Rio Serrano

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Highlights:

Chilean Patagonia, Trekking, Tour of the Park, Horseback Excursion

From:

US$ 982

The Rio Serrano Hotel’s unique location in front of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park means that this lodge is surrounded by astonishing nature to form a perfect synthesis of fine design, high quality and sublime comfort – while respecting the area’s fragile ecosystem. The hotel gets its name from the sinuous Serrano River, which is born in the waters of Toro Lake and flows into the nearby Ultima Esperanza Sound. All of this makes Rio Serrano the perfect base for those wishing to truly return to nature. For this, the hotel provides a host of daily full- and half-day guided excursions into the park, with activities that include trekking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, vehicle tours and boating. Rio Serrano’s unusual design, with its long sloping buildings, allows for an infinite number of enormous windows that face the park, thereby allowing guests to soak up the picture-perfect postcard views from almost everywhere in the exclusive lodge. What’s more, these spacious social areas emphasize elegance and quality while assuring a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. The 4-star hotel’s 95 rooms possess a décor that is both warm and cozy, as the architectonical lines merge the sophisticated with the rustic. These guest quarters have been designed to provide that special home-like atmosphere by using wood and stone in a perfect blend. These elements – together with in-room fireplaces – provide a sense of pure relaxation. And like the social facilities, the individual guest rooms avail themselves of the area’s natural beauty through their spectacular and breathtaking views. Among other services, the hotel provides a bar with a snack menu, a massage room, four conference rooms, and a restaurant that features regional specialties as well as international dishes. To complete the picture, this property is rated as the “best value” in Torres del Paine Park, as guests are said to get the most for their money when compared to other area properties.

Itinerary Details

Room / Cabin / Category
Price
Standard (Double)
USD$ 982
Standard (Single)
USD$ 1297
Superior (Double)
USD$ 1071
Superior (Single)
USD$ 1451
Superior with balcony (Double)
USD$ 1170
Superior with balcony (Single)
USD$ 1622

Included in the price:

  • Accommodations
  • Transfer from/to Puerto Natales airport (w/all-inclusive programs)
  • American breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Open bar: mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and liquors (premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost)
  • Two daily half-day excursions or one full-day excursion in small groups with other guests.
  • Use of pools, sauna and Jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel)

Not Included in the price:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Premium wireless connection is offered for a surcharge
  • Travel and medical insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Cost of medical emergencies, including evacuations (travel insurance is highly recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any additional transportation services
  • Any additional bar consumption
AM: Arriving at Chile’s Puerto Natales airport, a Rio Serrano Hotel representative can meet you and drive you along the scenic 83 km road to Hotel Río Serrano, situated just 4 km from the southern entrance to Torres del Paine National Park. After checking in, you can enjoy lunch at the hotel and have a chance to rest up.
PM: Following lunch at the hotel, you will have an incredible opportunity to appreciate local fauna close up and personal by approaching families of guanacos. From there, we will trek along the Aonikenk Route to the Monte Almirante Nieto area of the Paine massif, on park’s eastern trail. You will probably find this most interesting part of the trek as you will be able to observe ancient paintings made by the indigenous peoples who once inhabited this area, thereby giving an anthropological character to this activity.
AM: Today you will have an excellent alternative for experiencing the park. On this 4X4 vehicle tour, you will realize the true majesty of the Paine Massif as we visit the beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls of the park. Along with the flora and fauna of Patagonia, these features are the postcard-perfect images that you will view throughout our morning excursion that ends at Laguna Azul (“Blue Lake”), where we will have lunch with a spectacular view (weather permitting) of the famous Torres del Paine.
PM: This afternoon you will have a chance to experience one of the most spectacular views of the park. Driving in a 4X4 vehicle, we will ride to Condor Lookout Point to take in the views of everything around the massif Paine – including lakes, rivers, flora and fauna and the intense color of Lake Pehoe. If you’re lucky, you might even sight a majestic condor flying overhead or perched on a wall near the trail.
AM: This final day at Rio Serrano Hotel will provide you with an unforgettable alternative excursion. As Patagonia is the land of the gaucho, this Nutria River Horseback Excursion is the best way to connect with this celebrated culture. And for this, the Serrano River provides the ideal setting. After mounting up on your selected steed, we will ride to the Serrano River’s confluence with the Grey River, even crossing the river on horseback and heading into the Nothofagus forest. We will later ride back to the hotel for lunch.
PM: Following a rich Patagonia lunch, your amazing Chilean experience based at Rio Serrano Hotel will come to its conclusion. After you pack and check out, you will be driven back to Chile’s Puerto Natales airport for your departure home or onward.
Room / Cabin / Category
Price
Standard (Double)
USD$ 1835
Standard (Single)
USD$ 2467
Superior (Double)
USD$ 2013
Superior (Single)
USD$ 2775
Superior with balcony (Double)
USD$ 2210
Superior with balcony (Single)
USD$ 3115

Included in the price:

  • Accommodations
  • Transfer from/to Puerto Natales airport (w/all-inclusive programs)
  • American breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Open bar: mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and liquors (premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost)
  • Two daily half-day excursions or one full-day excursion in small groups with other guests.
  • Use of pools, sauna and Jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel)

Not Included in the price:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Premium wireless connection is offered for a surcharge
  • Travel and medical insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Cost of medical emergencies, including evacuations (travel insurance is highly recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any additional transportation services
  • Any additional bar consumption
AM: Arriving at Chile’s Puerto Natales airport, a Rio Serrano Hotel representative can meet you and drive you along the scenic 83 km road to Hotel Río Serrano, situated just 4 km from the southern entrance to Torres del Paine National Park. After checking in, you can enjoy lunch at the hotel and have a chance to rest up.
PM: Following lunch, we will set out on your first excursion, which will be to Lake Sarmiento. Crossing pre-Andean bush, you will sight groups of guanacos (llama-like animals typical of the Patagonian fauna). Later, we will reach this afternoon’s destination: Lake Sarmiento, whose deep blue waters contrast with calcium carbonate rock formations along its coast, which are particularly unique and quite beautiful. Later, we will walk or drive back to the hotel.
AM: This morning, we will head out along the shores of Lake Grey, which will serve as the backdrop for this simple yet serene country walk. During the trek, you will sight icebergs from the Grey Glacier, which are likely to delight you with the strong blue colors that characterize them. Also present and equally fascinating will be Nothofagus forest birds, Magellanic woodpeckers and other wildlife of the Patagonia environment.
PM: Following lunch at the hotel, you will have an incredible opportunity to appreciate local fauna close up and personal by approaching families of guanacos. From there, we will trek along the Aonikenk Route to the Monte Almirante Nieto area of the Paine massif, on park’s eastern trail. You will probably find this most interesting part of the trek as you will be able to observe ancient paintings made by the indigenous peoples who once inhabited this area, thereby giving an anthropological character to this activity.
AM: Today you will have an excellent alternative for experiencing the park. Riding in a 4X4 vehicle, you will realize the true majesty of the Paine Massif as we visit the beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls of the park. Along with the flora and fauna of Patagonia, these features are the postcard-perfect images that you will view throughout our morning excursion that ends at Laguna Azul (“Blue Lake”), where we will have lunch with a spectacular view (weather permitting) of the famous Torres del Paine.
PM: After a hearty boxed lunch, we will trek through Ascencio Valley, named in honor of the notorious Patagonia bandit of the early 20th century. Here, we will make our way through ancient beech forests that will lead us to the base of the front moraine, which was left ages ago by the advance of the Torres Glacier. Once there, we will climb up to the imposing Torres del Paine and to the lake at its foot.
AM: As Patagonia is the land of the gaucho, this region is the best place for connecting with this celebrated culture. And for this, the Serrano River provides the ideal setting. After mounting up on your selected steed, we will ride to the Serrano River’s confluence with the Grey River, even crossing the river on horseback and heading into the Nothofagus forest. We will later ride back to the hotel for lunch.
PM: This afternoon you will have a chance to experience one of the most spectacular views of the park. Driving in a 4X4 vehicle, we will ride to Condor Lookout Point to take in the views of everything around the massif Paine – including lakes, rivers, flora and fauna and the intense color of Lake Pehoe. If you’re lucky, you might even sight a majestic condor flying overhead or perched on a wall
AM: This final day at Rio Serrano Hotel will provide you with an unforgettable alternative for trekking. We will advance along a trail that winds through lush vegetation to Ferrier View Point. As we climb, your eyes will look out upon an incredible landscape full of lakes, glaciers and mountains, before we return to the hotel
PM: Following a rich Patagonia lunch, your amazing Chilean experience based at Rio Serrano Hotel will come to its conclusion. After you pack and check out, you will be driven back to Chile’s Puerto Natales airport for your flight home or onward.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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September 1, 2022

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