Fodor's Patagonia, 1st Edition

Fodor's Patagonia, 1st Edition
Fodor's Patagonia, 1st Edition
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Pages: 416 Date Published: September 2008 Prices may vary by retailer

About This Book

Patagonia is the ultimate dream destination. Whether you want to cruise the Magellan Straits, see penguins or killer whales, or sit by the fire in a lodge that overlooks the peaks of Parque National Torres del Paine, you will be able to choose your ultimate adventure with Fodor’s Patagonia. Featuring complete coverage of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, from the Lakes Districts to Tierra del Fuego, Fodor’s Patagonia helps you navigate a journey to the ends of the earth.

• Special Cruise & Guided tour chapter helps you decide how much adventure or how much laid back luxury you want
• Expanded coverage of National Parks helps you decide which ones you want to explore and how you want to explore them
• From lodges on remote lakes to hotels in the world’s southernmost town, comprehensive lodging reviews allow you to select from discerning choices in all price ranges
• Regional planners help you get around the far reaches of the world’s end

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience Patagonia ............ 7
What Is Patagonia? ............ 8
What’s Where ............ 10
Patagonia Planner ............ 12
Patagonia Today ............ 16
Top Patagonia Attractions ............ 18
Top Experiences ............ 20
If You Like ............ 22
Great Itineraries ............ 24
Patagonia History ............ 28

Chapter 2: Choosing Your Cruise & Tour ............ 31
Cruising in Patagonia ............ 32
Choosing Your Tour ............ 35
Cruising & Land Tour Company Profiles ............ 43

Chapter 3: Argentina Lake District ............ 59
Welcome to Argentina Lake District ............ 60
Argentina Lake District Planner ............ 62
In & Around San Martín de los Andes ............ 64
The Seven Lakes Route ............ 73
Bariloche ............ 83
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ............ 95
In & Around El Bolsón ............ 99
In & Around Esquel ............ 106

Chapter 4: Atlantic Patagonia ............ 115
Welcome to Atlantic Patagonia ............ 116
Atlantic Patagonia Planner ............ 118
Puerto Madryn ............ 120
Trelew & Gaiman ............ 134
From Punta Tombo to Bahía Bustamante ............ 141
Sarmiento & the Bosque Petrificado ............ 146

Chapter 5: Southern Argentine Patagonia ............ 149
Welcome to Southern Argentine Patagonia ............ 150
Southern Argentine Planner ............ 152
Puerto San Julian & Puerto Santa Cruz ............ 154
Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos ............ 168
El Calafate & the Parque Nacional los Glaciares ............ 170
El Chaltén & Fitzroy ............ 182
Río Gallegos & Environs ............ 187

Chapter 6: Chilean Lake District ............ 191
Welcome to Chilean Lake District ............ 192
Chilean Lake District Planner ............ 194
La Araucanía ............ 196
Los Lagos ............ 224

Chapter 7: Chile’s Southern Coast ............ 253
Welcome to the Southern Coast ............ 254
Chile’s Southern Coast Planner ............ 256
Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 258
Coyhaique & Environs ............ 267

Chapter 8: Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 277
Welcome to Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 278
Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Planner ............ 280
Puerto Natales ............ 283
Punta Arenas ............ 294
Tierra del Fuego ............ 308

Chapter 9: Starting in Buenos Aires ............ 325
Welcome to Buenos Aires ............ 326
Buenos Aires Planner ............ 328
Exploring Buenos Aires ............ 330
Where To Eat ............ 333
Where to Stay ............ 339
After Dark ............ 342

Chapter 10: Starting in Santiago ............ 345
Welcome to Santiago ............ 346
Santiago Planner ............ 348
Exploring Santiago ............ 350
Where to Eat ............ 353
Where to Stay ............ 355
Nightlife ............ 360
Shopping ............ 361

Spanish Vocabulary............ 364

Travel Smart Patagonia ............ 373
Getting Started Argentina ............ 374
On the Ground Argentina ............ 378
Getting Started Chile ............ 388
On the Ground Chile ............ 391

Index ............ 399

About Our Writers ............ 416


PATAGONIA IN FOCUS
Southern Argentine Patagonia
Into The Wild ............ 157
Chilean Lake District
Flyfishing ............ 212

MAPS
San Martín de los Andes ............ 66
Parque Nacional Lanín ............ 71
Ruta de los Siete Lagos ............ 74
Bariloche ............ 85
Circuito Chico ............ 89
Circuito Grande ............ 90
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ............ 96
El Bolsón to Trevelín ............ 100
Puerto Madryn ............ 121
Península Valdés ............ 130
Gaiman ............ 138
Sarmiento ............ 147
El Calafate ............ 171
Parque National los Glaciares ............ 175
El Chaltén ............ 183
Río Gallegos ............ 188
La Araucanía ............ 197
Parque Nacional Conguillio ............ 203
Lago Villarrica ............ 206
Pucón ............ 210
Los Lagos ............ 225
Valdivia ............ 227
Parque Nacional Puyehue ............ 234
Puerto Varas & Lago Llanquihe ............ 239
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ............ 245
Puerto Montt ............ 246
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ............ 248
Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 259
Coyhaique & Environs ............ 268
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael ............ 274
Puerto Natales ............ 284
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine ............ 290
Punta Arenas ............ 298
Ushuaia ............ 311
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ............ 321
Buenos Aires ............ 334
Santiago ............ 356

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