Best of Patagonia

 

Whether you visit Patagonia as a stand alone trip, or incorporate it into your Antarctic voyage adventure, this
is one of the world’s most spectacular and pristine locations. The mountains of Patagonia are instantly recognisable due to their sheerness, the unbelievably steep cliffs and soaring rock faces.

The Towers of Paine - low res

And where there are huge mountains, there are also huge lakes and steep rivers. Our favourite Patagonian resort,
the architect designed eco-resort of Tierra Patagonia sits on the shore of Lake Sarmiento with the spires of
Torres del Paine dominating the view.

Towers of Paine and lake 2 -low res

The view from the window of every room never gets boring,

View out of Tierra Patagonia window low resLake Sarmiento Tierra Patagonia low res

Sunset and sunrise offer some different moods.

Tierra Patagonian moon - low res

Should it get too windy or cold outside then you can retreat to the warm dining room and communal bar inside,

Tierra Patagonian bar & dining room low res

 

But, we came here for the trekking, not just the Malbec and fine food.

Dense Patagonian forest low resMountain, forest and stream low resForest trekking low resSoaking the tired feet low resHolly in Torres del Paine - low res

 

There was a surprising amount of wildlife readily on display. From Armadillos to Guanacos to the elusive Puma.

 

Armadillo low resGuanacos 2 - low resEagle low resPatagonian eagle

And then we travelled around the base of Torres del Paine to the Argentinean side of the Andes.
Here we stayed firstly at El Calafate visiting the huge Perito Moreno glacier and the driving to
El Chalten staying under the towering Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountains. Another place
for spectacular trekking.

Patagonia group Mt Fitzroy low res

Our intrepid group of trekkers in front of Cerro Torre in Argentina, glorious weather, great people
we had a  lot of fun. Talk to us if you’d like to explore this special part of the world.

But it wasn’t all trekking and mountains, we had plenty of time in towns like El Calafate too

Ice cream in El Calafate low res