The inhospitable landscapes of Argentine Patagonia attract Brazilians looking for an adventure destination out of the ordinary

Snowy mountains, glaciers, cozy climate, abundant gastronomy, skiing, snowboarding and various activities in the snow – there's no way, the Argentine Patagonia has everything that Brazilians look for in a winter destination. In addition to trekking and attractions for adventurers, Patagonia can also be a destination for families who want a different kind of leisure, contemplating some of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in South America. And the best, this wonder is not even that far from Brazil.

Patagonia, also known as Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago that encompasses parts of Chile and Argentina, located exactly at the end of the world – in the extreme south of the continent. Following the map, after Patagonia only the glaciers of the Antarctic region thousands of kilometers away on the other side of the globe. Patagonia is also full of stories and was one of the destinations of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), creator of the theory of evolution, when he traveled for 4 years and 9 months on a boat that left England, mapping South America.

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Patagonia is magical, and without a doubt, one of the most charming destinations in Argentina. You main tours of Patagonia are made within the national parks. The region is a refuge for travelers who want to explore this part of the planet. Tours depart from several cities, on the Argentine side are San Carlos de Bariloche, Neuquén, Rio Grande, El Calafate and Ushuaia, which are the best known cities and also the gateway to the main tours in Patagonia. The inhospitable climate and isolated location create a unique landscape with several possibilities for tours. Ushuaia is the last city in South America and it is from this part that the maritime excursions to Antarctica depart. Patagonia is big, and the best way to make the most of your trip is to use one of these cities as a base.

The agency Ushuaia Extremo offers exclusive itineraries for Brazilians with a guide in Portuguese, and has a complete structure for snow biking, trails, tours for skiing, snowboarding, camping, among other activities. The agency's privileged location, in the heart of Tierra del Fuego, allows regular departures for those who want to visit the main attractions of the region.

 

There are several attractions that allow you to enjoy this pearl of Argentina. During the winter, skiing, snowboarding and other activities in the snow are what predominate and tend to please the whole family. In summer, bike rides, trails and visits to Argentine forests and lakes fill out the itineraries that seek to contemplate the local landscapes. Even though it is an inhospitable land, it is not difficult to find more of the local fauna. Due to the cold and dry climate, it is common to see animals that adapt more easily in these regions, such as penguins, seals, foxes, whales and other species. There are several reasons that attract tourists to Patagonia, here are some unmissable places to visit on your trip:

Fitz Roy


Fitz Roy, in El Chaiten. Photo: Therese Beck / Flickr

Trekking Laguna Esmeralda


Emerald Lagoon during winter. Photo: Ushuaia Extremo

Vinciguerra Glacier


Vinciguerra Glacier in Ushuaia. Photo: Miguel Rigoni / Flickr

Martial Glacier


Martial Glacier, postcard of Argentine Patagonia. Photo: Flávio Paulino / Flickr

Navigating the Beagle Channel


Watching penguins in the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia. Photo: Pablo Rodriguez Flickr

Bike Tour


Snow bike tour, one of the main tours in Ushuaia. Photo: Ushuaia Extremo

End of the World Train


The End of the World Train is the last railway line on the continent. Photo: Excursoes_/Flickr

Ski and snowboard lessons


Ski and snowboard lessons in Patagonia. Photo: Jordi Solé Joval / Flickr

Best time to visit Patagonia


As in Brazil and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere, Patagonia has well-defined seasons and tends to vary more during summer and extreme winter. The coldest months of the year are from June to September, and the hottest, from December to March, but even in summer it is possible to see snow in Patagonia, although the frequency is much higher during the winter. In this region of the globe, in the hottest cities the maximum is 20 (degrees celsius) during the summer, and can reach up to -15 during the extreme cold.

There are tours throughout the year to discover the local attractions, it is worth considering the profile of your trip and choosing the right time to make the most of it.

+Info:

Ushuaia Extremo
Tel: +54 2901 433816
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www.ushuaiaextremoevt.tur.ar
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