The eighth natural wonder of the world and home to some of South America's best treks
Encompassing more than 181,414 hectares of ancient forests, towering granite peaks, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and pampas, Torres del Paine is the gem in Chilean Patagonia's crown.
Named after the three iconic granite spires that rise out of the heart of the Paine Massif, Torres del Paine is located in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region of southern Chile, where its hiking trails, like the W Trek and the Paine Circuit, natural splendor, and pure wilderness draws in more than 250,000 visitors a year from Chile and abroad. The park was founded in 1959 and became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978 to protect the fragile landscapes, plants, and wildlife that call this place home.
Although native tribes like the Kaweskar have been coming to Torres del Paine for thousands of years (the name Paine actually is an indigenous word that means "blue"), European visitors like Lady Florence Dixie first started coming to see the area in the late 1880s, starting a flow of tourism that is now one of the main economies in the region.
The park is mainly popular for its hiking trails, but there are plenty of other activities to be enjoyed like nature walks, wildlife viewing like puma tracking, kayaking, boating, cycling, and more. (Please be aware that these links will redirect you to our Partner Company website Cascada Expediciones.)
The location of the camp is fantastic - with views over the Torres and the valley
Tripadvisor Review: “Paradise in Paradise” Reviewed Nov, 2013.
EcoCamp Patagonia in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park