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Trek Patagonia

10 Days | Visit South America and travel to Patagonia on a trekking adventure

5 out of 5 based on 48 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Trek Patagonia including Argentina and Chile
Start
Santiago, Chile
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Chile, Argentina
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GPTV
This trip generates 163.42 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
  • Discover two very different sides of Chile – the big-city pulse of soulful Santiago and the adventure-fuelled atmosphere of lakeside Puerto Natales.
  • Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier must be seen to be believed. This massive, blue-hued natural wonder is one of Patagonia's real crown jewels.
  • Trek past granite pillars, sparkling lakes and gushing waterfalls in Torres del Paine National Park on a four-day camping trip with all your meals taken care of.
  • Finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina's sensational and sultry capital. Stay on and explore its many corners at your leisure, from the star-studded Recoleta cemetery to the tucked-away milongas (tango halls).

Is this trip right for you?
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the multiple treks included on this trip. See the 'Physical Rating' section for more information.
  • Weather in Patagonia can be wild, so it's important to prepare for all elements. Rain, wind and extreme cold are all part of the adventure. As a result of this wild weather the hikes and activities within Torres del Paine National Park may not always happen in the order they appear in the itinerary, so if you are prepeared to be a little flexible, you will have a great time! 
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Trek Patagonia including Argentina and Chile

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Plane, local bus, private vehicle, boat

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Camping (with basic facilities - 3 nights)

Activities
  • El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier day trip
  • Buenos Aires - Leader-led orientation walk
Add on activities
  • Santiago Short Break Adventure (GGAS) - USD875
  • Perito Moreno - Guided trek (65 yrs old is the maximum age permitted) - USD380
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (subject to availability) from - USD120
  • Buenos Aires Short Break Adventure (GGAA) - USD422

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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 Entrance Tickets, 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 Perito Moreno Mini-Trek activity is 65 years old.

3. Please be aware that if you have pre booked your arrival transfer into Santiago through us that there are many fake taxi's at Santiago airport and recently many have been advising passengers who have not located their driver yet that they will call the emergency hotline number for them and will take them to their hotel. These drivers do not call the number and have no affiliation with us. Do not get into a car unless the driver is holding an Intrepid sign with your name on it or the trip code for your tour on it. If you cannot locate your transfer please dial the emergency number listed in the Essential Trip Information and await instructions from the operator as often the driver is there or is a few minutes away held up in traffic.

4. 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.

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

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

7. The weather in Patagonia is unpredictable. While this trip only runs during the warmer months of the year, temperatures can fluctuate between 0 and 30 °C (32 to 86 °F) within a tour or even over the course of a day! Please make sure you have packed appropriate clothing that can be layered up to accommodate these temperatures and that your sleeping bag is an all seasons bag that will keep you warm in freezing night time temperatures.

8. Please note that the order of the activities we do within Torres del Paine NP may differ from the itinerary due to occasional wild weather.

9. This trip includes a domestic flight. Argentina usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15kg for check in luggage.

10. The strictly traditional "W hike" involves an overnight at Camping Los Cuernos. The space available to set up camp in this area is very limited (particularly on the busy summer months) and the terrain uncomfortable. The above itinerary skips this campsite by driving to the other side of the park (Las Torres del Paine). We believe this change enhances the enjoyment of the trekking days.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 48 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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Daniel · Traveled October 2023
A really enjoyable taster of South America and Patagonia faciliated by world leading guides. A special shout out to Santiago who made it a wonderful trip for us all!
Review submitted 02 Nov 2023

Suzanne · Traveled October 2023
Patagonia trek was great with Santiago as tour leader.
Review submitted 02 Nov 2023

Natalia · Traveled October 2023
This trip was very well organized. The hiking was breathtaking and the guides were incredible. It was great to just go with the flow because I knew our guides had everything thought out. Rosario knows the Torres del Paine like an expert and Santiago communicated all important details on a daily basis. Trip of a lifetime!
Review submitted 04 Nov 2023

Eileen · Traveled October 2023
My recent trip to Patagonia exceeded my expectations. Our guide Agustin Galetto was outstanding, and made sure the trip went smoothly. He went above and beyond to ensure everyone was happy. We had an awesome group and everyone really clicked. Looking forward to another adventure with Intrepid in the near future.
Review submitted 27 Oct 2023

Charmaine · Traveled October 2023
A trip which will always have a place in my heart and one which I will look back fondly upon. Gus, our tour leader is one of a kind. His energy and enthusiasm made it hard not to have any fun on the trip. He taught us so much about the land, the culture and history, it’s made me appreciate each place so much more. Highly recommended for the occasional hiker who appreciates good views without killing your legs.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023
Trek Patagonia
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