What is expected of you
CONDUCT WHILE IN PATAGONIA
Your fellow travelers deserve to be treated the same way you would like to be treated. If something is not to your liking, you can always talk to your guide or hotel staff and they will do everything in their power to accomodate you. Openly complaining creates an uncomfortable atmosphere and affects the experience of every person on your lodgings. Remember that your fellow travelers are also on holiday.
the rules & regulations of
the national parks
The most important rules and regulations of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park for visitors are the following:
- Open fires are strictly forbidden (no exceptions)
- Portable stoves are permitted only in authorized camping areas and must be properly protected from winds
- All trash must be carried out of the park. This includes cigarette butts.
- Stay on established trails, do not hike alone.
- Note closing times when planning your visit.
- Camping is permitted only at authorized areas and shelters.
- It is prohibited to damage natural or cultural features. Feeding or disturbance of wildlife is also prohibited.
- Pets and other domestic animals are not allowed inside the Park.
- Be prepared for extreme weather conditions. Bring proper gear and clothing.
- If you plan to hike mountain trails, you must register at a Park Ranger Station prior to beginning the hike.
- Respect and follow all Park Rangers’ guidelines and recommendations, they are the authority inside the Park.
- All visitors must sign the registration form.
- Visitors, who practice trekking will receive a tag. This tag must be on a visible place while staying in this National Park.
- Park rangers are the highest authority within the Parks.
- Should you witness any dangerous or risky behavior, please inform a Park Ranger as soon as possible.
- Do not expose yourself to legal sanctions or expulsion from the Park. Consider that any irresponsibility or carelessness can cause irreversible environmental damage and is punishable by law.