Is the southernmost area of the American continent and it starts from the Colorado River in Argentina, and the population of Concepción in Chile, an area known as the Canal Region. The southern area is the most inhospitable but also full of beauty, both in the Chilean and Argentine areas. On the latter we will focus to offer some of its most beautiful places and you can not miss.
How to arrive, travel and stay in the Argentine Patagonia
Before talking about these places, as always, we want to recommend a useful resource to book flights, hotels and activities in the Patagonia area. The resource is the Avantrip Travel Agency, an online agency precisely based in Argentina and that offers you the possibility to book:
- Flights to Argentina from multiple destinations.
- Internal flights in Argentina.
- Accommodations of all kinds.
- Closed packages with flight + hotel + tourist activities.
- Cruises (which are also organized by Patagonia).
- Car rental to move around the area.
- Very important: hiring travel and health insurance.
As you can see, everything you need to live a magnificent experience in the Argentine Patagonia. And now, we go with the places of greatest interest in the American southern tip.
San Carlos de Bariloche
It is the most important population in the area of entry to the Patagonia region. It’s near the border with Chile, on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by the National Park of the same name.
In addition to its natural resources, Bariloche also in a very place visited by athletes to practice skiing. In fact, the Cathedral Hill, 15 kilometers from Bariloche, is considered the best area to practice these sports in all of South America and has one of the most important ski resorts in the world.
Already in the city, because receives more than one million visitors a year, you will find quality tourist equipment. Both summer and winter you can also make cable car excursions to hills such as Otto. There are also small cruises that run along the great lake and depart from the north shore of Bariloche; Museums such as Havanna Chocolate; splendid temples like the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi or large shopping centers like Shopping Patagonia.
The most tourist area that we recommend is Avenida 12 de Octubre, next to the river coast.
Mount fitz roy
If you are looking for famous photos of mountains, that of Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most widespread on the Internet. To be able to see this Andean colossus you have to move to the population of Chaltén, from where many hiking trails depart to the surrounding mountains.
Thanks to this influx of hikers, the number of aparthotels, hotels and others is wide, besides having good communications by bus.
Punta Tombo and the largest colony of Magellan penguins
On the Atlantic coast of Patagonia there are also places of great interest such as Tombo Point, a reserve where more than half a million penguins congregate. The area is fenced to protect these birds and also to prevent them from attacking the curious.
Perito Moreno Glacier
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Another unmissable place in Argentine Patagonia. It is located south of the great Argentinian Lake and has an average height of 60 meters and an extension of 30 kilometers. The area is equipped to have magnificent views of the glacier. There is also a road (11) that runs along the northern limit of it and in the neighboring town of El Calafate there is a small airport and bus station.
Without a doubt, the ideal time to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier is during the thaw season, when you can witness the collapse of gigantic ice masses. There are also areas of the glacier that can be walked on foot.
The last place we want to recommend is the region called Tierra de Fuego, the southernmost part of Patagonia and all of it is a great archipelago composed of large islands between Chile and Argentina.
In this area is the Strait of Magellan, where the Portuguese sailor reached the Pacific Ocean. The whole strait belongs to Chile, although further south there is another strait: the Beagle Channel. This was discovered in the 19th century by an English expedition and on whose main ship Charles Darwin was traveling.
Just north and south of the canal are the southernmost populations in the world, and the one we recommend you visit is Ushuaia, with international airport. There you will find the Museum of the End of the World; a train of the same name that runs through the area; the Martial Glacier, a few kilometers northwest; part of the Tierra del Fuego National Park and good tourist resources in a quiet city at the foot of the mountains.