Top Patagonia Tours for Hikers

patagonia tours

Hiking in Patagonia is a combination of exceptional landscapes and surprisingly accessible trails – many of which can be walked by those with little trekking experience. As a result, Patagonia is recognised as a true walker’s paradise: glacial-blue lakes beneath rocky, snow-capped peaks and exceptional panoramic views on each and every trail. If you’re looking to […]

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Northern Lights Cruise: Admiring the Aurora Borealis

Northern lights cruise

The beguiling phenomenon of the Northern Lights is one that has been fascinating humans around the world for millennia. Most visible from within the Arctic Circle, the best way of appreciating nature’s most spectacular light show is through a Northern Lights cruise. Many routes combine a few nights on shore with others spent sailing in the […]

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A Marine Diet: What Do Penguins Eat?

What do penguins eat

The penguin family consists of between 17 and 19 different species of aquatic, flightless birds. To determine exactly what do penguins eat, it’s necessary to consider each different genus of penguin.

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6 Indispensable Tips for an Extraordinary Patagonian Adventure

Patagonia is the adventure playground of South America, and tourists flock here for its blend of extraordinary flora and fauna and superlatively tall mountains that are just begging to be hiked.

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Tango in San Telmo, Buenos Aires

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

The city’s oldest barrio or neighborhood, San Telmo, Buenos Aires is a hot spot of sultry tango dancing, colonial architecture and lively street markets. It’s also considered the birthplace of tango; a dance which found its way onto the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2009. San Telmo remains an important district for learning about tango, which […]

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Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

ernest shackleton

An Anglo-Irish explorer, Ernest Shackleton acquired fame for his three expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1900s and was an important figure in the time period now known as the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration”. This was an era of international scientific and geographical exploration – and one that is celebrated for its exceptional achievements despite […]

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Alberto de Agostini National Park and the End of the Andes

Alberto de Agostini National Park

A little-known protected area in the very south of Chile, the Alberto de Agostini National Park is the third largest in the whole country, covering an area of 5,637-sq. miles (14,600-sq. km). It takes its name from the Italian priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco order, Father Alberto María de Agostini, who drew up […]

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Ojos Del Salado: The World’s Highest Volcano

ojos del salado

Ojos del Salado, which is located on the Chilean/Argentine border, has one substantial claim to fame. The highest active volcano in the world, it towers over the altiplano at a breath-taking 22,615 ft. (6,893m). It’s also the second highest mountain in the southern hemisphere, falling just short of nearby Aconcagua’s stately 22, 838 ft. (6,961m) above sea […]

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Alaska Holidays in Unforgettable Glacier Bay National Park

Alaska holidays

Glacier Bay National Park is the location of an incredible feat of natural engineering and a prime area of scientific study. Its uniqueness is due to the fact that over only a short period of 200 years, what was once a complete sheet of glacial ice, retreated – uncovering the dormant land and waters beneath. […]

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4 Reasons Why Patagonia Should Be On Your Bucket List

Patagonia bucket list

Thanks to a Portuguese sailor’s description of the native Tehuelche people as “Patagones” or people with “big feet”, Patagonia has since been known as the land of the giants. Quite fittingly, this remote southern region symbolizes everything on a superlative scale and is famous as the land of mountains of giant proportions and landscapes so […]

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