Top Places to Visit in Patagonia

Date: September 07,2015 By: Laura Ross Categories: Tips

There’s so much to see and do in Patagonia, from wildlife, trekking, sightseeing and glacier spotting… the best time to visit is October – March so start planning your adventure into this beautiful and peaceful land now…

 

Torres del Paine National Park

This area Top Places to Visit in Patagoniais perfect for adventure travelers with its far-flung gaucho ranches and wild panoramic landscapes. There are extensive trekking routes on the Chilean side of Patagonia.

The ‘W’ trek starts at Glacier Gray and takes you up French Valley and Ascencio Valley to the base of the Towers (‘las Torres’). This takes 4 days,or 5 days at a more relaxed pace. Alternatively you can do a day trek to the base of the towers – Cerro Torre or choose from many other shorter, yet stunning routes within the park.

For more of a challenge try the ‘Circuit Trek’ all the way around the Towers by horse or on foot which takes around 7 days stopping at Refugios (simple bunk houses) on the way.

 

Los Glaciares National Park

Top Places to Visit in Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier, sTop Places to Visit in Patagoniaituated in Los Glaciares national park in Argentina, is the most popular non receding Glacier in South America.

Upsala Glacier You can get here by boat, horse and trek on the glacier’s surface. From the viewing platforms, the calving of the glacier can be clearly observed … and heard!

Boat trip on Lago Argentino – where you can spot icebergs

 

El Chalten is a small town at the base of what many would agree is the most spectacular mountain in Patagonia, Fitzroy. This is the perfect place for day hikes on the trails around the Fitzroy region. It is a paradise for trekking, bird watching or just relaxing and soaking up nature.

Top Places to Visit in Patagonia

It is easy to combine visiting Chile and Argentine Patagonia – tell us where you want to go and leave us to work out the logistics…

Our Tailormade Patagonia holidays start from around £2,100 per person including domestic flights for 2 weeks.

For an example of one of our itineraries in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia please click here

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