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Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres Del Paine National Park, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region

The Basics

Rock climbers and ice hikers come to Torres del Paine National Park for adventure, while others enjoy the networks of trails that wind past herds of guanaco and through this Patagonia wilderness, occupying 1,100 square miles (1,800 square kilometers) of open space. The easiest and safest way to access the wilderness—home to Grey Glacier, Milodon Cave, and Lake Pehoe—is on a guided tour, which quickly takes travelers to the park’s most spectacular viewpoints, even if arriving from places further afield such as Puerto Natales. Guided tours are especially valuable for those coming from Argentina, as traveling with a guide takes the stress out of border crossing. Tours emphasize a range of outdoor activities, including sightseeing, hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking.

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Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park
Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park
$216.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Once in a lifetime
Torres del Paine National Park was beautiful and truly a once in a lifetime experience. Matias (Tour Guide) and Mauro (Driver) made a great team with getting everyone through the border crossings and back very efficiently. They were very kind, thoughtful, welcoming, funny and informative. You could tell that they love what they do which added to our wonderful Patagonia experience! I didn't think the tour was too long either. Thanks soo much!! :)
hackbarthmichelle, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Patagonia

star-5
Great Private Tour to Torres del Paine National Park.
dennisxie, Jan 2020
Full Day Torres del Paine Private tour, departing from Punta Arenas
Gerardo is very good, courteous, smart and speaking excellent American English. He and his driver were accommodating, and made changes to the plan per our request almost in real time. Car was clean, driver was very good and humorous. Highly, highly recommend this tour with Gerardo.
star-4
Im giving this 4 stars because the...
Tracey H, Mar 2018
Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park
Im giving this 4 stars because the bus trip was too long for me. The tour operator was 5 star. It was very windy the day we were there. The trail we were supposed to hike was closed for safety reasons. The guide made some phone calls and found another trail for us to hike.
star-5
Once in a lifetime
Warren_K, Dec 2020
3-Day Small Group Guided Tour W Trekking -Torres del Paine Highlights Fast track
Mauricio was an excellent guide! And the trip was great. Not for the true beginner, but if you’re in decent shape , you’ll find amazing scenery . The yurts were adorable and the food was well above average
star-5
Torres del Paine with Pedro
Ron_A, Mar 2020
Private Tour: Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave with Lunch
We had a wonderful day with Pedro. Thank you Pedro for all you showed us and this unforgettable day.
star-5
Hiking base Las Torres
reddymaryada, Jan 2020
Hiking Base Las Torres at Torres del Paine National Park
It took us 8 hrs. Guide was excellent and encouraging. It is harder than I expected. Scenery and trip is worth it but do not recommend for persons with heart or lung or knee problems.
star-5
A very good trip
Henry154996, Dec 2019
Full day Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas ,Regular tours
This is a very good trip worth every penny. The itinerary covers over 800 km. The sights are spectacular. Make sure you bring a lot of snacks because there is no stop fo lunch (in the morning there is a stop for a quick breakfast).
star-5
Torres del Paine
Compass767977, Nov 2019
Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park
Great tour of the mountains. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Overall it was a great tour.
star-5
We had a fantastic trek to the base of...
Matthew J, Feb 2017
Full-Day Torres del Paine Mountains Advanced Hike
We had a fantastic trek to the base of Los Torres. Blue Patagonia picked us up from our hotel in the morning and had day packs ready, all we needed was appropriate clothes and shoes. Natalia was a great guide, and knew so much about the area. It's a tough hike, but completely worth it!
star-5
I was a rookie at trekking this far and...
Theodore H, Feb 2018
Full-Day Torres del Paine Mountains Advanced Hike
I was a rookie at trekking this far and vertical and did not do an conditioning to get ready so it was really tough for me. It was an amazing day and the view from the base is amazing! I would go again, but be prepared for a LOT of walking.
star-5
We had a pretty amazing trip...
dtchalakov, Jan 2017
13-Day Best of Patagonia Tour from El Calafate to Ushuaia: Los Glaciares, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego National Parks
We had a pretty amazing trip. Everything was very well organized and on time and the places to see were incredible! We did not speak any Spanish but that was not a problem at all.
star-5
Fantastic tour! We weren't entirely...
Danni T, Oct 2016
4x4 Adventure Day Trip to Torres del Paine National Park with lunchbox
Fantastic tour! We weren't entirely lucky with weather that day, with a lot of clouds and some rain too, but the view was still spectacular. Our guide in particular was excellent, the best I've ever had - informative, friendly, passionate - you would never know that he's done this a million times before!
star-4
Great!
KathyS14, Nov 2019
Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park
Very long day! ... but worth it. We didn’t have nice weather, was cold and windy but... park is beautiful. Tour guide was okey

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Make reservations for the lodges and dormitories (called refugios) inside the park well in advance, as they fill up quickly; this applies to campsites, as well.

  • The wind can greatly increase the chill, so dress in warm layers.

  • Many tours offer next-day pickup for those who want to spend a night camping in the park.

  • Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for walking on rocky, uneven surfaces.

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How to Get There

Torres del Paine National Park is located about five hours north of the town of Punta Arenas, the closest major city. Most visitors arrive at the Carlos Ibáñez Airport, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of town, with direct flights from most major Chilean cities. There are also ferries, geared to tourists, that make the trip. By bus, it's about three hours on a gravel road from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales, the closest major town to the park, set 70 miles (112 kilometers) away, with a range of hotels and other services. While Punta Arenas is worth exploring, you can catch a bus right from the airport to Puerto Natales. Buses run from there to, and throughout, the park.

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When to Get There

The park reaches peak popularity from October to March; book everything well in advance if you plan to visit during this window. January is the warmest month, July is the coldest, and May is the wettest.

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Wildlife Spotting

Guanacos are as much a part of the Patagonian landscape as mountains and lakes. These small, wild animals are the ancestors of modern llamas.

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