- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Are you ready to enjoy one of the highlights of South America? This is a full-day excursion involving moderate physical intensity, to visit the major attractions of the Última Esperanza province. These include the Mylodon Cave and Torres del Paine National Park.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Entrance fees to National Parks (at most $30)
Pickup from the city centre hotels
Welcome to one of the major highlights in South America. Torres del Paine National Park.
The first stop is the Mylodon Cave, a remarkable cavern 200 meters long, 30 meters high, and 80 meters wide, located 25 km from Puerto Natales. A half-hour walk takes us into the cave, which was made famous by the discovery of seemingly fresh skin and bones of a prehistoric gigant sloth known as amylodon. In the same cave the remains of other extinct animals were found, including the dawn horse (Eohippus), a prehistoric cave bear, the Patagonian panther, and the saber-toothed tiger.
We will make a stop in Cerro Castillo at a café and then continue to Torres del Paine, as we pass several estancias (ranches) and go from a steppe eco-region towards deciduous forest. Along the way we may be able to see some of the local fauna, including many species of birds. We may also see guanacos, wich are wild camelid related to the llama.
Torres del Paine is world-famous for its granite towers, which give the park its name. These gigantic spires were carved by glacial ice. After entering the park we will come upon a series of lakes with intense colors, mountains covered in ice, and local fauna. After lunch we continue to Lago Grey, where we will hike to a beach to observe the glacier of the same name. The return of Puerto Natales may be via same route, or on the alternate road that takes us past the picturesque lakes called Toro, Porteño, and Sofía
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.