|The feeling of being on a path or place less-travelled offers a sense of exploration and adventure, a valuable and rare commodity in today’s connected world! Rugged and untamed Chilean Patagonia on the very edge of the earth, is a ‘trending’ destination and all those influencer blog posts prove that one of the most remote and deserted places on earth is now THE smart place to travel. There are endless ways to explore this region of sprawling wilderness and the cliché KODAK moment views are not just for intrepid backpacker types. Patagonia’s dreamy mix of ancient forests, lakes, rivers, mountains and glaciers are the ultimate great escape. Discerning families, romantic couples, foodies and outdoor nature lovers are becoming spellbound by this magical place that’s just too good to keep on the bucket list.
The luxury tented Patagonia Camp open from mid September to mid May is particularly alluring, nestled in the wilds of the Chilean Patagonian region, on the shores of Lake Toro, facing Paine Massif, only 20 minutes from Torres del Paine National Park. 20 circular yurts (available in Deluxe, Suite and Family configurations) are discreetly scattered on a hillside of aromatic native forest, offering optimum comfort, warmth, seclusion, privacy and heavenly views. Each feature an awe inspiring central skylight dome for star and cloud gazing from bed, elegant furnishings, central heating, private bathroom and terrace. The Suites offer a private heated jacuzzi with spectacular views. The best of local Chilean cuisine is served accompanied by wine, from the award-winning organic Matetic winery. Food here is taken very seriously, think slow roasted butterflied Magellanic lamb and local fresh king crab.
The team have curated over 25 excursions available any day of the week to liberate guests. From treks with views through expansive canyons, valleys and forests seeing majestic glaciers, abundant bird life and unforgettable landscapes to freshwater fishing, zodiac excursions up to hanging glaciers, and photo safaris, a clever option for those preferring a low difficulty activity, but wanting to capture all the picture perfect views. Wind whistling around canvas at the very edge of the world is a hot tip for smart travellers this season.
Rates from £2565 per person sharing, full board including drinks, PRIVATE transfers and PRIVATE guided excursions based on a 3-night package (*approx. £855 pppn)