The Huaso and the Rodeo

Visitors who book a Patagonia ferry itinerary expect to see Argentine gauchos, but few are even aware of their Chilean counterpart – less celebrated than the Argentine gaucho, the huaso resembles him in many ways but differs in others. Both, of course, are horsemen, but the gaucho arose from a ...


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May 03 2017

In Chatwin’s Footsteps

When the wandering Englishman Bruce Chatwin headed to South America, in the early 1970s, he wasn’t on a typical Patagonia vacation, but his ensuing narrative In Patagonia (published in 1977) established the region’s modern literary credentials. Many of the places he visited – such as Butch ...


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May 03 2017

Ice Cream or both

Everyone who travels the Patagonia navigation routes while on vacation looks forward to seeing the great glaciers of Chile’s Fuegian fjords or the massive southern icefields that culminate in Argentina’s Moreno Glacier. There are other cool treats that await visitors, though – on their palates, in ...


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May 03 2017

Kuchen from the Kitchen

When overseas travelers land in Chile for a Patagonia vacation, they probably don’t expect to be greeted by Germans, and they’re usually not. That said, there’s a palpable and positive presence in the cityscapes and dairyscapes of southern mainland Chile. In particular, they’ve left a visible ...


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Your Guide To Living Patagonia like a local

Want to live Patagonia at its fullest on your next trip? Then, go local.

All cities and destinations in Chilean Patagonia have hidden secrets. You could be one of the few lucky tourists to discover them.