Best of Patagonia - 13 days
Patagonia´s glaciers, mountains and national parks are there to be explored. Join Say Hueque on this trip of a lifetime to southern South America!
Visit stunning glaciers, majestic mountains and pristine national parks in Patagonia on this 13 day adventure tour of Argentina and Chile. Starting in El Calafate and finishing in Ushuaia, trip highlights include a guided tour and boat cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in the Fitz Roy and Chalten mountain ranges, Torres del Paine National Park and guided canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park, as well as three nights in the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia. This trip is ideal for those interested in experiencing the natural beauty, culture and adventure of Patagonia
Upon arrival to Calafate you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or possible make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Los Glaciers National Park a Unesco World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring sites in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier. During the tour you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from various spots around National Park, as well as a boat tour that will take you close enough to fully take in just how massive it is. For even more adventure, you may choose the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking programs, both allow you to hike on the glacier! And yes, ice-shoes/crampons are included!
In the early evening you will be returned to you hotel.
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours such as a cruise to Upsala Glacier, a 4X4 excursion to the country or a visit to a traditional estancia.
Breakfast. Arriving at the bus station you will depart for El Chalten in the morning. Upon arrival you will make you way to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the region. (In El Calafate a taxi will cost roughly U$D 4.- to get to the bus station. In El Chalten most of the hotels are within a few blocks of the bus station, but if you prefer to take a taxi or remise, you can take it once in the bus terminal and they will cost you aprox U$D 5.-)
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy one of many self guided treks. The trails are all well-marked and maintained. We recommend that you do the full-day hikes to Mount Fitz Roy (where the view of Laguna de los Tres is unforgettable) or Mount Torre. We will provide you with all the trekking information you may require.
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self guided treks in the area.
Breakfast. In the morning you will arrive at the bus station for you trip to Puerto Natales. Upon arrival in the afternoon you will transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the traditional coastal town’s delicious seafood. (Taxis to the bus stations will cost roughly U$D4)
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park where you will have the chance to explore some of the most picturesque spots of the world renowned park including Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe and of course, the famous Torres del Paine. Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy Patagonian plains. In the evening you will return to Puerto Natales where you will stay the night.
Today you will depart by bus to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will make you way from the bus station to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure. (Taxis to the bus stations will cost roughly U$D4)
After breakfast, you will embark on a full day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing though some of Patagonia’s most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will make your way to your hotel on your own. (Taxis to the bus stations will cost roughly U$D4)
After breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park that allows you to get off the tourist path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss. The excursion includes guided trekking beside the Beagle Channel and canoeing along Lapataia River until Lapataia Bay (Box lunch is included).
If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that suits you better (maybe, the Train of the End of the World or a soft trekking).
After making your way to the pier you will take a boat cruise along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the cruise, you can enjoy snacks and favorite Argentine drink, mate.
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal. At this point you will have the option to extend your travels and continue to Salta, the Mendoza wine region, or Iguazu Falls, or return to Buenos Aires.
IncludesGuided tour of Perito Moreno Glacier with cruise on Lake Argentino.
Self-guided hikes on the mountain trails of Chalten, Patagonia.
Guided tour of Torres del Paine National Park.
Guided kayaking in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Beagle Channel cruise.
Local transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
Flights are not included.
National Park entries are paid locally.