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Patagonia is located at the South end of American continent, Argentina, with almost 3,8 million square Km, extends from se extiende desde el trópico de Capricorn tropic line to the South pole.
The Andes cordillera mountain ridge covers the West side of the country. Mount Aconcagua (6959 mts), the ceiling of America, it is the highest mountain in the American continent and also a highly desired summit for many climbers from all over the world. At the East the Atlantic ocean washes its coasts.
The topography and climate of Argentina it is very varied offering many different options for active tourism and cultural exchange.
Buenos Aires, Argentine capital city, is the most cosmopolitan city in South America.
Patagonia is the biggest and most beautiful region of this country. Amazing steppes, lonely landscapes, huge lakes, glaciers and mountain ridges.
Northern Patagonia is the region which hosts the lake district and worldwide known national parks: “ Nahuel Huapi”, “Lanin” and“Los Alerces”, each one with unique attractive landscape.
The indigenous forest is dominated by a kind of Notofagus, known as Lenga with beautiful copper color leafs in autumn season, as well as the Coihues kind of notofagus which grows by the crystal clear lake waters. Guarding the mountain summits of the Andes we find the local birds condors with typical white collar.
The most important cities in the Northern Patagonia area are: San Martin de los Andes, Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, El Bolsón and Esquel.
The most important volcanoes mountain summits in the region are Domuyo volcano (the highest mountain in northern Patagonia with 4700 mts, in the cordillera de los vientos), the Lanin volcano and Mount Tronador.
In the lake district there are the lakes Huechulafquen, Lacar, Nahuel Huapi, Mascardi, Puelo, Cholila, Rivadavia, Menéndez and Futalaufquen. There are also some important rivers known for water sports such as kayaking and rafting as well as fly fishing options: Aluminé, Limay, Manso y Corcovado.
The Villarrica volcano near Pucón in Chile, along with Osorno and Punteagudo volcanoes sparkle the mountain ridge landscape of the cordillera de los Andes stretching to the Pacific ocean. the most important river in the area bellow line 42º South latitude is the Futaleufú, worldwide known by its whitewater rafting and kayaking rapids.
The South Patagonia region of the Cordillera has the snow-capped summit of San Lorenzo, the first ascent was made by Padre de Agostini, the area is located now in the Perito Moreno national park.
Further south, we find the cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy massive by Chalten town, known as the Trekking capital of Argentina and the ice cap shared by both Argentina and Chile.
Near el Calafate by the Argentina are the Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers among other smaller but worldwide importance by it size and the only in the world which are not getting smaller as years go by.
Paine towers in Chile and trekking path circuits attract thousand of foreigner tourist every summer at the other side of the Andes.
On the Patagonian coast lays Pto. Madryn as the most important tourist city, where on the Valdez peninsula shelters a great marine fauna variety there you can enjoy whale watching during mating and breeding season, wide penguins colonies and sea lions.
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world located by the Beagle channel impacts by the great mountains ending in the Ocean. It is hosting nowadays an important cruising traffic to the Antarctic continent, with ships coming from all over the world.
The most important route in Patagonia is the Mythical Route 40, where endless views mix with travelogues and ever blowing west wind flows you to a timeless patch in the world where you can discover the real vastness of Patagonia.
Patagonia has been always commented and accounted by travelers and explorers of all over the world in search of lonely landscapes and adventures. It also sheltered a great number of european and american immigrants lured by the wealth ness sheep breeding for wool, hunting and fishing. Nowadays many of these estancias or ranches were converted to lodges for tourist known as 'Patagonian estancias'.
From San Carlos de Bariloche city , also known as “little Suitzerland” and capital of the lake district, at 1600 Km away from Buenos Aires, we develop our wide variety of outdoor programs in Patagonia, as well as in other regions of Argentina and Chile. Bariloche has a developed complete tourist infrastructure which hosts each year thousands of tourism from all over the world. With a privileged topography there are uncountable options for traditional or adventure tourism for those who prefer a different approach to discover this land.
“Welcome to Nahuel Huapi National Park”
It is the first National Park in Argentina created in 1934, whose precursor was Francisco P. Moreno . He donated pieces of his lands to National Park. The park has 710.000 hectares, its wide and varied topography has a qualified positioning for active tourism and outdoor activities. Crystal clear waters, Andes mountain ridge with prominent mountains and glaciers, native forest and unique fauna, the perfect setting when choosing a vacation place for pleasure and relax. Everything is properly set for people with a adventure spirit or for those who consider peaceful natural surroundings the best refuge for the soul and mind.
San Carlos de Bariloche, placed 770 meters above sea level , was founded in 1902. It’s the capital city of south lakes and the gateway to Patagonia. This city offers excellent tourism services options in hotels, hostels, lodging facilities, excursions, sports, gastronomy, culture and events.
How to get to Bariloche
By air: flights from Bs As (two – hour- flight), connections with other airports in Argentina or with border countries.
By land: 1630 km from Bs A, 750 km from Pto. Madryn , 1660 km from Calafate , 2200 km from Ushuaia , 190 from San Martín de los Andes and 250 km from Osorno ( Chile ) through “Paso Cardenal Samoré ”.
By water: through “Cruce de Lagos”, crossing the lakes from Pto Montt – Peullla ( Chile ) by “ Paso Perez Rosales”-
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