While Patagonia is best known as an epic place to get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors, it is also a place to relax, unwind, and remind yourself of life’s simple pleasures.
A magical land of discovery
INTRODUCTION TO PATAGONIA
A jigsaw of dry desert, towering mountains, monstrous glaciers, dense forests, and vast lakes spread across the southern tip of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is nature’s playground for adventurous spirits. The landscapes of this region are so breathtaking and the ecosystems so fragile that much of it has been protected as national parks. While Torres del Paines is known for its tower-like peaks and ice-blue lagoons, Los Glaciares is known for its impressively large glaciers, and Nahuel Huapi is known for its coniferous Alpine-style forests. Although each park offers a different Patagonian experience, they all promise exceptional outdoor adventures with unforgettable views.
Patagonia is best known for its unparalleled hiking opportunities like the epic ‘W Trek’ in Torres del Paines and the renowned ‘Laguna de Los Tres’ trek from El Chalten to Fitz Roy mountain peak in Los Glaciares. However, hiking is only one way of immersing in Patagonia’s immense beauty. While the super fit can go climbing, mountain biking, and rappelling, those who prefer to enjoy nature at a slower pace can spend their days cycling, kayaking, and horseback riding through the plains. However you choose to spend your days exploring Patagonia, its luxury lodges, hotels, and estancias await to provide a luxurious place to rest your weary feet. A hearty Patagonian meal, a bit of pampering, and a spacious suite with undisturbed views of the surrounding landscape are a perfect remedy for rejuvenation. With the help of our Patagonia experts, you can tailor your dream adventure vacation by finding the activities and accommodations best suited to you.
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PATAGONIA NEED TO KNOW
MAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Buenos Aires (EZE), Argentina/ Santiago (SCL), Chile
Chilean Peso / Argentine Peso
LUXURY PATAGONIA TOURS FAQS
Patagonia is known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. It offers breathtaking glaciers, majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and vast plains, creating a unique and captivating travel experience. Patagonia also offers opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, kayaking, and wildlife spotting, attracting adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers from around the world.
Check outour blog post on Patagonia trip highlights for more information.
Yes, you can combine a visit to Patagonia with other destinations in Chile or Argentina. Popular options include combining a Patagonia trip with visits to other regions like Santiago, Valparaiso, Mendoza, or the Lake District in Chile or Argentina. Find out more about luxury combined trips here.
- Torres del Paine National Park (Chile): Famous for its towering granite peaks, pristine lakes, and iconic trekking circuit, the “W” and the “O”.
- Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina): Home to the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, as well as other stunning glaciers and the iconic Mount Fitz Roy.
- Tierra del Fuego National Park (Argentina): Located at the southern tip of South America, it offers beautiful landscapes, hiking trails, and the chance to explore the Beagle Channel.
- Punta Tombo (Argentina): A wildlife reserve known for its large colony of Magellanic penguins, offering a unique opportunity for up-close encounters.
The best time to visit Patagonia depends on your preferences and activities you wish to engage in. Usually between October and March, as it brings in the summer and longer daylight hours.
For all other queries on best time to visit Patagonia, check out our month by month guide.
When packing for Patagonia, remember to pack layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, sturdy hiking boots, a hat and gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, a daypack, and a reusable water bottle.
Always stay informed about the weather conditions, be prepared for sudden changes, and follow the guidance of local authorities and experienced guides. It’s crucial to prioritize safety when engaging in outdoor activities and to have travel insurance that covers any adventurous activities you plan to undertake.
There are generally no specific permits or entry requirements solely for visiting Patagonia. However, if you plan to visit certain protected areas or engage in specific activities like hiking in Torres del Paine National Park, you may need to obtain permits or pay entrance fees.