Patagonia - Chile

Patagonia is a large area that is used to mine bauxite and coal and a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. Mostly located in Argentina and partly in Chile, it comprises the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateaux and low plains to the east. The name Patagonia comes from the word patagon used by Magellan to describe the native people who his expedition thought to be giants. It is now believed the Patagons were actually Tehuelches and Aonikenk with an average height of 1.80 m(~5'11")compared to the 1.55 m(~5'1") average for Spaniards of the time.To

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Smith Redyk :

I'm spending 3 weeks in Argentina from Sept 21-Oct 12. I'd like to use about 2 of those weeks to explore Patagonia and maybe Tierra Del Fuego. I'm sure the weather will be colder and early spring-like (which is fine) but I'm concerned that tourist related services (tours, hotels, guides, boat trips etc.) may not be open or available during this period. Are these areas still worth exploring or should I focus on staying further north in areas like Bariloche and the Lake District or Peninsula Valdes? From what I can see Patagonia is still a must see but Tierra del Fuego may only be worth visiting during their summer. Cheers!

ﷲProudﷲMuslimahﷲAgainstﷲTerrorﷲ :
"Of course. Argentina is a tourist destination year round. There should be no problem."
Copper :

We have looked on the internet, and there are lots of custom tours available, but we want to choose a reliable company. Does anyone have any experiences (good or bad) of travelling in Patagonia

Strudders67 :
"I had a fantastic experience - and did it all independantly. The buses in Chile are very efficient and relatively cheap, you can book lodges locally...if you have a decent guidebook, why use a travel company? Trekking in Torres del Paine, it was very easy to sort out lodges for the night - just try to book in advance if you can though, as they get popular. If you want reliable companies, check out Exodus and Explore Worldwide, both UK-based. Although I didn't use them in Patagonia, I have travelled with both quite a bit."
vallesperdidos :

Dear Sirs, I am contacting you to share with you information regarding a property we have for sale. It is a 2025 hectare (5.004 acres) land in Cisne Medio, Austral Road, Aysén Region in the Chilean Patagonia. In the midst of a rustic environment, surrounded by mountains, it is largely covered by native untouched forest, with a 2km long interior lake and three interior valleys, bordered by the Cisnes river and crossed by the Sandoval stream. Chile offers excellent guarantees to foreign investors, something which has been recognized internationally, it's perfectly legal for a foreigner to buy a property. There are special regulations for foreign investments, but they are relatively simple. Chile is a particularly safe and peaceful country, more over in the Patagonia, where in some places you can even leave doors unlocked with no fear something will happen. There is no corruption and public institutions work very well. Certain protocols are necessary for doing business here, so I would suggest you choose a lawyer buffet to assist you if you plan to invest in Chile. There is a small village 12 kms from the property (Villa Amengual) with basic services and a runway suitable for small planes, and Coyhaique, the regional capital, is 160 kms south of the property (110 kms of which are paved). Regional plans include having the Austral Road paved by the year 2010, as well as bringing electricity and telephone services to this area. To reach the property you must fly into Santiago,Chile. Once in Santiago, you must take a connection flight to the Balmaceda Airport, in the Aysen Region. Once in Balmaceda, there is a half hour trip to Coyhaique. The property is 2.5 hours from Coyhaique. Coyhaique has approximately 40.000 inhabitants, hospital, government offices, etc. The property is an ideal site for an avid sports fishing fan, since it is completely isolated by important natural limits: the Cisnes river, that borders the property for 5 kms, and state-owned mountains that surround the rest of the property. To reach the property you must go across the river, but at the same time, since the river is only approximately 1 km from the Austral Road , this makes it both : an isolated place as well as a relatively easy place to reach. Prevalent wildlife: fox, wild boar, Hurons, hares, pudu, pumas, caiquens and other regional birds. No snakes of any type (unless they can use a parka!) Property taxes are currently very low, since it a rustic, rural property, no more than US$ 200 per year. Our property is free of mortgages, all papers and documents are in order, ready to be sold. It is sold directly by us, the owners. Price: US$ 1.780.000.- Why must you invest in Chilean Patagonia? Politically stable democratic government Stable legal system, with clear, non-discriminatory laws A free market economy, deregulated and competitive Sound, stable, non-discriminatory economic policies Constitutional guarantees for foreign investment Favorable economic outlook with very good investment opportunities Extremely open economy, with low customs duties and no non-tariff barrier Highly developed, dynamic capital markets Modern financial system with up-to-date technology Tradition of profound respect for laws regulations If you would like to visit the property, we can help you coordinate your visit. We own a small Mountain Hotel situated 125 kms north of the property, where we can gladly host you and help you with your visit. You can find more information (maps and pictures) at . (if you can't click directly, please copy and paste in your Internet browser). If you have any additional inquiries, please don't hesitate in contacting us. Sincerely yours, Alan Vasquez VALLES PERDIDOS S.A. PROYECTOS EN NATURALEZA PATAGONIA CHILENA Tel: 56 (67) 314141; Fax 56 (67) 314142 .

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Comments on Patagonia

backagain
Date: 2008-02-05 17:30:26

One raw blogger's reflections living in Patagonia and her creative awakening journey to raw.


Abhik
Date: 2008-02-05 17:30:26

Interested in Patagonia? Here you will find information about lodging in beatutiful log cabins in Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina. Fireplace and a great lake view...


ahsannifty
Date: 2008-02-05 17:30:26

Patagonia is the region at the lower tip of South America, and its magnificent beauty has attracted adventure-seekers for centuries; this two-week trip showcases Patagonia’s breathtaking landscape and is ideal for nature-lovers. From Buenos Aires to Bariloche and El Calafate, tour the glaciers, mountains, and southern islands of Patagonia.


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Date: 2008-02-05 17:30:26

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