Patagonia Trekking



Price per couple

$7,130 USD


Walking & Trekking

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.


Start: Santiago, Chile

Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Countries: Chile, Argentina               

Theme: Walking & Trekking 

Physical Rating: 4 out of 5



Why you'll love this trip

  • Discover two very different sides of Chile – the big-city pulse of soulful Santiago and the adventure-fueled 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.
  • 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.
  • Passport: Full passport details required to purchase domestic flights. Delays to provide this information or changes may result in third party booking fees or domestic flights cancellations.
  • W Hike: 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.

Departure Dates

Start: 05-Oct-2018 Finish: 14-Oct-2018 Trip Code: PE-GUSI181005
Start: 12-Oct-2018 Finish: 21-Oct-2018 Trip Code: PE-GUSI181012
Start: 02-Nov-2018 Finish: 11-Nov-2018 Trip Code: PE-GUSI181102
Start: 30-Nov-2018 Finish: 09-Dec-2018 Trip Code: PE-GUSI181130

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Patagonia Group



Bienvenidos! Welcome to Chile. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until an important welcome meeting tonight at 6PM. Your leader will leave a note at the hotel reception telling you where and when this meeting will take place. Please ask a member of reception for this information. After the group meeting, there is the option of joining the group for dinner.

If you arrive early, perhaps get out and explore Santiago. The city center is quite compact and easy to get around; you can visit Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and its cathedral, “Palacio La Moneda” (government house), Santa Lucia hill. Alternatively, head out to the barrio Bella Vista (the serene 'Paris Quarter') and take a cable car up to Cerro San Cristobal. If the weather is fine, the latter will give you lovely views over the city and the Andes. Your hotel is centrally located and has a restaurant and bar. Rooms have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

Notes: If you need to hire a sleeping bag for your upcoming trek, let your leader know at tonight's welcome meeting.

Accommodation Style – Hotel

Today is a travel day, so sit back and enjoy the scenery. You will leave the hotel early in the morning (departure time from the hotel can vary depending on the flight) Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas (approximately 3–5 hours, depending on the flight connection). From there, take a local bus to Puerto Natales (3 hours, 141 miles, nonstop, toilets on board). Seated on the shores of Señoret Channel (Pacific Ocean), Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park and a great place to catch up with fellow hikers for a pre- or post-trek meal in one of the many quaint local restaurants.

Accommodation Style – Hostal

Today we head deep into the mountains! The group will leave the hotel around 7:15AM and take a taxi to the bus station. From here a local bus will take you to Torres del Paine National Park.

After approximately 2 hours (71 miles) the first stop will be “Laguna Amarga” (the check in point at the main entrance of the National Park). Here we make a quick stop to register into the National Park. Continue driving for another 40 minutes to the shores of Pehoe Lake. Here you will board a catamaran to cross this lake. The boat journey will take approximately 30 minutes before reaching “Paine Grande” our campsite for the next two nights. As you enter the realm of Chilean Patagonia, you will most likely be greeted by a herd of guanacos. These beautiful camelid (strange animals) provide great photo opportunities (but don't get too close – they're likely to spit at you!). The park is also home to some others impressive mammal species like the Puma, the “Huemul” (local deer), the red and the grey fox, and birds such as ñandu or choique (rhea), condors, woodpeckers, owls, hooks, sparrows, and the Chilean pink flamingo. The real star of the show, however, is the landscape – glaciers, mountains, forest, lakes and waterfalls. 

After setting up camp in Paine Grande and enjoying some lunch, you'll hike to the first lookout point: Grey Glacier (approximately 4 to 5 hours; 7 miles total). 

Accommodation Style – Camping (with basic facilities)

Important Trekking Information:

You will carry a day pack for the treks and the remainder of your luggage will stay at the campsite whilst trekking. 

Lunches consist of sandwiches and fruit. Dinners are simple (pastas, rice, chicken) and are served in a common dining area. Soft drinks are not provided and there is a limited selection to buy within the National park. Should to wish to drink something other than water we recommend purchasing drinks, along with any extra snacks, beforehand and bringing them with you. 

Bathroom facilities are available in the campsite, with communal showers and bathroom separated by gender. 

Today is a full day trek out to the stunning French Valley (approximately 8-9 hours; 15 miles).

Accommodation Style – Camping (with basic facilities)

Travel from the west side of the National park to the East. Cross the Peohe Lake for the second time by catamaran then continue by local bus to Laguna Amarga. From here, take a mini bus to the next campsite “Las Torres. Afterwards there will be an optional hike to Los Cuernos Lookout trail (approximately 3.5-4 hours, 6 miles) return.

Accommodation Style – Camping (with basic facilities)

Today is another long trekking day, to one of the most spectacular lookout points: Mirador las Torres (approximately 8 to 9 hours; 11 miles).

Accommodation Style – Camping (with basic facilities)

Enjoy some breakfast and then board a private van for a long day of travel. Today you will cross the international border from Chile to Argentina. Then, head to El Calafate city (193 miles, approximately 5-to-6 hours). This is your gateway to the Glaciers National Park.  Being a major hub for adventurers headed for Francisco Pascacio Moreno (Perito Moreno), El Calafate has undergone a lot of development in recent decades, but retains plenty of charm.  Located on the shore of the “Argentino” lake, surrounded by the Andes range and right on the Patagonian “step”, this is a beautiful place to spend the next two nights.  In the evening, perhaps take the opportunity to try some world-famous Argentinean steak, maybe the local Patagonian spring lamb or the local trout.

Accommodation Style –Hotel

Travel by minivan (50 miles, approximately 2.5 hours), witnessing some spectacular scenery within the Glaciers National Park. Once you arrive, spend some time walking on the boot walks watching the magnificence of Perito Moreno Glacier from the different angles. Two miles wide and 22 miles long, it's an incredibly massive icescape. This is one of the few glaciers in the world that is actually in balance rather than melting away. Watch and listen to the crack of the ice as it plunges into the waters below. Interestingly, massive ruptures occur to the glacier every several years as part of cyclical ice bridge formations. In the evening, return to El Calafate and relax for the evening.

Accommodation Style –Hotel

Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy a final night out. Depending on what time you arrive you may have some free time to explore this wonderful city. The main square of the city, Plaza de Mayo, is very close to your hotel; on the east side of the square you will find Casa Rosada, the pink presidential palace where Eva Peron appeared on the balcony in front of adoring fans in the 1940s. The traditional neighborhood of San Telmo is not far from the hotel.

Notes: If everything goes to plan, you'll arrive in the early afternoon, but keep in mind that airline schedules in Argentina are known for changing without much notice. This means you could arrive in BA as late as 10PM tonight.

Accommodation Style – Hotel

Your adventure ends after breakfast this morning. There are no further activities planned, and you are free to depart at any time.

More about your trip


  • Hotel - 5 nights

  • Camping - 4 nights


Meals not included

  • Host Couples are responsible for the full cost of group meals, not included in the itinerary, and will be reimbursed by WinShape Marriage upon return from their trip.
  • Additionally, Host Couples are responsible for billing all meal time non-alcoholic drinks to a separate tab which will also be reimbursed upon return by WinShape Marriage.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle transfers



  • English Speaking Leader throughout and local guides


Airport Transfers

Arrival and departure transfers are not included in the trip costs but can be purchased as private transfers at an additional cost.


  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check in or late check out at hotels
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Host Couples will be reimbursed for all additional expenses upon return*



Package Price

In order to book, a non-refundable deposit of USD 800 per couple is required and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Single supplements must be requested at the time of booking. All transfers, pre-trip and post-trip accommodations must be requested 90 days prior to departure.

Pricing per couple: $7,130 USD

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