Perito Moreno Glacier is only one of the many glaciers you'll see in Patagonia. This iceberg floats in Lake Argentino.
Charles Darwin wrote about Patagonia in his "Voyage of the Beagle," written in the mid-19th century: "The plains of Patagonia are boundless, for they are scarcely passable, and hence unknown: they bear the stamp of having lasted, as they are now, for ages, and there appears no limit to their duration through future time."
San Carlos de Bariloche is a year round resort area, with skiing in the winter at Cerro Catedral and Lanín National Park. You'll enjoy Nahuel Huapi National Park at any time. Lake Nahuel Huapi is a glacial relic about 62 miles long and increasing tourism requires careful use.
Tierra del Fuego is one large island, called appropriately Isla Grande, divided between Chile and Argentina, and many small islands, Be prepared for surprisingly mild, but very changeable weather. From Ushuaia, you can take an Antartic cruise into Chile.
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Photos from Vistas de Argentina by Aldo Sessa and from ArgenTour
You are listening to El Choclo, a favorite Argentine tango.