Visit Argentinian Patagonia
Patagonia is one of South America's most impressive and inspiring regions in which to travel. Pristine lakes and imposing glaciers, vast treeless plateaus and the towering snow-capped peaks of the Andes dominate, making Patagonia a real highlight to any Argentina holiday. Its treacherous peaks and dramatic coastlines are also home to a range of notable wildlife. Southern right whales come to calf in the sheltered bays of Peninsula Valdés, and can be seen on boat trips close to the shore. The Parque National Tierra de Fuego, meanwhile, is noted for its abundant seabirds.
People have lived in the Patagonia wilderness since 10,000 BC, although it remains a largely unpopulated and untamed region. European immigrants in the past few centuries have left their mark, including a prominent Welsh community that has grown since the first 150 Welsh settlers arrived in Patagonia in 1865. Given the desolate beauty of the landscape, it's easy to see why they stayed.
Top itineraries in Argentinian Patagonia
Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls before living life gaucho style at an estancia on the outskirts of the capital, all on this 13-day tailor-made itinerary.
Prepare for a Patagonian adventure with channel cruises, glacier visits and luxury national park campsites. This 16-day tailor-made journey begins in Buenos Aires before taking the wilds of Tierra del Fuego, Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and the advancing ice of Perito Moreno Glacier.
This 13-day tailor-made tour takes in all of Argentina's top wildlife-viewing regions, from the whales and penguins of Peninsula Valdés to the caiman and capybara of the Iberá Wetlands and the colourful birdlife of Iguazú Falls.
Top places to stay in Argentinian Patagonia
Spectacularly located on a 4,000-hectare estate amid true Patagonian wilderness, this Relais & Chateaux lodge offers 17 spacious suites, sumptuous meals, superlative service and activities ranging from glacier trekking to condor gazing.
A lakeside lodge complete with decadent spa and gourmet restaurant, this Relais and Câteaux offering is ideal for a picturesque getaway.
On included excursions explore glaciers, mountains and lakes by foot, horse or boat, staying in a historic estancia.
Where to go in Argentinian Patagonia
Mount Fitz Roy is situated in the Los Glaciares National Park and is one of the Andes' most iconic peaks, named after the captain of the Beagle, who saw it from afar in 1833. Jutting sharply above the surrounding peaks as polished granite towers shoot to the sky, Mount Fitz Roy is still considered …
Los Glaciares National Park is one of Argentina's most spectacular national parks and a superb tailor made travel destination. The park is named after the 47 major glaciers that lie within it, some of which crumble into the park's great lakes in dramatic fashion.
Tierra del Fuego is the southernmost province of Argentina, separated from the rest of the country by the Strait of Magellan. The province shares the island of Isla Grande with Chile, but its territory extends to the eastern Isla de los Estados and, controversially, the Falkland Islands.
When to go to Argentinian Patagonia
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