When making your journey towards the Torres del Paine National Park, you’d be half right in feeling as though you were travelling to the end of the earth. The long journey south of Santiago may take eight hours by plane and road, but the exquisite landscapes of Torres Del Paine National Park are unquestionably worth the trek. Once you arrive at this windswept, yet stunning, area, it will become clear that this park is a true pinnacle of Chile’s natural landscapes. Set against the backdrop of picturesque lakes, vast grasslands and lagoons, the crowning glory of the park is the famous jagged peaks; three granite massifs tower over the terrain, carved into their spires by powerful glaciers. Summer brings strong winds, whipping lenticular clouds that resemble otherworldly spaceships into place, whilst the autumnal months see the park washed with a warm colour palette of orange, red and yellow. Wildlife roams freely in the park with graceful condors soaring overhead, grazing guanaco and stealthy puma. Puerto Natales is primarily a ramshackle gateway town for Torres del Paine, but it does have a unique charm of its own, with a few decent hotels and a surprisingly large range of innovative restaurants.