Private Torres del Paine & Milodon, departing from Punta Arenas
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60 Ratings
Puerto Natales

Experience an unforgettable day full of breathtaking lakes, stunning mountains, and glaciers. Our private vehicle will take you on a one-day tour to Torres del Paine National Park.

Duration: 14 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Puerto Natales - Drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

  • Cueva del Milodon - We will pick you up in Punta Arenas, we will drive north 170 miles. The first destination is the Milodon Cave where in 1895 remains of a prehistoric animal were found and today there is a replica of the mammal and detailed information on the glaciall process of how the cave was formed.

  • Torres del Paine National Park - We will then drive to the entrance of the Park

  • Lake Pehoé - Inside the Park you can meet the turquoise lakes such as Pehoé and Nordenskjold, waterfalls and ice-covered mountains. A 15-minute walk inside the park is necessary to get close to the Salto Grande.

The first natural scenarios that can be seen as you approach the park are: Sarmiento Lake viewpoint, Torres del Paine, Cuernos del Paine and Cerro Almirante Nieto. As for the fauna, the most predominant animals that are appreciated are: guanaco, ñandú and condor, as well as others less frequent to observe such as foxes, hares, chincol and the lion of America: the Puma.

  • Nordenskjold Lake - Lake Nordenskjold, a pristine gem nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, offers a captivating blend of tranquility and natural beauty.

Named after the Swedish geologist Otto Nordenskjold, this glacial lake boasts a striking deep blue hue that reflects the sky and surrounding mountains, creating a mesmerizing visual symphony. Fed by the Paine River, the lake’s waters originate from the melting ice of the imposing Paine Massif, which adds a touch of purity to its allure.

  • Laguna Amarga - Laguna Amarga, a serene and captivating natural feature, graces the landscape of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. Its name, which translates to “Bitter Lagoon,” hints at the unique character of this remarkable body of water.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Paine Massif, Laguna Amarga showcases a picturesque contrast between its tranquil surface and the rugged, imposing peaks that surround it. The lake’s waters, often reflecting the intense blue of the Patagonian sky, offer a reflective sanctuary amid the wilderness.

While its name may evoke a sense of bitterness, Laguna Amarga’s beauty is anything but. The subtle play of light on the lake’s surface, especially during sunrise and sunset, transforms it into a canvas of ever-changing colors, inviting visitors to pause and absorb the magic of the moment.

  • Cerro Castillo - During our journey, we’ll make a delightful stop at a charming rustic general store in Cerro Castillo. Here, you can savor a comforting cup of coffee, take advantage of clean and well-maintained restrooms, and treat yourself to a delicious snack.
  • Punta Arenas - We will finally head back to your hotel in Punta Arenas.5 Hour drive,
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Private guide
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
Additional Information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to the extended travel time between Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine, this tour is not suitable for cruise ship travelers.
  • If a traveler is prevented from participating in their tour for a reason outside of their control, they are eligible for a full refund of their purchase. Examples include: -A cruise ship missing its port of call -A flight cancellation -A state-issued travel warning which advises against travel to the destination country or an applicable region. (Issued after the tour booking date.) -An act of war, terrorism, or civil insurrection -A natural disaster Events that do not constitute refund include: -Illness -Poor weather -Change of plans -Oversleeping
Location
Puerto Natales
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Joel_a
Feb 11, 2024
Full Tour of del Paine with a Pro - Geraldo was very knowledgeable about the geology of the area, providing insightful perspective of the day-long tour along with history of the region, as well as being engaging and well spoken in both English and Spanish. He and Philip (driver) were flexible and worth spending the day with in a foreign country. Highly recommend.
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Fayee64
Feb 9, 2024
Fantastic - A fantastic guide, well worth it!! I would highly recommend!! We got to see beautiful wildlife and amazing scenery, all with a guide dedicated to making our day special.
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Cruisinpoppi
Jan 27, 2024
Torres del Paine in All It's Splendor...Magical. - The day we spent with Christian (guide) and Jimmy (driver) in Torres del Paine was everything we could have hoped for. The weather was truly wonderful, Christian provided us with a lot of information on the park and was able to answer any questions we had. Jimmy was a very safe driver and navigated the dirt portions of the road very well. As we toured Christian was continual asking us if we wanted to stop for pictures, as a result we got a number of great pictures. Jimmy also took a lot of pictures and after the tour he sent us the pictures he had taken of us. A real added bonus. The pictures in the review were all taken by our guides with their cameras. After many tours of South America we would deem the guide and the driver for your company as exceptional, An amazing experience.
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Monghock_c
Jan 19, 2024
marvelous trip. - The view of the lakes and mountains of Torres Del Paine. It's so beautiful which is memorable for both of us. The Guide Juan was so knowledgeable with the whole park and we enjoy the information he shared with us. He was also very helpful and experience guide especially on the wind condition and even helped my wife when she encounter strong wind against her.
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Morningcrane
Dec 30, 2023
Well worth the premium in a private tour - Professional Communication: the owner Gerardo managed interacting with guest himself upon reservation. His international exposure, knowledge from academics and compassion having lived aboard ensured a smooth and professional communication. Engaged guides: having interacted with a number of tour guide - Christian, Jorge, they had professional certification, skills, passion and pride. They leveraged the private tour to maximize what matters for the most to each guest. They are for sure jot the cheapest tour supplier and are not supposed to compete with large group tour operators, but we felt the service well justified what we paid for. So if you are on tight schedule and don’t want to waste any minute in Punta Arenas or want to get to insightful conversation with locals knowledgeable about the culture and geography, this is a safe bet.
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Robert_l
Dec 30, 2023
Christian can speak Chinese :) - Christian and Geraldo offered a very personally engaged private tour for our family. We started at 6 and the tour stretched almost till 9 as I stop often for photography. They were patient with our request and informative to our questions. Christian is an expert of waterfalls and next to Spanish, English he can speak Chinese with us and Gerado is a photographer too. Amazing to manage the trip while getting to know a few new friends. Thanks.
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Faith_k
Dec 5, 2023
Amazing Experience! - Gerardo was amazing. He spoke perfect English, he knew a lot about the park and made for a wonderful experience. Felipe who drove us made sure the road was smooth, even when it wasn't. I would highly recommend booking Gerardo Jaque at amigospatagonia.com He is terrific.
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Go33135283001
Nov 17, 2023
Fantastic - Guide Juan was extremely knowledgeable, in general, and particularly about Patagonia, the park, the animals. He was able to both answer our specific questions as well as spontaneously inform us of the interesting aspects of the park and its history. We had extremely unusual snowy weather in November and he did his best to chase the clear skies and achieve the views for which Patagonia is so well known, as well as show pursue some areas we would not otherwise have seen to compensate for cloud cover. We saw 3 pumas! among many other birds/animals. Felipe was an excellent driver. Both very pleasant company.
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Ken
Oct 23, 2023
Chile's Natural Wonder Cannot be Missed! - No trip to Patagonia would be complete without this tour! It is unforgettable, with incredible scenery, unique wildlife and multiple climate zones all in one place. Our tour guide, Gerardo, was fantastic. He spoke great English, knew the history behind the park, the best places to stop for photos and was well-versed in geology. Having a guide, although more expensive, gives you a chance to learn much more about the park and cave than if you just go on your own. Gerardo explained the flow of the water, glaciers and how the park formed, along with many other things. Stops included Puerto Natales, Cueva Milodon, a gift shop near Argentina, unplanned stops to take pictures of wildlife, and if course many stops around Torres del Paine. A great guide can get you to the best picture taking spots that you might not otherwise find. On top of the spectacular landscape, some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, there is also unique wildlife. We saw pink flamingoes, guanacos, condors, an armadillo and a fox, on top of a number of interesting birds that I did not recognize. It was a long day; the drive from Punta Arenas is not short, which is why it's nice to have a driver. Also, if there is a breakdown, there is no auto service nearby. The stops broke up what was about a 15 hour tour, personalized for the 2 of us. Overall an unforgettable experience if you love nature and landscapes! Totally worth every penny and highly recommended. Thank you, Amigos!
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P2196fihazelm
Oct 17, 2023
Amazing, First-Class Tour - We booked a 16-hour private tour of Torres Del Paine National Park and the Ceuva del Miladon with Gerardo, the owner of Amigos Patagonia. We left and ended in Punta Arenas, were he picked up and dropped us off. (shoutout to Jose, who was a great driver!) He went above and beyond in every way. He was on time and extremely knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna, and animal life of the region. His passion for the area and his work came through in his ability to entertain, demonstrate kindness, and tailor the tour to our needs and desires--answering every little question we had with such description and welcoming more. We felt so welcomed and safe. We felt like we ended the tour with a new friend. Without hesitation, we would book him again if we were back in the area. It is unfortunate that we can only give a 5-star rating max, because we'd like to give a 10! It was especially helpful that he was bilingual and we bonded over our U.S. and Chilean experiences together. Thank you Gerardo!!!
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