When should I travel to Patagonia?
Most people visit the region in summer, between November and
March, and we call this the high season. Temperatures are generally
warmer and the trails more accessible. October and April tend
to be a bit cooler. But with Patagonia’s extremely changeable
weather, any day of the year could be warmer or colder. In recent
years, winters have generally been warmer, making winter a good
opportunity to visit Torres del Paine National Park. In winter,
the wind is calmer and the prices are lower, due to it being
What’s the weather
like in Torres del Paine?
The weather is unpredictable, with strong winds and sudden
storm surges. In summer there is almost always wind, and temperatures
range between 10-20 degrees Celcius. Don’t forget that the
climate of this area is famous, because you can often see
all four seasons in one day.
Do I need a Visa to
Visas are not required to enter Chile or Argentina for most
European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia and
New Zealand. But you should always check your country’s requirements
before you begin your trip.
Can I drink the water
In our programs, the water supply is from rivers and lakes
in the areas we visit. In this corner of Patagonia, the water
is absolutely pure and you can drink it without any problems.
For those who wish to purify their water, it is recommended
to travel with chlorine tablets or water filters. We also
recommend to take a look around your potential water source
before drinking or refilling your bottle. While the water
is of good quality, there are always some travelers who do
not understand or respect the cleanliness of natural places.
How can I withdrawal
money in Chile?
The currency of Chile is the Chilean peso. It is easy to change
U.S. Dollars or Euros at any of the exchange houses in town.
The least problematic and cheapest way to get pesos is to
withdraw money from an ATM, using a debit card with a Maestro
or similar symbol. The exchange rate from the ATM directly
is usually much better than at the exchange houses. Also,
it is recommended to take out the maximum possible, as each
ATM charges a fixed fee for each withdrawal. Only in an emergency,
is it recommended to withdraw money from a credit card, as
the rates are very high. You may wish to use your credit card
in restaurants, hotels and travel agencies instead.