Patagonia Trip Report

Patagonia Trip Report

Since I was a child, I had a dream. But unlike MLK my dream was to visit Patagonia. Patagonia had a very exotic flavour for me and it was on the opposite side of the globus from the place where I lived.

In 2011 I’ve started thinking about accomplishing my dream. In the beginning I had to solve some basic questions. First of all: Where is Patagonia? In South America of course, but in which countries? Is Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego the same?

Finally, after several months of planning,  I’ve solved all the open topics and I’ve planned a wonderful trip to Buenos Aires, Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) and Iguazu from Jan 8 till Feb 23rd, 2012. It was a wonderful trip over nearly seven weeks. I have seen amazing things in terms of landscape, cities, fauna and flora and people.  My expectations to this trip have been by far exceeded. It was my first time in South America but for sure not the last time.

I have written this Patagonia trip report both to describe what I have seen but also to help other people to plan such a trip.

Please accompany me on this wonderful trip and start with Patagonia Trip Report – Visited Places. People that are interested in planning such a trip, please check the Patagonia Trip Report – Practical Hints too.

The native english speakers please apologize my grammatical and lingual faults. However be aware that they are my intellectual property and can not be used without my prior written agreement.

Content – Patagonia Trip Report

Visited Places: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn/Punta Tomba/Peninsula Valdez, El Calafate/El Chalten, Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas/Chiloe/Pumalin, San Carlos de Barriloche/Ruta de los Siete Lagos, Iguazu

Itinerary & Map

Practical Hints: Planning the Trip – Hotel Reservation, Transportation, Travel books, Refugios in Torred del Paine, Insurance, Links, During the Trip – Money Exchange, Smartphone, Internet, Transportation, My Luggage, Spanish, What I ate, Practical Hints Buenos Aires, Funny people I met

Wildlife – animals and birds that I saw during the trip

Photo Gallery

Please check my other trips together with my wife Regina under Regina’s and Andre’s Trip Reports.

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