Torres del Paine

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Torres del Paine National Park is quite rightly the best known of Chile’s many national parks in southern Patagonia, famous for its awe-inspiring iconic granite rock formations and classic hiking trail.

These pillars of rock jut up from a landscape of lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and rugged steppe, where llamas, vicuña and other unique flora and fauna flourish. In the dramatic landscape of the park and the surrounding fjords discover a myriad of bird species from the spectacular condor, symbol of the Andes mountains to hawks, eagles, ñandu and falcons as well as a huge diversity of mammals from foxes, guanacos, armadillos to elusive and rarely seen puma as well as deer such as Huemul and Pudu.

This landscape has long drawn lovers of the great outdoors, especially those that love hiking and climbing, drawn to the lure of the park’s iconic granite towers or Torres. Here, there are a whole variety of ways to explore, from meandering along quiet fjords by boat and getting up close to towering glacier cliffs, from galloping across the rugged steppe on horse-back and from gentle day hikes around dazzling crystal clear lakes to challenging multi-day treks stopping in simple refugios on the challenging W circuit. Explore this ruggedly beautiful park on foot, by horse-back, 4x4 or even kayaking from a stunning wilderness location.

However you want to explore this beautiful national park and its surroundings, we will be delighted to find you your perfect wilderness lodge in the most incredible setting. Stay in luxurious yurt tents on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park with magnificent views of the granite towers and a stunning lake location and head out every day on an outdoor adventure, where you can choose how to spend your day and return to fine wines, a cosy fire and gourmet cuisine.

If you have a hankering to try and spot a mountain lion, known locally as puma, then we can arrange for you to spend time with Diego Araya, an incredible naturalist guide and professional wildlife photographer hunting down this rarely spotted wild cat.

Want to do the W circuit but don’t want to be a part of a large group of strangers? We can book some of the very best local trekking guides to take you and your friends or family on a private trekking tour, where your own chef will be on hand to offer some delicious fare at the end of a long day’s trek.

If hiking is not your thing, or at least not every day, then explore the region by deluxe jeep staying in some of the region’s top lodges both in Chile and over the border around El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, either driving yourself with state of the art navigation aids or with your own private driver and guide, as you wish.

For more experiences on offer in Patagonia, visit What to expect from a holiday in Patagonia.

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