Patagonia Fantástica

Reasons to choose Ushuaia & Patagonia Fantástica

Ushuaia and Patagonia Fantástica Argentina, is the patagonian tourist corridor par excellence, very well known for its landscapes in association to the most pristine nature in the country. For more than 30 years, every summer, Peninsula Valdes attracts a big number of national and international visitors.

First Reason Land of Fantasies, Myths and Legends

Patagonia is known as ‘Terra Incognita’ or ‘finis terre’, is such a fascinating land located in the southern hemisphere surrounded by a great mysterious halo that captured the interest of scientifics, explorers and great adventurers.

From the time of discoveries, intrepid settlers and pioneers that sailed across these southern oceanic territories wrote their visions, stories and myths of this land in their chronicles.

Second Reason Península Valdés Fauna Sanctuary

From June to November Peninsula Valdes receives the biggest reproductive population of the Southern Right Whale. Every year, more than 2000 (two thousand) whales cataloged by the Conservation Institute and the Ocean Alliance arrive at the gulfs, the greatest reproductive site with spectacular views in Patagonia.

This natural area is one of the most important destinations for wildlife watching and encounters on the planet, especially around Puerto Piramides and Puerto Madryn city.

On the other hand, Punta Tombo can be visited by travelers to admire its wonders and find the greatest colonies of Magellanic Penguins in the world.

Dolphins, toninas, elephant seal and birds can be seen from land or sea, as well as guanacos and maras among others.

Puerto Madryn and Trelew offer an excellent quality of services and entertainment, such as Ecocentro, a modern interpretation center of oceanic wildlife and the Museo Paleontologico Feruglio, where you can see gigantic examples of dinosaurs and fossils that inhabited this region millions of years before present.

Third Reason - El Calafate, Magical Kingdom of glaciers

Los Glaciares National Park offers one of the most extraordinary and fascinating shows of the world, with majestic ice rivers flowing into the lakes.

Perito Moreno Glacier is considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

The Perito Moreno Glacier surprises all who visit it with its gigantic ice front of more than 70 meters high, from where all ice calvings start, they suddenly release and break away to the Lago Argentino.

This wonderful scenario can be seen from the walkways which have the best panoramic view only at less than a kilometer. Also it is possible to watch it from one side and enjoy a unique experience or take a navigation among ancient icebergs.

It only takes an hour to get from Ushuaia to the beautiful city of El Calafate, which is a big operations center and to visit the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chaltén is a must on your bucket list of Patagonia.

El Calafate has modern and comfortable facilities exclusively dedicated to offer touristic services, with wide accomodation opportunities, means of transport and experiences, local gastronomy and local art crafts and regional products from all over the country.

Fourth Reason - Venue for events

Ushuaia has an excellent infrastructure prepared for great events from all over the world. I offer what is needed for different kinds of gatherings and very successful meetings in addition to the scenic wonder that is the place.

Fifth Reason Ushuaia: Tri-Oceanic connection and hemispheric cruiseship capital

Due to its strategic position, cruise ships that sail the Atlantic, Pacific and Antarctic oceans operate from the city of Ushuaia. Three types of cruises operate from its port:

With almost 400 berths per season, Ushuaia proudly holds the title of Hemispheric Cruise Capital! Tens of thousands of passengers pass through or arrive every year in the city at the end of the world on their itinerary to the "End of the Planet".

Sixth Reason - Antarctic gateway

Antarctica is an amazing, virgin and enigmatic continent that attracts an increasing number of tourists from all over the world in search of top experiences.

With 250 annual operations to Antarctica, Ushuaia handles 95% of the world's tourism visiting the impressive sixth continent For this reason, the southern tip of Patagonia is also the International Capital of Antarctic Tourism.

Seventh Reason - Safeness, warmth and hospitality of our people

Patagonian products and services provide a peaceful atmosphere characterized by the renowned hospitality and cordiality of its people.

Patagonia is far from the racial, religious, ethnic conflicts, terrorism or violence in any of its manifestations that afflict other regions of the planet with a large tourist flow.

Citizens of all latitudes, languages, ethnicities and creeds who come to Patagonia, enjoy its beauties at the highest very chilling ambience and in a relaxed way, with the feeling of safeness and being in a land of peace and fellowship where harmony reigns among creation and the best of human beings.

This security and hospitality allows you to enjoy the incredible natural scenery and attractions of Ushuaia and Patagonia Fantástica in a pleasant way.

Eight Reason - Complete and diverse service structure

For more than thirty years, every summer season the cities of Ushuaia, El Calafate and Puerto Madryn have been receiving mostly international tourism, which has conditioned the level of services according to the expectations and demands of this important market.

This has led to the development of superior and luxury hotels, as well as transportation and services designed to meet the expectations of the international high range.

Patagonia also offers an extraordinary variety of cultural events

In Ushuaia, the Old Prison of Ushuaia transformed into a Maritime Museum and Art Gallery, the mythical Museum of the End of the World, the Yámana Museum or the Ultima Bita Thematic Gallery offer a complete and impressive representation of the history of the end of the planet.

In El Calafate, the Glaciarium or Ice Museum offers a unique experience on millenary ice.

In Peninsula Valdes, the Ecocenter offers an extraordinary display of marine ecosystems and the Paleontological Museum dazzles with fossils of millions of years old, with gigantic dinosaurs as its star.

Likewise, in each city there is a varied offer for entertainment and fun, with theme pubs, shows of great interest, casinos and live shows for those who want to fully enjoy their stay in Fantastic Patagonia.

Ninth Reason - Exclusive Gastronomy

From "star" products of the highest and most exclusive international cuisine, such as King Crab and black hake, as well as other native species, and with the help of internationally renowned chefs, Ushuaia has positioned itself at the top of international gastronomy.

El Calafate and Puerto Madryn are not far behind, offering exquisite gastronomy with products such as lamb and seafood.

The Beagle Channel produces some of the best spider crabs in the world and in the South Atlantic, off the Patagonian coast, there is one of the few places in the world where the coveted black hake, one of the most delicious meats you can taste, is fished at a depth of more than 1000 meters.

The Patagonian lamb is also considered one of the most delicate and tasty meats in the world due to the type of totally natural pasture and high saline component it consumes.

This incomparable quality patagonian products delights tourists who come to Patagonia Fantástica. This is a tip you can't miss!

Tenth Reason - Excellent connectivity and air accessibility

The conceptual, operational and commercial reengineering that Argentina has carried out in recent years, allows a new scenario to easily and smoothly access the wonders of Fantastic Patagonia.

Most of the flights from Latin American and European capitals have a direct connection from Ezeiza International Airport to Patagonia, which allows a new, agile and reliable connectivity and accessibility, providing a new platform for the commercialization of one of the most fascinating places on the planet.

All domestic flights are operated with the most modern fleet in South America.

The tourist corridor makes it possible to visit all the points without returning to Buenos Aires, saving time and money.

It is also important for your passenger to know that the incorporation of Aerolíneas Argentinas to SkyTeam allows frequent passengers of other member airlines to earn miles and enjoy exclusive services.

On the other hand, Patagonia Fantastic has excellent airports, with the most advanced radio aid equipment, where all types of aircraft operate, including B 737-777 Airbus 340 - Jumbo and even the Concorde.