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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Natales. Transfer to Estancia
Trip starts in Puerto Natales. For advice on arriving, please refer to our Getting to Patagonia link or contact us.

Late morning collection from Puerto Natales hotel or bus station to start the day's drive across the wide open pampas and estancia lands that characterize this area before arriving at the lovely authentic estancia house of Estancia Tercera.

Trip briefing and dinner in this very comfortable ranch house offering pretty en suite bedrooms, a large fireside living room to relax and enjoy the views and home cooked Chilean food.

Dinner included (excluding wine/drinks).
Trip briefing with guide.

Estancia Tercera 
Day 2: Ride to Laguna Azul. Camp Las Torres
After breakfast we will be meeting our horses and the friendly local cowboys (baqueanos) who care for them.

The first part of our adventure is on horseback so after a safety briefing and introduction to western riding, we will set off into the pampas and arid valleys in the vicinity of the estancia heading north to the Salto Las Chinas. Here we can dismount and take a short walk to see the waterfall before continuing with our riding adventure.

Heading west towards Laguna Azul we can enjoy the dramatic views of the Towers and the rest of the Paine Massif as we continue across the wide open pampas. We will pass through the summer grazing grounds of large guanaco herds and there will be time to take photos and enjoy the athletic antics of these fascinating and agile animals.

Feeling more comfortable in the saddle we can up the pace a little and enjoy some long trots or canters as we approach the stunningly blue waters of Laguna Azul.

From Laguna Azul we will head south west around the lake on a track that leads into the Laguna Amarga area of the Park. Here we will meet our transfer vehicle for the short drive to camping Las Torres.

Campsite with full facilities including hot showers, fire pits and bathrooms.
Hours in the saddle: 4-5.
Transfer time: 45 minutes.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
For groups of 4+ clients, a cook will prepare meals and wine is included (smaller groups will eat in the Refugio.

Bitter Lake
Day 3: Hike the base of the Towers. Camp
After our hearty camp breakfast, a challenging hike lay in store for us as we climb up to the base of the towers themselves. Starting with an uphill walk and then following wooded mountain trails this hike is beautiful and the most famous trail in the area. The final section is a series of hops over glacial moraine before finally reaching our lunch destination in the shadow of these fabulous granite peaks.

In the foreground, waterfalls flow off the hanging glaciers into a basin of green water where icebergs float. You will hear thunderous roars as the ice calves off the glacier to the rocks below.

In the afternoon we will descend to our camping spot in the valley and enjoy a shower and for those who have the energy to walk to the nearby hotel bar, pisco sours can be enjoyed.

Night Camping Las Torres with meals as above.
Hiking time: 7-9 hours depending on fitness.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
Wine included for groups of 4+ clients
Base of the Towers
Day 4: Hike past Nordenskjold to Los Cuernos
After an early breakfast, we will be starting our hike round the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. Our hike takes us around the milky waters of this beautiful lake while we enjoy the views of the granite peaks that form the centre piece of this dramatic landscape.

Tonight we will be eating and sleeping in the Refugio los Cuernos which offers dorm style sleeping and convivial dining in this beautifully situated location beside the turquoise waters of the lake with the mountains standing watch behind. Accommodation in dorm-style rooms in bunk beds with shared facilities.

Alternatively UPGRADE to the private cabins situated close to the refugio and enjoy private accommodation with the advantage of access to the hot tub for a warming, relaxing soak with inspiring mountain views. A great way to rest tired limbs. Upgrade prices on request.

All meals included (wine/drinks extra).
Lake Nordenskjold
Day 5: Hike French Valley and Lake Pehoe. Camp
After breakfast in the convivial refugio we will continue our hike along the shores of Lake Nordenskjold towards the French Valley. This is a beautiful trail into a superb natural granite ampitheatre where we will also see the French Glacier.

After lunch in our awesome picnic spot we will hike to another beautiful lake, Lago Pehoe. On arrival at Pehoe, we will take the catamaran to the other side of the lake where we will meet our transfer vehicle for the transfer to our pretty Serrano River for our night camping in a beautiful setting with views of the Paine Massif.

Campsite with full facilities including hot showers, bathrooms, fire pits and inside dining if the weather is bad. Hiking time: 5 to 9 hours depending on how far the group hikes into the French Valley.

All meals included (with wine at dinner). Cook to prepare meals.
*If the catamaran is not running we will overnight at Paine Grande refugio and cross over tomorrow starting our ride at administracion.
Classic Paine landscape
Day 6: Ride to Grey beach. Return to Serrano
Today we will be reunited with our horses for the exciting ride out to Lago and Glacier Grey. This beautiful ride takes us across the flat pampas that characterize this part of Patagonia, an exciting ride with the scenery to match.

After a few hours riding, we will reach the small footbridge where we will dismount before walking down to the beach for views of the iceberg choked lake and Grey Glacier, the largest in the Park. We can walk along the sandy lake shores admiring the views. After plenty of time enjoying the scenery here, we will saddle up and ride back to the Serrano River. Feeling more comfortable in the saddle, there will be plenty of opportunities for long canters on our ride back to our campsite.

Enjoy some chilled wine while dinner is prepared.

Second night Serrano River. Showers available.
Riding time: 6-7 hours.

All meals included (with wine at dinner).
Cook to prepare meals.
Grey Glacier lookout
Day 7: Kayak down to serrano River
After breakfast we will be walking to the nearby river for our kayak safety briefing before we start paddling down the Serrano River for the kayaking part of this trip.

Our journey takes us through the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park (the largest in the country) past Tyndall and Geike Glaciers finishing at the mouth of the river where it spills into Last Hope Sound. On arrival at the Serrano Falls we will carry our kayaks a short distance before finding a suitable place to camp for the night.

This is wild camping under the huge Patagonian skies with just the sounds of the nearby river and the occasional rumble as the ice calves off a nearby glacier.

Relax while your chef prepares dinner.
The campsite has no facilities.

All meals included (with wine at dinner).

Paddle out in kayaks
Day 8: Kayak to Puerto Toro. Walk to glacier. Estancia
Now familiar with our kayaks, we will continue paddling down river to Puerto Toro where we will haul out our kayaks and walk to the nearby Serrano Glacier to relax and enjoy the amazing glacial views.

At lunchtime we will take the cutter out across the fjords of Last Hope Sound to a waterside estancia where we will enjoy a delicious BBQ lamb feast before once again boarding the boat that takes us back to the quayside in Puerto Natales.

Arriving at the quayside at around 1800 hours we will continue on to the beautiful waterside Hotel Weskar reminiscent of an alpine ski lodge with comfortable rooms, stunning views across Last Hope Sound and a hot tub to soothe those aching limbs.

Alternatively you can upgrade to the contemporary waterside Hotel Indigo Spa with on-site spa and roof top jacuzzi, prices on request.

Breakfast and lunch included.
Dinner at leisure in one of the town's many excellent restaurants.
Balmaceda Glacier
Day 9: Trip ends.
Today you will continue with your onward travel.

Breakfast only.
Puerto Natales 
IMPORTANT NOTE: our guides reserve the right to cancel or amend the kayaking part of the itinerary if the wind velocity is too strong for the group causing the safety of the group to be compromised. BlueGreen Adventures supports the decision of its guides in this matter and we will do our best to organize alternative activities.