The Singular Patagonia in Puerto Bories, just outside of Puerto Natales, recently launched a number of new excursions for the 2022-2023 season. Travelers looking to explore the so called “end of the world” can now do so easily as mandatory quarantines upon arrival in Chile are no longer required and airlines are adding new flights to the region before the end of the year.
The Singular Patagonia prides itself on affording guests the opportunity to discover everything Chilean Patagonia has to offer while connecting with local history and culture. Here are five reasons to plan a visit today:
See Massive Glaciers: Travelers have an unforgettable opportunity to paddle among the giant Grey Glacier during The Singular’s newest kayaking excursion. From rapids to restful coasting, guests will spend all day on the water, feeling the wind across their face and soaking up the natural beauty of Torres del Paine. For guests looking for a less strenuous activity, the property owns two private high-speed boats that navigate the fjords to the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glacier each day.
Trek in the Wilderness: Trekking in Patagonia allows explorers to experience a number of different landscapes – from waterfalls to lush greenery, expansive rock formations, golden pampas, and more. To see the highlights in the region, travelers won’t want to miss The Singular’s 10-hour exploration of the Caves and Horns lookout, the eight-mile hike to the peak of Sierra Baguales deep in the wilds of the Ultima Esperanza region or crossing Lake Pehoe to venture to Valle del Francés.
Connect with Wildlife: The puma is considered one of the most elusive animals in the region. To track and spot the big cats and other untamed wildlife in their natural habitats, The Singular Patagonia has launched a new Puma and Wildlife Photography Safari. This full-day excursion gives guests the opportunity to be among the predators that have roamed the land for thousands of years, creating a special connection to and understanding of the land.
Indulge in Local Cuisine: For foodie travelers eager to try the purest essence of Patagonia, The Singular Restaurant offers a vast, locally sourced menu featuring dishes that pay homage to both traditional and modern Chilean cuisine. Helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Hernán Basso, The Singular Restaurant seeks to create harmony between Patagonian favorites in unique dishes such as shrimp, salmon and scallop ceviche, king crab chupe, wild hare loin, and guanaco fillet.
Relax in Glacial Waters: After spending time out and about exploring, travelers can unwind with a massage, sauna session or swim at The Singular Spa. The holistic-focused, 3,000 square-foot spa with a focus on Salut Per Aqua or “health through water” not only incorporates the fresh glacier water into its design elements and aesthetic, but also in every treatment. Guests can swim in the indoor/outdoor pool filled with glacier water from the Fjord of Last Hope while enjoying picturesque views of the fjord itself.
Chilean Patagonia is known for experiencing all four seasons in one day. To make the most out of a visit to Patagonia and to fully enjoy The Singular’s new offerings, it is important for travelers to be prepared for last minute changes by wearing layers, comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, and water-resistant jackets and pants. Bringing a backpack is also a must. A packing list can be found here.