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 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 280

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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 284

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Tours in Patagonia

  • Tickets for Los Glaciares National Park

    Located 80km away from El Calafate, The “Perito Moreno” is "Los Glaciares" National Park’s host, where visiting its c... [+] Read More

  • Full Day Perito Moreno Kayak Experience

    Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier is a unique experience in itself that approa... [+] Read More

  • Half Day Perito Moreno Kayak Experience

    Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier is a unique experience in itself that approa... [+] Read More

  • Nativo Experience: Lakes and Caves

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  • Big Ice Adventure, Journey to the center of Perito Moreno Glacier

    The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares Nat... [+] Read More

  • Minitrekking Adventure, Walking on the Glacier Perito Moreno - Private

    The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz... [+] Read More

  • 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 Adventure, Walking on the Glacier Perito Moreno

    The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz pro... [+] Read More

  • Big Ice Adventure, Journey to the center of Perito Moreno Glacier - Private service

    The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares Nat... [+] 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

    The tour begins 47 km away from El Calafate, at [+] 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 Captain´s Club´s

    The tour begins 47 km away from El Calafate, at&nbs... [+] Read More

  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Los Glaciares National Park

    Located 80km away from El Calafate, The “Perito Moreno” is "Los Glaciares" National Park’s host, whe... [+] 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
  • Hotel en El Calafate / Hotel en El Chalten o v.v
    Shared transfer from your hotel in El Calafate to El Chalten Hotel.... [+] 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... [+] 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

    The Patagonian ice field is the largest ice concentration on the planet outside the Polar Regions. Its glaciers desce... [+] Read More

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