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Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales

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This destination in Patagonia is one of the most incredible places to visit in the region. The journey starts in Puerto Natales, where the visitor can enjoy its seashort, its former cattle ranchs and the mountains behind it. It has different attractions. The most popular ones are the Torres del Paine and Bernardo O´Higgins National Parks, as well as the Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument. There's amazing topography: mountains, fjords, channels, glaciers and lakes, which make Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park a singular and beautiful place to visit, known by their changing weather conditions. The zone has diverse hydrographic resources. Balmaceda, Pehoe, Paine, Grey, Nordenskjold and Toro lakes are some of them. Their volume turn them into perfect places to practice aquatic activities. It´s common to find huge icebergs in their surface. The singular vegetation and beautiful fauna, in which the flamencos are the protagonist, are another attraction of the area. Not only condors, ñandus and other animal species you will find here, but also important archaeological and anthropological spots, like Cueva del Milodon –and the prehistoric elements found in the place- and Kaweskar population

Attractions

Colorful flora and fauna. Amazing topography. Cultural, Historical and archaeological areas.

Activities

Trekking, high mountain tours, river kayak, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Twelfth region.

How to get there?

From Punta Arenas: Land route, by Route 9 north. From Argentina: Land route from Santa Cruz (Casas Viejas, Dorotea and Rio Don Guillermo border customs) From Puerto Montt: Airway and seaway.

When to go?

All year Long.

Climate

Different weathers. The cold moderate rainy weather -without dry season- prevails in the islands. Also, the cold hight weather –with temperatures lower than 0°C and rain as snow-, the cold steppe, polar and transandino weathers are characteristic in the area.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, information center, forest rangers, outdoor activities, national parks and reserves, museums.

Surroundings

Torres del Paine Base, Señoret Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, long network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Asia Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glacier, Dickson Glacier, Grey Glacier, Los Perros Glacier, Pio XI Glacier, Serrano Glacier, Tyndall Glacier, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Eden, Puerto Natales, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.

Some featured hotels in Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales

  • Hotel Explora Patagonia

    Located on the shores of the Pehoé Lake, in the core of the Torres del Paine National Park, the Explora Patagonia Hotel provides all the comforts and services to experience the best adventure in the Chilean Patagonia. With its all-inclusive…

    From USD$4.000 Ref. 4 Nights

    Hotel Explora Patagonia
  • Patagonia Camp

    BED AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America. It´s an original and distinctive concept where every detail has been carefully thought of so that the guests may thoroughly enjoy the magnificent…

    From USD$345 Ref. Double

    Patagonia Camp
  • Hosteria Pehoe

    Hostería Pehoé, located in the core of the Torres del Paine National Park, this hostelry invites the tourist to enjoy the wonders of nature, because of its privileged location over an island of 5 hectares. All the tourists will enjoy…

    From USD$130 Ref. Double

    Hosteria Pehoe
  • Hotel Río Serrano

    Rio Serrano Hotel is located in the eastern border of the Serrano River, which comes from the Toro Lake and flows into the Last Hope Sound , after joining in its way with the water of the Grey River and with a spectacular view of the…

    From USD$225 Ref. Double

    Hotel Río Serrano

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