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Admire Patagonia landscapes, hike trails, cruise the fjords, stay at wonderful lodges, to reveal immense glaciers, chiseled rocky mountains and windswept forests.

Patagonia is the name given to the southern tip of South America, with no defined northern boundary, but reaching the Chilean Lake District and the Colorado River in Argentina. For lovers of the great outdoors, few destinations can match the scale and beauty of Patagonia. In both Argentina and Chile you will find towering glaciers, sparkling fjords and lakes, chiseled snow-capped Andean peaks and verdant sub-polar forests. Hike along glorious trails in Torres del Paine, Mount Fitzroy, El Chalten, Bariloche and Los Alerces. Board an expedition cruise through the myriad of islands and channels of Tierra del Fuego to the fabled Cape Horn. Explore on foot, by car or with pedal power in the Lake District.

This mythical place is thought to have been given its name by the 16th century explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who labelled the large indigenous Tehuelche people he found here “Patagones”, in reference to their big feet. It has been the destination of epic voyages by intrepid explorers, Robert Fitzroy and Charles Darwin, and dramatic stories of the sad fate of the indigenous tribes and Jemmy Button. Patagonia attracted settlers fleeing from Europe and more recently, Patagonia has been the subject of writers, painters and wildlife documentary makers and has inspired beautifully shot films, set against a backdrop of magnificent terrain and lonely roads cutting poignantly through the empty expanses.

Journeying through Patagonia is a treat for all the senses; the crashing sound of icebergs detaching from glaciers, the herby aroma of freshly brewed yerba mate, the succulent taste of tender barbecued lamb and the awesome sight of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery unfolding before your eyes. The evocative names alone are enough to stir up thoughts of epic adventure into the unknown; Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, Glacier Alley, Drake Passage, Straits of Magallan.

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Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno Glacier

This colossal glacier is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant forests in Southern Patagonia.

 
Torres del Paine

Patagonia and Torres del Paine

Snow-covered mountains, dense forest, turquoise lakes and electric-blue icebergs await in Torres del Paine.

 
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Chiloe

The archipelago is known for its fishing traditions, charming stilt houses, wooden Jesuit churches and penguin colonies.

 
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas & Lake District

The ideal base from which to discover the alpine scenery, German heritage and fishing communities of the region.

 
Vira Vira Region

Pucón & Lake District

Mountain town on the shore of Lake Villarica in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and overlooked by a snow-capped act…

 
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Bariloche & Lake District

Shared with Chile in Northern Patagonia, the Lake District offers wonderful alpine scenery and varied activities.

 
Patagonia Glaciers & Antarctica, the white continent

Northern Ice Field Skorpios II Cruise

Cruise through stunning fjords to lush mountains, sculptured icebergs, colourful fishing villages to the spectacular San Rafa…

 
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Southern Ice Field Skorpios III Cruise

Follow the Kawaskar route from Puerto Natales through the fjords, bays and immense glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fi…

 
Cape Horn

Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn Cruises

Tierra del Fuego embraces the romantic wilderness of Patagonia, a land of glaciers, immense granite massifs, and the barren,…

 
El Chalten & Fitzroy

El Chalten & Fitzroy

El Chalten in Patagonia is a centre for hiking trails to remote Andean lagoons in the Fitzroy mountain range.

 
Penguins Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes

Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes

Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia is a great place to see varied sea life, marine birds and Southern Right whales up close.

 
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Estancias

The vast pampa is home to old estancias, where you can relax, ride horses and watch gauchos at work.

 

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7 key elements of a Tierra del Fuego Australis cruise

Tierra del Fuego is a land of epic glaciers, pristine forests, remote penguin colonies and mythical Cape Horn.

 
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Cape Horn: Life at latitude 50

Ever wondered what life is like at the end of the world? Visit Cape Horn on an expedition cruise and evoke the spirit of thos…

 
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A journey along the Andes

From the icy waters of Patagonia to the misty cloud forests of the equator, journey along the world's longest mountain range.…

 
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5 Ways to Explore the Argentine Lake District

Plan your visit to Northern Patagonia, with some of the best things to do and places to go in the Argentine Lake District.

 
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5 ways to explore the Chilean Lake District

Discover the best things to do in the Chilean Lake District, a region of temperate forests, Germanic heritage and towering vo…

 
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A tale of horses, bandits and endless skies in El Chalten

Exploring the alpine meadows, granite peaks and remote lagoons of El Chalten's mountain landscapes.

 
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Where to see penguins in the wild

Want to see penguins in the wild? Well South America is home to the Humboldt, Magellanic, Rockhopper, Gentoo, King and Galapa…

 
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Where to see Condors in South America

Wondering where to see condors? Find out five of the best places in South America to see the majestic birds soaring at close…

 
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Top 5 places to go in Patagonia

Discover the top things to do in Patagonia. Choose from places to go such as Tierra del Fuego, Lake District & much more.

 
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