South America cruises in Patagonia are rapidly ranking top of travelers’ to-do lists. With Patagonia home to a bewitching array of precious, remote landscapes only accessible by boat and brimming with a wealth of marine wildlife, visitors are increasingly being drawn to the idea of exploring this region.
She may be vast and brimming with dramatic, inhospitable landscapes, but Patagonia is still easily visited even when you’ve only got two or three weeks to spare. To help you in planning your holidays to Patagonia, we’ve prepared two itineraries that will introduce you to the region by bus, plane and even cruise ship.
Found abundantly throughout the country, the flower of the erythrina crista-galli, cockspur coral tree or ceibo as it is commonly known in Spanish is the Argentina national flower. Its dramatic red coloring and profuse blooms make it one of the most striking varieties of flowering coral trees and, if visiting Argentina during the correct season, […]
Argentina’s flagship variety, malbec has become synonymous with this South American country. But the grape originally hails from France and was only introduced to Argentina in 1852. So what is it about the malbec grown in Argentina that has it consistently being recognized as being the best in the world?
If you’re planning a vacation to Chile, the good news is that with seven major climate types, ranging from low desert in the north, Mediterranean in the central regions and glaciers further south, there is never a bad time of the year to visit. But to ensure that the Chile climate of the region you’re […]
Lovers of adventure won’t have missed Lonely Planet’s list of the best destinations to travel in 2017, which was released in October to much international fanfare. As the globe’s leading series of guide books, their writers scour each and every country for the last remaining untouched paradises for adventure, creating a list to inspire and […]
Nothing quite represents Argentina better than its beating heart – the country’s famed capital, Buenos Aires. And nothing will make your South America holidays complete without a few days soaking up the elegant ambience of this bohemian, vibrant and utterly beautiful city.
Mark Twain carried one, as did Darwin on his voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle. In fact, adventurers throughout the ages have discovered how indispensable the humble travel journal can be, because, as medieval Moroccan scholar and traveler, Ibn Battuta concisely identifies: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a […]
Cape Horn, the headland situated at 55°58′ south and 67°16′ west at the very end of South America, is perhaps best summed up by the old maritime adage: “Below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law. Below 50 degrees, there is no God.” For those who sailed through the seas to “round the horn”, this […]
While nowhere quite offers the same introduction to modern Argentine life than its capital – elegant but trendy, bohemian but contemporary Buenos Aires, there’s a lot more to see in the larger province of Buenos Aires. Exploring the historic tango neighborhood of San Telmo or wandering the colorful streets of harbourside La Boca are both excellent ways […]