Patagonia is a massive chunk of land on the tip of the America continent split between Chile and Argentina. If you are a fan of nature and of extreme traveling, it should definitely be in your must-visit list. Punta Tombo on the coast of Argentina’s Chubut province in Patagonia is where you can see Magellanic penguins. The best time to go there is between September and April (read: now). These are very cute and contact creatures, they are not afraid of humans, and this is their biggest colony on the continent.
Near the city of Esquel in Argentina, you can find the second oldest living species here. At 2,600 years old, the Alerces Tree is only beaten in age by the Methuselah (White Mountains in California, USA), which is almost 5,000 yrs old. To make it clearer, these trees were there before Jesus Christ! But they are not the only remains of prehistoric nature in Patagonia. Here, in the middle of the continent in the Chubut region, the scientists have discovered the largest dinosaur fossils in the world so far.
Describing South America for LGBT tourists in general in one of our previous reports we mentioned Patagonian trekking spots, so we won’t stop on them in details again, just remember that they must be visited by all of the trekking lovers.
The Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate in Argentina is another not-to-miss highlight of Patagonia on everyone’s bucket list. This huge ice formation is 22 miles in length, with a depth of up to 590 feet. It’s also unique because it’s one of the fewest glaciers in the world which is expanding and not shrinking. This is still a mystery for the scientists.