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The region’s hotels traditionally close during the cooler months from May to September. But this year, Quasar Expeditions (five-day trips from $7,150 per person), a tour operator with nearly 30 years of experience in South America, is offering wil...
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Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip...
Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be inhaling pollutants from faraway, less-pristine locales. Your hometown air may contain microscopic p...
Whenever I feel beset by Manhattan's vulgar, gossipy anxieties, memories of my visits to Patagonia serve better than a double scotch or a long winter's nap. Memories of emptiness, oddly enough: 311,000 square miles, many sheep, few people. Darwin,...
Hiking Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite, California This rustic lodge’s 66 spacious cabins are just a five-mile trek from Carlon Falls, a secret swimming hole flanked by sky-high ponderosa pines. 33160 Evergreen Rd., Groveland; 800/935-6343; evergree...
Patagonia is mythical, one of those places that live as much in the imagination as in reality, which makes a trip there feel momentous: in an age when your neighbor has penetrated the monasteries of Bhutan and your boss has paid court to the mount...
Get the Facts "It was not dreary," Paul Theroux once wrote of Patagonia. "It was hardly anything. There was not enough substance in it for it to have a mood." Poor Theroux. He had traveled thousands of miles, but he hadn't gone far enough. A...
To the gauchos, farmers, and other residents of Chilean Patagonia, the region's wild rivers are an integral part of the landscape, descending steeply from the Andes past hardwood forests and glacial lakes to the crystal-clear fjords of the Pacific...
El Chaltén—a little village in the Argentinean Andes that sits at the gateway to that country's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares—is surrounded by such delicate beauty, such a vast and varied ecosystem of pine forests and rushing rivers, granite spire...
Cruising the glaciers of Chile and Argentina is summer and fall’s best way to enjoy the scenery—and two new small luxury ships are taking reservations now. Adventurers should book a spot on the Atmosphere, a 150-foot, 14-cabin yacht run by Nomads ...
Every country should have a mountain retreat. Argentina's is its Lake District, encompassing thousands of square miles of pine-covered northwestern Patagonia. There are more exotic destinations, like Tierra del Fuego or the glaciers of the country...