Torres del paine
SUNSET & SUNRISE
Torres del Paine National Park is one of Chile’s most beautiful gems.
WHY WE LOVE torres del paine
There is beauty and activity to suit everyone’s preference.This magnificent area allows you to get close to wild animals while basking in the purity of the wilderness. Everything from birdwatching and berry-eating to hiking and rafting is available in the Torres del Paine National Park.
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DID YOU KNOW?
- Torres del Paine National Park covers approximately 242,242 hectares (598,593 acres). It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile.
- The National Park is home to over 25 different species of mammal including the guanaco, puma, Patagonian grey fox, Chilean Huemul and Wild Horses and over 115 species of bird.
- Torres del Paine is home to about 50 pumas and known to be one the best locations in the world for puma sightings between May and October.
- According to an article in the Financial Times: “Patagonia’s spectacular Torres del Paine national park is the best place on earth to track the elusive ghost-cat”, also known as puma, with about 50 individuals living in the area.
- Torres del Paine has a fantastic array of birdlife, with over 115 species including the Andean condor, crested cara cara, black vulture and black-chested buzzard-eagle among them.
- Seven different species of Orchid can be found within the park.
- June 2014 was the year in which scientists uncovered fossils of at least 46 ancient specimens of nearly complete skeletons of dolphin-like creatures called Ichthyosaurs which lived between 245 and 90 million years ago. Science Daily called this discovery, “One of the world's most significant finds of marine reptile fossils”.
- Grey Glacier, located in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, is the World’s second largest contiguous ice field. It sits west of Torre del Paine’s Cordillera.