DAY 2: 14 Oct -> Puerto Natales --> Torres del Paine National Park
At 08:00 am pick up at your hotel for Full day Torres del Paine, Cueva del
Our excursion starts departing from the city of Puerto Natales, with destination to the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on 1978 and belongs to the National Wilderness protected by the Chilean
On the way to the park, we will visit Milodón Cave, natural monument formed by three caverns and rocky conglomerate called devil's chair, which is important because in that place were found remains of skin and bones of an extinct animal; the Milodon darwini, a large herbivore that has been extinct for thousands of years. We will continue our trip until arriving to the gateway of the park, the sector of Laguna Amarga. From there, with clear skies we will be able to make a beautiful postcard of the Torres del
Paine the main attraction of the park and part of the Paine Massif.
Later we will stop to admire another symbol of the park; Paine Horns granite massif, where sedimentary rock is characterized by black color of its points, product of the contact with the magma from the inside of the earth, who gave form many years. Will walk to Salto Grande, the largest waterfall in the park, about 15 meters high, is mainly characterized by the power it has to drain the Nordenkjold’s Lake and feeding the lake Pehoé, beautiful turquoise lake.
Our last stop is the Grey Lake, where we will walk through a forest of Coigues, a hanging bridge over the river Pingo and then get to the beach from the Lake Grey, and observe the different shapes and colors of floes floating in the lake, due to the melting
of the glacier.
As backdrop we will have the Paine Grande (Big Paine), the highest mountain of the Paine Massif and the stunning Grey Glacier, which is part of the Southern Ice Field (Campos de Hielo Sur), the third bigger water reserve in the world.
In the afternoon we come back to Puerto Natales.