Set in one of the most phenomenal locations within Torres del Paine’s National Park; Hotel Rio Serrano lies within the Southern entrance of this natural wonder. This unique and breathtaking hotel, combines the highest level of hospitality, design and comfort to provide an elegant, yet warm place to relax and feel in touch with the surrounding nature.Hotel Rio Serrano offers ‘All Inclusive’ and ‘Bed and Breakfast’ packages and has 95 rooms in total. The stunning nearby landscapes create the perfect atmosphere to be instantly taken with the magic that is Patagonia
Experience our ‘All-Inclusive’ packages including: all meals, bar, guided excursions, transfers to and from local airports.
More than 17 varied excursions designed to discover the richness of ‘Torres del Paine National Park’
Guided trekking, climbing, horseback rides, van excursions, and navigations to Glaciers Grey, Balmaceda and Serrano
Enjoy in our common areas or relax in the privacy of your own room with the incredible scenery of Paine Massif
Example Itinerary - 6 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Rio Serrano Hotel
Day 2: Half Day Cuernos Viewpoint & Half Day Horseback Riding Nutria River
Day 3: Full Day Torres del Paine
Day 4: Full Day Las Torres Base
Day 5: Half Day Navigation Grey Glacier & Half Day Condor Viewpoint
Day 6: Departure
*There is also the option to start or end your trip in El Calafate for season 2017 - 2018.
**2,3,7 & 8 day itineraries are also available.
Low Difficulty Excursions
Navigation Serrano River (subject to availability)
Difficulty: Low | Duration: 5 hrs | Departure: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
If you are looking for adventure, this is the perfect excursion for you! This boat tour is done in a zodiac boat, descending by Rio Serrano. The river falls, the native forests, mountains and birds embellish this landscape. And to end this exciting boat ride, we are exposed to the views of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers located within the most extensive area of the National Park named Bernardo O’Higgins.
Navigation Grey Glacier (subject to availability)
Difficulty: Low | Duration: 5hrs | Departure: 07:30 AM, 10:30 AM or 13:30 PM
The most incredible and intense blue you will ever see! That is what you’ll experience after navigating through the waters of Lake Grey and marvelling at one of Patagonia’s most famous natural wonders. The Grey Glacier is a ‘must-see’ southern Patagonian ice field for anyone wanting to have an unforgettable experience.
Recreational Sport Climbing in Nutria River
Difficulty: Easy | Duration: 4hrs | Depart: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM | Min. 2 pax
Climbing is an incredibly complete sport, where body and mind must complement each other allowing us to overcome our fears and develop new skills and abilities. The location we have chosen for climbing is positioned in the middle of the beautiful Lengas and Ñirres forest. A small stream runs at the initial stages of the route forming a unique ecosystem where you’ll be lucky enough to hear the singing of many different species of birds. This climbing excursion is for everyone; from children to adults, ex-pert climbers and inexperienced /new climbers. This experience is ideal for sharing time with your family in a quiet location overlooking the Paine Massif in all its glory.
Full Day Paine
Difficulty: Low | Duration: 8 ½ hrs | Departure: 08:30AM
This is an excellent option to discover most of the areas of the National Park. Lakes, rivers, colourful flowing cascades, and the majestic Paine Massif together with the sur-rounding flora and fauna will be the traveller’s experience throughout this excursion.
Cuernos Viewpoint (Lookout)
Difficulty: Low | Duration: 3hrs | 6km (3.7mil) – 2hrs | Depart: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
If a simple, gentle walk is what you are looking for, then this is a perfect excursion to choose. We take you through the central area of the National Park where we are able to appreciate the flora (a great variety of earthy native bushes and shrubs), the Massif with its 3050mts height, the stunning yet peculiar Horns, the Valley and French Glacier and the 2 largest and most beautiful lakes in the park; Nordenskjold and Pehoé. These lakes are separated by an impressive waterfall; Salto Grande, a must see natural pic-turesque sight for all who visit Torres del Paine National Park.
Difficulty: Low | Duration: 3hrs - 4.4km (2.7mil) – 2hrs | Departure: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
The shores of Grey Lake are the backdrop for this simple but beautiful walk. Here to our delight we are able to enjoy the strikingly blue ice flows from the Grey Glacier. To finish this trip we arrive at a lookout where we can appreciate from a distance the eastern side of the Glacier, which is also part of the South Patagonian Ice Field. The Nothofagus forest environment also delights us with some native birds that inhabit the area like the Magellanic Wood Pecker.
Difficulty: Medium - Low | Duration: 2hrs | Depart: Morning 10:00 AM - Afternoon between 14:00 to 16:00 PM | 1 Hour Horseback Ride: Morning between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM / Afternoon between 14:00 PM and 17:00 PM
Patagonia is known as the land of gauchos and horses, and what a great destination to connect with this practice. The Rio Serrano offers us the most perfect setting. We will ride to the converging waters of the Grey River, enjoying a display of both its different colours (due to glacial origins), and the amusing magnitude of the Paine Massif. We will then proceed to cross the Nutria River on horseback and enter the natural forests of Nothofagus. This is a great option for people with little or no experience on horse riding, let alone in the Patagonian terrain.
Difficulty: Medium | Duration: 4hrs | Walking Distance: 6.5 (4mil) – 3hrs | Depart: 08:30 AM or 14:30 PM
Bordering the Pingo River, this valley will offer every inch of its beautiful attractions; new views of the Macizo Paine and one of the most humid and green areas of the park. We will distinguish the flora and lush vegetation surrounding the forests of Nothofagus (Lenga, Ñirre and Magellan Coigue). We will conclude the excursion at a beautiful waterfall, half hidden by the dense vegetation and spilling crystalline streams of clear water through the extraordinary rock formations.
Dificulty: Medium - Low | Duration: 5hrs | Walking Distance: 7km (4.3mil) – 3hrs | Departure: 08:00 AM or 14:00 PM
If your love for nature brings you to Patagonia, then this excursion is an incredible op-portunity to fully appreciate the local flora, fauna (families of guanacos) and the Paine massif close by the Monte Almirante Nieto on the eastern side of the park. During our walk, we will cross 2 of the main entrances to the park (Amarga – Sarmiento), culmi-nating with views to the historic cave paintings from the natives that inhabited these lands - Aonikenks or Tehuelches. This journey provides a very special anthropological touch and understanding of the land.
Difficulty: Medium - Low | Duration: 3.5hrs - 5km (3.1mil) – 2.5hrs | Departure Time: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
To reach Sarmiento we will journey through the central park area of pre-andean scrubland. Whilst here we will appreciate groups of grazing guanacos (local animals of the Patagonian fauna). Then we will travel through Lake Sarmiento Chico reaching our destination, Lake Sarmiento; the largest lake in Torres del Paine National Park. This lake will stun viewers with its unique intense blue colour, calcium carbonate for-mations along its banks, and unique rock formations.
Condor Viewpoint (Lookout)
Difficulty: Medium - High | Duration: 3hrs | Depart: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
Starting at Camping Pehoé and then later ascending for an hour we will reach one of the most incredible views the park has to offer. We will set eyes on everything that surrounds the Paine Massif: its lakes, rivers, flora and fauna, as well as the intense col-our of Lake Pehoé. With some luck, we might get a glimpse of the powerful condor, either flying over us or perched on a rock wall close to our path. This viewpoint will expose us to the strong winds of Patagonia, a climatic ‘trademark’ setting it apart from many other places in the world.
High Difficulty Excursions
Difficulty: High | Duration: 5-5 ½ hrs | Depart: 14:00 PM
This horse ride is the perfect occasion for you to connect with such noble animals and enjoy the surrounding areas in its most quintessential way possible. This excursion gives you a great opportunity to gallop and discover an area that the majority of visi-tors will never have the privilege of seeing. Lake Jote is a site of incredible beauty, with nature at your fingertips you’ll see the native birds flying free, vegetation, and as always the spectacular Paine Massif. This is an alternative only for people with prior experience in horseback riding.
Lake Toro Viewpoint (Lookout)
Difficulty: High | Duration: 3.5hrs | Walking Distance: 4km (2.5mil) – 3hrs
Departure Time: 09:00 AM or 15:00 PM
This tough trekking route towards Lake Toro lookout begins a few meters from the Weber Bridge in the direction of the Sierra del Toro where the ‘Bagual’ bull (wild bulls) used to run free on the banks of the Paine River. This excursion is an excellent alternative to marvel at Lake Toro, the largest lake in the region of Magallanes. It’s beautiful range of colours stand out in contrast with the rest of the earthy landscape. It also occupies a vast expanse of area and has a privileged 360° view of the Paine Massif, the Paine and Serrano River including several other great attractions. This lookout is a totally satisfying reward after all the physical ef-forts.
Las Torres Base
Difficulty: High (steep) | Duration: 11 ½ hrs | Walking Distance: 20.4km (12.5mil) – 9hrs
Departure Time: 07:30AM
We will begin our day by traveling to the eastern area of Torres del Paine National Park, in the direction of Estancia Cerro Paine. After a short walk we will cross the sus-pension bridge at the Ascencio River – water flow originating up the valley and named after the renowned bandit of Patagonia at the beginning of last century. Our first next challenge begins with a slow pace uphill to reach the 500 meter mark base of Monte Almirante Nieto.
(1st of November to the 30th of April, except the 25th of December and 1st of January)
Difficulty: High | Duration: 12 hrs | Walking Distance: 22km (13.7mil) – 8 ½ hrs
Departure Time: 08:00AM
This very complete trekking excursion includes various points of interests. It has the advantage of onlooking at the Paine Massif from the south-east perspective and pro-vides a spectacular panoramic view of Paine Grande and the Horns on the opposite side. This route constantly showcases the different types of sedimentary and granite rock formations of the massif.
Mount Ferrier Viewpoint (Lookout)
Difficulty: High | Duration: 5 hrs Walking Distance: 5km (3.1mil) – 4 hrs |
Departure Time: 08:00 AM or 14:00pm
An unforgettable alternative for anyone with a passion for trekking…
Although the summit of Mount Ferrier is located at 1600mts above sea level, at 700mts height a trek to this excellent lookout is achievable for anyone in a good physi-cal condition, and able to cope with an uphill path winding through abundant local vegetation. As we reach this lookout, we are captivated by stunning landscape views of gorgeous lakes, icebergs and mountains within the National Park. Glaciers are in sight like the Pingo and the Grey together with the Paine Massif. This trek is without doubt an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Available - September to May
Hotel Rio Serrano
Set in one of the most phenomenal locations within Torres del Paine’s National Park; Hotel Rio Serrano lies within the Southern entrance of this natural wonder. This unique and breathtaking hotel, combines the highest level of hospitality, design and comfort to provide an elegant, yet warm place to relax and feel in touch with the surrounding nature.
The recent renovation to our room’s decoration aims to connect you back to the local ethnic roots of the native Selknam. This scheme together with the exceptional Patagonian magic views create a space of tranquility and rest Hotel Rio Serrano offers 95 rooms in total:
66 Superior Category (32m2) with Macizo Paine views
29 Standard Category (24m2) with Balmaceda Hill views
Superior Balcony rooms are also available on request. Please ask us for more details.
Accommodation with private facilities
Transfers: September 2018-April 2019 - From/to-from Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales / Cerro Castillo to Hotel Río Serrano only