Patagonia covers some 400,000 square miles, and visitors need to plan ahead.

Established tourism is found in the northern lake districts of Argentina and Chile, and around Los Glaciares national park in the former, and Torres del Paine national park in the latter.

Elsewhere, the wilderness still rules, and a cursory glance at a map reveals that Argentinian Patagonia is mainly empty spaces and ranching country, while Chilean Patagonia is a collage of islands, inlets and labyrinthine channels.


Words of neighbors, old settlers. Villa la Angostura (2019)