Patagonia is positioned at the extremely tip of Latin America and extends across both Chile and Argentina. The agrarian landscape is breath-taking in its charm and formidable in equal step. It boasts a few of the most different types of wildlife, and this abundant diversity is largely thanks to the remoteness of the region. These include the penguins in the south, the world-famous birdlife of the Falkland Islands, the endangered huemul and [url=https://www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk/]patagonia holiday largest[/url] predator, the puma.
The name itself is thought to have been derived from a legendary race of individuals, called 'Patagones'. It is thought that Ferdinand Magellan launched a trip in around 1520 and it was here that he declared to have very first experienced the 'Patagonian Giants'. Magellan likewise provides his name to the tidal waterway separating the province of Tierra del Feugo with the rest of the mainland and likewise to a colony of penguins, referred to as Magellanic penguins.
Charles Darwin notoriously visited the area whilst working as a biologist aboard the vessel HMS Beagle in 1832 and his experiences were to have an extensive effect on him. It is believed that this was the primary source of inspiration for his cataclysmic book 'The Origin of the Species', written over twenty years later in 1859.
Patagonia's main attractions consist of the popular glaciers and naturally the Torres del Paine, three granite towers which control much of the skyline. There are activities for the most adventurous of people, consisting of glacier trekking, kayaking, horse riding and treking to call however a few. However for those that are possibly a little bit more cautious or merely seeking to experience the many delights of Patagonia in a more relaxed way, then there are a number of well-organised guided tours and lots of luxury hotels, for those who do not fancy the camping option.
The environment is unforeseeable in its nature, with powerful winds often reaching speeds of 160-180km and although the environment is generally cold, due to the range of landscape, extreme sun, wind, rain or snow can be experienced at time of the season, so it's constantly a good idea to do a little research before checking out.
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