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Patagonia Trekking Overview
- 2011-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Visit South America and travel to Patagonia on a trekking adventure
Visit South America and travel to Patagonia - a fascinating region in the far south of Chile and Argentina, rich in natural beauty, dramatic vistas and cosmopolitan cities oozing with passion and culture. Feel the contrast as you trek the W Hike through the Patagonian wilderness and explore the urban metropolis of Santiago. From camping near the end of the earth and witnessing gargantuan glaciers to indulging in the modernity of Buenos Aires, this trip will reward those with a sense of adventure, an appreciation of nature and an interest in diversity.
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Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.
Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas is now a vibrant port city with plenty of museums, historic sites and shops to keep you entertained. Seated on the shores of a beautiful lake, Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park and a great place to relax in one of the many quaint local restaurants.
Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino.
Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
Patagonia Trekking Reviews
Our Patagonia Trekking trips score an average of 4.82 out of 5 based on 38 reviews in the last year.
Patagonia Trekking, March 2014
Great overall experience with this tour. Physically challenging, scenicly beautiful and able to meet some great people both locals and the others in the tour group. Some recommendations/comments: 1. There's too much time spent in Calafate. Would have been better to leave earlier on the second day and spend that time in Buenos Aires instead. 2. Perito Moreno Glacier walk was an optional tour and it was a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone in the group decided to partake. Such an exceptional tour, I believe it should be added as part of the Itinerary. 3. Day 2 hike was 30 Kilometers long/ 18 miles!! It was too long and we had to break up the group into a slower (and less milage) and a faster group (to complete whole 30kms). The ones of us that did complete the 30 kilometers were hurting the next day. There is no need for a 30kms day hike!! I have hiked in many different places prior to this (everest base camp, kilimanjaro etc) and have to say no other hiking trip has hiked that much in any one day. When you take into account the terrain and elevation it was absolutely unnecessary. Might I add this was not stated on the itinerary as 30km - it was listed as 20km. Not sure if there were changes made on the ground on the day of but this was absolutely awful and made it hard to enjoy the day. This should either be shortened or split into 2 days. 4. We actually carried our heavy bags for a fair bit of the time - to and from camp site, to catamaran, to bus etc. Understand we were not hiking up a mountain summit and there were no porters but it should be explicitely stated that we are expected to carry our own bags and pack lightly and the appropriate types of bags (i.e. backpack) or there should be some assistance provided.
Review submitted 08/04/2014
Patagonia Trekking, March 2014
It was really a tremendous experience. The amazing settings of the trip obviously contributed to this, but the group leader, Andres, really pulled it all together.
Review submitted 02/04/2014
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