This wild and empty landscape in the south of Chile & Argentina boasts mighty mountains, vast glaciers and mile upon mile of empty walking trails.
El Calafate is a pleasant town with many cafes and shops and is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. The park’s most famous attraction is the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, a vast wall of blue ice, flanked by towering peaks that groans and creaks under the huge pressure of the huge icefield pushing down the valley. From time to time thunderous cracks echo around the valley as giant icebergs break off and crash into the lake.
From Calafate be sure to include a stay in a remote lodge. Deep in the heart of the Patagonian wilderness, you’ll enjoy spectacular views and guided activities including 4WD excursions, horse riding,walking, mountain biking and bird watching.
The Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most famous in South America and rightly so. The jagged peaks of the Paine Massif are home to iceberg strewn lakes, majestic glaciers and cascading waterfalls.
Patagonia’s unique and fragmented landscape means that the only way to truly explore some of the more inaccessible highlights of this dramatic area is by water. We offer some magnificent Chilean Fjords cruises all the way down to Cape Horn on well appointed expedition ships. With frequent zodiac excursions and onboard naturalists to enlighten you along the way, this is a comfortable and fascinating way to explore parts of Patagonia few people get to see.
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