Punta Arenas / Torres del Paine
Sometimes mistaken for a country in South America, Patagonia describes a region at the lower end of neighboring Chile and Argentina. Chilean Patagonia in particular is like nowhere else on the planet! This is where you’ll find Torres del Paine National Park, where jagged mountain peaks punctuate the skyline and the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoé ripple in the near-constant wind; the Straits of Magellan, often full of migrating whales; and the remote Tierra del Fuego, where colonies of king penguins roost. Fly-fishing, hiking, and horseback riding are favorite activities in Patagonia, and lodging ranges from geodesic eco-domes to incredible luxury boutique hotels. Keep an eye out for wild pumas, guanaco, and other wildlife during your stay. Here at the end of the world you are sure to find adventure at every turn!