Patagonia is mostly associated with the southern tip of Latin America but there is another side of it. Come in summer, which is winter in the northern hemisphere, and fly to Bariloche from Buenos Aires. Rent a car and off you go. You will be surrounded by alpine villages that might as well be in Switzerland or Bavaria, mountains and beautiful lakes. Hiking is the prime activity in this area, there are tons of trails. If you are not up to it or just want to relax, take one of the many gondolas up the mountains and enjoy the view from the top.