Patagonia in Chile
One of these is the consumption of mate. Although normally this is related to the Argentine culture, in this area of Chile it is also a custom that brings together friends and family, or that is enjoyed alone at any time of the day. Its preparation and consumption is a ritual, so if you do not want to break any of the “rules” when sharing this drink with your hosts, they will gladly teach you the best way to enjoy it. Osorno is the first destination in the north that can be reached by plane. This city has beautiful parks and squares, as well as interesting museums and attractions of history and science. In its surroundings there are lakes and lagoons where fishing, natural thermal pools and, in winter, you can practice winter sports in Puyehue.
Another important city from which excursions and other activities are organized, is Puerto Montt. In fact, this is the main center of air and sea connections with southern Chile, since there is no access by national roads.
Nearby there is the Alerce Andean National Park whose ancient trees, dozens of bodies of water and wonderful wildlife, attract hundreds of tourists interested in living a unique ecotourism experience. Another destination in the area is Puerto Varas, a very popular town thanks to its proximity to Bariloche in Argentina and the various winter activities it offers.
Alerce Andean National Park, Chile
Further south is the Aysén Region, which has some of the most important places in the area such as the Marble Cathedral, a natural mineral formation on the shores of Lake General Carrera, or the San Rafael lagoon, very popular for observe the impressive spectacle of glacier detachment. And almost at the southernmost tip of the continent, are Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, in the Magallanes region, which in winter are one of the busiest places in Chilean Patagonia. Cruises that cross the Strait and reach inhospitable, white and cold spots depart from Punta Arenas. Here you can enjoy the company penguins, killer whales, whales, albatrosses, sea lions, seagulls and many other species.
In addition, in its surroundings there are natural parks where you can observe the beautiful flora fauna of the region, such as the incredible Torres del Paine National Park less than two hours from Natales. This attraction, which consists of a small group of beautiful summits, has been listed by National Geographic as one of the 5 most beautiful places in the world.
A trip through Patagonia is a life experience. Witness some of the most moving natural phenomena, come into direct contact with nature, breathe fresh and refreshing air for several days, share with the locals their customs and way of life, and live experiences with which you have probably dreamed for years They will surely contribute in the way they see and act in the world.