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Southern Patagonia

Visit Southern Patagonia

Introduction

Southern Patagonia is an untamed region of icy Andean peaks and mighty glaciers. This awe-inspiring landscape straddles the Chile-Argentina border from Fitz Roy down to blustery Tierra del Fuego, at the very bottom tip of South America. Overland Chile tours and luxury coastal cruises are the two best ways to take in the main Southern Patagonia attractions.

Regional highlights include Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, where condors glide on the thermals overhead and trekkers make their way along scenic mountain trails. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Argentina is another popular inclusion in tailor-made Southern Patagonia tours. This spectacular park is dominated by the 370-kilometre-long Southern Ice Cap, from which 13 major glaciers descend into two great lakes. Further south are the towns of Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas, from where expedition cruises and wildlife tours can be joined.

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Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

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Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

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Top itineraries in Southern Patagonia

Patagonia and the Carretera Austral

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,915 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Combine an adventurous drive on the Carretera Austral from Balmaceda to Valle Chacabuco with a stay in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This 14-day tour also includes a stay, and guided tour, in Chile's capital, Santiago.

Highlights of Chile

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,405 pp incl. flights

From the austere landscapes of the north to the granite spires of the Patagonian south and the cities of Santiago and Valparaíso in between, this 13-day tailor-made holiday takes in the best of Chile’s history, heritage, landscapes and wildlife.

Highlights of Chilean Patagonia

11-day tailor-made journey from £4,480 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Chilean Patagonia on this tailor-made tour to the Lake District town of Puerto Varas, mysterious Chiloé Island and the imposing granite spires of the Torres del Paine National Park.

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

Special
offer

Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

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Top places to stay in Southern Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park

Contemporary lodge

Opened in late 2011, Tierra Patagonia is the newest luxury kid on the Torres del Paine block. With no further hotels permitted in the park, it squats inconspicuously on the eastern perimeter, a fluid structure of local wood on the shore of Lake Sarmiento.

The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Natales

Historic hotel

Located just outside Puerto Natales on the edge of Last Hope Sound amid the spectacular landscapes of Chilean Patagonia and 100 kilometres from the Torres del Paine National Park, this stunning lodge offers guests an experience to remember.

Patagonia Camp, Nr Torres del Paine National Park

Contemporary tented camp

Positioned just outside Torres del Paine National Park, this luxury tented camp offers eco-friendly yurt-style accommodation, flavoursome seasonal food and a programme of activities that take in the lagoons, glaciers and soaring peaks of its spectacular location.

MV Stella Australis

Luxury cruise ship

Cruise through wildlife rich fjords and past colossal icebergs to Patagonia's breathtaking scenery, secluded beaches and historic ports of call.

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Where to go in Southern Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine is Chile's finest national park, noted for its lakes, waterfalls, forests, glaciers and rocky peaks, and the majestic 2,800-metre granite spires that give the park its name. The Towers of Paine comprises three stunning rock faces on the Paine massif, an eastern spur of the Andes th…

Expedition Cruising

Expedition cruises in Northern Patagonia are a memorable way to take in some of Chile's most impressive waterways. The country's stunning Lake District can be accessed from Puerto Montt, one of the main cruise hubs in Patagonia.

Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is the gateway to the beautiful glaciers, fjords and towering peaks of southern Patagonia. The town is a base for adventure travel, as the jumping off point for two of Chile's most spectacular national parks - Torres del Paine and Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins.

Punta Arenas

The southern Patagonian city of Punta Arenas has led a varied existence since its foundation in 1848. At one time or other it has served as a whaling station, penal colony, military base and a centre for sheep farming.

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When to go to Southern Patagonia

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