Amazing nature, looks like other planet...great people
weather change so fast!!!!!!!!!
Great place to visit before/after Torres Del Paine
We got our (Emsa/Avis) rental car at the hotel and started around 9.00 am for the trip to Torres del Paine National Park. We passed the small airport of Puerto Natales and came on a gravel road; our ‘companion’ for the rest of the day. (Since 2007 there is a 'new' road to the western entrance of the park, which takes about 75 minutes and makes it...more
We were not aware of it, but when we left Puerto Natales on the ‘Alberto de Agostini’ we already could see this glacier. Due to the clear air it seemed if the glacier and the surrounding mountains were rather close, but it took about 3 hours sailing before we reached the bay in front of the Balmaceda Glacier.Ahead of us was the Balmaceda Mountain...more
This glacier is also tumbling down the Balmaceda Mountain, but on the north slope. It ends in a glacier lake and ice breaking off the main ice wall causes several icebergs floating in the lake. Depending on the wind this icebergs do reach a shore and we could get very close to them.(It is possible to make a (short) boat trip on the glacier lake in...more
Perhaps the most impressive and at least most amazing and remarkable part of our trip to the glaciers in Parque Nacional Bernardo O’Higgins was our walk from the pier at Puerto Toro (after 3 ½ hours sailing) to the viewing point for the Serrano Glacier trough a fantastic part of native forest.Amazing, because it is almost unbelievable that these...more
The "w" trek is considered a nice option for those who haven´t got much time available and want to see the most important parts of the park. I´m not a trekking expert =P and I could not complete the whole trek because of the weather, but I will write down the data I´ve collected about this circuit.It usually takes from 4 to 5 days, depending on...more
We really enjoyed our stay at the B&B. The owner, Rodrigo, is extremely helpful and friendly. He...more
By far the best hotel in the city. The service is good with some English spoken. The suite, although...more
We stayed here one night on our arrival and again on our return from Torres Del Paine. Very basic....more
Great atmosphere. There are mostly public seating, basically one large, long table so you are sitting all together. Pizza is great and nice beer selection. I've seen reviews where many hikers and backpackers come here after returning from Torres Del Paine. Looked for touristy and family oriented place to me.more
This is a very small restaurant, maybe 5 or 6 tables. But the food is great and it feels like eating in someone's house with great home cooked meals. I eat here three times. Wish I was back! The hamburger is hand made with spices and veggies mixed in. It was incredible!more
This restaurant actually serves African and Patagonian fusion cuisine, hence Afrigonia. The decor was simple, with some African influence such as the wooden giraffe napkin holder.We tried the salmon cerviche, king crab (austral king) appetizer, the lamb, and shrimp and scallop curry. I also had the mango pisco.My friend and I were the most...more
Un resto avec une atmosphère parisienne : on vous traite comme du bétail... Le resto "La Mesita Grande" a tout compris du design deco et des prix exhorbitant (pour une simple pizza!) fait pour le gogo européen. En effet, le principe d'une grande table à partager à plusieurs est en principe sympa sauf que le patron est pas là pour vous faire plaisir...more
After strolling around Puerto Natales we decided to have diner in El Rincon del Tata. A small restaurant, located in the centre of town very close to the Plaza de Armas. It has a lot of nice decorations, some bench tables and all together a warm and cosy atmosphere with a friendly and helpful staff .Staying in a harbour city we had one of the fish...more
Good food, a very good service, decoration with flag from all the countries asks for the salmon…..was great. Located in front of Plaza de armas (main Square). Buena comida, buen servicio, decorado con banderas de todos los países, pidan el salmon…estaba buenísimo. Ubicado enfrente a la plaza de armas. The salmonmore
Having a drink at night? A beautiful place where to rest after a day of excursion, relax, good music, armchairs, candles, pretty wood tables, nice decoration between modern and the exotic, , good atmosphere. If you thought that in Puerto Natales you would not find night life, definitively you were wrong. Quieres tomarte un trago? Un hermoso lugar...more
Yes in these tow you can find a descent disco, good music and atmosphere, you can dance merengue, salsa, tecno. It opens until 5:00 am. To enter you paid an entrance.. Si en este pueblo puedes conseguir una discoteca decente, muy buena música puedes bailar merengue y salsa, y tecno, un ambiente muy alegre, abre hasta alas 5:00 am. Para entrar pagas...more
A place where to take drinks and to return to the childhood, is very original, the decoration is what I am called my attention, have a wood bar and the seats are swings, was very fun. All the decoration is in wood, good music electro, bossa & jass. Un lugar donde tomar unos tragos y volver a la infancia es muy original, la decoración es lo que me...more
SKY Airlines has been servicing Puerto Natales in past years, during high season. There has been an announcement that due to Sky's conflict with the national aviation agency over lack of timely modernisation of the Natales airport, Sky will no longer serve Puerto Natales (but will continue to serve Punta Arenas). There is political influence...more
SKY doesn't fly longer flies to Puerto Natales.SKY Airlines has been servicing Puerto Natales in past years, during high season. There has been an announcement (August 2013) that due to a conflict with the national aviation agency over lack of timely modernisation of the Natales airport, Sky will no longer serve Puerto Natales (but will continue to...more
Comfortable, simple and very punctual, Bus Fernandez takes from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales and of return, it has seven schedules per day, the trip lasts 3 hours approximately, and you will be able to enjoy a very pretty landscape is worth the trouble to be awake. The price it is 3000 pesos Chileans one way (5,50 US$). Cómodo, sencillo y muy...more
El Milodón, que se extinguió hace 10.000 años , era un mamífero herbívoro que semejaba a un gran oso con cabeza de camello. Pertenecía a la misma familia el armadillo, el oso hormiguero y el perezoso actuales y se calcula que medía dos veces el tamaño de un hombre.En 1896 , el capitán Eberhard , encontró trozos de piel en buen estado de...more
Pisco is the national drink of Chile (and Peru) and is a rather strong drink (35% alc.) distilled of muscat grapes, with a high sugar content. These grapes are growing in the north of Chile. It is possible to drink it pure or as a so called ‘pisco sour’, when the drink is mixed with lemon, egg whites and sugar.Our first pisco was a ‘pisco pure’...more
The weather change very fast: It is raining and after 1 hour you have the sun. You never know how it will be. On the same day, you can have the 4 season in a same day. Recommend to be prepared for rain, snow, wind and also heat (yes I know it is crazy)The Wind: he is incredible the wind that there is and the force that it has. This is only in...more
If you want to go camping in Torres, since the hostels inside the park are soooooo expensive, you don´t need to bring equipment with you, nor buy it. There are lots of renting stores in Puerto Natales, and they are not expensive. The majority of guesthouses also rent equipment for a similar price (the total price for the rent of stove, tent,...more
Well, that?s not exactly a danger...let?s take it as a funny challenge. If there?s one thing that can really harass our stay in Torres del paine, that will be the wind.The wind (thank god) is not constant, it comes in sudden rushes...and usually you can predict it?s coming and then protect yourself. The most windy period is usually in the...more
Although Visiting Perito Moreno was AMAIZING, I do not recommend that take ONE day trip from Puerto natales to visit Perito Moreno (Argentina). Why? From Puerto Natales to Perito Moreno it is a 4 hours drive in the bus, half of the way it is in a road of small rock, were the bus jump a lot. Then you only spend 3 hour in the park, and running to see all, then again 4 hour drive to go back.
Aunque visitar Perito Moreno era AMAIZING, No recomiendo tomar el tour por Un dia desde puerto natales visitar Perito Moreno (Argentina). ¿Por qué? De Puerto Natales a Perito Moreno son 4 horas en el autobús, mitad del camino la carretera es piedras pequeñas, lo cual hace que el autobús salte mucho. Cuando llegas solamente pasas 3 horas en el parque, y coriendito para poder ver todo, después otras 4 horas para ir de vuelta a Puerto Natales (además de pasar por la frontera y aduana dos veces).
Unique Suggestions: If you are limited of time, the tour worth the trouble, just be prepare to spend 8 hours in a bus. (Take with you some food) Also I take Argentines pesos with you, from Natales or change It at frontier, the entrance of the park they do not accept US$ or Chilean Pesos. The tour guide will ask to change it but will give you the worse rate.
Si tiene el tiempo limitado, este tour vale la pena, solo prepárate para pasar 8 horas en un autobús (lleve comida). También llevar pesos argentinos, desde puerto natales o cambiarlos en la frontera, el pago de la entrada al parque es obligatorio en pesos argentinos no aceptan US$ ni Pesos chilenos. El gua te ofrece cambiarlos pero te da la peor tasa de cambio.
Fun Alternatives: I recommend scheduling the tour to spend one or more night at Calafate (beautiful town next to Perito Moreno) were also it is a lot of most see activities to do in near to Calafate.
Recomiendo programar del viaje para pasar una o más noches en Calafate (ciudad hermosa al lado de Perito Moreno) donde también hay muchas actividades para hacer.
The luggage to Torres has to be the lighter and more anatomic possible, since you´ll have to carry it on your back most of the time, sometimes walking up hills, and against the wind, which is already tiring...One very important thing as well is to take a waterproof cap for the bag in case it rains a bit (and that´s something to expet, even if for...more
We visited Puerto Natales during late spring (early December) and still it can be ‘winter’. Specially when visiting Torres del Paine or making a boat trip on Seno Ultima Esperanza it can be (very) cold. Besides the weather can change very quickly; during our visit we had rather sunny weather in the morning in Puerto Natales and in the afternoon...more
A hiking backpack and a small daypack One tip that I have is that if you are going to travel to the southern parts of chile, make sure you are ready to encounter some rain along the way. In the three weeks that I travelled it rained a lot! Thankfully I had a good rainjacket, I wish I would have had some waterproof pants.If you go to the Torres del...more
An interesting company that offers the park are the Guanacos, ñandúes and Condors. -The cóndor male does not survive long time without their woman!!!!!! -Ñandúes, the females pass almost all their life pregnant, and the man is the one who takes care of Kids!!!!!-Guanacos, seem to be like a llamas but they are not, the kids are call chilangos. Una...more
Industrial Refrigerating complex, founded by the society Exploratory Land of fire, in 1913, and its height, these was the port for of shipment for farm produce from major part of Chilean and Patagonia. It is not miss to go to the museum, you can still see some of the machineries that used in that time, is it impressive the size of the industry,...more
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The most complete hike of Torres del Paine National Park is the W. It's called W because of the shape you performon the trails (see picture). This means, there are 3 major hikes, which are done back and forth. The first one is from Hosteria del Torres to the base of the Torees. The second is from the Italian camp along the French Valley, and the...more
Torres del Paine National Park is the only reason for most people to visit Puerto Natales. The park was declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1978. The park is beautiful composition of spectacular mountain range, lakes, and glaciers. It is an ideal destination for Eco-tourism and adventure.The park has a pretty good tourist infrastructure....more