Patagonia

Patagonia, the magnificent, sparsely populated region at the southern ends of Chile and Argentina, offers a wide range of habitats for you to enjoy, including mountains, deserts, plains (pampas) and grasslands. As one of the few places bordering three oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic), you’ll see amazing views on easy hikes, as well as on boating trips, horseback riding or trekking in Glaciers National Park and on the wondrous Perito Moreno glacier. Patagonia’s diverse array of flora and fauna add color and sound to your exploration of one of the world’s most beautiful places. On the urban front, you’ll enjoy a tour of Santiago and private tango lessons in Buenos Aires.

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Language

Spanish

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -3

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Currency

Chilean Peso (CLP)
Argentine Peso (ARS)

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Average Temp

59° F

Patagonia Expedition

The Ultimate Wilderness Adventure

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – SANTIAGO, CHILE

Arrive in Santiago

Private transfer to hotel

Private city tour

Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Day 2 – SANTIAGO / TORRES DEL PAINE (PATAGONIA)

Private transfer to airport for flight to Punta Arenas

Transfer to Torres del Paine hotel (shared)

Accommodations: Hotel Las Torres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3 - 5 – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Three days to discover Torres del Paine National Park

Choose from many activities & visits including:

  • Views of the pink granite Towers of Paine
  • Laguna Amarga & Laguna Sarmiento to observe wildlife
  • Nordenskjold Lake for vistas of the Cuernos del Paine
  • Salto Grande waterfalls & Grey Glacier Lake
  • Horseback riding
  • Boating excursions

Accommodations: Hotel Las Torres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – TORRES DEL PAINE / CALAFATE (PATAGONIA)

Transfer across the Argentine border to your hotel in  

       Calafate

Accommodations: Hotel Koisten Aike
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK

Private transfer to pier for boat to Perito Moreno glacier

Easy 2-hour glacier trek (crampons provided)

Private transfer to boardwalks to view the north face of 

       Perito Moreno, mountains, forests & Lago Argentino

Accommodations: Hotel Koisten Aike
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK

Choice of two excursions:

  • Visit Estancia Nibepo Aike sheep & Hereford cattle breeding ranch
    • Horseback riding along Lago Argentino
    • Tour of the house, barns, organic garden & orchard OR
  • Sail by catamaran to Estancia Cristina ranch
    • Tour the estancia and Costumbrista museum
    • Ride through scenic mountain roads by 4×4 to the continental ice shelf
    • Take a low or medium-intensity hike with views of glaciers, lakes, ice shelves & the Andes

Accommodations: Hotel Koisten Aike
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – CALAFATE / EL CHALTÉN (MT. FITZROY)

Private transfer to El Chaltén at the foot of Mt. Fitzroy         

Private guided hike to Huemul Glacier or Laguna Capri

Accommodations: El Puma Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – EL CHALTÉN

Full day private guided hike to Rio Blanco Base Camp or

      Fitzroy & Laguna de Los Tres (Lake of the Three)

Accommodations: El Puma Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 – EL CHALTÉN / CALAFATE / BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to Calafate airport for flight to Buenos Aires

Private transfer to hotel

Evening Tango show & Dinner

Accommodations: Nuss Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 – BUENOS AIRES / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private morning tour of Buenos Aires

Optional afternoon activities depending upon flight time 

     (supplement applies)

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extension

Day 11 – EL CHALTÉN / USHUAIA

Transfer to Calafate airport for flight to Ushuaia

Private half day tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park on foot & by boat

Accommodations: Los Cauquenes Hotel Breakfast
Meals: Lunch

Day 12 – USHUAIA

Private full day off road excursion to Lakes  Fagnano &  Escondido

Accommodations: Los Cauquenes Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 – USHUAIA / BUENOS AIRES

Private transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires

Private transfer to hotel

Evening Tango show & Dinner

Accommodations: Nuss Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 – BUENOS AIRES / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private morning tour of Buenos Aires

Optional afternoon activities depending upon flight time (supplement applies)

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $8,260 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Ushuaia extension: starting at $1,290 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

The words “Thank You” simply cannot convey the perfection of each day and night.  Each hotel was better than the last, with amazing amenities, fantastic locations and delightful staff.  Italy is a beautiful country already, and somehow you made it even better!

Anne H.
Charlotte, NC

When to go:

Best times are from October to April

What to eat:

Cordero al Palo (spit roast lamb), Filete de Guanaco (guanaco filet), Chupe de Centolla (Patagonian King crab pie)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans, shorts; jacket, sweater & rain jacket; layering & waterproof clothing; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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