Travel Tales from Argentina and South America
First, Patagonia National Park didn’t exist four years ago. However, this has recently changed. As a result, today you can experience different hiking trails in the area. In fact, it was created on the 11th of December 2018 when natural reserves merged into one big protected area.
This amazing park is the result of the merging of:
Honestly, you won’t consider a trip to this place if you don’t like hiking or consider being an animal lover. So you should take into account before going:
The park covers today a vast piece of land, spreading between the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate (Argentina) and Lago Posadas (Santa Cruz province) and the Aysen province in Chile. Inside Patagonia National Park, you will find glaciers, lakes, and stunning peaks. Many viewpoints are there to help you discover all! The natural attractions spread along the different hiking and self-drive circuits.
Portal Cañadon is the main starting point for visiting Patagonia National Park. You can organize your trip from here and your hikes through the park. Plus, the accommodation offered is varied, from hotels to campsites.
From Portal Cañadon Pinturas, you can hike to:
Many hiking trails and scenic routes depart from the traditional Estancia La Ascensión. The “portal” (gate) comprises this ranch and the surrounding places (campsites, restaurants, etc.).
From Portal La Ascensión, you can take:
Portal Sauco is near the legendary Route 40, and you can camp nearby this portal.
Near Portal Sauco, you can:
As you can see, Patagonia National Park features many adventures waiting for you. And the sooner you start planning, the better. There are many points to address on a trip like this.
A good example is how to understand the distance between destinations which is always hard to get in Argentina for foreign people.
Consult this map to get an idea of how long it takes to visit the park.
And talk to one of our travel agents to start planning your trip to one of the newest attractions in Patagonia today.
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