Travel from Buenos Aires to the best of Patagonia

Don your hiking boots and charge your camera for this two-week tour of picturesque Patagonia. Discover the thriving marine life on the Valdes Peninsula, explore the stunning surrounds of Bariloche, view ancient art in Cueva de las Manos, hike through lush wilderness up to Laguna de los Tres and admire the crystal-blue hues of Perito Moreno Glacier. This is a journey abounding with panoramic views, breathtaking valleys, incredible cultural relics and magnificent natural landscapes.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 Max 0
Carbon offset
1 125kg pp per trip


  • Explore the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires
  • Trek in the foothills of the Andes
  • See ancient rock paintings in Cueva de las Manos
  • Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Be awestruck by the views from Laguna de los Tres
  • Hike up to the beautiful Laguna Torre


Vibrant, lively, rich in culture and exuding charm, the sprawling metropolis of Buenos Aires is often referred to as the ‘Paris of South America’. Venture out on an orientation walk around the city; admire the stunning European-style architecture, dine out in spirited eateries and explore the vast array of entertainment venues – Buenos Aires is said to have the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
Fly out to Trelew before travelling on to Puerto Madryn, the gateway to the Valdes Peninsula. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring this scenic coastal city. Head out to the picturesque peninsula on Day 3 and discover the diverse ecosystem of this World Heritage site. Keep your eyes peeled for whales, sea elephants, sea lions, penguins, orcas and dolphins. Later, take an overnight bus to Bariloche.
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, the city of Bariloche offers superb scenery and awe-inspiring vistas. Renowned for its skiing and trekking opportunities, the area attracts outdoor adventurers from around the world. Perhaps stock up on treats at one of the heavenly chocolate shops before embarking on a full-day trek through the lush surrounds.
Begin the journey along the famous Route 40 from Bariloche to El Chalten. Spend the night deep in Patagonia - in the quaint village of Perito Moreno - and in the morning, visit the intriguing and incredibly beautiful Cueva de las Manos, a series of caves decorated with ancient rock paintings. Continue on to El Chalten, stopping here for the night before embarking on the challenging (but rewarding) hike up to Laguna de los Tres. The panoramic views from here are extraordinary!
Shake the legs out for another day of fantastic hiking, dramatic landscapes and captivating views. Trek through a river valley up to the gorgeous Laguna Torre for dazzling views of Cerro Torre and Mt Fitz Roy. At the day’s end, jump on a bus to El Calafate. Spend a day exploring town before visiting the surreal Perito Moreno Glacier.
Fly back to Buenos Aires and see some of the sights you didn’t get to the first time before this adventure comes to an end.
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12 breakfasts
Bus, Overnight bus, Plane, Private vehicle
Hotel (12 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
Included activities
  • Cueva de los Manos excursion
  • Day hike to Laguna de los Tres
  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Full-day guided trek
  • Peninsula Valdes excursion


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Important notes

The company that operates the afternoon bus service from Perito Moreno Village to El Chalten has discontinued this service. As a result we can’t travel as scheduled on Day 8 of the itinerary. Due to very limited transport options in this region we are therefore left with only one alternative which is to travel by overnight bus on the evening of Day 8. That means you will now arrive in El Chalten on the morning of Day 9. The new itinerary will continue to include all of the destinations and activities listed in your Trip Notes. One night of hotel accommodation will be replaced by an overnight bus. The itinerary will be as follows:

Day 7: Perito Moreno Village
Day 8: Visit Cueva de las Manos. Overnight travel to El Chalten
Day 9: Morning arrival to el Chalten. Free afternoon.
Day 10: Hike to Laguna de los Tres
Day 11: Hike to Laguna Torres and late afternoon transport to El Calafate
Day 12: Visit Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 13: Fly to Buenos Aires

A Single Supplement is available on this trip, except on the nights when we travel by overnight bus.

Trip notes

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