Searching for unique summer vacation ideas?
It may never have occurred to you that skiing vacations in South America could be exactly what you are looking for when checking out alternative summer holiday destinations. Definitely alternative, definitely unusual, definitely longer haul than a beach vacation in Mexico; but not necessarily more expensive. Many holiday destinations hike up their prices just for the summer season, so you may not always be getting that great deal that you thought you were.
How about going for something completely different that will have you exploring the Andean pistes in a never-to-be-forgotten alternative summer adventure? The Patagonian Andes provide one of the most imposing mountain backdrops on the planet. The crisp cold days of July and August are often accompanied by cloudless blue skies where you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a condor soaring high above the peaks.
PowderQuest offer escorted small group trips with specialist guides who always know where to find the best snow. With a maximum of 8 people per tour you will get personalized treatment and will be guided to the finest pistes, restaurants, bars and hotels that have been handpicked by our team.
You can choose from Progression Focused Adventures for Advanced-Intermediate to Advanced skiers specifically designed to take your skills to the next level; Off Piste Trips for Advanced and Experts all guaranteeing pristine snow in off-the-beaten-track locations; Backcountry Touring also for Advanced and Experts that will have you ski touring and splitboarding in Patagonia backcountry; and finally you could also opt for the Specialty Trips, Camps and Clinics, such as Ingrid Backstrom´s summer ski camp which is always a sell out!
Your kids will thank you for it
This relatively unusual summer holiday option is the perfect idea if you have teens with skiing experience too. Imagine this alternative family summer vacation that will have your kids desperate to find a Wifi connection after a fabulous day on the pistes because they want their friends to know via Facebook that they parents are über cool and adventurous and took them on an amazing adventure to the ski slopes of Patagonia! Now that kind of kudos lasts for years!
Another reason to go to Argentina this summer for your family vacation
There is also another reason to head to Argentina this year. Just recently the Argentine government declared that it has abolished the reciprocity fee previously payable by all US citizens to enter the country! This just made summer travel to Argentina $640 cheaper for a family of 4. More cash in your wallet to spend on that mouthwatering steak and fine bottle of Malbec making these alternative summer vacation ideas even more attractive for 2016 onwards!
Why not make it a surf and ski combo summer trip!
Why not even put together the most unlikely stop off in one combination trip to the southern hemisphere. Take a flight straight down to Chile and join in on one of PowderQuest’s custom ski resort vacations. Then when you are done, and your body is in need for some well-deserved R&R, why not stop off in Brazil on your return leg and enjoy some beach time at the South Atlantic. The southern winter seems to completely pass beach destinations such as Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza by completely. With daily highs in the mid 80’s (30°C) you would never guess that just a few days before you were enjoying the snow in the Patagonian Andes!
When it comes to many things in life, and definitely applicable to travel today, we are really only inhibited by our own inability to just say “Yes, let’s do something completely unusual this year!”. Summer vacations and skiing are normally not found in the same sentence, but that is where you can break the mold and be a trendsetter.
International reports showcasing the travel tendencies of today indicate that 7 or 8 hour flights are no longer perceived as long haul. With a large world made smaller than ever before due to frequent flights, accessible prices and facilitated guided trips such as those offered by PowerQuest there really is no reason to play safe and head for the “traditional” beach package once again!
For more information get in touch with PowderQuest here today.