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Patagonia National Parks

The National Parks of Patagonia are an integral part of the wild and vast terrain of the region, the last frontier of South America. These parks serve as protected areas that aim to preserve this unique region for its important scientific interest and natural beauty. As a result, some of these parks contain the most precious and beautiful ecosystems on the planet.

Glacier National Park
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1937, this national park is world famous for the Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world. People come from all over the world to see the amazing spectacle of ice crashing into the water. The 600,000 hectares of ice fields in the Santa Cruz Province provide a stunning backdrop.
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Tierra del Fuego National Park
This park was established in 1960 to protect the southernmost Patagonian woods that border the Beagle Channel. The landscape has deep valleys and lakes and rivers divided by high mountain ridges, which is the typical scenery of the southern part of the Tierra del Fuego Province.
Further Tierra del Fuego National Park Information

Torres del Paine National Park
The Torres del Paine is one of the few biosphere reserves in the world and the most beautiful, remote, and unspoiled places anywhere. Located 2500km south of Santiago, Chile, the park is set on a spectacular mountain range with lakes, valleys, and cliffs: a place for great trekking. Even though the park is remote, the popularity of eco tourism has resulted in a pretty efficient tourist infrastructure. Visitors can camp or stay at one of the cozy hostels or five star hotels.
Further Torres del Paine National Park Information

Nahuel Huapi National Park
This was the first national park in Patagonia and continues to be one of the main attractions of the region, especially for its endangered otter colonies. The 705,000 hectares of lands include the high Andean mountains, the Patagonian Andes forest, the Patagonian Steppe, as well as many lakes and Cerro Tronador, the highest peak in the park at 3491m.
Further Nahuel Huapi National Park Information

Los Arrayanes National Park
Once part of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the Los Arranyanes was created as its own area in 1971. This national park is known for its unique Myrceugenella trees that have smooth, brown bark and twisted trunks. It covers the Quetrihue peninsula and the northern coast of Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Map of Patagonia National Parks

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