Patagonia Argentina

Patagonia Argentina

Patagonia tours The area known as Patagonia Argentina is one forth of the entire country of Argentina. The Argentina provinces that Patagonia occupies are Santa Cruz, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, and Tierra del Fuego. The terrain is primarily flat baron land with rising jagged mountains near the Andes and in Chile. On the Atlantic coast there are numerous penguins and large amounts of migrating whales. In the center is evidence of volcanic activity. The original myth of European settlers was that of giants living there. The region has become famous because of the clothing line called Patagonia. The main industry is sheep herding mostly attended to by decedents of Irish immigrants that settled the land in the late 1800’s.

How to get to Patagonia Argentina from Buenos Aires

By bus – There are several cities of interest in the Patagonia region of Argentina and it is easy to get there by bus. To get to the heart of the area takes about 15 hours. Some of these are nonstop lines. The average cost is about 120pesos one way.

By car – Perhaps this is the best way to explore Patagonia due to the sheer size of the area and various different attractions. Create your own Patagonia tours. Car rentals run about $400USD for the week from Buenos Aires. To drive to Patagonia will take you about 15-20 hours to reach the heart of the region.

By Air – There are several different cities to choose from when flying to Patagonia. To fly to the Atlantic Coast will cost about $250USD round trip. The travel time is roughly 3 hours.

What to do in Patagonia Argentina

Outdoor activities– The main activities for a tourist in Patagonia Argentina is to camp, hike, ski, and mountain climb. Fishing is also popular. There is a tremendous amount of natural beauty to observe here. There are thousands of lakes; in fact the 6th largest lake in the world is here. Often these lakes turn a shade of blue unseen anywhere else in the world.

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Tom Wick is an American expat living in Buenos Aires. An expert travel consultant and tour guide offering free travel inforamtion and private guided tours of Buenos Aires.

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