in the heart of Patagonia, 400 kms (249 miles) north of Punta
Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park encompasses 242,242 hectares
(598,000 acres). At 51º07’ south latitude and 73º10’
west longitude, the park is surrounded by the impressive Paine
mountain range (Cordillera del Paine).
unusually-shaped granite peaks, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, plus
unique flora and fauna, Torres del Paine Park is considered one of the
most beautiful places on Planet Earth. It was designated a UNESCO World
Heritage site in 1978.