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Patagonia, Chile

The desolate landscapes of Chilean Patagonia are sheer paradise for those who love exploring the wonders of the natural world. Adventures here take in the vast open steppes, where contrasting rocks are carved sharp by mighty glaciers, and then to idyllic cobalt blue lakes surrounded by forests inhabited by wild deer and guanacos. 
There are two main national parks that you must visit, in North and South Patagonia. In the north, you will find the Los Glaciares National Park and in south of this the famous and crowd-pulling superstar, Torres del Paine. Both are truly tremendous. Each has an abundance of jaw dropping scenery and places to explore wherever you look. Go further south to be as remote as you can get, and catch a glimpse at the final frontier of the world, Antarctica. 

Punta Arenas is the most southern town you will find, and from here you can see fjords. glaciers and the point where mountains meet sea. Here, where you are knocking on the Antarctic door, also hosts an abundance of wildlife at the island Tierra del Fuego including pengiuns, sea lions and even condors. 

Puerto Natales is three hours north and encapsulates the vibe of a western film and an interesting place to stop on your way up to or down from the infamous Torres del Paine.  
 

What to do in Chilean Patagonia


On the Chilean side of the border, Patagonia is 1.5 times the size of England. It is vast, and there is so much to see - ideally you would have lots of time to do it! But generally the sheer scale of the region makes it impossible to visit large portions of the area in a short time frame. What is more it is a landscape that seemingly tries to thwart your best efforts to navigate it, so be prepared for dead end roads or impassable crossings - It is all part of the adventure!
 

Chilean Patagonia our opinion


This region of the world has truly wonderful scenery, like no other place on earth. Being so popular it does get heavily booked up far in advance, so look into booking  early.
 

Where to stay

 
Around the main National Parks there are multiple amazing properties that offer in-house guiding and excursions. Try out Awazi Patagonia, Explora Patagonia or Tierra Patagonia.  These are superb places to retreat to after a day in the changeable environment.
 

Top tips


Take your time and explore as much as you can whilst here. The clear air and breath- taking views will refuel your soul!

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