Spanish word of the day: montañas
El Parque Nacional de Los Alerces is one of the most beautiful places I have been while staying here. It’s in the Patagonia region of Argentina, along the Andes mountains. The national park has many amazing views, snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and crystal clear rivers and lakes. It’s also home to amazing wildlife, including various birds, jabalinas, foxes, and pumas.
The park is also home to some mapuches, a native community in South America. There is a section of the park reserved for them. However, it’s tiny in comparison to the size of the park.
I went on a tour of the park with a guide. He picked us up in his car and drove us to various lookouts and hikes around the area. We actually were very lucky to get a spot, as there’s only a few guides in the national park, and the only way to get in is with a guide. This is due to COVID, but also because the conservation measures of the park are very strict. There is no wiggle room for people to litter or accidentally start a fire (which has happened on more than one occasion).
This is was one of the best trips here for sure.