Guided Trekking in Torres Del Paine National Park, Catamaran Ride Across Grey Lake, English-Speaking Guides Throughout, Domestic Airline Taxes, Domestic Airline Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, Entrance Fees, Trekking Permits, and Medical and Evacuation Insurance
  • Does not include international airfare, gratuities, meals, snacks or drinks not specified in the itinerary, other personal expenses, passport and visa fees (visa obtained upon arrival for US and Canadian passport holders)
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are non-refundable
  • 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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