One of the most spectacular sights in South America is the glaciers of Patagonia, which trail down from majestic peaks through millennial forests into crystal clear lakes and fjords. Set in pristine and undisturbed countryside, they are picture perfect postcards to send home and evoke the jealousy of friends and family. The sapphire jewel among these is the San Rafael Glacier, located in the national park of the same name, some 200km south of Coyhaique in southern Chile.
Argentina is one of the most diverse countries in South America, and indeed, the world. Located on the southern part of the continent, it extends over three thousand miles from tropical rainforests and impenetrably arid deserts in the north to the frozen plains of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south. It is bound to the west along the peaks of the Andes, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.