The Most Wild and Beautiful Place I Have Been To In My 30 Years of Travel

 

I am still glowing and overwhelmed with wonder and joy from one of the most amazing landscape and nature experiences of my life: my 10 day scouting trek of our Myths, Mammals & Mountains adventure in Torres Del Paine National Park and Chiloé Island in Patagonia, Chile. In my 30 years of adventure travel all over the world, this extraordinary place at the end of the earth ranks NUMBER ONE in my top three of the most wild, magnificent and awe-inspiring places I have ever experienced (Sardinia and Lofoten Islands are numbers 2 and 3). Every moment I felt I was living in a dream!

Each day took on an incredible life of its own. My heart pounded as I absorbed thousands of moments into my soul and captured hundreds of memories with my camera. The experience was ‘five-star’ in every way from the amazing landscapes, the multi-award winning and luxurious-sustainable EcoCamp Patagonia with its cozy eco dome suites complete with warming wood stoves and star-lit sky, impeccable and super friendly guides, pisco sours and traditional clambakes, glacier boat rides and daily close-up interactions with over 50 wildlife species as we hiked through their world.

We had two days of an exhilarating wildlife trek through the vast Patagonia tundra with a local expert, Diego, to learn about the life and behavior of all the wonderful creatures along the way: the rare Darwin fox, graceful guanacos playing and fighting, eagles, condors and flamingos soaring, and a mother skunk carrying its baby up and over hills to a new den. The grand prize was hours of close up viewing of the puma in a variety of settings: stalking a guanaco, sipping water, climbing on rocks and relaxing in the grass before her afternoon nap.

For the second half of our tour we explored the Island of Chiloe, a completely different but equally wondrous and wild place where we hiked long stretches of absolutely deserted beaches connected by thick jungles and overlooks. We learned about the colorful stilt houses and wooden churches that blend so harmoniously into this wild landscape.

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Here are the world’s best oysters and the Curanto, a clambake created with care and passion by the locals and served with white wine and many stories. Bird life and animals thrive here: foxes, miniature deer, penguins, seals, pelicans and many seabirds were our wild and wonderful travel companions.

Download the detailed itinerary for this tour – Myths, Mountains & Mammals 

Click here to enjoy the award-winning Eco Lodge in Torres Del Paine where you will lay your head and fill your soul each day with travelers from around the world

I would love to talk with you about this experience-of-a-lifetime tour. Call or email me anytime.

See you (by the fire) in Patagonia!

 

 

 

Lauren Hefferon

617-640-4837
lauren@ciclismoclassico.com

 

 

 

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