Patagonia

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Patagonia? See everything you need to know before you go.

Entry requirements

Please see entry requirements for Chile and/or Argentina.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

Weather

The best time to visit Patagonia is from October to March, which is the southern hemisphere spring and summer. Even in these months the weather can be unpredictable and you may experience the legendary Patagonian winds. In April, though the temperatures drop, you will be able to admire the intense colors of the foliage. Average temperatures in the summer range from lows in the 30s to highs in the 60s. The best strategy is to wear layers that you can take on and off as the changing weather may warrant.

Dining

The Patagonian steppes are known for beef and lamb, which are staples of Patagonian cuisine. While near the coast, don't miss an opportunity to savor the King Crab, a true Patagonian delicacy.

Money & Credit Cards

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Did you know?

The name Patagonia originates with Magellan's voyage. According to the journal of Antonio Pigafetta, who was on Magellan's voyage, they encountered giant natives along the coast, and Magellan called these giants Patagones, which means big feet. Therefore Patagonia, is literally the land of the Bigfoot.

Articles

Tours & Packages

to
to

Sort by

Small Group Tour Patagonian Explorer by Sea
Buenos Aires & Ushuaia, then a 4 night cruise to Tierra Del Fuego, Cape Horn & the penguins of Magdalena Island; plus Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile; optional pre-tour extension to Iguazu Falls
from $6099 w/ Flights 12 days
per person, double occupancy*

Trip Reviews

Check out independent, verified reviews from real travelers on Feefo.