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Argentine Patagonia covers all of southern Argentina south of the Rio Colorado. To the west lie the majestic Andes, to the east an Atlantic coastline rich in marine life and to the south, legendary Tierra del Fuego. The vast Patagonian steppes are sparsely populated, largely treeless and governed by a harsh, cold climate with a dry wind blowing continually from the west. Rainfall is only high in the foothills of the Andes which are covered by primeval forests of sub-Antarctic beech trees.

The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the larger of the two remnants of the ancient Patagonian Ice Sheet which covered all of southern Chile and parts of Argentina during the Quaternary glacial period. Among the glaciers found in Argentina are Upsala and Perito Moreno in Los Glacieres National Park, the latter a rare example of an advancing glacier. To visit the area is to get an inkling of what it might be like in Antarctica, especially when visiting the iceberg-filled lakes such as Upsala.

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Patagonia

Estancia El Condor

One of the remotest places to stay in the Patagonian steppe, situated ...

Estancia La Ernestina

A historic 15,000-hectare estancia with 20 kilometres of private coast...

Posada los Mimbres

Friendly, family-run posada and working farm close to the town of Gaim...

Kosten Aike

A comfortable hotel at the gateway to magnificent Los Glaciares Nation...

Hotel Baia Nueva

A comfortable and cosy hotel located in the Patagonian town of Puerto ...

Estancia Nibepo Aike

Traditional Patagonian estancia occupying 12,000 hectares situated on...

Posada Los Juncos

Small, family-run Posada Los Juncos is situated on the edge of Nahuel ...

Villa Huinid

A superior-class hotel facing beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake...

Esplendor El Calafate

Boutique hotel near the centre of El Calafate with extensive views of ...

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