If you want to see just about all of Torres del Paine in one day, the “Paine by Van” tour is the way to go. It is essentially like driving the two loops in Yellowstone National Park in one day. With a fabulous guide and driver to lead the way, we piled into a van with some Americans, Aussies and Brazilians and made our way across the park. Our driver would pull over on the side of the road in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. Our guide would hop out and lead us walking off the path until we would come over a ridge to the most beautiful sites you have ever seen, with no other humans or cars to spoil the views - maybe just an alpaca or two! Stunning mountains, rumbling waterfalls, flower-filled meadows and glassy lakes were all a part of the magic of this full day. In the mid-afternoon, we left our guide and driver behind as we set out by boat for Grey Glacier - another wonder to behold! It was a long day and a lot of driving, but it was well worth it to be able to check so many of the top highlights of the park off our list in one amazing day!