Top Reasons to Go to Patagonia

Glaciers and Mountains: Set yourself opposite an impossibly massive wall of ice and contemplate the blue-green-turquoise spectrum trapped within. Meanwhile, stark granite peaks planted like spears in the Cordillera beckon extreme mountain climbers and casual trekkers alike.

Marine Life: Península Valdés is home to breeding populations of sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, and the star of the local sea show, the southern right whale. Punta Tombo is the world's largest Magellanic-penguin colony.

Estancia Stay: Visit an estancia, a working ranch where you can ride horses alongside tough-as-nailsgauchos(cowboys) and dine on spit-roasted lamb under the stars.

Earth, Sea, and Fire: Patagonian cuisine has some of the most exquisite natural flavors in the world. Specialties include sumptuous king crab; flavorful Patagonian lamb; and indulgent Welsh teacakes.

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