The rugged landscape of Patagonia turns from dramatic backdrops to ineffable reality on this custom tailored Patagonia hiking tour. Snow blankets the mountains until the towering landscape resembles clouds in the sky. Ancient glaciers carved high-altitude lakes along plains and mountain bases. The southernmost city in the world looks out to the active waters of the Beagle Channel while sitting in the shadows of the Andes Mountains. Venture across hiking trails and rushing waters, from river rapids...
El Calafate – Arriving in Patagonia
The beauty of Patagonia is apparent upon your arrival at Comandante Armando Tola International Airport in the town of El Calafate, Argentina. The alpine streets exude the aroma of pine and spruce. Chocolate displays decorate the numerous chocolate shops along the main street of Avenida Libertador. Cedar doorframes decorate stone buildings for a rustic and elegant architectural style. El Calafate sets the relaxed and welcoming pace of Patagonia. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your luxurious hotel. Consider learning more about your premier Patagonia tour operator who strives to provide you with the most memorable trip of your life. Outside of town, the windswept plains lead to the rolling mountain peaks on the horizon. North of town, flamingos graze in the shallow waters of Laguna Nimez. Their pink plumage adds bright color to the golden grasses and rugged foothills beyond the lake’s cobalt waters.
El Calafate – Acquainted with Glacier Trails
El Chalten – In the Shade of Fitz Roy
El Chalten – The Smoking Mountain
El Calafate – Softer Side of El Chalten
Puerto Natales – Stepping into Chile
Puerto Natales – The Pleasures of Torres del Paine
Punta Arenas – Splendors of Leisure
Ushuaia – Scenery at the Edge of the World
Ushuaia – Tremendous Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia – The Waters of a Land on Fire
Ushuaia – The Gratification of a Rewarding Experience
- Discover the charming shores of Laguna Nimez where local flamingos add a distinctive flair to the water
- Whitewater raft down the Rio de las Vueltas for a unique view of Torres del Paine National Park’s landscape
- Bask in a treasured experience of walking along the ice field of the Perito Moreno Glacier on a guided tour
- Discover the magnificent size of one of the world’s few remaining expanding glaciers
- Enjoy a marvelous trek to view the immaculate waters of Laguna de los Tres set amongst an unforgettable backdrop of Mount Fitz Roy
- Traverse the hiking trails of Torres del Paine, which lead to fabulous waterfalls, sensational lakes, and breathtaking views of the mountains
- Delight in a canoe excursion along the glassy waters of Lapataia Bay in the hopes of spotting Chilean dolphins or otters
Patagonia will take your breath away. Dramatic cliffs ascend into majestic mountain peaks. Lakes shimmer with unadulterated clarity. Fishing boats bring fresh seafood to shore caught in the mystic southern waters. Ancient forests are matched only by the size and age of ancient glaciers. Your 12-day Patagonia hiking tour provides you with the endless adventures and activities of the landscape, taking you along the well-marked trails and often overlooked paths to ensure an unforgettable exploration of the region. The adventure begins with your arrival in the Argentinian town of El Calafate. The alpine style of the architecture has an undeniable charm.
Your private transfer escorts you to your comfortable hotel near the heart of town. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the city and its surroundings, including the flamingo-clad lake of nearby Laguna Nimez. Your guide greets you at the hotel and leads you on a tour of Los Glaciares National Park, home to the tremendous Perito Moreno Glacier. Embark on the first of your many Patagonia hiking tours by undertaking an unforgettable ice trek, taking you to the top of the glacier. The following day, you venture to the town of El Chalten, near the foothills of Mount Fitz Roy. Explore the treasures hidden on Mount Fitz Roy as you set out on a trek of your preferred length and duration, one of which can provide you with a sensational panorama at Laguna de los Tres.
Enjoy the adventures around El Chalten once more, taking a hike near Mount Fitz Roy or enjoy a thrilling rafting trip down Rio de las Vueltas before returning to El Calafate for the evening. Make your way to the Chilean side of Patagonia, and settle in the waterside town of Puerto Natales. The following day, you have a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park to explore the wondrous landscape. Venture on a trail of your choosing to take in a powerful waterfall or view the imposing peaks for which Torres del Paine is known. Then, your private transfer escorts you to Punta Arenas.
Your flight from Punta Arenas, Chile takes you to Ushuaia, Argentina, considered the southernmost city in the world. These days in Ushuaia take you in and around Tierra del Fuego National Park. Follow the easy or challenging paths across the majestic landscape, canoe through the sensational waterways, and enjoy the indelible sites for which the national park is famous. On your final day, your private transfer greets you at your hotel and leads you to Ushuaia-Malvinas Argentinas International Airport for your flight home.
$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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