As a self proclaimed adventurer, Patagonia is one of my favorite destinations in the world. The landscape, full of sharp mountain peaks, massive glaciers and colorful lakes, constantly takes my breath away.
The adventure starts at Bariloche, an Argentine ski resort whose Alpine-style chateaus offer a perfect base for exploring the lakes and wooded trails of Nahuel Huapi National Park, hiking the flanks of Mount Tronador. From there, a leisurely boat trip takes you over sapphire-colored lakes into Chile, against a backdrop of snowy volcanoes and virgin forest. Venturing further south, the high point of the region looms into view at Torres del Paine, whose triple peaks were chosen for the cover of National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Here are some of the near-infinite travel possibilities you’ll find in this land of extremes:
In Patagonia a lifetime of adventures are at hand, and foot: hiking, overnight trekking, sea kayaking, fly fishing, horseback riding, river rafting and mountain biking.
Beginning in Buenos Aires, travel south to El Calafate and Ushuaia before cruising to fjords to Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine National Park.
Duration:: 17 days, 16 nights
Experience the Best of Patagonia from the Valdes Peninsula on the Atlantic coast to Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, then to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.
Duration:: 11 days, 10 nights
Explore Patagonia - northern and southern - on this spectacular trip. The Chile Lakes District in the north and Torres del Paine National Park in the south.
Duration:: 9 days, 8 nights
I was very impressed with Lost World from my first encounter via email with them. They put together a wonderful itinerary that suited our needs and expectations to the T.