Days 1 - 2
The southernmost continental city in the world situated on the Strait of Magellan is best known as a departure point for trips to Antarctica and other bioceanic travelling, but the city’s charms, history, tax-free shopping, good travellers’ services and hospitality are making it a popular destination in its own right. It also has much to offer by way of history – visit the Mayorino Borgatello Salesian Museum, the Shepherds Monument, the Patagonia Institute (a research centre for the history and the resources), and the Nao Victoria Museum where visitors can view a full-size replica of the first ship to circumnavigate the world, Ferdinand Magellan’s Nao Victoria.
Torres del Paine
Days 2 - 10
Situated within the Última Esperanza Province of Chile’s Magallanes Region, Torres del Paine is a rural commune to the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park. The UNESCO-listed wonderland of towering peaks, rich valleys, and mighty glaciers belonging to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field present days’ worth of exploring for outdoor enthusiasts. This area is world-renowned for its hikes, with trails ranging up to around five days and traversing through an incredible diversity of landscapes, including lunar-like rocky plains, bright turquoise crater pools, and gorgeous fields inhabited by wild horses. Other animals to look out for include foxes, Andean deer, condors, and puma. The distinctive, jaw-dropping Paine Massif trio makes for an excellent view while relaxing and some spectacular photographic opportunities.