Argentine Patagonia is a land of arid terraced plains, rising towards the glaciers and icefields of the Andes. Volcanic eruptions formed the central plateau, and ice streams cut away the land to form lakes and basins. Geologists and geographers here are in their element, but so too are hikers and wildlife lovers.
Patagonia’s birdlife is abundant. The Andean condor soars high above the mountain peaks, while closer to the ground you’ll find southern caracara, austral parakeet, and even green-backed firecrown. Chilean flamingo and upland goose inhabit watery areas, whilst along the coastline there are colonies of comic Magellanic penguin
The islands of the Tierra del Fuego are arguably Patagonia’s most exciting destinations, on account of the variety of terrain and the broad range of species which live there. Sailing, kayaking, and hiking you can expect to see condor and albatross, sea lion and guanaco.
Complete your journey with a ride on the Southern Fuegian Railway, the train to the end of the world. This heritage railway has as its terminus Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.