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Top 5 reasons to visit Chilean Patagonia
Chilean Patagonia is the perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts who want exploration and adventure. It’s all things majestically alluring and one of our favourite places to dream of. See below the Latin America teams’ top five reasons to travel to this pocket of South America.
1. The landscape
There is no adjective that can best describe how awe-inspiring it is here. It is a vast and remote wilderness bursting with jagged mountains, emerald forests, snow-capped peaks, luminous lakes and ice fields. It’s all things dramatic, raw and colourful. Torres del Paine national park, in particular is the most stunning national park on the continent, dare we say it - maybe even in the world.
2. Outdoor activities
Patagonia is the perfect cold weather playground and the ultimate hiking destination in Latin America. From kayaking, to trekking, hiking and horse-back riding, your options are limitless to explore the beauty of Patagonia.
To compliment this dramatic landscape, you have a diverse mix of charming wildlife including foxes, Magellanic penguins, pink flamingos, rabbits, guanacos and puma. Not to go unmentioned is the Andean condor - South America’s national bird - with the world’s longest wingspan at about ten and a half feet, is an impressive sight watching them gliding above you in the skies.
In Patagonia, there is an old saying ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute’. It is no exaggeration that you can literally experience all four seasons in one day. From bright- clear sunny skies, to light rain turning into snow, to stormy weather with knock-down gusts. Surely there is nowhere else in the world where this unique phenomenon exists?
Very little human impact has registered on this landscape. Patagonia is a remote and relatively untraveled wilderness area. Besides your fellow hikers, trekkers, and a few local gauchos’, there will often be times when you’ll feel you have the entire region to yourself. Patagonia must still be one of the world’s best kept secrets!
If this couldn’t get any better, we also have a fantastic relationship with some of the most stunning, remote and luxurious lodges that serve as the perfect place to relax and indulge after a full day exploring the great outdoors:
Located just outside the park it offers a true luxury wilderness adventure. With only 12 free-standing villas your stay will be intimate and highly personalised. At the top of this, all excursions are with a private guide, so you can really make the trip your own.
The hotel that pioneered the concept of combining luxury and adventure. Located within the national park itself, the hotel overlooks Lake Pehoe against the towering granite spires of Torres Del Paine and so its surroundings are truly magical.
Tierra Patagonia is a striking contemporary lodge that is almost invisible from afar, located on the edge of the Torres del Paine National park it offers an extensive range of outdoor excursions to make the most of your Patagonian experience.