1 Whale-watching

Enjoy close-up views of majestic Southern right whales off the Península Valdés, one of the most important marine reserves on Earth.

2 Welsh tearooms

For a little taste of Wales, visit the town of Gaiman, which is famous for wonderful tearooms.

3 Magellanic penguins

Watch tens of thousands of these charming birds waddling around their major nesting sites – the biggest is at Punta Tombo.

4 Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

The legendary Glaciar Perito Moreno dominates any visit to southern Patagonia, with world-class trekking in the Fitz Roy sector a close second.

5 Lamb asados

Succulent lamb cooked over an open fire defines Patagonia almost as much as the horizon-defying terrain and relentless gales.

6 RN-40

Leave the crowds behind and head out onto the open road on the Patagonian stretch of Argentina’s famous RN-40.

7 Cueva de las Manos Pintadas

Wonder at rock art executed hundreds of thousands of years ago, dramatically sited in the heart of a canyon.

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