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TORRES DEL PAINE | CHILE

Why Visit Torres del Paine?

"The giant mountain peaks, glacier lakes and vast landscapes of Patagonia and Torres del Paine will live long in the memory of anyone who travels to this wild southern region."

The fabled region of Patagonia refers to most of southern Chile and Argentina covering a large unspecified area. The origin of the word Patagonia is widely attributed to Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer, who used the word patagón, meaning giants, to describe the indigenous people he encountered whilst on an expedition to the area in 1520. Spectacular Torres del Paine is Chile’s most famous national park and one of Latin America’s most beautiful corners. Dotted with old estancias, traditional sheep farms, epic glaciers, temperate forests, unique wildlife and famously unpredictable weather, this is a wild but captivating region.

Map of Torres del Paine

When is the Best Time to Visit Torres del Paine?

The weather in Patagonia and Torres del Paine is notoriously unpredictable and can change at any moment. You can expect to experience four seasons in one day, even in the summer months. For the best chance of decent weather the best time to go is between September and March with the peak period from December until February when lodges get booked up well in advance. We love the Autumn colours that are on display towards the end of March and in April. These months are slightly colder and slightly wetter, but the park is quieter with less crowds. It is possible to visit over the winter months, but visiting Torres del Paine in winter is a very different experience and you have to know what you are getting yourself in for!
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What are the Highlights of Torres del Paine?

Perhaps Chile’s most spectacular destination, the high, imposing mountains and wild scenery of Patagonia and Torres del Paine are a highlight of any trip. Here are our highlights of the region.
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Hiking
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Lake Trips
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Remote Lodges
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Wildlife
★ Trek to the viewpoint at the base of Las Torres mountains

★ Tackle the Los Cuernos hike

★ Discover the famous Mylodon cave

★ Take a boat trip to Grey Lake to see the Grey Glacier up close

★ Navigate the icy fjords on a trip to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers

Explore These Destinations in Chile

Browse our selection of spectacular destinations in Chile. We can take you from the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama desert in the north to the remote Southern Fjords in the South. Call us on 0208 191 7772 or send an enquiry to begin planning your trip!
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