Patagonia, located in the far south of South America, spanning Chile and Argentina, is a place of breathtaking beauty and ecological significance that has long captivated the imaginations of visitors, artists, and adventurers. It is certainly a nature lover’s ideal location, as it is hardly inhabited, largely wilderness, and unashamedly picturesque.
Prepare to be amazed by imposing glaciers, vast ice fields, rugged snowcapped peaks, lush forests, majestic fjords, and abundant wildlife. A trip to Patagonia is primarily about walking, trekking, or sailing your way through the region’s collection of national parks and World Heritage areas. Explore the Patagonian ice cap and the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier. On Argentina’s striking Peninsula Valdés, look for southern right whales, orcas, elephant seals, and sea lions. Travel between Argentina and Chile to see the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Lakes District; and soak up the fairytale beauty of Bariloche, a stunning lakeside city surrounded by mountains and alpine forests.
- Small group travel for trekking — let us handle the permits and lodging so you can focus on taking in the sights with new companions.
- This expedition is similar to a Patagonia bucket list special, seeing the must-see attractions while allowing time to relax in between.
- As fissures occur in the majestic wall of ice Perito Moreno Glacier, listen to the thunder. This massive blue-hued natural marvel is constantly breaking and rebuilding.
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Time and Weather
The summer climate of Patagonian is comparable to that of British Columbia, with pleasant days and cold nights. Sun rises early and sets late in Patagonia, so the days are long. During the day, temperatures often vary from 50°F to the mid-70s, with lows in the 40s at night. During our December and March travels, the weather is usually colder. Rain and strong winds may occur at any time of year, making temperatures appear pretty chilly. We recommend layering your clothing to be ready for any weather.
The best time to visit
The finest months to visit Argentine Patagonia are October to November (summer in the southern hemisphere) and December to February (winter in the northern hemisphere) (summertime). The weather is pleasant throughout these months, allowing visitors to enjoy the full magnificence of natural features. Because people come to Argentina for the best hiking conditions, you should plan for your spring and summer trip. Pack clothing to protect yourself from Patagonia’s strong winds (particularly if you’re going to Southern Patagonia). The busiest months are January and February, although October, March, and April are all pleasant months to visit, with sunlight and temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
The indigenous wildlife included the tiger, aguará-guaz (or «great fox»), pampas deer, and peccary, all of which have since relocated north. Red deer, wild boars, lambs, and goats, are among the newcomers. On the other hand, Pumas and guanacos have remained, forced to fight for space with sheep and goats. The most common land creatures that may be seen are foxes, wild cats, skunks, armadillos, Patagonia ostrich, and martinetas (species similar to partridges but a bit larger).
Humul, or ordinary deer, and pud, or dwarf deer, endemic and distinct species in the mountain range, are nearly extinct now. There are also red deer that are not native to the area. Imported species such as trout, rainbow trout, and salmon can also be found in the Andean rivers.
Predatory and carrion birds predominate in the continental region, particularly in tablelands. Many can be observed on the highways because they devour the carcasses of hares and other animals struck by automobiles. There are also parrots and avutardas on the tableland, especially near the ocean. Condors can only be seen in the Andes’ highlands.
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