TORRES DEL PAINE AND PUERTO NATALES
Know Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales
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.
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.
Weather: 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.