Patagonia

Awasi Patagonia

Overview

Torres del Paine in style

Awasi Patagonia is an exceptional place. 14 handsome villas, contemporary takes on pioneer ranching outposts, spread out on a rugged private reserve with utterly breathtaking views across to Torres del Paine’s iconic massifs.

Simple and stylish, each are warmed by a wood burning stove, with living space, outdoor hot tub and huge windows letting the panorama in to the bedroom.

Each villa is assigned your very own guide and 4x4 vehicle, allowing you to explore at your own pace on dozens of hiking routes, horse rides, safari excursions and mountain biking trails. The adventure continues in Awasi Patagonia’s fabulous fine dining Relais & Chateaux restaurant where an exciting menu makes the most of seasonal local flavours.

Facts

At a glance

  • 14 private villas

  • Private guide and vehicle

  • Relais & Châteaux restaurant

  • Outdoor hot tubs

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Experiences

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    Hiking

    There are various hiking routes in and around the area that vary in duration and difficulty. Classics include the trail to the base of the ‘Three Towers’ in Torres del Paine but you can find something completely your own with your private guide.

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    Wildlife watching

    Torres del Paine is a birdwatcher’s paradise with a large number of native bird species to look out for on the plains and in the forests from pygmy owls to rheas and soaring condors. Guanacos roam around the lodge’s reserve and you have a chance of spotting wild pumas alongside trackers.

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    Horse riding

    Meet Patagonia’s famous gauchos and join them for a ride through forests and across pampas plains, learning about their traditional ways of life in an unforgettable setting.

Conservation

Torres del Paine National Park is a refuge for wildlife, harbouring native species like the puma, condor, guanacos and many others. However, when these creatures leave the protected boundaries of the national park, they are exposed to several dangers. Awasi Patagonia is located right on the edge of the park so they decided to create a natural corridor, thus expanding the protected area creating territories for them to inhabit freely.

By leasing adjacent sheep farms and working together with neighbouring estancias, Awasi has helped to restore the natural habitat of native species, and now between 9 and 12 pumas roam an area that was devoid of wildlife. The Awasi guides help monitor the puma populations and keep hunters away, even during the off-season. Furthermore, Awasi is working with scientists and researchers to gather information about the behavioural patterns of these species.

After just two years of active protection in the Awasi Reserve, they observed an increase in animal presence. Not only is there a steady puma population in the area, but other species like the Geoffroy's cat (which was believed to be extinct in the region) have benefited from the protection as well.

Footprint

Awasi prides itself on being carbon neutral. The 340 hectares of native woodland that they protect in Iguazú and Patagonia absorb over 10,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. That amount is more than the total of emissions generated by the three lodges.

They have implemented a waste management process which reduces waste whilst maximising reuse and recycling. Furthermore, as members of Relais & Chateaux, Awasi commits to guidelines to reduce food footprint and only serve seasonal, ethically-sourced cuisine.

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