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5 Reasons to Hike Torres del Paine in Fall

Book your EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari, stay in a Suite Dome between 18 Apr 2015 and 1 May 2015, save 40% (based on prices of high season) and enjoy the best fall colors at Torres del Paine!

Torres del Paine offers beautiful views, dramatic peaks and miles of winding trails year-round - and luckily April hikers get to enjoy them at a discounted rate! At this time of year travelers do a collective happy dance as domestic flights and EcoCamp Patagonia tour prices all go down! As if that wasn't enough, here are 5 reasons to hike Torres del Paine in Autumn.

Special Offer Autumn 2015

Book your EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari, stay in a Suite Dome between 18 Apr 2015 and 1 May 2015, save 40% (based on prices of high season) and enjoy the best fall colors at Torres del Paine!

EcoCamp Village
EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Enjoy stress-free trip planning

Visit Torres del Paine in the peak summer months and you'll want to have already organized your flights and accommodation. Still got those on your to do list? Good news: planning to travel in April will be much less stressful. The reason? It’s not a traditionally crowded month in Torres del Paine, meaning the Park’s trails, campsites and refugios are far less congested. For tour hikers, this means programs aren’t likely to be booked out, and it will be much easier to coordinate internal flights, hotels and transfers. Cheers to no trip-planning headaches!

Have the whole park to yourself

Even though Torres del Paine is completely lovely year-round, the majority of hikers still choose to visit in the summer months. If you decide to follow suit, get ready to hike to your heart's content (and share all trails, campsites, refugios, lookouts and transport with many dozens of other trekkers!). Prefer to experience Torres del Paine without head-butting the backpack of the hiker in front of you? Three words: travel in autumn. Visiting Patagonia in fall means far more leisurely hiking (whatever you pace), refugios which still, you know, actually have beds available, and the ability to take photos of Torres del Paine's highlights without 15 strangers making an appearance in the snap!

Take the most colorful fall pictures 

For travelers who don't mind - or even prefer - slightly cool temperatures, this is the season you should get your Patagonia on! With highs of around 49 and lows of 37 (around 9 - 3 degrees Celsius), there's a new nip in the air that wasn't there a month ago. But you know what? You get the best, most colorful Torres del Paine photos in autumn! We've got to say: a day's hike in Torres del Paine is always a good day. But a hike infused with the perfect mix of fall foliage and mountain coolness, well, that’s even sweeter!

Horse riding in Puerto Natales - Patagonia, Chile
Horseback Riding and perfect mix of Patagonia fall foliage and water reflections

Feast your eyes on amazing views

We can't lie. Torres del Paine is a sight for sore eyes any day of the year. Being a place where glaciers, steppe, craggy peaks and lakes come out to play at once, it's only a very wet blanket who'd find fault with the landscape. And fall, dear future Patagonia wanderer, doesn’t disappoint. Some people, including our own local guides, even call it their favorite time of year. But why? Well, imagine sparks of red leaves bouncing off the predominantly blue, white and green landscape, the Park's famous peaks framed by fiery hues, and amber foliage setting the slopes alight. That's fall...and we love it!

Don't wait till next year! Book your EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari now to see Torres del Paine in her autumnal splendour!