Are you dreaming about the mountains? We will tell you the major reasons why Argentina and Chile are two of the best destinations for mountain lovers (Patagonia will capture your imagination)!
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of hiking up to a mountain summit, breathing in the fresh cold air and gazing out at the jagged, snowy peaks around you. One of the most beautiful places in the world to experience the magic of the mountains is the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile. It truly is one of the best destinations for mountain lovers around the world.
Nature is wild and barren here, with wide open spaces and very few people. It is a playground for outdoor lovers and there are so many exciting things to see and do. You can visit the icy Glaciar Perito Moreno in Los Glaciares National Park, or go horseback riding through the stunning Parque Nacional Los Alerces.
As well as stunning glaciers, this region is also filled with forests, lakes and friendly, welcoming little towns. Also, this region offers some of the best whale-watching, snorkeling and fishing in the world. Plus, if you head to the Valdes Peninsula, you’ll be able to come face to face with Magellanic Penguins as they waddle up and down the rocky shores. You may even get to spot some chubby sea lions basking in the sunshine along the coastline.
One of the most exciting experiences to enjoy in Patagonia is to visit one of the authentic traditional Estancias. They are working ranches, where you will be able to immerse yourself in the life of a cowboy, with horseback riding adventures by day and songs around the campfire at night.
After a chilly day of hiking through these rugged landscapes, you can warm up with some hearty and satisfying Argentinian BBQ and a glass of the local Calafate liquor, which is made from Calafate berries. The locals are warm and friendly and will make you feel right at home.
This is the place to come if you really want to escape from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature, with the silent mountains all around you. You’ll struggle to get a phone signal, but you really won’t care because you will be too busy hiking, climbing, exploring and relaxing.
Although Patagonia may be one of the southernmost travel destinations you will visit in your life, you will feel like you are on top of the world.