Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine - the most spectacular national park in Chile and probably its best known - is a few hours drive from Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales in the far south of this long thin country. Torres del Paine National Park is famed for its impressive and iconic granite pillars but will also take your breath away with its awe-inspiring glaciers, pristine vividly coloured lakes and magnificent rugged wide plains, perfect for hikers and horse-riders alike. If you prefer something a little less challenging but still want to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes, you can take a scenic boat trip on Last Hope Sound or Lago Grey.
Punta Arenas, Australis Cruises & Adventures to the Antarctic
Punta Arenas is Chile's most southerly city and the main arrival gateway by air for a tour of Torres del Paine. It is also home to the port from where you can take an expedition cruise through the fjords to Cape Horn and on to Ushuaia in Argentina.
An Australis cruise is the ideal way to explore the wild and beautiful Patagonian fjords. Cruises operate from September to April between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia for either ?three or four nights. You sail through the Straits of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and around Cape Horn on a journey past fjords, glaciers and islands. A highlight, weather permitting, is landing at Cape Horn and walking to? the monument at the southernmost tip of the continent. Zodiacs (motorised inflatable boats) take you to uninhabited islands that provide sanctuary for penguins, elephant seals and an amazing array of birdlife. Look for colonies of sea lion and whales.
For those who would like to combine Torres del Paine with a trip by air to the Antarctic Peninsula with Antarctica XXI, this unique fly/cruise Antarctica expedition starts and ends in Punta Arenas, with your first night staying at the Hotel Jose Nogueira.
Puerto Natales & surrounding fjords
Between Punta Arenas and the Torres del Paine National Park, lies the small town of Puerto Natales on the shores of Last Hope Sound. From here enjoy trips to Balmaceda and Serrano glacier and for those who prefer not to stay in the park, Puerto Natales is the ideal base.
- Explore the unique districts of Santiago
- Ushuaia, the worlds southernmost city
- World's best star gazing in Atacama desert
- Cruise the remote Chilean Patagonia
For an unforgettable journey through Patagonia’s spectacular fjords, Australis Cruises navigate through the network of waterways and islands that separate Argentina and Chile at the southernmost tip of South America. For those wanting to explore the wilds of Patagonia and reach those places that can only be accessed by ship, Australis Cruises offer 4 night expeditions travelling between Punta Are...
Explora Patagonia is the only lodge at the centre of Torres del Paine National Park, home to diverse and pristine ecosystems.Forty-nine comfortable rooms all have spectacular panoramic views of the park. The perfect base for great outdoor adventures, guests can choose from 35 daily shared excursions that explore the park by foot, vehicle or horseback.After a day in the great outdoors of Patagonia,...
This comfortable lodge is located within the Torres del Paine National Park, adjacent to the pathway that takes hikers on the strenuous full-day walk to the base of the granite towers.There are 84 comfortable rooms including two suites, a bar, restaurant, spa, a wood-burning fire in the lounge and a daily choice of excursions. All meals are included and you can choose from a variety of spa treatme...
Patagonia Camp is a unique option located just outside Torres del Paine National Park on the shores of Lake Toro, with spectacular views of the Paine Massif. Designed to have minimum impact on the environment, the entire complex is built on wooden stilts, including the 18 Mongolian-style yurts, so that the plants that have grown in the area for hundreds of years are protected and continue to flour...
Built on the site of a post-Victorian cold storage industrial plant dating back 100 years, The Singular Patagonia has regenerated a historic landmark whilst retaining the structure's original wood, bricks, and metal piping.It was declared a national monument in 1996 and the property opened in 2011. Designed by a famous Chilean interior designer and local architect Pedro Kovacic, the property e...
Hotel Cabo de Hornos occupies an exclusive location in the heart of the town of Punta Arenas and is close to the attractions of the city such as the palace and museums.The hotel blends avant-garde interiors and offers cosy interiors and stylish guest rooms. Its 110 comfortable rooms all feature complimentary wireless, plasma TV, a safe and a fully equipped bathroom with all modern amenities.Guests...
Located in the eastern part of the Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia has a stunning location overlooking Lake Sarmiento, and the Paine Massif. The hotel opened in 2012 and offers 40 high quality rooms with lake and mountain views, and a spacious living room with a seperate bar and dining area. After a day of excursions from trekking to mountain biking or horseback riding, guests hav...
Remota Hotel is fantastic lodge on the water's edge in Puerto Natales, just one hour from the Torres del Paine National Park.Ultra-modern in design, the property aims to help guest live and feel Patagonia from every part of the hotel inside and out. Inspired by the historical sheep shearing sheds spread across the region, Remota uses a variety of local materials such as aromatic native wood to...
- Spectacular otherworldly landscape of Atacama
- Explore the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park
- Bohemian neighbourhood of Lastarria in Santiago
- Charming Germanic towns of the Lake District
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