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Luxury adventures in Patagonia

When it comes to truly dramatic landscapes, unhinged wilderness experiences and exploration through stunningly remote scenery, Patagonia trumps the lot. From the jagged peaks of Torres del Paine to the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, travelling to South America’s final frontier is a must for any intrepid traveller wanting to experience the ultimate ‘great outdoors’. El Chalten and Torres del Paine Patagonia is a trekker’s paradise. Full stop.  On the boarder of Chile and Argentina lies the town of El Chalten, surrounded by the imposing granite peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre this is an area of overwhelmingly stunning scenery – perfect for strapping on the hiking boots and soaking it all up. Just over the border, 2800m above the Patagonian Steppe, Torres del Paine National Park dominates the landscape. Fear not though, here it’s not all about climbing huge peaks, there are miles and miles of trails through pristine emerald forests to trek through, crystal clear lakes to navigate and huge blue glaciers to marvel at. Peninsula Valdes Marine wildlife experiences in Patagonia are some of the best on the planet and Peninsula Valdes is undoubtedly this regions Mecca. Here, whales can be seen all year round along the coastline, Elephant Seals line the beaches and incredible Orcas can be seen hunting in the surf – a breathtaking experience.  True wildlife explorers can rest their head at Estancia Rincon Chico, a traditional estancia owned by the fifth generation of the same family who are dedicated to the conservation and observation of the incredible wildlife in Peninsula Valdes. Lake District and Cape Horn Slightly further to the North is Argentina’s Lake District. An incredible region for avid anglers, keen horse riders and even skiers during the winter months. Hole up in Bariloche, the regions mountain town located on Lake Nahuel Huapi, where there a number of stunning luxury spa hotels to rest your aching bones after a long day exploring.  Llao Llao is a top pick for its sublime position, nestled between the snow capped mountains and the shimmering lake.  From here you can sail across the picture perfect glacial lakes, take a trip to Cape Horn or simply immerse yourself in the unique surroundings of this truly unique South American destination. Alexandra Matts is a Director at Exsus. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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