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:
Patagonia Hiking Adventure - Condor
14 Days |
What's The Rush?
I’m not a triathlete, but I’m in decent shape and I’m not looking to experience a place just through a bus window. I’m happy to slow down on the trail, soak it in and breathe in the fresh air.
Sure, I own some hiking boots, they’re even worn in, but they don’t go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.
Earn Your Lunch
I stay active on vacation so that I can eat and drink what I like without feeling guilty. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.
I’ll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it’ll be tough, but the views will be worth it.
I’ve put in the hard yards and now I get to reap the rewards. I’m a seasoned adventurer, not afraid to get my boots wet.
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Find out why everyone raves about the W-Trek and take your own enviable photos of Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as you hike, bike and kayak Patagonia.