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The best tips to organize your trip to Patagonia.

A trip to Patagonia is not an everyday thing, on this website I will show you the areas you can visit, the best times to do it, the essential activities to do, and everything you need to know to organize your trip to Patagonia.

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Things to see in Patagonia

Valdes Peninsula and Atlantic Coast
Whale watching is definitely the most important activity from July to December in Peninsula Valdes, but if you travel outside those dates remember that the coast is huge and you can visit other penguin colonies and less crowded attractions.
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Glaciers and Trekking
With the Perito Moreno as the main attraction, the Glaciers area is one of the most visited areas with national parks that invite you to go trekking and make the most of your trip to the south.
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Located at the end of the continent, the southernmost city needs an alternative route to be discovered.
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Route 40
This wonderful route can be traveled in different segments, always bearing in mind that distances are long in Argentina.
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Carretera Austral
The Carretera Austral is one of the best kept treasures of the lake district in southern Chile.
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The Lake District
With Bariloche as your gateway city, keep in mind that the best is on the 7 lakes route and on the other side in Chile.
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Antarctica is the dream of many experienced travelers, one of the last destinations to achieve, it is reached by cruises from Ushuaia and it is a very special voyage.
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Atlantic Coast

In addition to having spectacular wildlife reserves such as whales, penguins, and sea lions.

The entire area of the desert acts as an excellent contrast to the landscape of the Andes.

Whale Watching

In case you are traveling during whale season (July to December) it is highly recommended to visit the Peninsula Valdes and do whale watching from Puerto Piramides and visit Punta Tombo where you will find the largest reserve of Magellanic penguins in South America and an abundant colony of Elephant Seals.

Puerto Madryn
We always recommend you to stay in Puerto Madryn and organize the excursions from there, one of the most beautiful cities in Patagonia Argentina.

In case of visiting the Patagonian coast outside the whale season, you can consider other destinations where you will also find penguins, such as Bahía Bustamante and the charming little town of Camarones.

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Glaciers and Trekking

In this busy area where the main attraction is the Perito Moreno, do not forget that the national parks of Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine in Chile offer a multitude of activities that will make your trip worthwhile.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Visit the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier in the city of El Calafate, from where you can make different excursions.
El Calafate is also known for having good and cheap hotels.

El Chalten

From El Calafate you can travel to El Chaltén and do different kinds of trekking.

Torres del Paine

A very good option is to cross into Chile by bus or car to visit the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

Ushuaia and Antarctica

Beyond its own attractions such as the Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Beagle Channel, the city of Ushuaia is a departure port for cruises to Antarctica.


What about Ushuaia? Although it does not have a landscape as distinguished as the glaciers or the Atlantic coast. Ushuaia has the Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Beagle Channel and you can take advantage of its access to the sea to embark to Antarctica or to Chile on the Australis Cruise.


Antarctica is the dream of many experienced travelers, one of the last destinations to reach, it is reached by cruises from Ushuaia and it is a very special voyage.

Other routes

The lakes are the busiest area of Patagonia, due to their proximity to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile , the region of the lakes is very wide and includes inhospitable routes such as the Carretera Austral , the route of the 7 lakes, and the area of Chilean towns .

In parallel, Route 40 runs from north to south of Argentina.

Ruta 40

Little traveled and truly spectacular, Route 40 runs through Patagonian attractions such as the Cueva de las Manos and the Petrified Forests.


The Nahuel Huapi Lake is the best known of the Argentine Patagonia, you can visit it from the city of Bariloche, which also gives you access to the route of the 7 lakes.

The Lake District

The best of the Lakes Region is in the south of Chile whose main cities to visit are Osorno, Puerto Montt, Isla Grande de Chiloé and Chaitén.

Carretera austral

Drive along these spectacular 1,240 kilometers of winding road that crosses the northern section of Chilean Patagonia.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Tips

Patagonia is located at the southern end of the American continent. It covers the southernmost provinces: Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands.

If you travel from abroad, you will need a budget of between €2,500 and €4,000 including flights and ground services, hotels, transfers and excursions.

If you travel from the northern hemisphere, keep in mind that the seasons are reversed, from September to March is the best season to travel to Patagonia since it is summer in the southern hemisphere.

The best time to visit Patagonia depends on what activities you plan to do and what weather conditions you prefer. The peak tourist season is from November to February, which is summer in the Southern Hemisphere. However, this is also the busiest time and prices can be higher. Spring (September to November) and fall (March to May) offer cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, while winter (June to August) is ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

The trips to Patagonia are long trips since the extension to travel is usually great. The most recommended is to plan your trip for no less than 15 days.

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About the author

I am Matias, born in Patagonia, and a lover of my land.

For more than 20 years I have been helping travelers with tips for traveling to Patagonia.

I also make YouTube videos and manage this exotic accommodation on the Atlantic coast.