Bi-National

Bi-National

When dreams know Patagonia , rarely think about the geopolitical boundaries between Chile and Argentina,
rather, a natural and cultural geography encompassing both countries think.

Cross the Patagonian Andes toward iconic Mount Fitz Roy

There are still no roads through the last kilometers of the Aysén Region but that doesn't deter the true adventurers who hike across the border on foot from Candelario Mansilla to El Chaltén, (many with bikes in hand)! Accompanied by incredible views of majestic Mount Fitz Roy and the Desierto Lagoon, this 34 km hike is one of this part of Patagonia's greatest secrets.

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Discover the earliest human societies in South America

Visit the Tehuelche petroglyphs at the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) World Heritage Site, in the Pinturas River Canyon. The site contains an impressive collection of cave art, drawn between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago.

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Day Hike to the Piedras Blancas Glacier Overlook

Day hike, with various route options, leading to an overlook for the Piedras Blancas Glacier, one of the lowest hanging glaciers in the zone of Mount Fitz Roy.

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Explore Viedma Lake & Glacier

Perhaps the best way to experience and learn about a glacier is walking through it. What you have seen from a distance, suddenly becomes ?up close and personal?, when you are walking within the giant ice-filled terrain, enjoying its array of hues, transparent clear tones, whites and blues.? (Modified text of Evelyn Pfeiffer, Travel Writer and Photographer, www.evelynpfeiffer.com)

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Indulge in the Grand Empanada Tour

Are you one of the many people who learn about local culture using your taste buds? If so, give this gastronomic experience a try. It?s a fun and delicious way to try out traditions and tastes of Patagonia after a great day on the trails.

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Trekking the shores of Laguna/Lago del Desierto in route to Chile

This hike along the shores of Laguna/Lago (Lagoon/Lake) del Desierto with views of the Huemul Glacier begins the journey back from Argentina to Chile, in much the same fashion as the early explorers. The route is also a great day hike for visitors to El Chaltén; especially on rainy days, as most of the trail is sheltered by dense forest cover.

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Celebrate Argentina?s National Gnocchi Day

Partake in this celebration and you?ll understand the Argentine expression: ?A full belly means a happy heart?.

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The roads of Patagonia are much more than JUST an ingredient in the adventure!

The Binational Circuit "there are no borders between gauchos" takes you along two world famous National Routes which afford access to the amazing natural areas of this part of the world. Upkeep of these engineering wonders, within the climate and nature of Patagonia, requires constant improvement and maintenance, as you will see for yourself.

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Recharge in the heart of the Austral Steppe

Gobernador Gregores is the largest town in the Undiscovered Patagonia Circuit, with 7,000 inhabitants. This charming oasis provides ample opportunities for great recreational fishing, sightseeing, and excursions in the Austral Steppe of Patagonia.

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Treat yourself to a bit of high cuisine in the middle of the Austral Steppe

Traveling along the Binational Circuit "There are no borders between gauchos", you?ll find yourself in a part of the world undiscovered by fast-food chains. Here?s a much better slow-food option!

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Trekking in the northern zone of Los Glaciares National Park

Put Los Glaciares National Park at the top of your Bucket List and start making plans! Awarded UNESCO?s World Heritage Site designation in 1981, this Park is home to incredible peaks like Fitz Roy and Torres, enormous glaciers, and the aquamarine waters of Viedma Lake.

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