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Torres Del Paine
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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.

Top Hotels in Torres Del Paine

explora Patagonia - All Inclusive
explora Patagonia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Torres del Paine National Park, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
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Situated on a lake, this all-inclusive property is in the same region as Salto Chico Falls, Salto Grande, and Torres del Paine National Park. Regional attractions ...

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Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa
4 out of 5
Torres Del Paine, Sector Pueblito Serrano, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
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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 ...

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Hotel Lago Grey
Hotel Lago Grey
3.5 out of 5
Sector Lago Grey S/N, Torres Del Paine, Magallanes
The price is $300 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Torres del Paine National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lago Pehoe and Serrano River. Salto Chico Falls ...

Hotel Lago Grey
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Vacation Rentals in Torres Del Paine

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 from Serrano River and Torres del Paine National Park. Cuernos del Paine Lookout and Lago Pehoe are also within ...

Cabañas Lago Tyndall
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Reviews of Torres Del Paine

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TrpH

Jan 21, 2020

An amazing experience to be there.The winds were very strong however. The wind was so strong that on one of the difficult hikes we stopped early because of concern of safety on the steep trail. It is windy all the time but not always that strong.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 28, 2019

Two places to have dinner - Bar with nice relaxed sitting area and restaurant.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 4, 2019

Great scenery!!

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 23, 2018

Try to pick good weather

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