Winter in the southern hemisphere is the off-season but it greets visitors with more sunshine and less wind and rain than other seasons. At explora Patagonia, one of southern Chile’s best-known lodges, clients will be rewarded with special winter rates. From June 1 to July 31, the rate is US$550 per person per night (with a three-night minimum). explora Patagonia stands at the centre of the Torres del Paine National Park, flanked by mountains, icefields and the ocean. Guests take guided hikes and horseback rides into the park and explore lakes, rivers and glaciers, and forests. The park is also home to hundreds of birds, mammals and plant species. Back at the lodge guests relax in the Ona Bathhouse with heated outdoor swimming pools, before feasting on a dish of Maagellanic lamb, southern king crab or Patagonian grouper. For more information on the three explora lodges, visit explora.com or e-mail: email@example.com.