Explorations in Patagonia
Located at the most southern part of the American continent, the Torres del Paine National Park lies in Patagonia. This area is known for its rivers, lakes, mountains, and glaciers that are worth exploring.
There are many different exploration possibilities within the Park, as diverse as their visitor’s preferences. Each itinerary is a unique experience and adventure, where every detail has its own charm. With over 40 explorations, we cover all areas in the Park either on foot, horseback or by van. We provide our travelers the opportunity of discovering the landscape according to the choices they make daily. Our explorations, always led by a competent and bilingual guide from our Guide School, take place in English or Spanish for groups of maximum eight travelers. They include walks towards crystal clear lakes, and lenga tree forests, hikes to viewpoints and horseback rides through the Park’s pampas (grasslands) and along its rivers.
One of the most popular circuit is the mystic W that goes around the trails that surround the Paine Massif. This circuit requires at least five days for completion. Our explorations to the Torres base, the Grey Glacier and the Valle Francés (Frenchman’s Valley) follow part of this circuit. A good option is to combine some of these explorations with others to less familiar places within the Park, either walking or horseback riding.
Our walks have different length and difficulty levels. Those that take the full day give us the privilege of having lunch in the middle of nature, while those that take half a day allow us to come back to explora Patagonia to make a different exploration during the afternoon. Horseback riding is meant for beginners, advanced, and expert riders; therefore, there are no excuses for not living the Patagonian experience riding through the Park along with our gauchos.
We recommend a minimum of five nights to have an exploration experience in which you can really know what Patagonia is, although we are sure you will feel that more time was needed to discover the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park. Six nights are a good option to get a thorough knowledge of the area.
Check out our recommendations for proper clothing and to enjoy to the fullest all the explorations.