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Looking for an exotic mountain ‘get-away from-it-all’ destination?

Patagonia, coined in many an adventure story, has always conjured up images of a wonderful, haunting verdant wilderness; the type of place where you can get back to nature, get to know yourself and recover your harmony with the world. Travellers have biked it and hiked it, but for many of us, it’s a little daunting to know where to start.

That’s where Explora (www.explora.com) comes in. Their portfolio of wilderness lodges includes the Explora Hotel Salto Chico (pictured), which sits on the windswept shores of Lake Pehoé in the wild and rugged Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. It’s surrounded by the stunning granite peaks of the Paine mountain range and makes the perfect base camp from where you can explore Patagonia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, without having to pitch your tent!

The hotel offers a four-day package from £1.050 per person which includes full-board accommodation and daily excursions. There are around twenty half day or full-day treks to choose from, so take it relatively easy or up the pace according to your level of fitness. Happy hiking!

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