Exploring the Torres del Peine National Park in Patagonia, Chile

February 6, 2016

Lago Pehoe in Torres del Peine National Park, Chile

As it was really cold in Southern-Chile at the time I was there, I decided to go on a one day tour to the Torres del Peine National Park. This time, I collaborated with Turismo Selknam to see the park. The agency is located in Punta Arenas at Pedro Montt 913.

First Stop: Puerto Natales

The bus picked me up around 5am. I was very tired. We had a very energetic and positive Spanish speaking guide. She was great fun. Unfortunately, I did not understand half the things she was saying, because she spoke very fast Spanish, but she was very entertaining. The first stop was at Puerto Natales, which is the closest city to Torres del Peine. The town was completely uninspiring. As a matter of fact, it reminded me of a scenery of a Hitchcock movie.

The Port of Puerto Natales, Chile

The Port of Puerto Natales, Chile

When we arrived to the National Park, the guide got us all in as Chilean residents as opposed to tourists, so she saved us all like $10. She was great!

Torres del Peine National Park

Blue Massif

Torres del Peine is one of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen in my life and believe me I have seen many places around the World. They took us to the Blue Massif, which was a beautiful turquoise lake with the mountains in the background. It was breathtaking.

Blue Massif - Torres del Peine, Chile

Blue Massif – Torres del Peine, Chile

Lago Pehoe

We stopped by the Lago Pehoe. It was incredibly blue. We saw many interesting animals that live in the Torres del Peine such as guanacos, ñandus and condors. Next stop was at the Salto Grande Waterfalls, where we hiked for about an hour. The mountains were covered with snow. It was cold and it was snowing, but the scenery was out of a dream.

Salto Grande Waterfalls, Torres del Peine, Chile

Salto Grande Waterfalls, Torres del Peine, Chile

Lago Grey

We also visited the Lago Grey, a beautiful glacier. Unfortunately the glacier is getting smaller and smaller because of global warming. Our tour guide, brought a bottle of whiskey and served everyone with whiskey with ice from the glacier. The glacier was so crystal clear that you could drink the ice from it.

Lago Grey, Torres del Peine, Chile

Lago Grey, Torres del Peine, Chile

Milodon Cave

The last stop was at the Milodon Cave. It was a beautiful rock formation. It was also a glacier about a 1000 years ago, but the glacier melted and the only thing was left behind was a giant cave today. The place is famous, because in 1895 they found parts of the prehistoric animal called milodon here. Today there is a large statue of this magnificent animal.

Me and the Milodon in Torres del Peine, Chile

Me and the Milodon in Torres del Peine, Chile

The tour was really spectacular and I fell in love with Chile after seeing the Torres del Peine. They dropped me off in Puerto Natales after the tour as I was headed North to Argentina from there. I promised myself to return one day and spend more time in this beautiful park.

Milodon Cave, Torres del Peine, Chile

Milodon Cave, Torres del Peine, Chile

Disclosure: I participated in the above excursion free of charge for the purpose of this review. But as always all opinions are my own.

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Exploring the Torres del Peine National Park in Patagonia, Chile
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Exploring the beauty of Torres del Peine in Chilean Patagonia. Visiting the turquoise lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and the Milodon Cave.
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Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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