On the edge of the southern Patagonian icefield, 1,860 mi/3,000 km south of Santiago, the wildlife and scenery, both in and around Torres del Paine National Park (pronounced Torr-es del Pie-nay
) are spectacular. The "Torres" of the park's name are three massive granite "towers" of the Cordillera del Paine range that reach 10,000 ft/3,100 m.
Herds of sheep and guanacos (wild relatives of the domestic llama) graze the sprawling steppes; fields of wildflowers cover alpine meadows; lush, s... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.