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Patagonia Travel Tours with Hiking, Mountains & Glaciers

In the deepest reaches of South America, lies a rugged land of jagged mountain faces, pristine alpine lakes, whipping winds and an untouched beauty, known as Patagonia. The vast scope of this region spans between Argentina and Chile and is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, avid naturalists or simply those with a thirst for adventure. Let our Patagonia Travel Specialists create your perfect expedition and request a Patagonia tour quote today!

Sample Tours to Patagonia

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Best of Patagonia: Lakes, Glaciers and Peaks (12 days)

Experience the best of Patagonia on this 12 day adventure of a lifetime. From the Lake District around Bariloche across one of the lakes to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park back to the Glaciers of El Calafate, this trip highlights the many wond
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Experience Patagonia (7 days)

This itinerary focuses on the wonders of the Argentine Patagonia. From the beautiful little town of El Chalten, visit the famous Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy mountains. Awe at the majestic rocks as they surge toward the sky.
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Explore Argentina (8 days)

This 8-day Argentina Adventure has it all! From the majestic waterfalls of Iguazu in the north to the delicious Malbec wines of Mendoza to ice trekking on a Glacier in El Calafate.
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Heart of Patagonia (11 days)

From the incredible hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile to the stunning views of the Fitz Roy Mountains in Argentina, this is the heart of Patagonia.
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Multi-Sport Adventure in Patagonia (6 days)

Kayak, cycle, horse back ride, and hike your way through the world's most impressive landscapes. Enjoy fantastic food and unique accommodations at Patagonia EcoCamp.
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Natural Argentina: City, Country, Glaciers & Falls (11 days)

Leave the city behind, and discover Argentina's rugged landscapes from Patagonia, to Tierra del Fuego and Iguazu Falls. Three of South America's natural treasures!
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Patagonia Explorer (10 days)

Explore the natural beauty and embrace the thrilling adventures of Argentina on a 10 day exploration of Argentina's most rugged landscapes! From Buenos Aires you will travel to the southern most point on earth, Ushuaia, home to Tierra del Fuego.

Wild Argentina (10 days)

This 10-day exploration of Argentina showcased famous natural wonders such as Iguazu Falls but also lesser known locations just as magnificent. From Iguazu, venture to the wetlands of Iberia to have a unique experience at Puerto Valle. From there, he
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Highlights of Patagonia

Glaciers & Fitz Roy Massif

Glaciers & Fitz Roy Massif

Perito Moreno and Los Glaciares National Park, located just outside of El Calafate, are a must see for any visit to Patagonia. This expansive national park is home to virgin forests of indigenous trees, massive southern ice fields and dozens of glaciers. The most popular glacier is Perito Moreno, which can be admired from the shore, on board a boat or even by foot on an ice trekking adventure. If you want to relax and enjoy views of the famous Fitz Roy massif, head to the small town of El Chaltén.

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Lake District

Lake District

Located on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake lies the charming town of Bariloche, an ideal base camp to explore the surrounding trails, activities and mountain vistas. During December to February in the summer, is a great time to escape the cold of the northern hemisphere and enjoy activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and soaking up the warmer weather. If you are interested in snow sports, such as skiing or snowboarding, winter runs are best between mid June to early October.

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Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

Heading down the southern coast of Patagonia showcases a rich marine life and rugged coast lines. Southern Right Whales can be observed calving in the southern winter, July to September, just off the coast of Puerto Madryn. Other wildlife species such as elephant seals, orcas, sea lions and fur seals call this region home as well. In fact, it houses the largest colony in the world of the famous Magellanic penguins, making it a premiere wildlife destination for viewing and learning.

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Chilean Travel Excursions

Chilean Travel Excursions

Crossing over the Andes into Chile, you can gain an entirely different perspective of the Patagonia region. Home to the famous Torres del Paine National Park, Chile's Patagonia offers a diverse set of activities and accommodations. From hexagonal yurt domes at EcoDomes, which constitute a rustic boutique lodge with stunning views, to the luxury and new age architecture of Tierra Patagonia, Chilean Patagonia offers a perfect blend of extravagance and adventure.

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Extend Your Trip

Extend Your Trip

Argentina is a land of dramatic contrasts. Not only home to Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia, Argentina offers a wide variety of things to see and do, such as wine tasting in Mendoza or getting up close and personal with the massive waterfalls of Iguazu. As the eighth largest country in the world, there are plenty of sights to see and explore. Argentina’s culture is rich in history and is a melting pot of immigrants from around the world. Our Patagonia Travel Specialists have hundreds of ways for you to extend your time in Argentina, so don't hold back any longer...and start planning today!

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A Few Notes on Tours to Patagonia


How to Get There

Patagonia straddles two of South America’s most mesmerizing countries: Chile and Argentina. Where you decide to fly into, often depends on which parts of Patagonia you hope to explore. We recommend either flying into Buenos Aires or Santiago for the easiest access to the Andes Mountains. From there, one of our private transfers will take you up into the mountains or you’ll board a domestic flight to Punta Arenas.

When to Go

Patagonia is located in the southern hemisphere so it’s summers are reversed from what we experience in North America. So, if you want warmer temps and less impact from poor weather, we suggest visiting during their summer which falls from November to early March. Average temperatures fall between the mid to high 50’s during the day and low 40’s at night. While this is hardly the balmy tropical environment we see in other regions within South America, this is quite mild and pleasant for the mountainous Patagonia.

If your schedule doesn’t permit you to travel during Patagonia’s summer, then spring ( September through November) is a beautiful time to visit as well. While the air will be a little more chilly and the winds a bit more harsh, many find the lack of other tourists make the colder weather worth enduring.

Only have travel availability in the winter? That’s understandable, seeing as this time actually aligns with our summer vacations. While many of Patagonia’s top sites are closed, you can still hit the snow-capped slopes and give a new meaning to Christmas in July. It is important to note, however, that due to seasonal closings and more locals visiting for their own ski holidays, accommodations are much harder to book.

What to Do

Torres del Paine National Park: This incredible national park provides the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Chilean Patagonia. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the eighth Wonder of the World, this region of the globe makes many people’s bucket lists. From brilliant turquoise lakes to massive glimmering glaciers, the sites you’ll see within the park are sure to stick with you for a lifetime. During our tours, we put you up at the innovative Eco Camp, situated in the heart of Torres Del Paine. The region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, you’ll have full access to daily guided treks and wildlife excursions.

El Calafate : Located on the southern border of Lake Argentino, this quiet little town is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Within this incredible natural reserve, you'll find the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest advancing glacier in the world. Los Glaciares provides the perfect backdrop for a plethora of outdoor activities from hiking through snow capped peaks to cycling around reflective lakes to kayaking out immense ice blocks. One of the highlights of this portion of your Patagonia tour, is the chance to go ice trekking on Perito Moreno and soak in the sheer size and spectacular scenery of this immense glacier. For travelers who don’t feel inclined toward the rigor of ice trekking, there are wonderful walking trails along the front of the great ice wall.

El Chalten: Nestled in the heart of the Southern Patagonian Andes, El Chalten lies at the base of the iconic Fitz Roy Mountain. Deemed the National Capital of Trekking in Argentina , this region is a nature-lovers paradise. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities from bird watching to climbing to camping to horseback riding. No matter what your adventure preferences, you’re sure to stay entertained here. One of our Global Basecamp favorites is a trek up Mount Torre, also known as Cerro Torre. Famous for its pristine beauty and notoriously challenging trail, Cerro Torre is considered to be one of the most difficult mountains to summit in the world. Reaching the top is not for the faint of heart, so we offer a less strenuous day hike that still gives you a chance to soak in the breathtaking Patagonia views.

Trip Extensions

Beyond the natural wonder of Patagonia, the rich cultures and cities of both Chile and Argentina are just a stone's throw away. If you have time, we highly recommend extending your Patagonia tour on either end to explore more of these captivating countries. Talk to one of our Patagonia travel specialists about recommendations for extending your trip.

When it comes to Patagonia tours, the best will lead the traveler through the broad array of landscapes, activities and cultural experiences this diverse country has to offer. Our itineraries can be tailored to fit whatever your priorities are, with our travel specialist team connecting you and our local expert operators and guides. We put together an awesome suggested itineraries, but your dream trip is what we’re here for! Contact one of our specialists online to learn how we can search out and blend themes and group and private activities to your heart’s content, coming up with the perfect trip at a price that’s right for you.

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