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Argentine Patagonia Travel Guide

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This region in the Andes mountains is nothing if not enchanting. Cobalt lakes, azure-tinted glaciers, emerald trees, and turquoise skies stretch as far as the eye can see. In fact, Argentine Patagonia's vistas are so sweeping that Charles Darwin once described the region as "boundless." Visit Argentina's Lake District and you'll discover villages brushing against snowy mountain peaks. Travel east and you'll find whales gliding through Peninsula Valdés' marine wildlife ... continue»

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When to Visit Argentine Patagonia

The best times to visit Argentine Patagonia are September through November (springtime in the southern hemisphere) and December through February (summertime). During these months, the weather is mild, and spectators can view natural attractions in their full splendor. You'll should make your spring and summer travel arrangements far in advance since visitors flock to Argentina for the optimal hiking conditions. Pack layers to combat Patagonia's heavy winds (especially if you're planning a visit to Southern Patagonia). January and February draw the largest crowds, but October, March, and April are also good times for sightseeing, boasting sunshine and temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

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Getting Around Argentine Patagonia

The best ways to get around Argentine Patagonia are by car or plane due to the region's large size. Argentine Patagonia is divided into three regions: the Lake District, Atlantic Patagonia, and Southern Patagonia. You can traverse all three regions by car, but you'll find yourself spending a lot of time on the road. Unless you plan on staying longer than a week, you'll probably have to choose only one or two of these areas to explore. To save time, consider flying between regions. With several airports in all three districts, you can easily hop between cities. Buses are another reliable way to get around.

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