Patagonia

Chile & Argentina: The Andes to Patagonia

Map
Map

Patagonia and Bariloche have been on our travel list for years. It seemed so far away. But our experience with Africa had emboldened us to satisfy this desire for mountains, lakes and waterfalls.


We took an Overseas Adventure Travel tour in February-March 2016. A fast-paced trip covering cities, villages, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls.

Here's a slideshow that summarizes our adventure:

Buenos Aires

European Architecture
European Architecture

Located shores of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. It's a multicultural city with many ethnic and religious groups; its version of Spanish is colored by its Italian heritage.

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Bariloche

Lake Country
Lake Country

Bariloche sits on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake east of the Andes. It is a resort city catering to skiing and hiking.

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Puerto Varas

Volcano Orsorno
Volcano Orsorno

Puerto Varas is a resort "City of the Roses" on the shore Lago Llanquihue.

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Chiloé Island, Chile

Ancud
Ancud

Accessible only by ferry, the island maintains a unique style which is endangered by the construction of a new bridge. It has many UNESCO World Heritage churches.

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Punta Arenas

Nao Victoria
Nao Victoria

This city is the gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula, Torres del Paine, and Perito Moreno Glacier. It's situated on the Strait of Magellan, accessible by ferry, air, or road through Argentina.

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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine

This national park is home to the Cordillera Paine in Chilean Patagonia.

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El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier

This city lies on south shore of Lake Argentino. It provides easy access to Perito Moreno Glacier, the world's third largest glacier. It is a popular tourist resort because of its accessibility by air.

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Puerto Iguassú

Iguassú Falls
Iguassú Falls

Located at the confluence of the Iguassú River and the Piraná River, the city borders Paraguay and Brazil.

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