Celebrating 50 years of Adventure Travel

Overview

Go on an unforgettable journey to Patagonia, but with a twist. Not only will you enjoy active adventures in the beautiful natural surroundings of Torres del Paine, you'll get to walk in the footsteps of some of the most important and powerful women of local history. Riding on horseback, learn about the woman who named "Cleopatra's Needles." Kayak through fjords and learn about the women of indigenous canoeing tribes. And meet modern-day women entrepreneurs whose trades include handicrafts, gastronomy, and yoga. An inspiring journey just for women!

  • Hike to the Mirador del Torres viewpoint for spectacular views of Cleopatra's Needles

  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery from horseback as you ride across the Patagonian Steppe

  • Kayak through sounds and fjords surrounded by mountain peaks and native wildlife

  • Arrive: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Depart: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Group Size: 5-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 16 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Punta Arenas

    Meet your MT Sobek representative at Punta Arenas airport and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, gather with the group for a trip briefing followed by a welcome dinner.

  • Day02

    Spend the Day in Punta Arenas

    Get to know Sara Braun, an important pioneer whose fortune was based on sheep farming, with a visit to the Palacio Sara Braun. In the afternoon, travel over the Patagonian steppe and arrive at a ranch in a scenic sheep-farming area that will be your home for the next three nights.

    • Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido
    • Transportation: 5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Ride Horses Across the Patagonian Steppe

    Saddle up for a horseback ride across the steppe, just as Scottish writer Lady Florence Dixie did in the late 19th century. Enjoy stunning views of Torres del Paine National Park, including the three towers that Lady Florence dubbed "Cleopatra's Needles." In the evening, enjoy a true Patagonian barbecue of butterflied leg of lamb.

    • Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido
    • Activity: 2 hours horseback riding
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Hike to Cleopatra's Needles

    Challenge yourself with a strenuous hike deep inside the Paine Massif that will bring you to Mirador Los Torres passing through beautiful beech forest, talus-covered slopes and finally boulders before arriving at this spectacular point. From this famous viewpoint, you can get a spectacular view of the jagged granite towers of Cleopatra's Needles. We'll enjoy our pack lunch en route before hiking back to the hotel.

    • Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido
    • Activity: 9 hours/11miles hiking with 2500' elevation gain/loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Journey to the Paine Massif

    Enjoy a drive through the park from east to west, stopping along the way to hike on the outskirts of the Paine Massif. See important rock formations, local fauna, and prehistoric cave paintings. In the afternoon, arrive at Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of the park and settle in for the night.

    • Accommodation: Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa
    • Activity: 2 hours/5 miles hiking with 500' elevation gain
    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Explore Torres del Paine & Take a Boat to Grey Glacier

    Explore the western part of the Torres del Paine National Park with a boat trip to see Grey Glacier or with small hikes in the area, depending on the group's abilities and the weather. After lunch at Lago Grey, spend the afternoon taking in the beautiful natural surroundings on the drive to the Singular Hotel.

    • Accommodation: The Singular Hotel
    • Activity: 1.5 hours/3 miles 250' elevation gain
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Kayak Last Hope Sound

    Set out on scenic kayaking trip to explore serene Last Hope Sound (Ultima Esperanza). Paddle through the Eberhard Fjord, Puerto Prat, and the historic "Island of the Dead," used as a cemetery to bury the first settlers. In these protected waters look out for swans, red-gartered coots, and great grebes. Arrive at Guanaco Island and admire the panoramic view, including spectacular mountains. Learn about Patagonia's indigenous canoeing tribes, where the women were strong paddlers and navigators.

    • Accommodation: The Singular Hotel
    • Activity: 2-4 hours kayaking
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Explore Puerto Natales

    Spend the day in and around Puerto Natales browsing the Handicraft Village and getting to know some of the women behind the local designs you'll see there. Meet more female entrepreneurs with a course in local gastronomy and a yoga session in a peaceful spot outside Puerto Natales.

  • Day09

    Depart from Punta Arenas

    Transfer from Puerto Natales to the Punta Arenas Airport to meet your flight back to Santiago.

    • Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has custom crafted this trip along with a collection of unique women's hiking adventures that promote confidence and camaraderie.

Reason #02

We have been leading adventures in Patagonia since the 1970s, working with the best local guiding teams for a completely immersive experience.

Reason #03

Active adventurers will appreciate the mix of activities, from horseback riding to yoga, plus the cultural insights that focus on important women in history.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Horseback riding, kayaking, yoga, and hiking in and around Torres del Paine National Park and warm cultural encounters with local people.

  • Lodging

    Three distinct hotels, including a ranch stay, a magnificent hotel in a former industrial building and a comfortable hotel with views of Torres del Paine.

  • Climate

    The weather in Patagonia can change drastically and unexpectedly. Pleasant days range from 60-70°F. Rain, wind, and cold air blowing in quickly causes temperature drops into the 30/40°Fs.

FAQ

  • What kind of horses will we ride?

    The horses are called "Criollo," which is a mix of English and quarter mile. We use Machovero saddles with a closed stirrup.

  • Do I need kayaking experience and special equipment?

    No experience is necessary. We will have double ocean kayaks and will provide all of the necessary equipment to keep you warm.

  • Can men participate?

    Our scheduled departures are exclusive to our women travelers. However, we will gladly organize separate services for your family if they would like to meet you before or after this trip. We can also plan private departures of this program for men and women.

  • What kind of food is served during the trip?

    The Chilean gastronomy consist of lamb, fish and many vegetarian options.

  • Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

    No. We will provide the necessary equipment. Our yoga sessions will be near Puerto Natales with amazing views of the mountains and lake.

  • Will our guides be women?

    Some will, but we do not require that the guides on our women's trips be women. We only require that they be outstanding guides - the best in the business!

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

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    Mar 19 - 27, 2020
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    Apr 03 - 11, 2020
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2020
$6,695.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $2,000.00 Single Supplement

Special Offer

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Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary horseback riding and kayaking gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of Day 1 and departing outside of Day 9
  • Optional travel protection

Testimonials

  • "A prominent reason we have chosen MT Sobek as our favorite adventure travel company has been the excellent travel guides."

    Carol & Burt D.

    MT Sobek Guests

  • "Traveling with MT Sobek is like gaining a new set of close friends that have shared an incredible experience together."

    Mark N.

    MT Sobek Guest

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