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TourismThis is really important for Patagonia, because the region has attracted a lot of visitors and cruises, both fromArgentina,and from othercountries, for the beauty and comodities in the area. Fishing inrivers andlakes,sailing, mountaineering, trekking, rafting, skiingand gastronomyare the maintourist attractionsin Patagonia.
Perito Moreno Glacier Its a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province. Perito Moreno is one of the mayor tourist drawcards in southern Patagonia. You can arrive there by bus, in less than two hours, from El Calafate city. A large visitor centre at the site features a walking circuit which allows to watch both sides of the glacier.
Nahuel Huapi Nacional ParkThe Nahuel Huapi National Park is the largest of the national parks in the region. There, the Nahuel Huapi Lake is located, in the northern Patagonia between the provinces of Ro Negro and Neuqun. The park has two zones: the park and the natural sanctuary. In the national park there are high mountain chains of the Andes, many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests.
Neuqun Province Neuqun is located in the west of Argentina and north of the Patagonia. It borders Rio Negro, Mendoza, La Pampa and Chile. The province has many attractions to see: San Martn de los Andes, Villa La Angostura, Camino de los Siete Lagos, Los Arrayanes National Park, Lann National Park, Nahuel Huap National Park, Laguna Blanca National Park, etc. You can gon skiing in winter in Chapelco, Cerro Bayo and Caviahue.
Ro Negro ProvinceIt is located at the northern edge of Patagonia and borders Chubut, Neuqun, Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires. There are two main areas for tourism in the province: the Andes and the Atlantic coast. In the Andes side, the most visited area is the city of Bariloche and in the Atlantic coast, itsLas Grutas("The Caves"). In the centre of the Rio Negro, tourists visit the Alto Valle. Some water sports are on that river.
Chubut Province In this province, the attractions arePeninsula Valdsand the San Jos and Nuevo gulfs, where you may see the southern right whale in spring.It is shelter forright whales, eared seals,elephant seals,penguins,orcasand other animals. Another attraction is the Andes covered with snowDuring the whole year, lakes, rivers, and conifer forests. In this zoneof Chubut, there are important winter sportscenters (mostly ski).
Santa Cruz ProvinceThe most important destination is the Los Glaciares National Park, where the Perito Moreno glacier is. The Cueva de las Manos is near the town of Perito Moreno, tourists see the prehistoric wall paintings in the caves.Trekking and others sports, like rafting and climbing, are practised on the west side of the province. The most visited places are the Rio Gallegos city, the Bosques Petrificados(Petrified Woods) National Park, and the Laguna del Carbn (Coal Lagoon)
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