Aug 8, 2014|
Some like it hot, some like it cold, and the winner of our new Go to Extremes sweepstakes can experience both in one great trip! SouthAmerica.travel has teamed up with outdoor clothier Marmot, Turismo Chile, and LATAM Airlines Group to give away a trip for two to Atacama and Aysén, Chile. This expenses paid adventure includes airfare from anywhere in the US to Chile. Marmot will provide free gear to the lucky winners for both the freezing cold of Aysén and the blazing heat of the Atacama Desert.
This is truly a ‘trip of a lifetime’ for the lucky winner and guest, who will have the opportunity to see the climate extremes that occur in a county that is nearly 3,000 miles in length. Running north and south along the western coast of the continent, the tall, skinny country stretches towards both the Equator and the Antarctic Circle. One day you’re gazing at the glaciers of the Aysén region. The next, you’re baking in the Atacama Desert, a region with locations that have never recorded rainfall and wildlife that must survive in harsh conditions with very little food or water.
The Grand Prize winner and a guest will fly LAN Airlines from the US destination of their choice to Chile and the Aysén Region. Once aboard the expedition ship Skorpios II, the duo will travel to glaciers such the mighty San Rafael, sailing through fjords and passing Patagonian towns and outposts along the way. There is no better way to thaw out from a chilly southern excursion than to head north to the driest desert on the planet, the Atacama. Here, you’ll have three to four days to experience as much of this sweeping landscape as possible. Stretching over 600 miles, the region features the mountains and valleys of the Andes, geysers and volcanoes, canyons, and even salt flats. Several activities are available including hiking, a bike ride, and even some swimming!
Extreme conditions call for extreme gear, and that’s where having outdoor clothing provider Marmot on your side will really pay off. From the warmest cold-weather gear to the most breathable fabrics for dry heat, Marmot will keep the guests warm or cool depending on the conditions, and always comfortable. Remember, these sweepstakes run through the end of August, so don’t wait to sign up for this exciting travel opportunity!
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., (TAM Airlines (Paraguay)) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 136 destinations in 24 countries and cargo services to about 145 destinations in 27 countries, with a fleet of 319 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has approximately 53,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and São Paulo Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.
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