5 Reasons to Add Patagonia to your Bucket List
Patagonia is on many travelers’ bucket lists, but why? Because it’s for everyone. Ask any traveler who has been to this South American region and you’ll be met with an overwhelming yes!
Do you love nature?
Patagonia is one of the few locations in the world where you can truly get lost in nature. If you are a nature lover, Patagonia needs to be on your must-visit list! Even if you’re not, the beauty of this destination will quickly turn you into one. You will fall in love with the majestic beauty of the mountains, creeks and everything in-between.
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Do you love taking mind-blowing photos?
It doesn’t matter whether you travel with a DSLR or a smartphone, Patagonia is every photographer’s dream. You will have the opportunity to take photos of jaw-dropping landscapes, breathtaking sunsets, snow-covered mountains, crystal blue glaciers and so much more. It’s almost impossible not to take a great photo when exploring Patagonia. So pack your bag with lots of batteries and memory cards – you will need them!
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Do you like to relax?
With the mountain air blowing across the landscape and a faint glacier-fed creek trickling in the distance, it’s time to sit back and relax. There aren’t many locations around the world where you can just sit back and truly enjoy getting lost in nature. Imagine a place where traffic and deadlines cease to exist. Instead, quiet mountains and peaceful wildlife all around you. Enough said.
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Do you like the feeling of accomplishment?
Take a trip that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You can always visit Mexico or the Caribbean, so pack up and book a flight to Patagonia where you can conquer a multi-day mountain hike and boast about it when you return. Trips like these sure sound more adventurous than your typical beach vacation.
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Do you thrive on the sense of adventure?
There are plenty of things to do in Patagonia. You can find world-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, skiing and horseback riding here. You can also get up close with one of the many glaciers by strapping on crampons and climbing on the ice or even take a boat ride right up to the face of the largest glacier in South America, Perito Moreno. Patagonia also offers great wildlife experiences, including whale watching.
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If you’re a history buff, you can head back 13,000 years and explore a series of caves that feature age-old hand paintings.
When it comes to Patagonia, your options are truly endless – these are just a few. No matter how you choose to enjoy this beautiful slice of nature’s paradise, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
By The Divergent Travelers
Lina & David Stock run the popular adventure travel blog, Divergent Travelers. Having traveled to 81 countries on 6 continents, they are just getting started and are now pursuing the Top 100 Travel Adventures in the world.