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NATIONAL PARK TORRES DEL PAINE


8 Days

4 Guest

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Summary of Torres del Paine National Park Expedition


Join us on a thrilling photographic expedition to Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine features stunning mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. Its centerpiece is the Cordillera del Paine mountain range, with sheer peaks that soar nearly 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level. Torres del Paine (“Towers of Blue” in Spanish and the native language) has been named the fifth most beautiful place in the world by National Geographic and the eighth wonder of the world by VirtualTourist.com. The primary goal of the trip is to see and photograph the amazing landscapes and animals (guanaco, armadillo, puma, condor, kingfisher, owl, wildcat, wild pig, etc). When the tracker finds a puma, we will join him to photograph it. In the areas we visit, pumas generally accept the presence of humans, so our group isn’t likely to disturb or scare off the animals.

• Day 1 - Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
Arrival in Punta Arenas, where we will meet you to start our trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Lunch in the hotel. Each day we will meet our tracker who will begin tracking while we prepare to follow him. Photos of sunset on the shores of Lake Sarmiento. Dinner.

• Day 2 – Blue Lagoon, Cañadon Macho
We will photograph the sunrise at Estancia Cerro Guido, and have breakfast at the hotel. While we wait for news from our tracker, we will take photographs of birds and landscapes in various locations. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon we will go to the Blue Lagoon, passing through Cañadón Macho, where we will have the opportunity to photograph foxes, birds (Kingfisher, cometocino, owl, condor, etc), and herds of guanaco, a relative of the llama. Return to the hotel after sunset. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 3 – Sierra Baguales, Paine Waterfall
We will photograph the sunrise at Estancia Cerro Guido, then visit Sierra Baguales, a place famous for its geological formations and landscape. We return to the hotel for lunch and a rest break. In the afternoon we will go to Paine Waterfall on the east side of the park, where we can photograph various animals (queltehue, bandurrias, taguas, rheas, gray foxes, sheep, condors, owls) and the picturesque waterfall. Return to the hotel after sunset. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 4 – Nordenskjold Lake, park
After photographing the sunrise at the Nordenskjold Lake viewpoint, we will have breakfast there. Lunch break. In the afternoon we will go to the center of the park, where the waterfall called Salto Grande (“Big Jump”) is located, and photograph birds and the landscape. Return to the hotel after sunset. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 5 – Viewpoint Condoreras, Sierra Baguales
We will photograph meltwater streams descending through deep ravines and visit regions full of vultures and condors. From the top of an 80-meter-tall cliff, we will photograph the valley with its magnificent view of Las Chinas river. We can also photograph Sierra el Toro and the impressive view of the Paine Massif. Lunch break. In the afternoon we will photograph the sunset in Sierra Baguales, a place famous for its landscapes and geological formations. Return to the hotel after sunset. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 6 – Flamingos Lagoon
We will photograph Flamingos Lagoon, a small lake without drainage in the middle of the Patagonian steppe, where we will see groups of Chilean Flamingo, ducks, queltehue, bandurrias, taguas, rheas, gray foxes and sheep. Lunch, rest break and dinner. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 7 – Torres del Paine Trail
After photographing the sunrise at Torres del Paine we will have breakfast there. We will cross a soft plain bordering the Forest of Lengas and Ñirres. On the road we will see guanacos, eagles, condors, sheep, and cows. Lunch We will photograph the Forest of Lengas and Ñirres, then ascend to a plain 600 meters above sea level, from which we will take in the view of the Estancia Valley, as well as the sierra, Toro Lake, Sarmiento Lake, Paine Massif, Hunt Hill, and Guido Hill. If the day is clear, we will see part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Return to the hotel after sunset. Rest break and dinner.

• Day 8 – Depart and fly home
We will photograph our last sunrise at a location of the group’s choosing and have our last opportunity to sight a puma. We will have lunch and then go to the Punta Arenas Airport.


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