Southern Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chalten & Tierra del Fuego
Southern Patagonia has earned its spot on bucket lists around the world. Full of contrast and vast lands, the sub-region combines steppe, glaciers, and mountains. But let’s go deeper, what is actually considered Southern Patagonia? Introducing you to; El Calafate, El Chalten, and Ushuaia, the stars of Argentina’s south.
El Calafate is all about glaciers and estancias; particularly the Perito Moreno. From rigorous ice-trekking to casual glacier navigation, icy exploration is in the cards. Only three hours north you’ll find El Chalten and the snow-capped mountain peaks of Fitz Roy. This is the trekking capital of Argentina, where relaxation is a mere palate cleanser. Then we have Ushuaia, the capital of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Referred to as the ‘end of the world,’ this is a major departure point for Antarctic cruises. But don’t be fooled, there are many off the beaten path adventures to enjoy.
There is no place more real than Southern Patagonia and its culture is the unifier. The warmth of the people, the fresh ingredients, and the unparalleled raw beauty draws you in. From El Chalten to Tierra del Fuego, the traditional lifestyle is unapologetically authentic. This is where we find luxury in Argentina, the unassuming kind.