Argentina, Patagonia

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Neuquen province, south to Tierra del Fuego, has for more than 30 years, captured the hearts of trout anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Visit Estancia El Palenque ranch which is home to a healthy trout population along the Corcovado River in addition to being a working cattle ranch.

Here you can be fishing in the morning, have a picnic on the river or at the lodge, and horseback or ATV ride in the mountains in the afternoon. On the Atlantic coast of Patagonia along the shore of Peninsula Valdez, rare and exciting scenes of giant killer whales chasing sea lions right up to the beach and nearby a colony of Magellan penguins. In Esquel, ride the historic narrow gauge rail line on "La Trochita" with Eleanor O'farrell, who rode the train to school as a young child. Visit the "digs" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when they hid out in Patagonia. And experience the outdoors in San Carlos de Bariloche along the shores of Lago Nahuel Haupi. Fast paced Buenos Aires has many street fairs where antiques, art, music and dance bring the street alive.

(Discoveries Argentina 4 DVD collection includes 5% discount: Dinosaurs, Nature's Spectacle, Golden Dorado and Life in the North, Patagonia)

DVDHD7 REVIEW: Discoveries America Argentina: Patagonia "This new entry in the acclaimed Discoveries America series from Bennett-Watt Entertainment--producers of high-definition-filmed video guides--is partially aimed at fly-fishing enthusiasts looking for pristine rivers and lakes, gorgeous surroundings, and little competition from other tourists.

The perfect spot, it seems, is Patagonia ("the last great frontier for trout fishing"), which is essentially the lower half of Argentina, running along both sides of the Andes mountains for 1,000 miles and boasting a dazzling, disparate topography. In addition, the program visits a tourist lodge in the foothills of the Andes (where one can fatten up on picnics between fishing expeditions), serves up extraordinary footage of whales chasing sea lions near the shoreline at Peninsula de Valdez, and drops in at the Patagonian "digs" where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out. Another solid adventure full of informative and entertaining armchair traveling, this is definitely recommended."