Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia & The Pampas

Literally travel to the ends of the Earth and witness the breathtaking vistas and extraordinary wildlife of Patagonia, South America. Or you can learn to ride with genuine gauchos on vast old estancias are some of the tours in Patagonia. For adventurers it’s a planet’s “edge” destination—nature in its wildest form.

GOOD TIME TO VISIT: September to April

Because of its remoteness and inaccessibility, Patagonia has always been a place of myths and legends.
But now you can follow in the footsteps of the illusive puma at the foothills of the Andes, or witness the power of humpback and killer whales in the wild South Atlantic Ocean.

Accessible by air, this enormous region south of Buenos Aires province features a glacier-dotted mountainous interior, unique coastal wildlife and immense national parks deep in the southern Andes. Few other places afford you the opportunity to see gleaming blue glaciers and spectacular mountain scenery which you can discover through different tours in Patagonia. The Valdés Peninsula is a special treat for lovers of wildlife with the best whale watching opportunities in the world and an unmissable part of your holidays in Patagonia.

Or if skiing is what you are looking for you can ski the Southern Andes from June to September at Bariloche which offers excellent sports facilities and spectacular scenery and many more tours in Patagonia. Then continue south to El Calafate to marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier, a spectacular 60m high river of steep, jagged blue ice.

Finally a trip to the ends of the Earth, and a stay at a top class hotel at the most southerly town on the planet located in Patagonia, Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). Here you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, play golf or go skiing in this attractive resort town. Ushuaia is also famous for being the main gateway to Antarctica, with regular crossings to the “White Continent” and a must destination during your holidays in Patagonia.

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Argentina Profile

Size
50 times Ireland
Population
36 million
Capital
Buenos Aires (13 million)
Other Main Cities
Mendoza, Rosario, Cordoba
Currency
Argentine Peso
Climate
NORTHWEST: Subtropical PAMPAS: Temperate SOUTH: Sub-Antartic
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -3
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau