Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere starts in March and is characterized by its change of colors. As the Southern Hemisphere moves away from the summer solstice, daylight hours gradually decrease. This means shorter days and longer nights, leading up to the winter solstice.

Why visit Patagonia in Autumn?

Patagonia in autumn is like nothing you have seen before, a time when the leaves wave like flames in the sky and the crowds disappear, leaving a barren, sparse landscape dotted with galloping guanacos, towering snow-covered peaks, and beautiful foliage as far as the eye can see. This season draws seasoned and amateur photographers who snap up the colors and the animals with happy DSLRs, reveling in the fact that the fauna is so much more abundant and inquisitive outside of the busy season.

Kayak Serrano Kayak in Rio Serrano
boat in  Glacier Grey patagonia A boat of giggly backpackers goes up close to the calving Glacier Grey
Trekking Torres del Paine Trekking to the Towers beneath trees with just a hint of autumn hue
41319805921_52f1e90612_k The Granite Towers, framed with the colors of autumn leaves
bagual horses Patagonia Wild horses, ¨baguales¨, march on while our small group lingers back
31164984437_79e23b53cf_k Lake Pehoe in April 
Guanacos Torres del Paine Guanacos huddle together and keep a watchful eye out
Domes EcoCamp The trees around EcoCamp domes flicker with color
Grey Glacier Patagonia Seeing the Grey Glacier loom on the horizon is one of life's great moments
The Towers Patagonia The Towers take on an ethereal quality beneath the autumn sunshine.
EcoCamp buys directly from local farmers EcoCamp buys directly from local farmers
The Valley Patagonia The valley slices through the mountains like sharp paper


If You Go... 

Be sure to remember your layers, breathable fabrics, and good shoes, and be prepared for all weather. Our sister blog over at Cascada Expediciones has some fantastic information about each of the seasons and what gear you should bring so make sure you give those a read.

And, just in case you want to binge a bit more on Patagonia, here is a bonus video taken when the explorer and writer, Amyr Klink, visited us at EcoCamp. Enjoy!


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