Item description for Time Out Patagonia (Time Out Guides) by Matt Chesterton...
This authoritative guide leads adventurous travelers from shimmering lakes and monstrous peaks to remote hamlets and bustling tourist centers, and recommends where to find the best regional foods and products in each. The national parks of Argentina and Chile, plus whale-watching at Península Valdés, are explored in depth. Introductory chapters frame this diverse, exciting region in its historic, political, and cultural context.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Time Out
ISBN 1904978460 ISBN13 9781904978466
Reviews - What do customers think about Time Out Patagonia (Time Out Guides)?
Not for the average traveller Oct 19, 2007
It contains less information as it is thinner. It is organized more like documentary than guides, as you have your own transportation and go for trekking for days into the wildernss in both Chile and Argentina. It doesn't have the info of the popular tourist towns, accomdations and excursion operators. I bought also the Footprint and Rough Guide for the 40 days backpack trip mainly in Argentina in Dec 2007. They complementing each other and I personally like the Footprint. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about the trip.
If you are traveling to Patagonia take this guide! Feb 27, 2007
I have just returned from traveling five weeks through Patagonia and found myself using "Time Out" regularly for its engaging history, cultural and overall coverage.
I started out in the Argentinean Lake District (Bariloche) and wove my way down to Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia), crossing various times between Argentina and Chile. "Time Out" was my companion guide to both "Footprint" and "Rough Guides".
No other guide gives you as much information regarding outdoor activies: Hiking, Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Skiing; even Scuba Diving (you can dive the icy waters of Ushuaia!). The writing is engaging and erudite. For those that love nature no other guide gives you as much as this guide.
HOWEVER, "Time Out Patagonia" should not be considered as your primary travel guide. It is more of a companion guide. It offers only a handful of restaurant and hotel recommendations, and often these recommendations are the most expensive. The small maps in this book are pathetic, and will help you locate nothing of significance.
"Time Out Patagonia" fills in the gaps that the other guides have. This is the guide you will read after the other guides have helped you with your accommodations and eateries (consider: Footprint Argentina 2006 - highly recommended - see my review). Strongly Recommended.
A must for Patagonia Jan 16, 2007
Excellent guide for someone taking a trip to Patagonia. Precise in the level of information provided. It was used extensively during the 8 thousand mile trip by car. It helped in taking many decisions on sights and where to drive to and what to see.
Don't miss this one Dec 21, 2003
This book has an amazing amount of information on Patagonia in general, and specifically Valdes Peninsula where I will be visiting. I was going to spend a lot of money with tour packages, uncertain accommodations, and a guy waiting at the airport holding up my name on a poster board...but now I can arrange it myself with this book and a taxi.