Have you ever felt completely insignificant in comparison to nature? Well, get ready to feel precisely that way among the turquoise waters, glaciers and towering granite horns of the Torres del Paine National Park. The jaw-dropping landscapes of this eighth wonder of the world are humbling indeed.
Immerse yourself in this vast national park; a backpack and comfortable shoes are all you require for a trekking adventure, the best possible way to explore this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Take full advantage of the 17 hours of daylight in summer and don’t miss out on sunrise, when the horns of the Torres del Paine massif glow purple and red. Sail on Lake Grey to admire the eponymous glacier, or paddle a kayak through its colossal blue and white icebergs.
You’ll enjoy terrific wildlife-watching in Torres del Paine. See majestic condors wheeling in the pristine skies overhead. Look out for foxes, huemul or Andean deer and guanacos along the way, and if you lie in wait patiently, you might be lucky enough to spot the reclusive puma.
DISCOVER THE ATTRACTIONS OF TORRES DEL PAINE
The so-called W trekking trail runs around the main tourist attractions of Torres del Paine. The journey is named by the union of the three large areas which the trail runs through: the Ascencio Valley, the Francés Valley and the Grey Glacier Valley.
It is definitely one of the favorite treks for nature lovers. Dare living this adventure which lasts between 4 and 7 days, walking through lenga forests, amazing lookouts and steep slopes. Get ready to push yourself to the limit!
A complete and demanding path along the wonderful Torres del Paine is what the so-called “O Trail” offers. The 93.2 km long walk begins in the Amarga Lake area and completely circles the famous mountain.
Dare to be part of this challenge, lasting between 7 and 10 days and feel the privilege of getting to know places such as the John Garner Pass, the highest place on the circuit which, at 1,350 meters, has a impressive view of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields.
Located inside the Torres del Paine National Park, the lake provides one of the most impressive postcards of Chile. A declared International Biosphere Reserve, its waters covered by ice sediment and huge floating icebergs will leave you breathless.
Its deep grey waters at more than five hundred meters of depth, let you kayak and canoe across it. Capture the moment with your camera and behold the rocky masses leading to the Southern Ice Fields that surround it.
CUEVA DEL MILODÓN NATURAL MONUMENT
The Cueva del Milodón is a site of great paleontological interest formed by three caves which have their remains almost intact. It is well known for having the “Devil’s Chair” at its entrance, a rock which, as legend says, was used by the mylodon as a throne. Others guarantee that it was Lucifer himself who lived here.
Don’t freak out! You’ll find a life sized replica of the famous mammal which the place is named after. Take a picture wrestling with the animal or a cuter one, giving it a hug. When you finish, take the time to have a picnic in the surrounding area, as there are special places to eat in the middle of nature.
SERRANO RIVER TOURISM VILLA
Enjoy a privileged view of unspoiled nature and adrenaline filled experiences at the Serrano River Tourism Villa. Visit the wonderful landscape on horseback or be thrilled while kayaking through its rapids.
Lick your fingers tasting the delicious Magellanic food where fire-pit roasted lamb is the main attraction. When the day ends the unique tranquility of its accommodation and the variety of therapeutic massages will leave you totally renewed.
Sail through the Patagonian crystal-clear waters of this impressive scenic lake. Surrounded by endemic vegetation, it is a dream spot to see animals and to practice sport fishing.
Relax on its shores where you’ll have an spectacular view of the Cuernos del Paine Mountains. Fingers crossed, if the weather allows it, you’ll be amazed by the reflection of the mountains on the water. A one of a kind spectacle.