The vast and beautiful Patagonia evokes the Andes, Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, natural adventure, wide open spaces, hiking and sites at the end of the world. At the southern tip of Latin America, it spreads out on both sides of the Andes Cordillera, on the Chilean and Argentine sides, on the Pacific and Atlantic sides, offering a variety of landscapes and exceptional biotopes. On the Argentine side, there are deserts, arid steppes and prairies, on the Chilean side, temperate rainforests and glacial fjords. Patagonia is the big screen between the Rio Negro and its ski resort of Bariloche, and the fine sand of the small seaside resort of Las Grutas. You will stop in the tourist Puerto Madryn. You will inevitably take the Trochita, a steam train from the 1920's that connects the small villages of the Andes, to cross the steppes of Patagonia. In Argentina, you can take the National 40, one of the mythical roads, which crosses Mount Fitz Roy and the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. From the Andes to Tierra del Fuego, a sumptuous landscape of pampas, peaks and glaciers, large lakes and even the southern lands under the ice. To the extreme south, Ushuaïa, the last inhabited site before a string of islands that stretch to the dreaded Cape Horn. You will walk a lot, drive a lot, be amazed. And on the road, you are bound to find good meat and good wine.

What to visit en Patagonie?

When to go to en Patagonie?

The very high tourist season corresponds to the months of January and February. Between Christmas and New Year, prices sometimes explode. The high tourist season is from early November to early April. In the Great South Patagonia, November is already a busy month. The low season (rates halved) is from April to October. In Patagonia, summer extends from the end of December to the end of March, winter from June to September. In winter, the snow covers the peaks and valleys, ideal for melancholic people and skiers! However, many tourist infrastructures do not work, and transport is much more limited. In reality, these months are not recommended to fully appreciate the beauty of natural sites, unless, once again, to accept the climatic conditions and communication difficulties. On the other hand, the wind drops sharply, and some days can be absolutely superb. It is possible to trek in the Torres del Paine park, in breathtaking landscapes. Spring is not a particularly recommended season, especially in the Far South: it is the time of snowmelt, the weather is rather unstable, the wind is waking up, and many tourist structures are not working. On the other hand, the spectacle of nature that is awakening is overwhelming. Autumn is a superb and moving season. The shimmering colours of the forests, the play of diaphanous lights on glaciers and rocky peaks have something surreal. In short, for the common traveller, summer is the ideal season

How to go to en Patagonie? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

It is a destination widely offered by tour operators and in a wide variety of formulas, more or less sporting, more or less luxurious but in any case, you are assured of an unforgettable tour. Less folklore and less meditative than a stay alone but effective and hassle-free.

On the spot, the destination being very touristic, you will have no difficulty in finding accommodation, composing your itinerary, finding a mountain guide and above all you will enjoy the feeling of freedom and happiness that comes from the large expanses and a peaceful population. You will meet people throughout your journey. Equip yourself correctly according to the route you want to take.

You will have (very) long distances to travel. To travel in Patagonia, large budgets will be able to make some air travel to save time. Small budgets will make their itinerary by juggling mainly with buses, comparing different companies and booking more comfortable classes for long journeys. Few trains in Chile and no trains at all in Argentina. Hitchhiking works quite well on both sides. In town, you can use minibuses or taxis.

Prepare for your trip en Patagonie

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The very high tourist season corresponds to the months of January and February. Between Christmas and New Year, price...
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Weather forecast

Patagonia has diverse and contrasting climates depending on the region, marked by the presence of the Andes mountain...
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Budget

In Chilean Patagonia, the currency is the Chilean peso, in Argentine Patagonia, the Argentine peso. In Chile, hotels...
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Formalities

To enter Argentine Patagonia, European Union nationals do not need a visa. You must present a valid passport (still v...
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Health

Travelling to Patagonia does not require any special health precautions. However, hypothermia risks exist for unprepa...
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How to travel by yourself?

On the spot, the destination being very touristic, you will have no difficulty in finding accommodation, composing yo...
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How to get organized?

It is a destination widely offered by tour operators and in a wide variety of formulas, more or less sporting, more o...
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Getting around

You will have (very) long distances to travel. To travel in Patagonia, large budgets will be able to make some air tr...
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