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.

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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.

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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.

Highligths Include:

  • See the best of the region on moderate to strenuous day hikes in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks on this popular Patagonia adventure. 
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to famous Perito Moreno glacier. 
  • Gaze at spectacular vistas of the Towers of Paine, Cerro Torre, and the awesome Fitz Roy Massif—some of the continent's most hypnotic landscapes!

To see itinerary, please click on an option below.

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, Maggiorino Borgatello, focusing on natural history, and Nao Victoria, 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 Mylodon

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

Day 5 — Grey Glacier

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, hike towards the Grey Glacier and catch the afternoon boat taking you up close to all three glacial tongues before turning south towards the hotel.

The lighter version is to board the same boat from the Grey Beach, close to the hotel, taking you on a round trip to the glacier and back. Approximately 3 hours of sailing. Hiking 7 miles, 3-4 hours. (B,L,D)

Day 6 — Torres del Paine National Park

Today move from west to east, passing spectacular viewpoints of the Paine Massif. You will 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. 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) or cross the Pehoé lake in the morning to hike towards de 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 — Sierra Baguales

An expert joins you today to explore the valleys of Sierra Baguales, a recently discovered fossil site, dating from the early Cretaceous. 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, 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 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)

Day 10 & 11 — Los Glaciares National Park

Spend two full days exploring a variety of hikes into the interior. Optional hikes include strenuous as well as more leisurely. Approach the impressive Monte Fitz Roy (11,073'), or Cerro Torre (10,278'). 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

Visit La Leona Petrified Forest, accompanied by an expert guiding you through this magnificent site of ancient trunks and fossils. In the afternoon, arrive at El Calafate. Dinner tonight is on your own. Hiking 5 miles, 2-3 hours. (B,L)

Day 13 — Perito Moreno Glacier

Visit the active temperate glacier Perito Moreno followed by an afternoon visit to the ice museum to further learn 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 before boarding 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)