If you are a bona fide nature lover, there are few places on Earth which match the beauty Patagonia possesses in spades. Planning a trip to this magical corner of the world? This blog will share three amazing destinations you will want to include in your itinerary.
1) Puntas Arenas
Start your Patagonian adventure by flying into Puntas Arenas. With a population of over 150,000, this is the biggest settlement in this otherwise desolate corner of the world.
When you aren’t sleeping off the long travel day, explore its small but historic downtown core (while hanging on to ropes – it gets extremely windy during the summer months), engage in some duty-free shopping, and check out the world’s most southerly necropolis (a cemetery with huge shrines).
When you are a bit more awake and aware, take a day trip to islands just off Puntas Arenas. Here, you’ll find penguin colonies where you can see these cute birds in their natural environment.
Much of your Patagonian trip will take you to places where the sights will take precedence over internet access, if it is even available. Before you head out into the wilds of Patagonia, jump online and get in a quick gaming session on your favourite online casino site.
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2) Torres del Paine National Park
After a couple of days in Punta Arenas, head north on the Fin del Mundo highways to Puerto Natales. A town situated on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park, it is a great place to stay if you only plan on taking day trips into the park, but if you are at all outdoorsy, you’ll only want to stay here to stock up on supplies and to relax after your adventure.
Inside the park, cabins can be rented, but if you plan on doing a backpacking trek, you can camp in this windswept landscape. With flowing grasses, powder blue alpine lakes, and twisted granite peaks that will take your breath away, it will be an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your days.
Next, take a quick short hop flight to Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city. Situated in the Argentine half of Tierra del Fuego, this community of 50,000 is sandwiched between the ocean and a dramatic coastal mountain range.
Many travellers come here to hop on a cruise to Antarctica, but there are many other things to do here if you are just visiting Patagonia on this trip. From hiking up into the Marital Mountain Range to heading to the end of the world’s most southerly motorable road to going skiing at the world’s most southerly ski resort, you won’t be lacking for things to do in Ushuaia.