Patagonia stretches across southern Argentina and Chile, straddling both sides of the Andes Mountains. And while the Chilean side is beloved for the iconic landscapes of Torres del Paine, Argentina’s Patagonia province is also stunning (and home to the equally as impressive Fitz Roy mountainscape). Visitors to Argentine Patagonia can expect to see spectacular glaciers and deep glacial lakes, as well as wildlife such as condors and puma. A visit here can also be combined with Chile and the Atacama Desert.
Perfect forAdventurers | Families | Trailblazers | Soul Searchers
When to goDecember-February | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
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Essential Argentine Patagonia
The best trips to Patagonia require planning well ahead, as sights and activities are remote and require pre-purchased admission. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Most visitors to Calafate arrive via Buenos Aires or Bariloche, in Northern Patagonia. If traveling from the Argentinian capital, check if your flight has a short stopovers in Bariloche or Ushuaia. Indagare-recommended lodges are in the countryside beyond Calafate, but be sure to stop in town to see the Glaciarium Museum.
This morning, ask your lodge to pack a picnic lunch and join an Indagare-recommended guide for a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier. Excursions include mini-trekking on the glacier or a full-day ice climb. Then, enjoy lunch by the glacier then explore the catwalks down the opposite face. Return to your lodge for dinner.
Depart your lodge early to board a boat to a remote ranch reachable only by water. You’ll cruise through broken pieces of glaciers and see the vast Upsala glacier along the way. Upon arrival, choose from a variety of activities, including horseback riding, four-wheel excursions, hiking and fishing. Return via boat for dinner at your lodge.
Where To Stay
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