Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (South)

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Among the Earth's most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Locally referred to as Glaciar Moreno, it measures…
Top Choice Museum in El Calafate

Glaciarium

Unique and exciting, this gorgeous museum illuminates the world of ice. Displays and bilingual films show how glaciers form, along with documentaries on continental ice expeditions and stark meditations on climate c…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Los Antiguos

Portal La Ascensión

An outstanding addition to Parque Nacional Patagonia, this historic estancia on Lago Buenos Aires has an information center, lakeside car camping and a 25km trail circuit that ascends the meseta following the course…
National Park in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (South)

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Among the Earth’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. It measures 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high, but …
Archaeological Site in Cueva de Las Manos

Cueva de las Manos

The incredible rock art of Cueva de las Manos was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage site in 1999. Dating from about 7370 BC, these polychrome rock paintings cover recesses in the near-vertical walls with imprints o…
Nature Reserve in Reserva Los Huemules

Reserva Los Huemules

This private 56-sq-km reserve protects the endangered huemul deer. There's 25km of marked trails. Stop by the visitor center to check in. It’s 17km beyond El Chaltén, just after Río Eléctrico.
Nature Reserve in Los Antiguos

Parque Nacional Patagonia

Out on the steppe, this 530-sq-km park was created in 2015 primarily to protect the maca tobiano, an endangered grebe brought to the brink of extinction principally by non-native mink. It's also a hiking and bird-wa…
National Park in Parque Nacional Perito Moreno

Parque Nacional Perito Moreno

Wild and windblown, Parque Nacional Perito Moreno is an adventurer’s dream. Approaching from the steppe, the massive snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Colorada rise like sentinels. Guanacos graze the tufted grasses, co…
National Park in Parque Nacional Los Alerces

Parque Nacional Los Alerces

This collection of spry creeks, verdant mountains and mirror lakes resonates as unadulterated Andes. West of Esquel, this 2630-sq-km park protects some of the largest forests of ancient alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides…
Park in Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento

Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento

Fallen giants are scattered in a pale sandstone landscape at this petrified forest, 30km southeast of Sarmiento off RN 26. From the visitor center, a trail leads through ethereal grounds with the appearance of a lum…