Hoping to See The San Rafael Glacier? Here’s Why You Must Visit Now

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Accessible by day trip from Río Tranquilo in the Aysén Region of Chile, the San Rafael Glacier is an unmissable highlight of Patagonia. Tourists throng to Laguna San Rafael to see the spectacular calving of ice from the glacier’s 230 ft. (70m) snout, leaving a jumble of icebergs bobbing in the frigid waters.  But this remarkable natural landmark […]

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Top Places For Chile Wildlife Watching And When To Visit

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If you’re searching for places to go Chile wildlife watching and spy this nation’s ample selection of birds and animals in their natural habitats, then look no further. From the extreme north to the far south of the country, we’ve examined every nook and cranny of Chile to bring you a guide to the best places […]

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4 Reasons You’ll Want to Visit Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia

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Whether your visit to Cerro Fitz Roy takes the form of summiting its lauded peak or a more leisurely hike to Laguna de Los Tres at its base, here are four reasons why you can’t miss Argentine Patagonia’s most famous mountain.

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All You Need to Know About Chile Attractions in Los Lagos Region

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While Chile’s southernmost slice of Patagonia might be known for its inordinate number of glaciers and mountain peaks, the Los Lagos Region is splendid in an entirely different way. The Chilean Lake District (as it is best known by English speakers) lives up to its name: the region is covered in a plentiful selection of […]

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The Practical Guide to Exploring Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands

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Although the entire archipelago is a naturalist’s paradise with its hundreds of beaches and tiny islets crawling with unique wildlife, Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands ranks as one of the best. A pretty cove with pristine, white-sand beaches and waters designed for snorkeling, this bay is an accessible and rewarding place to pass an afternoon.

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The History of Bahia Lapataia in Tierra del Fuego National Park


Bahia Lapataia (Lapataia Bay) is a fjord in the extreme south of Argentina which is connected to the Beagle Channel. Situated along the shore from Ensenada Bay in Tierra del Fuego National Park, it is one of the many highlights of the countryside surrounding Ushuaia. Tourists descend on Bahia Lapataia for the hiking trails, which wind through […]

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Why You Should Try Chimichurri, Argentina’s Most Famous Sauce

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Chile might have pebre, Bolivia llajwa and Peru, salsa criolla, but when it comes to the most prolific sauce in Argentina, chimichurri wins hands down. Recipes vary between kitchens throughout the nation, but it remains a firm favorite for barbecues and an integral part of Argentina’s dining culture. Here’s why you should try chimichurri, Argentina’s most famous condiment.

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“In Patagonia” And Four Other Classic Books About Patagonia

While Bruce Chatwin may have introduced the beguiling secrets of Patagonia to the world stage, various other novels and travelogues have attempted to capture the magic of this region. Step into a world of Welsh villages and valiant voyages with our choice of five classic books about Patagonia, all of which are guaranteed to take you on a journey […]

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Should You Rent a Car Or Join A Tour For the Golden Circle, Iceland?

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A 190-mile (300km) route passing through terrain rich in stunning scenery and historic places, the tour known as the Golden Circle, Iceland is not to be missed. But is it worth taking a guided trip or is it possible to hire a car and drive the full circuit? We evaluate the two options.

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The Penguin Life Cycle: Magellanic, Humboldt, Galapagos and King

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Ever wondered how long it takes for a penguin egg to hatch or when you’re most likely to see penguin chicks in colonies around South America? We’ve got all the information you need with this article about the penguin life cycle of four South American penguin species, Magellanic, Humboldt, Galapagos and king.

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