What do you get when you take a camel, remove its humps, shrink it, and set it down in South America? A guanaco. Head to the Patagonia region, and odds are you'll see a lot of them. Here, Journeys traveler Kay Knapton shares her experience with these herd mammals—and how her group went from unabashed excitement to blasé familiarity.
Patagonia is a wilderness region known for its luscious landscapes and staggering peaks. For those who aren’t afraid of heights and love the great outdoors, Patagonia hiking is some of the best in the world. From long flat treks to steep climbs, there’s so much variety and challenge in hiking Patagonia.
Kellyn, a 23-year-old college student studying to be a social worker, recently returned from a Peru family vacation, where she traveled with her mother. They spent two weeks hiking, exploring, catching up, and enjoying introspective time. Of all the experiences, though, the most valuable for her was the strengthened bond between mother and daughter, one she'll take with her as she finishes college and moves into adulthood.