Home to its namesake granite pillars – the Towers of Paine – South America’s premier national park is an exceptional destination for adrenaline-seekers. And yet, one of the best traits of Torres del Paine is its range of adventure offerings. Whether you’re an outdoorsy traveler who longs for majestic scenery, yet would choose glamping over camping, or an avid backpacker who dreams of tackling the famed “W” or “O” trek on your own, Torres del Paine is a choose-your-own-adventure destination.
This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve boasts a never-ending list of highlights: rushing rivers, tumbling waterfalls, azure lakes, blue glaciers, open steppe and abundant wildlife. See the towers set ablaze by the rising sun at dawn. Go ice hiking on Glacier Grey, or kayak along its edge. Listen for the roar of avalanches in Valley Frances. Biking, fly fishing, horseback riding with gauchos – Torres del Paine, in all its glory, awaits your discovery.
Unforgettable hikes can be made around the park, each offering fabulous views of this remote land that is home to guanacos, foxes, woodpeckers, austral parakeets and condors, amongst many other species of wildlife.
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