WELCOME TO PATAGONIA!
Patagonia is rapidly becoming a uniquely different, yet amazingly memorable family trip to break up the long, cold winter months in North America.
Patagonia is located at the southern end of South America, and is shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes Mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands east of the Andes. The west coast is mostly in Chile, and the east coast belongs to Argentina. US visitors do not have entry requirements except for a valid passport for visits to Chile up to 90 days and for Argentina, there is no visa required but you must pay a reciprocity fee prior to travel, which is done online for a cost of $99 pp. This makes it easy, and affordable to visit.
Patagonia offers many activities for all ages, and a lot of this is thanks to Torres del Paine National Park where there is hiking, trekking, biking and horseback riding as well as water sports. The whole family can kayak; canoe or fish, as well as take boat rides to view the stunning hanging glaciers. One of our favorite family friendly, luxury properties to experience this is The Singular, which is located on the Chilean side of Patagonia. This hotel was once a refrigeration plant and was transformed to a unique and beautiful property but remains a National Historical Monument. Some items from the original plant have been preserved and are located throughout the hotel.
And when you have had your fill of the breathtaking nature and all its activities, and the urban centers beckon, spending a few nights in Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina will do the trick. See Eva Peron’s gravesite and learn about her history. It is very unusual and not just a headstone! Want to make the most of your visit? Extend your stay from Buenos Aires, flying to Iguazu Falls and/or the wine region of Mendoza to top off your perfect Patagonian experience.