The region with the towers that give name to the park offers good structure and easy access. There are camping sites and luxurious spas, small trails, stores, horse-back rides and bus tours. From there you can drive by some attractions. Look at the towers a while before the sun rises and, if you are lucky, you will see the early morning lighting them in shades of pink and gold. Glaciar Grey also has good options of accommodations and boat trips.
Before arriving in the Park, we left Calafate and passed by sheep in the beige-covered PAMPAS, on the border with Argentina. We were blessed to watch sheep herding: around 3 thousand animals guided by men and sheepdogs. We also saw nhandus (similar to an emu), guanacos (they look like a deer), condors and other birds.
Be prepared for a unique view and to come back totally flabbergasted with Pehoé Lake, Glaciar Grey, Los Cuernos mountains, Torres del Paine and Paine Grande with its 3050 meters of height.
Lodges and camping sites are open from September to April. For reservations check this website from lodges I booked PAINE GRANDE and TORRE CENTRAL. Prices can vary from US$8 to US$130. Full board is a great choice.
During high season there is a bus from Punta Arenas.
The best time is Spring and Summer, but it is always windy.
On our way to and back, near the border, we passed by a Road Market that sells excellent and delicious Chilean CHOCOLATE, at the best price. Inside the park everything is expensive.
Translated by Lúcia Maciel
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