Highlights of Patagonia

8 Days | Trek the best of Patagonia on this action-packed Argentina adventure

4.2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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From the jagged, snow-capped glory of peaks like Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre to the gigantic and still-advancing icescape that is the Perito Moreno Glacier, this action-packed Patagonia adventure covers some of the most stunning glacial scenery in the world. Start with a tour of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, then head to frontier tow 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 a jump away.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Patagonia including Argentina
Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
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 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGCB
This trip generates 179.11 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
  • Hike 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.
  • This tour is like a bucket list special on Patagonia, hitting the most-wanted with time to decompress in between sightseeing.
  • This tour starts with a bang in Buenos Aires, with a walking tour and tango class to make the most of your limited time in the capital.
  • 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 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--20˚C with strong winds.
  • The fitter you are, the more you'll get out of this trip. While only one trek is 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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2025

Map of Highlights Of Patagonia including Argentina

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transport

Plane, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Orientation Walk
  • Buenos Aires - Tango class
  • El Chalten - Laguna de los Tres guided hike
  • El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier day trip
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 Perito Moreno Trek on Day 6 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.

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Reviews

4.2 out of 5 based on 10 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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Rory · Traveled November 2023
Had an amazing time in Patagonia! As a small group, we all bonded really well. Our crew leader, Tomas, was fantastic! There was a lot of humour, fun and experiences that I will never forget.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Michael · Traveled November 2023
Have done a number of trips over the past 20 years, this was probably the best and Tomas was the reason for it
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

John · Traveled November 2023
We had an absolutely brilliant time on our trip to Patagonia. The treks are challenging but so rewarding and the scenery is stunning. Everything was organised expertly by our guide Tomás who is an exceptional tour guide. We’ve made lifelong memories and have so many amazing stories to tell from our time in Patagonia.
Review submitted 18 Nov 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
Highlights of Patagonia
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