What attracts so many tourists to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the idea of remote travels to the End of the World. A great number of sailors from across the globe continue to test their courage and luck in narrow fjords and straits, while mountaineering enthusiasts design excursions through rugged unexplored territories to be beaten back by storms like the majority of their predecessors.
The geological peculiarities of Patagonia, as well as its harsh wind-whipped climate have managed to produce some of the most fascinating natural attractions in the world, including the emerald lakes and fjords, the Pampa broken by multicolored sedimentary bluffs, the Northern and Southern Ice Fields with their fantastic glaciers, granite towers of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. This and much and more can be enjoyed during Patagonia holidays offering unique and memorable experience.
The Land of Wonders, Patagonia is a large region that takes up most of Southern Argentina and features unique coastal wildlife, beautiful Andean national parks and glacier-filled mountainous interior.
The lakes and mountains of Patagonia are some of its greatest attractions, drawing many nature lovers and visitors alike to enjoy their Patagonia holidays close to some of the most beautiful places in the world. The region itself can be divided into a number of smaller parts, such as Tierra del Fuego, Southern Patagonia, Atlantic Patagonia and the Lake Region.
For most visitors Patagonia holidays are associated with exciting travels through the land of untouched beauty and mystery, lying at South America's foot. There is such an extensive list of things to see and do here, that you'll definitely want to include a visit to Patagonia in your trip to Chile or Argentina. A quick trip to the region generally includes three days in Torres del Paine, two days in El Chalten and the same amount in Punta Arenas.
A truly pleasant and friendly place that makes a really worthy destination during your Patagonia holidays, El Calafate is a small town nestled on the shores of an Argentinean lake, some 195 miles from Rio Gallegos. Despite its relatively small territory, it is frequently the main entry point to many Patagonian locations. Within walking distance from the town is the Glacier National Park, regarded as the world's largest glacier park and home to the marvelous Perito Moreno Glacier.
Accessible from this place are also two of the most renowned attractions in the area, namely Torres del Paine National Park and El Chalten. The latter is a little hiking village surrounded by lakes, lagoons, glaciers and magnificent Mount Fitz Roy. Known as the National Trekking Capital of Argentina, the place is famous for exciting camping, climbing, horseback riding, rafting and flora and fauna excursions. Another great attraction, Torres del Paine is a spectacular park, ranked with the most unspoiled and beautiful places on earth and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.
Available here are truly memorable sights that make your visit unforgettable. Other popular Patagonia attractions include the Upsala Glacier, Bariloche and the Lake Region, Penninsula Valdes, Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego and more.