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What to see in Southern Argentina

Southern Argentina Attractions

The diverse terrain and striking landscapes of Southern Argentina attract many visitors seeking adventure and natural beauty. Explore the turquoise lakes of Patagonia's Lake District, and visit Argentina's chocolate capital Bariloche on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi. With skiing in the winter and a fine summer selection of water sports, camping, fishing and hiking, boredom is simply not an option.

The wild and beautiful desolation of Patagonia is not to be missed. On the Atlantic coast, visitors can admire the dramatic cliffs along the beaches of Las Grutas, and observe penguins, elephant seals, rheas, sea lions and endangered southern right whales in Reserva Faunística Península Valdés - one of South America's finest wildlife reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Majestic peaks and ice blue glaciers attract intrepid travellers to Western Patagonia, where the massive Glaciar Perito Moreno is the star of southern Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Visitors to Argentina can head for the end of the earth, the southernmost tip of the Americas, as they cross the Magellan Strait to reach the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Here, one can visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and enjoy activities such as trout fishing, hiking, skiing and kayaking.

Las Grutas

One look at the beautiful beaches will tell you why it's become one of Argentina's most popular resorts. A dramatic landscape of cliffs and plateaus shield hidden strands and caves,…

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Adventurous travellers are drawn to the savage beauty and rich wildlife of Patagonia. This region of contrasts and extremes, stretching across Argentina and Chile, runs from the Colorado river, south…

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Situated in Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier is nearly 19 miles (30km) in length and spreads over an area of 97…

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Tierra del Fuego

This island territory at the tip of South America is shared by Chile and Argentina and is a place of staggering scenery. Though further south, the region doesn't reach the extreme…

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