The southern ends of the Argentine and Chilean territory are called Patagonia. It is edge of the whole continent’s spine since it is the southernmost point of the Andes mountain range, which crosses South America from Colombia. It possesses a vast amount of contrasting climates and could be easily called the representation of the majesty of Nature.
Starting with the first city, Puerto Madryn, which is located north of the province of Chubut and is headquarters to multiple activities. During the summer, the beaches get full with bathers and sports people who practice the water sports available such as kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing and motorcycle skiing, among others.
However, the main interest point of Puerto Madryn is that it has the main access to the Peninsula Valdés Provincial Reserve, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to the large number of right whales that breed each year in its vicinity. It is like this, one of the most important places for whale watching in the world.
Nevertheless, this is not all the wildlife that Península Valdés has to offer, in addition there are killer whales, dolphins, penguins, sea elephants and lions, a great variety of birds, among others. A must for this experience is diving or snorkeling with sea lions, also available from the peninsula coasts.
Ushuaia is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands Province; It is surrounded on one of its sides by Martial mountain range and is also located on the coasts of Isla Grande where it directly overlooks the bay of Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel. The contrast of both ecosystems is wonderful.
Is considered the southernmost city in the world, and honoring that title, offers the experience of the end of the world train, which is a journey from Ushuaia to the Tierra del Fuego national park.
El Calafate is the gateway to the Glacier National Park, which was declared a natural patrimony of humanity in 1981 due to its beauty, environmental impact and the many endangered species it harbors. All the glaciers there belong to the southern Patagonian ice fields, and occupy an area of approximately 2600 km².
The best known of the glaciers is the Perito Moreno, which expands on the water with a front of 5 km and a height, above the lake level, of 60 meters. On top of it you can make a trekking tour highly recommended.
After briefly passing through the Chalten "the Argentine capital of trekking", and crossing to Chilean territory. The last Patagonian destination of the circuit is shown: Torres del Paine National Park.
This park has multiple enjoyable activities: Wildlife observation, trekking routes, winter sports, all this in the middle of mountains, lakes, lagoons and glaciers.
This can not only be a leisure trip, but also an awareness trip, since it gives the opportunity to see first-hand the effects that global warming has had on this ecosystem.
Patagonia Fantástica has it all: Multiple activities, unforgettable experiences with the wildlife point, social sense and fun. Without a doubt, this is a journey that can transform your life.
Por: Eileen Cortés