Torres del Paine, Chile
See the highlights of Torres del Paine National Park on the famous "W" circuit trek.
Torres del Paine National Park is the epitome of dramatic landscape: craggy granite peaks that pierce the skyline, cascading waterfalls and lush valleys carved by ancient glaciers. The national park was created in 1959 and the area was declared a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Highlights include the Torres del Paine (Towers of Blue) from which the park gets its name - stunning perpendicular granite mountains - and Los Cuernos - three fantastically sculpted grey and white sedimentary peaks rising 800 vertical feet.
To the north, the Torres Del Paine National Park meets with Argentina's vast Los Glacieres National Park, and on the south-west side it is bordered by the smaller Chilean Monte Balmaceda National Park. Therefore Torres del Paine features a huge variety of flora and fauna.
Popular activities in the area include fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, sea kayaking and rafting.
Hike the "W" circuit trek through Torres del Paine National Park on our Patagonia hiking trip:
Condor Patagonia Hiking Adventure
- 14 Days
On the 'Condor', you’ll visit truly some of the most amazing places on Earth, by foot, kayak, bike and boat. Patagonia, for hikers, is always near the top of the bucket list. You’ll enjoy incredible views as you hike in the Fitz Roy area of Argentina, trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, cycle Milodon Caves and sea kayak amongst icebergs on Grey Lake. Immense craggy mountain ranges erupt straight up from colossal boulder fields, vast rivers of ice calve into deep blue lakes, and its intricate coastline is strewn with uncharted fiords and inlets. It’s the type of scenery that leaves an indelible impression in your memory – one that photos will never quite manage to replicate. For the ultimate Patagonia experience, combine this trip with our 14-day 'Puma' (8-day option available).