1. Chile
  2. Patagonia, Chile
  3. Puerto Natales
  4. Torres del Paine National Park

From Puerto Natales: Sierra Baguales Fossil Route Trek

Product ID: 306698
Explore the beautiful mountain range of Sierra Baguales on 2 medium-intensity hikes. See wild horses, mysterious landscapes, and fossils from 50 million years ago on this full-day guided trekking tour.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel lobby in Puerto Natales.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy view of the Bagual mountain range and its wildlife
  • Search for marine fossils dating from more than 50 million years ago
  • Cover approximately 13 kilometers through the mystic Sierra Baguales mountains
Full description
Trek through the wilderness of Patagonia on a full day guided excursion out into this magnificent landscape. After pickup from your hotel between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM, you’ll head to the mysterious Sierra Baguales mountain range. On arrival at the horse ranch, you’ll enjoy a welcome coffee and cookies as you learn about the origins of the ranch.  

Start off on a short trek of a half hour to visit Laguna Irene, where you can observe and photograph the birds and surroundings. As you do this, you’ll talk with your guide about the process of colonization of Patagonia, the history of the first human occupation of this place, and the habits and social importance of Patagonia for its first population.  

Then, head to your next trekking starting point. On this second hike, you’ll cover 12.5 kilometers of medium inclination. Take in views of the Baguales mountain range, where pumas, guanacos, and wild horses live. After 3.5 hours of hiking, you’ll find marine fossils, dating back more than 50 million years. With a bit of luck, you may even run into a herd of horses.  

Continue to a viewpoint located 1,200 meters above sea level and take in panoramic views of the entire sector, including excellent views of the various rock formations. Enjoy your packed lunch before taking the road back to the ranch, and from there, back to Puerto Natales.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off to Puerto Natales
  • Shared transportation
  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Walking sticks
  • Box lunch (sandwich, water, fruit, cereal bar, assorted nuts)
What’s Not Included
  • Medical insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
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The trip to Sierra Baguales was excellent, the whole crew was really super nice and took their time in explaining the history and geology of the place, especially regarding the fossils that are there in abundance, and some are old more than 60 million years, which is fascinating. Meanwhile, we saw a few significant birds, including the Condor, and the Black Swan, and also plants that are indigenous to the area, like the Yareta plant or the Calafate plant. We also saw some Guanacos, some were alive, and some were in skelleton form because the pumas ate them, so I got to see the place that is locally called the "Guanacos cemetary". I am so glad I did this tour, because the scenery is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, and it's really worth every penny since we hiked almost half a day, and enjoyed the scenery and nature along the way. The time passed so quickly because the guides were really funny and positive and we had such a laugh. All in all,I recommend it to be an absolute must.

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March 5, 2020

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REBEL VIAJES SPA

Product ID: 306698