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// FEBRUARY 2015
Patagonia. Lets go!

In general (Smile & Say Hello, Keep in touch, Don’t be afraid, Eat local food, Take many photos)

In Argentina, in case you are Greeks, you will feel…at home with the capital controls and if you are used to the queues outside the banks…well, you won’t miss that either....

 

Hotels

Even for this hotel only, it is worthy for one to visit Buenos Aires. Esplendor Buenos Aires

 

Food

Amazing barbecues with beef meat, pork meat and lamb meat, all grilled in a very particular and special way. Argentina’s cuisine and Chile’s cuisine too are very rich in meat and vegetables.

A real gastronomical paradise for meat lovers.
Go for the amazing Parillada

Beef is the main attraction here, with quality cuts slow cooked on a traditional Argentinean grill, giving it its delicious barbeque flavor. Tenderloin steak, chicken, pork and chorizos (sausages) may be added to the grill for more delicious result.

There is an alternative parilla cordero which is prepared with a whole lamb, roasted the Gaucho way.

 

Sights

If you are travelling by car you will have the opportunity to cross Patagonian pampas and steppes, while you will be able to watch the  guanacos.

Pay a visit to the famous cave, Cueva de las manos in Santa Cruz, which dates back to 8.000 BC.

Visit the Peninsula Valdes. It is an absolute must! It has the largest and most diverse marine wildlife in the world. A real paradise for wildlife lovers.

Go to Los Glaciares National Park (World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1981). Organize boat trips so as to visit Spegazzini Glacier and Upsala Glacier. Perito Moreno Glacier is accessible by land.

Starting points of tours: The village of El Calafate at the shores of Lake Argentino and El Chalten village in the Northern part of the park, at the foot of Fitz Roy.

Visit Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s number one destination for real adventurers.

Go to Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia’s last point before Antarctica. An amazing, wonderful island with great locations for trekking.

An absolute must see is the Lighthouse del Fin del Mundo, situated at the Isla de los Estados. Its real name is Faro de San Juan de Salvamento, but its legend and fame originates from Jules Vern’s novel “The Lighthouse at the End of the World”.

 

General

What to wear: We travelled in February, which is midsummer in Patagonia, but the wind can be unpredictable (especially the Pampeo, when crossing steppes and pampas. So a rai/wind proof jacket is absolutely necessary. Gloves are important too, since it is always pretty cold that south.

What to take with you: With all the spectacular landscape that Patagonia has to offer cameras and binoculars are an absolute must take

 

Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
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Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
Duration: 15
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Population: 1.999.540
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Country: Argentina
Date: 2015
Route: Patagonia
Cities: Buenos Aires, General Acha, San Carlos de Bariloche, Sarmiento, Rio Gallegos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Puerto Natales , Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires
Duration: 15 days
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Population: 1.999.540
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