Located across beautiful Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is not only one of South America’s natural wonders, but also a top destination for both adventurers and romantic newlyweds. With breathtaking landscapes, imposing mountains and glaciers, vast lakes, and diverse wildlife, this region is waiting for travelers with natural beauty and memorable activities. If you are not sure where you want to celebrate your love, here are five good reasons to honeymoon in Patagonia.
1. Get in Touch with Nature
You don’t have to be an adrenaline seeker to fall in love with the natural beauty of Patagonia, because there is so much romance given by the spectacular landscapes you are about to discover!
You can begin your delightful escape in El Calafate. Located in the northern part of the region and known as the “Gateway to Patagonia”, this village will instantly amaze your eyes with its beauty and the scenic landscapes surrounding it. And if you love hiking, you can enjoy one of the best Patagonian destinations for this particular activity, El Chalten. Expect to admire picturesque sceneries and see fascinating wildlife during this unforgettable hike.
2. Have the Ultimate Honeymoon Adventure
This is a great destination for romantic couples, but it is also welcoming adrenaline seekers who want both romance and adventure from their honeymoon in Patagonia. Prepare yourselves to explore stunning parks, mountains, lakes, and, of course, the dramatic glaciers of Torres del Paine.
And that is not all. To get the adrenaline rush of your dreams, admire the scenic views while participating in a boat tour across Grey Lake, navigate around the glaciers or adventure into a memorable kayaking experience.
3. Catch a Glimpse of the Amazing Wildlife
Whether you are animal lovers or just curious travelers, the charming and sociable guanacos will conquer your heart. They are an important part of the Patagonian landscapes, so you will be able to admire them almost everywhere. In addition, you will have the chance to see caracas, ñandús, condors, and ferocious pumas.
But if you want to make your honeymoon in Patagonia even more special, visit Puerto Madryn, Argentina’s prime location for whale watching. Depending on when you plan your sweet escape, you can admire these sensational mammals or go straight to Punta Tombo, where you can visit the largest Magellan penguin colony in South America. Both experiences will end with amazing stories.
4. Indulge in a Romantic Cruise
If you love adventures, but you are also an incurable romantic who enjoys luxurious treats as much as wildlife, a cruise through the Patagonian icy waters is perfect for you. You can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes from the comfort of your watercraft, book special trips, relax on the deck, and indulge in delicious meals served on board.
There are plenty of itineraries to choose from, and each of them comes with many unforgettable surprises.
5. Dive into Chilean Culture
If you are both a nature lover and culture enthusiasts, you can have both experiences during your honeymoon in South America. Just stop in Santiago, the bustling Chilean capital for a few days.
This short stopover will give you the chance to experience Chilean culture from an interesting perspective, indulge in the local foods, explore the nightlife of the city, and catch a glimpse of its locals’ way of living.
These are just five of the many reasons to honeymoon in Patagonia, but the truth is that this picturesque destination has to offer many more interesting things to do and see. Just forget about the usual beach destinations and adventure yourselves into the wildness of South America.
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