Patagonia

The Park road

The Route of Parks is a 2,800 km-long panoramic route, an invitation to explore 17 National Parks between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn, that spans the Patagonian Lake District, Aysen and Magallanes, and incorporates the Southern Highway (Carretera Austral), the Patagonian Fjords and the End of the World Route (Ruta del Fin del Mundo). Its...
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Estancias

January 1876. The Chacabuco corvette dates back to the Falkland Islands, a herd of 300 sheep. The idea is to see if they will be able to acclimatise themselves to the harsh climate and Patagonian Desert, thus creating a new economic activity in the region. In Europe, the industrial revolution has a great need for...
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Glaciers

What do glaciers do at a latitude between Britain and northern Europe, and at an altitude not exceeding 1,500m?” one asks oneself whilst looking at a map of Patagonia. Some glaciers even descend to the sea, such as the famous San Rafael Glacier! The answer is in the wind…with the Roaring Forties. These winds, with...
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Whales in Patagonia

In Chile, there are three areas known for being feeding areas for whales: Chiloe Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and Francisco Coloane Marine Park. Each year, between December and May, hundreds of humpback whales come as far as the Francisco Coloane marine reserve, located on the Strait of Magellan. This reserve, founded in 2003 and with...
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