The earliest European navigation charts of the New World sometimes labeled Patagonia with the Latin legend 'regio gigantum', Region of the Giants. That is because one of the few survivors of the Magellan expedition, the first to circle the globe from 1519 to 1522, reported that the region was inhabited by giants. Ferdinand Magellan himself described the indigenous inhabitants as “Patagão” (or Patagon), thereby bestowing the name “Patagonia” upon the far southern reaches of South America.
Today we know with certainty that Patagonia is indeed the realm of giants, including the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine Massif, Mt. Fitz Roy, the South Patagonian Ice Field and it's mammoth glaciers like Perito Moreno. The sweeping expansiveness of this landscape, with such intensly saturated natural hues and jagged, yet organic shapes, gives us a sense that it may somehow have descended from another realm; as though its imposing natural beauty were a vision or porthole into another world.
Only with Quasar Expeditions, and our Jeep® Overland Safaris, are you able to grasp the full essence of this marvelous region and discover the dozens of must-see destinations it has to offer.