Learn more about what to expect on this holiday including group size, when to go and how comfortable you can expect to be.
When should I go?
This holiday is best from October to April when the weather in Patagonia is at its best.
In Brazil expect hot, somewhat humid conditions between October and April.
In the Atacama what rains there are come in January – March but they do not tend to have an impact on activities.
Some high altitude walking in the Atacama but these are ‘return to base’ so you can choose not to walk on these days.
Reasonably strenuous walks over five consecutive days in Patagonia but your bags are portaged, you are at sea level and distances are not great.
In Buzios there are over 20 bays surrounding the town, each with its own atmosphere and activity so you can swim, snorkel, dive, windsurf, sail, kayak, lie on the beach, etc, depending on where you go each day.
Hire bikes to get around the headland.
First class small hotels with twin/double en suite rooms throughout except four nights in Patagonia’s mixed, communal refuges.
Your luggage is portaged in Torres del Paine making the pace of this walk very relaxed and comfortable.
In Rio stay in a good four star hotel near the beach in Ipanema.
In Buzios stay in what equates to a four star boutique hotel overlooking the water.
In Chile you will be part of a small guided group, 12 maximum although we also offer private and tailor made departures.
In Brazil, you have a guide meet you on arrival and showing you around Rio but from then on you are then free to enjoy yourselves but can relax knowing that support and help is a phone call away.
Who is it for?
In general this holiday attracts people in their 30s through 50s, though there’s no barrier to younger and older. There is usually a 60:40 mix of couples and solo travellers.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits. To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Keep groups small to minimise environmental impact.
• Work directly with local businesses and organisations to directly benefit local economies. We use small, locally owned hotels and restaurants. We know the owners except in the large cities.
• Work with local guides so that our holidays are more interesting for clients and more beneficial locally.
• Make payment to suppliers before our clients arrive.
Pura Handmade Holiday
This holiday is unique to Pura. We have designed and deliver this holiday using our own people and carefully selected local suppliers to create a Pura Handmade holiday.
You are looked after by a Pura team on the ground in Santiago, the Atacama and Patagonia.
What makes our Chile and Brazil different?
We ensure that you see places from off the beaten path in the Atacama desert.
In Patagonia we take you on a route through beautiful scenery without your having to completely sacrifice your creature comforts.
The hotels and lodges we have chosen very carefully to best reflect the places you are visiting.
In Brazil you are much more independent but we provide you with all the information you might need to make the most of your time both in Rio and in Buzios.
As you already know, Pura Aventura is dedicated to safe and responsible travel. The links below provide useful content and more information about Chile. Please call us of any special requirements on 01273 676 712.
Official Government website
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