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8 Facts You Never Knew About the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

  • Australis

Situated across the Strait of Magellan and at the very tip of the South American continent, the Tierra del Fuego archipelago is often described as the “uttermost ends of the earth”. But besides being home to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, this land of windswept steppe, gleaming glacial lakes and […]

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The History of the Strait of Magellan and What to See There

  • Australis

Named after the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first European explorer to sail through these waters, the Strait of Magellan is a historic, 350-mile (564km) passage that separates the southernmost end of the Americas and Tierra del Fuego. History of the Strait of Magellan Discovery of the Strait […]

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All You Need to Know About Spotting Patagonia Wildlife

  • Australis

Although Patagonia might be better known for its superlative landscapes, it’s inhabited by a hugely diverse selection of animals. If you’re planning a trip here to enjoy the region’s access to untouched wildernesses and plethora of outdoor activities, you’ll find that it’s easy to combine this with a little bit of Patagonia […]

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Patagonian Fauna as Art

  • Wayne Bernhardson

Some two decades ago, Argentina toyed with the idea of moving its capital from Buenos Aires to the city of Viedma, in its northern Patagonian province of Río Negro. In the end, Porteño politicians preferred visiting Patagonia to permanent residence there, but Buenos Aires still offers reminders of the far […]

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Seeking the Ultimate Adventure? Try Patagonia’s Most Extreme Marathon

  • Australis

Fancy running through wild, unspoiled terrain close to one of the world’s most spectacular national parks?   You’re not alone: on September 6th,  the 6th annual Patagonian International Marathon saw fearless runners attempting the most ancient of running distances – but in a completely unique location. Confronting some of Patagonia’s most […]

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Hoping to See The San Rafael Glacier? Here’s Why You Must Visit Now

  • Australis

Accessible by day trip from Río Tranquilo in the Aysén Region of Chile, the San Rafael Glacier is an unmissable highlight of Patagonia. Tourists throng to Laguna San Rafael to see the spectacular calving of ice from the glacier’s 230 ft. (70m) snout, leaving a jumble of icebergs bobbing in the frigid waters.  […]

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