TORRES DEL PAINE & SOUTHERN PATAGONIA

The most well-known and highly regarded National Park in Chile, Torres del Paine will not disappoint.

The steep, solid granite peaks contrast spectacularly with the turquoise glacial lakes and bright colours of the vegetation to create a visual feast of scenic splendour. Boasting the highest concentration of puma in South America, over 100 bird species and unique plant life, this part of the world deserves its recent title of the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Keen trekkers will enjoy the various trails around the park, including the popular W Trek, which leads hikers through ancient woodland into glacier-laden valleys. This 4 – 5 day route around the foot of dramatic mountain peaks and across wooden bridges can be completed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. The final day where you reach the ‘towers’ – a spectacular jagged wall of solid granite which rises into the sky – is absolutely worth the walk. If trekking is not your thing – there are many other options including kayaking in iceberg filled lakes, horse back riding through magnificent scenery, wildlife observation or simply relaxing in a spa at one of the luxury hotels situated in and around the park.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

The Singular Patagonia Chile

The Singular Patagonia

With spectacular views over the Fjord of Last Hope and the Andes Mountains, this hotel benefits from a great location. Best of all, your appreciation of Patagonia’s beauty can continue once inside your personal haven as each room features floor to ceiling, 6-meter-wide picture windows.  A reminder that Mother Nature still makes the best artwork.

Awasi Patagonia Chile

Awasi Patagonia

To be alone, or virtually alone, facing the infinite land of Patagonia: Awasi Patagonia offers an experience unlike any other.  Each villa is allocated its own guide and vehicle, allowing guests to explore the magnificent countryside at their own pace. The indigenous fauna remains intact in these forests and plains, where there are sightings of guanacos, ñandús (rheas), foxes, condors and, occasionally, pumas.

Patagonia Jeep Safari

Have complete freedom and sheer luxury on a private Jeep safari through the stunning landscapes of Patagonia.

Tierra Patagonia Patagonia Chile

Tierra Patagonia

The award winning architecture complements the geology of the area – curved walls reflect the windswept valley and neutral colours blend with the landscape. Patagonia is a harsh and beautiful environment, with Torres del Paine National Park – which was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978 – the regions crowning glory. The Tierra Patagonia Hotel boasts stunning views of the reserve, along with the surrounding pampa.

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Explora Patagonia

The hotel is a striking building, its award-winning architecture of white wood balanced on the shores of the turquoise Lake Pehoé, named as one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. The 49 rooms are decorated in a soft, neutral tones with polished wood panelling. The wide windows in each room are essential, showing stunning views of the Paine massif and the lake.

Patagonia Camp, Chile

Patagonia Camp

Patagonia Camp is nature’s own luxurious accommodation with one of the most picturesque and unspoilt views in South America. If you are looking for a sprinkle of adventure on your luxury stay in South America (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) then look no further.

Remota Patagonia

Remota is a contemporary hotel incorporating a luxurious spa which offers guests a perfect base for exploring the exceptional beauty of Torres del Paine National Park.

Lakutaia Lodge

World class fly fishing opportunities, day trips to Antarctica, heliskiing and visits to Cape Horn and just a few of the outstanding activities on offer at this remote lodge.