Travel Blogs from Puerto Natales, Chile

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The Towers of Pain!, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

The Towers of Pain!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... park of Patagonia. The starting point for anyones trip into probably the most famous and recognisable national park in Chile is the small old mining city of Puerto Natales, so off I headed, just a 3 hour bus journey north from Punta Arenas, straight from ...

...blue skies from pain..., Torres del Paine National Park and Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

...blue skies from pain...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... of the park itself. They are beautifully mirrored in Laguna Amarga. So I got to see the towers at least, yes! Before I left Puerto Natales, a gateway town to Torres del Paine, I decided to start the "W-hike" by hiking up to the base of three towers for a ...

Lakes, Ice, and a 12,000 year old cave, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Lakes, Ice, and a 12,000 year old cave

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... told by the ticket agents time and time again. Veeeery interesting. I made sure my camera was easily accessible on all bus rides! PUERTO NATALES AND ITS CROWN JEWEL The hotel I was staying at in Puerto Natales was definitely budget, but nice and ...

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... opposed to the 5 day "W trek" that is very popular with hikers at the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus from Puerto Natales took around 2 hours to arrive at the entrance of Torres del Paine Naitonal Park, from which we took another smaller minivan ...

Back in Argentina, 28 de Noviembre, Argentina travel blog

Back in Argentina

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... . Que sera, sera! Our route plan is not absolutely set in stone: yesterday we had thought we would stay in Chile and stop at Puerto Natales, rest a day and possibly visit the national park of Torres del Paine. We arrived at a Chilean border checkpoint ...

The Wind and the Wine and the Pee, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

The Wind and the Wine and the Pee

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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     We had our own quiet, little, private room for the first night in Puerto Natales. A handy shared bathroom was right next to us. At 5:30 AM the quiet went away and the bathroom became pee central. A constant flow of ...

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: After our brief stop in Punta Arenas we headed to Puerto Natales to hit the Torres del Paine. We had been unsure when we were planning our trip whether to come here or not, we had heard that the park is incredible but the only thing we had heard ...

Dom, Kev, Tordo and Blancita discover Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Dom, Kev, Tordo and Blancita discover Patagonia

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 262 Temperature : 15 degrees Weather : Very mixed We have had a fantastic two more days of riding in the estancia. Paola, Kev and I, along with our horses, plus an extra horse packed with picnic gear and food for the Puesto, headed ...

Gaucho living, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Gaucho living

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... no phones, no television and no internet. THIS…is relaxation! We were collected at 11.30am from our awful hostel in Puerto Natales by Paola, our guide at the estancia.  We had arrived in Puerto Natales on the previous day, after an uneventful ...

Doin' the

Doin' the "W"

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... the bus, and with no way to contact him figured we'd lost him for good. Just in case, we waited an extra day here, in Puerto Natales, Chile, and lo and behold who should step off of the bus today (was waiting there just in case), and hence how we know the ...

Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Puerto Natales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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We are sailing, Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

We are sailing

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... are now going south again and not north and are told an hour or so later that we are infact now going straight to Puerto Natales. Very confusing! Big queues at dinner for nice lasagne. As with most of S America it feels like the staff were surprised ...

Weathering the Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Weathering the Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... ; or so it should, because for the last two days of our trek we were able to pack away the waterproofs. Cecilia from our B&B in Puerto Natales did tell us ‘you will experience the four seasons in the park’ and here was summer! The blue sky ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... the Laundrette Milodon across the road. Apparently its named after a large cave dwelling monster whose remains were found just outside Puerto Natales. I wonder what the inpiration was to name a laundrette after it. In the evening, we go out for pizza ...

Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... 8:00 AM bus following a full night at an Ushuaia nightclub, 15 hours later we arrived in the quiet little port town of Puerto Natales.  I don't think much really goes on in this town but the locals were friendly and the food was good.  ...

And then we were two, Puerto Natales (again!) and Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

And then we were two

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early for breakfast before getting the bus onto Punta Arenas. I sleep again as the scenery is pretty desolate until we approach the sea and then the airport here. All get off and wait for Tony´s plane back to Santiago before he heads back to ...

Hiking in Torres del Paine national park, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Hiking in Torres del Paine national park

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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From Chalten I caught the bus back to Calafate, then across the border to Puerto Natales in Chile. I hired some trekking gear and set off for 4 days a¨long the W track (half of the Torres circuit). I had been a bit apprehensive about trekking on my own, ...

Excursion to Torres Del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Excursion to Torres Del Paine

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... to... Antarctica! Julio informs me that you can get good last minute deals from the southern point of Chile, Ushuaia. We returned to Puerto Natales at 6pm where I went to my favourite restaurant... CHECK name (recommended by Lonely Planet)... for a ...

Feliz Ano Neuvo de Chile, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Feliz Ano Neuvo de Chile

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... offer tourists but it is the gateway to Patagonia and the starting point for the Navimag cruise down through the fjords of Chile to the town of Puerto Natales which is how I spent my new year. The cruise lasts for 3 nights dropping us of in Puerto Natales ...

Until The End Of The World, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Until The End Of The World

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... the bleak Patagonian landscape - kilometre after kilometre of nothing - pretty landscape, but monotonous, and no signs of life. Reach Puerto Natales, which kind of reminds me of Port Stanley (not that I´ve ever been there!) - bleak low rise ...

Nothing much to do in Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Nothing much to do in Puerto Natales

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... beautiful... flat and green, with numerous lakes. A far cry from the Andean mountains witnessed only a few weeks ago. Puerto Natales is nothing special... a small town overlooking a beautiful lake with mountains in the background. Even the hostel ...

Frozen Assets, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Frozen Assets

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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We were so enthralled by the icebergs from Upsala Glacier that we couldn't resist posting some more photos. As you are all probably experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms now that winter is just about over up there in the north, we thought you'd also ...

Torres del Paine: The W is for Whhhoooooooaaaaaa.., Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine: The W is for Whhhoooooooaaaaaa..

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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So while Nik and I were waiting around Puerto Natales and collecting our camping equipment for the W hike through Torres del Paine, we got word from Bret and Oksana that they were going to do the W as well!  So we waited another day to meet up with ...

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by jodifer

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Having now decided that we want to try to be in Bolivia by April our journey north has gained a lot more momentum. But, then again, this is not the only reason that we didn´t attempt to spend more time in Torres del Paine National Park. We did ...

Time for another boat trip, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Time for another boat trip

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... were very pleasantly surprised to be billeted in a modern, waterfront, three star hotel where someone actually opened the door for us. Puerto Natales is entirely dependent on tourism and the ferry in particular. But to give it credit, it does its very ...

Penguin Family Values, Peurto Natales, Chile travel blog

Penguin Family Values

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... we have been having some trouble with the Jeep's electrical system. We spent a couple of days in Punta Arenas, a mid-size port in Chile. I checked the Jeep website and there is a dealer in town. We drove over and asked him to take a look and, while ...

Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... world was dealing with the aftermath of the tsunami, I left for a 4 day trek through Torres del Paine. At the hostel in Puerto Natales, I met up with Donald from Rockville, MD and we decided to hike together. The park is beautiful and offers hikes from ...

Four days on a ship heading down the Chilean coast, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Four days on a ship heading down the Chilean coast

A travel blog entry by walt

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... Montt on Monday, and travelling down though channels (one only 80 metres wide) and some open sea, arriving on Thursday in Puerto Natales. It was a regular roll-on roll-off ferry (I think about 10,000 tonnnes) carrying cargo to parts of Chile whose ...

Enigmatic Austral Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Enigmatic Austral Patagonia

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... entire year, summer and winter, and where countless skeltons and bones tell the story of death..... The glaciers and icebergs are Chile's and Argentina's priced commodity for the future - a source of water. A bit of history Before the arrival of ...

Recovery, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Recovery

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Sunday and Monday we spent in Puerto Natales, recovering, resting our feet, and trying to get all the mud off our tent! ...

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