Northwestern Argentina

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Beyond a doubt, Northwest Argentina is the region that Europeans find more contrasting. It is very common that travellers leave it aside on their first trip to Argentina but in my opinion, to the detriment of Patagonia, the Argentine Northwest (NOA, standing for Noroeste Argentino in Spanish) is a region that has to be known. And in order to do this you need time, because distances are pretty long and there are many things to see and to be felt during the journey
I go back there every year, and always with great pleasure.
Visitng this land will leave you unforgettable memories.

It is the chance to meet with the natives of the Andes surrounded by the majestic landscape of the mountain range: snowcapped peaks, dry hills covered with cactuses, surprising geological phenomena, red land deserts or fertile valleys with exuberant vegetation. We truly learn about the roots of Latin American civilization as we visit little towns full of indigenous traditions, ancient lifestyle, and the legacy of colonization. This authentic as well as captivating trip will often lead us to non-touristic circuits, letting us be in touch with the locals.
Situated under a clear blue sky, the little towns go through the seasons at a really slow pace only interrupted by carnivals, indigenous markets and the worship of Pachamama or Mother Land, who provides corn and herbs where llamas and guanacos can graze. Deep nestled valleys go up to meet the Puna region, where dusty roads drive you to lost villages and pre-columbian ruins in the lands of Incas or Sons of God.
I often say that knowing the Northwest of Argentina is an introduction to Bolivia.

Apart from being the most different region of Argentina, it may also be one of the prittiest, and by far the most entertaining. Music is omnipresent here - music of the Andes that is played and danced in the streets and when numerous peas take place. I suggest many excursions to let you discover the Argentine Northwest, a real continent apart in the immensity of Argentina.

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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!