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    The 5 Best Family Vacations Right Now

    When you start plotting a family vacation, there are so many questions to answer. Where can you go that will be cool enough to make everybody enthused? How can you come up with a destination that works for those of you who have traveled a lot already, as well as the generations who haven’t seen much of the world? And can it really be done without getting buried under an avalanche of logistics?<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - Group photo" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQny" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>For the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank">best family vacation</a> ideas right now, start here. Each one of our five hand-crafted itineraries has earned the highest praise from families and offer experiences that will earn you a big thumbs-up for putting together the finest multi-generation getaway ever.<br><br><b>Wild Fun in the Galápagos</b><br>“The <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank">Galápagos</a> pushed the happy buttons of everybody in our family,” one guest raved. Family after family seconds that emotion. Exploring the islands in the fulltime company of local naturalists, it’s super easy to spot the Big Five: giant land tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and iguanas…and that’s just the beginning of our trip that was named <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/awards/" target="_blank">Best Wildlife Encounter by AFAR Magazine</a>. You’ll have chances to go mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling and boogie boarding.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - Galapagos" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQo3" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>A walk on the rim of a 6-mile-wide volcano is as awesome as they come, and there’s also a visit to a family-owned coffee plantation. Best of all, the trip is island-based so that – unlike visitors who retreat every night to small cruise ship cabins – you and your family will be ensconced in luxury boutique hotels. You get to spread your wings and hang out by the pool, go for a walk on the beach, or take a stroll in a village where the streets are made of sand. Rarely has a family vacation been so easy, exciting and enlightening all at once.<br><br><b>Costa Rica’s Eco-Extravaganza</b><br>Where else can you find yourself in a cloud of 4,000 butterflies, dig into an alfresco breakfast beside capuchin monkeys, zing through the rainforest canopy on a zipline and soak in a pool heated by a volcano? Long renowned for its incredible diversity, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/costa-rica-tours/" target="_blank">Costa Rica</a> will leave your family breathless in all of the best ways.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - Costa Rica" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQo8" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Together, you experience the natural wonders from a non-stop variety of perspectives. “I could hardly keep track! One day we were white-water rafting, on another we walked on cooled lava flows, then we tasted the coffee on an organic plantation.” And that’s not to mention visits with the students in a small village school or charging into the Pacific surf on a private beach. As small as Costa Rica is it offers an overwhelming number of options, but this smartly curated trip puts the emphasis on Manuel Antonio Park and the lush lands at the foot of Arenal Volcano. You stay in fantastic lodges that would be worth the trip all on their own – but none of you will be able to resist the call of the hummingbirds, anteaters and scarlet macaws that draw you into great Costa Rica outdoors.<br><br><b>Exotic, Easy Morocco</b><br>This guest said it best: “When I was a kid, we camped in the backyard, but now my kids have camped in the Sahara.” And that’s <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Morocco</a> in a sandy, seriously cool nutshell. You arrive at that luxury Berber encampment on a camel through the dunes in time for dinner and music and dancing around a campfire.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - Camel back riding" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQoD" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>The beauty of Morocco as a family vacation destination is how it offers something new for everybody, regardless of age. There’s the time in the medieval Medina of Fés, the souks and snake charmers of Marrakesh, the Barbary apes you spot on a walk in a cedar forest in the Atlas Mountains, wandering in an oasis lined with date palms and almond trees and eating lunch at a family farm in the remote hills. A whole caravan of experts work with your wonderful local guides so you can indulge in an utterly hassle-free vacation – and focus 100% on the exotic beauty and culture of northern Africa. As an extra bonus, Morocco is roughly the same distance as Paris from most U.S. gateway cities. “Everything was new and different,” one grandmother told us, “but we never felt outside our comfort zones.”<br><br><b>Venice, Florence &amp; Rome, Oh Yeah</b><br>“I was looking for a way to introduce some of the younger ones in our family to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italyfamily/" target="_blank">Italy</a> and pay a sentimental repeat visit to some cities I’ve loved for a long time. This trip did it for everybody!” Truly, what a week it is.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - family eating gelato" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQoI" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>You start in Venice complete with a gondola ride, the Bridge of Sighs and Piazza San Marco. In Florence, you skip to the head of the line to see Michelangelo’s David, and before “monument fatigue” sets in, you retreat to a village-style hotel in the Tuscan hills where you bike in Chianti vineyards, make pizza, and meet a family of shepherds who show you how they make cheese. To top your Italy family vacation off, you explore Rome like never before. Your local guide makes sure you see the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel and more. And there’s a gladiator training session that’s fantastic fun whether you’re in the fray or cheer from the sidelines. For iconic sights in legendary cities plus lively, unexpected activities this may just be the best way ever to fall in love with Italy.<br><br><b>An Epic Adventure in London &amp; Paris</b><br>“I used to think the ideal family vacation was a total fantasy where our 7- to 77-year-olds would smile all day. After going to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/london-and-paris-family-vacation/" target="_blank">London and Paris</a> with Classic Journeys, I can tell you that it really can happen!” This trip delivers the crème de la crème of two of the world’s great capitals in ways your whole family can appreciate. The London leg includes guided visits to the Tower of London, a ride to the top of the London Eye and a Harry Potter style afternoon tea – not to mention a sunset visit to Stonehenge where you can all explore when the site is closed to the public. Across the Channel, your local guide arranges a skip-the-line visit to the Louvre, chances to taste chocolates and pastries, and a one-of-a-kind bike ride through the 2,000-acre gardens of Versailles along with a guided visit inside the palace.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - Paris" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQoc" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>In both cities, you’ll settle into luxury hotels that put you right in the heart of the action. When we asked one family what they liked best, we heard that “everybody had different favorites. We loved it all.” If you want to win praise for the best family vacation, you couldn’t hope for better reviews than that!<br><br>All of the Classic Journeys handcrafted <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank">family vacations</a> were designed with our own families in mind. What would we all love doing together, that would provide equivalent entertainment for all of us? Book your next enthralling and memorable Classic Journeys trip with us here, or see our other family-friendly destinations!<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"><img alt="Best Family Vacations - view family tours" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LlYC&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rQow" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a>

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    The Best Luxury Luggage For Your Next Trip

    For a lot of people, the phrase “living out of your suitcase” implies that one’s life isn’t going particularly well. For those who’ve been bitten by the travel bug, it’s quite the opposite – it implies that you’re usually jetting off on a new adventure. Because we spend large chunks of our lives away from home, there’s perhaps nothing more important to seasoned travelers than a good set of luggage. <br><br>In a sense, our luggage is our home away from home, offering storage and protection for everything we need to get through the days and nights. And just like our homes, we want our luggage to be as functional as possible while having what a realtor might call “curb appeal”. But just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean it has to be delicate. Today’s luxury luggage combines cutting-edge durability (and in some cases technology) with timeless and modern design aesthetics. <br><br>There are a number of great high-end luggage brands on the market. Here’s a look at some of the best.<br><br><b>The High-End Carry-On</b><br><br>We here at Classic Journeys firmly believe that you can take any of our trips using only carry-on luggage.<br><br><a href="https://www.briggs-riley.com/collections/carry-on-luggage/products/baseline-international-carry-on-expandable-wide-body-spinner-u121cxspw" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - high end carry on" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOqR" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="https://www.briggs-riley.com/collections/carry-on-luggage/products/baseline-international-carry-on-expandable-wide-body-spinner-u121cxspw" target="_blank">Briggs &amp; Riley</a></i><br><br><a href="https://www.briggs-riley.com/collections/carry-on-luggage/products/baseline-international-carry-on-expandable-wide-body-spinner-u121cxspw" target="_blank">Briggs and Riley’s International Carry-On Wide Body Spinner</a> is a great choice for veteran suitcase-packers and solo travelers. Its dimensions allow it to find into the overhead compartment, and Briggs and Riley’s exclusive CX technology allows the bag to expand an additional 34%; once packed, it can compress back to its original size. (Of course, if you know <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/how-to-pack-a-suitcase-tips/" target="_blank">how to pack a suitcase</a>, you might not need to expand the bag.) Briggs and Riley’s confidence in their products is reflected in their lifetime guarantee policy: if a Briggs and Riley suitcase is ever damaged or broken, the company will repair it free of charge, no proof of purchase needed and no questions asked.<br><br><b>The Luxury Duffle</b><br><a href="https://www.filson.com/medium-weatherproof-leather-duffle.html#sku=11070397-fco-000978241" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - luxury duffle" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOr5" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="https://www.filson.com/medium-weatherproof-leather-duffle.html#sku=11070397-fco-000978241" target="_blank">Filson&#39;s</a></i><br><br>If you’re not quite ready to shed your vagabond/backpacker image, invest in legendary American gear manufacturer <a href="https://www.filson.com/medium-weatherproof-leather-duffle.html#sku=11070397-fco-000978241" target="_blank">Filson’s Weatherproof Leather Dufflebag</a>. For those who like to travel light, duffles are an easily portable alternative to a suitcase – and they don’t have to be made out of cheap nylon. Indeed, this bespoke bag is made from proprietary leathers procured from a 150-year old tannery. The leather is then treated to resist water and salt, making it a good choice for adventure travelers. Its 43-liter capacity is enough to hold a week’s worth of clothing, and its wool felt-lined shoulder strap makes for comfortable carrying.<br><br><b>The Aluminum Classic</b><br><a href="https://www.rimowa.com/us/en/luggage/colour/silver/check-in-m/97263004.html" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - aluminum classic" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOrK" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="http://www.rimowa.com/us/en/luggage/colour/silver/check-in-m/97263004.html" target="_blank">Rimowa</a></i><br><br>There’s just something cool about aluminum luggage. It looks great, of course, but it’s also practical – the lightweight metal is a great material for suitcases, protecting what’s inside without causing your suitcase to weigh a ton. The pioneer of aluminum luggage, German brand Rimowa, has been building aluminum luggage since the 1920s. Rimowa makes a variety of sizes, from carry-on to a full-fledged Trunk; the aluminum models also come in a variety of colors. But we think the best choice is <a href="https://www.rimowa.com/us/en/luggage/colour/silver/check-in-m/97263004.html" target="_blank">Rimowa’s Classic Check-in</a>. It comes in Medium and Large sizes, and apart from adding four wheels retains the brand’s Art Deco vibe.<br><br><b>The Colorful Hardshell</b><br><br>Tumi has become known for its eye-catching designs; it’s hard to miss a Tumi suitcase when walking through the airport. The brand’s luggage isn’t just eye candy, though. Tumi was a pioneer in lightweight, durable and functional travel bags; in the 1980s, the brand’s soft but rugged ballistic nylon bags quickly made them popular with frequent flyers.<br><br><a href="https://www.tumi.com/p/extended-trip-expandable-4-wheeled-packing-case-01248602238/?cs=true" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - colorful hardshell" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOrP" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="http://www.tumi.com/p/extended-trip-expandable-4-wheeled-packing-case-01248602238/?cs=true" target="_blank">Tumi</a></i><br><br>A focus on developing lightweight but tough materials – and making sure that their bags look as good as they perform - has kept Tumi at the top of the Best Luggage lists for years. The brand is known for its ubiquitous black bags, but we like <a href="https://www.tumi.com/p/extended-trip-expandable-4-wheeled-packing-case-01248602238/?cs=true" target="_blank">Tumi’s Extended Trip 4 Wheeled Packing Case</a>. Yes, it comes in black, but there are 9 other colors from which to choose, including a multi-colored floral print. These hardshell cases come in smaller and carry-on sizes as well – if you’re looking to outfit the kids for a Classic Journeys family trip, this line is a great choice.<br><br><b>The Modern Throwback</b><br><br>British luggage maker Globe-Trotter’s offerings look very…well, British, in the best possible way.<br><br><a href="https://www.globe-trotter.com/shop/luggage/st-moritz-30-extra-deep-suitcase-with-wheels-navy-red-polished-chrome/" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - modern throwback" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOtf" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of </i><a href="https://www.globe-trotter.com/shop/luggage/st-moritz-30-extra-deep-suitcase-with-wheels-navy-red-polished-chrome/" target="_blank"><i>Globe-Trotter</i></a><br><br>Refined, with signature leather trimming and straps, Globe-Trotter luggage harkens back to the era of great British explorers and adventurers – Antarctic traveler Robert Falcon Scott and Winston Churchill were both longtime customers. Even though a Globe-Trotter suitcase would fit right in on Agatha Christie’s Orient Express, the brand has combined its classic design with modern features. The <a href="https://www.globe-trotter.com/shop/luggage/st-moritz-30-extra-deep-suitcase-with-wheels-navy-red-polished-chrome/" target="_blank">Globe-Trotter St. Moritz</a> touts all of Globe-Trotter’s classic features and materials, but sports a pair of wheels, making it easy to move through a busy airport. <br><br><b>The Connected Carry On</b><br><br>It’s becoming harder to completely “unplug” these days, and sometimes you need to stay connected while traveling. But the challenge of finding a place to charge your phone, or being able to power up your laptop to do some work while waiting for your connecting flight, can make that difficult. Enter <a href="https://planettravelerusa.com/pages/space-case" target="_blank">Planet Traveler’s SC1</a>.<br><br><a href="https://planettravelerusa.com/pages/space-case" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - connected carry on" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOu4" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="https://planettravelerusa.com/pages/space-case" target="_blank">Planet Traveler</a></i><br><br>The company calls it The World’s Smartest Suitcase, and it’s hard to argue with them. The SC1 is a carry-on that might have been designed by James Bond’s equipment manager Q. As with many “smart” suitcases, the SC1 has a power source that allows you to charge up to 3 separate items. But there’s much more. You might not need to bother charging your phone – the SC1 has a built-in speakerphone, which doubles as a digital music player. It also has a global tracking system, in case you lose it; if someone tries to steal it, it has a proximity alarm and a biometric lock. It’ll even weigh itself, thanks to a built-in digital scale. <br><br>There are a lot of great options when it comes to luxury luggage. These are just a few of the brands making amazing suitcases; high-end luggage these days means much more than merely looking good. Both style and functionality can be found in all of these products, making them all excellent choices for your next <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/world/" target="_blank">Classic Journeys trip</a>. About the only thing these suitcases won’t do is <a href="https://modobag.com/" target="_blank">drive you to the gate</a>.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tag/travel-tips/" target="_blank"><img alt="Luxury luggage - cta" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LfwL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rOz9" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br> 

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    6 Experiences in Patagonia, Chile You Won’t Want to Miss

    <p>Back in the 1970’s, when mountaineer-turned-outdoor clothing manufacturer Yvon Chouinard needed a name for his fledgling company, he took inspiration from one of the world’s last true frontiers – back then, <a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">Patagonia, Chile</a>, was distant and mysterious, a place where few outsiders had ventured. “Patagonia” seemed like a perfect name for his new brand. He made a good choice.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Fitz Roy" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN6I" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>These days, Patagonia’s rugged and stunning highlands are much more accessible, but still maintain an air of mystery and adventure, a place that every traveler needs to visit. Here are 6 experiences in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/Patagonia-to-the-Nth-Degree/" target="_blank">Patagonia</a> that you won’t want to miss.<br> </p> <p><b>Torres del Paine National Park, Chile</b></p> <p>“Torres del Paine” literally translates to “towers of blue.” It’s an apt description of Patagonia’s most recognizable features – three massive granite towers that stretch into the skies above turquoise glacial waters.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Torres Del Paine" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN3n" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Climbing the Central Tower is a bucket list item for expert rock climbers; bring binoculars, and you may spot some on the vertical face of the 2,460-meter giant. If vertical adventures don’t appeal to you, Torres del Paine offers some of the best hiking in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tag/chile/" target="_blank">Chile</a>. The Sierra del Toro Trail is perfect for first-time visitors; you’ll be immersed in the park’s incredible scenery, and you may spot some of the region’s fabled wildlife.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - wildlife" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN47" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>The park is host to enormous Andean condors, reclusive South American gray foxes, and the endangered Andean deer.</p> <p><br><b>Grey Glacier</b></p> <p>To the west of Torres del Paine park lies the massive Grey Glacier. Reaching into Grey Lake, the enormous ice flow reaches a width of 6 kilometers and a peak height of 30 meters. You can see it from trails along the lake’s shore, but the best way to experience Grey Glacier is up close, via guided boat tours.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Grey Glacier" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN3x" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>On the water, you’ll get close enough to the glacial ice to feel the chill, and if you’re lucky you may witness the process of calving, in which chunks of the glacier peel off and drop to the water below.</p> <p><br><b>Estancias</b></p> <p>Patagonia isn’t just towering spires and chilly glaciers. There’s a thriving ranch culture in the region, and a select few of the estancias – sheep, cattle, and horse ranches – open their doors to visitors.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Sheep" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN5j" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>On a <a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">Patagonia tour</a>, you’ll spend time with gauchos, and marvel at their riding, roping and sheep-shearing skills, and enjoy a barbecue in one of the most unique places on earth. It’s a side of Chile that most visitors don’t get to experience, and an estancia visit will be a highlight of your adventure.</p> <p><br><b>Puerto Natales</b></p> <p>The port city of Puerto Natales serves as a jumping-off point for Torres del Paine excursions, but the city has plenty to offer Patagonia visitors. Art galleries and museums offer a fascinating look at Patagonian history and culture; stroll around the waterfront and take in the local shops while enjoying the excellent Patagonian cuisine.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Puerto Natales" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN5e" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>For the active-minded, taking a bike ride along the shoreline of Seno Ultima Esperanza is a great way to sightsee – give yourself some time and you’ll be able to reach the beautiful Eberhard Fjord. If you want to stretch your legs, hike up Dorotea Hill for a great view of the city below.</p> <p><br><b>Punta Arenas</b></p> <p>The town of Punta Arenas is another great destination, especially if you’re a history buff. Here you’ll encounter colonial architecture from the 19<sup>th</sup> century, remnants of the time when the region’s wool industry was booming. The Plaza Munoz Gamero features a monument to Magellan’s famous circumnavigation of the globe – it’s a local custom to rub the statue’s foot for luck.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Magellan" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN5y" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><i>Courtesy of <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plaza_Mu%C3%B1oz_Gamero_Punta_Arenas.jpg" target="_blank">Wikipedia</a></i><br><br>There are opportunities here to take side excursions to nearby national parks and reserves; one of the most popular choices is a boat trip to Isla Magdalena, home of one of the world’s largest concentrations of Magellanic penguins.</p> <p><br><b>Coyhaique</b><br><br>Visit Coyhaique, and you might think you’ve stumbled across a Chilean colony in Montana. This is due in large part to the landscape; located in the inland alpine regions, in the Aysén region of northern Chilean Patagonia, you’ll find green meadows ringed by snow-peaked mountains, with a myriad of streams, rivers and lakes.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Coyhaique" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN68" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>The city itself offers a unique mix of Patagonian frontier life and modern amenities, but as with all of Patagonia, the draw here is what the countryside has to offer. The Aysén region is a fly-fishing paradise, drawing dedicated anglers from around the world. November through May is the best time to come if you want to hook into a prize salmon or trout. And if you’ve never tried fly fishing, there’s no better place to give it a go.</p> <p>There’s an abundance of things to see and do in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">Patagonia</a>, and the best way to experience the region is with Classic Journeys. To learn more, visit our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank">Chile tours</a> page.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Patagonia, Chile - Blog CTA" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002LcLf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000rN6N" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br> </p>

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