...is a geographic region that covers over one million square kilometres of the southernmost portion of South America. The two rivers Rio Colorado in Argentina and Rio Bio Bio in Chile are considered the region’s northern border, and the Strait of Magellan its southern border. Patagonia is shared between Argentina and Chile.
The southern part of the Patagonian Andes is covered by a huge ice cap year-round, known as the northern and southern Patagonian icefield (Campo de Hielo Norte y Sur).
This impressively, about 1000 miles wide and wind-burnt region with its richly colored pampa, its steeply rugged rock mountains and icy glaciers is definitely the “El Dorado” for every adventurer, hiker and nature lover.
Patagonia's most famous national parks
Discover the two most famous national parks of Southern Patagonia, Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares. On the multi-day hikes Torres del Paine W-trek or O-Circuit you can spot everything from condors to pumas, kayak across mirror-still, glacier-fed waters, hear the creaking movements the vast Grey Glacier and wake up in campsites in some of the most naturally breathtaking mountain settings you’ve ever encountered. And explore on wonderful day hikes the fantastic mountain scenery of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.
Explore the untouched Northern Patagonia
The offbeat landscapes of Northern Patagonia offer many possibilities for travelers! Find complete tranquility in the secret Exploradores valley or beside the silent Yelcho glacier, away from the hubbub of tourist centers. Hike in the jagged shadow of Cerro Castillo’s snow-capped crests or explore the Carretera Austral (Austral highway) on a Road trip. Each day you spend in the Aysén region will offer something totally new.