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Patagonia

Patagonia covers nearly a third of Argentina and Chile and it is one of the least populated places on Earth. Outside of Antarctica, it is home to the largest expanse of ice in the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which boasts an impressive 48 glaciers. Stunning national parks, giant glaciers, colorful lakes and quiet fjords are all part of the grandiose experience on our Patagonia tours

Pick your tour

Best time to travel

  • Patagonia as a whole: from November to March
  • Bariloche and Lake District: from July to October for winter sports, from November to March for hikes
  • Valdés Peninsula: the right period to visit Valdés Peninsula depends on the type of wildlife you want to encounter:
    • Southern right whales: from June to December
    • Magellan Penguins: from September to April
    • White Dolphins: all year
    • Dark Dolphins: from September to May
    • Sea lions and eared seal: all year
    • Orcas: from September to December and February to April, but very difficult to observe

Places to see

  • Bariloche and Lake Region (Argentina)
  • Ushuaia, Beagle Channel (Argentina)
  • Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina)
  • El Chaltén, Mount Fitz Roy (Argentina)
  • Valdés Peninsula, Puerto Madryn (Argentina)
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park (Argentina and Chile)
  • Grey Glacier (Chile)
  • Bernardo O'Higgins National Park (Chile)
  • Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)
  • Marble Caves (Chile)
  • Cape Horn (Chile)

Useful info

Language:

Argentinian Patagonia: Spanish

Chilean Patagonia: Spanish

Calling code:

Argentinian Patagonia: +54

Chilean Patagonia: +56 

Electricity:

Argentinian Patagonia:

  • Power sockets: type C and I
  • Standard voltage: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Chilean Patagonia:

  • Power sockets: type C and L
  • Standard voltage: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Currency:

Argentinian Patagonia: Argentine peso - ARS

Chilean Patagonia: Chilean peso – CLP

Time zone: GMT – 3

Airports:

Argentinian Patagonia: Ushuaia, El Calafate,

Chilean Patagonia: Punta Arenas

Recommended vaccines:

No vaccines are compulsory to enter Patagonia. However, we do recommend you to ask your doctor in advance (3 months) for medical advice on the following vaccinations.

  • Routine vaccines:
    • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP)
    • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • polio vaccine
    • flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever 

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