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There are few places on earth quite like Patagonia. It is a land of extremes: dusty, barren steppe blends into the sharp peaks of the Andes Mountains that cuts through the Chilean and Argentine sides of the region, while milky blue glaciers hang precariously over equally milky blue lakes and huge colonies of birds and marine wildlife squawk and shuffle on beaches and through pristine nature.

Patagonia has quickly become my favourite destination in South America, after having spent over four months there between 2016 and 2018. For many travellers, Patagonia is adventurous as it gets, which is why I’ve written extensive, comprehensive Patagonia travel guides about when to visit Patagonia, where to go, packing lists and travel itineraries.

If you have any questions about travel in this region then please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at [email protected] and I’ll answer them as best as I can!

Bumper Patagonia travel guide

I have never written a post as long as this in my life: the 15,000-word complete and comprehensive travel guide to Patagonia should answer about 90% of the questions you have about travelling to Patagonia (the rest you can find answered below!).

Patagonia on a budget

Want to see the region for less? Find out how to visit Patagonia on a budget

Patagonia travel itineraries

Travel itinerary for one and two weeks in Patagonia

Backpacking itinerary for three and four weeks in Patagonia (and a free e-book itinerary to download)

Patagonia packing lists

The ultimate guide to what to pack for a trip to Patagonia (includes a free pdf download of my packing checklist!)

A packing list for hiking the Full Circuit or ‘O’ trek in Torres del Paine National Park (includes a free pdf download of my packing checklist!)

Torres del Paine National Park

A comprehensive guide to Torres del Paine National Park for backpackers and day trippers alike

The ultimate guide to preparing for and hiking the W Trek independently

Everything you need to know about hiking the O Circuit

The complete guide to booking camping sites and hotels in Torres del Paine National Park

Six options if Torres del Paine accommodation is fully-booked

The 15 best Torres del Paine day hikes for all abilities

A guide to the best hotels, cabins and campgrounds in Torres del Paine National Park

What food should you pack for hiking in Torres del Paine?

Packing guide for hiking the ‘O’ Circuit

14 essential things to know before hiking the ‘O’ Circuit

The Carretera Austral

You won’t find a guide to the Carretera Austral more complete than this one – trust me!

Getting to and around Patagonia

Find out the best ways of getting to Patagonia

Learn about car rental and road trip itineraries for Patagonia

Patagonia travel inspiration

The 15 best day and multi-day hikes in Patagonia – all of which you can hike without a guide

Recommendations for the unmissable places you must visit on a trip to Patagonia

Tips for having an incredible adventure travelling in Patagonia

Six unique and barely heard of travel routes you must try in Patagonia

Is the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco worth it?

My review of the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales

Horseriding in Puerto Natales: getting back to basics at Estancia La Peninsula

A review of Mallin Colorado Ecolodge, the sunniest part of Lago General Carrera