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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Paine and Hosteria Mirador del Payne
Arrive in Puerto Natales which is where this trip starts. Meet guide and driver in BlueGreen office.

After a trip briefing and some tea or coffee we will be starting our drive north towards Torres del Paine for our first night's accommodation in the beautiful converted Estancia Lazo situated on the shores of Laguna Verde. The road passes the turquoise waters of Lake Sarmiento and the views get better and better as we approach the snow capped peaks of the Paine Massif and the grasslands and scattered lakes that surround them.

After about two hours driving we will arrive at the stunning lakeside hosteria which will be our home for the night.

Comfortable en suite accommodation (some rooms with fireplaces). Dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Trip briefing.

Estancia Lazo
Day 2: Ride Sierra del Toro to remote puesto. Night hotel
After breakfast we will be meeting our horses and enjoying a safety briefing and familiarization with western riding before we set out on our first day's spectacular but fairly gentle ride up high onto the Sierra del Toro with magnificent views of the entire Park with its ice, water and granite choked landscape. 

After a steep ascent through these forests we will arrive on top of this mountain. The last section of the ride will often be through snow as we stop to marvel at the views of the entire Park below us. We will then wind down to a pretty authentic puesto (gaucho post) manned by one of the cattle ranchers from Estancia Lazo to take our lunch.

After lunch, we will be riding back to our comfortable accommodation in this converted Estancia situated beside the tranquil green waters of Laguna Verde. The hosteria offers splendid views, great food and comfortable accommodation. The lake shore is a great place to stroll spotting the wild geese and ducks who inhabit these waters. Dinner will be in the restaurant offering an excellent variety of local foods and wine.

All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
On the Trail 
Day 3: Descend Sierra to pampas below
After breakfast, we will once again be setting off around the shores of the Laguna Verde but this time heading west through grassy valleys and past a myriad of multi-coloured lakes as we ride towards the mountains of Torres del Paine.

After a couple of hours riding, we will make a steep descent of the Sierra del Toro to the pampas below. Lunch will be taken in the valley and we will have a chance to visit the Park Headquarters to look at their relief map of the park.

Now used to the style of riding, we will pick up the pace a little and enjoy some faster riding across the pampas to the Serrano River.

Our destination is the Hotel Rio Serrano, situated close to the emerald green waters of the Serrano River.

This hotel is fairly new offering comfortable accommodation, a large living/dining area with log fires and a comfortable bar and good restaurant. The nearby river is an excellent place for fishing and there are good walks in the vicinity of the hotel. For early risers amongst you, this area offers some of the most spectacular sunrises in all of Patagonia. All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
Hotel Rio Serrano
Day 4: Ride to Lago Grey. Boat trip to face of Glacier
Today we saddle up for the fast ride to Grey Glacier and Grey Lake. A lovely, flat ride across the soft grassy pampas we can enjoy nice long canters as we ride directly towards Los Cuernos (the Horns) of Paine.

With our views dominated by these huge granite peaks we eventually arrive at the Grey Beach trail head where we will tether our horses. Crossing the small footbridge for a short walk through a pretty forest, we will descend to the wide grey sands that make up Grey Beach. Usually home to a number of bright white/turquoise icebergs, the grey waters of the lake are a dramatic site and a highlight for most visitors. The immense glacier in the background is Grey Lake, the largest in the Park.

After plenty of time to rest, take photos and enjoy a picnic lunch we will be boarding the Grey II launch that takes us out across the ice-choked waters of the lake to the towering Glacier Grey in the distance.

Late afternoon return to the lovely Hosteria Lago Grey located directly above the beach with incredible, far reaching views of the lake and glacier.

With comfortable en suite rooms, a fireside bar and restaurant serving a variety of local and international dishes we can relax and enjoy pre-dinner drinks before meeting for dinner in the hotel restaurant. All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost).
Dining at Lago Grey
Day 5: Ride up and over. Transfer to Hotel near park
After enjoying breakfast in the lovely bright dining room, we will be hopping in our comfortable transfer vehicle for the short drive to the Park Administration centre where we will be reunited with our horses for the beautiful up and over ride across the heart of the Park.

Today's trail cuts through some incredibly diverse scenery from verdant green valleys and beech forests to azure lakes and wide open plains. We will see magnificent condors hovering high above mountain peaks while down on the plains herds of guanaco scatter as we approach. We will be surprised at every turn of our path as we cross over 30 kilometres of this amazing Patagonia riding country dominated by the Paine Horns and Towers after which the park is named.

Finally, after a truly memorable ride we will meet our driver and vehicle for the two hour drive back to Puerto Natales where we will be enjoying a night in the comfortable contemporary Hotel Indigo Spa. Ask your guide to pre-book a massage for you.

Dinner will be enjoyed in Puerto Natales in one of the town's many fine restaurants.
Riding the up and over
Day 6: Morning at yoga dome.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will be driven the short distance out to a beautiful yoga dome where we can enjoy an energizing yoga session to stretch those tired muscles or an aromatherapy or hot stone massage to soothe aching limbs and relax.

Breakfast only.

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