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A Practical Guide to Tierra del Fuego National Park

tierra del fuego national park
6 minutos

If you’re venturing as far south as Ushuaia, it’s worth planning a couple of days to explore nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park. The superb hikes and activities available in this protected area are reason alone to visit this unique park at the End of the World.

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Where Should You Watch Chile’s Eclipse in February 2017?

6 minutos

Although most parts of the US and Europe don’t experience eclipses very regularly (in fact, the US hasn’t had a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918), they’re actually a fairly frequent occurrence. Indeed, every 18 months or so there is one total solar eclipse and one annular eclipse somewhere on earth. On 26 February, 2017, […]

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Isla Magdalena: Chile’s Most Important Magellanic Penguin Colony

isla magdalena
6 minutos

Barely half a square mile (1km²) in size, tiny Isla Magdalena in the stormy seas of the Strait of Magellan may not seem particularly significant. But it’s in fact the location of Chile’s most important Magellanic penguin colony and also one of the best rookeries in Patagonia for getting a close view of this species, […]

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How Many of Patagonia’s Most Famous Glaciers Do You Know?

famous glaciers
8 minutos

Storing around 75% of the globe’s freshwater, it’s fair to say that glaciers are the lifeblood of our planet and Patagonia ranks highly on the list of impressive places to encounter these ancient ice giants. As it’s home to the lion’s share of all those in South America, glaciers here have been responsible for carving […]

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Falkland Islands Tourism: Unmissable Wildlife on the Islands

falkland islands tourism
8 minutos

The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands might remain a controversial issue, however the exciting possibilities to encounter wildlife that a visit here affords is certainly not contested. Indeed, Falkland Islands tourism revolves around visiting the habitats of a striking selection of animals, that range from penguins to pinnipeds, to albatrosses and oystercatchers. Explore the islands by boat, 4WD or […]

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The Ultimate Checklist For Hiking the W Trek Torres del Paine

w trek torres del paine
9 minutos

Hiking the W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park will always be an unforgettable feature of an adventure vacation in South America. As it’s one of the most popular stops along the gringo trail in Chilean Patagonia, the internet is full of information about the national park and how to organize your hiking trip.

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Highlights of Visiting the Historic Beagle Channel

Beagle Channel
8 minutos

A 150-mile (240 km) stretch of water separating the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego from a series of smaller islands, the Beagle Channel has a long, turbulent history and an equally dramatic visual impact upon those who visit.

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Discover the Other Torres del Paine Trek: The Q Circuit

torres del paine trek
7 minutos

Although the ‘W’ and the ‘O’ hikes are widely known as some of the finest in all of Patagonia, the other Torres del Paine trek, the ‘Q’, is an even more ambitious way of discovering the varied landscapes and breathtaking beauty of this famed national park. So if you’re planning your visit to Torres del […]

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The Highlights of a Cruise From Punta Arenas

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8 minutos

For a unique way of traveling through Patagonia’s unique wilderness, an expedition cruise through the southern waters of the region should be top of your bucket list. But what can you expect from a cruise from Punta Arenas? With many incorporating visits to the iconic headland of Cape Horn, penguin breeding colonies in the Straits […]

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Patagonia Hiking Trips Beyond Torres del Paine National Park

patagonia hiking trips
7 minutos

While it’s fair to say that Torres del Paine National Park receives all the attention in trekking circuits, Patagonia is actually traversed by hundreds of miles of hiking trails – many of which are even wilder than the region’s more famous paths. So if you’re looking into Patagonia hiking trips that pass through spectacular landscapes […]

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