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Where is Torres del Paine National Park?

Torres del Paine National Park, located in Chilean Patagonia, is one of the most stunning and visited sites in South America. Spanning approximately 230 hectares, this park is a true paradise for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts, offering landscapes that seem lifted straight from a masterpiece.

A map of the park reveals a world of diverse terrains—glaciers, grasslands, and granite peaks. Some popular spots are the Base of the Towers viewpoint, the French Valley, and Grey Glacier.


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Where is Patagonia situated?

Patagonia, a region shared by Argentina and Chile, stretches from the lower sections of the Andes mountains to the southern end of South America. Known for its rugged, unspoiled nature, it's a place where lakes, plains, glaciers, and towering peaks come together. Torres del Paine is a jewel in this wild landscape.

Where the name Patagonia comes from is not entirely clear. Several explanations are circulating. One is that the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan called the region "Patagón" inspired by the large footprints in the sand. Magellan believed these footprints belonged to the native Tehuelche people, whom he described as giants. "Pata" translates to "foot" in Spanish, hence "Patagonia," suggesting a "land of big feet." But it could also be that he was referring to a popular book from that time that featured a monster with a dog's head. That monster was called "Pathagon," and he could have associated that creature with the local inhabitants, who looked different from how he was used to.


How to get to Torres del Paine National Park?

Reaching this remote location is an adventure in itself.

Flights to Santiago
Flights to Patagonia
To Torres del Paine



Peek into Patagonia’s historical past, starting from the region’s indigenous inhabitants to the modern tourism we know today.

Patagonia’s remarkable landscapes, with its numerous lakes and glaciers and a UNESCO biosphere reserve, sometimes overshadow its rich and powerful history. But don’t be fooled! The region is full of telling stories about the indigenous tribes, Chilean cowboys and Lady Florence Dixie, a British aristocrat and the very first tourist in Torres del Paine National Park.

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Get ready for Patagonia’s quick-changing temperatures and extreme weather!

Here in Torres del Paine, you can easily experience all four seasons in one day. We tell our travelers to prepare for anything. Weather can range from snow to wind to rain to sunshine at any point of the year. Learn how the region’s complex weather system works and why it is so extreme. 

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Geography & Geology

Fjords, rivers, mountains and more -- Patagonia truly has some of the best landscapes on the planet.

Experience the wonder of Torres del Paine National Park, by exploring its magnificent landscapes and geologic formations. Here, you'll find some of the world's most stunning mountains (the "torres", los Cuernos and mt. Paine Grande) and the vast southern Patagonian ice fields. Through our active activities in the park, we encourage our travelers to immerse themselves in these outdoor settings and experience the park at its purest state.

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A diverse range of native flora is abundant in Torres del Paine.

Through our programs, we showcase Patagonia’s unique plants and animals, while respecting them in their natural environment. Plantlife consists of beautiful species, like the lenga tree or calafate berry.



Home to a diverse array of wildlife, such as 26 species of mammals and over 100 species of birds.

In Torres del Paine National Park, it’s possible to spot all sorts of critters, including the elusive puma hiding in Patagonian steppe or the mighty condor soaring up above. 

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Guide to visit Patagonia

The Patagonia Way

Insider's guide: When to visit Patagonia

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