Conservation VIP Volunteering in Torres del Paine -

Conservation VIP Volunteering in Torres del Paine

TRAILMAX Experience: Volunteering in Patagonia!

Group Size: 8 – 18 plus trip leaders –  Volunteer spots are now available for the upcoming season! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and make a significant difference while being at the 8th wonder of the world.

The renowned Torres del Paine National Park in Chile has some of the most impressive mountains in the world. Visitors from around the globe travel to see this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and experience Patagonia’s finest trekking.

Restoring Base Torres, the national park’s main trail, is an unbeatable volunteer opportunity that contributes to Torres del Paine’s sustainability.

In alliance with ConservationVIP, a non-profit institution dedicated to restoring trails in emblematic destinations around the world, Las Torres is offering volunteer trips in Torres del Paine National Park to support a community dependent on its incredible trails.

Once a year, ConservationVIP brings a group of 18 volunteers to Torres del Paine for its Patagonia Volunteer Trip. This is your opportunity to make the Biggest Impact in a Season. Five days of trail work, a day of rest & exploration of Lago Grey, and then back to five more days of trail work…with a short day hike up to see the towers.

ConservationVIP experts will be in charge of operations in different Las Torres facilities, where volunteers will have unforgettable experiences at the Eighth Wonder of the World.


Volunteer Trip Dates

  • February 26 to March 9, 2024

Where Will You Stay?

Las Torres

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What is there to enjoy?

Las Torres

Among the most famous mountains in the world, these three granite peaks rise into the sky at 2,850 m (9,350 ft), 2,800 m (9,200 ft), and 2,600 m (8,500 ft). Molded by sheer glacial force, these are the impressive towers that give the park its name.


Teamwork and New Friendships

Join a group of volunteers who will hike and repair the Base Torres Trail. Since 2005, Conservation VIP ® has been bringing volunteers together to improve Torres del Paine’s hiking trails, protect an international treasure and build lasting friendships.

Help Thousands of People

Torres del Paine National Park has heavily-trodden trails which encroach on surrounding wildlife and habitats. Given its limited resources, the Torres del Paine community needs your help facing these challenges. Volunteers will work on trail construction and maintenance, contributing significantly to this wonderful landscape’s protection so everyone can continue enjoying it.

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What does it include?



$3,895 for 12 days; plus $125 for single room supplement, if requested and available.

The trip starts in Puerto Natales, with first night hotel & dinner included
Transportation to/from Las Torres
Bed in Refugio Central
Meals from Refugio Central


*Re single supplement: All lodging in the park is shared lodging. The only single accommodation is in the Hotel in Puerto Natales on the first night)

*Your trip expense may be tax-deductible. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page and consult your tax advisor for details.)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.

Day 1 Meet the group in Puerto Natales, Chile.

Welcome to Patagonia! Our trip begins at 4:00 p.m. with an orientation where you’ll get acquainted with your ConservationVIP trip Leaders and fellow volunteers and get an overview of the exciting trip ahead. Our group meets in Puerto Natales, the town in Chilean Patagonia which is the primary transit point for travelers to Torres del Paine National Park. After the orientation briefing, the group will share its first dinner together. (dinner and hotel lodging included).

Day 2 Travel to Torres del Paine National Park.

After breakfast, we will load up our gear, board our private transport and travel for approximately 2 hours to Torres del Paine. Along the way we will watch for guanaco, rheas, condors, and more, stopping for photos as the peaks of the Park come into view. Once in the Park, we will check into the Refugio lodging. After settling in, we will have an introduction to tool handling and the volunteer project, before the evening dinner. (All meals and lodging included).

Days 3 – 12 Volunteer Projects on the Trail, Hike to the Towers, Tour Grey Glacier.

After breakfast in the Refugio each morning, we will pack our gear and box lunch and head out on the trail. We generally depart our lodging around 8:30am and return around 5:00pm. During the day, there will be a variety of tasks, with the specific tasks depending on the trail section and the volunteers’ interests. Small groups of volunteers are teamed with an experienced leader who will work with each volunteer to find the tasks which best suit the person’s interests and abilities.

During this period, there will be time to rest from the trail work and hike to the Towers and to tour Grey Glacier. (All meals and lodging included).

Day 13 Journey to Puerto Natales and Trip Completion

After an early breakfast, we depart by bus for Puerto Natales where the trip ends. You may catch a homeward-bound flight, or you may opt to extend your stay in Patagonia. (Breakfast included.)

Note: Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, the itinerary is subject to change for reasons beyond our control, including changes in the local project needs, weather, and terrain conditions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING AIR TRAVEL: Before purchasing your airline tickets, please check with us to ensure the trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

Price does not include:
• international airfare to/from Puerto Natales, Chile
• medical immunizations
• insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory)
• excess baggage charges
• airport taxes
• alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
• gratuities or personal items

Deposit and Cancellation
A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of signup; final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. The payment and refund policy can be found here.

  • 1 Trip leaders and support staff
  • 2 Accommodation in Mountain Hostel
  • 3 Hotel accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • 4 All meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on day seven
  • 5 All transportation by bus to/from Puerto Natales and within the park
  • 6 Group tools
  • 7 Guidance and training
  • 8 Park entrance fees
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Las Torres Patagonia