is a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes Mountains, lakes, fjords, and glaciers in the west and deserts, tablelands and steppes to the east. Patagonia was once a remote backpacking destination. Argentina’s Patagonia region consists of steppe-like plains, rising in a succession of abrupt terraces, with ponds and lakes. The portion of Patagonia located within Chile contains more basalt lava flow formations, granite outcropping, and animal life becomes more abundant. Patagonia is home to glaciers and the largest ice fields in the Southern Hemisphere. Principal tourist attractions include the Perito Moreno glacier, the Valdés Peninsula, the Argentine Lake District and Tierra del Fuego. Patagonia spans the entire southern tip of South America containing world class national parks. Patagonia
Los Glaciares National Park
Located in Argentina the immensity of Los Glaciares National Park is astonishing with rock and ice, it is home to 47 major glaciers. El Chaltén and Lago Viedma are the quintessential Patagonia hiking trails with unbelievable views. On the shores of Lago Argentino witness the unforgettable Perito Moreno Glacier.
Torres del Paine National Park
National Geographic Magazine named Torres del Paine National Park as one of the five most beautiful places in the entire world. The park’s granite spires soar 6,500 feet straight up from the undulating Patagonian steppe.
Tierra del Fuego the archipelago at South America’s very tip is a wild, windswept landscape and jumping off point to Antarctica.
The Nahuel Huapi National Park
The oldest of Argentina’s parks and was founded in 1934. The park is in San Carlos de Bariloche, which is a city in Rio Negro, Argentina. The lake extends 62 miles across the border with Chile, and includes many fjords and the Valdivian temperate rain forest. The southern shore of the lake has many hotels and restaurant catering to the tourist industry.