Argentina’s Patagonia is home to some of the world’s most stunning vistas. The northern lake region surrounding Bariloche is a popular summer destination for fly fisherman and hikers and South America’s top ski resort in winter. Head south to trek the country’s best hikes in El Chalten and stand in awe of the country’s glaciers. Penguins and whales flock to the Atlantic Coast and the end of the world in Ushuaia.
patagonia at a glance
Provinces: La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego
Highlights: The Lake District from San Martín de los Andes to Bariloche, the hikes of El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the wildlife of the Peninsula Valdes, Argentina’s southernmost point in Ushuaia
When to visit: The summer months have the best weather for the hiking and outdoor sports Patagonia is famous for. Late Fall and early Spring have great weather and smaller crowds. Visit the ski resorts from July to early September.
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You could spend a lifetime in Patagonia and still not see it all. But that won’t stop me from trying and below are all of my Patagonia travel guides to help you explore Argentina’s natural beauty.
I couldn’t pick a favorite destination if I tried but Peninsula Valdes’ wildlife and the national parks of the northern Lake District rank very high.
The two major Patagonia destinations I’m still anxious to explore are Ushuaia and El Chalten. I hope to remedy that as soon as possible, stay tuned!