Author : Rudolf Abraham
ISBN : 9781783623839
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29.16 MB
Format : PDF
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Guidebook to walking and trekking in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, areas of Patagonia. Eight different walks and treks are described, including the 10-11 day Torres del Paine Circuit, one of the world's great treks, as well as the shorter Half Circuit (4-5 days). The guide also includes other multi day treks and several day walks, as well as excursions from both Puerto Natales and El Calafate. The 140km Torres del Paine 'O' Circuit in the far southern Andes is a long-distance trek of staggering beauty, as it circuits the Paine massif. This route typically takes 10-11 days to complete and is suitable for competent trekkers. While Torres del Paine National Park offers a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. The guidebook helps walkers and trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence, and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to walking and trekking in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares.
Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel features 30 different adventure sections and is jam-packed with breathtaking photography. There are adventures for all travellers, including “soft” experiences for those testing their bravery levels and extreme adventures for adrenalin junkies, each rated by physical, psychological, skill and wow factor! Whether your appetite for adrenalin takes you to arctic freezes, ocean depths or sweltering deserts, this book will tell you how, why and when to plan your ultimate adventure. Written by trekker extraordinaire Gregg Witt, who brings cultural sensitivity and humour, as well as concise practical information. You’ll find maps and safety tips as well as advice on the best local guides, essential gear and safety tips. Make the most of your time on Earth with this spectacular foray into world adventures.
This is a budget version of the travel guide with reduced printing costs; it is black and white (b/w) inside. The book is an unique and the most complete "smart" travel guide, which I made, at first, to be solely used in my own, after buying so many travel guides and still feeling - they aren't good enough for my adventures to explore wilderness as a biologist and wildlife/travel photographer. I was missing it during my trip to Patagonia in 2017, otherwise, I would be much more efficient as a wildlife photographer and traveler. This is my second book in the "wilderness explorer" series (first one I wrote about Peninsula Valdes, see it at 13 Amazon webstores: www.amazon.com/dp/B078RC9QC2), which I hope, will be a good "practical tool", an all-to-know set of guide books for you (for me as well), while you are exploring the world with responsible mind and open heart as a truly nature lover. The book contains 90 GPS coordinates of important to know places, 40 website links, covering all the important campsites, hotels, viewpoints, trails, key sightseeing, it has a detailed trekking map, and 14 photographs I made in March-April 2017. The book first describes how to get in/out the park, all park's updated rules and prices, then how to design your trekking route and how to book all accommodation in the park and nearby. In addition to popular "W" and "O" trekking circuits in the park, I give information about another 6 less-known, secret "off-the-bitten-pass" trails. I also give all the details for wild and paid camping, hotels, hostels, domes, cabins, food stores, roads conditions, travel scenarios, public buses, prices for touristic services, paid tours, wildlife safaris, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding. At the end of the guide, I give detailed information what kind of wild animals and where you can meet in the park (puma, condors, huemul, guanaco, fox) and their behavior. I also describe where you can find fossils from Jurassic Era of ichthyosaur, of a large prehistoric marine dolphin-like predator, or to see ancient cave paintings of indigenous tribes lived here 3000-8000 years ago. The book can be equally useful for "budget" adventure seekers, solo/group travelers, "fast & easy" with a rented car/campers or travel agency users as well as for paid wildlife and travel photographers on a mission.Printed versions of the book just went far beyond of my anticipations; quality is highest standard possible, they are rather small (15x23 cm), light-weight (only 150 g each), fully colorful inside with maps and GPS coordinates, pages are robustly made and glued, the cover is made of water-repellent paper, books are flexible, you can bend them, nothing will happen... though, they are ideal to put them into your backpack and use them while you travel through wonderful Patagonia... Enjoy and take care!
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this breathtakingly beautiful country. Tour picturesque Chilean vineyards, stargaze in the Atacama Desert, explore the glaciers of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia or admire Rapa Nui's moai statues: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Chile and Easter Island with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Chile and Easter Island: - Over 35 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Chile and Easter Island, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans detail iconic sights such as Santiago's fascinating Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and leafy Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, the unusual Casa Museo Isla Negra, the breathtaking Rano Raraku and more - Colour photographs of Chile's colonial cities, historic architecture, museums and art galleries, ancient settlements, colourful towns and villages, natural wonders and spectacular landscapes - including mountains, glaciers, geysers, beaches, lakes, volcanoes, and flora and fauna - as well as Easter Island's fascinating archaeological sites, mysterious monuments, crater lakes, plus nearby Robinson Crusoe Island, with its dramatic volcanic landscape and endemic flora and fauna - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Santiago, including Plaza de Armas and Santiago Centro, West of Santiago Centro, Northeast of Santiago Centro; Chile beyond the capital, including Central Valley, Norte Grande and Norte Chico, Lake District and Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego; Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Island - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's rich history and culture, iconic architecture, ancient settlements, festivals and events, and more - Experience Chile and Easter Island with features on the landscape and wildlife, the biodiversity of Chile, peoples of Chile and Easter Island, music and dance, literature, theatre and cinema, Chilean art and architecture, sports in Chile, Fiestas Patrias, funiculars of Valparaíso, history of wine in Chile, regional arts and crafts, pukaras and the Camino del Inca, myths and folklore of Chiloé, and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Chile and Easter Island is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Chile and Easter Island. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Planning to explore more of South America? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Argentina or DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Peru. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.