Patagonia is a wild and diverse land, full of extreme landscapes ranging from deserts to deep rain forests and from endless plains to dramatic peaks. A territory that still remains pristine and full of wildlife, reminding us how our planet was long before we set foot on it. The last territory on Earth conquered by humankind, full of myths and stories of native Peoples, conquerors, pioneers, and adventurers. For a lot of o reasons Patagonia is really “the last frontier”.
Because is a wild and diverse land, full of extreme landscapes ranging from deserts to deep rain forests and from endless plains to dramatic peaks. Patagonia still remains pristine and full of wildlife, reminding us how our planet was long before we set foot on it. The last territory on Earth conquered by humankind, full of myths and stories of native Peoples, conquerors, pioneers, and adventurers. For a lot of o reasons Patagonia is really “the last frontier”.
At the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The Colorado and Bio Bio rivers are its north limits, going down to Cape Horn, on Tierra del Fuego. The region comprises the southern end of the Andes mountain range, as well as grasslands, steppes, deserts and two coasts: an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean and a western one towards the Pacific.
Patagonia is a huge territory of more than 1 million km2 75% in Argentina, 25% in Chile. The main airports are in Bariloche, El Calafate, Trelew and Comodoro Rivadavia in Argentina, with several daily connection to Buenos Aires and Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas in Chile, connecting to Santiago.
Mount Fitz Roy, PatagoniaMost travel guides and major travel companies focus just on small areas of Patagonia such us the Lake District and the Perito Moreno Glacier areas on the Argentinian side and Torres del Paine in Chile but there is definitely much more to it. Our recommendation if to use that places as starting or ending points but going deeper, getting off the beaten track to explore the most remote and isolated areas that make Patagonia so unique and striking.
Route 40 on the Argentinian side and Carretera Austral in Chile are the backbones that connect the amazing lakes and forests of north Patagonia with the dramatic mountains and glaciers of southern Patagonia, with the mostly flat Patagonian steppe in the middle. Route 3 goes by the entire Atlantic coast. By taking one of our tours you can really get a feel of the extreme landscapes that make up this part of the world.
Seasons here are very well-defined: mild springs, warm and mostly dry summers, rainy autumns and cold winters with frequent snowfalls. Each one has different attractions. Spring and summer are great for long tours when the good weather and the long hours of daylight allow spending the whole day outdoors. Autumn is amazing on the Lake District, with the Andean forest tree species turning yellow, orange and fire-red. In winter you can enjoy snow sports, like skiing in Bariloche or San Martin de los Andes or enjoying the icy landscapes on a snowshoe hike.
Two recently created national parks in Argentina and Chile represent the essence of everything Patagonia is about. On this corner in Southern South America, there is a new touristic circuit covering both countries and sharing a name that says it all: Patagonia National Park. In this post we are going to tell you about the Argentinian side of these amazing areas and everything it has to offer.
The Pehuén Region or Pehuén Route is a touristic route that covers the mountain area in the center-west of the Neuquén province, north of the Argentine Patagonia. The central theme of the route is the presence in this region of the only Araucaria (or Pehuén for the native Mapuches) forests in Argentina. The route links the three main touristic centers of the region: Aluminé, Villa Pehuenia and Caviahue-Copahue. Other towns like Zapala, Las Lajas and Loncopué are the points of access or stopover along the route.READ MORE
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