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Torres del Paine National Park

The face of Patagonia, the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine adorns tourist brochures the world over and is South America’s most spectacular national park. Perched at the tip of the continent, the park was established in 1959 and encompasses some 2,400 km² of mountains, ice and rolling Patagonian steppe close to the border of Argentina. Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978, the park’s iconic massif, a crown of granite peaks, rise thousands of metres out of the pampa grassland and is ringed with huge, turquoise lakes, native forest and imposing glaciers that give tantalising glimpses of the great southern icefield beyond. Surprisingly amidst such raw, weather beaten landscapes, wildlife abounds. Herds of guanacos and rhea graze the foothills ever on the lookout for their natural predator, the puma, while flamingos, parakeets and pygmy owl are among the 118 species of birds that all compete under the watchful eye of the huge, soaring condors.

Accessed from Punta Arenas, a 4 hour flight from Santiago, or from Calafate in Argentina, the Torres del Paine is the highlight of any trip to Chile and offers breathtaking walking, riding, bird-watching and boat trips. Trails criss-cross the park leading up to spectacular viewpoints while for trekkers, the iconic W and full Torres circuit are famous the world over. Accommodation, however, is limited. There is a handful of hotels within the national park from luxury retreats and traditional 3* “hosterias” to simpler “refugios” cabins and campsites. Today, many tourists choose to base themselves in the frontier town of Puerto Natales, 2 hours away or on remote, historic estancias which offer a more authentic Patagonian experience. 

Torres del Paine National Park Hotels

$$$$$ Tierra Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

Luxury, Remote Location

Award-winning architecture at the heart of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park, the Tierra Patagonia blends seamlessly into the rolling Patagonian steppe and looks out across the turquoise...

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$$$$$ Awasi Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

Modern Chic, Luxury, Remote Location

Awasi Patagonia is the latest addition to the growing number of luxury lodges in the Torres del Paine. Sheltered amongst a native lenga forest within a 15000 acre private reserve, it commands...

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$$$$$ The Singular Torres del Paine National Park

Directors favourites, Luxury

A magnificent property perched on the Last Hope Sound just outside Puerto Natales. The Singular is one of Chile’s finest luxury hotels and offers a taste of authentic Patagonia amidst rich history...

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$$$$$ Explora en Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

Luxury

Pioneers in luxury adventure travel, Explora sits at the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park directly under the shadow of the awe-inspiring “cuernos” granite peaks overlooking the waterfalls...

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$$$$ Hotel Las Torres Torres del Paine National Park

Nestled in lush, spacious grounds under the shadow of the Paine massif, the Hotel Las Torres is rustic yet comfortable lodge at the heart of the awe-inspiring national park. Modelled on Patagonia’s...

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$$$$ Cascada Ecocamp Torres del Paine National Park

Eco-friendly, Remote Location

Nestled at the base of the Paine massif under the shadow of the magnificent granite towers, Cascada Ecocamp is a unique yurt inspired tented camp at the heart of the glorious Torres del Paine...

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$$$$ Hotel Lago Grey Torres del Paine National Park

Icebergs sparkle in the afternoon sun under magnificent granite peaks while across the turquoise lake, Glacier Grey offers tantalising glimpse of the vast southern ice field. Hotel Lago Grey’s...

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$$$$ Patagonia Camp Torres del Paine National Park

The first of its kind in Chile, Patagonia Camp is a unique, yurt-inspired tented camp immersed in native forest with captivating views across Lake Toro towards the distant granite spires of the...

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