torres del paine
WITH

AWASI
PATAGONIA
RELAIS & CHATEAUX

Our guides are professionally trained in archaeology, history, flora, fauna and first aid, so you can enjoy trip of a lifetime in a safe, in-depth and pleasant way.
We have guides who speak English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese, available on request.

All our vehicles are equipped with GPS and communication systems.

4D/3N from USD $3.600

PER pax base DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION IN LOW SEASON

Our rates includes

  • PRIVATE EXCURSIONS - A 4x4 vehicle and a private guide assigned to design the excursions according to your tastes and preferences. You can choose between full day excursions with lunch included (between 4 and 7 hours approx.) Or two half-day excursions (between 2 and 5 hours approx.), Returning to lunch at Awasi between the two excursions.
  • TRANSFERS - Private vehicles from and to Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo. Consult for prices of transfers to and from Punta Arenas and El Calafate.
  • LODGING - Excellence in accommodation in exclusive private villas.
  • MEALS - A culinary experience in our Relais & Chateaux Restaurant directed by chef Mariano Salaberry, highlighting the best local ingredients.
  • DRINKS - With and without alcohol, including a wide selection of Chilean wines. Open bar included.

Lodging in Awasi Patagonia Hotel

Awasi Patagonia is located in a private reserve with impressive views of the Torres del Paine Mountain Range and Lake Sarmiento.

 

A thick native forest of lenga and ñirre trees protects the chosen location from the strong Patagonian winds.

 

The native fauna remains intact, and herds of guanacos, ñandus, foxes, condors and pumas can be spotted from the lodge and villas.

Awasi Patagonia’s strategic location allows you to enjoy Torres del Paine National Park from the intimacy of a private reserve, away from the crowds and traffic found in high season.

Experiences Menu

They may also arrange different tours with their private guides within and outside the National Park – with means of getting around including horseback riding, hiking, cycling, or travelling by 4WD. You may choose between full-day excursions with lunch included (from 4 to 6 hrs.); or two half-day excursions (each one between 2 and 5 hrs.) returning to have lunch at Awasi after the first excursion and heading out again in the afternoon.

Half Day Excursions

Grey Península

ZONE
ON THE MAP: A1
DIFFICULTY: LOW
TRAVEL TIME: 2:00 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS
HOW: HIKE

 

Enjoy the song of local birds as you stroll through this enchanted forest of Lenga trees down to the Grey beach. As you approach
you will be awed by the majestic icebergs that have floated down from the nearby Grey glacier, swept along by the strong winds
that are characteristic of the area. You can walk until you’re facing the peninsula and appreciate the view of the glacier.

Pingo River

ON THE MAP: A2
DIFFICULTY: LOW
TRAVEL TIME: 2:00 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS
HOW: HIKE
In one of the oldest forests of the park, you can enjoy the abundance of flora this sector has to offer as you stroll along the Pingo
River. Circled by ancient moraines sculpted by powerful glaciers, you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery. With more than
1,000 mm of precipitation each year, this is one of the rainiest sectors of the park. It is also the ideal habitat for the Huemul
(Andean Deer), one of the emblematic animals of our country.

Mirador Ferrier

ON THE MAP: A3

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 2:00 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 3:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

 

Ferrier Overlook: Looking for a reward for your efforts? This is the perfect option to marvel at many of the wonders the park

has to offer. Thanks to the panoramic view from this spot, you can appreciate the endless lakes, fast-flowing rivers and a large

part of the imposing Paine massif.

Paine River

ON THE MAP: B1

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

TRAVEL TIME: 1:40 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

 

Walk along the gentle hills situated at the mouth of the Paine River, from where you can watch its waters, dragging a considerable

amount of glacial sediment, flow into the blue expanse of Lake Toro, the largest in the area. You will also be able to appreciate

some of the constructions of the old “Estancia Río Paine”, which had its hub and center of operations in this area.

Windy Peaks

ON THE MAP: B3
DIFFICULTY: HIGH
TRAVEL TIME: 1:30 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 3:00 HRS
HOW: HIKE
A hike up the steep slope to the top of this mountain chain will be amply rewarded by the panoramic view you will have of a large
part of the National Park. Weather permitting, you will be able to see most of the high peaks, notable among which are Cerro
Balmaceda, Paine Grande, Los Cuernos and Almirante Nieto. We’ll head due south walking along the different peaks and then
descend at Quebrada de la Feria, an old path used by the cattle ranchers long ago.

Mirador Cumbre

ON THE MAP: B4
DIFFICULTY: HIGH
TRAVEL TIME: 1:30 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 2:00 HRS
HOW: HIKE
Peak Overlook: Centrally located just east of Lake Pehoé, this short but steep hike rewards you with a spectacular 360-degree
view of the park: to the northwest the awe-inspiring Southern Ice Field; to the north the Paine Massif and the famous Horns, with
Lake Nordenskjöld at their feet; to the east Sierra Baguales, and to the south Sierra del Toro. High winds are a common feature
on this path with its beautiful surroundings, but the presence of Condors is always a magical gift that makes this small effort
worthwhile.

Mirador Cuernos

ON THE MAP: B6

DIFFICULTY: LOW

TRAVEL TIME: 1:20 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Horns Overlook: Pure water is always captivating to watch, and even more so when it comes crashing down in large falls. The

turquoise of the lake contrasts with the glacial white of the mountains and the changing hues of the famous Cuernos del Paine.

Sarmiento Lake

ON THE MAP: B7
DIFFICULTY: LOW
TRAVEL TIME: 1:10 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS
HOW: HIKE
Torres del Paine is not only about mountains and majestic wildlife, this natural paradise also embodies the origin of life on earth.
Science combines with nature along the white shores of the lake that is made up of millenary calcium carbonate thrombolites.

Nomad Path

ON THE MAP: B8

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

TRAVEL TIME: 0:55 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Take yourself back to indomitable Patagonia, walking along the vast steppe that was once traversed by the Tehuelches, a nomadic

indigenous people who left pictographs behind in a small cave that we will reach after a peaceful walk amid guanacos and

ñandús.

Guanaco Hill

ON THE MAP: C1

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

TRAVEL TIME: 0:50 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 1:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Because of the variety of fauna and the attractive views it presents, this excursion is considered an interesting alternative to visit

the eastern sector of the national park. Not only will you enjoy observing guanacos and ñandús, but also admire the view of the

three Torres del Paine “towers” and the sweeping pampas that surround the area.

Laguna Azul

ON THE MAP: C2

DIFFICULTY: LOW

TRAVEL TIME: 1:00 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 2:00 HRS

HOW: HIKE

An excellent place to view a variety of local bird species such as the Caiquén (Upland Goose), Pato Juarjual (Crested Duck) and

Tagua (Red-Gartered Coot), Laguna Azul is a birdwatchers’ paradise. In addition, sighting of guanacos and ñandús (rheas) is a

common feature along the way. You will be charmed by a stunning view of the Torres del Paine, as well as with the perfect blend

of Patagonian steppe and mixed forest.

Zamora Descent

ON THE MAP: C3

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 1:50 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 1:00 HRS

HOW: BICYCLE

Experience the thrill of cycling down through a Patagonian forest of lengas and ñirres with magnificent views of the Zamora River

and Las Chinas valleys. This route takes us to the estancias located on the border with Argentina and has very little vehicular

traffic. After descending 10 km, we reach Laguna Azul, where you will be able to appreciate the intense blue of its waters and,

weather permitting, the three Torres del Paine in the background.

The Outpost

ON THE MAP: D1

DIFFICULTY: LOW

TRAVEL TIME: 0:00 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 1:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Enjoy the peace of walking through a beautiful lenga forest to the sound of birds, and delight in the panoramic beauty of the

Patagonian steppe. You will be impressed with the vastness of the horizon, the clouds forming whimsical shapes, and along the

way you will see a typical Gaucho Outpost or “El Puesto”, where sheep farmers and cattle herders from the Estancia Tercera

Barranca lived and worked over a hundred years ago.

Sierra Contreras

ON THE MAP: D2
DIFFICULTY: HIGH
TRAVEL TIME: 0:00 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 4:00 HRS
HOW: HIKE
Climb the mountain and marvel at the immensity of the Patagonian landscape that you can see from the peak. Postcard beauty
in real time of the Cordillera Paine, Sierra Baguales, Las Chinas Valley and Lake Sarmiento, among other geographic attractions.
You may have the Patagonian wind keeping you company and experience its strength, as well as sightings of regal condors and
eagles overseeing their domain.

Cleopatra Needles

ON THE MAP: D3

DIFFICULTY: LOW

TRAVEL TIME: 0:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 3:00 HRS

HOW: BICYCLE

HORSEBACK

Cleopatra´s Needles was the name that Lady Florence Dixie, the first tourist to visit the area, gave Torres del Paine. During this

excursion you will be able to cover part of the same ground traveled by that explorer in 1878 and will be able to appreciate and

feel part of the experiences of such a daring venture.

Stone Leaves

ON THE MAP: E2

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

TRAVEL TIME: 1:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 2:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

This trek involves visiting the fossilized remains of a forest, where you can observe and appreciate petrified leaves and tree

trunks going back more than 25 million years. An invitation to become a paleontologist for a day and recognize plants through

their leaves. All this in the midst of the mountainous landscape of Sierra Baguales in the “La Cumbre-Baguales Geological and

Paleontological Park”.

Fossil Trail

ON THE MAP: E3

DIFFICULTY: LOW

TRAVEL TIME: 1:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 1:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Inside the La Cumbre-Baguales Geological and Paleontological Park and along the banks of the Baguales River, more than 500

meters above sea level, you can observe the fossilized remains of marine fauna that existed 23 million years ago in the Atlantic

Ocean. This ravine is set in the midst of a natural landscape made up of mountains of basalt origin and the Baguales River, which

invites you to enjoy the peacefulness of its crystal-clear, tranquil waters.

Full Day Excursions

Lazo Weber

ON THE MAP: B2

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 1:30 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 4:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

This excursion begins just outside Estancia Lazo. From here you will enter the National Park passing by the southern shore of

Laguna Verde, with unique vistas of the Paine massif. After walking through ancient Lenga and Ñirre forests below the slopes of

Sierra del Toro, you will arrive at one of the most amazing viewpoints showcasing the unique beauty of the extreme southern part

of the National Park. This enchanting tour ends at Weber Bridge, where the Paine River flows into the Toro Lake.

Frenchman´s Valley

ON THE MAP: B5
DIFFICULTY: HIGH
TRAVEL TIME: 1:20 HRS
EXCURSION TIME: 7:00 HRS
HOW: HIKE
Valle del Francés or Frenchman’s Valley, is what many people consider the best section of the “W” circuit. You will climb steep
moraines and may witness roaring ice breaking off the Francés glacier. A little farther up, imposing peaks and immense granite
rock faces come into view while providing a 360-degree view of the heart of the Paine massif. This excursion is long, and requires
you to take a catamaran ride across Lake Pehoé that presents a lovely view of the massif.

Base Torres

ON THE MAP: B9

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 1:10 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 7:30 HRS

HOW: HIKE

This challenging trek is the most sought after in the National Park and for a very good reason, the prize being an up-close and

personal view of the “Torres”. You will feel that you are standing in the middle of the most famous postcard of the area, just at the

base of the towers next to a glacial carved lagoon and witness over 12 million years of geologic mastery in the granite that shaped

them. To reach this gem, you will have to negotiate several obstacles: a climb up 800m of irregular terrain, strong winds, changing

weather, and different ecosystems.

Las Chinas Falls

ON THE MAP: D4

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

TRAVEL TIME: 0:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 5:00 HRS

HOW: HORSEBACK

Salto Las Chinas: Tour along the northeast sector of the estancia that houses our private reserve and marvel at the beauty of the

scenery surrounding the area. If the weather permits, apart from admiring the Las Chinas Falls you can enjoy privileged views

such as, for example, Laguna Azul with the Torres del Paine in the background, or Lake Sarmiento with the extensive pampas

surrounding it, a truly unforgettable spectacle.

El Mercado Outpost

ON THE MAP: D5

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 0:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 6:00 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Discover the day-to-day life of the Patagonian gauchos in this remote and solitary region of the planet. You will ride along the

estancia in the company of one of the gauchos until you reach the “El Mercado” outpost, where the people of these solitary

confines live and work.

Florence Dixie

ON THE MAP: D6

DIFFICULTY: HIGH

TRAVEL TIME: 0:15 HRS

EXCURSION TIME: 7:00 HRS

HOW: HIKE

Get a sense of how, over a hundred years ago, Lady Florence Dixie and her entourage lived while traversing these Patagonian

lands, making them the first tourists to reach the surroundings of the National Park. You will follow part of their trail, taking you

by the slopes of Sierra Contreras to Laguna Azul, from where you will be able to observe the imposing Torres del Paine, baptized

“Cleopatra’s Needles” by the adventurous English explorer.

Fossil Trail

EN EL MAPA: E1

DIFICULTAD: HIGH

TIEMPO VIAJE: 1:15 HRS

DURACIÓN: 5:00 HRS

CÓMO: HIKE

Enter the La Cumbre–Baguales Geological and Paleontological Park and experience walking in a highland steppe landscape. Visit

places where you can observe and get to know about the flora and fauna that existed there over the last 40 million years. Plants,

mollusks, sharks’ teeth and tree trunks are part of these vestiges that appear fossilized amidst deep valleys and cliffs.

Guanacos will accompany you on this tour, where the surroundings are dominated by rocky formations of great beauty and

appeal.

Rodas Lagoon

 

EN EL MAPA: E4

DIFICULTAD: MEDIUM

TIEMPO VIAJE: 1:15 HRS

DURACIÓN: 4:00 HRS

CÓMO: HIKE

The Baguales River, inside the Cumbre–Baguales Geological and Paleontological Park, offers you the possibility of walking along

the river bank to reach a lagoon located at the foot of the mountain cliffs of the Cerro Santa Lucía called Laguna Rodas. There ,

you will be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of the Torreón and Cono mountains amid beautiful valleys and streams.

Fotosafari

ZONAS: E,B,C
DIFFICULTY: LOW
TRAVEL TIME: VARIABLE
HOW: 4×4
You will be amazed by the beautiful views that Torres del Paine can offer you even from the vehicle itself. We will visit the main
points of interest of the route that covers the National Park, from where you can enjoy both the local fauna and the imposing vistas
of the different geological formations.

Bird Watching

ZONAS
DIFFICULTY: LOW
TRAVEL TIME: VARIABLE
HOW: 4×4
If your interest is in the local fauna and birds, we will guide you to try and find magnificent specimens so that you can capture, with
your eyes or your camera, the species that this incredible Park has to offer.

Plan Your Trip

low season

oct2018 

mar 2019 – apr 2019

high season

nov 2018 – feb 2019

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