Discover the magic at the end of the world! Patagonia is a vast and diverse region covering the south of Chile and Argentina, with dramatic mountain formations, smoky volcanoes, flat barren pampas and expansive ice fields. The region is home to some of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere and to some of the world’s most classic trekking routes.
Alpaca in Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.