Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the centerpiece of Chilean Patagonia. Still largely undiscovered, Patagonia is a faraway place filled with spectacular flora and fauna as well as some of the most spectacular scenic beauty on the planet.
Torres del Paine National Park owes its awesome beauty to its four distinct ecosystems, the flora & fauna found in the park, and its wide variety of geological elements such as mountains, forests, pampas, glaciers, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Starting with the mountains and peaks, visitors are awed by the Torres del Paine towers, the Cuernos del Paine peaks and the great expanse of the Paine Massif. There are four glaciers within the park to discover and several lakes, each with a more stunning view than the next.
Patagonia is best experienced by foot, and there is a plethora of hikes to choose from while visiting. However, there are also opportunities to kayak, horseback ride, hop on a boat for a glacier navigation or a casual game drive. The fauna is intact in these forests and plains, allowing visitors to see guanacos, rheas, foxes, and sometimes the elusive condors and pumas.
The best time to visit Chilean Patagonia is November to early March (summertime in the southern hemisphere). The park will be much more crowded during the peak months of December – February, so we recommend visiting during the shoulder season months of November, early December and March for incredible weather and fewer people.
Our favorite accommodation in Torres del Paine
The Singular Patagonia
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