How to get to Torres del PaineRegion de Magallanes,
Access by land
Direct land access is available all year through a 250 km cobbled road between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, and 150 km through Route 9, which leads to the entrance of Sarmiento and Laguna Amarga.
Also, the Carretera Y-290, known as Lago Porteño, was recently opened. It is an 80 km route that connects Puerto Natales with the park and leads directly to the Serrano entrance and the Park’s administration. It is also part of the Torres del Paine tourism circuit, where visitors will be able to appreciate the natural beauty of this part of the world: places such as the Tenerife hills, Río Ventisquero, Río Rincón, Lago Porteño, Lago Toro and Villa Serrano. There are viewpoints to observe the beautiful surroundings.
There are many bus companies that regularly make trips from Puerto Natales to the National Park from October to April until the Parks' Administration Office (Laguna Amarga entrance, Cerro Castillo access).
There are also organized tours that can be taken in Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas for one or two days.
Another important access is through the border of the Don Guillermo River, located in Villa de Cerro Castillo, 52 km from the Sarmiento entrance and 58 km. from Laguna Amarga. This access is also connected with Calafate, Argentina.
Access through the river
This area offers navigation through the Serrano River by Zodiaco to the river mouth. The opportunity to return to Puerto Natales by ship is also offered. The itinerary can be made by both routes. The excursions to the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers are also scheduled to arrive to Puerto Natales sailing through the Última Esperanza fiord.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- Breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sunset views
- Lakes of turquoise, aquamarine, and emerald green water
- Wide variety of trekking trails
- Unusual wildlife
- High season can be "crowded"
- Winds can be fierce
- Storms can hit without warning
Somewhere Special To Stay
|Hostería las Torres||232 USD|
|Rio Serrano||188 USD|
|Patagonia Camp||1700 USD|