Santa Cruz

It is one of the provinces of the Argentinean Patagonia.
In Santa Cruz, you can enjoy a variety of breathtaking natural landscapes. One of the most emblematic places is Los Glaciares National Park, home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, which is one of the largest in the world.
For adventure lovers, Santa Cruz offers the opportunity to go glacier trekking, catamaran sailing on Lago Argentino and explore the ice caves.
Another place not to be missed is the Cueva de las Manos, which is located in the deep canyon of the Pinturas River in the northwest of Santa Cruz province, near the Chilean border. This archaeological site is famous for its cave paintings, dating back more than 9,000 years.

Travel to Santa Cruz

Adventuring through the Untouched Wilderness and Glacial Wonders of Patagonia's Southern Province.

About Santa Cruz

In terms of mobility, we recommend renting a vehicle to explore all the places you wish to visit. Argentina Pura can provide you with a private car. In addition, you can enjoy the beauty of Ruta 40, one of the most famous roads in Argentina that crosses Patagonia from north to south.
Of course, you can’t leave Santa Cruz without tasting its delicious gastronomy. Typical foods include Patagonian lamb, guanaco and ñaco, a local fish. It is also possible to enjoy a variety of desserts and sweets, such as dulce de leche, dulce de calafate and alfajor.
For sleeping, we recommend staying in El Calafate, a city located near Los Glaciares National Park. There, there is a wide variety of hotels and inns for all tastes and budgets.
Santa Cruz is a stunning destination that has a lot to offer, from natural landscapes, adventures, culture and gastronomy, to the opportunity to explore Patagonia from north to south.

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El Calafate

It is one of the main tourist destinations in Patagonia. This city is famous for the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Some of its important tourist attractions are: Perito Moreno Glacier, Navigation to the Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli Glaciers; El Chaltén or Fitz Roy, Glaciarium Museum of Patagonian Ice, Laguna Nimez, Balcones de El Calafate, Bahía Redonda and Punta Soberana, El Calafate Centre and small squares.

El Chaltén

Known as the Trekking Capital of Argentina, El Chaltén or Fitz Roy is a mountain peak.
This mountain is 3405 metres high and can be seen from 100 km away. It is the ideal destination for trekking and mountain lovers. It is located 220 km from the city of El Calafate.
In this impressive tourist destination you can go hiking, trekking of different levels, hiking, climbing, excursions or walks. Besides, El Chaltén has wonderful landscapes, millenary glaciers, lakes and snow-capped peaks.

Los Antiguos

It is a small town that belongs to the Department of Lago Buenos Aires. It is located on the shores of the Los Antiguos River and less than 3 km away from El Calafate. It is the National Capital of the Cherry.
Among its main attractions are: Chacras de puertas abiertas, fishing, Mirador Uendeunk, Parsimonia sureña, Lago Buenos Aires, Laguna Los Juncos, Cueva de Las Manos, Trekking to Monte Zeballos, Portal La Ascensión, Almacén cervecero Los Antiguos, Mountain Bike.

Puerto Deseado

Puerto Deseado is a unique place due to its richness in biodiversity and culture, in addition to the number of protected areas and reserves it has.
Some of the tourist attractions that this city offers are: Deseado Estuary, Darwin’s Camp, Penguin Island Natural Reserve. Also, you can find Magellan penguins, seagulls, terns, oystercatchers, skuas, sea lions and southern elephant seals. Cabo Blanco Reserve, Van Noort Safari, Self-guided tours, various museums.

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