Is this the most underrated view in the world?

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Patagonia… or what should perhaps more accurately be PataGOnia just became one of my favourite finds in the entire world. After travelling to 50 countries across 6 continents, it’s a pretty big statement to make – and I completely stand by it. Whether you have or haven’t heard of it, the Torres del Paine National Park (on the border of Chile and Argentina) should certainly be on any traveller’s list and beckons the question: is this the most underrated view in the world?


So, how do you get here?

The easiest and most economical way to arrive is by the following steps:

First Step: Fly into Santiago, the capital of Chile
Second Step: Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Third Step: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (by land)
Fourth Step: Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine (by land)

The third and fourth step can be easily achieved travelling by buses that run frequently and daily. However I was staying at the Explora Lodge, which includes a complimentary round-trip transfer (5 hours drive) from the Punta Arenas airport to Torres del Paine direct.

Trekking in Torres del Paine

Once there, you’re likely to have come for one reason: trekking…and lots of it. The most popular trek is the ‘W circuit’ which consists of three full day hikes to reach the Torres del Paine.

As I was staying at the Explora Lodge, my room rate included daily hikes with a certified guide, departing at 8:30am each morning and returning around 5:00pm at night to the cosy lodge. If you’re on a budget there are refuge camps strategically placed along the way.

Best Time of Year to Visit Torres del Paine

Insider Tip: Go off Season!

Spring (September to November) is a great time of year to visit with the best weather conditions.

Summer (December to March) is high season.

Autumn (March to June) is a great time of year with lots of colours to enjoy.

Winter (June to August) is off season with many refuge camps closed and cold climates – though for many this is the perfect time to visit as the treks are virtually empty for you to enjoy on your own.

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    October 26, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    very nice, lovely………..I wish to go there with my sweet wife/

    Jai Dee
    October 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm


    This is for sure one of the most underrated views in the world!

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    Miles of Happiness
    September 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Your pics are amazing! It’s beautiful, you are very talented.
    Patagonia has always been kind of a dream for me. It’s on the list… (the question would be more “What is NOT on your list?”)
    Enjoy your travels and thanks for sharing all those beautiful images

    September 13, 2014 at 7:26 am

    That view really is stunning! This has just made the list of places I want to visit eventually. South America was on it anyway, but I never thought of Patagonia.

    I just found your blog recently too, and it’s inspiring to travel even more than I already wanted to. I’ve bookmarked so many advice pages already, so thank you!

    September 11, 2014 at 6:35 am

    So nice! The sky colours are amazing!

    September 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Why have I never heard of this place?!

    September 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    The view looks amazing! New Zealand and Tasmania also have spectacular places.

    Charles McCool
    September 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I really want to GO to PataGOnia. Gorgeous photo.

    September 10, 2014 at 5:16 am

    wow ! that sure looks beautiful ! i had never heard of that place before, thanks for mentioning it !

    Erin @ Snapbacks and Racing Flats
    September 10, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Wow. This is unreal.

    September 10, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Hey Brooke!

    I visited the Torres in February and stayed at Explora as well. It’s the best trip I’ve ever been on and definitely screams luxury adventure, which is what my blog is all about. Check it out here:

    September 10, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Amazing!! When I saw these photos on Instagram I decided to definitely go there when I’m in South America. I loved the hike to Everest Base Camp, so I’m pretty sure I’ll love this one too. The views are stunning! :):)

    Constanza Richards
    September 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    HI! Thank you so much for this awesome post about our country 🙂 I was very happy watching your instagram every day and how you loved Santiago, Santa Lucía Hill, the snow Valley, and finally our beautiful Patagonia. Here in Chile we all feel very connected with the Andes mountains, I am not from Santiago, I’m southern, but I live here at metropolis now, and I feel lost if I can’t see the mountains throught the day, they give me orientation an peace 🙂

    Thanks so much for recommend us, come back anytime you want <3 there`s much more to see, like Isla Chiloé, our lakes, and Easter Island, XOXO!!

    Hayley (Lovepuffin)
    September 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Wow! It sounds like it’s quite a schlep to get there but the views look worth every step! Thanks for sharing!

    Joella in Beijing
    September 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Love Patagonia! We did an amazing road trip in Argentinian Patagonia back in 2007! I still remember it so well as it was absolutely stunning!

    September 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Wow! That view is gorgeous.


    September 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm *** Sorry, I misspelled.

    September 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I was there last winter and it certainly is one of the most beautiful places in this world. You’re totally right Brooke! By the way, your blog is lovely and so nice and smart.
    Have a good one,

    September 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    180 degrees south is a great (travel) documentary that features patagonia. Definitely a must-watch!

    September 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    after seeing your IG photos of that place, I am desperate to visit it myself! you are one lucky lady 🙂

    September 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    S o gorgeous!

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    September 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for posting nice views.

    Clipping Path Outsource
    September 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    My colleague say how travel Patagonia just beaning in 2014 is very nice.
    And also he inspired me to visit.

    September 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing photos! My husband and I are going to chilean patagonia in November and your photos have me so excited.

    September 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Yay for the south!
    Totally recommend going to Calafate and Perito Moreno’s Glaciar if you are traveling through the south of Argentina.
    Best views ever if you go way south of the country and way north.

    Betty J. Ogburn
    September 9, 2014 at 10:52 am


    September 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I´m from Chile and Patagonia is definitely one of my favorites spots from here. IF you come to Chile, I´ll advice to travel North to South, you will be delighted with all the landscapes and different types of people, food and nature along the way 🙂

    September 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Holy wow!!! I can’t get over how amazing that view is <3 This place has just been added to my must-go-to bucket list haha
    XO Janina

    Michelle | Lights Camera Travel
    September 9, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I have just LOVED your series on Instagram from Patagonia! I think it just made it to the top end of my bucket list. I can’t get enough of these views!

    September 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Stunning!!! Can’t wait to visit next year when I’m in south america.

    Also I love your leggings–where are they from??