Located on the glaciated southern tip of Chilean Patagonia, the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine features a series of serene lakes, bright blue icebergs calved from glaciers, golden stretches of grasslands and 3 iconic glaciated granite towers, from which the park derives its name. With rich panoramas everywhere, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine offers great hiking experiences, especially the most popular “W” route, which normally takes 5 days to complete and showcases some of the breathtaking views of the region. Alternatively, this wildlife reserve can also be explored on horseback or a mini-van tour. Also awarded a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status since 1978, the park is home to a rich diversity of avian life that includes the ostrich-like Rhea, Andean Condor, flamingo, and a host of mammals like the Puma. One can also spot the rare llama-looking guanacos that are often seen grazing in the vast grasslands of the region.