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36 THINGS TO DO IN PATAGONIA (DECEMBER 08 - DECEMBER 17)

Marble Caves or Cuevas de Mármol

Marble Caves or Cuevas de Mármol

September–February • nature

This 6,000-year-old formation of marble caverns is washed with turquoise blue waters

Patagonia Wildlife

Patagonia Wildlife

September–April • nature

The fauna of Patagonia includes cute llamas, fast pumas, grand Andean condors, penguins, sea lions, and dolphins

Penguin Safari

Penguin Safari

late September–March • nature

Along with cute Chilean penguins you can see their friendly cohabitants including sea lions and lots of birds

Ice Field Trekking

Ice Field Trekking

November–March • activity

Ten days spent in an endless ice field—challenging and gruelling, but also amazing and a truly unforgettable experience

Hiking in Patagonia

Hiking in Patagonia

November–March • activity

The wilderness of Chilean Patagonia is a natural refuge at the end of Earth able to cure the weary soul

Wildflowers of Patagonia

Wildflowers of Patagonia

October–February • nature

Gorgeous​ colours paint the roadsides, grasslands, waterfalls, national parks, woods, and steppes of Chile

Cycling

Cycling

September–May • activity

Stunning bike trails run from north to south all along the country, and on the border between Chile and Argentina

Penguins

Penguins

November–mid-April • nature

With the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, Argentina becomes home to a huge Magellanic Penguin colony

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

November–March • nature

Don't be dissuaded by the popularity of this place because no matter how many tourists come, all these people are just a pathetic dot against the background of the vast mass of glacier!

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

October–April • nature

The southernmost tip of the planet is often named "fin del mundo" or "end of the world"

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

October–April • nature

Meet incredibly fast and graceful animals living in the pristine corners of Argentina and Chile

Cape Horn

Cape Horn

October–March • nature

Discover the southernmost headland of Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the unique national park

Guanaco Fighting

Guanaco Fighting

early December–early January • nature

According to the strict rules of the animal world, a male has to win the coveted female in a fight

Greater Rhea

Greater Rhea

August–January • nature

There is a theory that the greater rhea is the first flightless bird and all kinds of ostriches are derived from them

Orcas around Valdes Peninsula

Orcas around Valdes Peninsula

February–April (Punta Norte) | September–December (Caleta Valdes and Punta Delgada) | all year round (Punta Ninfas) • nature

A hungry orca would come to up to the shore to catch a naive sea lion for lunch

Sailing and Cruising

Sailing and Cruising

September–April • activity

The network of Patagonian waterways allows to discover the virgin beauty of gorgeous​ natural landscapes and local fauna

Carretera Austral

Carretera Austral

November–April • activity

A splendid route in Patagonia is second to none

Pampas

Pampas

March–May | October–December (all year round) • activity

Discover the mythical Pampas with its parks, reserves, and villages, meet face-to-face with gauchos, and learn about Argentina's traditional rural life

Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante

Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante

December–February • nature

Visit the relatively new glacial waterfall at its fullest power!

Trekking in Bariloche

Trekking in Bariloche

December–March • activity

Bariloche is rightly called "South American Switzerland" and is ideal for trekking

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

November–March • activity

Collect your team and set off to conquer river rapids on a raft in Patagonia

Domuyo Volcano

Domuyo Volcano

October–April • activity

If you have an adventurous spirit and good stamina, explore the active Domuyo Volcano which still shakes and rumbles

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing

November–April • activity

Ice climbing is very popular, though dangerous, activity in Argentina

Kayaking

Kayaking

November–March • activity

Jump into a boat and explore the water expanses of Patagonia

Patagonian Cormorants

Patagonian Cormorants

October–February • nature

Check out four local shag species while they are nesting in colonies along Argentina's coastline

Flamingo Watching

Flamingo Watching

December–February • nature

Pink flamingos are an amazing sight, especially when these birds get together in huge numbers

Grazing Sheep

Grazing Sheep

September–May • nature

Remember the proverb: "Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together?" Imagine what chaos could 60,000 sheep cause

Christmas Desserts & Sweets

Christmas Desserts & Sweets

December 08–January 06 • food

Christmas is a time to taste Argentina's delicious food—especially sweet treats

Southern Elephant Seals

Southern Elephant Seals

August–March • nature

The Southern Elephant Seals got their name because of the large trunk of adult males, which resembles an elephant's trunk.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

all year round (best April–December) • nature

Bird lovers from all over the world come to Esteros del Ibera hoping to see some of the world's rarest species

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

November–March • activity

Argentina has a pair of finest wind-blown lakes favoured by keen windsurfers

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season

October–December • nature

These very pretty birds with big yellow eyes make their nests deep underground

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

November–March • nature

This truly giant bird impresses with its dimensions, as well as carrion-based diet, and is best observed in breeding colonies on Patagonian coast

Beagle Channel

Beagle Channel

November–April (all year round) • activity

Follow the steps of Charles Darwin and see Patagonia the way he saw it back in 1833

Lady's Slipper

Lady's Slipper

November–mid-December • nature

One of the most tender flowers of Patagonia

Route 40 (Ruta 40)

Route 40 (Ruta 40)

all year round • activity

Why not explore the main points of the country along the longest route in Argentina?

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Patagonian International Marathon

Patagonian International Marathon

September 05, 2020 • event

The running route winds through one of world's finest wild landscapes, breathtaking without any exaggeration

The Longest Night in the World

The Longest Night in the World

June 21 • event

Every year on June 21st, sleeping is forbidden in Ushuaia

Rabas Fritas (Aros de Calamar)

Rabas Fritas (Aros de Calamar)

February–August • food

Try this amazing and delicious snack that is ready in a few minutes!

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

mid-June–October • activity

The grand Andes Mountains and bizarre Chilean pipe-like volcanic slopes ensure a great skiing holiday

Easter Food

Easter Food

April 12–14, 2020 • food

The largest and most revered religious holiday in Argentina is also a great occasion to try local seasonal treats

Sea Lion Pups

Sea Lion Pups

January–November • nature

Check out these sea lions and their pups in Puerto Piramides!

Wild Berries

Wild Berries

February | April • food

Prickly Heath and Wild Currant harvested at the end of the world's unpolluted wilderness are truly delicious

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Andes

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Andes

June–September • activity

A ski trip to Argentina is especially nice for those who miss snow in Northern Hemisphere

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

July–September • activity

A great way to discover the winter-time Patagonia

Lupin Blooming

Lupin Blooming

November • nature

Multi-colored flowers cover the meadows, and besides the beauty, they bring nutritious snacks