There are few places on earth quite like Patagonia. It is a land of extremes: dusty, barren steppe blends into the sharp peaks of the Andes Mountains that cuts through the Chilean and Argentine sides of the region, while milky blue glaciers hang precariously over equally milky blue lakes and huge colonies of birds and marine wildlife squawk and shuffle on beaches and through pristine nature.
Patagonia has quickly become my favourite destination in South America, after having spent over four months there between 2016 and 2018. For many travellers, Patagonia is adventurous as it gets, which is why I’ve written extensive, comprehensive Patagonia travel guides about when to visit Patagonia, where to go, packing lists and travel itineraries.
If you have any questions about travel in this region then please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll answer them as best as I can!
Bumper Patagonia travel guide
I have never written a post as long as this in my life: the 15,000-word complete and comprehensive travel guide to Patagonia should answer about 90% of the questions you have about travelling to Patagonia (the rest you can find answered below!).
Patagonia on a budget
Want to see the region for less? Find out how to visit Patagonia on a budget
Patagonia travel itineraries
Patagonia packing lists
The ultimate guide to what to pack for a trip to Patagonia (includes a free pdf download of my packing checklist!)
A packing list for hiking the Full Circuit or ‘O’ trek in Torres del Paine National Park (includes a free pdf download of my packing checklist!)
Torres del Paine National Park
The Carretera Austral
You won’t find a guide to the Carretera Austral more complete than this one – trust me!
Getting to and around Patagonia
Patagonia travel inspiration
The 15 best day and multi-day hikes in Patagonia – all of which you can hike without a guide
Recommendations for the unmissable places you must visit on a trip to Patagonia
Horseriding in Puerto Natales: getting back to basics at Estancia La Peninsula
A review of Mallin Colorado Ecolodge, the sunniest part of Lago General Carrera