Torres del Paine Park Entrance Points
Entering the Torres del Paine
Visitors need to register at the park entrance and pay to enter. The cost is approximately USD40 per person The Park is administered by CONAF (“Corporacion Nacional Forestal”) and income is distributed throughout the organization. The CONAF admin centre is located within the park at the northern end of Lago del Toro, or 11 km past the Explora hotel heading west towards the Rio Serrano end. Here there is an information centre and exhibits the geographical make-up of the Park as well as information on the flora and fauna.
There are three entrance points into Torres del Paine. Laguna Amarga, Lago Sarmiento and Rio Serrano. Laguna Amarga is located on the Eastern side of the park 150km (2hrs drive) on Ruta 9 from Puerto Natales, which goes via the border village of Cerro Castillo, when the road becomes Ruta Y 150. Lago Sarmiento is also located on the Eastern side of the park 150km (2hrs drive) on Ruta 9 from Puerto Natales, which goes via the border village of Cerro Castillo, when the road becomes Ruta Y 150 and then at the sign post fork left instead of right (right goes to Laguna Amarga entrance). NOTE: That this entry is often CLOSED and not used that much. Serrano is 80km (1hr drive), on Ruta 9, from Puerto Natales past the Milodon Cave (which is worth a visit). Park entrance cost in 2018 was Ch$25.000 or approx USD35 per person.