Torres del Paine National Park is located in the southernmost region of Chile, near the border with Argentina called Magallanes. The park encompasses spectacular mountain glaciers, colorful lakes, plenty of wildlife, and a magical touch that you’ll never understand unless you’ve been there. This is one of the wildest and most spectacular parks in the world, a UNESCO reserve rated as the best national park on the continent.
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An extensive labyrinth of hiking trails offers trekkers a handful of options, from one-day trips to beautiful viewpoints and challenging multi-day hikes across the mountain range. You can also go kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, sailing on glacial lakes, walking on glaciers.
The gray glacier is part of the huge Patagonian ice field. You can reach the glacier by taking a boat trip across Gray Lake.
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Once in the park, you can stay in refugios or camps, usually used by multi-day hikers, and keep in mind that refugios or camps fill up even faster than hotels in Torres del Paine.
There is no public transport within the park. If you don’t have a car, you will have to use private transportation provided by the hotels.
In recent years, Torres del Paine has become a mecca for avid hikers from all over the world.