Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia & Torres del Paine

Situated in wild and windswept southern Patagonia and rising above the brown pampa grassland are the spectacular peaks of Torres del Paine, one of the world’s stunning geographical features. Discover this, and many more amazing sights on the adventure of a lifetime to Chile’s southernmost regions on a Patagonia tour.

GOOD TIME TO TRAVEL PATAGONIA: October to May
Flying south out of Santiago you will arrive in the Lake District port city of Puerto Montt. This is the land of the Mapuche Indians and is a region of lush farmland, dense forest, snow-capped volcanoes and deep freshwater lakes. Venture south on an excursion to Lake Ensenada and the surrounding snow-capped volcanic peaks. Then explore the neighbouring island of Chiloé and its beautiful wooden churches. You can then travel to Torres del Paine National Park and wander around the “giant’s castles” and “demon’s lairs” of this mountainous region. Here you can explore and savour the view of Lago Pehoé, Los Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine) and the Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine), the impossibly steep towers after which the park is named. Blessed with amazing natural landmarks, the park is also home to herds of guanacos (related to the Peruvian llama), the ostrich-like ñandú, the Andean condor and the stealthy and elusive puma, Patagonia’s largest predator. Choose from a fine selection of luxurious, beautifully designed lodges in spectacular locations close to the park. Travel Patagonia has so much to offer and would be an unforgettable experience.

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Chile Profile

Size
10 times Ireland
Population
15 million
Capital
Santiago (5 million)
Other Main Cities
Antofagasta, Puerto Montt
Currency
Chilean Peso
Climate
Climate Central: Mediterranean. Climate South: Sub-Antartic
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -3 to -6
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau