SOUTH AMERICA

Eight wonders to do in Patagonia

Stretching across Argentina and Chile Patagonia is the southernmost region of South America. Patagonia is very large in every way and is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, dense forests, glaciers. Big, roaring waterfalls and unbelievable wildlife. For outdoor lovers, Patagonia is the ultimate source of beauty and adventure. There is so much to see and do here that you can spend months in Patagonia and still do not see it all!

Things to do in Patagonia
For this reason, I highly recommend tourist attractions in Patagonia, both in Chile and Argentina.

Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia
Travel in Torres del Paine
There is a reason why Torres del Paine National Park is one of the best backpacking and hiking destinations in the world. The park is a maze route of hiking trails that are different from the simple, medium and more difficult. If you feel more adventurous, you can choose to do one of the many circuits the latest day from every 4-9 days and take you around the mountains, but if you are walking 8 hours a day and lying in a tent, not a cup of tea. You can take a short hike and experience the splendor of Torres del Paine. The good news is that you do not have to be an experienced climber to enjoy this garden.

Hiking in Torres del Paine
Hiking in Torres del Paine

Take a boat to Glacier Gray.
Located in Torres del Paine National Park, Glacier Gray is part of the South Patagonian Ice Field, one of the largest in the world. A close and personal trip with Glacier Gray is one of the highlights of your trip to Patagonia. When the boat approaches the glacier, you begin to admire the 40-meter high river of ice rising above you. The blue tones of the ice are amazing. You are close to seeing cracks in the ice wall and feel the cool air surrounding it.

Mylodon Cave Tour
The Mylodon (Cueva del Milodon) is a little further from Torres del Paine National Park. The cave was discovered by German explorer Eberhard Hermann in 1896 (1896), where the remains were found. (Wool and bones) are extinct. Mylodon sloth is the name of the cave. The cave is not very large. But really interesting.

Cueva del Milodon
Cueva del Milodon

Try riding
One of the best ways to view Patagonia’s scenery is by a guided estancias tour around Torres del Paine offering horseback trips to the glaciers and the foot of the Cordillera Paine. You do not need any skills to be able to ride these horses. The Baqueanos (Patagonian cowboys) are great guides and will teach you a lot about riding. Visiting one of these estancesas is also a great opportunity to find out more about the culture and the harsh realities of everyday life in Patagonia.

Horse riding in Patagonia

Argentinean Patagonia – Los Glaciares National Park
Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest tourist attractions in Patagonia, Argentina. Located in the southern part of Los Glaciares National Park, about 90 km from El Calafate. The 70-meter ice sheet is more than 121 square miles. Perito Moreno is famous for its dynamic dynamics. It grows in the winter and recedes during the summer producing spectacular circular spectacles falling from the front wall. If you just visit a glacier in your life, it should be Perito Moreno.

There are many ways to experience glaciers. You can get up close to the boat tour and hear loud noise caused by broken ice falling in the water below. Or you can walk on a viewing platform that leads to a different perspective. The platform gets quite close to the glacier, to the point where you can feel generally the cool air that surrounds it. But if you are truly adventurous, you can tour the glacier for hiking.

Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno

Drive (or bike) to Lago del Desierto.
One of the nicest roads to drive south of Patagonia is the road from El Chaltén to Lago del Desierto. The road along the Rio de las Vueltas passes through magnificent waterfalls, pristine pastures and forested Lenga forest. Fitz Roy’s summit is in sight. Go all the way

Despite its name (suggested desert area), Lago del Desierty is surrounded by acres and acres of beautiful Lenga Forest. In addition to enjoying the scenery, you can also take a boat out to the turquoise waters of the lake. The canoe leaves the pier and travels across the lake, making it approximately 45 minutes.

 

Up to the Mirador Piedras Blancas
This is one of the most beautiful hikes you can do from the small village of El Chaltén. The route starting at Hosteria El Pilar will take you to the beautiful mirador (scenic spot), which offers great views. Of the Piedras Blancas glaciers, this is a moderate hike that goes mostly through beautiful jungle. If you continue hiking through the mirador, the path takes you to the picturesque plain from where you can see the majestic peaks of the Fitz Roy Mountains. This route goes to the Campamento (Camping Site) Poincenot and from there to the lake. Laguna de Los Tres But that is a very difficult path.

Mirador Piedras Blancas
Mirador Piedras Blancas

Take a boat to Gliedier Viedma.
This ride takes you across the Viedma Lake through the Huemul Mountain and near the front wall of the Viedma Glacier. The boat departs from the picturesque Bahía Túnel Bay, situated in a protected natural bay away from the Delta Delta, built by the Túnel River. The port is just 17 km south of El Chaltén.

Final note
Visiting Patagonia is a dream come true. I still can not pass it. The first picture of the beautiful scenery of it makes me feel breath. There is nothing that can quite prepare you for the first glimpse of Patagonia, no matter how many visuals you see or watch. When you touch Patagonia you will realize that no image can make justice to the place. This

 

 

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