Patagonia Wilderness

15 Days | Trek past glaciers, mountains and waterfalls in wild South America

5 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
EUR €5,535
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Travel from the heaving streets of Buenos Aires to the remote wilderness of Argentina and Chile on this 15-day trekking tour. Hike to the clear waters of Laguna de Los Tres and see a glacial lake surrounded by jagged peaks when you explore Laguna Torre. Spend a few days deep in the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park, hiking past glaciers and watching rhea birds and pink flamingos preen in front of a backdrop of stunning mountains. Finish up with a cruise through the Beagle Channel and a night in Buenos Aires, the perfect end to an active adventure through the wilderness of South America.

Trip overview

Map of Patagonia Wilderness including Argentina and Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Walking & Trekking
Chile, Argentina
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 117.42 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Witness Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier and listen to the thundering ice cracking on this 30-km-long ice beast – one of the few glaciers left that isn’t shrinking.
  • Spend three days camped among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia, a true back-to-nature and a great opportunity for a true digital detox.
  • Trek past the most beautiful waterfalls and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park with your guide, and spot wildlife like guanacos and rhea birds along the way.
  • Spot sea lions paying along rocky shores, plenty of flying seabirds and plenty of flying seabirds during a day cruise through the Beagle Channel, the gateway to the Antarctic.
  • Begin and end your trip with time in elegant Buenos Aires, the perfect place to reconnect with the urban world after a remote adventure in the wild.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In order to make the most of our time in Patagonia, this trip includes two particularly long travel days (Days 7 and 11). Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates. The reward for your patience comes in the form of jaw-dropping glacial scenery.
  • Your suitability to the weather in Patagonia is an important factor to consider before you travel. Be prepared for all elements – rain, wind and extreme cold.
  • The fitter you are, the more you'll get out of this trip. There are multiple treks involved, and they can be quite challenging.
  • The three-day camping adventure in Torres del Paine National Park is one of our favourite parts of this trip, but remember that facilities will be more basic on this part of the tour than others.
  • We've sourced our accommodation very carefully and picked the best possible hotels in line with the Intrepid style of travel, but please note that service and accommodation in Argentina and Chile may differ from standards at home.


Map of Patagonia Wilderness including Argentina and Chile



14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Plane, local bus, private vehicle, boat


Hotel (11 nights), Camping [with basic facilities] (3 nights)

  • Buenos Aires - Leader-led orientation walk
  • El Chalten - Laguna Torre guided hike
  • El Chalten - Laguna de los Tres guided hike
  • El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier day trip
  • El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park
  • Torres del Paine - 3 nights fully supported camping experience
  • Torres del Paine - Half a day visit of Lago Grey
  • Ushuaia - Beagle Channel cruise
Add on activities
  • Buenos Aires - Tango show including tango class & dinner - USD120
  • Buenos - Aires - Gran Cafe Tortoni Show - ARS20000
  • Buenos Aires Short Break Adventure (GGAA) - USD422
  • El Calafate - Lago Argentino boat trip - USD40
  • Perito Moreno - Guided trek (65 yrs old is the maximum age permitted) - USD340
  • Penguin tour - USD200
  • Martial Glacier hike - approx USD 15 (payable in ARS, taxi to the start of the trail) - ARS500
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (subject to availability) from - USD120
  • Buenos Aires - Polo day - USD185
  • Buenos Aires - Tigre day trip (prices from) - USD95

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Important notes

1. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally, on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
2. Please note the maximum age limit for the optional Perito Moreno Glacier Trek is 65 years old.
3. Bookings within 45 days from departure may incur in late booking airline fees. If applicable, this will be informed at the time of booking.
4. We highly recommend you take US Dollars with you to Argentina and change it locally. While ATMs are widely available in the cities, they are limited in the countryside or certain regions such Patagonia. There is a daily limit for withdrawals and the exchange rate does fluctuate.
5. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 3 pm on Day 1.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 7, 8 and 9 (Camping) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
7. In order to make the most of our time in Patagonia, this trip includes three particularly long travel days (Days 7 and 11). Please refer to the itinerary section for detailed travel times.
8. The weather in Patagonia is variable and unpredictable. While this trip only runs during the warmer months of the year, temperatures can fluctuate from 0 to 30°C (32 to 86°F) within a tour or even over the course of a day! Please make sure you have packed clothing that can be layered to accommodate these temperatures and that your sleeping bag is an all-seasons bag that will keep you warm on freezing nights.
9. This trip includes a domestic flight. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15 kilograms for checked luggage.
10.Entry into Chile does not currently require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination; however, we suggest submitting proof of vaccination in advance of travel in order to receive a mobility pass, which in turn allows travelers to access all public services; buses, museums, restaurants, etc. As this validation process can take a while, it is recommended that you submit your electronic validation request 15 days in advance of Travel. The link to submit and more information is available here:

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5 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
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Boudewijn · Traveled November 2023
Fantastic trip in breathtaking Patagonia, very well organized, and in a fantastic group that created everlasting memories
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023

Justin · Traveled November 2023
This trip itinerary is well balanced between hiking and touring. A great way to experience Patagonia. The trip leader Santiago was excellent and made timely adjustments to offer a great experience. The hiking guides (Franco and Marcelo) were fantastic, as well as all the supporting staff. A great journey!
Review submitted 23 Nov 2023

Laura · Traveled November 2023
Amazing trip! Very well organized and a really good and useful guide. You have to like hiking and nature. Even though it is a little bit expensive it is worthy!
Review submitted 25 Nov 2023

Kathryn · Traveled October 2023
An action packed highlights of Patagonia that will suit those looking for a trekking based adventure holiday. Great guide, great group, great food - I only wish the trip was longer!
Review submitted 29 Oct 2023

Kendall · Traveled October 2023
On this trip you’re able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time on both the Argentinian and Chilean sides of Patagonia. Our guide was fantastic and the group dynamics were top shelf. The camping portion is a lot of fun and since your tent is already set up and the meals cooked it really doesn’t seem like you’re roughing it much at all!
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023
Patagonia Wilderness
EUR €5,535