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Highlights of Patagonia

8 Days | Explore the best of Patagonia on this action-packed South American adventure

3.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
CHF  3,014
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Cover some of the most stunning glacial scenery in the world – from the jagged, snow-capped peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and Torres del Pain to the gigantic and still-advancing icescape that is Perito Moreno Glacier. On this Patagonian adventure, start with a tour of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, then head to frontier town El Chalten to tackle the likes of Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. Continue to El Calafate, where the marvels of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field are just a hop, skip and jump away. Then, explore the famed Torres del Paine National Park in Chile – keeping your eyes out for grazing guanacos and the famed Los Cuernos. If you’re short on time, but keen to explore Patagonia to its fullest – this trip is for you.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Patagonia including Argentina and Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puerto Natales, Chile
Explorer, Walking & Trekking
Argentina, Chile
Physical rating
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Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 179 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
  • Start with a bang in Buenos Aires, with a walking tour and tango class to make the most of your limited time in the capital.
  • Explore the incredible Laguna de los Tres through thick woodlands, over streams and past granite spires to the famed blue lagoon at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy.
  • Listen to the thunder as cracks form in the spectacular wall of ice that is Perito Moreno Glacier. This massive, blue-hued natural wonder is constantly breaking and reforming.
  • Hike 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.
  • Trekking is what small group travel was made for – let someone else take care of the permits and accommodation so you can focus on soaking up the views with new friends.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You can’t have incredible glaciers and frozen lakes in warm weather, so be prepared for the cold. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. From November to March temperatures can fluctuate between 5˚C to 20˚C with strong winds.
  • The fitter you are, the more you'll get out of this trip. While only two hikes are scheduled, it is a full-day endeavour that can be quite challenging. There will also be opportunities to partake in other hikes which require a moderate to high level of fitness.
  • 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 Chile may differ from standards at home.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Highlights Of Patagonia including Argentina and Chile



6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Public bus, taxi, plane


Hotels (6 nights) Camping (1 night)

  • Buenos Aires - Orientation Walk
  • Buenos Aires - Tango class
  • El Chalten - Laguna de los Tres guided hike
  • El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier day trip
  • El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park
  • Torres del Paine - Base las Torres guided hike
Add on activities
  • El Chalten - Laguna Torre hike - Free
  • Perito Moreno - Guided trek (65 yrs old is the maximum age permitted) - USD380

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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 that optional Perito Moreno Trek on Day 5 is strictly limited to 65 year old and under by our local supplier. Those above 65 year old will be able to walk along the platforms and balconies surrounding the glacier instead.

3. This trip starts with a Welcome Meeting at 2pm of day 1.

4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

5. Bookings within 45 days from departure may incur in late booking airline fees. If applicable, this will be informed at the time of booking.

6. This trip includes a domestic flight. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15Kg for check in luggage.

7. We highly recommend you take US Dollars with you to Argentina and change it locally. While ATMs are widely available, there is a daily limit for withdrawals and the exchange rate does fluctuate.

Essential Trip Information

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3.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Yvette · Traveled February 2023
Our guide had never been to Patagonia so we did not receive any education. Her knowledge of Buenos Aires was limited to what is where, very limited history. Tours were optional and payment required to be cash this info not given ahead of time so we did not bring enough cash. Trekking guide admitted to us that he took us in unsafe conditions and should not have done so.
Review submitted 28 Feb 2023

Steven · Traveled February 2023
I believe more information on your website about details at the stops made on this trip would it more attractive to people considering it. For example, mention the boat trip to the base of the glacier.
Review submitted 25 Feb 2023

Emily · Traveled February 2023
The information on our itinerary was wrong, making us believe a highlight of the trip would be included. Our guide was brought in as a backup and knew almost nothing about the region. It was her first time in the area, she was as much of a tourist as we were. I should have gone solo saved myself $4000 and a lot of headache
Review submitted 01 Mar 2023

Rajitha · Traveled November 2022
Amazing tour with so much to see! Do exercise beforehand to get most out of it. Trek on the ice was spectacular.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2022

Aylish · Traveled March 2022
Patagonia is amazing, and our guide did a great job in organizing everything and making the trip run smoothly, as well as teaching us about the area. The landscape is really beautiful, and we ate a lot of good food. Definitely a memorable trip!
Review submitted 12 Mar 2022
Highlights of Patagonia
CHF  3,014