Jagged glaciers, snow-topped peaks, glittering turquoise lakes and lively beech forests make Patagonia one of the most dramatically beautiful landscapes in the world. Shared across Argentina and Chile, this wild and barren land takes your breath away at every turn; a treasure trove of unique natural beauty. Plus, with excellent hiking trails and decent tourist infrastructure, Patagonia isn’t as difficult to travel as you might expect.
You’ll want to pack your boots on this trip. Although you can get around by bus or car and see some spectacular sights on the horizon, the best way to get up close and personal with all that beauty is to take a hike. Trust us, the graft’s worth it: wandering Patagonia’s jagged mountain passes and breathing its crisp air is one of life’s most energising pleasures.
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