The idea of being an explorer in the 21st century is a reality here. From a labyrinth of fjords with imposing glaciers and extensive forests to interminable steppes and crystal-clear waters, Patagonia is one of the few places in the world that are still unchanged. November 2013, a new hotel opened on her former campground. Awasi is already acclaimed for its beautiful adobe lodge in the Atacama Desert, designed by Chilean architect Felipe Assadi, its second property is spread out like a classic estancia. Federico Ziegler, with 17 years of experience, is the new Executive Chef for Awasi and will be responsible for the overall supervision of the restaurants at Awasi Atacama and Patagonia. Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighboring the Torres del Paine National Park, from where you can enjoy imposing views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. The chosen location is protected from the strong Patagonian winds by a luxuriant native forest of local species of beeches called lengas and ñirres. Part of the experience of visiting Torres del Paine in Patagonia is the climate. At Torres del Paine, each season of the year has a special charm and poses a different challenge. In summer the days are longer and the temperatures are higher, but it is necessary to cope with the strong winds that are characteristic of these latitudes. During the winter, the short days and low temperatures invite you to walk or ride horseback over the light coating of snow that covers the park – an unforgettable experience. In the spring the park recovers all its natural vigor, with the native plants flowering and the migratory birds returning to give birth to new creatures. Lastly, fall is the ideal time of the year to appreciate the intense reds, oranges, yellow and greens that bedeck the different trees of the park.
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