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A Complete Guide to Pumalin Park, Chile

The northern gateway to Chilean Patagonia, Pumalin Park is an outdoor lovers playground. With as many as 3 ferry journeys needed to reach its northern limits, just getting here can be quite an adventure. With some of Patagonia’s most beautiful hikes, trails and even a smouldering volcano, it’s unlikely to lose popularity anytime soon. Here’s …

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Best time to visit Uruguay

From balmy summer scorchers to days upon days of grey, overcast skies and howling ocean winds, Uruguay is a destination of 4 seasons. Squished between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay’s weather is pretty temperate. Neither tropical nor arctic, there’s no extreme weather, making it a great year round destination. While there’s plenty to see throughout 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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Villa Santa Lucia: The Chilean Village Hit By A Catastrophic Landslide

Imagine the scene. Saturday morning, a little before 09:30am and almost mid-summer.  The small mountain village of Villa Santa Lucia is waking for the last weekend before Christmas in Chilean Patagonia. It’s raining heavily after an unusual 2-week hot, dry spell. Birds taking shelter in the trees surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks. Families enjoying …

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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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Our Chiloé Island Road Trip Itinerary for Independent Travelers & Route Planning Tips

Planning a trip to Chiloé Island but not sure what route to take or where to visit? We’ve got you covered with this one week Chiloé Island itinerary – perfect for a road trip. When we began our Patagonian adventure, we’d never heard of Chiloé Island. But with more than one passing recommendation from fellow …

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