Torres del Paine National Park
In May, June, July or August, you'll experience shorter days and colder temperatures in Torres del Paine, but surprisingly the wind really drops and you are more likely to see clear skies and fantastic autumn colours. Services in and around the park are reduced in winter, which means each season local guides and operators revise their winter programmes, taking into account the likelihood of snow and ice on the ground and the cold (temperatures can drop to minus 2 during the day). Our programmes allow you to hike and explore with confidence knowing that you won't get caught out in bad weather.
Torres del Paine Winter Trips
Our expert guides make it possible to follow the majority of the W route and experience its highlights in the winter months, in spite of chillier conditions and limited services. You'll have the snow-covered park almost all to yourself -…
Private cabins with hot tubs and transport between highlights makes trekking in winter a really special experience. See the towers and the enormous Glacier Grey, and make a stop at the rarely-visited Pingo Valley. You'll have the snow-covered park almost…
This intrepid itinerary is the only multi-sport adventure available in winter. It takes you through the wild terrain on foot, on horseback and by kayak to the great dramatic sights of the park, which is almost empty of travellers and…
Totally dedicated to Puma Tracking, your guides will take you to the best destinations to spot pumas in the Torres del Paine area; one for wildlife enthusiasts! You can also choose your accommodation to suit your preferred level of…
Camping in the winter makes the W Trek a wilder, tougher challenge. Temperatures can be extreme but the winds are often milder than in summer and the park as a whole is much quieter. On a clear day you'll see…
What Our Customers Think
Patagonia was amazing! We were wary of visiting in the middle of winter, but we are so glad that we avoided the crowds and could enjoy the peacefulness of the area.
Stuart & Sandra August 2016
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego now attracts visitors all year-round, particularly in and around the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, which is home to an ever improving winter sports scene.
Activities available include skiing in the southernmost ski resort in the world, Ice Skating on natural ice, snow shoe hiking, 4x4 Snow Adventures, ice climbing on frozen waterfalls, huskie sledding, and snowmobile trips.
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Winter in Tierra del Fuego
Los Glaciares National Park
This vast national park is home to more glaciers than any other region of Patagonia, and boasts Patagonia's two most famous peaks: Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Certain trails and glaciers are still accessible in winter, from the mountain town of El Chalten. You can also try out a chair lift ride to the Calafate balcony, skiing and snow shoeing in the Calafate Mountain Park, snow biking or tubing!
Find out about Los Glaciares national park, and read our guide to visiting.
Los Glaciares Winter Trips
The Atacama Desert is considered the driest place on earth - some areas have had zero precipitation since records began. Among the many unusual attractions accessible in winter are: the Geysers del Tatio at 4,200m above sea level, the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), sand boarding in the Valle de la Muerte and the Laguna Cejar at the tip of the Atacama salt pan. There are also a number of archaeological sites and museums, and unrivalled views of the stars and distant galaxies.
Winter in the Atacama
For those seeking adventure this challenging multi-sport trip allows you to explore San Pedro de Atacama combining Trekking, Cycling and Horse Riding. With all 5 nights in a comfortable hotel, this is a great way to enjoy the wonders of…
Explore the incredible scenery of the Atacama desert. You will have the opportunity to hike in the Moon Valley, visit the salt flats and see the Thermal Pools in action, all the while staying in a comfortable hotel. A great…
Further north, on the shoreline of the Valdes Peninsula, an abundance of Wildlife can be witnessed throughout the winter months, including huge colonies of Elephant Seals, Sea Lions & Penguins, the Southern Right Whales who arrive in midwinter to breed (June-November), the unique phenomenon of Killer Whales swimming up to the beach at high tide to attack newborn sea lion cubs (March - April), and horse riding across the Patagonian Steppe, where you may spot Armadillo, Grey Foxes and Guanaco.
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The Lake District
The city of Bariloche on Lake Nahuel Huapi is a fantastic destination for a range of snow sports & activities including back-country ski-touring, volcano skiing, hiking and snow-shoeing, as well as kayaking, horse riding, and relaxation breaks.
Winter Trips in the Lake District
Visit 3 different wineries where you can enjoy delicious Patagonian Wine in a wonderful setting. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some horse-riding in the vineyards as well as trekking the Colchagua Valley with some amazing views.…
Discover the wonders of skiing the Andes with this flexible 5 day trip. With trails for all abilities, enjoy 3 full days skiing with stunning views over Lonquimay Volcano, or mix it up with the opportunity to trek some wonders…