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Rugged, barren, vast, yet jaw-droppingly beautiful. This is Patagonia at its best!

Located at the Southern end of South America, Patagonia stretches across the southern parts of Argentina and Chile, spanning across some 1,043,076 km2. Despite occupying a significant chunk of land in each country, Patagonia is home to less than 2 million people, making it one of the least populated destinations in the world.

It’s a region renowned for sprawling landscapes, jagged mountain peaks, immense glaciers, and expansive grasslands, but one that rarely welcomes its visitors with opened arms. Patagonia’s beauty comes with harsh unpredictable weather that requires preparation and perseverance. But those that can brave the strong winds and bone-chilling cold, will be awarded incredible views and opportunity to immerse in nature like no other.

We finally made it to Patagonia earlier this year and were blown away by its untouched beauty! We were lucky to time our visit with fall, a time of the year when the kaleidoscope of orange and red hues add an extra punch to the landscapes. Everywhere we looked, there was a picture worth taking and so we did…

These are our favourite photos from the trip!

Overlooking the colourful rooftops of Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

Overlooking the colourful rooftops of Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

Magellanic penguin poses for a photo on Isla Magdalena, Patagonia, Chile

Magellanic penguin poses for a photo on Isla Magdalena, Patagonia, Chile

Wooden horse carriages sit unused at Estancia Lazo, Patagonia, Chile

Wooden horse carriages sit unused at Estancia Lazo, Patagonia, Chile

Fire-eyed Diucon. Patagonia, Chile

Fire-eyed Diucon. Patagonia, Chile

On the trail towards Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park

On the trail towards Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park

Fall colours paint the French Valley at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Fall colours paint the French Valley at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Male Magellanic Woodpecker searching for wood-boring grubs and beetles on a tree in Patagonia, Chile

Male Magellanic Woodpecker searching for wood-boring grubs and beetles on a tree in Patagonia, Chile

Mata negra flower, native to South America, blooms in the fields of Patagonia, Chile

Mata negra flower, native to South America, blooms in the fields of Patagonia, Chile

Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Laguna Sofia, Puerto Natales, Chile

Low clouds hang over Laguna Sofia near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Salto Grande waterfall, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Salto Grande waterfall, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Fire damaged tree in Torres del Paine National Park

Fire damaged tree in Torres del Paine National Park

A herd of sheep at a sheering station near Puerto Natales

A herd of sheep at a shearing station near Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

The peaks of the famous towers of the Torres del Paine National Park are covered in the cloud after a rainy day in the park. View from Cerro Paine. Patagonia

The peaks of the famous towers of the Torres del Paine National Park are covered in the cloud after a rainy day in the park. View from Cerro Paine. Patagonia

A local gaucho makes his way across a field in Patagonia, Chile

A local gaucho makes his way across a field in Patagonia, Chile

Guanacos in valley of Baguales, Puerto Natales, Chile

Guanacos in Valley of Baguales, Patagonia, Chile

Old wooden pier on a foggy morning in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Old wooden pier on a foggy morning in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Is Patagonia on your bucket list?