HOW TO GET THERE
Via Santiago de Chile on an international. Once there you have to take a domestic 4-hour flight to Punta Arenas. Staff from Explora will welcome and transfer visitors on a van to Explora IN PATAGONIA. The trip on the van takes approx 5 hrs: 2 1/2 hrs from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales on a paved road 250 km long, y 2 1/2 hrs from there to Torres del Paine National Park on a dirt road 150 km long. The trip includes a stop for a snack organized by Explora.
The Park has a microclimate mainly conditioned by its proximity to the sea, which allows nice temperatures both in winter and in summer. In the rainy months precipitations do not exceed 85 mm. Some fall as snow, although this phenomenon has little influence in the sectors being visited.
The winds are another important factor. There are gusts of up to 110 Km/h, which make weather conditions change constantly. It can be raining but soon after the wind sweeps the clouds and the sun shines bright. Predominant winds come from the west and blow in the late spring and the early summer. They are practically non existent in winter and except for one or two storms, this season has many transparent and radiant days.
WHAT TO PACK
The explorations require the use of a parka and/or an impermeable windbreaker; loose pants (long johns or thermal pants can be advisable in some opportunities); footwear with rubber sole fit for hiking (leather or impermeable fabric); gloves; cap; shades or goggles; lipscreen and sunscreen; comfortable sneakers.
Inside the hotel each visitor can dress with whatever makes them feel more comfortable. A nice temperature is kept inside the hotel so it is advisable to use light and informal items of clothing.
There is potable water in almost the entire territory, though it is recommendable to drink bottled water in rural areas.
Punta Arenas has a wide network of hospitals and clinics, all of them well equipped to respond to any emergency.
Chilean cuisine is very diverse. Among its typical dishes we have: Empanada de Pino (dough stuffed with onion, meat, raisins and olives), Pastel de Choclo (made mainly of corn with meat, eggs and olives), Porotos Granados (tender potatoes cooked with gourd and corn), Cazuela de Ave o Vacuno (clear soup of chicken or beef with boiled vegetables), besides those typical of each region.
Lastly, you can not fail to taste the exquisite Mote con Huesillos, a dessert elaborated from a boiled fruit and mote wheat.
Recommended Restaurants during your trip:
Restaurants in Torres del Paine
Enjoy Corporation retains the right to make changes in the order of the excursions or trips without previous notice due to weather conditions, level of the rivers, arriving and departing hours of planes or buses, or for any other relevant reason, which will ensure and guarantee a better outcome for your trip.