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Argentina: Argentine lake district

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It’s part of Patagonia, but with a touch of Switzerland or Scandinavia. Argentina shares a picture-book-perfect lake district with Chile on the other side of the Andes, linked by one of the continent’s most exquisite passes, the Lakes Crossing.  It’s a popular yet unspoilt region of sleeping snow-stifled volcanoes, dark sapphire lakes fringed by dense forests, small Alpine-style towns and scenic drives. Its multitude of national parks offer outdoor activities from hiking to fishing and cycling to horse riding. There’s a European-style cuisine of fondues, creamy cakes and cool blond Bavarian-inspired beers.

Our holidays to Argentine lake district

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Iguazu Falls from Argentine side

Signature Argentina: Pampas, Patagonia and Iguazú Falls

Private journey

14 days from £4,512pp

Torres del Paine Chile

Self-drive Patagonia: The open road to Torres del Paine

Private journey

20 days from £5,478pp

Iguassu Falls

Honeymoon in Argentina: Tango of the south

Private journey

16 days from £7,046pp

Signature Patagonia: The Lake District

Signature Patagonia: The Lake District

Private journey

15 days from £5,018pp

Things to do in Argentine lake district

Seven Lakes

Seven lakes self-drive

Forests and Islands of the Southern Lake District

Forests and islands of the southern lake district


Southern Lakes Crossing

Southern lakes crossing

Brian Williams by The Old Patagonia Express train

Ride the Old Patagonian Express

What our experts say

The Argentinian lake district has this calming quality difficult to find on other places with its open skies, lakes and surrounding mountains, but within this, there are few sights more rewarding than that of the elusive Lanin Volcano. Usually surrounded by clouds, this is a beautiful snow-covered cone looking down on the National Park of the same name. It comes as a surprise, really – you don’t expect it and then, suddenly, there is it, a perfect cone appearing in all its beauty, almost regally. You need to have your camera ready as the clearing usually doesn’t last long, but if you manage to get that shot, consider yourself lucky. This is one my favourites images! l

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

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