Discover the Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia
Composed of 17 immense green areas, the Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia covers 2,800 kilometers, more than 60 local communities and 11.5 million protected hectares, which are home to 140 species of birds and 46 species of mammals. The 17 parks are located in the southernmost regions of Chile, between Puerto Montt and Cabo de Hornos, integrating the Carretera Austral, with the Canals of Patagonia and the Route of End of World.
The Route was conceived by Douglas Tompkins, dedicated to conservation and environmental activism, who acquired large tracts of Patagonian land, thereby creating Tompkins Conservation Chile dedicated to the conservation and promotion of local culture (Tompkins donated the lands to the Chilean government , in order to preserve it).
The parks that make up the Route are: Andean Alerce, Hornopyren, Pumalín Douglas Tompkins, Corcovado, Melimoyu, Queulat, Magdalena Island, San Rafael Lagoon, Cerro Castillo, Patagonia, Bernardo O’Higgins, Kawésqar, Torres del Paine, Pali-Aike , Alberto de Agostini, Yendegaia, and Cabo de Hornos.