Contrary to popular belief, Patagonian weather is on best behavior during the southern winter months of June and July, with significantly less wind and rain, and significantly more sunshine.
With nothing but the crunch of the earth under your hiking boots, winter in Patagonia remains as one of the Travel Industry’s best kept secrets.
“The impressive horns of the Paine Massif twinkled in shades of gold and silver under the southern Sun, fading into yellow and orange as dusk crept upon us. More than one afternoon was crowned by an unexpected rainbow and the warmth of golden sunlight hit the lakes and mountains in sheer splendor.
Cosiness was redefined as night fell, when we gathered in front of the lodge’s fireplace sipping Chilean wine and exchanged travel stories as the Patagonian wind howled angrily outside. The end of the world in a truly unique light.” Andrea Weiss – explora Traveler.
explora Patagonia – Hotel Salto Chico
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Located in the heart of Patagonia, 400 km (249 miles) north of Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park encompasses 598,000 acres. The park is surrounded by the impressive Paine mountain range (Cordillera del Paine). The weather is mild due to its close proximity to the sea, with many sunny days a year. With unusually-shaped mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, plus unique flora and fauna, Torres del Paine is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Outstanding features of the park include an astonishingly rugged mountain range of 10,000 feet peaks, and the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine) reaching 6,890 feet. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.
All 2015 Traveline Guests Receive:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full breakfast for two daily
- $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
- valid in the Hotel store only (no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability