If you’re looking for a Torres del Paine tour (without any trekking), then you’ve come to the right place!

Trekking isn’t for everyone, right? But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to see the best of what Torres del Paine has to offer! In this guide, we’ll show you:

1. Our experience of a Torres del Paine tour, by bus

2. How to pick the right tour company for you

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1. Our experience of a Torres del Paine tour, by bus

After our 4 day trip on a ferry through the Chilean fjords, we arrived at our next destination of Puerto Natales! Being the closest town to Torres del Paine national park, Puerto Natales is a great launchpad for taking a Torres Del Paine tour! We’ve been to some incredible national parks in our time, from our Sapa trekking experience in Vietnam, to our epic volcanic Rinjani trekking adventure in Indonesia, so we were very excited to explore Torres del Paine!

Torres Del Paine tour

Luckily we’d had a few days to recover from our climb up the Villaricca volcano in Pucon. We’d thought about taking on the challenge of the famous ‘W’ trek, or at least part of it, but with a relatively bleak weather forecast and no availability at the ‘refugios’ we resorted to plan B – a one day tour of all the main sites by bus, and a full day’s trek to Torres base lookout, known to the locals as the ‘massives’.

Torres Del Paine Tour, By Bus!

After an early start and 7.30am pick up we began our Torres del Paine tour! First up, after  a couple of hours driving, we caught the first glimpse of the stunning massives of Torres del Paine in the distance!

Torres Del Paine tour

As you can see, the roads were mostly gravel, but we felt comfortable in our bus for the day. As we progressed, our driver provided us with info and commentary on the things we could see, including this group of guanacos that stood between us and the ‘massives’! With some care, we negotiated through this group and made our way towards our next stop.

Torres Del Paine tour

After a while, we reached the beautiful Laguna Amarga, and stood on the shore, marvelling at the towers reflecting in the lagoon. This was a really impressive part of the day, the water was perfectly still, resulting in these wonderful reflections in the water!

Torres Del Paine tour

After Laguna Amarga, we made our way around the mighty towers to Lago Nordenkjold for an alternative, incredible view of the towers nestled between other towering peaks. This was probably our favourite view of the towers, as they poked out deep within the valley in front of us.

Torres Del Paine tour

 After Lago Nordenkjold, we visited the salta grande, a breathtaking emerald green, lake, river and waterfall which was incredible! The noise and colour was absolutely mesmerising! 

Torres Del Paine tour

Torres Del Paine tour

For lunch, we stopped on the shores of Lago Pehoe, a beautiful place to sit and admire on our Torres del Paine tour. As you can see from our photos, we were incredibly lucky with the weather on our tour!

Torres Del Paine tour

Our final stop of the day was the huge Lago Grey. At the end of the lake is a glacier, and we sat and watched as large chunks of ice broke off and floated around the lake, a perfect way to end our Torres del Paine tour!

Torres Del Paine tour

2. How to pick the right tour company for you

Thankfully, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Torres del Paine tours, given the popularity of the national park! And the good news is you can book in advance, online, to guarantee your tour! Our advice would be to check the latest reviews and tour options in Torres del Paine, and book in advance! You can also book when you arrive through your guesthouse, but we personally recommend you do your research in advance!

So that’s it! This Torres del Paine tour was one of the highlights of our time in Chile. It was a relaxing, and rewarding day where we saw some beautiful landscapes in comfort – highly recommended!

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