South Patagonia

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

UNESCO declared Torres Del Paine a biosphere reserve in 1978. With over 200.000 hectares, it is by far the most spectacular park in Chile and Patagonia. It is home to the famous Torres and Cuernos, the impressive peaks that emerge from the granite massif at the heart of the Park. An unforgettable natural wonder, the Torres del Paine Park offers breath-taking scenery with its pristine lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, forests and an incredible variety of wildlife, making it very attractive to flora and fauna-watchers and lovers of the outdoors.

Torres del Paine National Park (Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing a mountains, glacier, lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. Bernardo O’Higgins National Park is its neighbour to the west, while Los Glaciares National Park is located to the north in Argentine territory.

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