29 Aug Therefore, a trip to the unknown north of Patagonia is worthwhile;
The region north of the provincial city of Neuquen around Chos Malal is quite unknown even among Argentines. Accordingly, you meet few tourists here. The drive from Chos Malal via Varvarco to the hot springs “Aqua Calientes” was more than a pleasant surprise. The first 50 kilometers along the Rio Neuquen are still asphalted, then begins a small “off road” adventure. The partly wild track winds from now on always along the abyss, until you have reached the hot springs after about 2 hours of mountain climbing; Here a bath does good, also to calm the nerves. After all, you have to go back.
Another highlight in northern Patagonia is Parque Payunia. This region, not far from the provincial city of Malargue, is the world’s largest collection of volcanoes. In a relatively small area there are more than 800 extinct volcanoes, offering all types of volcanoes and lava – formations. A visit to this truly impressive landscape is only possible as part of an organized tour.