The Torres del Paine National Park is an essential destination for any traveler who visits the Magallanes Region in Chile.
Located in the Province of Ultima Esperanza, in 1978 was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
It is easily accessible as it has three different entries for which the visit could start at any time of year. Print your map of the Park (http://www.parquetorresdelpaine.cl/mapas.html) for more clarity on the path for vehicles or hiking trails. The park has many choices of trails, according to the interests, age and experience of visitors, can be visited in different ways: on your own, by car, bicycle or through organized tours with professional guides. Be informed before you travel.
Although the road is not paved, you can easily drive along inside the park. Different viewpoints with signage containing information are mandatory stops to appreciate the landscape, flora and fauna that changes at all times during the tour.
At the reception of our hotel, we can give information on the characteristics of the different options you may have to visit the Park as well as recommendations to enjoy your day.
When you come to visit Torres del Paine, consider that:
. Climatic conditions are changing and quite difficult to predict, so it is advisable to wear coat, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen and, of course, comfortable walking shoes.
. When paying your ticket (per person) at the entrance, see the validity of this as it is possible to enter and exit the park more than one day.
. If you drive a vehicle, make sure you have enough fuel since gas station service does not exist within the park.
. Find out about the different trails so you can take better advantage during the visit according to your interests.
. Visit the park with care and responsibility, it is recommended to request the services of a guide if you want to do some specific trip such as hiking or watching wildlife.
. The Torres del Paine National Park has suffered three fires throughout its 50 year history. The last episode that began in December 2011 has left obvious damage in some sectors of the ancient forest. There are already plans for reforestation and recovery of native flora and fauna. The park has over one hundred thousand acres, and each of its corners, with mountains in the background and the different colors of the rivers and lakes that shape it, make this a wonderful and unforgettable destination for any visitor.