Located about 300 km south of Bariloche, Esquel is a breezy town in a fertile valley, with a mountain backdrop. It attracts tourists year round, as it is the base for visiting Los Alerces National Park, La Hoya ski resort and the starting point for the famous La Trochita train.
If you’re looking for dramatic natural beauty and an authentic local experience, then head to Las Grutas. It’s a quaint but growing resort town that is less touristy than the larger Puerto Madryn (263 km south). Its white sand beach is surrounded by picturesque cliffs and thanks to its microclimate, has the warmest water in Argentina!
San Martín de los Andes is a very cute village with a spectacular setting! The location on the banks of Lago Lácar (boat trips available), and at the entrance of the huge Lanin NP makes it a top destination not to be missed! You’re gonna wear out your boots here with lots of trails to explore the area’s forests, rivers, lakes, mountains & volcanoes.
Located on the shores of Lago Argentino, El Calafate is best known as the starting point from which to visit The Glaciers National Park, a World Heritage Site home to 13 glaciers. The famous 5km wide Perito Moreno is one of only two advancing glaciers in South America.
Ushuaia is known as the southernmost city in the world. Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the main attractions, offering beautiful views of the Beagle Channel and its surrounding mountainous islands.
El Chaltén is considered to be the trekking capital of Argentina. This charming village is surrounded by lakes, lagoons, mountains and glaciers allowing for a wide spectrum of outdoor activities. Unguided hikes are common as the trails are free, well marked and easily accessible.