Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

7 Days Solo Backpacking in Summer Uruguay - Chile
January 24 to 30, 2020


I failed to hike Torre del Paine on day-trip due to assumption that there is midnight bus from Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to Puerto Natales bus station. The earliest bus trip is 0700H while the last trip is 2100H everyday. I arrived around 0000H and wasted more than 7 hours in the airport (bus going to Puerto Natales always arrived late from the Punta Arenas airport).

Torre del Paine Patagonia day-hike itinerary should be done as follows;
-1 1900H ETA Punta Arenas Airport
-1 2000H ETD Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station (3 hours trip, book in advance or pay on arrival) 7,500
-1 2300H ETA Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station (book for bus trip to Torres del Paine, 5 hours sleep) 15,000
0600H ETA Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station; buy packed food / drinks; Entrance fee 25,000
0630H/0700H ETD Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station
0900H ETA Laguna Amarga; start hike (4 hours, difficult trail)
Torre del Paine day hike / lake assault to contain within 4 hours return hike
1330H ETA Laguna Amarga; bus to Rodoviario bus station
1700H ETA Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station; bus to Punta Arenas 7,500
1800H ETD Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station
2100H ETA Punta Arenas Airport; night flight to Santiago
Total: 55,000 CLP ($70) bus transportation / entrance fee only 

Day 4: January 27, 2020 Monday / Patagonia day hike
Sleep in airport; Refreshments 4,700
Round-trip bus ticket to Puerto Natales (online purchase is cheaper, busfernandez) 14,800
0730H ETD Punta Arenas airport; bus (20mins late)
1010H ETA Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station; snacks 6,500
Puerto Natales walk tour (La Mano, Central)
1430H ETA Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station
1700H ETA Punta Arenas; Plaza Armas
1815H ETD Punta Arenas; shuttle 5,000
1840H ETA Punta Arenas airport
2010H ETD Punta Arenas; flight LA284
2300H ETA Santiago; 7hr transit (sleep in airport)
Subtotal: 16,200 CLP

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip

Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales for Patagonia Day Trip


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