Top 5 Chilean Patagonia Highlights Not to Miss

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An area that encompasses the southern regions of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia covers over 260,000-sq. miles (673,000-sq. km). It is for this reason that it’s difficult to see all of the ten highlights on this list in one holiday. Depending upon the length of your vacation, it’s wise to concentrate on one region or plan […]

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How to Decide Whether the W Trek, Patagonia Is For You

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Although the W trek, Patagonia is the region’s most famous hike, travelers might be surprised to learn that there are alternatives to this route through Torres del Paine National Park. If you’re contemplating visiting one of the globe’s most celebrated areas of outstanding natural beauty, it’s worth answering the following four questions to see whether […]

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Which Day Trips in Ushuaia Should You Take?

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Ushuaia, Argentina’s final frontier and the boarding point for a variety of cruises to Antarctica and Chile, is a city that never fails to impress. From its awe-inspiring location surrounded by dizzyingly tall mountains and epic views of the Beagle Channel to the miles and miles of spectacular natural places on its doorstep, there’s never a dull […]

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A Guide to the Bus From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

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The bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales is the easiest way of getting between these two important places in southern Patagonia and onwards towards Torres del Paine National Park. Luckily, buses in Chile are very straightforward compared to other places in South America and can often be booked online in advance to allow you […]

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A Patagonia Trip Planner For Three Weeks in the Region

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Although Patagonia covers a huge area of over 402,700sq.-miles (over one million km²), three weeks is enough for seeing some of the region’s most celebrated sights. This Patagonia trip planner sets out the unmissable attractions to fit into your itinerary and gives practical information about how to travel between the different cities and towns.

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The Story Behind Patagonia’s Newest Parks

In the last few decades, change has been afoot in Patagonia with regards to its approach to conservation and returning lands that have been used for grazing for centuries back to their original wild states. Central to this transition has been a couple from the US: Kris McDivitt Tompkins and her husband, the late Douglas […]

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Meet The 4 Famous Argentinians Celebrated For Their Adventures

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The first Europeans to discover Argentina and Patagonia, such as Spaniard Juan Díaz de Solis and Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan, may be some of the best known explorers of the region. However, numerous famous Argentinians have been celebrated for their adventures in and around Argentina, finding themselves a place in the history books.

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7 Fascinating Facts About Upsala Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park

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Often overshadowed by the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier also located in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, Upsala Glacier deserves more recognition for its unique and record-breaking traits. So here are seven fascinating facts about this incredible glacier.

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Major Cities in Chile To Explore On Your Next Vacation

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Although Chile might be best known for the outstanding beauty of its natural landscapes, the towns and cities dotted across this nation deserve more attention from foreign visitors. Captivating museums, fine dining and some of South America’s best beaches await in the following major cities in Chile.

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How to Get From El Calafate to El Chaltén in Argentine Patagonia

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Huge glaciers streaming down from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and snow-capped peaks rearing up out of the Andes Mountains: this is the landscape awaiting visitors in southern Argentina. Traveling from El Calafate to El Chaltén and spending a few nights in each town allows visitors to see the region’s highlights.

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