The Northern part of Patagonia can be divided in two main attraction points for the visitor: Peninsula Valdes and its sea life in the east and the green moutain area with its many lakes in the west.
Peninsula Valdes is an important natural reserve on the coast of northern Patagonia which was listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. This unique place in the world is of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions.
The green lake area around the city of Bariloche are known for its numerous amount of mountains, valleys, steppe, fertile farm land, forests, rivers and lakes. Beautiful views of lakes and small villages which look like typical Alpine villages attract many visitors to this region. Almost the entire region is a national park and numerous of activities can be undertaken to enjoy the nature.
What to do:
A perfect region to admire the Flora and Fauna of the seacoast in Peninsula Valdes, go whale watching by boat or kayak, enjoy estancia live, dive with the sea lions, drive along the seven lakes, go mountain biking, horse-riding, kayaking on the lakes, visit one of the many National parks.
Best month to travel to Peninsula Valdes:
June – November: Whales.
Sept – April: Pinguins
Feb – April: Orca’s
Travel Time & distances to Puerto Madryn (Peninsula Valdes):
- Travel time bus: 18hs
- Travel time plane: 2hs
- Distance from Buenos Aires: 1312km
Best month to travel to Bariloche:
Summer: October – April
Winter (Skiing): June – August
Travel Time & distances to Bariloche:
- Travel time bus: 21hs
- Travel time plane: 2hs20m
- Distance from Buenos Aires: 1569km
- Estancia live
- English tea-houses
- San Martin de los Andes village
- Villa Langostura village
- Mountain Spa’s
- Peninsula Valdes
- Punta Tombo
- Whales, Pinguins, Orca’s
- Nahuel Huapi National park
- Seven lakes
- National park Lanin