The W trek is the most famous trek in Patagonia. If you are interested in doing the whole trek and seeing the most amazing views but you don’t have much time, this is how to do it in 3 days. However, I must warn you - it is exhausting, difficult to plan and quite risky! In this post, I will describe the first day of the trek - getting to the Torres del Paine National Park, stopping at Paine Grande Camping, trekking to the Glacier Grey and back to Paine Grande Camping site for the night.
The Chilean capital Santiago is one of the most flourishing in South America. The tallest skyscraper in the continent and extremely busy business center filled with futuristic buildings are located here. The city also boasts beautifully renovated older parts which resemble grand European cities. However, surprisingly, from a visitor's point of view the city, despite its charm, Santiago does not have too much to offer. The reason for that is that it's quite similar to other big capitals and lacks those bits of uniqueness you can find in some more off the beaten path places. Nevertheless, if you're visiting Chile, although I wouldn't recommend that you spend too much time in Santiago (Chile has way more exciting places), it's nice enough as a stopover for a day or two. Take a look at what we saw during our short stay.