Discover the wonders of Torres del Paine and the Magellanic penguins

Trip description

A 6-day tour from Santiago to discover the breathtaking beauty of Torres del Paine National Park, nicknamed "The Eighth Wonder of the World", as well as the impressive colony of Magellanic penguins in the strait of the same name.

Torres del Paine is the jewel of Patagonia. A majestic site where the beauty of nature expresses itself in all its strength, both harsh and breathtaking. From the immense granite walls of the three Towers that give their name to the park to the imposing glacier of Lake Grey, passing by powerful waterfalls, lakes of multiple colors, a rich and varied fauna (guanacos, condors, rheas, pumas...), this national park at the end of the world is a must-see for nature and mountain lovers.

You will also be able to spend two nights at the southern entrance of the National Park, in the village of Rio Serrano, in the middle of the wild nature.

Then, on Magdalena Island, thousands of Magellanic penguins will welcome you. Curious by nature, they do not hesitate to approach humans and are therefore very easy to observe up close. Afterwards, you will visit the colony of sea lions at nearby Marta Island, before returning to Punta Arenas. And if you are lucky, you may be able to spot dolphins and whales during the trip through the Strait of Magellan.

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Chile Private Tours

6 days

From : €1,390*

Valentin Marion

Day 1: From Santiago to Puerto Natales

Day 2: Highlights of Torres del Paine

Day 3: Trekking to Las Torres

Day 4: Navigation to Glacier Grey - Return to Punta Arenas

Day 5: Meeting the penguins from the Strait of Magellan

Day 6: Return to Santiago

Day 1 : From Santiago to Puerto Natales

Bateaux de pêche à Puerto Natales. ©Ksenia Ragozina -

- Flight Santiago / Punta Arenas, then transfer to the town of Puerto Natales (3-hour drive), the entrance gate towards the wonders of Patagonia.
- Hotel night in Puerto Natales.

Day 2 : Highlights of Torres del Paine

LAGO PEHOÉ ©Izabela23 -

- A full-day excursion to discover all the main sites of the national park: the Torres, the Salto Grande waterfall, the magnificent peaks of the Cuernos del Paine (which you may have seen on many travel guide covers), the beautiful Nordenkjold and Pehoe lakes, among others...
- Hotel night in Rio Serrano, near the southern entrance of the national park, with dinner included.

Day 3 : Trekking to Las Torres

LAS TORRES ©Patrick Poendl -

- A one-day trek to reach the base of the Torres, three impressive granite walls measuring several thousand feet each. This is a long excursion, not technically difficult, but it requires a good physical condition. We can organize another easier trek instead, depending on your abilities and preferences.
- Hotel night in Rio Serrano, near the southern entrance of the national park, with dinner included.

Day 4 : Navigation to Glacier Grey - Return to Punta Arenas

Un bateau de tourisme devant le Glacier Grey, dans le Parc national de Torres del Plaine. ©Gerad COLES

- In the morning, 3-hour navigation on Lae Grey towards the base of Grey Glacier, an impressive mass of ice that stretches over about 2 miles in width and reaches 100 ft above lake level. You will come across many icebergs drifting on the water, some of them of considerable size.
- In the afternoon, transfer to Punta Arenas.
- Hotel night in Punta Arenas.

Day 5 : Meeting the penguins from the Strait of Magellan


- Half-day navigation to the Magdalena and Marta islands, on the Strait of Magellan. The first island is home to one of the largest penguin colonies in the world: the little Magellanic penguins, with thousands of them migrating there in spring and summer. You will be able to observe them up close in their natural habitat, before setting sail again to approach the colony of sea lions on Marta Island.
- Free afternoon in Punta Arenas.
- Hotel night in Punta Arenas.

Day 6 : Return to Santiago

MUSEO HISTÓRICO NACIONAL ©Yasemin Olgunoz Berber -

- Transfer to the airport and flight Punta Arenas / Santiago.
- End of our services.

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