Torres del Paine National ParkJanuary 7, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C
Because we didn’t book months ahead, all accommodation in the park was sold out. While it’s possible to drive 2+ hours each way to/from the Puerto Natales to the park everyday (and many people do), we weren’t up for it and instead paid an insane amount to rent a car and stay at a hotel just outside the park gates.
While our budget didn’t appreciate the decision, it turned out to be worth it as we enjoyed three fantastic days in the park.
The mountains look just as you expect and are jagged, snow-capped and stunningly beautiful. We did 3 different day hikes while here (2 easy, one very difficult) and took a boat on Grey Lake to observe the glacier and icebergs up close. The colors were remarkable.
Adding to the experience was seeing lots of guanacos up close and occasional condors flying. Incredible.Read more