Destiny does not need to be scratched from the list of adventurous parents who have small children and dream of getting to know the place. The park Torres del Paine has natural beauties of breathtaking and tours that please the whole family
Adventure , exotic animals and paradisiacal landscapes await your family in Torres del Paine, a national park located in the Chilean Patagonia. The destination is not obvious to those who travel with children , but some hotels in the area offer structure and activities suitable for small children. To make the most of it, the ideal is for them to be 6 years old, but the most active and adventurous are ready to face this wild destiny before that.
Get ready to ride through leafy woods, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, take short trails and come across emerald waterfalls and mighty rivers. Or simply take a day to get to know the van park and admire the imposing Paine Massif, whose highest tower is 3,400 meters high. And the best of all? Children can do all these walks with you and experience a unique experience immersing in the wild nature.
When to go
Spring from September to December and summer from December to March are the best seasons to visit the park because, despite strong winds, temperatures are mild. In the fall and winter months (March to September), some trails close due to adverse weather conditions (snow and wind) and there are hotels that do not open.
Face to face with condor and even puma
Children will surely be impressed by the native nature of Torres del Paine Park. There, it is very easy to spot several exotic animals . They are called the Big Five of Patagonia: the guanaco, a species similar to the alpaca and the llama; the huemul, a deer in danger of extinction; the condor-dos-andes, which has wings with a wingspan that can reach up to 3,5 m; the nandu, similar to a small ostrich; and if you’re lucky you can see the puma, one of the largest cats in South America, second only to the jaguar.
In several outings, your child will enjoy watching the animals’ natural behavior and you will find it impossible to resist a guanaco fluffy cub. It will be a great opportunity to teach about the importance of conserving the habitat of this and other species. Not to mention that, on a trip like this, children will also feel explorers and adventurers on the trails in the middle of woods and steppes – greenery on plain with few trees. There are places where you can fill the bottles straight into the lakes and rivers so pure that it is the water. From January to March, you can also pick and eat at the time a fruity called calafate, tasty and typical of the region.