A place that has been on our list from day one is Perito Moreno. An enormous glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park close to El Calafate. We have heard so many good things about it from other travelers, but nothing could prepare us for seeing it up close.
When I think of cozy I imagine myself sitting on a very comfy couch, drinking a warm cup of coffee (tea or hot chocolate if you prefer) admiring a mountain lake through the window of a welcoming wooden cabin. This is how life can be around the lake region of Argentina. Keep reading!
From Valparaiso we went south to Pucon with one purpose: hiking the Villarrica Volcano! Pucon has that mountain town feeling, very clean, rustic wood cabins everywhere, offering many outdoor activities with gorgeous views to the Villarrica volcano and the Vilarrica lake. We had heard comments that the excursions to the volcano can depend on the weather so we went to a guide agency right away to make sure we could go the next day. They also recommended us a cozy hostel/house ran by a sweet Chilean lady named Lucia. Keep reading!
A new country to cross off from our wish list: Chile! It took us six hours from Mendoza to go over the border to Valparaiso and I can’t tell you how happy we were to see and feel the breeze of the Pacific, we were craving it! Some words that describe Valparaiso: hipster, bohemian, beach, cultural, art, graffiti, Pablo Neruda, left, colorful, sunsets. Keep reading!
We arrived in Mendoza last Thursday (Feb 2nd). First things first, I need to mention that buses in Argentina (Andesmar and Flechabus in particular) are AMAZINGLY comfortable. Their buses include WiFi, meals, wine, whiskey, and some even play bingo for free bottles of wine! This is a big plus when traveling because some distances are very long, more than 20 hours.
Back to Mendoza… a fairly large city, the 4th largest city in Argentina and the largest wine producer in Latin America. There are many activities one can do here: hiking, canopy tours or zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping, skydiving, horse riding, etc. Despite all of this, being the good wine-o’s we are, the main reason why we wanted to visit the area was to visit wineries and drink!