What to do and see at Laguna Esmeralda

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If you’re planning a trip to Patagonia, you’re going to want to visit Laguna Esmeralda. This pristine lake, set amid a stunning backdrop of mountains and forest, offers incredible views and a relatively relaxed hiking environment. Even better, it’s not far from the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and a hub […]

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A Quick Guide to Religion in Chile

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Planning a trip to Chile anytime soon? Great choice. Making the most of any vacation involves an understanding of the local lifestyles, culture and customs. In Chile, religion plays a significant role in society, so we’ve put together this quick guide to understanding Chile’s major religions.

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The Best El Chaltén Hiking Trails

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Argentina’s El Chalten hiking trails are a must-do for the adventurous Patagonia traveller. El Chalten is part of the Los Glaciares National Park, home (perhaps unsurprisingly) to more glaciers than anywhere else in Patagonia. Though there is plenty to do in Los Glaciares, El Chalten is decidedly all about hiking. There are many different hiking trails to […]

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Where Should I Go Whale Watching in Patagonia?

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When it comes to whale watching, Patagonia has it all. Wannabe whale watchers have numerous options from which to choose. Popular areas include Corcovado Gulf and Francisco Coloane Marine Park, both of which are in Chilean waters. Ask anybody in the know, however, and they’ll invariably recommend one place above all others – the Valdes Peninsula.

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Chloraea Magellanica And Other Chilean Orchids

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With 54 known species of orchids in Chile alone, 27 of which are native to the country, it’s no wonder that this nation is an exciting destination for botanists. Although the largest concentration of orchid species is found in the central regions of the country (from V to IX regions), others such as the porcelain […]

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Puerto Natales: Top Day Trips To Take (That Aren’t Torres del Paine)

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Puerto Natales, the gateway to Patagonia’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine, is for many just a stop off on the way to the main event. But those who arrive towards the beginning or end of the hiking season or who don’t have quite enough room in their itineraries to attempt the multi-day treks […]

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8 Reasons Why One Trip To Argentina Is Never Enough

Vast, welcoming and colorful both in its mixed cultural heritage and its varied countryside, Argentina is a nation that promises – and delivers – a spectacular vacation. But anyone who’s been, realizes as soon as they touch down on Argentine soil that one visit – nay, ten – is never enough. Here’s why.

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5 Indispensable Tips For Planning An Adventure In South America

Rapidly growing in status as the globe’s adventure playground, South America is the obvious choice for an active holiday. Whether you’re a hiking junkie, history geek or wanting to uncover off-the-beaten-path South America, get inspired with our tips for planning a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure vacation.

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Essential Trekking Equipment to Take On Your Next Hiking Adventure

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Planning what trekking equipment to take on an active vacation can seem like a small headache, particularly if you’re not well-versed in hiking boots, day packs or thermal underwear. But having the correct gear before you depart can help ensure your hiking holiday gets off to a flying start, so consider this checklist as an invaluable […]

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Adventure Activities To Try In and Around Argentina’s Lago Nahuel Huapi

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Dominating the surrounding area and visible from practically every corner of Bariloche, Lago Nahuel Huapi is a stunning stretch of crystalline water in the Lake District of Argentina. While Bariloche makes for an excellent place to kick back, enjoy delicious food and Argentine craft beer for a few days, adventure enthusiasts can be satisfied in […]

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