Here’s how we (first-timers/non-hikers) hiked and survived the Torres del Paine W Trek from West to East in 4 days and 3 nights. We walked a total of 65.5km, averaging 6 hours of walking each day in the wonderful Patagonia weather. All the timings below are ours and the distances are from the national park map and Adventure Alan.
The main reason for stopping by El Calafate is to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. It’s quite expensive, especially if you want to do the glacier walk or take the boat out. We’ve done the glacier walk in NZ so decided to give this a miss.
After a long flight from Auckland, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires and have officially started our journey through South America! Here are our highlights over 5 days in the Paris of South America and melting pot of immigrants.
While doing research for our South America trip, we didn’t find that many travel blogs by Singaporeans or Malaysians. We hope others who are thinking of South America as their next stop would find this useful.
Well, if you haven’t heard, we decided to leave our jobs and make 2017 a year of adventure. So far, South America, Spain, Japan and South East Asia have made it to our list. This will be our first time travelling for an extended period of time and after reading countless travel blogs and websites, we have prepared our very own travel packing list, specifically for South America.
We never imagined we would be able to see the lights “live” and in person dancing right above us. It was during a trip to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand that we found out about the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) and that was when seeing the lights moved to the top of our bucket list.