Adventure through the breathtaking wilderness of Patagonia
Become an adventurer in the Patagonian wilderness – one of the most remote and beautiful environments in the world. Visit the best of nature's attractions in Argentina before heading to Chile to marvel at Patagonia. From the tango bars and heaving streets of Buenos Aires, head to the striking mountain scenery, vast open plains, dramatic ice fields and advancing glaciers of Patagonia. Trek to the spectacular Laguna Torre and iconic Torres del Paine, hike glaciers and visit the quirky towns at the end of the world. Experience a South American adventure through this spectacular region of Argentina and Chile.
Witness Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier
Trek the Patagonian wilderness through Argentina and Chile
Camp among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia
Explore the lakes and waterfalls of Torres del Paine National Park
Spot wildlife playing in the Beagle Channel
Visit the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia
Wander the elegant streets of Buenos Aires
There are a few long days of travel, the journey to Ushuaia on Day 11 being the longest. Remember to stock up on snacks and keep your warm clothes handy. The reward for your patience comes in the form of jaw-dropping glacial scenery.
Weather in Patagonia is an important factor to consider. 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.
A three-day camping adventure in Torre del Paine is unforgettable, but remember that facilities will be more basic on this part of the trip than others.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
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.
PERITO MORENO GLACIER - MINI TREK
Please note the maximum age limit for this activity is 65 years old.
Bookings within 45 days from departure may incur in late booking airline fees. If applicable, this will be informed at the time of booking.
This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 3pm of day 1.
A Single Supplement is available on this trip.
LONG TRAVEL DAYS:
In order to make the most of our time in Patagonia, this trip includes three particularly long travel days (Days 4, 6 and 11). Please refer to the itinerary section for detailed travel times.
On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st
The main points impacting our visits are:
1. Tickets are now only valid only for one entry, that means that passengers cannot leave the site and re-enter as we have in the past.
2. Once the passengers begin on a chosen circuit (there are 3 different ones) they cannot walk backwards and once they finish the circuit they must leave the site. They cannot explore afterwards.
3. The two allotted times to visit are 6am-12pm/ 12-4.30pm
4. It will be mandatory to have a guide (Machu Picchu guide, not our Leaders) to visit the site. However, this rule can’t be applied as there are not enough official guides to cover the large amount of people visiting so authorities are being flexible.
These new regulations are affecting how much time our passengers can spend in Machu Picchu, in the past, after a 1-2.5 hour tour passengers could stay longer to explore the site unguided, this is not possible anymore.
Our only alternative is to make passengers explore the upper part of Machu Picchu (Sun gate and Inka Bridge) before their guided tour starts (so about 2 hours before meeting the guide). Your Tour Leader will provide more information on what the group options are at the Welcome meeting.
Our Patagonia Wilderness trips score an average of 4.86 out of 5 based on 159 reviews in the last year.
A really great introduction to Patagonia. A really well-organised trip that packs a lot into the time available, with hiking suitable for all fitness levels. A fun and knowledgeable tour leader (ask for Rod!) and great optional activities like glacier hiking and visiting the penguins in Ushuaia. A fantastic trip.
Review submitted 29 May 2018
Our Patagonian Wilderness was a wonderful fulfilling experience. Whilst the trekking was challenging for a mature couple in their 60’s, it was achievable and we are so pleased we followed our instincts to give it a go. The whole trip is true to the brochure details. Amazing locations and even the 14 hour bus trip was great. Our guide Guillermo and our group were fantastic. It was a great pleasure to spend 15 days with these fun people.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2018