Patagonia: One of Argentina's most spectacular regions
One of the most spectacular regions is Patagonia Argentina, on many a traveller’s bucket list to experience its breathtaking beauty. From the small town of Calafate you can embark on expeditions to the Perito Moreno glacier, located in the spectacular Los Glaciares National Park, where you can trek alongside the glacier itself. The enormous spaces are allowed to grow wild and free, creating a back-to-nature feel that’s hard to find in this modern age. In the northern reaches of Patagonia, Peninsula Valdés is fantastic for spotting southern right whales, sea lions and Magellanic penguins from the coast, specifically in Punta Tombo. In nearby Gaiman you can visit a curious Welsh outpost that has retained all its traditions from across the Atlantic, including, surprisingly, the language. At the southernmost tip of Patagonia, you’ll find the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Surrounded by the Beagle Channel, mountains, glaciers and thickly forested slopes, the city is the jumping point for Tierra del Fuego National Park and the gateway port for the White Continent; most cruises to Antarctica and the southern oceans depart from Ushuaia.