Tour code: 3851D_TDP
Discover Chilean Patagonia with a full-day tour from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park. Cross the border with the assistance of your expert guide, and take in the park’s magnificent scenery of alpine lakes, rugged peaks and jaw-dropping glaciers. See the spectacular Grey Glacier and Grey Lake, and hike to the Salto Grande waterfall. Round-trip transport from your El Calafate hotel and lunch are included.

Highlights

  • Full day trip to the Torres del Praine National Park from El Calafate
  • Explore the powerful waterfall at Salto Grande
  • Scenic drive through picturesque Patagonian scenery
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most El Calafate hotels

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What You Can Expect

Full Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park

Full Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park

Experience another side of Patagonia with a guided full-day tour of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. If you’re short on time, this tour allows you to witness the breathtaking scenery of the park in a single day.

Your multinational adventure begins with morning pickup at your El Calafate hotel. Learn about the area’s geography along the scenic drive to the park in a four-wheel coach equipped to handle area’s rugged terrain. Pass by the beautiful Amarga Lagoon and Lake Sarmiento, and stop at several vista points for a dramatic view of the ‘horns’ of the Cordillera Paine mountain range and other breathtaking sights.

After an approximately 3.5-hour drive, cross through customs with the assistance of your guide to enter Chile, and continue on to the spectacular national park. Enjoy a boxed lunch including a sandwich, fruit, salad and a beverage along the way.
Inside the park, see highlights like Lake Pehoe, Paine River and the magnificent Grey Glacier towering over Grey Lake. Embark on a short hike to witness the churning cascade of the Salto Grande waterfall and take in views of the park’s other natural attractions.

Spend approximately 3 to 4 hours exploring the park’s ancient geologic wonders, and then reboard the coach for the 4-hour return drive to El Calafate, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Brilliant

trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

outstanding - what a ride

RIVKA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

good

Tamara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Driver and guide were excellent--very helpful and friendly. Torres del Paine was unbelievably beautiful, even though it was a long tour I definitely plan on doing it again. Wear layers and watch out for that wind!

Fanny C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing scenery along the way and in the park. Our guide shows so much of passion and respect for the nature. Awesome experience and totally enjoyed.

Katherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was better than I could have expected. The guides were excellent! The views were beyond amazing! I would recommend this trip to every one of my friends.

The only minor complaint that I have is that Viator listed it necessary to bring lunch, when in fact the tour provided us with lunch. My friends and I bought fruit and other snacks to take as our lunch, and the fruit was confiscated at the Chilean border.

Mayank P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We spent a good deal of time at the park. The vistas are amazing. We had a great tour guide.

Garrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was one of the prettiest places I've ever visited. The bus ride took us along old Ruta 40 to the Chilean border. Glad we had the 4x4 bus. Border crossing was easy. The tour took us to several scenic locations and we had time to wander around and take photos. Towards the end of the tour, we got to hike out to a glacial lake. While at the lake, our guide gave us a nice demonstration as to how the horns were created by the magma bubble and glacial erosion. Just a beautiful day!

Viktoriya Gr Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Stephen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Well, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth, so if you have a chance to go, even if only for s day, please go. This tour started with an on-time pickup and transfer to a 4-wheel drive, off-road Mercedes Benz bus. The bus holds about 30 people, so the tour group is somewhat smaller than most. The seats are slightly smaller than regular buses, but we didn't really notice the difference much. The tour guide, from the outset, was very friendly, informative, and helpful. Bag lunches were provided for the tour. Travel time from El Calafate to the border was about 3 hours. We spent 1 1/2 hours at the border (mostly on the Argentinian side), which was apparently figured into the tour schedule, so I suppose it is normal. Once in the park, I believe we saw about as much as possible in the 3-4 hours we were there. The return leg was better as neither the Chilean nor the Argentinian border checks were crowded.
Of course, spending 6 hours in a bus getting to and returning from the park is a large demerit, but this isn't the tour operator's fault. If you wish to see the park, traveling from El Calafate, in one day, then I highly recommend this tour. Spending several days in the park is even better, and I understand the tour operator can usually accommodate this, too. All in all, we were very glad we went, and we are planning our next trip back to the park to stay for a week or so.

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