Top 5 Reasons to Honeymoon in Patagonia

Tips & Recommendations Posted on 01/22/2020

A honeymoon in Patagonia is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Situated in the geographic south spanning Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is one of the most unique places in South America. From the snow-capped Andes Mountains to the numerous glaciers and lakes found within, the Patagonia region is a traveler’s paradise.

Updated to 13/5/2022

Each year tourists from all over the world flock to Patagonia to experience it for themselves and find out firsthand what makes this romantic place so special. Aside from adventurists and thrill-seekers, Patagonia’s honeymoon is one you will never forget!

To learn more about the region, feel free to review our various Patagonia tour options! The different tours range in length from three days to twenty-five days, making it flexible for any couple to see it for themselves. So without further adieu, here are the top 5 reasons to honeymoon in Patagonia.

1.Discover El Calafate

Although there is not a single route that is better than others when traveling through Patagonia, many visitors begin their Patagonian expedition in breathtaking El Calafate, which is located in the northern part of Patagonia. Because of this, El Calafate has earned itself the title of “Gateway to Patagonia.” Though don’t let this moniker fool you; Calafate is much more than just a gateway. The village of Calafate is surrounded by picturesque mountainous landscapes and offers numerous opportunities for exploration before you depart for the rest of Patagonia. Additionally, Calafate allows travelers the opportunity to see many nearby sites, the most famous of which is the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Ice hiking Perito Moreno Glacier

2. Hike Through El Chalten

For active newlyweds interested in getting their blood pumping during their honeymoon, consider partaking in Patagonia’s famed hiking trails. The premier destination for doing so is known as El Chalten. Located within the Los Glaciares National Park at the base of some of the area’s tallest mountains, Chalten is regularly referred to as the hiking capital of Argentina. Largely isolated from the rest of the country, visitors who wish to make a stop in Chalten must travel through Calafate. Many visitors travel to Chalten, which is located just 3-4 hours north of Calafate, by bus in order to enjoy the scenic views along the way. This provides the perfect opportunity to be surrounded by nature, reflect on your recent nuptials and dream about your future lives together!

El Chalten - Trekking

3. Whale Watch in Puerto Madryn

For animal lovers who want the chance to get up close and personal with some of Argentina’s diverse wildlife, a visit to Puerto Madryn is mandatory! Located on Golfo Nuevo, which is formed by the Valdes Peninsula and Punta Ninfas, Puerto Madryn offers numerous excursions for visitors looking to explore the natural wonders of the region and the creatures that inhabit it. It is actually known as Argentina’s prime location for whale watching (definitely not your everyday honeymoon activity)! Depending on the time of the year, visitors can get a glimpse of these whales or can venture a short distance south to find South America’s largest Magellan penguin colony in Punta Tombo. The Valdes Peninsula is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, which will make for some great travel stories once your return home.

4. Diversify Your Time in Torres del Paine

Most people who come to Torres del Paine is planning on doing one thing: hiking the W Circuit. But there are plenty of other things to do while you’re there! If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, then consider one of the following-day tour options. If you love to cycle, get ready for an amazing ride! There are numerous cycling routes throughout the park which lead visitors to the most unbelievable views of the mountains, lakes, and glaciers of Torres del Paine. You can also take your adventures to the water by participating in a boat tour across Grey Lake, and then spend the afternoon navigating around the glaciers. You can always try navigating the icy waters around the by kayak if that’s more your style!

5. Relax on a Patagonia Honeymoon Cruise

If you like the sound of an adventure-packed, nature-inspired honeymoon, but also prefer to have the familiar comforts of a typical vacation, then the Australis Cruise line is the perfect option for your special celebration! Experience incredible views of the Patagonia glaciers as you sail through icy waters, and set foot on Patagonian soil for exciting excursions with Argentina animals. Depending on the time of year, you can also take special trips, ranging from whale watching to retracing Darwin’s voyage, to photo safaris. It mixes the best of both worlds by blending a touch of luxury with the wild outdoors. 

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