Getting to Torres del Paine: New Puerto Natales Airport

Patagonia Travel Posted on 10/26/2016

As anyone who has ever traveled to Patagonia will tell you, one of the hardest parts of planning the trip is figuring out how to get from one place to the other. In Patagonia, distances are long, airports are few, and there are so many incredible places to see in far too little time. Fortunately, for those wondering about getting to Torres del Paine, the Puerto Natales airport is the getaway to Chile’s wildlife paradise. 

1. How to get to Torres del Paine

Of all the major destinations in Patagonia, Torres del Paine is possibly the most remote. Tourists planning on getting to Torres del Paine can fly directly from Santiago to Puerto Natales, meaning less travel time and more time to enjoy the beauty of Patagonia.

The Teniente Julio Gallardo Airport (PNT) in Puerto Natales is connected with Puerto Montt and Santiago de Chile. Two Chilean airlines, LATAM and Sky, offer flights from Santiago to this airport.

Torres del Paine, the main character of this Chilean region is only 2 hours and a half by bus from Puerto Natales city. If you wish to get to know Chilean highlights, you can start your trip in Puerto Montt, fly to Puerto Natales to visit the Torres del Paine National Park and then fly to Santiago de Chile. You can also check our tour, Best of Chile, that covers all of Chile’s main attractions. 

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2. What to do

Hike to Base de las Torres del Paine

At Torres del Paine, we recommend doing the self-guided hike to Base de las Torres del Paine. This well-known hike takes you to the base of the Paine Horns, a challenge for climbers all over the world since it takes 8 -10 hours round-trip.

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“W” Circuit

And, if you are feeling adventurous when visiting the Torres del Paine National Park, you shouldn’t miss the Trekking Torres del Paine “W” Circuit, a 5-day tour to discover the famous granite Paine Towers and the magnificent Paine Horns, all while enjoying breathtaking vegetation and wildlife.

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If you’re looking for more Argentina travel tips for your upcoming trip, check out the Torres del Paine and Patagonia sections of our webpage. For help getting to Torres del Paine and other destinations in Patagonia, contact the travel advisors at Say Hueque Argentina Journeys.

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