Chile Torres del Paine National Park

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When is the best time to visit Torres del Paine?

The best months for hiking are March-April. Many hikers also visit in summer (December - January) along with non-trekkers so it can be very busy at that time. Days are long and mild then but it can be windy, as in spring (September - October). For non-hikers, a visit at any time is recommended outside the winter months June - August when it can be very cold and access routes can be blocked by snow. On the other hand, it is frequently less windy in winter and you have a better chance of spotting wildlife as there are few tourists around. Many facilities are closed then; however, each year, a few more stay open to cater for this off-season traffic. For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in Torres del Paine National Park?

The main language spoken in Torres del Paine is Spanish.

What currency do I need in Torres del Paine National Park?

The Chilean Peso is the main currency used in Torres del Paine National Park. Bring sufficient pesos for your needs from a previous larger destination.

What is the time difference between Torres del Paine National Park and UK?

The time difference between Torres del Paine and the UK is GMT -4 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer.

What other places combine with Torres del Paine National Park?

Puerto Natales, picturesquely located town on Last Hope Sound which still has a frontier feel, famous for its black-necked swans, 3 hours by roadEl Calafate in the Parque Nacional de los Glaciares, Argentina (to visit the Perito Moreno glacier), 425km (7 hours scenic drive); the Aisén Region, a wilderness of little-visited forests and rivers north of the park, 4.5 hours drive to Punta Arenas then 1.5 hours by air the Chilean lake district (2 hours away by air from Punta Arenas).

How do I get to Torres del Paine National Park?

Daily flights from Santiago take 3 hours 50mins to Punta Arenas followed by a 3-5 hour journey by road to Torres del Paine National Park

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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