- Posted: 29 April, 2018
- Category: South America
Patagonia is shared across Argentina and Chile. There are mindblowing highlights in each country.
One of my favorite parts during my visit to Chile November 2018 was Patagonia! Our trip to Patagonia was part of a bigger trip to Chile, which included Santiago, Atacama and Easter Island!
(Remember, if you’re from the Middle East, then you most likely need a visa to Chile)
It is also a good idea if you are considering both Argentina and Chile, to do the crossing from Patagonia Side! El Calafate in Argentina and Punta Arena in Chile.
Punta Arenas is the main gateway town to Chilean Patagonia! from there, a car picked us up all the way to our hotel in Torres del Paine.
The Hotel is a story itself that needs highlighting! We stayed at a hotel called: Singular Hotel which is an absolute beauty. (See Hotel Here)
Set against the impressive backdrop of the Patagonian fjords of Last Hope Sound and the Andes mountain range, The Singular Patagonia Hotel offers luxury accommodation in Puerto Bories, a 10-minute drive from Puerto Natales. Guys, This hotel is where you need to be.
To be very honest…. all the hotels looked exceptionally good at that side!
When I went through my instagram pictures to see my Patagonia post, almost in every post I wrote: Out of this world, unexpected, 11/10, took my breath-away.. I then decided to plan another trip to Chile. Probably sometime end of this year. Lets see 😀
Ideas/ things to do in Patagonia:
- Horse riding is available all over Patagonia, but for those seeking an adventure, the Puelo valley between Cochamó in Chile and Lago Puelo in Argentina has become something of a classic
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Punta Arenas, an important port before the opening of the Panama Canal, has stately mansions, museums and an old cemetery. It’s also the departure port for Australis small-ship expedition cruises to Cape Horn and Ushuaia, Argentina’s – and South America’s – southernmost city.
- Tierra del Fuego
- Isla Magdalena
- Puerto Natales
- Catedral de Marmol
- Perito Moreno Glacier
If you’re seeking more adventure nature activities.. check:
- 6-Day Glacier and Hiking Tour in Patagonia
- 4-Day Chilean Patagonia Tour: Puerto Natales, Serrano Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park
Mountain Bike Tour from Punta Arenas
Juncal Andean Park: Hiking over a Glacial Tongue
PS. everything is NOT close to each other so you need to plan ahead and see the distances between each place/destination.
Since I’ve been to both sides of Patagonia (Chile & Argentina), I found Argentinian side is more lively with plenty of shops and bigger selection of options. That said, I loved how cute and cosy is the town in Chilean Patagonia near our hotel Singular.