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Torres del Paine Park (Chile)

The national park Torres del Paine is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the world.

From the first time I visited to today, unfortunately the place has change a lot. In the past, the arrival at the park gave a sense of venturing into a totally forgotten by man, where guanacos and condors were the only guards in the park. Today, luxury hotels are not stop to build like an amusement park...

Here more than elsewhere, is in autumn and winter where the park will reveal all its splendor and secrets. Fortunately, the colors of the lakes and ponds are still intact. There, the nature is very hostile and we ca experience all 4 seasons in one day.

In the middle of the park are famous the Torres Del Paine (huge peaks of almost 3,000 meters of vertical drop), as well as numerous lakes, ponds, glaciers and animals.

There are a variety of options in regard to trekking; one of the best known is the "Circuit W" a distance of 50 miles and lasts approximately 5 days, and the "Circuit Paine Massif" with 106km and 9 days. This park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on April 28, 1978.

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Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!