20 photos that will make you want to visit Patagonia Argentina

Still wondering if you should visit Patagonia Argentina? I’m sure you’ve heard of it before and were amazed by its natural beauty. Patagonia is a region in southern Argentina which is actually shared with Chile, the neighbour country.  The region is compounded by the provinces of Río Negro, Chubut, Neuquén, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. Patagonia Argentina is home to a magnifique abundance of natural resources, great mountain peaks, national parks, wildlife and the most stunning landscapes of the country.

The majority of the land has been barely civilised, therefore the nature of the region is preserved. There are ten national parks located in Patagonia Argentina. It is one on the most visited regions in the country and you certainly shouldn’t leave Argentina without visiting it. Here are 20 photos that will make you want to visit Patagonia Argentina right now.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno is one of the 47 glaciers located in Los Glaciares National Park. This glacier is constantly moving and it measures 30 km long, 5km wide and 60m high. The greatest (and scariest) thing is you can actually hike over it! Most circuits towards the glaciers start in the beautiful city of El Calafate.
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Glacial Lakes

No matter which place of Patagonia Argentina you choose to visit, you’ll always find stunning glacial lakes. Furthermore, you can go on a road trip known as the Seven Lakes Route which goes from San Martín de los Andes to Villa La Angostura. You will se 7 lakes along the road where you can stop in panoramic points. If you visit Patagonia Argentina in summer you can even take a swim in the lakes and rivers!

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Wildlife

The region is home to incredibly beautiful and diverse wildlife. Puerto Madyn is one of the best spots in the world for whale-watching, as well as penguin spotting in Valdes Peninsula. Also elephant seals, sea lions, condors, guanacos, foxes can regularly be seen. Want to see more? Read this.

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Atlantic Coast

There are hundreds of kilometres of blue sea to explore when you visit Patagonia Argentina: from the colder waters in Ushuaia to the beaches in Puerto Madryn and Las Grutas.
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Hiking

If you like hiking you’ll love Patagonia. El Chaltén is a village in Santa Cruz known as Argentina’s Trekking Capital, used as a base for hiking numerous trails such as Fitz Roy. Although the famous Torres del Paine National Park is located in Chile, you can also access to this beautiful site from El Calafate (Argentina). If you don’t visit this southern regions, you can still find amazing sites for trekking in almost every other site you visit.  Lanín volcano, located in Neuquén province, is one of the highest peaks in the area.

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Cerro Campanario in Bariloche

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Fitz Roy

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Torres del Paine

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Lanín Volcano

Adventure

In case you still haven’t noticed, Patagonia Argentina is the perfect place for adventurers. You can practice a wide variety of outdoor sports and in winter you can also enjoy sports in one of the various ski resorts. Patagonia is for Argentines as Aspen is for americans.

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Correntoso Lake

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Cerro Chapelco, Bariloche

Mountain Towns

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Ushuaia

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La Trochita

The Old Patagonian Express, better known as La Trochita, is a steam train built in 1922. Nowadays it is still running and you can take a tour which begins at Esquel and ends in Nahuel Pan (Chubut). A cultural and historic gem.

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The end of the world – Ushuaia

In addition to all the previous photos and sites I presented, you can also get to the end of the world when visiting Patagonia Argentina. Ushuaia, also known as “The end of the world”  is the southernmost city in the world. A beautiful picturesque town and also the site from where the cruises to Antarctica depart.

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So, will you visit Patagonia Argentina now? Have you been there?

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22 thoughts on “20 photos that will make you want to visit Patagonia Argentina”

    • Hi Ramon! The most expensive places in Patagonia are Ushuaia and Calafate. Other cities like Bariloche have moderate prices, similar to the rest of the country. I’ve visited the places listed above on different trips but this is an average of the time I spent in each place. Bariloche(and surroundings): 5 days, Villa La Angostura: 3 days (you can also go as a day trip from Bariloche), San Martin de los Andes: 4 days, Esquel: 3 days, Puerto Madryn: 6 days, Calafate and Ushuaia: 7 days, El Bolsón: 3 days.

  • You so completely convinced me! 😉👍 We are planning a 3 month road trip around Argentina sometimes in the soon future, and for sure Patagonia is on the list! So far I have only been to Península Valdés which was great, so I’m looking forward to getting to know more.
    Big hugs

  • A friend of mine proposed a backpacking trip to South America layer this year. Since them I am dreaming of the unique continent. I have been researching frequently about all major South American nations. I stumbled upon this one when I looked up Argentina. You have just fuelled my desire to head to South America as soon as possible.

    • I’m glad I did Abhinav! I hope you are able to visit Patagonia Argentina. Don’t leave the country without visiting Buenos Aires, its capital city. I’m sure you’ll have a great time 🙂

  • i want to visit Patagonia as soon as possible, your photos are amazing. the end of the world photo looks similar to a scene from a book that i read i guess from virginia woolf. very nice post

  • I literally just watched a travel vlog on Argentina’s glaciers and it’s the first photo on your post!! If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is! I’m an aspiring travel blogger (http://www.readysetkgo.com) and I haven’t been to South America, but after reading this I think I just have to go 🙂

  • I plan to visit Argentina next year and thinking about going to Patagonia, especially to set my feet at the end of the world and get far away from everything. It must be a once-in-a-lifetime expeirence you will never forget. Just curious, what do you think is the best and most cost-effective way to get to Patagonia? Did you take the flight or did a long road trip from other cities?

    • Hi Julie! My photos are from different trips. For example: I went to Ushuaia and Calafate on the same trip on a plane from Buenos Aires. Then I went on a long road trip from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn on a different trip. I think the best you can do is get to Buenos Aires and then fly to a city in Patagonia. Then you can travel by bus to other cities. The bus service and frequency is usually good. I did this on my trip to Bariloche, Villa La Angostura and El Bolsón. Hope you have a great time! Contact me if you have any other doubts, I’ll be glad to help 🙂

  • I already wanted to visit Patagonia, but even more now! Beautiful photos. I’ll have to save for a while, before being able to do this, but looks like its going to be worth it.

    • Esquel (the town from where the express leaves) is not the most typical destination in Patagonia but I think it was great and the views are really gorgeous 😀

    • Thanks Amanda! So sad, but Patagonia can be really expensive for tourists, specially during high season. I’m sure you have a great time in Argentina, though. 🙂

    • Thank you Aubrie! Patagonia is really a huge area of the country so it’s difficult to see it all on the same trip. Hope you have a great time in the places you decide to visit 🙂

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