• Patagonia

  • Pristine Nature

  • Extraordinary Vistas

Why Patagonia? It is unknown and mysterious, romanticized in movies, far from home, and Denise wanted to experience it. That is why between November 10, 2018 through the 28th we were there on a trip of our own design (organized by SouthAmerica.travel). It started and ended in the cosmopolitan capitals of Argentina and Chile (with cultures more akin to Europe than our own). The journey between Buenos Aires and Santiago took us into an exploration of nature's wonders. The trip also completed our stops along the Pan American Highway that started in Alaska and ended at Tierra del Fuego.

The City
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La Plata
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El Rancho
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The Town
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Los Alerces
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La Trochita
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Locality
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Charming
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Nahuel Huapi
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Chairlift
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The Stella Australis and its sister ship are the only passenger vessels that can venture through the narrow fjords of Tierra del Fuego and disembark at Cape Horn.

Located in southwestern Tierra del Fuego province, over the borderline with Chile, this National Park is the southernmost example of the Andean – Patagonian forest. It was created in 1960

Our guides remarked on Chinese expansion (infrastructure loans and goods) in Chile. China has nearly erased America's popularity and the country's dependence. And they said, that seeing America lose its place with Chileans was somewhat gratifying. Ouch! We had a good time with them so they felt they could be honest with us. We took these city pics from the tallest building (in altitude) in South America.

Our last Patagonian hike was to see a glacier up close. The hike took us around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier and through a virgin subpolar Magellanic forest.