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Travel Guide: EcoCamp Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Chile #travel

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Torres del Paine, Chile

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Coronavirus in Torres del Paine

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Torres del Paine

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Chile. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Chile.

Money in Torres del Paine

Currencie(s): Chilean peso

  • 1 Chilean peso = 0.0011 €
  • 1 Chilean peso = 0.0014 $
  • 1 Chilean peso = 0.001 £

Corruption: Chile has a corruption score of 33 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Chile, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Chile is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Chile is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.63 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Torres del Paine

Language(s): Spanish
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Si
  • No = No
  • Thank You = Gracias
  • Hello = Hola
  • Do you speak English? = ¿Habla Inglés?
  • Please = Por favor
  • Bye = Adiós
  • Excuse Me = Perdóneme
  • Where is the Bathroom? = ¿Dónde está el baño?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = ¿Cuál es tu nombre? (Mi nombre es)

Food & Drinks in Torres del Paine

National dish: Empanada.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Torres del Paine is 18.

Religion in Torres del Paine

Chile is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 70% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish NEGL%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Torres del Paine

Age of Consent: 18 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Chile.

Chile scores a -1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

National Sports in Torres del Paine

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Chilean Rodeo is Chile their national sport.

Other practical tips for Torres del Paine

Timezone: UTC-06:00 to UTC-04:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C / L

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 21.04 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Chile. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

Fly to Torres del Paine, Chile

  • ING - Lago Argentino Airport , 82 Kilometers (51 Miles) from EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • RYO - 28 de Noviembre Airport, 84 Kilometers (52 Miles) from EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • FTE - El Calafate Airport, 95 Kilometers (59 Miles) from EcoCamp Patagonia.