Do you wish to unplug from your digitally-inclined life? Then look no further than the diverse Patagonia ranches (estancias) that are dotted all around the lovely landscapes of Argentina!
We think that the ‘gaucho life’ is the perfect antidote for those who suffer the trials and tribulations of the concrete jungle. But hold on a second… Do you even know what we are talking about?
Updated to October 2023
What Is an Estancia?
Estancias are family ranches or complexes that have been operating since the Spanish rule in Southern America. Most of these establishments in Argentina have been converted into commercial complexes that invite travelers over for a stay.
These humble homes ensure that you stay comfortable and taste the rustic life of the bygone years. In short, you’ll be transported to a time when smartphones weren’t the bane of human existence.
What Should You Visit Helsingfors?
1. The Perfect Location
This luxury lodge is wedged between El Calafate and El Chalten. This prominent position ensures that you get to drink in all the breathtaking views this corner of Patagonia has to offer. Like the snow-capped peaks of Mount Andes, the towering shadow of Mount Fitz Roy, and the shimmering waters of Lake Viedma.
In short, this sets the premises of a magical vacation away from the chaotic folds of the city.
2. An Unplugged Expedition
They say that nature is at its finest in Patagonia. And that’s exactly what this rustic venue tries to capitalize on. That’s why despite offering the modern luxuries of life like plush comfortable beds, a hot water system, and 24/7 electricity, this lodge doesn’t provide television or cable services.
Therefore, you can easily cut off ties from the world if that’s on your agenda. Moreover, it allows you to explore the world beyond your screens.
3. Countless Adventures
Nature enthusiasts and travel junkies will relish the various activities in the lodge’s guestbook. You can choose anything from slow-pace nature trails to steep trekking trips in the National Park.
Other endeavors include:
- Horse Ride to the Blue Lagoon or Mirador Del Condor
- Boating and Fishing in Lake Morro
- Sailing and Rafting trips on Lake Videma
In a nutshell, this is the ideal spot to discard all your worries and immerse yourself in nature. We guarantee that you’ll leave the lodge with a rejuvenated mind.
So what are you waiting for?
Giddy up and head over to the humble lodgings at Helsingfors in El Chalten! Check our Argentine Patagonia tours, and get in touch with one of our travel specialists to plan your stay at this lovely place.