If you have the opportunity to explore this amazing and vast area, start planning, as you’ll find exciting places, rare species of flora and fauna, as well as sceneries and colours that will leave you breathless. Patagonia is an exotic and diverse region that once you visit it, it will make you want to come back to be able to explore more of its richness. Remember that the busiest times to visit are December through February, however you can visit all year long.
To plan this fantastic trip, you can consider arriving either by air from Buenos Aires or from Santiago de Chile, or by water using a bus-boat-shuttle between Argentina’s San Carlos de Bariloche and Chile’s Puerto Montt, or use the cruise between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia. Either way you prefer, you’ll be amazed by the amount of things you can do at either destination, so plan to reserve a day or two to start enjoying this amazing experience.
Some highlights for this trip of a lifetime are:
San Carlos de Bariloche
This Euro-Andean hub is the largest city of the Lake District, and has many settings to captivate you such as its rustic charm, winter village, delicious chocolate, and wild surroundings. If you enjoy museums, and are fascinated by natural history and conservation, then you should visit Museo de la Patagonia Francisco P. Moreno.
National Park Nahuel Huapi is the center for many outdoor activities that you can take advantage of doing, ranging from white water rafting, to fishing, kayaking, and hiking. While enjoying any of these activities, you can admire the spectacular view of the wildlife and sceneries. Certainly not something you see everyday.
From here you can witness the panoramic views of the Andes and Lago Nahuel Huapi.
Glacier Perito Moreno
Let your eyes stare into the deep blue and emerald green of glacier Perito Moreno, and listen to the rumbling river of ice, located at National Park Los Glaciares. Take as little as a few days to a few weeks to explore and admire this spectacular sight.
Tierra del Fuego
Visit the southernmost extreme of the Americas. Just south of the Strait of Magellan, you’ll find this fantastic area where you can do some fly-fishing, take an Antarctic cruise, or enjoy some of its hiking trails. It’s also perfect for wildlife viewing, and you can also find a prison museum here.
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