South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Patagonia in winter - possible/ advisable??

Jump to last reply

We are planning on spending 6 months in South America from Feb-March to Aug 2013. Our main focus will be on Ecuador where we will probably spend the first 3 months. from there we are thinking of travelling overland through Peru visiting some places we haven't been before and maybe returning to Cusco for a few days before crossing into Bolivia via Puno/Titicaca and maybe spending about a month there.

What I would really like to do is to visit some of the places in Southern Patagonia we regretted not visiting the last time we were in SA, notably Torres de Paine, Tierra del Fuego, Perito Moreno, Ushaia etc. However, as it is likely to be mid winter by the time we get there i.e. July/Aug is this a totally ridiculous idea or is it still possible to visit at this time of year?

I suppose, I could reverse our itinerary and leave Ecuador until last but flights from Europe seem to favour flying into Quito or Lima rather than Santiago in terms of cost. I am looking at One World Alliance flights with Iberia and LAN mainly because of the air pass I can purchase for internal flights (although this is still not a great bargain!).

Any thoughts, suggestion or opinions would be much appreciated.

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 driving to salvador
  2. 2 Trip Report Glover escapes cold again and returns to Colombia and Mexico
  3. 3 Trip Report Headed to Bogota and Villa de Leyva next week!
  4. 4 1 day in Rio
  5. 5 Peru itinerary in March.. Comments needed please
  6. 6 Peru in 7 (full) days: Cuzco, Puno, Arequipa
  7. 7 Currency Woes
  8. 8 Bogota - Is it safe?
  9. 9 Argentina (and Chile?): basic itinerary
  10. 10 Just a week!
  11. 11 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  12. 12 MP, SV and Cusco in July - itinerary questions
  13. 13 Trip Report NatGeo Patagonia trip
  14. 14 Trip Report Walking The Streets Of Buenos Aires
  15. 15 Trip Report Peru: Kaleidoscope of Colors. Amazon Cruise, Machu Picchu, Jungle Lodges
  16. 16 Quito trip
  17. 17 Hiring a driver in the Sacred Valley.....suggestions please
  18. 18 2 "free days" in Lake District
  19. 19 Peru advice, and are there any monkeys?
  20. 20 Chile - Casablanca region vineyard tours. Any recommendations?
  21. 21 Solo female travelling around South America
  22. 22 Bariloche car rental
  23. 23 A Camera Question for the Photogs Out There
  24. 24 Galapagos Islands
  25. 25 Trip to Argentina - Help with Patagonia needed!
View next 25 » Back to the top