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Puerto Natales

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A rancher feel and an ever growing adventure activity scene are mixed in this city, which is the gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park.

Climb the Dorotea Hill to look at Puerto Natales from above. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the majestic flight of the condor that nests on the vertical walls of the hill.

Discover the Milodon Cave and get to know the history of this giant sloth that used to live here in this southernmost part of Chile more than 10,000 years ago. Sail through the Ultima Esperanza fjord and be amazed by the glaciers you’ll find on your trip.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the countless activities to do outdoors and you’ll be amazed by the vibrant colors that paint the sky at sunset, which you’ll see from your kayak or bike.

But not everything is physical effort, so enjoy the abundant Patagonian food and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries at the top level accommodation you’ll find here.

DISCOVER THE ATTRACTIONS OF PUERTO NATALES

SAILING THROUGH THE BALMACEDA AND SERRANO GLACIER

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Sailing through these glaciers means admiring the grandeur of these almost virgin lands. Get comfortable in your seat; the trip begins on the Puerto Bories jetty where you’ll see colonies of cormorants and sea lions.

An can´t-miss adventure on these southernmost lands, the Balmaceda Glacier can be seen from the ship. To visit the Serrano, on the other hand, you need to take a short walk around the lake formed by its melted ice.

BERNARDO O’HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK

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A place where wildlife is abundant among native forests that grow in the middle of a network of fjords, that is what the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, home to the Kawésqar people, is like.

In this park, the glaciers from the Southern Ice Fields are the main attractions and they invite you to visit the areas on boats and to behold their magnificence. This is an area that keeps the purity of nature in the south intact, giving the visitors an unforgettable experience.

Visit the park on horseback, relax by the fire and enjoy the sounds of nature or camp right by the river, lying under the stars that can be seen in the enormity of the sky.

DOROTEA HILL

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Standing at 800 meters, Dorotea Hill (Cerro Dorotea) invites you for an easy group-based trek. Enjoy the trip and once at the top, prepare your camera. The mesmerizing view of the city of Puerto Natales, the Ultima Esperanza fjord and the Admiral Montt Gulf are worth photographing.

On the way back down, enjoy the lenga pathways and the beautiful sound of the birds living on the hill. To satisfy your hunger you can stop half-way for a typical supper with hot tea or coffee and sopaipillas with jam and butter.

SOUTHERN PATAGONIAN ICE FIELDS

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The Southern Ice Field is a large expanse of ice with 49 glaciers, among which we find the O’Higgins and Pio XI Glaciers in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, and the Tyndall, Grey, and Montt Glaciers, which you can observe in the Torres del Paine National Park.  Trekking through the park’s icy, white paths and climbing its rugged hills will test your abilities.

Allow the peacefulness of the frozen mountains to enter your spirit and gaze over an unmatchable postcard worthy landscape created by the sun shining on its glaciers. The hardy flora of its surroundings, the lenga forests and cold steppes creating blotches of color in the eternally white landscape will bring a smile to your face.

Do you like a good challenge? Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most-difficult mountains to climb in the world due to its imposing crests and edges that seem to touch the sky. Dare to try your luck if you are a professional athlete, or simply marvel at the range of colors displayed on its faces, depending on the position of the sun.

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