Win a trip to Southern Patagonia in Chile and the Antarctic with Columbia. Get round-trip flights for two from the USA with LAN Airlines, with five days at EcoCamp Patagonia, hiking the W Trek in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and ten days on a Quark Expeditions Polar Adventure. All this, plus new Columbia Sportswear TurboDown™ gear to keep you warm!
Join us for an incredible trip to southern Chile and the Antarctic Peninsula! Enter now and discover where the adventure will take you! (Only US residents can enter - see competition rules here).
Hit the Trails of Southern Chile at EcoCamp Patagonia
Columbia will bring TurboDown™ Jackets, you bring the hiking boots. You’ll be needing both to go exploring the mountains, valleys and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park. But leave the pup tent at home. You’ll be kicking back in your own EcoCamp Patagonia geodesic dome instead.
Your Grand Prize Trip Itinerary
PART 1 - JOURNEY BY LAND
- Day 1 - Bienvenido, Chile
Touch down in Punta Arenas on LAN Airlines, and hop on a shuttle to EcoCamp Patagonia in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.
- Day 2 - Journey to the Center of the Paine Massif
Board a catamaran on Lake Pehoe and sail into the heart of the Paine Massif, where a challenging hike rewards you with stunning views of famous peaks.
- Day 3 - Glacier Grey
Hop aboard the catamaran once more, this time to explore Lake Grey and witness glaciers calving from the blue face of Glacier Grey.
- Day 4 - The Three Towers
Scramble up a steep boulder field to experience a once-in-a-lifetime view of the famous Torres del Paine, three granite monoliths towering over a glacial lake.
- Day 5 - Adios, Torres del Paine
Take a road trip from Torres del Paine to Ushuaia, where your cruise ship will be waiting.
- Day 6 - The City in the South
Spend a day in Ushuaia before boarding a Quark Expeditions ship.
- Day 7 - Climb Aboard
Sail down the historic Beagle Channel, transecting the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
- Day 8 - Wave Goodbye to Chile
Get to know Quark’s Expedition Team and learn what lies ahead on your adventure to the last untouched place on earth.
- Day 9 - Crossing the Drake
Before you explore Antarctica, you must first cross the infamous Drake Passage. While the waters can be rough, the onboard living is easy.
- Days 10 to 14 - Welcome to the 7th Continent
Hop aboard Zodiac boats and cruise around giant icebergs in uncharted bays and channels. Explore landing sites and hike the unique terrain of the Antarctic Peninsula, meeting curious penguins along the way.
- Days 15 and 16 - Drake Redux
Your return across the Drake offers one more chance to enjoy the sea birds and crisp Antarctic air before arriving back to civilization.
- Day 17 - Homeward Bound
Land once more in Ushuaia to catch your flight home.
The Daily Prize
A jacket a day keeps the Antarctic chill at bay!
If you sign up to win a trip to Chile and Antarctica, you should have a good jacket. So Columbia is giving away a TurboDown™ jacket every day for 30 days. Just enter the grand prize sweepstakes and you’ll automatically be entered into the daily draw. Learn more about TurboDown.™
But don’t forget that, just in case you’re not lucky this time, you can always get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable travel experts to start arranging your own unforgettable stay in a geodesic Ecocamp dome, and your own challenging and rewarding W Trek in the stunning Torres del Paine National Park!