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The South American Sea Lion

As we clambered up the rocks, a beach with a small colony of sunbathing sea lions appeared ahead of us. The heads of the sea lions spun round in unison as they heard our approach and by the time we had climbed down off the rocks and waded through the sea to a little cove, most of them […]

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White water rafting on the River Manso

White water rafting on the Manso river

The Manso river is formed from the melting glaciers of Mount Tronador, the highest peak of the great Nahuel Huapi National Park. The river weaves through the Andes mountains and crosses four lakes before arriving in Chile and eventually the Pacific ocean. White water rafting on the Manso river is fantastic, and can be combined with […]

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Cerro Bayo & Cerro Catedral, Patagonia Lake District

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo (Mount Catedral & Mount Bayo) are the two ski resorts that lie within the great Nahuel Huapi National Park, in Patagonia’s Lake District. Catedral lies in the southern end of the park near the largest town in the area, San Carlos de Bariloche, while Cerro Bayo is situated at the […]

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Polo in Patagonia

Polo in the provinces

The centre of Argentine Polo is very much Buenos Aires province, in particular Pilar, and for those looking to improve their game or take themselves from having no idea to being competent, Buenos Aires is the only choice. However, though in reality Polo is not much more accessible in Argentina than it is anywhere else in the […]

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The Andean Condor

A sighting of a Condor, on any trip with any group, stops everyone dead. The Incas used the Condor as the symbol of the upper world or the spiritual plane and it is easy to see why, there is something inherently mystical about the way they seem to effortlessly glide through sky. Whenever one is […]

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San Martin de los Andes and Chapelco

San Martín de los Andes is a picturesque town situated on the shores of Lake Lacár. It is next door to two of Argentina’s most beautiful national parks, Lanin and Nahuel Huapi, and the riding and hiking in the area is some of the best in the country. Like much of the south the area was […]

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Junin de los Andes

Junín de los Andes is a small nondescript town. If you were driving south, down along the Andes, you would probably rush through without so much as a second glance. And yet, from the town you can reach the Chimehuin, Malleo, lower Alumine, Collon Cura, Quilquihue, and Curruhue Rivers. Then within a short drive away flows […]

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Nahuel Huapi National Park

Nahuel Huapi is Argentina’s oldest national park. It covers a large part of the Lake District and there are fifteen lakes, two major rivers and and maze of streams within its border. The park takes its name from the largest of the lakes and it means Jaguar Island. The island bit is likely a reference […]

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