South America’s Ultimate Road Trip

Published on October 20, 2021

Declared one of the world’s great road trips by National Geographic and others, the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) meanders for more than 770 miles through northern Patagonia. Chile Concept can set you up with a self-drive rental car to explore this incredible…

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What’s Your Favorite Chile?

Published on October 11, 2021

With many different regions — ranging from Easter Island and sophisticated Santiago to the unrelenting Atacama Desert and sub-polar Tierra del Fuego — Chile is like a dozen countries rolled into one. Which flavor matches your Chile expectations? Chile Concept helps you…

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Escape Into the Wild

Published on September 23, 2021

Fresh air, few people, incredible scenery, pure living. Escape into the wild this winter (summertime in South America) by trekking the legendary “W” or “O” hiking trails at Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Las Torres Reserve offers four different ways…

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Las Torres Reserve — It Doesn’t Get Any More Authentic

Published on August 23, 2021

Because it blends so well into Chile’s premier national park, it’s easy to forget that Las Torres Reserve was born as a classic Patagonian cattle ranch before it slowly but surely evolved into a trekking icon and then a model of private/public…

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Chile Concept Joins Emerging Destinations

Published on August 9, 2021

Emerging Destinations is delighted to welcome Chile Concept to our portfolio of cool companies in Latin America and other cool destinations around the globe. Created by tourism professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the business, Chile Concept offers highly…

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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

Published on June 18, 2021

Visit two of southern Chile’s spectacular national parks on an ambitious Las Torres Reserve day trip that includes Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins (Chile’s largest national park). This journey into the heart of the Torres del Paine features constant views of…

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Travel Light and Enjoy the Hike

Published on May 26, 2021

All of the Las Torres Reserve accommodation styles offer an all-inclusive option that includes meals and a comfy place to spend the night. By traveling light — without a tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, heavy backpack, etc. — you can enjoy more…

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“O” My! The Long Way Around Torres del Paine

Published on May 6, 2021

For hikers planning a trek in Torres del Paine National Park, the big question is always which of the two legendary routes should you take — the W or the O? While most people opt for the former because it’s shorter in…

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Read All About It! Read All About It! Las Torres Wins Global Vision Award

Published on March 22, 2021

Travel + Leisure magazine has honored Las Torres Reserve with a Global Vision Award as an experience that changes the way people think about tourism. Along with Gladiator Trek on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Planet Abled in India, Las Torres was…

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Chile Pulls Ahead in the Vaccination Race

Published on March 9, 2021

Chile has emerged as the clear front runner in Latin America’s race to get as many people as possible vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the latest figures from the Our World in Data project at Oxford University in England, Chile is currently…

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Las Torres Unveils the Human Side of Patagonia

Published on February 18, 2021

It’s not all about incredible Chilean nature. Las Torres Reserve offers several half- and full-day tours that feature Patagonia’s human history and culture including a “Patagón” time trip excursion that examines remnants of the region’s ancient indigenous cultures and a “Baqueano Cultural…

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You Can Also Chill Out in Patagonia

Published on January 29, 2021

Patagonia may be world renowned for outdoor adventure. But part of the fun of visiting Torres del Paine National Park is letting your mind and body relax. In addition to hiking and horseback riding, guests at Las Torres Reserve can chill out…

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Four Ways to Trek the Legendary “W” Trail

Published on December 26, 2020

“Breathtaking scenery from approach to finish,” says, the planet’s foremost hiking website. “Great accommodations as well. Overall one of the world’s great (hikes).” “Home to some of the world’s most dramatic and pristine mountain landscapes,” writes Green Global. “A delight to…

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It’s Not Too Late for Patagonia

Published on December 9, 2020

There’s still plenty of summer left at the bottom end of planet Earth. Which means it’s not too late to hike the legendary “W” and “O” Trails in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park. Check out the deals still available from Las…

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Top Five Animals to Spot in Torres del Paine National Park

Published on November 19, 2020

Las Torres Reserve offers its picks for the top five wild animals to see (and hopefully photograph) in southern Chile’s incomparable Torres del Paine National Park: Guanaco One of four camelids found in South America, the guanaco is closely related to the…

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Six Ways to Explore Torres del Paine

Published on November 2, 2020

Guests at Hotel Las Torres in Reserva Cerro Paine can explore southern Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park on a variety of daytrips. Here’s a small sample of what’s available” Horseback Riding to Lake Nordenskjöld Situated at the base of the Paine…

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Protecting the Patagonian Wilderness

Published on September 4, 2020

Through its AMA nonprofit, Hotel Las Torres has launched a number of environmental initiatives in Torres del Paine National Park including the creation of an interpretive trail, education camps, reforestation projects, and programs to aid indigenous bumble bees and the huemul deer….

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Reconnect with South American Nature

Published on August 6, 2020

Looking for a great way to reconnect with nature? How about an adventurous journey across the Andes this autumn (which, of course, is spring in the southern hemisphere)? Cruce Andino is offering a 20% discount on passage through the drop-dead gorgeous Lake…

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A Victorian Lady in Wild Patagonia

Published on July 20, 2020

Hotel Las Torres in southern Chile recently glanced back an 1880 book called Across Patagonia by Lady Florence Dixie (1855-1905), an adventurous British aristocrat who undertook the first tourist expedition to Torres del Paine. A few passages and illustrations from that classic…

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Read all About It! 8 Great Places for Splendid Isolation (including Patagonia)

Published on June 8, 2020

CNN Travel recently ran a feature story on eight great wilderness areas that inspire travelers with their splended isolation. And one of those eight is Patagonia, including a nod to our clients Cruce Andino and Fantástico Sur. Quotable quote: “The Patagonian region…

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