The Patagonian region is shared between Chile and Argentina. The Southern Atlantic coast of Patagonia runs for more than 3000km through Argentinian territory. Patagonia starts at The Rio Negro and basically consists of whales and Wales! The Mimosa arrived to Northern Patagonia with 165 Welsh immigrants aboard in 1865 Welsh tea shops and stores, can be seen in these towns to this day! Whales, just one species amongst the abundant sea life, can be found calving from July to September and the port of Valdés is an excellent spot to see the phenomenon. Orcas, elephant seals, fur seals and sea lions are visible all year round. This unique (and chilly, not Chile!) part of the world, being so close to the Antarctic. The Perito Moreno glacier found in the glaciers national park is one of the many highlights of Patagonia, which is a trekkers and naturalists' heaven on earth!
The most southern city in the world used to be a prison colony and is now better-known, for being the "end of the world". This popular touristic destination is a paradise for trekkers, skiers, kayakers, sailors and scuba divers. This bustling port is the drop-off point for the Antarctic boats and with the stunning mountain backdrop… another unmissable place to visit.
In the heart of Patagonia, just outside of Calafate you can find the immense glacier of Perito Moreno. This 30 km long glacier attracts travellers from around the world for the spectacular shards of ice that fall from the glacier plunging into the lake during the months of December to March.
These northern Patagonian lakes are breath-taking. You can take a 4 x4 along the winding road and see these different stunning turquoise and blue lagoons, the towering mountain peaks and one of the most scenic route in all of Argentina.
This is a Welsh outpost dating back to colonial times and offers a relaxed,, country-type feeling on a visit to patagonia. Its close by to Los Alerces national park and offers attractions itself such as a traditional train ride, fishing, trekking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and mountain biking, to name but a few! You can also take a trip to Trevelin which is close by and offers quaint tea houses- Welsh style!
El Chalten is the trekking capital of Argentina and literally means “smoking mountain.” Located on the border with Chile in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park, the landscape around this town is rugged, dramatic, and spectacular". Outdoor activities and glacier watching are the main activities around these parts with the Fitzroy massif and laguna Torre attracting many visitors each year.