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Address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise...

Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise color, produced by the algae at the bottom.

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Half day trip by horse

A great "starter" horse ride before attempting the ascent to the base of the towers. But if you are a beginner be warned, this involves several river crossings and a steep... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

A great "starter" horse ride before attempting the ascent to the base of the towers. But if you are a beginner be warned, this involves several river crossings and a steep descent down to the lake. If this is your first time, you may want to ask to be led on these parts of the excursion.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This lake itself is pretty because of a turquoise color from glacial water. But the reason to visit the lake is really all about the views of the mountains, which are spectacular. The lake has limited services, and is not really a recreation site. So the lake is hard to rate; it should get 5 stars for the views, but... More 

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Gallarate, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Unfortunately er have been there in a grey day with strong and cold wind and we could not enjoy of the landscape which most pèrobably is very nice in a sun shining day.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Easy hike, nice views around, nothing sensational, views of the far surrounding mountains, and reflections in the lake

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

An essential vista (and central viewpoints) that can't be missed on your trip to Torres Del Paine National Park. If you're hiking the W Trek, as we were, you will spend a lot of time gazing at this Lake. Beautiful in any weather.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Every lake in Torres del paine is magnificent. I was overwhelmed by the color of the lake and the mountain behind it.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The colors of the lakes in Torres del Paine is not to be missed. You cannot really capture it on camera. This lake is dramatically turquoise. I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else in the world.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

When visiting Torres de Paine you can simply not miss the large lake. From the main entrance you'll drive by it if you head to Lago Pehoé and Lago Grey. The green grayish colour is unique and makes for some absolutely spectacular pictures.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Take your time and enjoy the treks and the views from every spot and corner.... Early morning and late afternoon are most photogenic. Lucky to see condors!

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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the bets places you can visit in Torres del Paine, outside the W circuit. Recommended, especially in a sunny day.

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