Southwards, there are four places to visit really amazing. On the Andes, the city of El Calafate is the starting point of all the andine region’s activities, both inside and outside The Glaciers National Park, surrounded by Argentino Lake.
Different excursions to the glaciers are carried out inside the area of the park, among which the Perito Moreno stands out, unarguably the leading star of the park, trekking on the glacier itself and endless navigations through the channels of Lake Argentino, visiting the huge glaciers Upsala, Spegazzini, Onelli and Mayo, to name a few.
Three hours driving from El Calafate, the little and younger town of El Chaltén, our National Trekking Capital, welcomes every year thousands of trekking and rock climbing lovers from all over the world, who turn it into some kind of “Patagonian Mecca” of rock climbing with two imposing piks: Fitz Roy and Torre.
Southest province of Tierra del Fuego (Spanish for “Fireland” or “Land of Fire”), is the place to visit ‘The End of the World’. Lying on a bay against the Beagle Channel, surrounded by the Andes Fueguinos, and covered by forests and glaciers, you can find the beautiful city of Ushuaia, a land of adventure, legend and fantasy.
On the Atlantic side, living the Andes, the great natural reserve of Peninsula Valdés is rich to watch sea fauna that takes this coast to breed every year. Impressive colonies of magallanic penguins, sea elephants, sea lions and the giant of our seas, the ‘ballena franca austral’ (austral right whale).