Attractions

National Park in Última Esperanza

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Soaring almost vertically more than 2000m above the Patagonian steppe, the granite pillars of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) dominate the landscape of what may be South America's finest national park. Before its…
National Park in Última Esperanza

Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins

Virtually inaccessible, Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins remains an elusive cache of glaciers. It can be entered only by boat. From Puerto Natales, full-day excursions (CH$90,000, lunch included) to the base of Gl…
Cave in Última Esperanza

Cueva del Milodón

In the 1890s, German pioneer Hermann Eberhard discovered the partial remains of an enormous ground sloth in a cave 24km northwest of Puerto Natales. The slow-moving, herbivorous milodón, nearly 4m tall, was supposed…
Viewpoint in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Mirador Las Torres

Take a moderate hike up Río Ascencio to a treeless tarn beneath the eastern face of the Torres del Paine for the closest view of the towers.
Viewpoint in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Mirador Nordenskjöld

An easy hour's walk leads to Mirador Nordenskjöld, an overlook with superb views of the lake and mountains.
Trail in Puerto Natales

Mirador Dorotea

A day hike through a lenga forest on private land to splendid views of Puerto Natales and the glacial valley. Less than 10km from Natales. Dorotea is the large rocky outcrop just off Ruta 9.
Museum in Puerto Natales

Museo Histórico

Worth a quick visit, this is a crash course in local history, with archaeological artifacts, a Yaghan canoe, Tehuelche bolas and historical photos.