When it’s winter within the Northern Hemisphere, it is sunny and warm in the Southern Hemisphere. One good strategy to have a winter vacation is to head to Chile and to Patagonia (that, by the way, also extends to Argentina) and discover nature at its best.
One can join a W hike Patagonia tour and explore the most well-liked circuit of this area with guides to help and arranged lodging as well as food. One other option is the “O” tour that so many local Chilean tour operators offer. The best way, however, is to set out on your own and discover some wonderful places that tour operators don’t embody in the itinerary.
General Carrera Lake Marble Caves
Close to the Argentinian border lies the General Carrera Lake and here one can find the gorgeous marble caves. The expertise of moving into a ship and navigating the echoing marble caverns is ethereal and just awe inspiring.
The marble cave tour over one can set off to the Exploradores glacier, probably by becoming a member of a tour from Puerto Rio Tranquilo and trek to the glacier and attempt to discover new caves. This Glacier is the coolest one for vacationers looking to enterprise out and discover in really tough conditions.
This is among the tranquil places most tour operators won’t include in the schedule but it’s a haven of peace and quiet. Positioned within the Chilean fjords, Puyuhuapi is a small hamlet with campsites the place one can keep and marvel on the placid waters, go fishing or go boating.
Queulat National Park and Hanging Glacier
The W Hike takes you to Torres del Paine, an astounding natural park but the Queulat National Park, about 22 km from Puyuhuapi, can be just as attention-grabbing, if not more so. It has the wonderful Queulat hanging glacier with a waterfall cascading from between the cut up, a sight to cherish. Getting there is not easy as one has to trudge through slush however at the end of it, the blue waters and the glacier could be fairly rewarding.
Black, blue and white colours come collectively to perfection at Cerro Castillo, one very particular white glacier set against black rock and it leads to a lake with blue waters. Just hiking to the site is an expertise in itself and when one arrives right here, the view is solely gorgeous.
One can trek essentially the most travelled W Hike Patagonia tour in Chile or Estancia Cristina do more. After all, taking in Torres Del Paine is a must however there are other equally interesting destinations in Patagonia that give so much more. The more adventurous hikers get a visa for Argentina too and that makes it so much simpler to explore that side of Patagonia too. Nevertheless, a week in Patagonia on the Chilean side is more than enough to visit a few interesting must-go to places. Spare more time and you can find even more hidden jewels.