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Argentine Sports:
Patagonia Hiking and Trekking


Trekking and hiking have become very popular in the last few years. There are few destinations that can match Argentina's magnificent settings and regional splendor. Many regions offer treks that last anywhere from half a day to a number of weeks. In particular, the Andes mountains provide the perfect atmosphere and backdrop to many trekking opportunities.

Usually a professional guide takes a group of trekkers or hikers on the adventure while cooks and other personnel prepare food and take care of all the necessities. Many trekking tours stay overnight in beautiful and desolate parts where camping is the most common form of lodging. Other tours stay at small inns and hotels on the way.

Patagonia is the main hiking region in Argentina, and destinations there such as El Calafate, El Chalten, Torres del Paine, and Ushuaia each offer unique and special hiking highlights. Read an introduction to these places on this page, and then follow the link to further information about each destination and the hiking that can be enjoyed there.

Bariloche:
Bariloche is a popular winter and summer resort nestled in the Andes mountains. This growing resort sits in front of beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi and much resembles a Swiss village with wooden facades and surrounding green rolling hills.
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El Calafate:
The Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate is the most impressive glacier in Patagonia. On your Argentina hiking vacation, a memorable minitrek on this glacier will be a wonderful complement to the other great hiking you can do in this region.
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El Chalten:
This small village is world renowned as one of the greatest hiking destinations in the world. Explore the mountains Fitz Roy and Los Torres, along with the amazing lakes, glaciers and forests nearby.
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Torres del Paine:
This huge park is located just over the border in Chile and happens to be one of the world's most beautiful locations bar none. Experience unmatched surroundings while staying in a variety of quality lodgings or camps.
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Tierra del Fuego:
Tierra del Fuego, or the Land of Fire, is a natural treasure in the south of Argentina. Wildlife and glaciers are highlights of this region, while the world's southernmost town of Ushuaia is your base at this wonderful destination.
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