Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night in Puerto Natales
- 1 night in Torres del Paine National Park
- 1 night in Puerto Natales
- 3 nights camping
- 1 night in Puerto Williams
Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas
On arrival at Punta Arenas airport, you’ll be met and taken for a city tour, before driving to Puerto Natales where you’ll spend the night.
Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park
After breakfast, you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to Torres del Paine. Along the way, you’ll stop to visit the Mylodon Cave where a giant sloth lived around 12,000 years ago. Drive on through the pampa steppes, and you’ll pass the Amarga Lagoon where you can spot local wildlife like rheas, guanacos, condors and eagles and admire the views of the Paine Massif, Almirante Nieto and Torres del Paine mountains.
A packed lunch will be provided and at the end of the day, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel inside the park where you’ll spend the night.
Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park
You have the morning to enjoy one of the many optional excursions offered by your hotel, and in the afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Puerto Natales where you’ll check in for one night.
Day 4: Puerto Williams & Del Salto Lagoon
You will be collected today and be taken to Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Puerto Williams on Navarino Island. During the flight, you’ll have stunning views of the area including the Strait of Magellan and the Darwin mountain range.
After lunch, you’ll be driven to the starting point of your trek. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll either take a path with panoramic views of Puerto Williams and the Beagle Channel or a hike that leads you to several lagoons, lakes and beaver dams. Later on, you’ll hike to Del Salto Lagoon where you’ll have dinner and camp for the night. Total trekking time today will be approximately 5 hours.
Day 5: Martillo Lake
After breakfast, you’ll leave the campsite and start your adventure through rocky terrain to reach the slopes of the Dientes de Navarino mountain range. Along the way, you’ll pass several lakes and enjoy views of the nearby islands which form part of the legendary Cape Horn Archipelago. You will continue with an easy hike to reach Martillo Lake where camp will be set up to spend the night. Today all your meals will be included and total trekking time will be in the region of 6 hours.
Day 6: Las Guanacas Lake
Today’s hike will take you through a beautiful valley boasting picturesque landscapes. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and part of Tierra del Fuego. After lunch, you’ll start descending to reach a forest where you’ll spend the night, on the shores of Las Guanacas Lake. Dinner is also included and total trekking time today will be around 6 hours.
Day 7: Puerto Williams
In the morning, you’ll leave the campsite and start trekking through lush forests for about 4 and a half hours to reach a transfer that will take you back to Puerto Williams. Here you’ll check into your hotel for a one-night stay. After the included lunch, you’ll explore the Omora Botanical Park, a protected area boasting 1,000 hectares. The landscape here includes wetlands, evergreen forests and rivers. At the end of the day, you’ll go back to your hotel for dinner, to say goodbye to your guides and to celebrate completing the world’s southernmost trekking circuit!
Day 8: Arrive Ushuaia
After breakfast, a transfer service will take you to the local pier where you’ll board a boat to Ushuaia in Argentina to connect with your onward travel plans.