5 Day Tours For Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - Updated 2022


Chile is a country known for its capital Santiago, top-ranking vineyards, scenic hiking trails, and the beige-colored Atacama Desert. The greatest natural attraction of this country is Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Patagonia, this national park was established in 1959 and covers 1814 square kilometers (700 square miles). Torres del Paine National Park attracts hikers and campers who visit it to marvel at its scenic beauty comprising of towering horn-shaped peaks, turquoise lakes, rivers, glaciers, icebergs, granite towers, valleys, and rich flora and fauna. While here, take a day to explore this spectacular natural beauty. Read this article to see our list of day tours for Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

1. Explore the ancient Mylodon Cave Natural Monument (from USD 350.0)

The park’s spectacular landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and the cave are some of this tour’s highlights. It is inclusive of round-trip transportation from Puerto Natales, lunch, and a guide. Admire the rugged Andean landscape as you travel for three hours to the park. Explore the park and see its lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and the iconic horns of Cordillera del Paine. Learn about the city’s history at the ancient Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. You will also spot wildlife such as guanaco, Andean deer, and rheas. Have your lunch and start the trip back. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Private Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave Tour

Duration: 10 hours

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2. Go on a cruise offering close-up views of Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers (from USD 155.0)

Take approximately seven hours to go on a cruise through Ultima Esperanza Gulf. Admire the spectacular views of the beautiful mountains, birds, and waterfalls along the way. Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers are seen better while on the water than on land. Start with exploring Balmaceda Glacier, then walk through lush forests to Serrano Glacier. Get back on the boat and head to Estancia Perales where you will have a traditional regional lunch at a local estancia at your own cost. Have fun exploring this park in a unique and unforgettable way.

Puerto Natales: Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier navigation

Duration: 7 hours

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3. Join a small-group hiking tour to the base of Paine Towers (from USD 160.0)

Go on this moderately difficult 19-kilometer (12-mile) hike to the bottom of Paine Towers which is the centerpiece of this park. This tour is limited to a maximum of six people only. Admire the scenic views as you hike through Ascencio Valley and the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto. Take a rest and snack break at El Chileno Refugio and continue past beech woodlands and up a moraine. At the lookout point, be awed by the stunning views of the three Paine Towers surrounding a lake. This tour includes an experienced guide, boxed lunch, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Natales hotels.

Torres del Paine National Park Hiking Tour to Paine Towers

Duration: 11 hours

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4. Discover the beauty of Torres del Paine National Park on a full-day tour (from USD 108.0)

Embark on this excursion of the crown jewel of Patagonia with a maximum of 15 people. Start with exploring Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, the sight of the discovery of prehistoric fossils and bones. Make a stop at a café in Cerro Castillo for you to grab a bite. Once at the park, you have the option of crossing it on foot or in a car. See its highlights, such as the iconic granite towers, colored lakes, snow-capped mountains, and local flora and fauna. The ride back will be through the same route past ranches, steppe ecoregion, and deciduous forests, or an alternative route past gorgeous lakes.

Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park Tour, Pickup

Duration: 10 hours

5. Capture amazing photos of Torres del Paine National Park (from USD 231.0)

For approximately 14 hours, this day trip will take you through the park’s landmarks and highlights. Start this tour with a pickup from El Calafate hotels and ride for three-and-a-half hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to the park. You then have the option of exploring it while on a bus or a 4x4 vehicle. See Sarmiento Lake, Laguna Amarga, Paine River waterfalls known as Salto Grande, Cuernos del Paine, Nordenskjöld Lake, and Pehoé Lake. Surrounded by magnificent mountain views, devour your packed lunch before heading back. The amazing photos you take will be the envy of all your friends.

Torres del Paine Day Trip from El Calafate

Duration: 14 hours

Be captivated by breathtaking scenery

When you think of a picture-perfect location, think Torres del Paine National Park. With its horn-shaped peaks, snow-capped mountains, turquoise-hued lakes, and beautiful glaciers, this national park easily wins as one of the most scenic places in Chile. Marvel at its unparalleled beauty while on these day tours for Torres del Paine National Park.

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