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The South American Sea Lion

As we clambered up the rocks, a beach with a small colony of sunbathing sea lions appeared ahead of us. The heads of the sea lions spun round in unison as they heard our approach and by the time we had climbed down off the rocks and waded through the sea to a little cove, most of them […]

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Commerson's Dolphin

Commerson’s Dolphin

Argentina is fortunate to have several species of Dolphins that live along or pass by its shores each year though by far the most eye-catching is Commerson’s Dolphin, known locally as Toninas, that live around the southern tip of Patagonia. Only growing up to 1.5 m they are one of the world’s smallest dolphins and […]

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The light house at the end of the word, Tierra del Fuego

The lighthouse at the end of the world

The lighthouse at the end of the world and the beautiful island on which it lies inspired one of Jules Verne’s lesser known – though just as thrilling – books.  A David and Goliath story between Vasquez, the tenacious light house keeper, and Kongre the sadistic pirate. The lighthouse is built on the Isla de […]

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Cerro Castor

The best thing about Cerro Castor is the snow; being the southern most ski resort in the world, it has a long season and loads of the white stuff. The resort lies at the southern tip of the Andes, where the mountains meet the ocean, and though the lift services still have a way to […]

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Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is bordered, in the south, by the Atlantic ocean and, in the north, by the southern tip of the Andes mountain range. It is has a variety of landscapes from windswept beaches, to thick Patagonian forests and snow topped mountains. The Park’s deep forest coated valleys are studded with glaciers, […]

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The Andean Condor

A sighting of a Condor, on any trip with any group, stops everyone dead. The Incas used the Condor as the symbol of the upper world or the spiritual plane and it is easy to see why, there is something inherently mystical about the way they seem to effortlessly glide through sky. Whenever one is […]

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Argentine Antarctica

Like most Antarctic territories Argentine Antarctica is currently only a claim – parts of which are disputed by other countries. For now all claims and disputes have been put on hold by the Antarctic treaty but with over 200 people living in six different bases all year round on the territory Argentina seems pretty confident […]

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