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Ushuaia
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Island of seals & sea lions, Beagle Channel
El Chalten
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Mount Fitz Roy in El Chalten, Argentina
El Calafate
  • 20 Land Tours
How did those formations come to be?!?
Torres del Paine
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Experience some of the most spectacular mountains on Earth during a trek to Fitzroy
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Fitz Roy Range
Chile
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Pier at Puerto Montt, Chile
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Take a trip to Patagonia and find a legendary land of extremes spanning the southern regions of Chile and Argentina to the tip of the continent: Ushuaia, gateway to Antarctica. A tour of the towering granite spires of Torres del Paine, Los Glacieres National Park, and El Chalten has some of the world's premier hiking & trekking destinations. The El Calafate region and Perito Moreno Glacier offer a close encounter with some of the world's most astonishing glaciers. Cruises admiring breathtaking fjords and glaciers and sailing to the legendary Cape Horn are also favorites among discerning travelers. Adventure Life's Patagonia travel experts will help craft your perfect cruise, trek, or tour of Patagonia and the southernmost regions of the globe. Start planning your trip to Patagonia here.
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Top 6 Luxury Patagonia Tours for 2022-2023

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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey$2409521Dec 19, 2022This 21-day roundtrip Ushuaia voyage aboard Sylvia Earle encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South …
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Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly Expedition$1529511Jan 18, 2023Enjoy 11 days aboard the Sylvia Earle and explore the vast white continent of Antarctica. Get a chance to spot seals and penguins on their natural …
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Awasi Patagonia$40704-7Sep 1, 2022Discover the Torres del Paine National Park with luxury accommodations and unique excursions. Enjoy a 7-day relaxing stay at Awasi Patagonia while …
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Spirit of Antarctica$1239512Nov 7, 2022Visit historic sites and step onto the most spectacular continent on Earth on this 12-day adventure cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. Explore all the …
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Celebrating Antarctica$999513Dec 7, 2022Explore the Antarctic Peninsula from the comfort of the Island Sky and experience close encounters with the abundant wildlife which call this frozen …
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia$3059523Jan 29, 2023From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this …
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Top 4 Patagonian Fjord Cruises for 2022-2023

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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia$22205Oct 23, 2022Sail for remote and beautiful corners of the world on this 5-day itinerary on the MV Stella Australis through southern Patagonia. Begin in Punta …
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas$22205Oct 27, 2022A five-day trek between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas across some of the most breathtaking scenery and remote places on the planet will take you across …
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia$15905Sep 25, 2022Patagonia is like no other place on Earth, untamed and pristine land where nature has reigned unchanged for millennia. Enjoy the authentic charm of …
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas$15905Sep 29, 2022Explore Patagonia on an adventurous 5-day journey between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas through some of planet’s most incredible scenery and remote …
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Our Favorite Destinations in Patagonia

Adventure Life's Patagonia travel experts reveal their favorite trips to Chile.

Torres del Paine, Chile
- Patagonia's most photographed panoramas are a legendary, world-class trekking and nature-lovers' destination. Surrounded by towering granite cliffs, blue glaciers, crystal clear lakes, raging rivers and abundant wildlife, a trip to Torres del Paine will yield a lifetime of memories. 

El Calafate, Argentina - See a glacier crumbling and crashing into the water below at Perito Moreno glacier. This and multitudes of glaciers in Glacier National Park afford breathtaking vistas and opportunities for adventure. Your evenings are spent in luxurious lodges and historic estancias in Calafate and the surrounding countryside.

Chalten, Argentina - Trekkers and climbers rejoice in the massive granite spires of the towering Fitz Roy Range and expansive ice-scapes of Glacier National Park.

Ushuaia, Argentina - At the “End of the world” and hailed as the world's southernmost city, you’ll find the charming port city of Ushuaia where most cruises to Antarctica depart. Experience Fjords, glaciers falling into the sea and remote wildlife on a cruise between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia
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Getting to Patagonia - Transportation & Airports

To say Patagonia is remote is an understatement. Encompassing the southern regions of both Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is accessed via flights from Buenos Aires, and Santiago respectively. There are no direct flights from North America or Europe. Direct flights between Patagonian Chile and Argentina are rare, so transport between countries is generally done overland. 

Patagonia's Main Airports

Ushuaia, Argentina - a 3.5-hour flight from Buenos Aires also has 1.5-hour flights to El Calafate (or a 24+ hour bus ride!). Only 4 flights per week to Punta Arenas or a 12-hour bus + ferry ride complicate international transport. Airport: Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (USH)

El Calafate, Argentina - a 3.25 hour flight from Buenos Aires is the access point for Perrito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten & Glacier National Park. With no flights to Punta Arenas, a 5 hour bus ride to Puerto Natales, then 3 hours to Punta Arenas. El Calafate's airport is Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE).

Punta Arenas, Chile - located on the Strait of Magellan, is a 3.25 hour flight from Santiago. Buses/cars to Puerto Natales (2 hours) is the access point for Torres del Paine. Airport Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ).

United States - There are no direct flights from the US to Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, and El Calafate, but there are 1 stop flights to all of the airports. Check out the US embassy's advice for travel to Argentina and Chile

Canada - There are 2 stop flights from Montreal and Toronto to all the Patagonia airports. Check out the Canadian embassy's advice for travel to Argentina and Chile

New Zealand - Getting from New Zealand to Argentina or Chile can be a long trip, it is likely you will have to stop at 4 different airports to get to one of the Patagonian airports. Cherck New Zealand's embassy's advice for travel to Argentina and Chile.

Australia and the United Kingdom have restrictions for international travel for tourism, check out the UK's and Australia's official website to see up to date information.
TIERRA DEL FUEGO

The name "Tierra del Fuego" translates to "Land of Fire," and harkens back to when explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailed these waters off the coast of Argentina some 500 years ago and saw many small campfires dotting the coast.

Now, it is the province in the southernmost part of Argentina and the departure point for most Antarctica cruises, which leave from the port of Ushuaia.

On your trip to this part of Patagonia, you will see plenty of sea birds and also have a lot of opportunities to participate in adventurous activities, like:
  • trekking across glaciers
  • kayaking
  • hiking in the mountains
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
Torres del Paine is perhaps the most famous and popular destination in Chile's Patagonia region. And it's a veritable paradise for the adventure-seeking travelers!

There are a number of activities that you can do here, including hiking, climbing, glacier trekking, and checking out the electric blue icebergs.

Among the hardy wildlife you will spot here are guanacos (which resemble smaller llamas) and even the stealthy pumas. Other wildlife struggles to survive in this habitat.
EcoCamp: Glamping in Torres del Paine
In the windswept environment of Patagonia, camping takes on a luxurious tone at EcoCamp.

As the name suggests, the primary focus of this innovative camp in the middle of Patagonia is to be at one with the serene Torres del Paine, which is why they have designed decadent igloo style huts inspired by the Kawesqar indigenous nomadic groups that once roamed this region.

Spacious cabins put you right in the heart of the National Park, giving you easy access to activities like:
  • hiking & glacier trekking
  • penguin spotting
  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • yoga hosted at the main lodge

Best Patagonia Cruise Lines for 2022-2023

  • Silversea Cruises - sail from Chile's Valparaiso to Argentina's capital Ushuaia and several more itineraries in Patagonia that offer all-inclusive Antarctica expedition cruises. This all-inclusive cruise comes with unlimited wine, cocktails, specialty beverages, daily high tea and canapés, Zodiac excursions with highly qualified naturalists onboard, all land tours, and local guides.
  • Ponant - subtly combines luxury, intimacy, and serene well-being. Patagonia evokes that exotic sense of distant lands on the far side of the world. On the Le Boreal, travelers searching for a complete change of scenery are sure to be enchanted and delighted by the glaciers, the fjords, the vast plains, and the beautiful lakes surrounded by the serrated peaks of the Andes.
  • Oceanwide Expeditions - is a Dutch cruise line organizing polar voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. Discover Patagonia's deep south, a spectacular landscape of natural beauty, where hiking paths reveal glacial lagoons, alpine meadows, and blue glaciers aboard the newest, most advanced vessel, Polar Class 6 cruise ship MV Janssonius
  • Aurora Expeditions - is an Australian-owned company with advanced, purpose-built expedition ships Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle. Witness ice calving from Perito Moreno's 5km glacier front, watch the sunrise over the legendary Torres del Paine and enjoy breath-taking views from Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres base camps. 
  • Quark Expeditions has seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, glaciology, geology, and more. Embark on a small polar vessel like the 172-guest World Explorer, an all-balcony, all-suite expedition ship perfect for polar exploration, designed to navigate the fjords and waterways of Patagonia. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions - optimize your Patagonia experience with a land and sea expedition. Enjoy a three-day stay at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa or Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico to fully appreciate Torres del Paine's famous vistas and wildlife. Then experience Patagonia's fjords, glaciers, and panoramic landscapes by expedition ship National Geographic Resolution.
  • Polar Latitudes - is a founder-owned and operated cruise company that offers a wide range of trips to Antarctica and Patagonian channels. Recent upgrades on the MS Seaventure ensure the latest safety and style, including state-of-the-art stabilization, ice-strengthened hulls, the newest communication systems, and beautifully designed rooms and common areas.
  • Poseidon Expeditions - is a leading polar cruise operator with itineraries aboard the 114 capacity Sea Spirit. This vessel has an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiacs, and a set of retractable fin stabilizers for smoother sailing on the Patagonian fjords.
  • Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the world's most remote and pristine waters. At home on MS Roald Amundsen your basecamp at sea, experience an informal, welcoming atmosphere, comfortable cabins, luxurious suites, and stylish interiors made from natural material on an all-inclusive Antarctica & Patagonia expedition.
  • Skorpios Cruises - sail through fjords, gaze at glaciers and take in the spectacular landscape of Chilean Patagonia aboard the 160 guest MV Skorpios II
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