18 Oct October 18, 2016 by Vision Travel in Destinations, Did You Know Located in the southern part of South America, Patagonia is a region rather than a country. Comprised of areas of Chile and Argentina, is has long been a destination for the active backpacker and adventure enthusiast. We recommend travelling this sparsely-populated area in a small group tour, which will help you make the most of your stay. Attractions include the Torres de Paine National Park and Perito Moreno glacier. You’ll find transportation is a combination of 4-wheel-drive vehicles and your own two feet (trekking being a great way to take in the marvellous vistas). Accommodation will likely be mountain lodges, camps and homestays. Or why not take advantage of a terrific and convenient option offered by a very special hotel, explora Patagonia? Explora describes itself as a company founded to combine a luxury travel experience with travel to some of the most remote regions of South America. Located in the Torres del Paine National Park, explora combines stunning mountain views (think Himalayas) with daily guided small-group hikes or horseback rides and gourmet dinners at night. There are just 49 rooms, each with hyromassage baths (and of course amazing views), and the hotel also has a heated pool and massage services. You can read more about explora Patagonia here. Even better: as a Vision client you’ll enjoy a room upgrade (based on availability, at check-in), a US$100 hotel credit and two full breakfasts when you stay at the explora Patagonia. And remember to pack (or load your reader with) a copy of In Patagonia, travel writer Bruce Chatwin’s groundbreaking book about his travels there in the 1970s. Happy travels!