GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Some of its most iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the horn-shaped peaks called Cuernos del Paine.

Address: Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
Area: 1,814 km²
Established: May 13, 1959

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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AMARGA LAGOON

Amarga Lagoon is located in the Torres del Paine National Park, on the slopes of Cerro Toro. The lagoon got its name from its high pH waters. The white stones that crown its shores are calcium carbonate stromatolites.

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CERRO CASTILLO VILLAGE

Cerro Castillo is a small village, capital of the Torres del Paine commune, close to the Argentine border.

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GHOST FOREST

Fires have burned large sections of the Torres del Paine park in the previous years, creating "Ghost Forests".

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GLACIER GRAY

The Grey Glacier is a glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, just west of the Cordillera del Paine. It flows southward into the lake of the same name. The lake can be seen when following the big circuit of Paine Mountain Range at John Garner Pass. The glacier can also be seen from the south shore of the lake, with fragments of ice floating close to the shore.

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LAMA CROSSING

There are numerous wild Guanacos (Lama Guanicoe) in the Torres del Paine park.

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MILODON CAVE

The Cueva del Milodón is a Natural Monument located along the flanks of Cerro Benitez. It comprises several caves and a rock formation called Silla del Diablo (Devil's Chair). The monument includes a cave which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon Darwini.

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TREKKING

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SALTO GRANDE

The Salto Grande is a waterfall on the Paine River, within the Torres del Paine National Park.

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SERRANO RIVER VILLAGE

The Serrano river tourist village, more popularly known as “pueblito” Serrano, is the gateway to Torres del Paine Park. It is located 80 kilometers from Puerto Natales. One can fish, ride horses or trek through the Magellan pampa.

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TRANSFER FROM PUERTO NATALES

You can either rent a car/bike and travel from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine park on your own, or go by bus through a local tourist agency.

AMARGA LAGOON

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Amarga-Lagoon---11686 cover

Amarga Lagoon is located in the Torres del Paine National Park, on the slopes of Cerro Toro. The lagoon got its name from its high pH waters. The white stones that crown its shores are calcium carbonate stromatolites.

CERRO CASTILLO VILLAGE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Cerro-Castillo-village---8886 cover

Cerro Castillo is a small village, capital of the Torres del Paine commune, close to the Argentine border.

GHOST FOREST

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Ghost-forest---11847 cover

Fires have burned large sections of the Torres del Paine park in the previous years, creating "Ghost Forests".

GLACIER GRAY

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Glacier-Gray---12367 cover

The Grey Glacier is a glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, just west of the Cordillera del Paine. It flows southward into the lake of the same name. The lake can be seen when following the big circuit of Paine Mountain Range at John Garner Pass. The glacier can also be seen from the south shore of the lake, with fragments of ice floating close to the shore.

LAMA CROSSING

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Lama-Crossing---11139 cover

There are numerous wild Guanacos (Lama Guanicoe) in the Torres del Paine park.

MILODON CAVE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Milodon-Cave---6700 cover

The Cueva del Milodón is a Natural Monument located along the flanks of Cerro Benitez. It comprises several caves and a rock formation called Silla del Diablo (Devil's Chair). The monument includes a cave which is notable for the discovery in 1895 of skin, bones and other parts of a giant ground sloth called Mylodon Darwini.

TREKKING

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SALTO GRANDE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Salto-Grande---12022 cover

The Salto Grande is a waterfall on the Paine River, within the Torres del Paine National Park.

SERRANO RIVER VILLAGE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Serrano-river-tourist-village---12184 cover

The Serrano river tourist village, more popularly known as “pueblito” Serrano, is the gateway to Torres del Paine Park. It is located 80 kilometers from Puerto Natales. One can fish, ride horses or trek through the Magellan pampa.

TRANSFER FROM PUERTO NATALES

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Chile-(2015-September)---Torres-del-Paine---Trip-from-Puerto-Natales-to-Torres-del-Paine---2672 cover

You can either rent a car/bike and travel from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine park on your own, or go by bus through a local tourist agency.

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