Estancia Tercera Barranca, Torres del Paine, Torres de Paine, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Venture waaaaay way down to the southern tip of South America to find Awasi Patagonia—an isolated, immersive mountain resort surrounded by Chile’s untamed wilderness. Here, there are no crowds, and the other people you’ll encounter are there for real adventure, not touristy attractions. Plan a trip with your ready-for-anything significant other or thrill-seeking squad to this bucket-list worthy birthday destination (bonus: you can now book easily right on The Venue Report!).
Photography: Diego Weisz
Set Your Own Agenda
Awasi Patagonia is home to a main lodge and 14 secluded villas (two have two suites inside) that are built into the mountainous landscape. Each villa comes with your own private guide who will cater adventures to your liking. Want to go on a horseback ride in nearby Torres del Paine National Park? Go ice hiking on a glacier? Take photos of the sunrise in a hidden corner of Patagonia? That’s all feasible with your baked-in local expert, who will help you create your own itinerary based on how you feel that day.
Rooms With a Ridiculous View
Each secluded, modern villa is modeled after a Patagonian ranching outpost, and is outfitted with your own wood-burning stove, hot tub and 4WD vehicle for exploring. Look out your window for crazy views of Torres del Paine National Park, and keep an eye out for local wildlife like foxes, condors and pumas.
Endemic Patagonian Eats
With a mix of South American flavors and a seasonal focus, Awasi’s chef prepares sophisticated, artistic fare using ingredients from the kitchen’s garden. Get your camera ready—the dishes are plated like modern-art masterpieces. Much like the bespoke adventure experience, you can request what you want to eat here and it will be made. Want to take a gourmet picnic to enjoy on your waterfall hike? The kitchen can help with that.
If immersive travel is your game, you’ve come to the right place. Awasi is surrounded with exclusive wildlife viewing opportunities and off-the-beaten path adventures, given that there are not many towns nearby. Excursions are included, so dream big. Try a multi-day trek through challenging terrain and past glaciers, take a catamaran across pristine glacial lakes, hike through lush forests of beeches or plunge into deep blue waters under a 50-foot waterfall. Best of all—you can truly do everything on your own timeline.