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A Patagonia Cruise: What You Need to Know

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5 minutos

A Patagonia cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No other cruise destination can offer the vast scope of sights and experiences. If you’re planning a Patagonia cruise trip, this guide is for you. Australis has been operating cruises to Patagonia for decades. In that time,so we’ve developed truly expert knowledge of the region. In this guide, […]

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Recommendations for Choosing and Booking Ushuaia Accommodations

ushuaia accommodation
9 minutos

Rising out of the Beagle Channel and ringed by the snowy, white peaks of the Martial Mountains in the north, Ushuaia certainly feels at the far edge of the South American continent, if not the world. An embarkation point for cruises through the fjord systems of Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas and out along the […]

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Life at the Ends of the Earth: The History of the Yaghan People

Yaghan people
7 minutos

Considered the world’s southernmost indigenous group, the Yaghan people once paddled through the remote, isolated channels of Tierra del Fuego in the very south of Patagonia. But the arrival of Europeans to South America saw a culture that had learned to survive in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet practically driven to […]

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How to Plan a Holiday Observing Wild Animals in Patagonia

holiday observing wild animals
8 minutos

From the sharp peaks of the Andes Mountains to the windswept plains of the pampas, Patagonia is a region containing a variety of ecosystems and habitats, making it an excellent place for a holiday observing wild animals. But how do you go about planning a vacation where you’re guaranteed to catch a glimpse of an elusive […]

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Chilean Ice Giants: Visiting the San Rafael Glacier

san rafael glacier
7 minutos

Tucked deep into the fjords of the Aysén Region of Chile, the San Rafael Glacier receives far fewer visitors than other more famous glaciers in Patagonia. But this huge block of ice, 230-ft. (70m) in height and covering 2.5-miles (4km) is an awe-inspiring sight and one of the final remaining – and rapidly disappearing – relics […]

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Native Patagonia Flowers and Where to Find Them

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8 minutos

While Patagonia might be better known for its landscapes of pampas and mountains, the region is still rich in plant life. As a result of the extreme weather conditions that are found here, the native Patagonia flowers that we’ve handpicked for this list are as hardy as they are beautiful. But given how rare some of these […]

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8 Facts You Never Knew About the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

tierra del fuego archipelago
8 minutos

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 craggy mountains has plenty of […]

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4 Essential Things to Know Before Booking Patagonia Vacation Packages

patagonia vacation packages
10 minutos

We’ve waxed lyrical about why Patagonia should be at the top of your bucket list but despite being a part of the world that leaves visitors speechless (and reaching for their cameras!), the prospect of investigating and booking Patagonia vacation packages can seem quite daunting. Why? Well, this huge area in the far south of South […]

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

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9 minutos

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 of Magellan Although European cartographers […]

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All You Need to Know About Spotting Patagonia Wildlife

patagonia wildlife
10 minutos

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 wildlife spotting. Let us introduce […]

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