Go hiking amid the breathtaking beauty of Patagonia, taking in views of pristine glacial lakes, iconic snowcapped peaks, and dramatic glaciers as you learn about the region's natural wonders.

Starting at: $6,995 Register Interest or Call 833-254-6678
 At Torres del Paine  Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile  Guide leading a group in Patagonia  Torres del Paine National Park  Hiking towards Monte Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina  Happy hikers
  View of Cerro Fitz Roy  Hiking through Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina  Taking a break at Perito Moreno, Los Glaciares National Park  Admiring Perito Moreno   Hiking in Patagonia. Credit: Stephanie Wise  Hiking in Patagonia

Hiking Through Patagonia

15 days from $6,995

Go hiking amid the breathtaking beauty of Patagonia, taking in views of pristine glacial lakes, iconic snowcapped peaks, and dramatic glaciers as you learn about the region's natural wonders.

or Call 833-254-6678

CONTACT OUR ACTIVE JOURNEYS SPECIALISTS

Call Our Active Journeys Specialists at 833-254-6678 (M-F 10 am - 8 pm ET) or Register Your Interest Online. For calls outside of the U.S., please call 510-852-8350.

Overview

Join us for an exciting hiking trip in world-renowned Patagonia, with a week in Chile and five days in Argentina. Hiking the dramatic mountainous landscapes of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks, you’ll witness breathtaking views of iconic snowcapped peaks, pristine glacial lakes, and dramatic glaciers and learn about the region’s natural wonders. At night enjoy the comforts of a traditional estancia, cozy cabins, and a mountain lodge. (Daily hikes of 5 to 8 miles, or up to 14 miles on some days, dependent on group abilities.)

Highligths Include:

  • Hiking: Experience the best of the region on moderate to strenuous day hikes in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. 
  • Stunning landscapes: Gaze at spectacular vistas of the Torres del Paine, Cerro Torre, and the awesome Fitz Roy Massif—some of the continent's most amazing landscapes!
  • Glaciers: See the famous Perito Moreno Glacier up close during a full-day excursion to this famous site.

Itinerary

Day 1 — Depart the U.S.

Day 2 — Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. Gather for a welcome dinner tonight with your adventure guide and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 3 — Punta Arenas

This morning, visit three important museums in Punta Arenas: the Regional Museum; the Maggiorino Borgatello, which focuses on natural history; and the Nao Victoria, which displays restored and replica ships, recapturing the culture, history, and ecology of the Strait of Magellan and Punta Arenas. You will also visit the cemetery, known to be one of the most beautiful in South America. An afternoon drive takes you across the Patagonian Plains to the small town of Puerto Natales. (B,L,D)

Day 4 — Puerto Natales / Cueva del Milodon

Enjoy a stroll around Puerto Natales and the beautiful coastline then drive towards Torres del Paine National Park. On the way, visit the Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, caves that have yielded important prehistoric finds. Set out on a short walk with a paleontologist across the valley from Cueva del Mylodon and Cueva del Medio. Then continue to Torres del Paine National Park and settle into your hotel featuring splendid views of the Paine Massif. Hiking 1-2 miles, 1-2 hours. (B,L,D)

Day 5 — Torres del Paine National Park

According to group abilities, weather, and other variables, you will have two options for today. You may choose to drive to Pudeto to catch a catamaran that crosses Lago Pehoé. From here,  hike towards the Grey Glacier and catch the afternoon boat that takes you up close to the three glacial tongues of the Paine Massif. Your boat then returns south to the hotel. Hiking 7 miles, 3-4 hours. 

The lighter version is to board the same boat from the Grey Beach, close to the hotel, which takes you on a round-trip cruise to the glacier. Approximately 3 hours of cruising. (B,L,D)

Day 6 — Torres del Paine National Park

Depart the Grey Glacier area and move from west to east, passing spectacular viewpoints of the Paine Massif. You'll visit Salto Grande and hike the Fauna Trail where you have the possibility of seeing the guanaco (a llama relative), condors, and if you are really lucky, the puma. In the afternoon, arrive at an old estancia, surrounded by the original infrastructure, where you'll spend the next three nights. Hiking 5 miles, 4 hours. (B,L,D)

Day 7 — Torres del Paine National Park

According to group abilities, weather, and other variables you have several options today. Rise early for an all-day hike to the viewpoint of Torres del Paine’s sheer vertical granite towers. (12 miles hiking, 8–10 hours).

Cross Pehoé Lake in the morning to hike towards Frenchman’s Valley and the viewpoint of Cerro Paine Grande, the highest summit in the Massif. (14 miles hiking, 8 hours).

The final option is a more leisurely stroll on the outskirts of the Massif, taking in breathtaking panoramic views while hiking in undulated terrain on a less traveled trail. (8 miles hiking, 4 hours). (B,L,D)

Day 8 — Torres del Paine National Park / Sierra Baguales

An expert joins you today to explore the valleys of Sierra Baguales, a recently discovered fossil site, dating from the early Cretaceous Era. Here you will learn about the land bridge between the South American continent and Antarctica and the ecological implications. (B,L,D)

Day 9 — El Chaltén, Fitz Roy Mountains, Argentina

This morning you have an early departure from the estancia for a scenic drive across the Patagonian Steppe to the Argentinian border. In the afternoon, arrive at the little village of El Chaltén at the foot of the great Fitz Roy Mountain Range. Dinner tonight is on your own in charming El Chaltén. (B,L)

Days 10 & 11 — Los Glaciares National Park

Spend two full days exploring the northern section of Los Glaciares National Park near Lago Viedma. Los Glaciares National Park is the largest national park in Argentina and a World Heritage site. Choose from a selection of hikes, from strenuous to more leisurely. Approach the impressive Monte Fitz Roy (11,073 feet), or Cerro Torre (10,278 feet), discover the Piedras Blancas glacier, or head to Piedra del Fraile. Hiking 3-4 hours daily. (2B,2L,2D)

Day 12 — La Leona Petrified Forest

Today, depart the northern area of the park near Lago Viedma and travel to the southern area near Lago Aregentino. En route, visit La Leona Petrified Forest, accompanied by an expert who guides you through this magnificent site of ancient trunks and fossils. In the afternoon, arrive in El Calafate and your posada. Dinner tonight is on your own. Hiking 5 miles, 2-3 hours. (B,L)

Day 13 — Los Glaciares National Park / Perito Moreno Glacier

Head out today to visit the active temperate Perito Moreno Glacier, situated in the southern area of the park, followed by an afternoon visit to the ice museum to learn more about this fascinating subject. This evening gather for a farewell dinner in town. Hiking 1-2 hours. (B,L,D)

Day 14 — Departure

From El Calafate, catch your flight to Buenos Aires and board your homeward flight this evening. (B)

Day 15 — Arrive in U.S.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)