The Torres del Paine National Park

The Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959 and in 1978 it was declared Biosphere Reverse by the UNESCO.

It has approximately 227,298 hectares and altitudes that vary between 50 and 3,050 meters (10,000ft) with its main characteristics of forests, tundra, mountains, ice fields, rivers, lakes and moraines.

Its natural origin dates from 12,000 years ago, when the first settlers arrived in the “Austral” Patagonia (southernmost), followed by Tehuelches (“People of the South” in Mapudungun), who inhabited a big area of the park.

The use of the land for breeding cattle and the damages that this caused in some areas, made the government and community to be concerned about the preservation of such a rich and attractive zone.

Today, the park is home to the most beautiful landscapes of the world. Hotel Las Torres offers full and half day excursions for you to discover the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park.

The Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959 and in 1978 it was declared Biosphere Reverse by the UNESCO.
It has approximately 227,298 hectares and altitudes that vary between 50 and 3,050 meters (10,000ft) with its main characteristics of forests, tundra, mountains, ice fields, rivers, lakes and moraines.

Its natural origin dates from 12,000 years ago, when the first settlers arrived in the “Austral” Patagonia (southernmost), followed by Tehuelches (“People of the South” in Mapudungun), who inhabited a big area of the park.

The use of the land for breeding cattle and the damages that this caused in some areas, made the government and community to be concerned about the preservation of such a rich and attractive zone.

Today, the park is home to the most beautiful landscapes of the world. Hotel Las Torres offers full and half day excursions for you to discover the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park.

The meteorological conditions in Torres del Paine can be highly variable. This is the product of a beautiful and irregular geography, where the climate is constantly changing, from a scorching sun into harsh cold or strong winds within a few hours. Be prepared with the right clothing to possibly enjoy all four seasons in one day.

We leave you this attractive invitation to challenge nature and go to discover the best of Patagonia. Being located at the end of the world, Torres del Paine National Park offers a wide range of microclimates that contribute to one of its main features, the development of rich flora and fauna.

While lots say the ideal season to visit Torres del Paine is spring or summer (November until February) with average temperatures of 15°C /60°F, others prefer fall or end of winter (March, April and September) with average temperatures of 8°C/45°F, fewer hours of light and less visitors.

Torres del Paine National Park is habitat to a wide variety of ecosystems, making it a prized asset within Chile’s protected natural wildlife areas.

The park’s biodiversity of flora and fauna is due to four types of ecological communities:

  • Patagonian steppe
  • Pre-Andean shrubland
  • Magellanic deciduous forest
  • Andean desert

These communities are home to over 100 bird species, 25 mammals [puma, condor, huemul (deer), guanaco (llama), ñandú (Rhea), etc.] and 270 of flora.

All these elements constitute the life and color of the Torres del Paine National Park landscape that can be enjoyed in all its magnitude through programs that Hotel Las Torres offers. Live a unique and unforgettable experience in the depths of the Chilean Patagonia!

Although each night you enjoy the comfort of Hotel Las Torres, we want to prepare you in the best way to discover the Torres del Paine National Park carefree. Because this area has certain days of high temperatures, strong winds, rain and snow, it is very important to wear appropriate attire for these conditions.

Before traveling, check on the local customs and traditions of the places to visit (folkloric festivals, anniversaries, holidays, etc.) so you can share, participate and be part of the community.