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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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The Best Things To Do In Futaleufu: Chile’s Rafting Capital of Patagonia

There are few places in the world, let alone Patagonia, so perfect for adventure seekers as Futaleufu. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan your visit, including the best things to do in Futaleufu, plus advice on where to stay and essential travel tips. For whitewater rafting enthusiasts, the village of Futaleufu, …

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An Entire Guide to Alerce Andino National Park

A few kilometers from the lively, built-up city of Puerto Montt, Chilean Patagonia shows its hand in the wonderful Alerce Andino National Park. So many people driving the Carretera Austral don’t even bother to visit. But their loss is your gain. Hike forest trails in complete solitude, stroll through dense forest, and picnic at crystal …

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Chile’s Marble Caves: Exploring Puerto Rio Tranquilo in Patagonia

The Marble Caves are one of the highlights of Chilean Patagonia.   In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan your visit, including how to get to the Marble Caves and their less-visited neighbors, other things to do nearby, plus advice on where to stay, and essential travel tips. You could pass by the …

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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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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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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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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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