Patagonia Holidays

The frontier land of South America, this remote region stretches between Argentina and Chile at the southernmost tip of the continent. Travelling in Patagonia is a real encounter with Mother Nature, from the moving ice sheets at Glacier Perito Moreno, to the ancient forests of National Park Los Alerces. Add in a date with penguins or whales along ... Read more
the coast, and you will have begun to explore one of the most untouched places on earth. If you’re looking for a little more human society, consider visiting an estancia (ranch) and partaking in a feast of roasted meats, or El Chalten, where you can hobnob with other adventurous travelers before heading out into the snowy mountains of the Fitz Roy range. This magical region, where the first European explorers were so impressed by the natives’ height that they deemed them giants, is also home to the largest dinosaur fossils ever found. Amusing 16th century misconceptions on height aside, Patagonia is without doubt a land writ large and will leave an indelible impression on the most seasoned traveller.
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The summer months (December to March) are the conventionally wise time to go to Patagonia. This huge region spreads over Chile and Argentina, however, so it's also worth considering regional variations and ... Read more
intentions for the trip. Parts of the Torres del Paine National Park close in the winter, but if you're a skiier September might be the time to go. Travel in the fall -- March, April, and May -- if you're an avid photographer looking to capture some radical foliage. Pack layered clothes appropriate for windy weather in any season. For most travelers, however, the summer is still a great time to go. 'Crowds' at this end of the earth aren't the same as, say, Paris, and it's the right time to observe penguins in the Magellan Strait. What more could you want?

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San Francisco

Sometimes you need an 8 Mile hike but on this shorter 1 hour trail we saw some magic as well

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San Francisco

Hike as much as you possibly can, go see the penguins, try a calafate sour (like a pisco sour, but made with the red calafate berries), get your hands on some merkén or merquén (a popular tasty spice), do the W trek, enjoy beautiful laid back Puerto Natales and just enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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Los Angeles

amazing place!!! i went to patagonia a few weeks ago, i rented a camper (as an advice i recommend you to rent a camper in www.andescampers.com a friendly company, in their website they have a lot of routes and tips about Chile!) a camper or motorhome is the best way to travel through Chile, has very good highways and it's a very safe country! you must visit it at least once in life!

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New York City

The drive across Patagonia to the Torres del Paine was about 200 miles of virtually nothing . . . just wide open spaces, a brooding low dark sky, sheep, gachos, an occasional tiny village. The desolation I found wonderful. The sky I was especially fascinated by, it being so ominous, but I found it beautiful.

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Patagonia is...absolutely beautiful. It's a combination of empty roads, massive wilderness, and widely varying nature (some views include huge forests, massive glaciers, and deep blue lakes at the same, confusing, time). Activities are relatively unlimited, so long as you enjoy outdoors, and cities and towns - although few and far between - are almost of the ski resort type. Despite the influx of tourists, locals are still quite nice and helpful. All together, a great time.

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Cupertino

The W trek in Patagonia was some of the most stunning landscape I have ever seen.

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Strassen

A fascinating part of the world both the Chilean and Argentinian side

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Venice

One of my absolute favorite trips - GO!

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