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Patagonia is a place of many surprises and its people eager to please. Foreign tourists are still comparatively rare and they can take advantage of a wide range of activities: learn the handicrafts of the local indigenous people; take the Old Patagonian Express steam train in Esquel; improve your Welsh or Spanish language or tango skills at specialised schools; gain an understanding of the medicinal and essential oil properties of Patagonian plant species; study the stars through unpolluted dark skies; take advantage of the very low cost of living with medical check-ups and plastic surgery; bring your art, theatre or choral group to an appreciative local audience.
One of the most remote and wild places on Earth, and yet so accessible, Patagonia can challenge the most intrepid of visitors. Activities include swimming with sea-mammals, white water rafting, long-distance river exploration, ski-ing, trekking in the Andes, mountain biking, scuba diving, horse riding, rugby tours, 4x4 adventures, glacier walking, fly fishing and wilderness exploration.
And if it’s luxury you’re looking for, we have vast ranches, hidden lodges, luxurious hotels, secluded guest houses and some of the World’s best restaurants, all ready to welcome you and show you their unique blend of Patagonian hospitality. Indulge yourself at an asado (barbecue) where the World’s most wonderful meats are washed down by the region’s finest wines; enjoy the best of Patagonia without competition from other tourists; investigate investment opportunities with key local people of like minds.

 
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The Old Patagonian Express. Our own steam train, La Trochita, made famous in Paul Theroux's travelogue. The journey winds its way through the mountains to the Mapuche village of Nahuel Pan. The train is occasionally “raided” by mounted Pinkerton Agents looking for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Half day West  
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AU
Get away from it all. Spend a day or two (or more) in a hidden valley near Esquel in a picturesque working farm; experience the wonders of night skies with no industrial or light pollution; eat food free of preservatives and chemicals and be disturbed only by the call of the ibis or the shriek of the tero.
2 days West  
WP
AU
Luxury Stay at an Andean Estancia. Approachable only via a 20 km track crossed by 3 rivers, this beautiful place is many people's definition of heaven on earth. No telephones or other inconveniences of the outside world to interrupt your enjoyment of trekking, fishing, riding, hunting or just relaxing with your friends and enjoying paradise.
2-4 nights West  

WP
AU

Fishing. Fishing deserves a whole section dedicated to itself! There are so many ways to try your luck in the region around Esquel (about to be officially named as the Fly Fishing capital of Argentina). Under Argentinean law, all water is public property and, if you can reach a fishing spot, you can fish it. All you need is to be in Argentina during the fishing season and with a local licence. It is your choice whether you stay in one or more private fishing lodges or whether you just hire local guides on a daily basis or whether you just go it alone with a map, a rod and a positive attitude. But whichever option you choose, practise casting in the wind before you come! And if you are the long-suffering partner of a fishing addict, don’t worry, there are many other things to do while the fish are being caught.
Lifetime! West  
AU
Gourmet Meals. Patagonia is home to the best Gourmet restaurant in Argentina and its owners have a special relationship with Welsh Patagonia. Enjoy a meal to remember for a tiny fraction of the price you'd expect to pay for a similar meal in the USA or Europe.
Evening or lunch West  
AU
Butch and Sundance. Visit the hut they lived in when they fled the USA and from where they planned their new campaigns of robbery and violence in Patagonia.
Half day West  
AU
Health Care. Take advantage of Argentina's low cost of living by having a medical check up, dentistry, cosmetic surgery, laser surgery and medical treatment at a fraction of the cost at home.

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Mapuche Traditions. A trip to Lago Rosario, near Trevelin, to see Mapuche handicrafts; enjoy a traditional barbecue on a working farm and tour the farm in a 4x4. Earlier this year, a 500lb+ wild boar was shot here. 
Half day West  
WP
AU
Floating down the River. Travel on a boat down the placid River Chubut from the Andes to the sea; see all the scenery and sleep under the stars. Relaxation at its finest.
3-5 days West  


 

 
     
     


 
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