Tucked away in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and backed by snowy peaks and right at the start of Chile’s famous ‘W’ trek, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is perfectly placed for an adventure.
Wildlife enthusiasts will ﬁnd trekking in the nearby lenga forest irresistible, lured by the opportunity to spot an array of birds – including Magellanic woodpeckers, Austral parakeets and Chilean ﬂickers – and the elusive puma. Those seeking the classic Patagonia experience can trek over Cerro Paine’s lower slopes to then gaze across at those iconic three granite towers from the D’Agostini viewpoint. Whatever route you decide to take, by foot, car or even hoof, it will be enriched by the hotel’s expert guides leading your excursion.
The hotel sits within a former cattle estancia and visitors can encounter Patagonia’s cowboy culture ﬁrsthand, meeting the baqueanos who help to keep the areas roots alive. They will take you out on one of the more than 200 horses and share their knowledge about the park’s natural wonders. Also worth a visit is the hotel’s organic kitchen garden, the southernmost of its kind in the world and one of the region’s oldest. Learn of its history as you breathe in the smells and sample the fresh produce. You’ll soon see why the food at the on-site Restaurante Coirón tastes so good, serving up the freshest modern twists on traditional Patagonian dishes.
Once you’ve refuelled, you can even think about relaxing, maybe at the spa or in your rooms’ luxurious bed. However, with the vast windows oﬀering tempting views of those mountains, impaling that Patagonian sky, you’ll be bursting to get back outside for your next adventure.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow to Punta Arenas via Santiago. The journey time is around 20 hours. Transfers from the airport to the retreat can be arranged and take around four hours by car.
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