The next big road trip – Argentina
Time to unplug and see what’s out there. Overland Travel down the Pan-America highway South America…
Covering most of the southern portion of the South American continent. The world’s eighth-largest country, Argentina, occupies an area more extensive than Mexico and the state of Texas combined. It encompasses immense plains, deserts, tundra, forests, tall mountains, rivers, and thousands of miles of ocean shoreline. Our destination is Tierra del Fuego archipelago; at the southern tip of South America sits the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, or sometimes, “The end of the world.”
It is situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After the development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism center with skiing, trekking, and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has numerous restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops.
Next stop south Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line. The Argentine side features arid steppes, grasslands, and deserts, while the Chilean has glacial fjords and temperate rainforest. Argentina’s famed RN-40 highway passes the pinnacles of Monte Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park.
El Calafate is situated on the southern border of Lake Argentino, the biggest freshwater lake in Argentina. El Calafate attracts hikers and climbers seduced by the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park. Los Glaciares National Park is the largest in Argentina, with more than 726,927 hectares. It includes the Perito Moreno, Upsala, Spegazzini, and Viedma glaciers. It offers many sporting activities such as climbing Mount Chaltén, hiking, trekking in the Patagonian ice field, fishing, and sailing on Lake Roca. Alongside Desert Lake are campgrounds where you can camp, have picnics, and enjoy nature.
Ushuaia – End Of The World
Is a resort town in Argentina. It’s located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the “End of the World.” The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies.