From here, we will begin to tour the beautiful south of Chile until entering Torres del Paine National Park. ("Blue" in the Tehuelche language, about the color we will see the most in this place). Once here, we will begin our activities that will include walks and tours in 4x4 vehicles.
We will be visiting the Sarmiento de Gamboa Lake where we will get a panoramic view of the entire Massif, the Laguna Amarga and Paine Waterfall. We will make a stop to make some photos at the Upper Mirador of Lake Nordenskjold where we will get a beautiful panoramic view of the Cuernos del Paine.
We will take a 50-minute walk to Salto Grande and, if the weather allows, we will continue to the Lake Nordenskjold to appreciate closely the Cuernos del Paine. Then we will go to the Pehoé Lake Viewpoint, where we can see the French Valley and the Cuernos del Paine in the background. Here we will stop to enjoy a picnic in the mountains. The menus must be chosen at the time of booking as follows:
Standard Menu: Meat, cheese and golden onion sandwich, meat pie, dulce de leche alfajor, sweet pudding, nougat, fruit juice, water, candies.
Vegetarian Menu: Sauteed vegetable sandwich, vegetable pie, dulce de leche alfajor, sweet pudding, nougat, fruit juice, water, candies.
Celiac Apt Menu: Meat tray with sauteed vegetables and chips, rice fortune, nougat, fruit juice, water, candies.
After enjoying lunch and finishing visiting these beautiful places, we will begin our way back at 5:00 pm, to arrive at approximately 9:00 pm at our selected hotels in El Calafate.
Please keep in mind that this is an adventure excursion focused to get to know the mountainous area of the National Park and its surrounding areas. We will be traveling 700 Kms. In total on the gravel road, so we will have approximately 3:30 Hrs, one way and the same time back, plus what can be taken at the Customs of each country. The time inside the National Park is estimated at 6 hours but may vary according to external conditions.
Border crossing times may vary depending on current traffic. The procedures can be extended by incidents inherent to the authorities and outside the company. Our on-board guide will assist passengers in the transfer from Calafate to the border to ensure that each passenger has their complete forms and their documentation prepared, this reduces the procedures of the entire group.
We will need the exact information of the document that will be used at the time of travel (full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth). This information should be sent at the time of booking.
Each passenger is responsible for carrying the documentation required for the border crossing: Passport for foreigners, Mercosur ID or DNI for Argentines.
(MERCOSUR citizens may cross with MERCOSUR ID). In the case of Children under 18, they must travel with travel authorization Certified by notary and Legalized, except when traveling with both parents. Please check if you need to arrange any visas before the arrival.
The company is not responsible if a passenger cannot enter Chile for a problem related to their documentation.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to consult on the Migration website of each country the need or not to process a visa to enter Chile. You can check it at the following site: http://chileabroad.gov.cl/tramites/paraextranjeros/obtencion-visas/ and http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/
Passengers may bring food with industrialized packaging such as cookies, chocolate, cereal bar, yogurt, drinks, mate. It is forbidden to enter Chile with plant or animal products, more details at http://www.sag.cl/ingreso-o-salida-de-chile
Lunch is done outdoors and in nature, being able to be carried out inside the vehicle due to bad weather.
In case of extreme weather that does not allow passengers to descend from the vehicle, the guide may arrange changes to the itinerary.