Patagonia Running Festival Marathon 2025

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Date
May 3, 2025
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultramarathon

If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel’s Patagonia Packages please: EMAIL OUR TRIP DESIGNER or CALL 617-242-7845

Nestled at the very bottom of South America, Patagonia is remote, rugged, stunningly beautiful and guaranteed to leave you breathless and rejuvenated as you disconnect from the world and find your place amid its natural magnificence!

After five years of hosting our Patagonia Running Festival in the region’s springtime, we are excited to move our race to May, to enjoy Patagonia’s beautiful autumn season. Although it’s considered to be less windy than September, don’t be fooled, wind is always a possibility on race day.

Marathon Tours & Travel is continuing it’s partnership with The Massif ®, a Magellan family business that recognizes the relevance and natural heritage value of Torres del Paine. Our Patagonia Running Festival packages have been designed to bring together global runners to participate in the best race day and adventure travel experience that Chilean Patagonia has to offer. Running within Torres del Paine National Park, runners can choose from the Ultra 50K, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K or 5K distances. After fulfilling the dream of running in one of the most pristine places on the planet, you will cross the finish line conveniently located at our Hotel Rio Serrano & Spa and join the post-race celebration! We have incorporated five years of client feedback to enhance our Patagonian experience and welcome you to read what past clients highlighted.

Immerse yourself in a hiker’s paradise and enjoy a wonderfully unique experience, unlike any before. The turquoise waters, beautiful glaciers, towering granite horns and jaw-dropping landscapes of this eighth wonder of the world are humbling indeed.

What else can you expect? Terrific wildlife-watching in Torres del Paine; seeing the majestic condors soaring overhead; spotting foxes, huemul or Andean deer and guanacos along the way; and if you lie in wait patiently, you might even be lucky enough to spot the reclusive puma!

Meals Included

Meals Included

All meals are included in Patagonia & Atacama hotel stays. Santiago - Meals per Itinerary

Guide

Guide

Services of English Speaking guides and MTT Hosts

Transfers

Transfers

Atacama, Santiago & Patagonia, transfers included per itinerary. Private transfers available at additional cost on request.

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Choose from our 5, 7 or 11 night packages

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation is carefully selected for you

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed entry into the Patagonia Running Festival

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Celebration Party with VIP access & Welcome Receptions

Excursions

Excursions

Selection of hikes, tours & sightseeing everyday per itinerary

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Transfer to the beginning of the race

Medal Bling

Medal Bling

All finishers receive a race t-shirt & finishers medal

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • “Atacama to Patagonia” Package/11 Nights /April 25 - May 6, 2025

      Friday, April 25
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      Please note: group round-trip airfare between Santiago-Calama and Santiago-Patagonia and airport transfers are included in this package.

      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival to the Santiago International Airport (SCL). Meet your MTT host and leave your bags at our airport hotel to explore Santiago on your own or catch up on some sleep to be ready for your morning departure to Atacama on Saturday. 

      Saturday, April 26
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      After breakfast in the hotel, a two (2) hour flight brings us to Calama and your first taste of the vastness of northern ChileThe hour drive to our hotel offers the chance to see Guanaco and VicuñaBe sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife sightingsUpon arrival to our hotel in Atacama, you will have relaxation time before joining us for a welcome reception, dinner and trip briefing. 

      We are excited to be returning to the newly renovated Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa.  It’s commitment to the environment and sustainability while providing luxury accommodations is unmatched. Tierra Atacama hotel & Spa provides an all-inclusive package (lodging, all meals daily, open bar and daily sightseeing options). Excursions to Chaxa Lagoon to see the resident flamingos, a tour to Toconao, a secluded village and desert oasis known for its fruit cultivation, and breakfast with among the Tatio Geysers are only a of the few possible sightseeing opportunities. A sample Itinerary is provided below though subject to change. Combined with the highly rated all-inclusive Patagonia package, you will be able to compare and contrast two iconic locations in a first-class way! (Breakfast in Santiago, Reception and dinner in Atacama included)

      Sunday, April 27
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      Explore Vallecito in the morning with your guide. The landscape of this small valley will have you imagining that you are on the moon. During this trip, you will walk in the beautiful desert panorama, make a stop at the salt mountain viewpoint, and you will discover Uyllu Tulor, an ancient archaeological site of a former village complex.

      After lunch at the hotel, we will make our way to Cahxa Lagoon. AT 4,500 meters above sea level, surrounded by volcanoes, mountains and ranges this salt flat is a bird lovers paradise and flamingos, with their vibrant plumage, abound. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, April 28
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      Today, we will depart on a full day tour to Peidras Rjoas. A picnic lunch will be provided. We will also visit the Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons located at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range under the same names. Hiking the trails, we will enjoy nature in a breathtaking landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue clear sky, colorful vegetation and wildlife. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Tuesday, April 29
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      Today is an early day! This morning we will drive north and after approximately 90 minutes, we will reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the Southern Hemisphere and one the highest in the world located (4,300 M). This geothermal field is known as the “Geysers del Tatio”. Moreover, we will arrange for a dip in these hot springs if you are inclined! This forty-minute stop will allow you to rest and enjoy one of nature’s natural healing springs.

      While returning to San Pedro de Atacama, you may be able to spot some friends like the camelids Vicuñas, foxes and birds. It will be our mission to get the best photos of them during a few stops with breathtaking views. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Wednesday, April 30
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      This morning is our final time to enjoy this stunning natural wonder. In the afternoon, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport of Calama and back to Santiago. Tonight, we will stay at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport to make our early morning departure to Patagonia a little easier on the group. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Thursday, May 1
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      This morning board an early flight to Punta Arenas.  After a five (5) hour bus ride (with stops) we will arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano and have time for your first of many activities. After your adventure we will regroup this evening in the hotel for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Boxed breakfast & lunch, Dinner include) 

      Friday, May 2
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      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make several stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, May 3
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, May 4
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight, join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, May 5
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through the Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, May 6
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      Today is departure day. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

    • “Experience Chile” Package/7 Nights/April 29 - May 6, 2025

      Tuesday, April 29
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      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival to the Santiago International Airport (SCL). Make your own way to the Santiago Renaissance Hotel and join us for a welcome brunch from 9:30 – 11:00 am. This afternoon you can venture out to explore the local neighborhoods in Santiago before joining us for an optional late afternoon ‘light’ training run. Your evening starts with a Welcome Reception from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. (Brunch and Welcome Reception included)

      Please note: group round-trip airfare between Santiago and Patagonia and airport transfers are included in this package.

      Wednesday, April 30
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      Choose between an optional full-day tour to Valparaiso (#1) or explore Santiago on your own (#2). Enjoy exploring Santiago tonight and having dinner on your own. (Breakfast included)

      Tour Options:

      #1 Before our Valparaiso tour, we will visit Casas del Bosque to explore the vineyard and its cellars, learn about production, storage and fermentation of wine. Tastings and lunch are included before you continue to Valparaiso. This coastal port city dates to 1536. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Valparaiso is a magical place of unforgettable landscapes and colorful neighborhoods

      Meals: Lunch included

      #2 Explore Santiago on your own.

      Thursday, May 1
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      This morning we will transfer to the Santiago Airport for our early flight to Punta ArenasAfter a five (5) hour bus ride (with stops) we will arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano and have time for your first of many activities After your adventure will regroup this evening in the hotel for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Boxed breakfast & lunch, dinner included) 

      Friday, May 2
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      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make several stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, May 3
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, May 4
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, May 5
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through the Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, May 6
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      Today is departure day. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

    • “Experience Patagonia" Package/5 Nights/May 1 - 6, 2025

      Thursday, May 1
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      Plan to arrive to Punta Arenas (PUQ) Airport before 9:30 AM todayYou might consider flying into Santiago or Punta Arenas a day early as flights are limited. Meet your MTT host and transfer five (5) hours (with stops) to the Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa. Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner included)

      Please note: Private transfers can be arranged at additional cost if your flight arrival time is after 9:30 AM 

      Friday, May 2
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      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make several stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, May 3
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, May 4
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight, join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, May 5
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, May 6
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      Today is departure day. Transfer schedule (subject to change) from Rio Serrano to Punta Arenas airport will be provided in January 2025. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

  • Extensions

    • “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | May 5 – 10, 2025

      The “W” circuit chosen by Wikiexplora in the 1st place of “The greatest treks in the world”. There are three valleys that make up this trekking in the heart of the Torres del Paine Massif, giving it this peculiar form of “W”, Ascencio Valley, French Valley, and Grey Valley, without a doubt will make you feel amazed and small compared to what we refer to as “Nature’s Paintbrush”. It is challenging and life changing
      The 2025 “W Circuit” Itinerary 
      East to West
      West to East

      Additional ‘All-Inclusive’ nights at Hotel Rio Serrano are available on request.

  • Packages & Rates

    • We offer three package options with a guaranteed race entry: 1) eleven-night (Atacama to Patagonia), seven-night (Experience Chile) and five-night (Experience Patagonia). All our packages include your accommodation in Patagonia at the Hotel Rio Serrano & Spa. Your package is “all-inclusive” and offers daily excursions including trekking, boating, horseback riding and climbing options so you can explore this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on the non-race days.

      All Itineraries Offered Include the Following Features in Patagonia:

      • Round trip transfer at set time(s) with bilingual guide from Punta Arenas airport and Hotel Río Serrano
      • Five (5) nights at the Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa – the Official Finish Line Hotel
      • All hotel accommodations
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Transfer to the beginning of the race
      • Post-race VIP area
      • 35% discount on massage services (non-transferable)
      • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
      • Your choice of daily excursions with bilingual guide, choose from:
      • Full Day Excursions:
        • Paine Massif
        • Trekking Chacabuco
        • Trekking Base Torres
      • Half Day Excursions:
        • Rock climbing
        • Trekking Aonikenk
        • Trekking Cóndor Viewpoint
        • Trekking Cuernos Viewpoint
        • Trekking Grey Beach
        • Trekking Hidden Lagoon
        • Trekking Monte Ferrier
        • Salto Grande Waterfall Viewpoint
        • Trekking Salto Serrano
        • Horseback riding “Nutria River” (1 or 2 hours)
      • Race Entry

      “Atacama to Patagonia” Eleven (11​) Night Package | April 25 – May 6, 2025

      Features:

      In Santiago

      • Two (2) nights at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport (April 25 & 30)
      • 2 Buffet Breakfasts
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Atacama (April 26 & April 30)
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas (May 1 & May 6, or May 10 if including the “W” Trek)
      • All travelers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      In Atacama

      • Four (4) nights accommodation at Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa (April 26 – 30)
      • All hotel taxes
      • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
      • Open Bar (except premium liqueurs, wines and premium beers)
      • Private transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
      • Entrance fees
      • Bilingual local English-speaking guide
      • All staff and guide tips

      In Patagonia

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Travel Insurance

      “Experience Chile” Seven (7) Night Package Features | April 29 – May 6, 2025

      Features:

      In Santiago

      • Two (2) nights at the Renaissance Santiago (April 29-May 1)
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Welcome Brunch and Welcome Reception (April 29)
      • Full-Day excursion to either Valparaiso or explore Santiago on your own (April 30)
      • Transfer to airport for flight to Patagonia
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas.  All travelers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      In Patagonia

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Travel Insurance

      “Experience Patagonia” Five (5) Night Package Features | May 1 – 6, 2025

      Features:

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Roundtrip airfare to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)
      • Travel Insurance

       

      Airfare:

      It is not a requirement to book flights that are not included in the package with Marathon Tours & Travel.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents

      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

       

      Rates (all prices per person and in US dollars)

      Additional nights available upon request

      “Atacama to Patagonia” Eleven (11) Night Package | April 25 – May 6, 2025 Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package$8495 per person$12,765N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$8695 per person$13,115N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Balcony Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$8920 per person$13,500N/A
      “Experience Chile” Seven (7) Night Package | April 29 – May 6, 2025Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package$4050 per person$4905N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$4250 per person$5250Upon Request
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Balcony Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$4475 per person$5640N/A
      “Experience Patagonia” Five (5) Night Package | May 1 – 6, 2025 Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package$2690 per person$3425N/A
      Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$2890 per person$3775Upon Request
      Extensions
      ExtensionRate
      Additional Nights at Hotel Rio Serrano - AtacamaUpon Request
      Additional Nights at Holiday Inn Santiago or Renaissance Santiago - SantiagoUpon Request
      “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | May 5-9 (Tented Camping)/Night of May 9 at Rio Serrano $2095 per person
      “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | May 5-9 (Refuge Lodging)/Night of May 9 at Rio Serrano $2350 per person
  • Hotels

    • “Atacama to Patagonia” 11 Night Package

      San Pedro de Atacama:

      Tierra Atacama

      A favorite stay among all our hotels, we are excited to be returning to the newly renovated Tierra Atacama in May 2025From architecture to decorative details, every aspect of the remodeling has been carried out with care to ensure an authentic experience with the destination, and the desire to provide memorable experiences for visitors. With new distinctive pieces around every corner, they’ve added quality, beauty, and a sense of cultural belonging to the hotel’s narrative. Indulge yourself in the serenity and beauty of its natural surroundings and immerse yourself in the luxury of its amenities, guest rooms and spa (be sure to check out the private hot tub during your stay)The guides inspire and educate, and the staff take care to ensure that every need is met beyond expectationLocal cuisine, impeccably prepared and presented, will be hard to resist even with a race on the calendar! Don’t skip the deserts! 

      Santiago:

      Holiday Inn Santiago
      A sleek, contemporary design and a convenient location make the Holiday Inn® Santiago – Airport Terminal Hotel a perfect choice for your next stop at Santiago, Chile. We are ideally located directly in front of the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Terminal, just a few steps outside of baggage claim.

      Patagonia:

      Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa

      The Official Finish Line hotel is located in the midst of Patagonia and an unparalleled natural environment, Hotel Rio Serrano surprises with an “all inclusive” program that helps you experience one of the most attractive parks in the world. The hotel is decorated with ethnic roots of an original Selknam village, which together with a delicate illumination and an exceptional view provide an atmosphere of rest, tranquility and relaxation in one of the most rugged regions in the world. The Kaienk restaurant offers high quality cuisine with a panoramic view of the horns of the Paine, varied daily menus will provide a wide range of typical dishes of the region and enhancing the Patagonian gastronomy is one of the largest wine cellars in the area. With the completion of a new SPA and temperate pool, they will be the only 4 star hotel in Torres del Paine National Park with this kind of facilities to offer guests a new experience of relaxation, wellness and connection with nature.

      “Experience Chile” Seven (7) Night Package

      Santiago:

      Renaissance Santiago
      Step into style at Renaissance Santiago Hotel. Boasting an unbeatable location in Vitacura. Walk to shops in Parque Arauco, or take a short drive to Patio Bellavista and Sky Costanera. Following your adventure, surround yourself with city or mountain views in our modern rooms. (Hotel pictured on the left).

      Patagonia:

      Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa
      See description above.

      "Experience Patagonia" Five (5) Night Package

      Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa​
      The Official Finish Line hotel is located in the midst of Patagonia and an unparalleled natural environment, Hotel Rio Serrano surprises with an “all inclusive” program that helps you experience one of the most attractive parks in the world. The hotel is decorated with ethnic roots of an original Selknam village, which together with a delicate illumination and an exceptional view provide an atmosphere of rest, tranquility and relaxation in one of the most rugged regions in the world. The Kaienk restaurant offers high quality cuisine with a panoramic view of the horns of the Paine, varied daily menus will provide a wide range of typical dishes of the region and enhancing the Patagonian gastronomy is one of the largest wine cellars in the area. With the completion of a new SPA and temperate pool, they will be the only 4 star hotel in Torres del Paine National Park with this kind of facilities to offer guests a new experience of relaxation, wellness and connection with nature.

  • Event Information

    • Race Date:  May 3, 2025

      Race Time:  Marathon and Ultra 50K at 11:00 AM; Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K at 12:00 PM (time subject to change)

      The Course: A point to point course located primarily in Torres del Paine National Park. Runners will exit the park with 3K remaining to our shared Finish Line for all distances, which is located at Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa (our hotel) located in Villa Serrano. The routes will follow park roads that are packed gravel, curves and changing slopes. The altitude along the route ranges from 21 to 260 meters (75 – 850 feet) above sea level. Please find the Patagonia Race Route and Elevation Chart here.

      Temperature: The Fall Patagonia climate is variable and unpredictable. Expect temperatures to range from 34F to 55F degrees. May winds are generally not as strong as Patagonian spring winds but don’t be surprised if you do experience the Patagonian winds on race day. Light rain is also a possibility. Therefore, you should come prepared for everything.

      Entry Fee: All tour packages include your race fee, transportation to the start, a race t-shirt, finishers medal and finish festival. Your entry is guaranteed after receipt of a completed tour application form and deposit.

      Time Limit: The Marathon course time limit is seven (7) hours.  The time limit for the Half-Marathon and 10K is six (6) hours.

      Difficulty: Difficult. Challenging hilly course, Patagonia wind and weather can be an issue.

      More information on the Patagonia Running Festival website.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with a deposit of $600 per guest must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment must be received before January 15, 2025. Final payments received after January 15, 2025 will be charged a $50 late payment fee.

      Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.

      Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features. Land Prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

      Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents
      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

      Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.

  • Testimonials

    • Loved the excursions - we love to be busy and see as much as we can... - 2023

      Loved the excursions – we love to be busy and see as much as we can and these didn’t disappoint. They were always well organized and planned out. The bonus stargazing trip was late and we were all tired but WOW – so worth it – seeing Saturn was unreal!! The meals on the excursions were simply amazing!! Like holy…..who just pull off to a spot facing a mountain and pull out real plates and a full blown meal with wine and beer and charcuterie boards and dessert – it blew all our minds and tasted amazing!!

      We were with Marcie from beginning to end and she was awesome!.. - 2023

      We were with Marcie from beginning to end and she was awesome!! She took care of any needs anyone had. She was super organized and remained calm in situations that were certainly frustrating but managed to also get answers when she needed them. Very accommodating, helpful and generous – a joy to be around!

      We loved this hotel (Tierra Atacama) - in fact we often... - 2023

      We loved this hotel (Tierra Atacama) – in fact we often would say that we would come back again just to go to this hotel. Clean, and eco friendly which I loved. They were so kind, always greeting you when you come in, taking care of your every need, turning down the sheets, chocolates on the pillow – it’s the little things. The outdoor shower was awesome – the room was awesome – loved the view and the openness of it.

      We lucked out with a gorgeous day - blue skies and sunny so our navigation trip was excellent... 2023

      We lucked out with a gorgeous day – blue blue skies and sunny so our navigation trip was excellent – the views of the glaciers were breathtaking – so awesome!! We were on cloud 9 after finishing our trek and it was a great way to top it all off. (W Trek)

      "The warmth of the people, the beautiful land..." - 2022

      The warmth of the people, the beautiful land, and the challenging course made this trip one to be remembered and loved.

      "...Marathon Tours & Travel has it all..." - 2022

      If you want hassle free travel with added local excursions and a personal touch then Marathon Tours & Travel has it all. Would highly recommend!

      "I can’t imagine a better venue..." - 2022

      I can’t imagine a better venue to have completely my seventh continent than PATAGONIA . Amazing experience! Thank you Marathon Tours & Travel!

      "It is always a pleasure to to travel with MTT..." - 2022

      All three team members – Jeff, Ann and Alyssa – were available for questions and information. It is always a pleasure to to travel with MTT. Staff is friendly, make you feel comfortable and important, and provide the opportunity to achieve individual goals.

      "From my perspective it was the trip of a lifetime..." - 2022

      The work that goes into creating an event like this didn’t go unnoticed. Tremendous team effort well done. From my perspective it was the trip of a lifetime, everything totally taken care of no stone left unturned. Congratulations.

      "I loved the scenic beauty and friendly Chilean people..." - 2022

      I loved the scenic beauty and friendly Chilean people and will never forget the Patagonia Marathon and the friendship with my fellow runners.

      COVID-19 - Messages of Client Support

      Thank you to Ms. Suter for her excellent piece on what to do if your race is cancelled. Her writing reminded me to refocus on mindfulness and to maintain the training plan for the Outback. Her counsel applies not only to running but to life in general. In line with something Ms. Suter writes, I recently resumed yoga to help deal with the Covid-19 stress. I had started following a Runner’s World yoga DVD in the months prior to Bhutan to prepare spiritually. Ironically I dropped yoga when we returned to the states because I felt too busy!

      That leads to my next thought. We were reminiscing the past two days about our wonderful time in Bhutan. Thank you to the great staff at Marathon Tours & Travel. These memories, plus Patagonia and the Big 5 tours, remind us of the beauty in the world. We greatly appreciate the work Ann and Stephanie have done for us. We look forward to traveling again.

      "Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the finish..." - 2019

      Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the finish – so nice being by the hotel so we could get showered and then cheer the others in.

      "Marathon Tours has the unique skill of making everything about the trip work perfectly..."- 2019

      Marathon Tours has the unique skill of making everything about the trip work perfectly. Nothing is missed – a beautiful hotel, thoughtful gifts such as the water bottles, tables laid out with food and drink at each excursion…fabulous staff…you guys have these tours to perfection!! Thank you.

      "The Rio Serrano hotel experience was fantastic!" - 2019

      The Rio Serrano hotel experience was fantastic! The hotel was well-maintained and in a beautiful setting, I can’t praise the staff highly enough for their professionalism and for making people feel comfortable. That includes all the excursion staff.

      "This trip exceeded my expectations..." - 2019

      This trip exceeded my expectations with the beauty of the area, adventurous spirit, amazing accommodations, and amazing MTT staff.

      "The Patagonia Marathon is among my top three marathons..." - 2019

      The Patagonia Marathon is among my top three marathons with Boston and Berlin, as no marathon I have experienced rivals the natural beauty of the course and the social interaction with other runners.

      "I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip..." - 2018

      I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip. Patagonia was Number 2 on my travel bucket list since childhood (Number 1 was Antarctica :-)). As all my trips with MT this one was just wonderful, well organized, and allowed me to experience an absolutely mesmerizing landscape, its unique fauna and flora and wonderful people with a great group of like minded runners and travelers!

      "Our experience at Torres del Paine made me feel very special..." - 2018

      Our experience at Torres del Paine made me feel very special. We were receiving the best dedicated service, staying at the most glamorous accommodations and at the same time so close to the wonderful nature around us.

      "Wonderful job to the staff!" - 2018

      Wonderful job to the staff! You did a great job and I wonder how much faster you all would have run if you had more rest! A big job keeping the troops informed and all the behind the scenes planning thanks again Jeff, Stephanie and Jacqui see you on the next adventure.

      "Unforgettable experience..." - 2018

      Unforgettable experience, unforgettable vistas, amazing trip run by amazing people.

      The Runners Country Club

      The company has been doing a great job listening to clients and adding some remarkable trips – Madagascar, Cuba, Jerusalem, Patagonia.

      Valle Nevado Snow Skiing

      Valle Nevado is the newest and grandest of the Tres Valles resorts. Sporting Chile’s only detachable quad and a five star hotel at its base area, Valle Nevado attracts a very international crowd that enjoy its expansive intermediate focused terrain. Valle Nevado features huge wide-open slopes amidst spectacular mountain scenery. With an amazing 9,000 acres of in bounds ski-able terrain and the highest lift service in the Southern hemisphere, Valle Nevado presents vast powder opportunities. In addition to Valle’s ginormous in bounds area it also offers private heli-skiing in its adjacent valleys. What Valle Nevado lacks in steepness and extreme terrain it makes up for in pure area. The Tres Puntas poma lift, the longest in South America, drops riders off at 3,670 meters (12,040 feet) beneath the gargantuan 17,000 foot Cerro Plomo Peak.

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Meet the Reps

Marcie Clawson

Trip Designer | Cycling Product Manager

Marcie Clawson

Trip Designer | Cycling Product Manager

Born and raised in Canada, Marcie discovered the magic of road cycling in grade six after earning a 10-speed bike selling oranges for her school fundraiser. Although active in soccer, basketball and rowing during her school years, she admits that physical activity took a backseat to a career in design.

While raising her kids in New England, she rekindled her love of cycling in 2016 and, as a personal challenge, added running and swimming in 2018 to compete in her first 70.3 Triathlon in Prague, CZ to celebrate her 50th birthday. Since then, she has completed two full and five half distance triathlons; and a number of gravel and CX races. Her love of travel and cycling has spurred her to ride her bike more than 24,000 miles in the last six years including multi-day adventures across Czech Republic and three different states. She has circumvented Lake Champlain and conquered mountains in Austria, Canada and the US on two wheels.

Though competitive in nature and fueled by the excitement of a new venue, Marcie found that her greatest joy in racing Triathlon came from the challenge of planning for the unexpected and getting to know people along the course, hearing their stories and motivations and finding out their “WHY”.

A self-admitted “Jack of all trades”, Marcie comes to MTT with work experiences as both a bicycle mechanic and a producer of custom cycling endurance apparel. Marcie currently manages running packages to Big Five, Petra, Iceland Volcano, Polar Circle, Midnight Marathon, Lost City, First Light, Queenstown, Great Wall, and our very own Patagonia Running Festival. She is excited be a part of your journey and to help you to achieve your “WHY”.