Exploring Patagonia: Camping activities for families

camping activities for families

When people talk camping in Patagonia, they often highlight the challenging treks, unruly weather, and remote locations. Much of this could make you think a Patagonian vacation isn’t suitable for children – however, that couldn’t be further from the case. Patagonia is a tremendous place to introduce children to all the wonders of nature in […]

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Open Patagonia: Amazing discoveries near the new Puerto Natales airport

puerto natales airport

Patagonia is often thought of as the end of the Earth – and with good reason. Part of what makes Patagonia’s landscape so beautiful and unspoiled is that it is very, very difficult to get to. For instance, in the past, if travelers wanted to hike in the Torres del Paine National Park they had […]

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5 things to do in Río Gallegos, Argentina

rio gallegos

Río Gallegos is the Argentinian mainland’s most southerly city. Although frequently overlooked in favor of the Fuegan town of Ushuaia, Río Gallegos has plenty to offer – especially if you’re looking for something a bit less touristy. So, whether you’re passing through or using the city as your base, Río Gallegos is a quaint, low-key […]

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10 amazing Perito Moreno glacier facts

types of glaciers

The mighty Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most spectacular sights in Argentine Patagonia. Located in the Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier is one of the largest of the 48 glaciers emanating from Patagonia’s Southern Ice Field. Here, we run through 10 amazing Perito Moreno glacier facts to prime you for […]

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Hanging valleys and pyramidal peaks: Features of glacial erosion

features of glacial erosion

Patagonia is home to some of the most dramatic landscape in the world. From towering mountains to vast deserts, the region features some amazing landforms. Perhaps the most breathtaking of these sights are glaciers. Formed over thousands of years, seeing the cirques, peaks and valleys formed by glacial activity is certainly an incredible encounter with […]

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Pro packing: Our comprehensive mountain camping checklist

mountain camping checklist

Mountain camping in Patagonia requires some extra planning compared to a regular weekend in the country. There are several things that you’ll need to take into account when preparing a mountain camping checklist – perhaps most importantly, it’s finding the right balance between safety and weight. Furthermore, what you take will depend on the length […]

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Your hiking first aid kit: The essentials

hiking first aid kit

When preparing a hiking first aid kit, there are many things that need to be taken into account. Often the solution isn’t to take absolutely everything you can think of; after all, you don’t want to be carrying unnecessary weight. However, you need to be prepared. This will depend on where you’re going, how long […]

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The best of Mar del Plata, Argentina: Beaches, bars and attractions

mar del plata argentina

Mar del Plata is Argentina’s most popular beach resort. As the country’s second most visited city after Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata Argentina perfectly marries a seaside escape with a lively city break. The city also has plenty to offer those who love the great outdoors; Mar del Plata boasts 30km of Atlantic coastline that […]

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10 things to do in Bariloche Patagonia

bariloche patagonia

Situated on the banks of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Bariloche is the gateway to Patagonia. Bariloche was founded by German settlers, and subsequently, is reminiscent of a quaint alpine town. Today, Bariloche is considered one of the best ski resorts in the Andes, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from far and wide. During the summer months, […]

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Why is it so challenging to sail around Cape Horn?

around cape horn

An old sailing saying goes, “below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law; below 50, there is no God.” Cape Horn, the southerly headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is at 56 degrees south – which makes sailing around Cape Horn especially difficult. When gale force winds and huge waves hit, even the most […]

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