South America’s final frontier is remote, wild, barren and breath-taking. It is also eerily quiet at times. The southern point of this vast continent is a land of superlatives, and a fantastic place for those who love exploring extreme landscapes.
Best Argentinian Patagonian lodges
Stay at Eolo Lodge or Esplendor El Calafate to best enjoy Patagonia's dramatic and natural beauty, which is well worth exploring, especially if you have a passion for vast natural landscapes with little sign of human life. Travelling between locations can take time and if you hanker after seeing a certain animal it is important to discuss your desires with one of our specialists to ensure that the logistics are well-planned and to ensure that you are visiting at the correct time of year.
Where to go and what to see in Patagonia
The lakeside town of El Calafate is the gateway to explore the impressive Perito Moreno glacier - recognised by UNESCO as the only advancing glacier in the world. The best way to see this colossal glacier is by taking a boat across the lake to see the ice sheets crash into the lake or you can get even closer by donning crampons and walking across the squeaky ice.
The small town of El Chalten in the Los Glaciares National Park has numerous wonderful trails that suit all abilities. Trekking around this area of Patagonia gives you spectacular views of the towering peaks of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy Massif.
Ushuia is a fairly bleak place with limited opportunities unless it is your point of embarkation for a trip to Antarctica.
Peninsula Valdes located in the South Atlantic off the east coast of Argentina is a barren and desolate location that at first feels fairly drab until you start to spot the whales, penguins, seals and other animals that live on this UNESCO-registered nature reserve.
When is the best season to visit Patagonia
Generally speaking, the best season to visit Patagonia is from early November to April. The weather is always unpredictable. Depending on your interests and what you would like to do, we can advise on the best time to visit.