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Top 5 reasons to visit Chilean Patagonia
Chilean Patagonia is the perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts looking for exploration and adventure. Majestic and alluring, it’s one of our favourite places to dream of and to fire your interest, we’ve shortlisted our top five reasons to travel to this pocket of South America.
If you would like to find out more about Chilean Patagonia speak to one of our Latin America experts today on 020 3141 2840 for help planning a tailor-made trip.
1. The landscape
There is no adjective that can best describe how awe-inspiring it is here. Patagonia is a vast and remote wilderness bursting with jagged mountains, emerald forests, snow-capped peaks, luminous lakes and endless ice fields. It’s dramatic, raw and colourful. A highlight is Torres del Paine National Park, the most stunning national park on the continent, dare we say it - maybe even the world.
2. Adventure activities
Patagonia is the perfect cold weather playground and the ultimate hiking destination in Latin America. From kayaking to trekking, hiking and horseback riding, engaging in outdoor adventure is a wonderful way to explore the beauty of Patagonia.
Patagonia’s dramatic landscapes are home to a diverse mix of charming wildlife including Magellanic penguins, pink flamingos, guanacos and pumas. But one of the main draws is the Andean Condor, South America’s national bird. With the bird world’s widest wingspan at just over three metres, they make an impressive sight circling above you in the skies.
In Patagonia, there is an old saying, ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute,’ and it’s no exaggeration to say that you can experience all four seasons in one day. From clear sunny skies, to light rain turning to snow, to stormy weather with knock-down gusts, all can occur within hours of each other. Weather watchers will be in their element.
There has been very little human impact on this landscape. A remote and relatively untravelled wilderness, aside from fellow hikers and a few local gauchos, there are often times you feel you have the entire region to yourself.
As if this could not get any better, we also have a fantastic relationship with some of the most remote and luxurious lodges in Patagonia, that serve as the perfect place to relax and indulge after a full day exploring the great outdoors:
Immerse yourself in Torres del Paine National Park at EcoCamp Patagonia, with a stay in an Dome set amid the beautiful and wild Chilean landscape. Offering homely comfort and spectacular views, you can gaze at the starry nights, trek into the mountains and enjoy a range of adventure activities all literally on the doorstep.
Pioneers of mixing luxury and adventure, Explora Patagonia Salto Chico offers superb facilities, expert guiding and jaw-dropping adventure activities, overlooking beautiful Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park.
The ultimate glamping experience, Patagonia Camp is an opportunity to stay in a luxury yurt on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park. Eco-friendly, the camp has a range of adventure activities for nature and outdoor enthusiasts, along with a team of expert guides.
Speak to our specialists to plan your adventure in Patagonia
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