The main highlight of Puerto Natales in Southern Patagonia is its location-the small town serves as a hub to the Torres del Paine National Park, glaciers, and fjords and is a launching point for cruises, sailing trips, and kayaking.
Torres del Paine National Park
Named the 8th Wonder of the World in 2013, Torres del Paine National Park is a wilderness mecca for outdoor travelers worldwide. The park’s soaring peaks, majestic glaciers, mirrored lagoons, and winding rivers are legendary-discovering the landscapes and exploring the different areas are a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Patagonia.
Trips to the park from Puerto Natales include a two-day catamaran option
. The first day is spent at sea sailing to fjords and glaciers, and the second is an exciting zodiac trip upriver into the park.
Adventures on the water inside the park by kayak
travel down the Serrano River into the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. The trip visits glaciers not accessible by land, stops at far off camping spots, and finishes with a catamaran ride to Puerto Natales.
Glaciers and Fjords
The glaciers and fjords of Southern Patagonia
rival those of Alaska and Scandinavia in terms of beauty, each discovered on epic journeys into the wilderness.
A highlight of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, the Amalia Glacier partially surrounds the Reclus Volcano and is only reached by boat. Excursions on land from cruises explore the ice pack and lead to stunning views of the glacier and horizon.
Located in the back of the Asia Fjord and part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, El Brujo Glacier’s blue ice pack glows against the mists across the water-making a trip here an adventure into nature’s beauty and elegance.
Known as a far off fjord where the remote, tranquil waters offer respite from the modern world, the Calvo Fjord is home to hanging glaciers that extend into the water. Discovered by transferring to an ice-breaker ship, the Fernando, the Capitan Constantino, and Alipio Glaciers are a few of the mammoth highlights found during a trip.
The Montañas Fjord is a long stretch of water where four glaciers stretch down from the mountains above. The Herman, Bernal, Alsina, and Paredes glaciers are spectacular sights, some with their bays and others offering majestic views from cruise ships’ decks.
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