places to enjoy winter in latin america

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Hiking through the Salar de Uyuni

Bolivia

Exploring the largest and highest salt flat in the world is for fans of outdoor activities. It takes an average of four days to cross the Salar de Uyuni, and you can camp along the way. Don’t forget to bring a good camera.

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Skiing at Chillán

Chile

Snow, a spectacular spa and a first-class hotel will make your skiing season at Chillán unforgettable.

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Luxury in Gramado

Brazil

With just 11 bedrooms, Saint Andrews is a spectacular hotel which reproduces a European castle (and doesn’t accept kids under 14). It offers a 24-hour butler service, and you can enjoy such treatments as deep skin hydration with a 24-karat gold mask at the spa.

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Snowboarding and skiing at Las Leñas

Argentina

The season for winter sports at this resort, located south of Mendoza, starts in June. In order to enjoy everything Las Leñas has to offer, you should stay at one of the hotels or apartments in the complex.

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Mountain climbing in Áncash

Peru

The highest tropical mountains in the world are the highlight at Huascarán National Park, located some 280 miles [450 km] north of Lima. It was in Áncash that mountain climbing became popular in Peru, making this a can’t-miss locale for fans of the sport.

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Cross-country skiing at Conguillío National Park

Chile

Crossing spectacular forests of araucaria and other types of trees, bordering turquoise-blue lakes, this park in southern Chile is one of the greatest attractions to Latin America.

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Glaciers in Calafate

Argentina

Perito Moreno, Upsala, Spegazzini and Seco are a few of the glaciers in this region of Argentine Patagonia. Walks on ice that’s thousands of years old, day trips and horseback rides are some of the available entertainment options.

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Relaxing at Termas de Papallacta

Ecuador

This complex of hot springs is located in the middle of a tropical forest in this tall mountain, some 60 miles [97 km] from Quito. Finnish saunas and hydrotherapies are the attractions to the locale, which has thermal pools and steam grottos.

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Trekking through the Huilo Huilo Glacier

Chile

The slope of the volcano Mocho-Choshuenco is part of the landscape on a spectacular trekking expedition through the Andes in Chile. The force of the wind sculpted the ice, and the resulting shapes make for an amazing sight.

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Peacefulness in Salto

Uruguay

The village of Salto, located by the banks of the Arapey River, lives off thermal tourism. Its main attraction is the five-star Altos del Arapey Club de Golf & Hotel Termal, which has six medicinal pools, a golf course, spa, and excellent food.

Text: Mariana Campos P.
Photos: Shutterstock, Alamy, Saint Andrews Hotel, Evelyn Pfeiffer, Termas de Papallacta, Altos de Arapey Club de Golf & Hotel Termal.