Jagged mountain peaks, icy blue lakes, and captivating glaciers embody the natural splendor of the landscape of this 14-day Patagonia tour. Traverse rivers of ice, explore untouched fjords, and discover active wildlife. From impeccable views of Paine Massif to flamingos that bask in Lake Argentino and from kayaking on Grey Lake to hiking branches of the famous W Trail, this tour will provide you with an action-packed adventure of Patagonia.
Santiago – Day at Your Leisure
The capital of Chile represents the cultural heart of the country with an endless array of galleries, museums, cafes, and shopping districts. Your flight will arrive at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you to your opulent accommodation. To begin your adventure, you can ascend to the top of Cerro San Cristobal, which is a hill that rises over 2,788 feet above sea level. You can take the funicular to the summit or enjoy a hike to Bellavista Park.
Punta Arenas – Settle into the Scenery
Torres del Paine – Wildlife Cruise to Magdalena Island
Torres del Paine – Trekking in Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine – Hiking the W Trail to the French Valley
Torres del Paine – Hiking and Kayaking at Grey Lake
Torres del Paine – Scenic Cruise and Glacier Hike
El Calafate – Beautiful Drive to El Calafate
El Calafate – Walking on a Glacier
El Chalten – Rafting on Las Vueltas River
El Chalten – Visit Los Huemules Reserve
El Calafate – Hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Buenos Aires – Enjoy the Day at Your Leisure
Buenos Aires – Departure
- Traverse the epic surface of Grey Glacier during a guided glacier walk of its tunnels, caves, crevices, and slopes
- Explore branches of the renowned W Trail in the Torres del Paine National Park for views of French Valley and the horns of the Paine Massif
- Delight in a kayaking tour of Grey Lake for an unique perspective of the massive ice wall of Grey Glacier
- Discover the whitewater rapids of Las Vueltas River during a rafting tour that combines thrills, scenery, and natural history
- Enjoy the fascinating view of Perito Moreno Glacier’s advancing ice wall from the different angles of viewing platforms
- Sail on the Strait of Magellan to reach an uninhabited island that is home the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in Chile
- Revel in the unique challenge of the trek to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado for rewarding views of the Torre and Fitz Roy massifs
- Encounter remarkable scenery and captivating wildlife with specialist guides who are knowledgeable about Patagonia’s flora, fauna, and natural history
This 14-day Patagonia adventure immerses you in the marvels of the untamed wilderness that spans the pampas, mountains, and glaciers of southern Chile and Argentina. Your unique accommodations and specialist guides will offer you a distinctive experience along famous trails, remarkable waterways, and vast ancient glaciers. From the Magellan Strait to Lake Argentino, you will traverse the trails of Torres del Paine, uncover the vistas of Mt. Fitz Roy, kayak alongside bobbing icebergs, and search for local wildlife.
Your Patagonia adventure will begin with your arrival in Santiago, where your private transfer will meet you at the airport. One night in Chile’s capital city will situate you in the comforts of your accommodations and provide you with enough time to enjoy the distinctive culture. You will then fly to Punta Arenas for one night. Here, you can traverse the elegant central plaza and visit the maritime museum before the true adventure begins with a cruise along the Strait of Magellan. Your time on the water will showcase the rugged landscape, dynamic sea, and colonies of penguins and sea lions.
Your arrival in Torres del Paine will provide four nights of exciting discovery in the pristine landscape known for its high-altitude plains and granite peaks. You will have guided tours along the hiking trails and a portion of the famous W trail. You will continue your exploration of the national park with a kayaking tour of Grey Lake for a different perspective of the water and glacier. Your glacier hike will reveal the texture of the frozen surface of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field.
The following day, you will have a scenic drive across the border into Argentina to the town of El Calafate. You can visit the Nimez Lagoon for an introduction to the dynamic scenery, and a day in Los Glaciares National Park will highlight the marvelous features of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Two nights in El Chalten will take you along the class III rapids of Los Vueltas River and into the captivating diversity of forest, mountains, and waterways. You will venture high into the mountains on the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado trail to view Mt. Fitz Roy and Torro before returning to El Calafate for a night. Your flight to Buenos Aires will give you one night in the Argentine capital and conclude the active excursions of your Patagonian adventure.
$4,545 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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