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    Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Patagonia Information

Population: 400,000 (Chilean Patagonia)

Access: Fly to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales.

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This windswept pampas is the final frontier of the New World - home to some of the last truly unspoiled nature on the planet. In the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park, winding trails can get you up-close-and-personal with dramatic mountain formations, vibrant forests, turquoise lakes, jagged glaciers, and roaring rivers. We love this wild Southern land, that only the hardy visit during the winter,

The traditional idea is to go to Patagonia in the summer for the warmest weather, but our alternative twist is to head down during the off season which means less crowds and more unique moments. To tell the truth, the summers are crowded down here and even shoulder season (Spring and Autumn) are very popular, so a winter visit offers something completely different.  Indeed, many consider winter the most picturesque times of year for a Patagonia day hike.  There is less wind in winter and fewer people, more wildlife around. It takes a lot more planning as lodging options are fewer (and forget camping!) and transport less frequent, but this is absoltely not a reason not to go.

Patagonia Information

Population: 400,000 (Chilean Patagonia)

Access: Fly to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales.

Favourite hotels: