An excursion that joins two of the four accesses that Torres del Paine National Park has, allowing you to visit a little known and very attractive perspective for wildlife observation. Its scenic environment is undoubtedly a site worth visiting. Upon entering the park through the Lago Sarmiento gate, we will start our path with a gentle slope with a side view of the imposing Sarmiento Lake bordering private land, a common hunting area for the largest predator in the region, the Puma. This species finds in Torres del Paine National Park its main source of food, the Guanaco.
After an hour’s walk we will arrive at an overhang where it is possible to observe a series of cave paintings dating back more than 6,000 years, a place frequented by groups of hunters known as one of the first populations that arrived in Patagonia. At this site we will be able to take pictures of the surroundings and learn a little more about the local history. The activity continues towards Blanquillos Lagoon, nesting and feeding place of different species of endemic birds of Patagonia such as ducks, caiquenes and black-necked swans, always with a frontal view of the Paine mountain range.
After about 2 hours of walking we will arrive at the main access to Torres del Paine National Park: Laguna Amarga gateway. After a stop for the use of services we will return to the vehicle to go to a little known sector where the waters of the Paine River, coming from the Dickson glacier, increase its flow with great concentration of minerals and sediments. We are referring to the Paine Waterfall. In this place we will have free time to enjoy our box lunch with a frontal view of the granite towers among ñirre bushes. The day continues towards Cañadón Macho, an area where it is possible to observe large groups of guanacos that coexist with species such as the Ñandú, Gray Fox, Condor, Black Eagle, among others.