We consider ourselves lucky at Craft Travel to have well-traveled, adventurous clients who come back year after year challenging us to up the ante. One client who always keeps it entertaining for us is Paul, a globetrotting architect from New York who has a passion for all things off the beaten path. On his most recent trip with us, he and his wife Sandi explored the best of Argentina and Chile, heading from Mendoza to Buenos Aires, and then south to Patagonia, crossing from El Calafate on the Argentinean side into Chilean Torres del Paine. He enjoyed the journey so much that a local New York newspaper featured his incredible account of the trip.
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Torres del Paine National Park
Astronomers, astrophysicists and other sundry brainiacs from around the world flock to Chile to gaze into the night sky. With good reason. Chile's high altitude, few clouds and minimal light pollution make this South American gem one of the premiere stargazing spots around the globe. But you don't have to be a rocket science to experience the wonder of the Chilean sky, there are plenty of outstanding stargazing experiences for those of us who are still a few credits shy of our PhDs.
The buzz on Chile is bigger than ever and it's no surprise why: this South American hotspot is home to some of the most up-and-coming hotels and lodges. We don't use the term "bucket list" lightly at Craft but can assure you that these five properties don't disappoint on providing the experience of a lifetime. From gnome-like treehouse hotel rooms to luxury wine villas, our list of Chile's Top Five Lodges has you covered.
Two countries, endless possibilities. Look at a map of South America and it’s impossible not to notice that the bottom half of the continent is dominated by two very long countries. Sure, one is significantly wider than the other but both are equally packed with some of the world’s most impressive natural splendors. And we know what you’re thinking: you’re going to travel all that way so you want to cross both countries off your bucket list. Now you just need to figure out how (hint: trekking across the Patagonia glacier field is probably not the most convenient option). Here’s your cheat sheet on how to best combine your Argentina and Chile itineraries!