Austral Contemplation

5 Contemplative Days in Torres del Paine

Fauna Trail


This short wildlife trail is the perfect introduction to Torres del Paine National Park. It offers breathtaking views over the Paine massif and Sarmiento lake, as well as taking you to cave paintings and other paleontological attractions. And... wildlife sightings guaranteed! Have your camera and binoculars ready!

Pehoe Lake


A day around Pehoe Lake will take you through several shades of blue, from a milky grey to a deep sea passing by a splendid turquoise. You will encounter lakes, lagoons, rivers, wetlands, and waterfalls. The 30 minutes catamaran ride across Pehoe Lake should be the most beautiful boat ride of your lifetime.



Due to the 2011-2012 forest fire that burned about 20% of the park, Pingo's access is restricted to the general public. The trail follows the Pingo river for 4.5km until it reaches a pristine waterfall. Walking through these woods will make you feel like you are back in the times when the park had barely any visitors, long before the...

Grey Glacier


Come enjoy this 3 hours catamaran ride on Grey Lake! It will bring you very close to each of the three faces of Grey Glacier. Even if you have already been or are planning on going to Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina, this one is also worth the detour. Not only are all glaciers very different from one another,...

Laguna Azul


The last day is to relax... Enjoy a short wildlife hike on your way to the beautiful Blue Lake. Guanacos (Lama guanicoe in the picture below), Andean Foxes (Lycalopex culpaeus), Skunks (Conepatus humboldtii), Armadillos (Zaedyus pichiy), Lesser Rheas (Rhea pennata), and Condors (Vultur gryphus) are on the menu! From Laguna Azul, if weather allows,...