I went to Patagonia in January 2013. This photo is from one of the places that I visited called Perito Moreno Glacier. It is a UNESCO heritage site, in the Graciares National Park. I went on a mini trekking tour. First, we cruised by the glacier on the boat, then walked along the glacier. At the end of the tour we drank whisky with glacier ice. The weather in Patagonian times was very variable: it rained often, strong winds blew suddenly and sometimes sleet fell. If you want to see true nature, you need to go to Patagonia. It was a fabulous trip, I felt like we were in The Ice Age.
An ideal place to spend an afternoon, on the route between San Marcos Sierras and Capilla del Monte. You can go on a small hike, cross bridges and finally a very narrow gap between rocks that let you cross with a panoramic view. Then, we went down to the river to have a few rich teas with cupcakes.
This tour can be done in a 4x4, horseback or on foot, depending on when you visit El Calafate. There are panoramic views of the Paine Massif, Roy and Cerro Firtz Lago Argentino. It is a unique experience.
This waterfall is on the Arroyo Almbach and measures about 14 meters high and which has, at its base, formed a pool of cool clear water which is 5 meters deep. The waterfall is reached by crossing through a pine forest along a winding footpath. It is a beautiful drive through lush vegetation. Even in winter when there is snow, it can become quite dangerous because the ground is very slippery and you have to take special care not to fall.
The Road of the Seven Lakes is the road between Bariloche and Villa la Angostura, and it's only closed during heavy snowfall in the winter. It's a wonderful and magical place that seems to awaken from a long sleep hidden under the snow, the flowers exploding into multiple colors and different shades of green. The road, which is about 184 kilometers long, is fully paved, except for some 50 kilometers of it that's still gravel. The tour is really amazing and you won't be able to stop looking at it all. The waterfalls, rocks, trees, lakes, it really is something worth seeing. The Tourist Information and Civic Center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
At first, I just couldn't believe that this place was a center of energy on the planet ... but I really do feel it very strongly! At one point I was dizzy just from being there ... Beautiful place! Special to sit and meditate! ... the colors of the beautiful caves along the blue sky ... there is peace and tranquility in the place.
A few minutes from the "center" of the Cumbrecita, we can find the famous pot. It's very beautiful and as its name suggests, is a natural swimming pool that's inviting on hot days. However, we must clarify that the water is very deep and extremely cold. I went to La Cumbrecita when it was over 30 degrees and jumped in without hesitation. After a while I had hypothermia (haha). A few years later I went in winter and the landscape radically changes and it's still beautiful.
The tour lasts about 4 hours. Along the way you'll find streams, waterfalls, and climbs of half-difficult level. During all of it, you will find yourself enmeshed in a natural environment. You'll find stones with different shapes, and with a bit of imagination, your guide will tell you about the legend of the elves, which is very common in the old trees. This place is full of mysticism and energy. Many people seek these places to meditate. You spend a great time nice because the groups are small, and cool.
A stay in a dreamy place. Very cold but warm in the environment field. The immensity of this magical place fills you. Surrounded by meadows and animals and subdued colours. A lovely place in the center Neuquen province, more specifically one of many estates near Catan Lil village.
This journey can be done on foot from La Cumbrecita where there are some very good panoramic views. It takes about an hour to climb up from The Cumbrecita (1400 m) to the top of the hill (1715 m), from which you can see all of the Calamuchita Valley. It should be a relatively easy path in summer. We did in the winter and part of the way we were sinking in the snow, which took much longer than advertised. But the effort made it even more worthwhile. After coming down the hill, we went to have a hot chocolate with cake in Liesbeth Confectionery, which is right at your feet.
It's 1970 meters high, and for someone used to trekking it may not seem much. However reaching the top (and coming down) the mythical and mystical Cerro Uritorco is not easy, it takes time (5 hours total) and is very tiring. Of course, the effort is well worth it, not just the way you connect with typical wild nature of the Sierras Chicas of Cordoba, but the view, as you ascend, is very impressive. The Hill is on private property and access costs $ 30. It's quite expensive, at least for an Argentine-, especially as there's only a rough path to climb at the start, then you need to follow the signs to not go astray from the route. The climb is made between loose rocks, large and small, sometimes steep sites, some very slippery, and the last hour is the most difficult. But getting to the top is just great. The Cerro Uritorco is considered one of the planet's energy points that's spawned countless legends and stories of UFOs hovering over the area. I do not know if this is true, but I assure you that something magical and inexplicable happens as you quietly watch the world from its summit.
This is one of the most beautiful trails I've ever seen, anywhere in the world. You don't need to have any special hiking experience, or have any specialist equipment ... all you need is a sense of wonder and patience when you're choosing from among the various paths on offer. There are five, of differing lengths and difficulties. Enjoy!
Have a look at the photos to get an idea of what it's like going for a walk or a hike in this forest. Path number 2 runs through the Tierra del Fuego National Park, and is well-marked and has a low difficulty, suitable for everyone. It zigzags between the interior and exterior of the forest, making it particularly impressive.