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 575

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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 360

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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 318

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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 315

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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 639

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  • Iguazú + El Calafate


    Rates from USD 475

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Tours in Patagonia

  • Moto Snow Fire Full Day
    Huyliche Mountain is a Park that offers adventure activities, all year arround. It is a place where you can enjoy many a...[+] Read More
  • Minitrekking
    The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconie...[+] Read More
  • Big Ice
    The big Ice runs from mid September up to end of April. We wish you join us in this wonderful experience. The excursion ...[+] Read More
  • Frías Hill
    An unforgettable mountain experience will be waiting for you at the magical and amazing Patagonia, the land of crystal c...[+] Read More
  • El Calafate Balcony
    The tour departs from El Calafate completing 35-kilometer over the hills line behind the village. The trail will take us...[+] Read More
  • Ice Rivers Navigation
    Full day sailing very similar to All Glaciers tour but covers only the northern arm of Lake Argentino. The tour goes thr...[+] 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
    Full day sailing very similar to All Glaciers tour but covers only the northern arm of Lake Argentino. The tour goes thr...[+] Read More
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
    Located 80km away from El Calafate, The “Perito Moreno” is "Los Glaciares" National Park’s host, where visiting its catw...[+] Read More
  • Full Day Chaltén and Lago Viedma
    As from 07.30 hs a Bilingual guide will begin the pickup from the hotels. After traveling about 30 km to the East, we w...[+] Read More
  • Snow activities
    Huyliche Mountain is a Park that offers adventure activities, all year round. It is a place where you can enjoy many alt...[+] Read More
  • Full Day Ski
    Full Day Ski is a program designed to enjoy all the activities in the snow park: ski lessons combined with recreational ...[+] 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
    Estancia 25 de Mayo is a 17,000 hectares ranch located just a few steps away from El Calafate downtown. An ideal place ...[+] Read More
  • Torres del Paine Full Day
    From 7 Am we will pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate and begin the journey towards Torres del Paine in Chile. Cros...[+] Read More
  • Estancia Cristina - Discovery Service
    Highlights: We will sail among the icebergs of Lago Argentino and see the immense Upsala Glacier up close in Los Glaciar...[+] 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

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Río Negro


Chubut

Santa Cruz


Tierra del Fuego