Patagonia, a land of legends, is split between two countries, Chile and Argentina.
It is in this northern part of Patagonia within Argentina that I have decided to stay and live. Snowy peaks, lakes, ancient forests, glaciers and steppe landscapes form this western part of Northern Patagonia.
The seasons of the year are very distinct. Within the Andes range, the mountains and lakes that stretch from Esquel until Villa Pehuenia are for me one of the most beautiful in Argentina. Divided into several National Parks such as Alerces, Nahuel Huapi and Lanin, you will be amazed by the mixture of colours and rugged landscapes.
Do not believe tour guides who do not class this region of Argentina as a "must visit". In this region you will find both simplicity and luxury. The region of San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa la Angostura is a place where everyone who visits wishes they could stay a little longer... or maybe even settle there. During the winter the scenery is even more beautiful and its ski resorts make all followers of winter sports very happy.
On the Atlantic coast, the sea is abundant with wildlife, composed of sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, cormorants, southern right whales and killer whales. Peninsula Valdes is the best known place to observe these animals, and is a very interesting place to visit.
The scenery in northern Patagonia is less austere and the temperatures more pleasant than further south and is also less visited. In my opinion this is a region really worth the effort to explore.
Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!