Patagonia Travel Articles

Llamas in Torres del Paine
Sherry Ott
Taking in the view while on a trek in Patagonia
Sherry Ott
What a view.
Sherry Ott
Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier
Jenny Fiebig
Salto Grande Falls in Torres del Paine
Nik & Dusty Green
Adventures in Patagonia! Beautiful wildflower fields
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History and Geography of Patagonia
Patagonia is the scene of the world's great 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 …
Sea Kayaking
When the Spanish arrived in Chiloé in the 16th century, they found the islands and continental fjords populated by a seagoing people known as Chonos, who paddled canoes known as dalcas. …
South American Packing Essentials
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
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 …
Tierra del Fuego Culture
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 …
Best Routes to Torres del Paine
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 …
Spending 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 …
Double the Adventure
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 …
Tierra del Fuego
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 Argentinian Estancias
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 …
Tierra del Fuego- The Southernmost Point in the World
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 …
Bioregions of Patagonia
Southern Coast   Photo: Sol de Mayo, Rick Ridgeway  © 2001 The Patagonia Land Trust   Much of the coast of eastern Patagonia resembles that of Mexico's Baja …
Perito Moreno Glacier
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
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 …
European Settlement in Tierra del Fuego
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 …
Unforgettable Patagonia
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 …
Itching for a Patagonia Trek? Find the best routes to Torres del Paine
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. …
Patagonia Lowdown: Low Elevation South America Treks
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 …
Patagonia Land Trust
© 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
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 …
Threats to Biodiversity Are Mounting
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 …
Lago Argentino
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 Breaking of the Perito Moreno Glacier
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 …
What Is A Glacier?
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 …

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