Patagonia is located at the southernmost tip of South America. The region includes the southern section of the Andes Mountains. To the east of this southern portion of the Andes are deserts, steppes, and grasslands. To the south are the ice fields and the climate grows colder. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean.
The Colorado and Barrancas rivers run from the Andes to the Atlantic; these are generally considered the northern boundary of Argentine Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego, and sometimes the Falkland Islands are included as part of Patagonia. The Reloncavi Estuary is said by most geographers and historians to be the northern border of Patagonia on the Chilean side.
For centuries Patagonia was known as the end of the world. It is not hard to imagine that you are indeed standing at the end of the world as you watch glaciers recede and break apart.