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Visiting Torres del Paine National Park for the first time is one of those tingly moments you know instantly will stick in your memory. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight well-known for its crystal blue glaciers, jagged mountains, and turquoise lakes, as well as its animals and arid landscape.
So just for your daily dose of wanderlust travel inspiration, I’ve decided to show you photos of the stunning Torres del Paine in Chile’s Patagonia region. Just for a moment, maybe, the photos will transport you to the southern reaches of South America. But even better, they just might inspire you to start planning a trip to Patagonia for yourself!
The Salto Grande Waterfall is on the Paine River. Sunlight and misting water make the landscape ripe for a rainbow.
You won’t be able to take your eyes off the gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Pehoe and the mountains beyond.
Watch for condors. They are the national bird of Chile and can be seen throughout Torres del Paine.
Patagonia and Torres del Paine are well into the Southern Hemisphere. A trip in late March means seeing a landscape ablaze with the reds, yellows, and oranges of Fall.
The most popular trek in Torres del Paine is the “W” Circuit. It takes about a week to complete and is about 43 miles long. It’s one of the most bucket-list hikes in the world.
Skittish guanacos everywhere! They typically graze in packs but every once in a while one will appear on its own looking like it’s contemplating the landscape. Get too close for the perfect shot and the herd will scatter,
It’s best to visit Torres del Paine on a clear day to fully see its mountain peaks and granite spires. Being prepared is important, though. The rugged terrain at the southern end of the planet means weather conditions can shift quickly.
Torres del Paine’s Grey Glacier is the largest in the national park and flows into Grey Lake.
So, have you booked your Patagonia trip yet?
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