Patagonia



Satellite image of Patagonia

Patagonia is situated in the south of the Colorado River in Argentina, South America. It is a plateau with an area of more than 770,000 sq km, and includes five provinces: Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego.


The region was visited by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, in 1520. He named the region Patagonia because he saw that the Tehuelches native wore a kind of special big shoes, made of fur, to protect themselves from the cold (spanish: pata=foot).


It has a surface of 787,291 Km2, that represents a third of the national territory,and 1,481,580 inhabitants (4,5% of the Argentinean population)

Its contribution to the national economy stands out in power matter. The Patagonia generates 84% of the Argentine oil production, it handles the fourth part of the installed electrical power, and extracts the 76,8% of the total national gas.


The Patagonian resources are not limited the nonrenewable. It also supplies to the national and world-wide market with fruits (apple, pear and fruits of cob), diverse products of sea and wool.


Its productive capacity is reflected in the result of its trades balance. In 1994, the Patagonia exports reached an amount of 1,946 million dollars, that represented 10.9% of the amount exported by all Argentina. The imports for the same year were of 845.25 million dollars, 3.9% of the total amounts of the country.


The Patagonia is recognized internationally by the great variety and beauty of its landscapes. The Patagonian habitats - many of them with unique characteristics in world- are protected by the existence of 12 parks and national reserves.

Lanín Volcano - Junín de los Andes, Neuquén



Nahuel Huapí Lake - Bariloche, Río Negro

This is a land of extremes, where it is possible to feel the lowest temperatures of the continent, and also 45 degrees Celsius; where the places with higher precipitation of the country - Patagonian Andes-, and with great surfaces of dry land in the central plateau. Also it is possible to ski in the best tracks of the Andes Mountain, and to swim in the warmest beach of the Argentine coast (Las Grutas, in Río Negro province).


Briefly, Patagonia is: sea, plateau and mountain; Andean forest and steppe; rivers and deserts; whales and condors, and much, much more...


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Patagonia Tours

  • El Calafate 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tcikets not included
    Rates from USD 530

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  • El Calafate 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Ticket not included
    Rates from USD 324

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  • El Calafate 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included

    Rates from USD 290

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  • El Calafate Special Offer
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Glaciar Perito Moreno Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 209

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  • El Calafate + Ushuaia
    - Transfers in / out airport in El Calafate - Hotel
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at selected hotel
    - Perito Moreno Glacier
    - Transfer in / out Airport Ushuaia - Hotel
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at selected hotel
    - Excursion Tierra del Fuego National Park
    - National Parks Tickets and flights are not included
    Rates from USD 541

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  • Iguazú + El Calafate


    Rates from USD 486

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Tours in Patagonia

  • Moto Snow Fire Full Day
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  • Minitrekking
    Minitrekking + Transfer. National Park access ticket Not included....[+] Read More
  • Big Ice
    Big Ice + Transfers. Bilingüal Guide in the hole tour. Not includes National Park access ticket....[+] Read More
  • Frías Hill
    Frías Hill: Trekking + dinner/lunch or Horse Ridding + dinner/lunch....[+] Read More
  • El Calafate Balcony
    Total travel 35 km. Departing from El Calafate, climb to 1050 meters above sea level (ASL), we arrive to the first balco...[+] Read More
  • Ice Rivers Navigation
    Lacustre Ice Rivers + transfers. Not includes National Park access ticket....[+] Read More
  • Lunch Box
    Lunch Box with beverages (mineral water)...[+] Read More
  • Santa Cruz Cruise - 3 days/ 2 nights
    Spirit of glaciers invites you to live the magic of the Patagonian glaciers, one of the worlds most awesome spectacles. ...[+] Read More
  • Ice Rivers Navigation - VIP
    Lacustre Ice Rivers + transfers. Not includes National Park access ticket....[+] Read More
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
    Full day activity Departing from El Calafate you travel 80 Km by bus and you will arrive to the balconies, where you can...[+] Read More
  • El Chalten Viedma Lake
    Starting from 07.30 pm Bilingual guide our staff began searching for passengers in hotels. After 30 km to the east tak...[+] Read More
  • Snow activities
    Duration: full day. Booking options: 1 pax or 2 paxs. Included services:+ full day pass + collective ski lesson (2 h) ...[+] Read More
  • Full Day Ski
    Duration: full day Included services: regular service transfers + full day pass + collective ski lessons + equipment (...[+] Read More
  • Safari Boat - Sailing Lake Rico
    The tour is a voyage of one (1) hour by the Lake Rico, who can appreciate the majestic south wall of the Perito Moreno G...[+] Read More
  • Estancia 25 de mayo
    Program Description. 17.30 pm. Begin tour through the hotels. 18.00 pm. Welcome mate and fried cake. Walk along Arroyo C...[+] Read More
  • Torres del Paine Full Day
    The itinerary begins in El Calafate at 07:00 am, heading in the direction east, covering 93 miles and stopping at a very...[+] Read More
  • Estancia Cristina - Discovery Service
    Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina + 4x4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum Duration of 4 wheel drive: 3 hours Drop: 550 m.s...[+] Read More
  • Glaciers Gourmet Experience
    Transfer from the hotels in El Calafate to Paraje Punta Bandera. Boarding at 9:00/8:30 a.m. at the company s own dock “L...[+] Read More
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Patagonian Provinces

Neuquén


Río Negro


Chubut

Santa Cruz


Tierra del Fuego