explora marathonSANTIAGO, CHILE, August 21, 2012 – The creators of the Patagonian Expedition Race, one of “Ten Great Races in Amazing Places” (according to National Geographic) now bring to you the first version of The Patagonian International Marathon to be held in three categories – 10km, 21km and 42km – on September 23rd, 2012 in Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia, surrounded by glaciers, valleys, mountains and the most exuberant flora and fauna.

For almost 20 years now, Chilean luxury travel operator explora has been present in the area with Hotel Salto Chico, the only lodge in its class located at the heart of the National Park, named World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The lodge, often named among the best hotels in the region and the world and just recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine as the 2nd best resort in Central and South America, will have special benefits for guests who run the marathon. An ideal opportunity to test your running skills, as well as enjoy the comforts of being at a world-class hotel.

For travellers enrolled in the race, explora will offer 4 nights/5 days programs with a complimentary room upgrade, a courtesy massage after the marathon, transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the race in the park and the presence of an explora guide and van during the race. Additionally, for people who choose to combine this program with a second explora destination – Hotel de Larache in the Atacama Desert, Posada de Mike Rapu in Easter Island or an explora Travesía – a complete upgrade and the benefits of the explora passport will be granted.

For more information visit www.explora.com or contact reserve@explora.com for reservations.

About explora

explora offers its guests a new way of travelling, where three luxury lodges serve as gateways to explore some of the most remote areas in South America: the desert of Atacama, the southernmost tip of the continent at Patagonia, and Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island), in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. For the more adventurous travellers, explora offers multi-day nomadic journeys, known as Travesìas. Accompanied by an expert guide, personal chef and only a handful of other travellers, Travesìas take guests through little-known, remote areas of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, to discover remarkable natural beauty.

explora Manifesto
Leave home, enjoy the journey, pack light, go far, forget the time, walk, deviate from the route, go outside when it rains, ask questions, try new flavours, don't stop, stop, talk with people, listen to stories about the place, protect nature.

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