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Patagonia Trek

Trek in Patagonia through Chile and Argentina

Patagonia – a hidden paradise occupying the very edge of the world! Situated at the southernmost corners of both Argentina and Chile, it represents a unique blend of turquoise lakes, imposing mountain tops and lush vegetation. It is also home to one of the world’s most famous glaciers. This tour will enable you to experience a world unlike any other, one that you will be sure to remember for the remainder of your life!

Itinerary

Day 1

BUENOS AIRES

Meeting at hotel in Buenos Aires. After settling in, a tour of one of the most beautiful cities on the southern hemisphere. The famous port of Boka, the tango at every turn, the old town on La Plata, Avenue 9. de Julio with its obelisk, the main square of Plaza de Mayo, huge parks, top restaurants, and even better wine. 🙂 All in one place. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2

BUENOS AIRES – EL CALAFATE

After breakfast we fly to El Calafate. Transfer to hotel and accommodation. Tour of a lovely town on the south of the continent. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3

EL CALAFATE – PERITO MORENO – EL CALAFATE

Breakfast. Today, we’re going on a tour of the imposing glaciers Perito Moreno. Possible cruise by lake and organization of picnics on the glacier! Return to El Calafate. Who doesn’t want to see the glacier can take a tour of the city and visit their Adventure Park, which is ideal for children. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4

CERRO TORRE

Breakfast. Transfer to El Chalten. Accommodation in the hotel. After our check-in, we’re going to explore the Argentinean part of Patagonia. Lightweight trek for 3 hours to Laguna Torre, from where you can see one of the most beautiful and hardest peaks – Cerro Torre. We spend some time on the shores of the lake, and then we go back to El Chalten. Free time, dinner and overnight.

Day 5

FITZ ROY

Breakfast. Trek to the lake at the foot of the highest peak of Patagonia – Fitz Roy (3359m), Lagune de los Tres. This is somewhat a more demanding tour and the trek to the lake lasts about 4h. A turquoise lake in combination with dominant peaks will not leave you indifferent. Also, the entire Fitz Roy massif is used as the “Patagonia” logo, so if someone owns one of their products, they will be able to see it on the spot. Return back to El Chalten, then take the bus back to El Calafate. Overnight.

Day 6

EL CALAFATE – PUERTO NATALES

Breakfast. Transfer to Puerto Natales. Entering Chile. Accommodation in the hotel. Rest and relaxation after the road. City tour. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 7

TORRES DEL PAINE – MIRADOR DEL TORRES

For the end of the trek we left the most recognizable symbol of the park and a place where you will surely remain breathless. After breakfast, we start by bus for Tores del Paine, and then on the ascent and after 1,5 hours, we arrive at the mountain chalet where we make a short break. We keep walking by observing the condors that compel us.

The final part of the trek is also the most challenging, but the prize that awaits us at the very top is incredible. You will definitely remember the view that will be provided from the Mirador del Torres point. Return back to the campsite, from where we board the bus and return to Puerto Natales. Dinner and overnight stay.

Note: Who does not want to take a trek can take a day trip to Punta Arenas, where we’ll board on a boat that drives to the island in the Magellanic Strait to see the Royal Penguins. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 8

PUERTO NATALES – EL CALAFATE

Breakfast and transfer for El Calafate. Accommodation in the hotel. Day for rest and sightseeing. We can go to a nearby ranch (estancia), or who wants to pedal, we can take on a bicycle tour. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 9

EL CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight back to Buenos Aires. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. City tour by night. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10

BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast. Departure day.

Dates & Prices

January 10th, 2020
Spots available: 3 1780 €, Per Person
February 07th, 2020
Spots available: 5 1780 €, Per Person

F.A.Q.

What’s included in the price?
To maximize convenience, we include as much as possible, so you can just relax and think about hiking. Here’s what’s included:

  • Plane tickets, taxes and fees included: Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Buenos Aires
  • Bus transport throughout Chile and Argentina
  • One-day excursion to Perito Moreno glacier, Mirador del Torres, Gray glacier, Fitzroy & Cerro Torre
  • Entrance to the National Parks “Torres del Paine” and “Los Glaciares”
  • hotel accommodation 3 * Buenos Aires, in 1/2 rooms, half board
  • accommodation in hotels 3 * in 1/2 rooms during a trip to Patagonia, bed, and breakfast
  • all permits and fees in Chile & Argentina
  • professional guide service on the track according to the program

What isn’t included in the price?

  • Flights to/from Buenos Aires
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Visas for Chile and Argentina (if needed)
  • a trip to Punta Arenas and then a boat ride to the island with penguins (optional)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Buenos Aires, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).

What’s the hike like?
The hike is moderate. You have four days trek in total. Every day hike is around 20-25km, with easy pace. You will walk on a mountain trail. It is safe and solid. It can be windy and rainy because the weather in Patagonia is variable. Temperature is between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius.

What’s the city tour like?

All-day city tour is organized with our guide and transportation. We will see the most important cultural and historical monuments in Buenos Aires.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

You need moderate level fitness level. The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 3000 above sea level is not mandatory. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start.

What do I need to bring with me?

  1. Backpack (up to 30l)
  2. Trekking pants
  3. Gore-Tex jacket
  4. Hiking shoes
  5. Trekking socks
  6. Cotton T-Shirts
  7. Active underwear
  8. Polar of woolen cap
  9. Hat (sun protection)
  10. Polar sweater
  11. Hiking gloves
  12. Towel, toiletries
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Headlamp
  15. Vacuum flask (2x1l)
  16. Medicine, vitamins
  17. Sunscreen SPF 30, lip balm
  18. Trekking poles

What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and licensed UIAA guide.

What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked, hearty mountain meals. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, dry meat specialties, lamb, local fruit, fresh fruit, and vegetable. We can organize your meal in any way you like. Drinks are not included.

Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.

When can I go on this trip?
Book on to our pre-set dates above. If you are considering alternative dates, the perfect time for this adventure is between December and  March.

What’s the weather like?
Summer and early autumn ( south hemisphere) are the best periods to visit this region. In summer the average temperature in Patagonia can be around 20 degrees, but on the mountain is colder and the temperature is around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. Autumn is slightly chillier but still really pleasant and the colors are stunning.

Which flights should I book?
You should book flights to Buenos Aires (EZE) airport.

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before traveling.

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 15. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or canceled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.

Can I customize the trip?
Of course! For private groups of six or more, the trip can run on any days you wish, be extended or changed to suit your needs. Enquire now for a private trip.