Patagonia, the land of wonders, is a very big region taking up most of Southern Argentina.
The region features a glacier-dotted mountainous interior, unique coastal wildlife and amazing Andean national parks. The mountains and lakes in Patagonia are also some of the most beautiful of all found in the world.
Argentinian Patagonia can be broken up into the smaller travel destinations: The Lake Region, Atlantic Patagonia, Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Each destination is very unique and offers much to entice the visitor. Take a look at the Map of Patagonia to better understand the region.
Bariloche and The Lake Region
Bariloche, the beautiful city at the center of the Lake Region much resembles European alpine resorts, with spectacular surrounding scenery. In Bariloche you can take a trip around magnificent lakes, explore the scenic mountains, or partake in numerous sports activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, biking and whitewater rafting. Excellent lodgings, views and a plethora of activities make Bariloche the most popular destinaiton in Patagonia.
El Calafate and Southern Patagonia
El Calafate is the center and gateway to exploring the amazing wonders of nature in Southern Patagonia.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a true highlight of this destination and the Upsala Glacier, among others in Glacier National Park, is quite memorable. Don't forget to also visit the hiking haven of El Chalten, and travel to the Torres del Paine National Park in nearby Chile.
Peninsula Valdes and Atlantic Patagonia
The beautiful Peninsula Valdes is a natural habitat for various Patagonian animals. Go whale watching, visit a huge penguin colony, and observe sea lions, birds, and other wildlife which is found in large numbers around the beautiful Peninsula Valdes. The coastal city of Puerto Madryn is the base of most explorations of Peninsula Valdes.
Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
The southern tip of Argentina, or the area in the South of Patagonia, is called Tierra del Fuego. Explore glaciers, magnificent and historic ocean channels, and penguin colonies in a setting that is unmatched in natural beauty and uniquness. The Southern-most city in the world is called Ushuaia, and will be your base for exploring this region.
Patagonia's Parks, Hotels and Estancias
Patagonias biggest attractions are the national parks that the large region is composed of. For those that can afford the expense, there are a few lodging options that are truly unmatched. These hotels are the only one that were built in places of great beauty and do maximize the experience of visiting the region. They are also the most luxurious options available. Similarly, estancias, or guest ranches, are located in very special places in Patagonia while being less luxurious and more traditional.
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