Places to visit in Patagonia
Patagonia is a vast region - spanning two different countries, over a 1,000 miles north to south, and covering over 1,000,000 square kilometres. You could spend years exploring the region, but if you've got 10 days to 4 weeks here are the places that should be on your itinerary.
Patagonia's most popular regions
Torres del Paine
The top trekking destination in Patagonia, famous for its granite towers and glacier filled valleys. This Chilean National Park can be explored on foot with day hikes, 4 or 8 day treks, as well by horse and kayak.
El Chalten and Mount FitzRoy
The dramatic peak of Mount FitzRoy sits on the edge of the Patagonian Ice Cap and the town of El Chalten makes for a great base for hiking amongst its valleys and up to the Patagonian Ice Cap.
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego sits at the end of the world, the last stop before Antarctica. It's as wild and remote as it sounds, but Ushuaia provides adventure travellers with a base for hiking into its mountains and kayaking in the Beagle Channel
Bariloche and the Lake District
Bariloche is sometimes described as Patagonia's answer to the Alps. On the edge of the beautiful Lago Nahuel Huapi this town is ski capital in the winter and in the summer a base for hiking, kayking, mountain biking, horse riding and whitewater rafting.
The great white wilderness, accessible via adventure cruises of 8 days plus from Ushuaia, is a once in a lifetime dream for every adventure traveller. This is a unique chance to see an array of wildlife and step onto the earth's most remote continent.
Other destinations in Patagonia Chile
- Cochamo and the Chilean Lake District
- Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas
- Aisen and Coyhaique
Other destinations in Patagonia Argentina
Argentine Patagonia runs from the Rio Colorado (over 500km south of Buenos Aires) all the way down to Tierra del Fuego. Its spans over 1,000 miles from north to south and includes the provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. For more info see our guide to Patagonia Argentina.
Here are some of the other key places to see in Patagonia Argentina:
- Esquel, Trevelin and the Chubut Valley
- San Martin de Los Andes and Junin de Los Andes
- El Bolson and Cholila
- Peninsula Valdes and Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Gaiman
Swoop's Google Map of Places to Visit in Patagonia
This interactive Google Map of Patagonia shows our top recommendations for places to visit in Patagonia, from the top National Parks for trekking to the most spectacular glaciers to the best areas for spotting wildlife:
Tours of Patagonia
One way to see the very best that Patagonia offers is to book a tour that takes you to 2 or more different destinations in one trip. With these tours you'll be able to spend time in a few areas and have all the logistics, transport and accommodation organised for you as you move around Patagonia. See all of our Patagonia Tours, or consider:
Guide to Patagonia
Patagonia spans over 1,000 miles north to south and landscapes ranging from forests, to glaciers, to volcanoes and deserts. Read our Patagonia Guide to find out: how to get there, when to go, what to see and how to find the best trip. Or find out about:
How can we help you?
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