Patagonia is quite literally at the end of the world. 3 flights and 14+ hours later, we arrived in Puerto Natales and were not disappointed by what we found. The Patagonia region, which spans both Chile and Argentina, is characterized by unparalleled natural beauty. At any given moment, we were surrounded by vast farmland, snow-capped mountains, fjords, and glaciers. It was truly unlike anything we have ever seen.
They say in Patagonia that you can experience 4 seasons in one day, sometimes in an hour. This is hard to believe and even crazier to experience. The predictably unpredictable weather calls for layering, and lots of it. We were constantly layering and de-layering throughout the day. Summertime here means nineteen hours of straight daylight - pretty remarkable for people used to short winter days.
Patagonia is an outdoor lover’s paradise. During our trip, we went mountain biking, hiking, sailing, horseback riding, fly fishing and glacier hiking. Our days were filled with action-packed excursions and nights spent rehashing with great wine and new friends at our incredible hotel. The Singular Hotel was our home base for the week - an old cold storage factory turned into a hotel with breathtaking views of the Patagonian landscape. Each day, we had breakfast at the crack of dawn, piled into vans and traveled 1-2 hours to our excursion of the day. Our Chilean guides were friendly and rustic adventurers who were happy to share their experiences and knowledge.
Our stay at the Singular was nothing short of spectacular. We will definitely be back to Patagonia.