Patagonia is a beautiful place where everyone will definitely be awed by the beauty and diversity of wildlife and flora.
Patagonia is the southernmost portion of America mainly composed of plateaus.
Patagonia is derived from the word Patagon, a term used by Magellan to describe the native people whom he thought as giants during his expedition.
Today, it is believed that Patagons were actually Tehuelches and Aonikenk who have an average height of 1.8 m, much taller compared to an average Spaniard during that time who typically stands around 1.55m.
Patagonia covers the provinces of Nuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.
It also covers the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and La Pampa. The Chilean portion includes the Southern part of the region of Los Lagos, Aysen and Magallanes.
Patagonia is also rich in marine fossils, dinosaur remains and other pre-historic relics.
Visitors can view different geoglyphs or petroglyphs like the one above and those at Cerro Pintado in Chile. .
Patagonia is full of natural beauty as well as historic wonders. The Patagonian Ice Fields are also popular. These glaciers are second in size only to those in Antarctica. Viewing this breathtaking expanse can be truly inspiring.