How to Prepare Yourself for a Holiday to Patagonia

If visiting Patagonia is on the cards for you, you’re one lucky son of a gun. Better yet if you’ve actually booked a trip and are getting ready to go!

Going on holiday is always exciting, but getting yourself prepped and ready can also be a difficult, time consuming and stressful situation. But it doesn’t have to be!

Luckily for you, we’re here to help out and make sure that you have a wonderful and stress-free holiday to one of the most beautiful regions in the world – Patagonia.

Here are some of the best ways you can prepare yourself for a trip to Patagonia.

Be Aware of the Season You’re Heading Into

It’s normally recommended to visit anytime from September to March if you’re looking for the best weather. During this period, it’s normally a bit warmer and a little less rainy.

However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not rainy at all during this time. In fact, Patagonia, both the Argentinian and Chilean parts, is known for its rainy and windy weather. Even if it may be warmer from September to March, when it does rain – which it most likely will – things tend to cool down significantly.

So be prepared for unpredictable and potentially wet weather. Pack appropriate clothing and consider these things when planning activities!

Get Fit

We’re not saying that you need to be an extreme athlete to visit Patagonia – of course you don’t – but if you’d like to get the full experience and be able to take part in the all the cool activities, being fit will really help.

A visit to Patagonia is most likely going to be centred on outdoor activities and being active. That is, spending time in the mountains and outdoors – hiking, skiing and so forth.

Some of these things may be ranked easy, as things that can be done by visitors of any skill level. However, others may be a bit more difficult and may require more skill and fitness. If you’d like to get the full experience, make sure you check out what is required for the things you want to do – for instance, if there’s a particular hike you’re planning on doing – so that you’re not disappointed when you get there.

Save Up

While this may be one of the most obvious tips of all, it’s probably the most important. You may not be visiting a super expensive European country like Switzerland, but traveling all over Patagonia gets expensive quickly – especially if you’re planning on exploring parts of both Argentina and Chile.

If this is what you’d like to do, you’ll need to budget for some serious transport expenses. The other component is that if you’d really like to see a lot of the region, you’re going to need to spend a decent amount of time in Patagonia which ends up being quite pricey. You don’t want to have to rush from place to place, so rather make sure you’re in a financial position to really hang out and explore the places you’re visiting before you go. Start saving well in advance, and if you win any money playing the tragamonedas Chile has to offer, add it to your budget. The more money you have, the longer you can spend exploring this part of the world.