As a destination for active travellers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. The very best way to do this South American region justice is to hike all over it. Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltén (with its crazy beautiful Cerro Torre mountain) and then to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier. In between, marvel at the giant sky, vast views, and big city appeal of Buenos Aires while you revel in a sense of personal triumph. Patagonia’s ready and waiting for you.
Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Destination: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme: Hiking, Trekking
Physical Rating: 4/5
Ages: Min 12+
Group size: Avg 12, Max 16
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ADVENTURE?
- Catch a glimpse of Mt Fitz Roy
- Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier
- Savour the scenery in Patagonia
- Enjoy the vibrant city of Buenos Aires
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires/El Chaltén
Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chaltén within Glacier National Park, marvel at the Andean mountains en route. Enjoy some free time in town or head out on a short hike.
Day 3: El Chaltén
Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Los Glaciares National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids.
Day 4: El Chaltén
Enjoy a full-day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres and if the weather cooperates, a clear view of the Fitz Roy peaks. En route, take in the gradual changes in terrain from tree covered trails to exposed alpine landscapes.
Day 5: El Chaltén/El Calafate
Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel.
Day 6: El Calafate
Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake to get a different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier is up close.
Day 7: El Calafate
Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town.
Day 8: El Calafate/Buenos Aires
In the afternoon, fly back to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
Day 9: Buenos Aires
Public Bus, Van, Plane
Hotel (8 nights)
- Laguna de los Tres full-day guided hike (El Chaltén)
- Class III rafting
- Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour (El Calafate)
- Internal flights
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities