- 1. Big Feet: Turns out Patagonia wasn't named after a cool outdoor clothing company - the explorer Magellan named the region after the native people there. He used the word Patagon, or giant, to describe the group, who were an average height of about 6-feet tall, much taller than the Europeans of the time.
- 2. The folklore: Humans have inhabited Patagonia since 10,000 BCE, if not longer, and traces of past settlements can be found across the region.
- 3. Ancient wilderness: The Patagonian region of Santa Cruz in Argentina is home to a 52-square mile petrified forest. The forest grew 150-million years ago during the Jurassic period and was later buried under volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Cretaceous Period, when the Andes began formation.
- 4. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
- 5. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, indulge in ultimate relaxation and the best gourmet dining in Southern Patagonia.
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