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Torres Del Paine
Travel Guide

Torres Del Paine featuring mountains, landscape views and a lake or waterhole

Visit the rugged heartland of Chilean Patagonia, a region of cattle farmers, condors and sweeping glacial plains beneath ice-capped mountains. 

With a spectacular landscape of mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers and lakes, the district of Torres Del Paine is an outdoor lover's dream. Hike through a mountainous wilderness, kayak across high altitude lakes and lagoons and then explore the communities in this part of the southern Chilean Patagonia.

Much of the region is dominated by the Torres del Paine National Park. Among the most popular ways to experience the natural scenery here are mountain climbing, hiking, horse riding, kayaking and fishing.

For many visitors, the stopping off point for trips into the national park is Puerto Natales. In addition to being a base for thrilling outdoor expeditions, the city has several popular attractions. Go shopping in the downtown area, enjoy a coastal walk and visit the nearby Mylodon Cave. This is a large cave complex where remains of an ancient giant sloth, known as a mylodon, were found.

Between Puerto Natales and the entrance to the national park is Villa Cerro Castillo, the municipality’s capital and administrative center. Go to its small museum to learn about the first colonizers who settled the region. Then travel about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) out of town to see their final resting places at the Cerro Castillo Colonizer Cemetery.

If you are here in December, watch thousands of sheep being shorn. In the Villa Cerro Castillo Shearing Shed, around 1,500 sheep have their fleeces shaved off each day. Catch the farmers’ party in January, in which Chilean cowboys display their skills breaking colts and training sheep dogs.

Go on a horse riding tour of the local area and see a condor nesting ground and a cave featuring an image of Saint Teresita de los Andes. Before visiting, you must seek permission from the ranch owners on whose lands the attractions are located.

To reach Torres Del Paine, fly into the airport at Punta Arenas. From there, drive or take a bus to cover the 140 miles (226 kilometers) to Puerto Natales. With gorgeous scenery, active pursuits and fascinating cultural attractions, excitement is guaranteed at Torres Del Paine.

Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
4 out of 5
Torres Del Paine, Sector Pueblito Serrano, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Serrano River and Torres del Paine National Park. Cuernos del Paine Lookout and Lago ...
4.3/5Excellent! (209 reviews)
"The local culture embedded into the property was unique and amazing. The spa and staff were fabulous. The views from the room were incredible."

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
explora Patagonia - All Inclusive
explora Patagonia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Torres del Paine National Park, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
Situated on a lake, this all-inclusive resort is in the same region as Salto Chico Falls, Salto Grande and Torres del Paine National Park. Regional attractions ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
I think this is what a six-star hotel is like
"The hotel is in the middle of the park, and all the activities are within short distance. If you are into trekking and exploring Patagonia, this is for you. The hotel has activities and excursions fitting all ages and abilities; and there are lots of activities to choose from. You always go in small ..."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

explora Patagonia - All Inclusive
Ecocamp Patagonia
Ecocamp Patagonia
3 out of 5
Torres Del Paine National Park, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
Situated in a national park, this lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Torres del Paine National Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Rio Paine Waterfall and Amarga Lake. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
"Amazing! We started our trip here, but I would recommend starting at Refugio Paine Grande and spending your last day here. It's incredible. Get the suite so you can have your own private amazing bathroom. Dinner was perfect."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2018

Ecocamp Patagonia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cabañas Lago Tyndall
Cabañas Lago Tyndall
3 out of 5
Rio Serrano S/n, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
Situated in Torres Del Paine, this cabin is steps away from Serrano River and Torres del Paine National Park. Cuernos del Paine Lookout and Lago Pehoe are also ...
3.8/5Good! (135 reviews)
Good stay with some serious limitations
"The cabin we stayed in was simple and old. The beds were comfortable and we had hot water without any problems. The WiFi does not work during peak usuage hours and needs to be upgraded. It is fine during quiet times during the say. The kitchen is supplied with the bare minimum, no salt etc. The bathroom ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Cabañas Lago Tyndall
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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