INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Multi-award-winning experiential tour operator Myths and Mountains offers itineraries to the beauty, culture and diversity of Patagonia. This region encompasses the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line. Patagonia is a region that stands as the very definition of wildness: massive, granite peaks; fields of ice and glaciers, pristine lakes and rivers. The Argentine side also features arid
steppes, grasslands and deserts while the Chilean side is home to glacial fjords and temperate rainforest. Argentina’s famed RN-40 highway passes the pinnacles of Monte Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park.
The coast of Chile extends over 2600 miles and is a network of fjords carved by glacial erosion over the millennia. Ferry travel along the rugged coastline of Chile gives a close-up view of towering mountains, marine life and the local culture. There is so much more to do in Patagonia than trekking. Expert travel planners like Myths and Mountains can also introduce you to an estancia (or working farm) where guests may get to milk a cow or join hard-working gauchos on daily horseback rides or help out at the barn, feed the stock or pick vegetables from its organic gardens.
The cuisine of Argentina and Chile is very much a part of the Patagonian adventure experience, especially for those whose trip includes a stay at an estancia. Traditional parrilladas are mixed grills cooked low and slow over a charcoal or wood fire and can include beef, lamb, goat, pork along with chicken and served with chimichurri, a tangy salsa. Empanadas, a small hand-pie, are found everywhere in Patagonia and are popular with everyone! Of course, the wines of both Argentina and Chile are legendary with visits to wine regions on many travelers’ wish lists.
Patagonia is home to wildlife, bird life, national parks, mountains, rivers, glaciers, lakes, trails, beautiful lodges and humble accommodations – adventures for everybody. Let Myths and Mountains plan a trip to include the incredible destinations and experiences available in this magical land. Summer starts soon in the Southern Hemisphere so now is the time to plan an adventure exploring the many delights of Patagonia!
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About Myths and Mountains
Veteran adventurer Dr. Antonia Neubauer founded Myths and Mountains in 1988 to foster intimate cross-cultural experiences, offering tours designed to take travelers to the very heart of the places they visit. The company’s mission to provide handcrafted, experiential journeys has created a solid place for Myths and Mountains in the adventure travel industry. They have been Trusted Travel Experts on the Wendy Perrin WOW List since 2015; Allie Almario is the WOW expert for Ecuador and the Galapagos, while Dr. Neubauer is the WOW expert for Bhutan, Nepal and now Myanmar. Dr. Neubauer has also been Condé Nast Traveler’s Nepal Top Travel Specialist since 2011 while Allie joined the elite list as a Galapagos Top Travel Specialist in 2015. Achievements: 2016 Best Luxury Travel Blogs, 2015 Tourism Cares Award for Legacy in Travel Philanthropy and National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of A Lifetime; 2014 London Observer Ethical Award for Travel and Active Times Best Adventure Travel Company; 2013 National Geographic Traveler’s Top 50 Tours of A Lifetime and International Institute For Peace Through Tourism – Ambassador For Peace Award.