The national park of Torres del Paine and its surroundings are one of the most spectacular and unique places in the world.
Rising from sea level to a height of almost 3000 metres, the granite peaks that make up the ‘Torres’ would be a truly breath-taking sight on their own. However, when they’re joined with turquoise glacial lagoons, icebergs, snow-capped mountains, endless fjords, forest and rushing rivers all overseen by condors, pumas and vicunas, it becomes something truly special and, for many, the sole reason that they visit Chile.
This is a place for adventure. The park has a network of trails which are regarded as some of the most scenic hikes in the world, and it is also a fabulous setting for horse riding, mountain biking and kayaking.
Our luxury accommodation options in Torres del Paine are split between those that are based within and around the National Park itself and those close to the nearest town of Puerto Natales.
What to do
- Incredible photo opportunities
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Fly fishing
When to go
The summer months of December, January and February are the most popular months to visit with up to 18 hours of light during the day, less rain and the mildest nights. The winter months from late June to September are cold, often snowy and some lodges are closed, but it is quieter, starkly beautiful and a lack of wind helps with the temperature. Between March and early June, autumn's contrast make it a favourite with photographers and spring, which runs from mid September to November, is cool and wet but sees plants come back to life and wildlife proliferate.
For me Torres del Paine boasts the best hiking in the world. There is something special about being this far south on the planet, the wind whipping off the Andes while you’re walking alongside lakes and glaciers, spotting guanaco and a puma if you’re lucky.