Luxury Travel in Chile: Celebrated Hotels in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert

Intelligent Leisure Solutions Offers Luxury Travel Expeditions in Chile to Remote Locations in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert

Salvador, Brazil, August 12, 2007 --( Surprisingly, in the middle of the remote wildernesses of both Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, you can find two of the top hotels in the world: the Explora Salto Chico Hotel in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, and the Hotel de Larache in the Atacama Desert. The Explora Salto Chico Hotel has been featured as one of the best hotels in the world in the highly-regarded travel magazines Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure, and the Explora Hotels in South America were voted the “Coolest Hotel Chain” in GQ Magazine’s June 2003 issue. Patagonia is considered to be the general area south of the 40° parallel in South America. Known for its wild and striking beauty, the area contains 15 national parks and stretches over a surface area of more than a million square kilometers. South of the Strait of Magellan is known collectively as Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) and the Chilean Patagonia has three zones: the Lakes Region and Patagonia North and South, which are separated by the Southern Ice Field. Throughout Chilean Patagonia, visitors marvel at its untouched nature punctuated by deep valleys, volcanoes, lakes, forests, and glaciers. Located several hours north of Patagonia, the Atacama Desert is an immense expanse of wilderness and mystery. It is said to be the driest desert in the world, and historically, pre-Columbian Andean cultures of South America settled in its oasis. Cordilleras, volcanoes, salt flats, and hot springs add natural splendor to the mysterious cultures that flourished there. Intelligent Leisure Solutions, an internet-based travel solutions company that specializes in Central and South America, now offers the adventurous luxury traveler the opportunity to explore both the remote Chilean Patagonia region and the stark Atacama Desert while enjoying the comfort, design, and style of Explora’s two award-winning hotels. This luxury vacation package in Chile presents a perfect balance of untouched natural beauty with brilliant architectural design and world-class hospitality in two of the world’s most celebrated wildernesses.

This Patagonia and Atacama luxury vacation includes four nights accommodation at the Explora Salto Chico Hotel in Puerto Natales on the shores of Lake Pehoé in the Torres del Paine National Park, and three nights at the Hotel de Larache, winner of the XII Architectural Biennial of Santiago de Chile, 2000. In both locations, the hotels serve as luxurious and comfortable expedition bases for the numerous explorations available in Explora Patagonia and Atacama Desert, Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, like trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountain climbing, photo expeditions, and wildlife watching. The hotels offer guided full-day excursions and photo safaris accompanied by bi-lingual professionals and naturalists. In most cases, all the gear that you will need for excursions are provided, and each hotel is equipped with the “Sala de Exploradores” filled with maps, books, and guides to help visitors research and further investigate the natural beauty at their fingertips. All meals are included in this expedition and served in the hotels’ dining rooms, as well as all picnics and buffets during the exploration trips. A full open bar along with a wide selection of wines are also included the price of the travel package. Both hotels have full beauty, massage, and sauna services and four connected outdoor pools. The interiors of these design hotels utilizes traditional lenga and cypress woods, handcrafted slate and copper, and furniture specially designed and made by local artisans. After exploring the countless natural wonders in the wildernesses of the Chilean Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, these two Explora Hotels provide their guests all of the style and comfort imaginable in the breathtaking Chilean landscapes.

For more information on this 8 Day / 7 Night Patagonia and Atacama Desert Luxury Vacation Package, including photos, price quotes, availability information, and other details, visit Intelligent Leisure Solutions’ website, Under their South America menu choose Chile, then Special Interests, then Explora Patagonia and Explora Atacama Desert Vacation Package. Or you may call ILS and speak to one of their Chilean travel experts, all fluent in English, in North America, 1-888-ILS3-COM (457-3266), in Europe, 44-20-7669-4493, or in Brazil, 55-71-3113-4205.

Intelligent Leisure Solutions is a web-based Destination Management Company (DMC) for Latin America that offers only luxury, custom-made trips from pre-selected destinations, accommodations, packages and tours to travelers and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) clients seeking differentiated travel experiences. Intelligent Leisure Solutions has been selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They are also Authenticated by the Tralliance Corporation and the .Travel Registry.

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Robert Phillips