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With beautiful grasslands, intriguing desserts in the Argentinian part, and imposing glacial fjords and mesmerizing rainforest in the Chilean area, Patagonia is a natural wonder that hosts many attractions every passionate traveler should see.

Continue reading this article and find out why you must add Patagonia to your bucket list now that we can travel again to South America.

Patagonia Bucket List: Ice trekking on the 18,000-year-old Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few Glaciers in the world that is still advancing, moving forward around 2 meters a day.

1- Patagonia Bucket List: Walk on the Perito Moreno Glacier, the Most Beautiful Glacier in the World

Located in the fascinating Los Glaciares National Park, one of the most essential attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia, the Perito Moreno Glacier is a must-see for adventurous travelers not afraid of a memorable walk in the middle of nature.

Expect mesmerizing landscapes that will instantly amaze your eyes and fill your heart with their beauty.

Live the experience of walking on the ice of the most beautiful Glacier in the world. You can choose from two types of trekking on the glacier first is a mini-trek, which takes about an hour and a half, and the trekking difficulty is moderate. This trekking is available from July 6th to May 31th.

The second is the complete experience, The Big Ice Trek, to explore the Glacier. The guides will take you on a five-hour glacial excursion with high trekking difficulty. This trekking is available from September 15th to April 30th. No matter which glacier hike you choose, this is a unique experience!

2. Patagonia Bucket List: Enjoy a gourmet lunch while admiring the views of Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche

Situated in the lake region of northern Patagonia, Nahuel Huapi Lake is another breathtaking attraction of this region. And if you want to have an ultimate experience while visiting this area, make sure you don’t miss a Delicious Gourmet Picnics in this privileged scenario. Not only will you enjoy mouthwatering dishes but also adore the panoramic landscapes of the lake and the Andean mountains.

Patagonia Bucket List: Complete your gourmet picnic with a glass of the best Argentine Malbec wine.

3. Patagonia Bucket List: Enjoy a Kayak experience and see icebergs in El Calafate

If adventure is running through your veins while in Patagonia, enjoy an unforgettable Kayak experience in El Calafate, admire the scenery of Upsala Channel and Onelli Bay, and see the imposing icebergs.

Read More: Patagonia Argentina Itinerary: Exploring El Calafate & El Chalten

Patagonia Bucket List: Kayak experience, exciting adventure to the Glaciers!

4. Patagonia Bucket List: Hike Laguna de Los Tres in El Chalten

El Chalten is Argentina’s most famous hiking destination in the south of Patagonia. This is another reason you must add Patagonia to your bucket list in 2019. Here, you can hike Laguna de Los Tres and catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing landscapes of never ending glaciers, frozen lakes, and granite spires. There aren’t many things that can bring romance and adventure together than this hike.

5. Patagonia Bucket List: Walk among the penguins at El Pedral Estancia

If you want to befriend the Magellanic penguins that settle in Golfo Nuevo every September, El Pedral Estancia has your back. The trip begins in the charming Puerto Madryn and gives travelers the chance to enjoy a remarkable Atlantic Patagonia experience.

6. Patagonia Bucket List: Explore the end of the world in a 4×4

People who have always dreamt of reaching the end of the world should do it in a 4×4. There is no better way to explore Ushuaia and its extreme terrains, especially for adventurous travelers looking for natural beauty and an adrenaline boost.

Patagonia Bucket List: Exploring Ushuaia, the end of the world in 4×4

Check out this Instagram post about Clara’a trip to Ushuaia, and you will understand why Tierra del Fuego is THE place you must visit in Patagonia.

7. Patagonia Bucket List: Check out the Carretera Austral and relax in a Thermal Bath

Located on the famous Carretera Austral, the welcoming Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa is the perfect stop for visitors who want to relax before continuing to explore Patagonia. With incredible outdoor thermal pools, excellent services, and engaging short tours, this place is heaven on earth for every type of traveler.

Relax in the Thermal Bath of Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa in Carretera Austral

8. Patagonia Bucket List: Take an expedition cruise to explore the fjords and glaciers at the end of the world

With visits to the impressive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, the chance to admire the Ainsworth Bay wildlife, see the legendary Cape Horn, and much more, an expedition cruise to explore the end of the world is a must when visiting Patagonia.

READ MORE: Check here our post about Australis Expedition Cruise. A detailed guide about this unique journey and how to start

Australis Cruise expedition to the Pia Glacier

9. Patagonia Bucket List: Hike the Torres del Paine National Park – The W Circuit

Experienced hikers and newbies should not miss the opportunity to explore the incredible Torres del Paine National Park. The most well-known trail is the W circuit, and whether you choose to hike it all or just a tiny part of it, it offers fantastic views of the icebergs, glaciers, and soaring mountains.

Read More: Stories From Travelers: Trip to Torres del Paine, Patagonia Experience

Explora Hotel offers over 50 explorations in Torres del Paine led by experienced guides.

10. Patagonia Bucket List: Visit a Patagonia Estancia and enjoy a horseback ride

The Patagonian farms, known as Estancias, are a must-see when visiting this breathtaking region. Not only do they give visitors the chance to get closer to the area’s culture, but they also offer a multitude of activities, like horseback rides. And this is the perfect way to see and admire the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Patagonia Buckt List

Horseback Riding in the Patagonia : feel the thrill and excitement of riding through the Andes or across the steppe

Check out this Instagram LIVE interview with Juliana Jansma, from the estancia @nibepo_aike ⁠in Patagonia.⁠ ⁠ Nibepo Aike is a working Patagonia estancia Located within Los Glaciares National Park, a hidden treasure in Argentina.

These are the ten reasons why you must add Patagonia to your bucket list now. But Patagonia is vast and hides much more incredible things to do and see. So, pack your bags, and get ready for the time of your life!

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