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Rugged Beauty of Patagonia Webinar Event

November 30, 2016 by T.Mac Lee

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!

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Finding Your Personal Best on the Inca Trail

September 16, 2016 by Bill Fink

"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."

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Patagonia Live SF Bay Area Events

August 29, 2016 by Heather Howard

The North Face and Mountain Travel Sobek have teamed up to bring you a night of Patagonia exploration with the recently added MTS Smuggler’s Trail trip. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is in the seldom visited Jeinimeni National Reserve and Parque Patagonia. We'll hear from MTS expert guide, André Labarca—a seasoned mountaineer, whose love-at-first-sight passion for Patagonia has spanned two decades. Come enjoy refreshments, food and meet other travel enthusiasts in an unforgettable night. 

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Spotting Jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal

August 08, 2016 by Kevin Raub

"Our VW van spits gravel left and right as we breech the beginning of the Transpantaneira Highway, marked by a rickety and rustic Old Corral-style archway announcing the start of this 145km-long raised dirt road that penetrates deep into the Pantanal to Porto Jofre, an end-of-the-road hamlet where nature and man collide in rustic jungle camps and a wildlife lodge or two. My eyes are on the lookout for the prize: Jaguars." Top travel writer Kevin Raub takes us on a journey through Brazil's Pantanal, the largest contiguous wetland in the world!

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On the Trail Video: Jeinimeni National Reserve

June 30, 2016 by Heather Howard

What happens when the Latin America adventure team is given free rein to come up with a new trip that will knock your socks off?  They come back with an epic route through Jeinimeni National Reserve, and create this incredible video, filmed by our Patagonia guides—and featuring Senior Mountain Guide Andres Bozzolo. What started off as an intriguing destination has, for the Mountain Travel Sobek team, become a must-do for 2017. Be prepared to be amazed.

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