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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Patagonia Sites You Need to See to Believe

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Discovering the world beyond your doors will help you to grow together instead of growing apart. Nothing brings a couple closer together than exploring different cultures side by side! You will struggle to find a more intensely beautiful, rugged, and diverse countryside than Patagonia. Patagonia is genuinely an adventure-filled wonderland from vivid green alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers to glacier fields. If you are looking for a romantic destination, then look no further. Indulge your wanderlust with these Patagonia Sites You Need to See to Believe.

Overview of Patagonia

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Patagonia is a distinct region that spans the lower sections of Argentina and Chile. On the Chilean side, it starts in the Araucanía region extending to the southern end. On the Argentine side, Patagonia begins in the province of Rio Negro and extends to Tierra Del Fuego. The area is vast, covering some 430,000 square miles, but Patagonia is desolate. It encompasses rugged steppes, expanding glaciers, Andean peaks, and some of the most stunning lake countries on the planet.

Where Will Wanderlust Lead You?

Patagonia is enormous! It's a utopia for adventure enthusiasts. But, unless you have weeks—perhaps months—to spare, you won't be able to see it all. Therefore, you will need an itinerary that will deliver the heart-pumping thrills you seek but also fit into a reasonable time frame. No trip to Patagonia is complete without seeing the following sites.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

To experience the best that this park has to offer, you hike the breathtakingly beautiful W Trek. You will pass calving glaciers, amble through arid plains and scramble up picturesque peaks overlooking ethereal lakes. Torres del Paine provides a perfect overview of this unique corner of the globe.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

For many people, Patagonia begins and ends at Los Glaciares National Park. One on the world's last glaciers that are still growing in size, Perito Moreno, is located in this park. Stand watching long enough, and you'll likely witness huge splinters of ice break off and fall crashing into the sea. Use ice axes to hike on the top of slippery glaciers. It's a once in a lifetime activity.

El Chalten, Argentina

This village is near some of Argentinian Patagonia's key sites—including the famous Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy mountains and the Viedma glacier. Take a long walk out of town, about a mile or so, along the famous Ruta 40, Argentina's longest road, and you'll see these renowned mountain chains.

Puyuhuapi Bay, Chile

A town in the Chilean fjords, Puyuhuapi Bay, is quiet and calm. It's the kind of place in which you dream of being trapped for a couple of weeks. It's mostly farms, small campsites, and boats that line the shore. The water is so flat and calm that it reflects the sunsets brilliantly.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia is the world's southernmost city, known as "The End of the World." Is Antarctica on your bucket list? If yes, a stopover in Ushuaia is probably in your future because it serves as a departure port for ships bound to Antarctica, which is some 620 miles due south. But you don't need to go all the way to Antarctica. You can get a taste of the northern right across the channel on Martillo Island. Penguin colonies make their home on this island.

Marble Caves, Chile

The caves were created over 6,000 years by waves washing against a peninsula of solid marble. They border Lake General Carrera is considered the most beautiful caves in the world. Light-reflecting from glacial lake creates the light colors of the caves. The hues and tones change throughout the day, an extraordinary light show created by nature.

Chinloe Island, Chile

The mist-covered archipelago off the west coast of Chile can be logistically tricky. But there are tons of reasons to justify the trek. The island's relatively isolated locale means its natives have developed their unique language, mythology, and building style.

Patagonia is stunningly beautiful. This stark and desolate area has been attracting couples who genuinely want to get off the beaten path. If you're going to indulge in Patagonia's wanderlust, make sure you visit these seven lovely sites. These are the Patagonia Sites You Need to See to Believe!

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