When we reached Salta, our last stop in Argentina, we were tired and needed a rest. And so that’s what we did. We still found time to wander the streets of town lined with orange trees, climb 1000 steps to the top of a mountain, and even managed to find some great street art. [To read more, click the heading above.]
We spent the day surrounded by some of the most amazing scenery we’ve ever seen – one of the best days of our trip so far. The colour, shape and craziness of the rocks and surroundings, have to be seen to be believed. [To read more, click the heading above.]
Cafayate might just be our favourite place we visited in Argentina. We try to explain why in this post – the mountains, the wine, the empanadas and the small town vibe. But sometimes it hard to put into words why sometimes a place is just right, and other times it’s not. [To read more, click the heading above.]
There is more to Mendoza than just the wine. We went high up in the Andes and saw some amazing mountains and other natural sites and spent an afternoon relaxing in the local hot springs. To see more, click the above heading….
Riding bikes around the streets while tasting wine – what could go wrong? Our first day tour of the wineries in Mendoza in the Maipu region.
Following the previous days adventure, we were feeling a little battered and bruised, so what better way to spend the day than another 22km hike to visit Laguna Torre and the Glaciar Grande. Kinder than the day before, this hike only required a rise of 250 meters, so at least it would be slightly gentler […]
Read about our favourite day of the trip so far (not including Antarctica). Today we were upping our game and taking on the Laguna de los Tres trek, a 9 hour round trip that ends with excellent views of Fitz Roy. 25kms in total, with a total elevation of 750 meters – this was going to be a challenge!
Another early morning bus, this time to El Chalten to meet the mighty Fitz Roy. After days of bad weather, the sky today was perfectly clear so we had our fingers crossed we’d have better weather in El Chalten. People come to El Chalten for one thing only, hiking, and so in a very clever move […]
After another beautiful 6-hour bus ride through the Patagonian countryside, we arrived in El Calafate. We were here for just one thing – to visit the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the world’s only glaciers still advancing. As we entered the park, we readied ourselves for another day of terrible weather. The rainbows the only upside to the rain and cold.
So here we are, at the Fin del Mundo or End of the World. Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world and the departure point for our Antarctica trip. We were feeling excited but also scared and apprehensive. It’s a once in a lifetime trip and the cost reflected that. What if it […]