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Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, made up of the simply breathtaking scenery of the Paine Massif.

Wildlife includes Andean deer, guanaco, puma, skunks and hares as well as a host of birds such as Andean condors, Chilean flamingo, black-faced ibis, black-necked swans and kelp geese.  

Whether they travel around the park by vehicle, on foot or by boat, visitors are left in awe by the magnificent and dramatic views all around them - it is a photographer’s paradise.

Most startling are the virtually vertical granite formations, but snow-capped mountains, great lakes, millenarian glaciers, also surround them and the park protects an interesting flora and fauna. The park is a paradise for eco-tourism enthusiasts, adventure sport lovers and hikers who love the well-developed network of trails. You need at least two to three days here to do this park justice.

The park is located 113 kilometres north of Puerto Natales and covers an area the size of Luxembourg.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: Andean condor, South American grey fox, guanaco, puma, South Andean deer
  • Where: Última Esperanza Province, Chile

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Puma-tracking in Southern Chile

This photographic adventure allows you to explore the Torres del Paine area and see its remarkable wildlife, accompanied by a leading Chilean photographer. Based in Torres del Paine National Park, you will spend your time tracking pumas and other species, whilst soaking up the impressive scenery.

  • When to go: Oct-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,695 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Land of Extremes

Explore the extremes of Chile – from the great lakes and snow-capped mountains of Torres del Paine to the lunar landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Discover overwhelming beauty at every turn, with erupting geysers, spectacular glaciers, as well as fascinating unique wildlife.

  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Patagonia Wildlife Adventure

Witness the antics of sealions and dolphins in the Strait of Magellan as you travel on a trip in Chile’s first ever marine park. Combined with the breathtaking landscapes, varied wildlife and walking trails of Torres del Paine National Park, this is an adventure-packed experience to remember.

  • When to go: Dec-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Puma & Patagonian Wildlife Photography

Join renowned photographer Nick Garbutt on this incredible journey to the heart of Patagonia, refuge to a wealth of wildlife and a major stronghold for the region's top predator, the puma. Get close to king penguins at Tierra del Fuego and enjoy whale watching in the rugged wilderness of the Strait of Magellan.

  • When to go: Nov-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £11,295 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Wild Patagonia

Enjoy the best of Argentina and Chile, with stunning scenery and burgeoning wildlife at Torres del Paine and spectacular glaciers around Calafate. The trip culminates in two days at Valdes Peninsula, home to species such as the northern right whale, magellanic penguin and elephant seal.

  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Eco-Camp Patagonia

Designed to withstand the elements of the Patagonian wilderness and minimise environmental impact, Eco-Camp is an innovative complex of geodesic dome tents on wooden platforms. The accommodation is warm and comfortable and offers a perfect compromise between a hotel and camping.

Hosteria Pehoe

Located on an island the far side of Lago Pehoé, and linked to the mainland by a narrow footbridge, this traditional, timber-built, mountain lodge enjoys one of the most impressive five-star panoramas imaginable, with views across the lake to Los Cuernos and Paine Grande in the Paine Massif.

Hotel Las Torres

Located right in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, with commanding views and stunning scenery all around, this 4-star hotel allows you to connect instantly with surrounding nature. Hotel Las Torres offers a range of rooms, all of which are spacious and comfortable with private bathrooms.

The Singular Patagonia

This historic building close to Puerto Natales has been meticulously transformed into a stunning, award-winning, luxury hotel that blends old and new in a triumph of design, and has been declared a national historic landmark. All its spacious rooms and suites have huge picture windows overlooking Last Hope Sound.