The vast, lonely, arid open spaces of Patagonia mark the southern reaches of South America, and offer Argentina's most spectacular attractions, making Patagonia one of South America's most exciting travel destinations.
This starkly beautiful region is home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier near Califate, from which great blocks of ice produce quite a show when they calve into the water.
El Chalten a little further north enjoys a dramatic setting at the foot of Mount Fitzroy, a mecca for trekking in Argentina.
On the East Coast, Peninsula Valdes hosts a large colony of Magellanic Penguins, sea lions, elephant-seals and sea birds. Whale watching here has become one of the most popular activities in Patagonia.