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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. 

What are the best National Parks in Patagonia?

There are multiple national parks that you might want to visit on your Patagonia tour. The most famous and crowd-pulling superstar, Torres del Paine, which is correctly at the top of everyones list of where they want to explore. For those with a longer amount of time then consider Los Glaciares National Park. Both are truly tremendous. Each has an abundance of jaw dropping scenery and places to explore wherever you look. 

What can one 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 for Patagonia travel and exploration. Activities and excursions include trekking, cycling, 4 x 4 drives, fishing, ice trekking and lots more.

Are boats a good way of exploring Patagonia?

When is the best time to visit Patagonia?

Patagonia can experiences four seasons of weather in one day and layers and clothing for all conditions will be needed. November through to the end of March are peak seasons and by far the best months to visit. 
  • December to  March: Long days with around 18 hours of daylight. Temperatures vary between 3-20 degrees.
  • April: Fewer people and towards the end of the month it gets cooler.
  • May-September: It's winter with lots of snow and Patagonia is mainly deserted.
  • October-December: Summer starts to creep in at the start of October and as the season progresses it gets busier.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Patagonia?

    Around Torres del Paine National Park there are multiple amazing properties that offer in-house guiding and excursions. Try out Awasi Patagonia if you desire a truly private experience with your own designated driver and guide, Explora Patagonia if you want to stay at the only hotel located within Torres del Paine National Park, or Tierra Patagonia for a stay at a stylish and sustainable family friendly hotel located close to the park.

    How do you get to Patagonia?

    The most common and reliable routes are:
  • From Santiago de Chile you fly to Punta Arenas airport. The flight is around 3.5 hours and if you then head to the lodges in Torres del Paine area it will be a further 4 hours drive.
  • From the Lake District you can fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas in just over 2 hours.
  • From Argentina you can take a 5 hour drive from El Calafate to Puerto Natales.

  • How long do people stay in Patagonia for?

    Top tips It takes a long time to get to the remote part of the world and we suggest 3 nights at a complete minimum for your stay. This would give you two full days of exploration. Optimum is 4 or 5 nights.

    Planning your Patagonia tour

    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. Get in touch to find out about prices and availability.


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