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Tierra Patagonia

Chile, Patagonia

5 days

Summary

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. The building is immersed in the landscape and emerges from the hillside. The award-winning architecture showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park. Inside, wood clad walls emanate warmth, safety and protection – a cosy hideaway after a day spent discovering the amazing Patagonian outdoors. The essence of the interior decoration mirrors the design of its sister hotel, Tierra Atacama. And here, as there, furnishings and textiles were hand-made by Chilean craftspeople, using natural materials from the region. The ambience of Tierra Patagonia is casual and friendly. Guests can mingle and get to know one another or find a quiet corner to relax and get away from it all.

Tierra Patagonia offers a full range of fantastic excursions within and around Torres del Paine National Park. When you arrive at Tierra Patagonia, the expert guides will get to know your physical activity level and your interests so that you can explore Torres del Paine your way. You’ll find the best excursions to suit your needs. From hiking tours to wilderness bike rides or horseback adventures.

Contours Travel suggests a minimum stay of four nights to explore this area.

Highlights

  • Award-winning architecture in one of the world’s most sublime locations
  • Every room has beautiful views across the lake to the towers of Torres del Paine
  • Expert guides will escort you on half or full-day excursions
  • Choose from a range of scenic journeys, hikes and horse-rides that showcase the very best of this stunning region
  • Enjoy regional cuisine prepared from local produce, including delicious Patagonian slow-cooked lamb
  • Choose from an extensive menu of Chilean wines, artisan beers and classic cocktails
  • Relax in Uma Spa, with heated indoor pool, steam baths, jacuzzi and hydro massage

Inclusions

  • Return transfer Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales airport/ hotel. For four-night programs, transfers to/ from El Calafate in Argentina are included
  • All meals
  • Open Bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and liquors). Premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost
  • Two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion daily in small groups with other guests
  • Use of pools, sauna and Jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel)

ITINERARY

Day 1 Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine

Pick up from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales and transfer to Tierra Patagonia. Knowledgeable, skilled and experienced guides lead Tierra Patagonia’s excursions. Excursions vary from treks, horseback rides across the Patagonian steppe and exhilarating mountain hikes. These activities enable all guests to see all corners of the National Park as well as areas less travelled. Guests will see world-famous locations and meet locals who live and work in this unique setting.

Day 2 Torres del Paine

Choose from a range of half-day and full-day excursions that cater for every fitness level and interest. Small groups ensure maximum enjoyment on your excursions! From 4WD adventures to horse-riding and hiking- Tierra Patagonia has something for everyone. Suggested excursion options include:
– Laguna Azul: a scenic journey to enjoy spectacular views of the North, Central and South towers, weather permitting. Enjoy a short walk along the north shore of the lake and in springtime and summer see many birds in the lenga woods.
– Paine Massif: a full day exploring the western part of the park. This is the best option to see a large part of the park in just one day, with stops at various places for taking great photographs. The journey finishes in the area of Lake Grey, where there are glaciers, ice floes and feathery Nothofagus woods.
– Cerro Guido Horseride: an easy two-hour ride to a high plain, where we can view the valley of Cerro Guido, Lago del Toro, Lake Sarmiento, the Paine massif and Cerro Cazador.

Day 3 Torres del Paine

Enjoy another full day exploring the dramatic landscape of Patagonia. Suggested excursion options include:
– Salto Grande: a scenic journey to some of the most classic areas of Torres Del Paine National Park. A short walk will bring you to Salto Grande, a magnificent waterfall.
– Pingo Valley and Grey Peninsula: a medium level hike through one of the greenest areas of the park, Pingo Valley, to reach a small waterfall. After lunch, visit Grey Lake, where you can see Grey Glacier in the distance.
– Hunters Trail: a 2-3 hour hike to see cave paintings from the Aonikenk, hunter-gatherer native Indians that occupied this area some 6,000 years ago. It is also one of the best areas to see wildlife such as guanacos, foxes and condors.

Day 4 Torres del Paine

Enjoy another full day exploring the dramatic landscape of Patagonia. Suggested excursion options include:
– Condoreras: a medium level hike with stunning views of the Torres del Paine, Sierra Contreras, Sierra del Toro and also the hotel, from a 360° viewpoint.
– French Valley: a challenging full-day hike that will take you up French Valley to the viewpoint below spectacular French Glacier. There are great views of the Cuernos del Paine on the way.

Day 5 Torres del Paine

After breakfast, transfer back to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales for your onward flight.

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