Chile Islands and fjords of southern Patagonia

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OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Islands and fjords of southern Patagonia

Southernmost Patagonia is a wilderness of jagged fjords and towering glaciers, where the frostbitten Andes finally slope into the sea. Weather conditions here are the most extreme in the region and are prone to rapid fluctuations. Summer runs from December - February, with cool temperatures and strong, persistent winds (December - February). These months offer long days with the clearest skies and good visibility, though rain and snowfall are always a possibility. The shoulder seasons of March - April and October - November are chilly but pleasant, with fewer visitors meaning you’re likely to glimpse more wildlife. From June - September the land is carpeted in glistening snow, which reduces access to hiking trails but opens up the possibility of skiing. The shadowy fjords and turquoise lakes of this impossibly remote land are best explored on an expedition cruise.

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  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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