PUMA LODGE, Chile
Located in a remote and stunning area of the central Andes, the eco-designed lodge is only 90 minutes drive south of Santiago International Airport – the shortest commute from an international airport to any major Heli Ski destination in the world. The spectacular terrain is naturally bound by some of Chile’s tallest peaks, granting it more consistent and abundant snow conditions, as well as a considerably longer ski season than any other Heli Ski operation in the southern hemisphere. The lodge will accommodate a maximum of 24 guests and will include a wine cave with independent tasting room; an intimate library; a boutique ski shop; under floor heating throughout; and a full time, resident Doctor and medical facility on-site. Puma Lodge will also boast an outstanding spa complete with a fully-equipped gym, dedicated yoga room and an outdoor pool, allowing it to be a specialist health retreat during the shoulder seasons.
Exsus offers a seven-night package from £8,189 per person. Price includes six nights Full Board at Puma Lodge, six days Private Heliskiing with a IAGM qualified professional mountain guide, one night at the Ritz Carlton, Santiago, International flights and all private transfers. (Price is based on four people travelling).
JARDIN ESCONDIDO, Argentina
Award-winning film guru Francis Ford Coppola, one of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers, has added his main abode, Jardin Escondido in the quirky Palermo Soho neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, to his impressive hotel collection. Regarded by Hollywood’s Vincent Gallo and Willem Dafoe as a true oasis of tranquility, Jardin Escondido is a fabulous six-bedroom townhouse, now available to the public - guests can either book individual rooms or rent the whole property for groups. With an interior designed by Eleanor Coppola and with touches of Coppola’s well-known artistic flair, guests cannot fail to be moved by its boho luxury. From the wine library with on-call sommelier and wine supplied from Coppola’s own vineyard, and Francis’s studio where he finished writing his most recent film ‘Tetro’, to the estate’s three ‘hidden gardens’ where residents can plunge into the solar-heated swimming pool or do as Coppola does and grill up a sizzling barbecue in the garden’s outdoor kitchen, Jardin Escondido makes for the perfect base camp for film fanatics, families and groups of friends looking for a holiday with a twist of Bohemia