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Do you dream of a trip to the end of the world? Do you want to discover the great outdoors? To explore wild lands? Then Patagonia is for you! Located between Chile and Argentina, Patagonia, also known as "The Great South", is separated by the Andes Mountains. This region allows you to discover fantastic and unusual landscapes. If you want to combine discovery and comfort, you can cross Tierra del Fuego at the pace of a cruise. You will have the opportunity to marvel at the magnificent glaciers, such as the Perito Moreno. But perhaps you're adventurous by nature and prefer to explore part of Patagonia by canoe? Or maybe you'd rather explore the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park?
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The climate of Patagonia is as variable and extreme as the beauty of its landscapes. It is therefore difficult to define a period that is really more favourable than another to visit it. However, it is possible to establish some trends that can help you prepare your trip.
The best time to visit Patagonia is generally during the summer months in the southern hemisphere, from November to late February. Temperatures are milder and the sunshine is longer. In October and March, the days are rather sunny and the temperatures mild. This is an ideal time for fly fishing and hiking. From March to May, the skies are mostly clear and sunny and the temperatures are cool. From June to August it snows in the south, the days are short and the temperature drops below zero.
In Patagonia, beef farming is losing its popularity to sheep farming. During a trip to this region, you will certainly have the opportunity to taste the cordero patagónico, at a typical estancia. If you pass through the Chubut Valley, accept the Welsh tea that you will be offered, which is served with delicious cakes, such as torta negra made with sultanas, nuts, orange peel, black sugar and cinnamon. Patagonia is also known for its trout and wild boar stews. Try the chocolates from the Bariloche region. Mate is a traditional drink made from yerba mate, a bitter-tasting plant. It is drunk infused with hot water in a small calabash and sucked through a metal straw. The mate is shared with the people who accompany you.
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Morning in UshuaiaUshuaia is surrounded by stunning landscapes to visit. Or take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, taking in the sights and sounds of this far-flung hub of Antarctic exploration.
Boarding AustralisYou board one of the Australis Cruise Ships: Stella or Ventus Australis. This will be your home at sea for the next couple of days. Enjoy the time on board, learn about the world's southern tip and sail to legendary Kap Hoorn. During your journey you will also be able to go on expeditions to visit wild animals, virgin glaciers and amazing fjords. Rest assure: Australis is the only ship operating expedition cruises in these Southern Waters, so you are guaranteed to be one of a few people who have the opportunity to visit these places.
Hike in NP Fireland
Embark in UshuaiaBoarding usually begins in the afternoon. Everyone will have a safety briefing and demonstration, and then you are free to explore your new floating home and meet your fellow Antarctic explorers! Later, you'll get an expedition overview from your fantastic expedition guides. You'll spend the night on board as your ship begins its journey south.
Arrival at UshuaiaWelcome to Ushuaia. It's official, you have arrived at the world's most southerly city with the evocative motto "End of the World, Beginning of Everything". Over 50,000 people call Ushuaia home. Its unusual name derives from the language of the Yaghan people, indigenous to the Tierra del Fuego region, and translates as "deep bay". The city was formally founded in 1884 after a small settlement and a prison had been built there in the years before, but by 1893 the population was still less than 150 thanks to a series of epidemics and the remote location. The prison population began to grow as it was used to house dangerous and repeat offenders. In effect, for the first 50 years of the city's existence, the prisoners became forced colonists, helping to build up the town and to secure the Argentine claims to the Tierra del Fuego region. Today, Ushuaia is a busy port and a hub for adventure travel to the Antarctic and South Atlantic. Lying below the lovely snow-capped Martial Mountains, the city has grown in a rather jumbled way, expanding from its sole main street and waterfront thanks to an increase in tourism and travel. If you want to relax before your Antarctic adventure, then a stroll along the waterfront - pausing for a selfie in front of the "end of the world" sign, of course! - is a pleasant way to spend your time. If you're feeling more energetic there are many options for hiking, biking, and boat rides into Beagle Channel. You can even take spectacular helicopter tours! In town, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and a recent boom in craft beers means there are several places now vying for the title of the world's most southerly brewery!