What to wear

What to wear


We want your stay on our cruise ship to be comfortable, we recommend sports clothing for both women and men. Summer nights and sometimes during the days Patagonia climate may be cold, we recommend sweaters, jackets, pants and rain garments during the excursions. For exploring and walking, gloves and a pair of firm trekking or hiking boots are suitable.


Antarctica: McMurdo to Siple DomeTo enjoy without worries Torres del Paine, and fully delight tours organized by Hotel Las Torres, we recommend you travel with adequate clothing.

The climate variations and daily changes in summer time allow you to enjoy a delicious juice in the Hotel terrace just in a T-shirt. However, during the night the temperature drops significantly, so we suggest bringing sweaters, parkas, hats and gloves.

If you want to do trekking, consider that you can be hot due to the exercise of the walk, but also cold because of the wind and sleed common in the area. Therefore it is advisable to carry two pairs of boots for trekking, quick-drying trousers, shirt, and a windproof fleece jacket easy to transport.

For eyes and skin care, you should wear sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen and lip balm.

For greater safety, you may bring or buy at the same hotel walking sticks which will be used during the excursions through the most beautiful paths of Torres del Paine Park.


Antarctic Gear

  • Water-resistant parka
  • Rainpants (with insulation)
  • Backpacks

Patagonia cruisesBoots : Rubber, waterproof boots, that are mid-calf or higher (12-16″ high or 30 to 41 cm)with a strong ridged non skid-sole are essential for wet landings via  zodiac. You may have to step from the Zodiac into icy water up to 1ft or 30cm high on some landings. Also expect poor footing on the ice and ashore. For maximum warmth, wear loose fitting boots and an extra layer of socks. Try out your boots before the voyage.

Parka: Our parkas are lightweight , roomy, wind and water resistant with some insulation. Bright colours are more visible and-thus- in polar enviroments, this is why we have parkas in bright red as well as in other colours.

Gloves:Keeping your hands warm  and dry can  be a challange. We strongly recommend to have more than one pair of gloves, in case one gets wet (or lost ). We have gloves on sale.

Pants/Trousers: Water resistant pants/trousers are essential for your comfort. They can be worn over your regular clothes, to keep you warm and dry. We suggest you to bring a sturdy,warm pants/trousers that can be layered between your long underwear such as jeans, sweat pants, curdoroys, and the rainpants.

Backpack: A backpack or daypack , sturdy, lightweight and waterproof is essential to carry your gear ashore. We have some daypacks for rent.

FAQs in Relation to Torres Del Paine

What is so special about Torres del Paine?

Torres del Paine, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes from towering granite peaks to vast steppes. Its rich wildlife and thrilling outdoor activities make it South America's prized gem.

How many days do I need in Torres del Paine?

A typical visit to Torres del Paine lasts 4-7 days. This allows enough time for hiking treks like the famous W Trek while soaking up the stunning scenery.

Is it expensive in Torres del Paine?

Touring costs can vary based on your travel style. While camping can be budget-friendly, luxury lodges are pricier. Remember, outdoor adventures and unforgettable experiences often come with a price tag.

How do you pronounce Torres del Paine?

The correct pronunciation of "Torres" is "TOR-res", while "del" sounds like "dell". Pronounce “Paine” as “PIE-nay”. So it’s TOR-res dell PIE-nay.