ALACALUFE NATIONAL RESERVE
TORRES DEL PAINE
Alacalufe National Reserve
This presents a landscape of low mountainous islands, with channels and fiords, covering an area of approximately 2,313,875. has. The climate of the area is of two kinds: cold-temperate with high humidity and isothermal tundra with high precipitation.
Different botanical species may be observed: coastal shrubbery, coastal thickets, coihue and peat bog formations. Another feature of this place is its great variety of birds.
This park includes the whole extension of the Canal de las Montañas ("Mountain Channel"), that ends just where Bernardo O"Higgins National Park begins. Due to the inaccessibility of this area from populated centers and lack of transport, it is rarely visited.
The following activity is recommended here:
- Flora and Fauna Observation. Here we will find a great variety of local flora and fauna and especially laid-out observation circuits.