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Harry Potter in Argentina

FROM THE CORRIDORS OF HOGWARTS TO THE END OF THE WORLD

During last July Patagonia Argentina hosted the World Cup of Quidditch, as published by JK Rowling in the Pottermore.com page, which is followed by fans worldwide.

Quidditch World Cup 2014 – Patagonia Argentina

On Friday July 11, 2014 thousands of magicians from around the world gathered in the Patagonian steppes to witness the final match between Brazil and Bulgaria. Brazil was the favorite to win the cup because it won 5 times since the tournament was launched globally.

Ample and desolate steppes as the background to the tournament

The World Cup of this wonderful sport is played every four years since 1473, and it is the magic correspondence to the Muggle World Cup, held every four years also and hosted by a different nation each time.

This event has caused thousands of wizards and witches to travel to southern Argentina, a paradise, at the end of the world, far from Muggles
. There they enjoyed what they say was the match of the century in this traditional sport.

The host country (Argentina) was accepted after the 1986 World Cup when the Ministry of Magic included a Muggle magician known to Argentines as Diego Armando Maradona.

Ginny Weasley, Potter’s wife and younger sister of Harry’s best friend Ron, was appointed as a correspondent for the newspaper “The Prophet” to cover this event live.

Countries in the Quidditch WC 2014

The opening ceremony was done by the Argentine Council of Magic. The 16 ranked countries paraded: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chad, Ivory Coast, USA, Fiji, Wales, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand and Poland.

Several matches were played up to the expected final between Brazil and Bulgaria. The winner was Bulgaria and will be the holder for the next four years of the Quidditch World Cup, which has at its top a golden snitch.

Bulgaria Champion of Quidditch 2014

And so the story would continue…

After the World Cup, Harry and his wife Ginny decided to stay a few days more in Patagonia Argentina. And to explore and enjoy this wonderful paradise they decided to hire a very special tour, Cruise Marpatag : they could not resist the slogan “to search for the Spirit of the Glaciers”. A truly magical experience in the area of El Calafate.

Navigating in search of the spirit of the glaciers – El Calafate – Patagonia Argentina

Conversely Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend, and his wife, the famous witch Hermione Granger, decided to hire a trip to Puerto Madryn to enjoy watching Southern Right Whales in New Gulf waters.

Southern Right Whales – Puerto Madryn – Patagonia Argentina

And while they were there, they could not miss a visit to Punta Tombo, where the first male penguins already began to arrive and recondition their holes or nests that have been habited by their families last season, for reusal.

Family of penguins in their nest – Punta Tombo – Patagonia Argentina

“Actually, an incomparable show. We invite the world to witness it” concluded, noticeably moved, the Weasleys.

Patagonia Tours
Walking with penguins
4 days, 3 hotel nights with breakfast. Taxes. Transfers in/out airport-hotel-airport at Puerto Madryn. Excursion to Península de Valdés. Excursion Punta Tombo (penguins colony)
A week at the End of the World
Transfers airport / hotel / airport. 3 Hotel nights in each city, with breakfast. Excursions: Perito Moreno Glacier and Nautical Safari. Rivers of ice (May to September) or Estancia...
The Glaciers: Heavenly Ices
Transfers in/out. 4 days, 3 nights with breakfast. Excursion Perito Moreno Glacier. Nautical Safari. Excursion Estancia Cristina Classic (summer) or Rivers of Ice (winter). Bilingual (Spanish-English) guides. Taxes.
Deep Patagonia
3 hotel nights at each destination with breakfast. Taxes. Transfers in/out at the 3 destinations. Excursion to Península de Valdés. Whale Watching navigation (July to Dec) or...
Absolute Argentina
In and out transfers at every destination. 3 nights lodging in Buenos Aires. 3 nights lodging in El Calafate. 3 nights lodging in Ushuaia. 3 nights lodging in Iguazú....
Bariloche, the Lakes Capital
4 hotel nights with breakfast. Transfers in/out airport-hotel-airport at Bariloche. Excursion Small Circuit. Excursion to Victoria Island and Arrayanes' Wood. Excursion to S.M. Andes via the Seven Lakes.