Patagonia small group holiday, off the beaten track
Description of Patagonia small group holiday, off the beaten track
This Patagonia small group holiday takes you off the beaten track to the region of Aisén. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Latin America, but Aisén’s remote location in Chilean Patagonia means it’s rarely visited. Aisén lies between the enduringly popular volcanic Lake District to the north, and Torres del Paine with its impressive peaks and blue glaciers to the south. This 15-day adventure explores this remote region, discovering a remarkable wilderness of evergreen rainforest, glaciers and sweeping open valleys with views of snow capped mountains.
Until relatively recently, it was quite challenging to find comfortable transport and decent accommodation in this isolated part of Latin America. Now, Aisén is beginning to open up, with new roads giving access and a handful of decent hotels and lodges available to adventurous travellers.
Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a good understanding of what a journey to explore a remote area entails will love this tour.
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PlanetThis holiday takes you to some of the more remote and as yet little visited areas of Chile. We are aware that we do not want to disturb the balance of the environment nor the landscapes we visit. We visit the Queulat National Park where the entrance fees are funnelled into the conservation of local flora and fauna as well as the protection of the waterways and the glacier itself.
We stay in locally run hotels and B+Bs, built in keeping with the with the landscape and scenery, using locally sourced materials and labour carefully monitored by the CONAF the forestry commission. By doing so, we help to avoid the demand for large scale hotels in an area that is as pristine as this.
This holiday particularly appeals to an adventurous traveller, wishing to explore the natural surroundings of the region with having as little impact as possible. Most of the roads in the region are unpaved and vehicles are restricted to a reduced speed limit in order avoid erosion of the road verge, and vegetation along the routes. We employ local guides for the included and optional excursions into the National Parks who adhere to strict guidelines of the trails which visitors should stay on and educate them on the protection of the flora and fauna in the area.