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Driving in Patagonia: A Self-Drive Guide To A Perfect Patagonian Road Trip

Road tripping Patagonia is the ultimate way to experience one of the world’s most remote regions. With your own wheels, you can create a unique itinerary, adapt it whenever the mood takes you, and share some of the most glorious panoramic views with no one but your passengers. The good news for anyone worried about …

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Packing List for Patagonia: What to Pack for Hiking, Camping & Road Tripping in Patagonia

Deciding what to pack for Patagonia isn’t easy, especially for first-time travelers. The region’s weather is unpredictable year-round, so experience you can expect heat and humidity, annoying biting bugs, dusty tracks and trails, and chilly winds while sailing through the Patagonian fjords. You’ll probably plan multi-day treks, mini-cruises, river activities, and many one-day hikes and …

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Best Time to Visit Patagonia: Timing your Adventure

If you’ve landed here hoping for a quick answer to what sounds like a simple question, we’re going to disappoint you. Patagonia is enormous. Covering the entire southern cone of South America, Patagonia is over a million square kilometers. From Bariloche in the north to Ushuaia in the south is almost 1600 kilometers as the …

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The Most Beautiful Argentina National Parks

A country of mammoth proportions, it’s little wonder Argentina has no less than 46 National Parks and nature reserves. From the high Andes in the north to the end of the world in the south, Argentina’s National Parks cover pretty much every landscape imaginable. Ice fields, mountain passes, glaciers, wetlands, wildlife spectacles and natural wonders. …

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Tierra del Fuego National Park | Hiking at the end of the world

Tierra del Fuego National Park is best enjoyed hiking. Our 3 days here had us peering into beaver dams, gazing over fjords & hiking to Chile. Split between Chile and Argentina, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is the largest island in the archipelago of the same name with rich, diverse landscapes. Extreme winds, dense …

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Sierra de las Quijadas National Park | Red canyons & giant hares

One of the most remarkable things we’ve found while travelling around Argentina is how some of the country’s most marvellous National Parks are relatively unknown. We’ve all heard of Los Glaciares National Park with Mount Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier. And who hasn’t heard of Iguazu Falls?  But what about Sierra de las Quijadas …

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Travel money in Argentina | The Peso, blue dollar & what things cost

The Argentinian economy is volatile in the extreme so as travellers, you need to understand how this affects your plans, budget and access to cash. While some years ago, travel in Argentina for foreigners was especially expensive by Latin American standards, today it’s quite the opposite. When we first entered Argentina in 2018, the exchange …

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Driving in Argentina | Ripio, highways & 1000’s of miles

Covering almost 3 million square kilometres, is it any wonder Argentina screams out to road trippers?  Thousands upon thousands of kilometres of roads, tracks and trails sprawl out across the country.  From the altitude sickness inducing Abra del Acay in the high Andes to the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego.  From the …

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Ruta de los Siete Lagos: A Guide to Argentina’s Lake District

Google things to do in Patagonia and you’ll be spoilt with iconic images of Mount Fitz Roy in El Chalten, crashing icebergs at Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate and the towering peaks of Torres del Paine in Chile.  The Carretera Austral road trip may even make an appearance in the results. But northern Patagonia, …

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Things to Do in San Martin de los Andes: A Complete Guide

Imposing volcanoes, deep blue lakes, hiking trails and a Swiss ski village charm make San Martin de los Andes an idyllic setting to kick off your Patagonian adventure. Not nearly as busy or built up as Bariloche, 190 kilometres further south, San Martin de los Andes is a more laid back alternative. Resting on the …

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Lihue Calel National Park: Giant Chinchillas, Ancient Rock Art & A Missing Puma

Argentina has no less than 46 national parks.  Many are well known like Iguazu, Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares. But Lihue Calel National Park is relatively unheard of. It’s remote location deep in La Pampa province, means few passers by. With no big ticket natural wonders, or nearby popular tourist attractions, Lihue Calel National …

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El Chalten tours and activities for your Patagonian adventure

El Chalten is one of the best places for hiking in Patagonia. Located inside Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, the town lies in the shadow of one of the most famous views in all Patagonia. While Mount Fitz Roy is the most well known landmark, there’s a lot more to discover …

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