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Why does Patagonia have so many glaciers?

I never tire of Patagonia’s glaciers. For me, they are this region’s most dramatic testaments to the power of nature. They are like living things, endless flowing in frozen rivers down from the Andes, slowly reshaping mountains and carving their way across entire valleys. Many of Patagonia’s most fantastic glaciers reach straight into the sea […]

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Aysen Epic Adventures

Cerro Castillo: the best South American wilderness trek you’ve never heard of

I was having lunch at the Iceberg Lagoon when I realised just how different this trek was to what I’d anticipated. The setting was extraordinary: I was high in the mountains surrounded by a giant circle of rocky peaks, with the last patches of winter snow still tucked into their crevices. Between two of them […]

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Aysen Epic Adventures

The Marble Caves of Aysen

What lifts a place from the picturesque to the beautiful? And what is it about that place that makes a traveller want to grab a hashtag and start posting their pictures on Instagram? In recent years, travellers to Chile both on the road and online have been hearing a lot about the Marble Caves in […]

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Planning & Tips Travel Tips

Vegetarian and vegan travel in Patagonia

It’s something of a cliché to say that Patagonia is a destination for carnivores. If you think of Argentinian food, then the first thing you might have in mind is a big steak washed down with a glass of red wine. This is the land of the gaucho after all, where men on horseback have […]

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Los Glaciares Planning & Tips

Why you should stay in an estancia in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park

Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park has no shortage of brilliant places to stay, from luxury lodges to comfortably cool glamping opportunities. You can stay in a hotel in the centre of El Chaltén town and walk straight out of your door to join a mountain trail, or you can get close to nature by camping […]

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Planning & Tips Torres del Paine

Nine questions that will help you plan your W Trek hike in Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is one of Patagonia’s great banner destinations, and its breathtaking granite towers offer up one of the region’s most iconic views. There are many ways to experience the park, its mountains and glaciers, but the classic way is to hike the multi-day W Trek,  At Swoop Patagonia, many […]

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