The thick blue line is a rough northern boundary for Patagonia. Note that Patagonia is in both Chile and Argentina. The southern limit of Patagonia is the south tip of South America.
1: Valdes Peninsula for wildlife. 2: San Carlos de Bariloche for lakes, mountains, summer activities and winter sports. 3: El Chalten as a base for spectacular mountain hiking. 4: El Calafate town, base for visits to Perito Moreno Glacier. 5: Perito Moreno Glacier. Wow! 6: Chile's Torres del Paine NP, accessible from El Chalten on a looong day trip. 7: Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. 8: Parque el Desafio.
Why holiday in Argentina?
The country hosts outstanding natural wonders such as Iguazu falls, Perito Moreno glacier and the Bariloche lake district along with many adrenalin activities to add to the thrill, though trekking from El Calafate to varied mountains and glaciers has to be the most popular physical activity.
Argentina has a shabby but still fairly chic and lively capital - Buenos Aires - populated mainly with south Europe folk, while music, dance, soccer, rugby and fine dining are available to all thanks to incredibly low prices.
On the downside, local culture though ebulliant is not exactly exotic compared to some South American cousins, urban traffic is of the frenzied, horn-abuse type while poverty is prevalent.
But, Argentina's still well worth a visit, though make it a long one, perhaps including neighbouring Chile, as south Latin America is not easy to get to. Vayate!