Wilson Conquers South America
During the holidays, I surprised my boyfriend with future tickets for an epic South America adventure and this month it was finally time for us to pack our bags and head out! We spent our time in Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Awasi. It was such an adventure with some of the most pristine open views I have ever experienced.
We started in Buenos Aires and stayed one night at the beautiful Four Seasons that¹s right in the heart of the city. The hotel is located in a great central area so we could explore all the local little pockets easily and of course, enjoy all the amazing food that the area is known for! Small little tea shops are everywhere and the perfect place to stop for a croquet madame, chocolate cake and tea while exploring local shops and artisans.
Argentina is known for their late nights and epic meals. The chefs here take so much pride in their culture and produce. All of our meals were made with the freshest local ingredients, it was incredible. Red meat is a huge staple here and I had one of the best steaks of my life during our short stay here. Also not to be missed, the wine! There are amazing vineyards throughout Argentina and Chile so a glass of Malbec with your meal is a must. I was trying to figure out how many bottle of Malbec I could get in my luggage back, but realized that this was only day 1 of our trip and had to keep things light.
The second part of our journey was spent at the El Eolo Patagonia Spirit. We stayed three nights in a cozy, and luxurious lodge in El Calafate. The hotel only had 17 rooms, so it was super private and secluded. The views were amazing and all of our meals were spent overlooking the lake in their beautiful dining room. We took advantage of the amazing area and did as much exploring, hiking and horseback riding that we could fit in. We saw so many animals during our excursions (flamingos, armadillos, hares, alpacas, the list goes on.) and we even took a boat to the glacier, Perito Moreno, on our last day and ice trekked across the glacier. It was amazing!
Our final and most adventure filled days away were spent in Awasi where we hiked everyday. One day we hiked 17 miles to get to the top of the towers of Torres Del Paine and another day, we hiked 15 miles between the horns. The views were life changing and the areas were so secluded and while it was a sometimes a trek to get there, when we arrived at these amazing locations, it was so peaceful and balancing. Our home base during these hikes was a real luxe hotel cabin where every room was a private lodge with a private hot tub (which was much needed after those hikes!). The main lodge was beautiful and offered daily yoga, massages, and cocktails for post adventure downtime.
Everyday of this trip was a pure magical adventure and I cant wait to go back again.