What to do in Patagonia?
What do to in Patagonia?
Patagonia is the one destination that has a spot on the bucket lists of many people all around the world. There are multiple ways to get to Patagonia. For example, you could take a bus, hire a car or book a flight to one of the cities in the amazing area. In this blog, we advise you on what to do on your trip to El Calafate, the Perito Moreno glacier and the amazing southernmost city; Ushuaia.
These days, thousands of people travel to Patagonia after their trip to Buenos Aires. They first get to know the amazing Argentine culture in the busy city and then they discover the beautiful nature the country has to offer.
What to do in El Calafate?
A place that is quite easy to reach by plane is El Calafate. El Calafate is famous, because it is very close to the Perito Moreno glacier. Whenever you plan to travel to El Calafate and the nearby Perito Moreno glacier, make sure to plan ahead. We advise to book online upfront. Although this is more expensive than booking on site, it does secure a spot for you and your group since mo
st activities are fully booked within days. A bus or taxi is the best way to get to the national park in which the glacier is located. Once you arrive at the astonishing location, you have to pay an entrance-fee to enter.
At the glacier, you have the possibility to do a broad variety of activities: you could for example do a boat trip that takes you very close to the ice or actually set foot on the glacier with a mini-trekking. Whenever you prefer to safe money, then you definitely should check out the viewing-points which are for free once you entered the park.
After sightseeing, end your day in one of the great restaurants that serve cordero ‘lamb-meat’. Examples of restaurants with amazing cordero on their menu are: La Tablita and El Quincho. Not into a big meal at the end of the day? Don’t worry! The Patagonia bar serves the amazing Patagonia-beer combined with tasty food.
What to do in Ushuaia?
Despite El Calafate being amazing, we saved the best for last. Ushuaia! The southernmost city of Ushuaia is a place that you are going to remember for the rest of your life. The best things to do in Ushuaia are the train “to the end of the world”, the boat trip through the Beagle Channel and a hike to ‘Laguna Esmeralda’. The hike is free! The boat trip can be booked on site at one of the offices located near the harbor. Due to high demand, we advise to book at least a day ahead. Take the taxi to the train station and make sure to reserve a spot on the tra
in online before you go; no reservation most of the time means that you have to wait a very long time until there is a free spot. Last but not least is the wonderful restaurant Volver in the city center. At Volver, they serve amazing meat and even king crab!
Get the most out of your trip to Patagonia by learning Spanish! Connecting with local people will give you the insights that most English-speaking guided trips leave out. Learning Spanish can be done online and live in Buenos Aires at Elebaires.