Landscapes of Patagonia


Fly fishing rio Caleufu in Patagonia Argentina

The landscapes of Patagonia encompass some of the most breathtaking scenes in the world, from towering Andean mountain peaks to gin-clear rivers and lakes. Old growth arboreal forests closer to the mountains give way to high desert mesas in the east and arid steppes.

In the lakes region of northern Patagonia Argentina you find an endless network of rivers and streams, all teeming with trout, flowing south-eastward from massive lakes that pool in the valleys on the Argentinean side of the border. You’ll hear ancient names like: Huechelafquen, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Tipiliuke (which means Upside Down Heart).

Traveling south to San Carlos de Bariloche brings you to vistas that rival and resemble the Alps, you might think you were in Austria rather than Argentina. Still further south finds smaller communities and more open landscapes near Cholila, the final home of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Pastures of beautiful criollo horses and mountain vistas, with a chain of lakes and connecting rivers running towards the Pacific Ocean.

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