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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.
Tailor Made Holidays to Patagonia
To discuss your holiday plans please call 01453 844400 to speak to one of our experts or complete a Tailor Made enquiry form.Tailor Made Enquiry Your Wish List
Patagonia is a vast area at the southern end of South America, spanning both Argentina and Chile. The Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks are the focus of many holidays to Patagonia, and no wonder, as the dramatic scenery provides a breathtaking backdrop for a trek or day walk.
The Patagonian Andean mountains are formed mainly from granite and have been carved by over 12 million years of glacial action into turquoise lakes, tumbling glaciers and spectacular jagged rock towers such as the iconic peaks of Cerro Torre, Fitzroy and the ‘Horns of Paine’.
At the very southern tip of Patagonia, in Tierra del Fuego, you can take a cruise through the Beagle Channel to Navarino Island. The southern-most city in the world, Ushuaia, is also where you can embark on an Antarctic cruise.
Patagonia's seasons are the reverse of the UK, with summer during the months of December to February. Temperatures are in the mid teens to twenties. This is thought to be the best time to travel to Patagonia, but this is also when the wind tends to be strongest. This is also the busiest time of year for tourists in Patagonia so do book ahead if you want to travel during these months as hotels and flights fill up quickly. Travel in spring and autumn and although temperatures will be lower, the wind also tends to be reduced. Take a look at our climate charts for Patagonia for more details - Chile & Argentina.
Let us create your dream Tailor Made holiday to Patagonia, whether you are looking for a walking holiday or a more vigorous trek in the wild, rugged National Parks of this region. If you'd like to find out more, then please call the office, or create a wish list and one of our Destination Experts will get back to you. Alternatively, contact us to discuss the option of turning one of our Patagonia group tours into a private departure - Chile & Argentina.
Arrival airport: Punta Arenas (Chile), Calafate (Argentina)
Population: 1,999, 540
Size of region: 1,043,076 km2
Currency: Argentine Peso or Chilean Peso
Official language: Spanish
Time difference: GMT -3 hours (Argentina) GMT -4 hours (Chile)
Did you know: The small Argentine mountain village of El Chalten is named after a native tehuelche Indian word meaning 'smoking mountain' because of the clouds enveloping the peaks look like smoke.
The trip was fantastic. Patagonia itself is so stunning…the mountain scenery pristine.
Mr & Mrs W, Cheshire
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Niki has been with Mountain Kingdoms for an impressive 20 years. Her hobbies include fell running, racing, hill-walking and travel. She has taken part in the Everest Marathon and tries to spend as much time in the mountains as possible. Not only has she led trips for Mountain Kingdoms to Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Zanskar and Kazakhstan, but Niki has also completed many reconnaissance trips for the company. These include, summiting both Mera and Island Peak, trekking in Ethiopia, walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain and more recently has been among the first few westerners to trek in the Dagana region of Bhutan.