Patagonia's vastness is almost mythical. The land of Mount Fitz Roy and the enormous Perito Moreno glacier is also home to miles upon miles of emptiness. Trek through some of the most impressive national parks in the world, watch whales bask off Peninsula Valdes and visit traditional Welsh tearooms in Gaiman. From the Ruta 40 which Che Guevara made famous with his epic motorcycle tour to the remote, rustic estancias, Footprint FocusPatagonia will provide you with comprehensive coverage of this vast region. Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Patagonia. Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where is best to eat and sleep. Includes information on ice trekking, horse riding and more. Detailed maps for Mount Fitz Roy, other key destinations. Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Packed with up-to-date information on all the key attractions and detailed information on activities that will take you off the beaten path, this Footprint FocusGuide is an ideal companion for your trip. The content of the Footprint focus Patagoniaguide has been extracted from Footprint's South American Handbook.
Australian-born Lucy E Cousins has visited over 30 countries from Jordan to Venezuela, travelling by bus, bicycle, canoe, Amazon ferry and on foot, and has lived in London, Bolivia and Argentina. In 2004, while backpacking for a year around South America, she fell in love with Buenos Aires. Two years later she moved there to start her own English-language newspaper called The Argentimes. She has since worked as the editor of the Buenos Aires pages of ontheroadtravel.com, and the South American Explorers magazine and is the director of the Buenos Aires office of the South American Explorers. She has previously written for Condé Nast Traveller, Timeout and several other publications in Buenos Aires, Australia and Bolivia.