Patagonia is as unique as it is enormous; a place where chunks of ice as large as double-decker buses break off vast glaciers into the ocean below. It is an untamed wonderland home to some of the few remaining uninhabited places on Earth and ecosystems and habitats that are rife with wildlife. For adventurous travellers, […]
The south of Brazil shares a number of qualities with its Argentine and Uruguayan neighbors; expect to encounter gauchos, yerba mate and a fondness for asado. But it’s also defined by nature’s most important resource: water. Travelers here should make the most of its spectacular subtropical coastline and record-defying waterfalls.
With a few months on your hands, you can see the best parts of Patagonia with the help of four wheels. But if you’re pushed for time, it makes more sense to consider flying between the region’s major cities, particularly given how vast in scale Patagonia really is. Plan your itinerary with ease with this […]
Rich in species – the most emblematic of all being the orangutan – Borneo teems with exotic wildlife. Estimates suggest that over 222 species of mammals, 420 birds and hundreds of amphibians and fish exist in the 140-year-old Bornean rainforest. Incredibly, each month on average three new species are discovered by scientists, particularly in the […]
Choosing when to visit Patagonia is an essential consideration before planning your itinerary, as parts of the country are less accessible during the snowy winter months. Although weather in Patagonia is noted for its unpredictability, certain periods of the year are still better suited to particular outdoor activities. If visiting with the plan to see […]
An area that encompasses the southern regions of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia covers over 260,000-sq. miles (673,000-sq. km). It is for this reason that it’s difficult to see all of the ten highlights on this list in one holiday. Depending upon the length of your vacation, it’s wise to concentrate on one region or plan […]
Although the W trek, Patagonia is the region’s most famous hike, travelers might be surprised to learn that there are alternatives to this route through Torres del Paine National Park. If you’re contemplating visiting one of the globe’s most celebrated areas of outstanding natural beauty, it’s worth answering the following four questions to see whether […]
Ushuaia, Argentina’s final frontier and the boarding point for a variety of cruises to Antarctica and Chile, is a city that never fails to impress. From its awe-inspiring location surrounded by dizzyingly tall mountains and epic views of the Beagle Channel to the miles and miles of spectacular natural places on its doorstep, there’s never a dull […]
The bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales is the easiest way of getting between these two important places in southern Patagonia and onwards towards Torres del Paine National Park. Luckily, buses in Chile are very straightforward compared to other places in South America and can often be booked online in advance to allow you […]
Although Patagonia covers a huge area of over 402,700sq.-miles (over one million km²), three weeks is enough for seeing some of the region’s most celebrated sights. This Patagonia trip planner sets out the unmissable attractions to fit into your itinerary and gives practical information about how to travel between the different cities and towns.