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From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

4.4 / 5

62 reviews

From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

From £237.47 per person

Discover the breathtaking landscapes of the amazing Torres del Paine on this full day guided tour from El Calafate. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful national parks, home to glaciers, turquoise lakes, stunning waterfalls and fascinating nature.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 14 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup in hotels centrally located in El Calafate, between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. Pick up from residential or other types of lodgings is not included. Send an email to tour operator in case your lodging is not a hotel in central El Calafate.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire panoramic and breathtaking views of Torres del Paine
  • Enjoy a short trek to explore this exceptional National Park
  • Experience the strength of nature at Río Paine Falls
Full description
The day begins with pickup from your hotel in El Calafate, then travels to the border crossing at Cancha Carrera to enter Chile. After you’ve passed through customs, travel the last 80 km towards the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park. Once inside the park, set out exploring a selection of different trekking trails, accompanied by your local expert guides. Throughout the day, learn about the park’s diverse flora and fauna as you wander through this unique landscape. Some of the highlights on this tour through the Chilean lands, include Lago Sarmiento de Gamboa, Rio Paine Falls, Almirante Nieto Mountains, and Amarga Lagoon. Midway through the day there’s also time to enjoy a picnic lunch to recharge for the rest of the adventure.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in centrally located hotels in El Calafate
  • Bilingual guide Spanish/English
  • Insurance
  • Lunch box
  • National Park entrance fee (Approximately USD 40; we suggest to bring this in cash)
  • Pick up in residential or other types of lodgings
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Due to CoVid-19 measures, the border between Argentina and Chile is currently closed to tourist traffic
  • It is mandatory to provide full name, ID or passport, and nationality
  • Each passenger will be responsible for possessing the necessary documentation to cross the border with Chile
  • Start time will be confirmed the day before the tour; an email will be sent to you with the confirmation.
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We had a clear day so we saw a lot of beautiful views. Just be prepared to spend the entire day on a bus. The road is VERY bumpy at times and we were very happy to get off when the trip was over. Also, the lunch provided is a meat sandwich and meat empanada with some sweets and a water. There were multiple vegetarians pretty disappointed so make sure you reach out and contact the company directly, not your booking agency, about any food requirements before the trip. The guides on the bus spoke very little English, but once we passed the border into Chile our park guide was very fluent in both English and Spanish. Also make sure to bring enough local currency to pay the park entrance fee. It is about 5,000 Argentinian pasos for two people or 25,000 Chilean pasos per person. In the end we are happy we went.

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5 February 2020

Although the content itself may hold the point, the drawback is that the road from El Calafate to the national park is bad. People who are vulnerable to vehicles need to be careful because it is not an average bad road. Lunch was not included, so I brought my own food for lunch, but when I came to Chile I was banned from bringing fruits and salami, so I had to discard it. However, lunch boxes were actually distributed, so there was no problem with lunch.

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23 January 2020

The tour is GREAT perfect organization, they give you a lunch box full for the whole day, the guide named Nicolas (Patagonia Dreams) knows a lot of geology so he explain everything very good and he and the driver have the perfect energy and attitude, you have to do the walk even if the weather is the worst, trust me you won’t regret, recommendation have $40 with you to pay the entrance to the park and don’t forget the passport

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11 January 2020

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