Things to do/visit - Patagonia / Argentina / Chile

Magellan Penguins

Beautiful and funny, the lovely Magellan penguins arrive every year by mid September, in a very big number. Without any doubt the destination of choice when thinking on penguins is Puerto Madryn, Argentina. From here there are two very good options: 1. to the south for visiting Punta Tombo which holds the biggest number of these charming birds or 2. To Peninsula Valdes for a visit to San Lorenzo ranch, in our opinion a better experience.
To know more on the possible day tours to the Magellan penuin colony please visit our Puerto Madryn tours page, where you'll find more details.

Fitz Roy mount

El Chalten is one of our favorite hiking destinations since it offers typical Patagonian dramatic landscapes including lakes, lagoons, rivers, glaciers and the astonishing mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. You'll find many young backpackers in the area and also world class rock climbers waiting for a window to climb the elusive Fitz Roy peak, however the classic hikes are on the easy/moderate level so most of us will enjoy the experience very much.
Please visit El Chalten tours webpage, you'll find more info on Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres full day hikes.

Santa Cruz cruise

Another great experience at El Calafate. What makes this cruise special is the fact that you'll visit all glaciers in one luxury trip onboard the Santa Cruz in an all inclusive 2 night journey. The Perito Moreno, Upsala and Spegazzini are of course included and best of all you'll see the Mayo glacier as well. It is an expensive cruise but we think it worth the price if you're not in a budget.
Find more information on this cruise by clicking the Santa Cruz page, which also includes rates and departures for the current season.


There's nothing prticularly prominent on this destination but if we put all things together then Ushuaia surely deserves a place at the top ten ranking. To say a few: it is the southernmost city in the world, it has a major tourist port where huge cruises stop by and cruises to Antarctica depart from, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Fagnano and Escondido lakes, Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and very nice navigations by the Beagle channel.
Have a look at our day tours for a better description on what to do in Ushuaia, the southernmost destination of Argentina.


This amazing desert located near San Pedro de Atacama can be reached by flying to Calama airport and taking a transfer to it. Landscapes are both dramatic and impressive and there are a few hot spots in this fantastic destination: the Moon Valley (you need to be there at sunset), El Tatio Geysers, the Death Valley, ESO observatories, Machuca village, the salt flats, Laguna Verde, the archaeological museum, other villages and more.
You will certainly find some more information in our San Pedro de Atacama tours page. If you're traveling to Chile, you can't miss this destination.