Patagonia is one of the most amazing places in the world. A land with a lot of history. A land of mountains, lakes, hills, beautiful flora and fauna with the past of aborigins known for its huge footprints, (that is why is called patagonia). A missionary called Padre Agostini said: “The Paine massif is unrivaled…In its colors and form it is without doubt one of the most fantastic and spectacular sights that human imagination can concieve.”
To get to chilean patagonia you need to get in Punta Arenas City. Punta Arenas in the main city in this area and has fine accommodation from bed and breakfast to 4 stars hotels. Some hotels are in historical buildings and still keep their original construction from the early 20th century. The are hotels like Finis Terrae Hotel with a panoramic view of the city and the strait of Magellan in its 6th floor restaurante. José Nogueira hotel is located in a historical building that recalls ancient history of these lands.
GETTING THERE: There are many direct or one-stop flights from major cities to Santiago de Chile and then at least 3 daily flights to Punta Arenas which is 4 hours from Santiago de Chile (2000 miles). To travel by water you can take a cruise to Puerto Natales from Puerto Montt in an amazing 3 day trip by south channels.
TRAVEL TIPS: Southern weather can be unpredictable. Consider taking with you and wearing multiple layers of clothes in response to a wide variety of temperatures and weather conditions. Experiencing Patagonia on a low budget is possible, though it requires planning. From October to March room prices are higher. Winter months are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for the sport activities. At this time of year hotel rates drop by as much as half. We wish you a nice and safe trip! Best wishes, Marcelo Kunstmann