10 fun facts about coral reefs

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Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Contrary to what many people assume, coral aren’t plants – they’re animals. A coral reef is composed of thousands of soft-bodied animals called coral polyps that collect layers of calcium carbonate over time. These environments attract a multitude of other plants and animals, […]

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A quick guide to Chile wine country

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Chile is a fantastic destination for any wine enthusiast. In Chile wine country is remarkably accessible, with many of the best vineyards located within a 100-mile radius of the capital, Santiago. Many of these wineries are steeped in history – for a New World producer, much of Chile’s vineyards have a strong sense of tradition. […]

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How to pick the right raft accessories

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Most serious adventurers love rafting. After all, it’s hard to beat the adrenaline rush of riding the waves down some fearsome rapids. However, this isn’t to say that all rafting is high-octane. If you’d rather enjoy a serene paddle down a gentle stream taking in the scenery, there’s a rafting excursion for you. Either way, […]

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A quick guide to trekking the Huemul Circuit

huemul circuit

Patagonia offers some of the world’s breathtaking hikes. Most die-hard adventurers will cite the Torres del Paine W trek as the ultimate Patagonian trail – however, there is a lesser known route that’s a strong contender for the title. In a remote corner of Los Glaciares National Park, the Huemul Circuit offers explorers an incredible […]

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Torres del Paine in half a day: The Salto Grande waterfall trail

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The Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Located in the south of Chilean Patagonia, the park is a maze of towering mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, and shimmering glaciers. Unsurprisingly, this breathtaking scenery is a hiker’s paradise. Trekking beneath the park’s iconic granite pillars is a truly […]

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10 reasons you need to go on a Patagonia fjord cruise

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A Patagonia fjord cruise is an experience you’ll never forget. From the majestic blue glaciers to the vast array of marine life, there is a breathtaking encounter around every corner. After all, where else in the world can you retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin whilst getting up close and personal with thousand-strong penguin colonies? […]

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How climatic factors affect glacier recession

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Over the past decade, scientists have observed that many of the world’s glaciers have begun to recede dramatically. Now, experts agree that it is as a result of man-made global warming, as opposed to climatic factors. Whereas previously skeptics suggested that volcanic activity and solar variation could contribute to glacial recession, researchers now agree that […]

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Practical Information for Visiting Patagonia

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Perhaps best known as a destination for the adventurous traveller, Patagonia has an incredibly rich range of native wildlife and various options to enjoy nature. In this article we would like to give you some practical information for visting Patagonia. Accomodations Thanks to the rise in tourist numbers that the region has seen over the […]

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There are 9 Types of Glaciers in the World: discover all of them

types of glaciers

Due to the complexity of glaciers, there are many different kinds. Broadly speaking, glaciers are divided into two groups: alpine glaciers and ice sheets. From here, depending on the part of the glacier or where it travels, they can be divided into further subgroups. Ice Sheets Continental Ice Sheets The largest type of glacier is […]

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Perito Moreno Glacier tour: The best ways to explore this huge glacier

perito moreno glacier tour

As Argentine Patagonia’s most iconic feature, the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most impressive sight in the entire Los Glaciares National Park. At over 3 miles wide and 78 meters tall, standing in the shadow of its icy blue expanse is truly humbling. What’s more, it’s one of the few glaciers in the world that’s […]

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