Ruta 40 and the Southern Andes in Patagonia. Photo © kavram/123rf.

3 Classic Patagonia Road Trips

These three classic Patagonia road trips–covering the Northern Coast, the Southern Coast, and the Andes–are week-long itineraries that can be combined to explore this intriguing region for a longer period, up to 15 days or ideally more.

Because of its strategic location, the Dúrika Biological Reserve serves as a refuge to many endangered species, such as the Harpy Eagle. Photo © Brian Gratwicke, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Buenos Aires and the Durika Biological Reserve

The gateway to the northern section of Parque Internacional La Amistad is Buenos Aires, a small agricultural town in the midst of an endless green ocean of piñas. Here you’ll find the Reserva Biológica Durika, a self-sufficient agricultural community operating an authentic ecotourism project that welcomes visitors.

Antiques for sale in San Telmo. Photo © LWYang, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

What to See in Buenos Aires’s San Telmo Barrio

an Telmo, with its narrow colonial streets, antiques shops, and street fairs, appeals to Argentines and foreigners alike. Its heart is Plaza Dorrego, site of the colorfully hectic weekend flea market. A few blocks south, in a cavernous recycled warehouse, you can find the Museo de Arte Moderno.

cover_moon patagonia 4e

Moon Patagonia

Travel writer Wayne Bernhardson covers the best sights and adventures that Patagonia has to offer, from viewing the jagged peaks of Cuernos del Paine and hiking on Argentina’s Moreno Glacier to visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Bernhardson also offers various trip strategies, including The Andean Lakes Loop and The Natural History Tour. Including details […]