Patagonia


Spend the holidays on holiday
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
Traveler equipment
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Argentine pesos and US dollars
As if you needed ANOTHER reason to visit this beautiful country, there is now even more incentive for US travelers going to Argentina!  The exchange rate for the Argentine peso to the US dollar …
Le Soleal sails blue waters
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
From a tourist point of view, Patagonia is divided into two clearly distinct regions, on the one hand there is Patagonia of the Andes, a region of lakes, forests and glaciers where the necessity of …
At the "End of the World," in the Tierra del Fuego region of the Argentina archipelago, there exists a clear history of European settlement. Europeans, motivated by conquests of gold, oil, and prime …
The remoteness of Patagonia's Torres del Paine allows the park to continue to boast its incredible pristine environment and natural beauty. Because of this remoteness, it is a little adventure in …
Tierra del Fuego National Park is Argentina's southernmost protected natural area as well as its first coastal national park. The land comprises 240 square miles of extreme geography matched by wild …
The estancias are ranches in which the main residence, generally mansions built last century, have been converted to receive guests. They are laid out in large tracts of land where the cattle graze …
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, or simply Tierra del Fuego, is a territory where it is hard to distinguish myth from reality, pure legend from objective truth. It is possibly this uncertainty, this …
© Patagonia Land Trust How You Can Help Photo: Sol de Mayo, Rick Ridgeway© 2001 The Patagonia Land Trust Patagonia Land Trust (PLT) is concentrating its initial preservation efforts in …
A day trip to Perito Moreno Glacier is undoubtedly one of the most impressive excursions in Patagonia. At the beginning of the tour, we skirt Bay Redonda of Lake Argentino and have a chance to see …
El Chalten is Argentina's youngest town, established in 1985. This village was hastily assembled with the purpose of claiming the land in Argentina's name, before Chile had the chance. Built on a …
In 1520 a European vessel exploring foreign waters came across what is today known as Tierra del Fuego. Ferdinand Magellan, on his search for a passageway to the Pacific, became the first European to …
Patagonia is the scene of the world's great travel adventures. Even if we know little of the place, the name itself inhabits our subconscious, whispering of an unknown finger of the earth, el fin del …
Distant view of the towers
Patagonia Hike in Torres del Paine -- Hello Gorgeous! The remoteness of Patagonia' Torres del Paine allows the park to continue to boast its incredible pristine environment and natural beauty. …
Pit stop
Trekking in Argentina's Fitz Roy Range   Sunset at EcoCamp in Torres del Paine South America's Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range, stretching 4300 miles long the …
© The Patagonia Land Trust How You Can Help The Patagonia Land Trust (PLT) was founded in 2000 as a charitable foundation by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to raise funds in order to acquire, …
Whitewater rafting trips got their start in Chile in the late 1970's, when a team of North American boaters ran the first descent of the río Biobío. What they found amazed them: day after day of …
How You Can Help Sheep The British introduced sheep to Patagonia around 1865, and by the turn of the 20th century damage from overgrazing was already evident. Since then, carrying capacity …
To tip or not to tip – or what to tip! Questions regarding tipping etiquette are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. To make matters even more …
Lago Argentino Argentinian Lake is the source of the Santa Cruz River in Argentina and the third largest lake in South America with a total surface of 1,560 km2. It is located 185 m above sea …
The Perito Moreno Glacier flows down from the Cordillera like a large river of ice. On some occasions, it has crossed Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) reaching the shore opposite the valley …
It is said that a glacier is a river of water in a solid state; a mass of ice in constant movement with a certain speed depending on the slope and volume. The glacial ice (a bluish transparent …