Things to know before visit Patagonia
Patagonia is spread across two countries, Argentina and Chile, hence its weather is varied but on the whole the climate is dry and cool. The east coast is much warmer than the west in the summer. During the winters between June and August there is a vast difference between the temperatures of night and day. The temperatures fall to 0°C at night.
San Carlos de Bariloche is a town in the Patagonian region of Argentina and is the largest ski resort of South America. Bariloche is a paradise for hikers and mountaineers. When in Bariloche, visit the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It has an eponymous lake dominating the area with sailing and other water activities available to explore all parts of this beautiful terrain.
A stunning landscape in the middle of the Patagonian region, it is the most accessible ice field in the world. It is 30km in length, 60 meters high and 5 km in width but the unique part of this feature is the continuous advancement. It increases 2 meters every day, engulfing more of the land. Its breath taking to watch the huge icebergs collapse into the Iceberg Channel).
Located in the northern part of Patagonia, Peninsula Valdes has unique wildlife thriving in the town. Different species of seals can be seen as also the southern right whales. It is a UNESCO protected area due to its unique marine life. You can also see penguins and guanacos in this region.
It is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the southernmost tip of South America, between Chile and Argentina. This is the departure point for Antarctica. It is a great place to relish whale watching and also to take hiking trails along the region’s mountains, glaciers and subantarctic forests.
It is a village within Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, also called the trekking capital of Argentina. It is a passage way for treks to Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. This vibrant village overlooks the spectacular northern part of Nacional Los Glaciares and has many trails for both hikers and non hikers.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Patagonia it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 220-240 Volts.