The Altiplano, also called Puna, is a region in west-central South America in the area where the Andes are the widest. It is the most extensive area of high plateau on Earth outside Tibet. The bulk of the Altiplano lies in Bolivia but its northern parts lie in Peru and its southern parts lie in Chile and Argentina.
The Andean Patagonian Forest spreads over steep elevations along a thin strip on both sides of the Andes Mountains in southern South America. These temperate forests, located in both southern Chile and Argentina, are the southernmost forests on earth.
The Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America. Extremely high plateaus surmounted by even higher peaks form a rampart from the southern tip of South America to the continent’s northernmost coast on the Caribbean.
The Andino Norpatagónica Biosphere Reserve is located in the provinces of Chubut, Río Negro and Neuquén. It includes five national parks and numerous protected areas. The landscape is mostly mountainous, dominated by the Andes in the west with sub-Andean plains and plateaus in the east.
The Atacama Plateau is an arid, high plateau in the Andes of northern Argentina and extending into Chile. The "Puna De Atacama" is a cold, desolate Andean tableland in northwestern Argentina and adjacent regions of Chile.
The Atlantic Forest, or Mata Atlântica, extends along the Atlantic coast of northeast Brazil, south along the coastline and inland into northeast Argentina and eastern Paraguay. Although only a small part of the original forests remain it is still one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The Costero del Sur Biosphere Reserve is located in the Province of Buenos Aires, in the southern part of the Rio de la Plata estuary, on Argentina's Atlantic coast. It is situated in a humid and swampy region that comprises fertile pampas grasslands, swamps, wetlands and dry forests.
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas World Heritage Site (Argentina)
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:30
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century.
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:03
El Calafate is a city in Argentina, situated on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of Santa Cruz Province, near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park.
El Chaltén, Argentina: Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy (South America)
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 18:13
El Chaltén is a small mountain village in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina, near;the border with Chile. It is a popular base for hiking numerous trails, such as those leading to the base of surrounding peaks and glacial lakes, including Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.