Here is the main page covering our visits to Argentina and Chile during our 6-month stay in Montevideo, Uruguay, plus a slide show of pictures at the end. Our main interest was exploring Patagonia but we also wanted to include other interesting sites in these two huge countries.
For journal postings from Argentina and Chile, CLICK HERE.
Our first visit was to Buenos Aires, where we toured the central city as well as walked and rode by bicycle along the barrios of San Telmo, La Boca, Retiro, Recoleta, Barrio Norte, and Palermo – plus the new district of Puerto Madero and the amazing ecological reserve at the river’s edge of the town.
A second trip covered Easter Island (Rapa Nui/Isla de Pascua) and Atacama Desert, including San Pedro de Atacama, the alteplano, the Cordillera de Sal, Valle de la Luna and Rainbow Valley.
Next up was Patagonia, where we drove about 4000 kilometers (2500 miles) over a four week period from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas… and more.
– Puerto Montt
– Chiloe Island and Castro
– Quellen and Ferry to Chaiten
– Chaiten and Parque Pumalin
– Futaleufu (rafting)
– Parque Queulat and Hanging Glacier
– Laguna San Rafael & Puerto Chacabuco
– Cerro Castillo
– Puerto Rio Tranquilo and the Marble Caves
– Cuevas de las Manos (Argentina)
– El Chalten (Argentina) and Los Glaciares National Park
– El Calafate (Argentina) and Perito Moreno Glacier
– Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales
– Punta Arenas
Finally, we cruised for four days from Punta Arenas through the Beagle Channel and Straits of Magellan to Cape Horn, finishing in Ushuaia (Argentina) before departing Patagonia.
A later trip took us to Argentina’s Puerto Madryn and the Peninsula Valdes, including the Welsh-settled towns of Gaiman and Trelew.
You can browse the map below for where we’ve been in Argentina and Chile (and posted an article). Click a pushpin to find the posted articles from the marked locations.
SLIDE SHOW HINT: If you’ve already seen the earlier pictures in the slide show, keep clicking the Prev link below to get to the end of the group and view our most recent ones.