"When I first laid eyes on Patagonia after having lived in the Rockies, I knew I’d found the wilder West. A vast empire of shifting landscapes, the very sight of it sets off a pressing itch to go exploring. Golden steppe, glaciers and deep forest wrapped around countless unnamed peaks, these landscapes are larger than life. To be there, immersed, is to belong to something greater."
The government of Peru has announced that it will be issuing coveted Inca Trail permit earlier than usual for the coming year—beginning in December 2016. This means that these highly sought after permits, which normally sell out earlier, will be gone even earlier! Don't miss out on your chance to experience this magical citadel the way the Incas did: entering it via the renowned Inca Trail.
"About the size of the U.S. and home to both Earth’s largest rainforest and South America’s premier wildlife sanctuary, Brazil is a land of unmatched biodiversity, earning UNESCO World Heritage status for both the Central Amazon Conservation Complex and the Pantanal Conservation Area. But while both are prime examples of what makes Brazil’s wild heritage so unique and precious, each offers a very different way to experience this vast wilderness. If you’ve been interested in delving into the heart of Brazil but unsure of how, read on!"
Join expert Patagonia guide Jorgé Barcelo on Wednesday December 7, 2016, for a webinar on our popular trip Hiking Glaciers & Exploring Lakes in Argentinian Patagonia. This comprehensive tour of Patagonia takes you from the lush Northern Lake District to the legendary Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitz Roy mountain range in the south. You’ll start and end your trip in beautiful, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, known fondly as the “Paris of South America.” As well as stunning scenery you'll enjoy a range of exciting activities include hiking, kayaking, sailing and horseback riding—in addition to savoring mouth-watering barbecued cuisine and regional wines!
"While a group hike has the advantages of a trusted guide, companionship, and safety, the downside is that you’re in traffic—that very same congestion you left home to avoid. While road rage on the trail is rare, the frustration of a group march can be real, whether you’re a high-speed hiker or a dawdler. But a couple lessons I learned on the Inca Trail changed my perspective."