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Posted on 03/22/2018 Tips & Recommendations

3 Incredible National Parks in Patagonia

Patagonia is an incredible destination shared between Argentina and Chile. This area is rich in national parks where the natural beauty is astounding. The biggest take away of these desolate areas is the untouched beauty, also known as the National Parks. 

When planning your trip to Patagonia it can be hard to know exactly what national park is where and which ones you must visit, so, we broke down three of our favorite national parks found on the Argentine side of Patagonia.

Los Glaciares

In the South of Argentina, you can find Los Glaciares National Park. This park has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and with good reason, it offers trekkers so many pure sights. It’s located in the southern half of Argentina and borders Chile. It’s location makes it a quick visit away from Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Los Glaciers National Park has the largest ice cap after Antarctica and Greendland and holds one of the most unique natural formations of the world: glaciers.

To visit Los Glaciares National Park, you will need to get into Calafate or Chaltén, the two cities within proximitaty of the park. El Calafate is a quaint village that has exploded in recent years as people use it as an access point to the national park which holds the Perito Moreno Glacier.

In this national park, you can find 47 great glaciers and more than 200 smaller ones, which has led to the national park being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nahuel Huapi National Park

Nearby the popular destination: Bariloche is Nahuel Huapi National Park. This national park shows of the country’s incredible lake district. The incredible sights you can find here make this truly a can’t miss destination in Argentina from the challenging hikes of varying abilities to the tranquil and reflective lakes. The national park has fun for everyone from the mountain bike trails that lead you to beautiful beaces or kayaking the lakes enveleoped by the impressive Andes Mountains,, Nahuel Huapi National Park offers something for every kind of adventurer. 

This national park is one of the largest in the region and is home to the Seven Lakes Road. If you’re especially captivated by the lakes found in this national park, you can float through the network of lakes by boat.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

At the very bottom of Argentina is the city of Ushuaia. This city is known for being «the end of the world,» but it is also home to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Tierra del Fuego National Park is actually a national park in both Chile and Argentina. It is an incredible destination filled with diverse plants and wildlife. The glacial drift and unique geography of the area, not to mention, the history of the area leave it to be a fascinating destination for national park lovers and not alike. 

Although the extreme climate has provoked a shortage of wildlife, you won’t leave the park without seeing guanacos, foxes, rabbits and beavers. Apart from having the possibility of walking through the paths, climbing its mountains, jumping on the end-of the-world train or simply laying on the bays and forests, in its limits you can find the Beagle channel, where penguins, seals and one of the best known lighthouses of the world are awaiting to be seen.

For activities to do in these national parks, check out this portion of the blog. Or, to see Argentina for yourself, don’t hesitate in contacting us at Say Hueque!

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