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Located in Argentinian Patagonia, in northern sector of Los Glaciares National Park, the mountain town of El Chalten was founded in the early 1980s as an outpost of Argentina, to anticipate Chile’s claim for that area. Although it started as a frontier town, El Chalten soon became the “trekking capital of the world.” Its great location […]

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If I had to choose just one hike to recommend from our time in Patagonia, it would no doubt have to be the Fitz Roy trek, in the Los Glaciares National Park. Hiking to Laguna de Los Tres for an up close encounter with Mt Fitz Roy –Argentina’s most iconic symbol– is every hiker’s dream. The majestic mountain […]

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About 25 km north of Puerto Natales, on the road to Torres del Paine National Park, lies a pretty unusual cave: Cueva del Milodon (the Mylodon Cave). This is not a cave in the manner of Mammoth Cave, or Carlsbad Caverns.  There are no flowing streams, or mineral formations, like stalactites and stalagmites. Cueva del Milodon is […]

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Did you ever want to visit Torres del Paine but thought that you didn’t have enough stamina to attempt its difficult hikes? Or perhaps you thought Chile’s crown jewel can only be experienced by doing one of the challenging multi-day treks around the mountain range? The good news is that you don’t need to have […]

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Getting to Torres del Paine National Park was a dream come true. I still can’t get over it. The first sight of the Chilean Patagonia took my breath away. It’s intimidating and utterly unforgettable. A paradise of pristine rivers, roaring waterfalls, massive ice fields, and vertiginous granite peaks. Without a doubt one of the most […]

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Southern Patagonia: a land of baqueanos, tall mountain peaks and huge swatches of scrubland, dotted with roaming guanacos, lamas and ñandús. There is a reason why hikers from all around the world consider trekking Torres del Paine an experience of a lifetime. Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park has gained the reputation as South America’s […]

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You cannot fully grasp or appreciate how absolutely crazy the weather in Patagonia is, until you experience it in person. You may have heard of winds so strong that they can push you over. Or of sunny summer days that turn into fierce winter storms without warning. But until you set foot in Patagonia, all these stories […]

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A journey through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park is no small endeavor. To make it to the heart of Chilean Patagonia you have to fly to the end of the world, drive gravel roads, hike rocky trails, and battle harsh and unpredictable weather. But the rewards are a dream-come-true for any outdoor […]

The post Lodging in Torres del Paine – Las Torres Hotel, a True Patagonian Experience appeared first on Travel Notes & Beyond.

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A journey through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park is no small endeavor. To make it to the heart of Chilean Patagonia you have to fly to the end of the world, drive on gravel roads, hike on rocky trails, and battle the harsh and unpredictable weather in Patagonia. But the rewards are […]

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Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from? We are Lance and Laura Longwell. Lance is originally from Colorado. Laura is originally from Dallas. We met almost twenty years ago while living in New York City. Lance had just graduated college and moved to the big city for work, and […]

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