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Autumn at Fitz Roy Mountain, Patagonia

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Barren, shimmering, and wild, Patagonia embodies the frontier of South America, where untamed nature reigns supreme, and our seven best Patagonia itineraries can inspire your excursion.

With jagged peaks, pristine glacial lakes, winding rivers, and surprising oases, there is a wealth of experiences to uncover in breathtaking nature. From glaciers to pampas, luxurious ski resorts to remote chalets, Patagonia brings to life solitude and fantasy.

Whether looking for the perfect couples’ trekking getaway or a family-friendly immersion into nature, you can find the right adventure for you with the following sample trips.

Overview
  1. 1. Mesmerizing Patagonia and Antarctica Trip of a Lifetime
  2. 2. Patagonia Adventure Tour: Thrilling Activities, Serene Nature, Marvelous Luxuries
  3. 3. Crossing the Andes Mountains in Patagonia by Horseback and Trekking
  4. 4. Hiking Patagonia: Two-Week Active Adventure
  5. 5. 3-Week Family Tour of Patagonia and the Capitals of Chile and Argentina
  6. 6. Heart of Patagonia: Two-Week Tour of Chile and Argentina
  7. 7. 17-Day Off-Road Adventure: Hike, Kayak and Discover Patagonia
  8. Plan Your Patagonia Itinerary with a Travel Specialist

1. Mesmerizing Patagonia and Antarctica Trip of a Lifetime

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Length: 27 days

Places Visited: Santiago, Valparaiso, Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

With a passion for adventure and the time to experience the true essence of the untamed wilderness, Mesmerizing Patagonia and Antarctica Trip of a Lifetime designed by Alejandro, a Patagonia travel specialist, will take you on a 27-day luxury tour through natural splendor.

Vineyards and tango halls, king penguins and endless snowy expanses, glinting glaciers and soaring granite towers create an epic image. Whether looking for exceptional treks, kayaking stunning glacial lakes, or traveling to remote shores of the Seventh Continent, your Patagonia and Antarctica adventure will make your trip of a lifetime come true.

Learn more: 10 Best Places to Visit in PatagoniaAntarctica Cruises, Tours, and Vacations

2. Patagonia Adventure Tour: Thrilling Activities, Serene Nature, Marvelous Luxuries

View though the trees from the trail at Conguillio National Park, Chile

Conguillio National Park, Chile

Length: 12 days

Places Visited: San Martín de los Andes, Puerto Fuy, Junín de Los Andes, Villa la Angostura, Bariloche

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Embrace the serenity of nature during this Patagonia Adventure Tour: Thrilling Activities, Serene Nature, Marvelous Luxuries designed by Hugh, a Patagonia travel specialist. It will demonstrate the nature and culture of the remote wilderness.

Among the picturesque mountain peaks and sprawling pampas, you can find storybook architecture and the drama of the glacial tundras. Indulge in the spirit of adventure with active excursions that take you mountain biking around glacial lakes or cruising hidden canyons in one of the world's most remote corners.

Kayak, hike, and simply bask in the beauty of your surroundings as you discover the splendor of the natural world on your personalized Patagonia trip itinerary.

Learn more: Top 7 Things to Do in Patagonia

3. Crossing the Andes Mountains in Patagonia by Horseback and Trekking

Horseback riding in Patagonia

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Bariloche, Chubut, Llanquihue, Cochamó, Puerto Varas

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

The promise of culture and discovery will guide you across the borders of Argentina and Chile during your 11-day Crossing the Andes Mountains in Patagonia by Horseback and Trekking tour, also created by expert Patagonia travel specialist Hugh.

As you venture through the unique mountainous terrain to visit local communities, you can find remote wilderness sanctuaries and dazzling untouched lakes while following the traditions of the gauchos.

From grasslands to glaciers, lush forests to glacial waters, you will find a new Patagonia when traveling on horseback and following hiking trails.

4. Hiking Patagonia: Two-Week Active Adventure

Hiking Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina

Length: 15 days

Places Visited: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Chaltén

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Rugged and breathtaking, Kiernan, a travel specialist for Argentina, created the Hiking Patagonia: Two-Week Active Adventure to unveil the remarkable beauty of the pristine landscape and captivating culture of Buenos Aires.

Marvel at the granite towers of Torres del Paine, climb the rolling surface of Grey Glacier, and embrace the shadows of drifting icebergs at Torre Lagoon as you dive deep into nature’s secluded majesty.

From Fitz Roy's peak to the tango rhythm, you will experience the heart of Patagonia and the pulse of Argentina on this itinerary.

5. 3-Week Family Tour of Patagonia and the Capitals of Chile and Argentina

Puelo River Valley, Chile

Puelo River Valley, Chile

Length: 19 days

Places Visited: Santiago, Casablanca, Puelo, Puerto Natales, Torres Del Paine, El Calafate, Buenos Aires

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

With the promise of remote magic and secluded comforts, Ivan and his team of Patagonia travel experts designed the 3-Week Family Tour of Patagonia and the Capitals of Chile and Argentina tour as the perfect family-friendly immersion into the adventures of the region.

Whether discovering the exciting ambiance of Buenos Aires or the artistic visions of Santiago, exploring the hanging glaciers around El Calafate or witnessing the icy waters beneath Torres del Paine massif, you can take your time witnessing the wildlife and exceptional scenery.

Set out on horseback, ATVs, and hiking trails for the ultimate way to explore Patagonia as a family on this Chile Patagonia itinerary that crosses into Argentina.

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6. Heart of Patagonia: Two-Week Tour of Chile and Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Length: 14 days

Places Visited: Santiago, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chal, Fitz Roy

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

You can travel to the heart of the wilderness in search of penguins or vicuna, glaciers or granite cliffs during your Heart of Patagonia: Two-Week Tour of Chile and Argentina tour designed by Christian, another Patagonia travel expert.

Travel through the most iconic points of the southern region between Chile and Argentina, from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Embrace unparalleled mountain views where glaciers glint in the sunlight and enjoy a unique visit to a thriving penguin colony.

From looming icebergs to cruising beneath a soaring ice wall, as you explore Patagonia, you can bask in the connection between adventure and natural wonder.

Learn more: Argentina & Chile Tours

7. 17-Day Off-Road Adventure: Hike, Kayak and Discover Patagonia

River feeding the Beagle Channel in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

Beagle Channel in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago

Length: 17 days

Places Visited: Buenos Aires, El Chalten, El Calafate, Ushuaia

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Patagonia travel expert Ezequiel created the 17-Day Off Road Adventure: Hike, Kayak and Discover Patagonia as an exploration of a region that has never been tamed.

From half-frozen lakes to winding whitewater rapids, overlooked trails to perfect mountain-biking excursions, you can discover the best panoramas to appreciate the magnitude of Patagonia. Kayak the Beagle Channel, trek to view a receding ice wall, and sample the customs of Argentinian flavor with a five-course meal.

As you break away from the familiar, you will find unfettered beauty and splendor in untouched Patagonia.

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Gauchos riding against the backdrop of Mount Fitz Roy in Argentine Patagonia

Mount Fitz Roy in Argentine Patagonia

Your ideal Patagonia itinerary may consist of an up-close view of the Torres del Paine towers, a walk through the storybook ambiance of a mountain town, a horseback ride with authentic gauchos, or a cruise beneath the soaring ice wall of an ancient glacier.

Zicasso’s Patagonia Tours capture the spirit of adventure and marvels of nature during an incredible journey to find unique wildlife, expansive wilderness, and distinct culture. As you start to plan for Patagonia, you can find more tips and inspiration in our Patagonia Travel Guide.

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