Chile,Argentina,Patagonia

Argentina and Chile. The spectacular nature of Patagonia

Chile,Argentina,Patagonia
Argentina and Chile. The spectacular nature of Patagonia
Price
$3209
+ flight to Buenos Aires and back home
Duration
18 days

Incredible rocky mountains and blue lakes along one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. Islands with penguins and sea lions in the legendary Strait of Magellan. Impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and sundawn with the view on the beautiful mountain - Fitz Roy. We will also visit one of the most vivid capitals of the world - Buenos Aires.

  • Day 1-2
    Arrival in Buenos Aires - a city where everyone can see something familiar, from Canary Wharf in London to the central districts of Paris. We will go on a citywalk, learn the history of tango and visit the grave of one of his godfathers, and maybe even learn to dance! Also, we will definitely try delicious local cuisine.
  • Day 3
    We will take a day flight (three hours long) to El Calafate, Argentine gates to fantastic Patagonia - the region of blue lakes, sharp peaks and strong winds. We will walk around a calm tourist town and have a look at the Nimez lagoon with hundreds of different birds. Check into a hotel.
  • Day 4
    We will take a bus to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier (1,5 hours on the way). We will watch the boulders of ice falling from a height of 50-60 meters with the clatter. We can also sail closer to the glacier with the ship, or even go for hiking on Perito Moreno. Coming back to El Calafate for the night.
  • Day 5
    Departure to the Chilean Patagonia. We take a comfortable bus to Puerto Natales (about 6 hours on the way) going through an incredible scenery. After lunch, we will make final preparations for our trekking through the W route in the Torres del Paine Park. Night in the hotel.
  • Day 6
    We take the bus to Torres del Paine National Park (3 hours on the way). Upon arrival we get all the necessary permissions and start our trek towards the place where we are going to spend the first night - the Torre Central campsite. Here we leave all our equipment, take the most necessary things and departure to the Torres peaks, which the park is named after. The trek takes 4,5 hours in one direction at a calm pace with stops. Coming back to camping for the night.
  • Day 7
    Today we will walk along the incredible Lake Nordenskjold to the central part of the route - Francais and Cuernos camping sites, where we will spend the night. The trek takes about five hours.
  • Day 8
    Perhaps the most beautiful day of trekking. In the morning we will go up to the Italiano campsite (around 1,5 hours), where we leave all heavy belongings before our next ascent. Afterwards we will walk to French valley and up to Britannica Mirador (up to three hours walking) where we will see a 360 degrees view of surrounding mountains. From here we go down at a calm pace (about 5 hours) to the popular shelter of the national park - Paine Grande, which is located on the shores of Lake Pehoe.
  • Day 9
    In the morning we departure in the direction of Refugio Grey campsite (3,5 hours) to see the majestic glacier which has the same name. Not far from the glacier, we officially finish writing the letter W, thus passing one of the most impressive trekking routes of the world! Night in Refugio Grey (or coming back to Paine Grande).
  • Day 10
    At sunrise we will cross Pehoe Lake on a catamaran, moving towards Pudeto wharf (an hour on the way). From there, we take a bus or private transport to the place with an incredible view of the entire Torres del Paine massif (one hour on the way). We enjoy the panorama and go on a short hike to the nearest pass (1-2 hours). We spend the night in a hotel on the shores of the Lake Pehoe.
  • Day 11
    After admiring the majestic mountains of the Chilean Patagonia, we come back by bus to Puerto Natales (1,5 hours) and take a bus to Punta Arenas city (3 hours), which is located on the shores of the Strait of Magellan. Night in Punta Arenas in a hotel or guesthouse.
  • Day 12-13
    Two days in Punta Arenas. The weather here is often unpredictable, so we will stay in the city for two days, to have more chances to meet sea lions and Magellanic penguins. We will also walk around the old city center and try delicious seafood in one of the family cafes in the local market. At the end of the second day we come back to Puerto Natales (3 hours) on a comfortable bus.
  • Day 14
    Today we are traveling long by buses. First - to El Calafate in Argentina (6 hours on the way), and then - to El Chalten, climbing capital of Patagonia (3 hours on the way). Here we will prepare for tomorrow's trekking (and rent, if necessary, all the equipment). We will also buy food and spend the night in a hotel.
  • Day 15
    Morning departure to the Capri lagoon - a small lake in front of the incredible Fitz Roy mountain. While enjoying the track through the fairytale forest and the views around, we are going to hike towards the Poincenot camp and set up our tents there (about 3 hours of walk). Then we will leave for a short few hours walk to the impressive Piedras Blancas glacier and come back to the camp in the evening to fall asleep early. Overnight in tents.
  • Day 16
    With a minimum of belongings, we start our hike towards Laguna de Los Tres to see with our own eyes probably the most beautiful sunrise in our life. After a sharp but short ascent (around to 1,5 hours) we will see a spectacular view on the great and the most beautiful peak of South America. We go down to the camp, have breakfast and hike to the camping D'Agostino, which is located in a picturesque forest at the foot of another famous peak of Patagonia - Cerro Torre (around three hours of hike). Overnight in tents.
  • Day 17
    Another dawn in the Patagonian mountains in the lagoon of Torre. After a walk of 15 minutes we will enjoy the rays of the morning sun, reflected in the crystal clear water of the mountain lake. Coming back to the camp, having breakfast, and proceed through the beautiful valley to El Chalten (about three hours of hike). In the evening we will discuss our impressions in a local restaurant with a glass of Patagonian wine.
  • Day 18
    In the morning we depart by bus to El Calafate (3 hours on the way) and fly back to Buenos Aires. Flight back home.
Chile,Argentina,Patagonia Chile,Argentina,Patagonia
Trip code: PATQ
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At a Glance
Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno Glacier, Chilean Patagonia, Lake Nordenkold, Punta Arenas, Mount Fitz Roy, W trek in Torres del Paine national park
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Dates Availability
2019
26.12 - 12.01.20 Sold out
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2019
26 December - 12 January 2020 Sold out $3209 $1230 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Closed
Departures 26.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
Availability Sold out
Price $3209
Deposit $1230
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
Book Closed
Group size 12 persons.

Incredible rocky mountains and blue lakes along one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. Islands with penguins and sea lions in the legendary Strait of Magellan. Impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and sundawn with the view on the beautiful mountain - Fitz Roy. We will also visit one of the most vivid capitals of the world - Buenos Aires.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of average physical grade. Since we will hike for up to 20 kilometers a day, you will need to be in good physical shape. In Chilean Patagonia we will carry a minimum of our belongings (backpacks for up to 8-10 kg), while during trekking in the Argentine national park we will have to also carry our tenta, food and utensils. We will move around by buses, take two domestic flights and ride public and private transport.

Accommodation in lodges with basic amenities (a hostel bed, you need your own sleeping bag) and two nights in tents during trekking. While not trekking we will stay in double (or triple rooms) in tourist class hotels. Most of them will have hot water and Wi-Fi internet.

The price of the trip includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels and lodges;
  • All transportation, including bus, taxi and public transport;
  • Two flights;
  • Entrance tickets to national parks and protected areas;
  • Rental of necessary basic equipment in Argentina (tent, gas equipment for cooking);
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Buenos Aires and back home;
  • Food ($20-30 per day);
  • Boat trip to Perito Moreno or trekking through the glacier;
  • Insurance with the inclusion of tracking (mandatory).
At a Glance
Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno Glacier, Chilean Patagonia, Lake Nordenkold, Punta Arenas, Mount Fitz Roy, W trek in Torres del Paine national park
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Dates Availability
2019
26.12 - 12.01.20 Sold out

Incredible rocky mountains and blue lakes along one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. Islands with penguins and sea lions in the legendary Strait of Magellan. Impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and sundawn with the view on the beautiful mountain - Fitz Roy. We will also visit one of the most vivid capitals of the world - Buenos Aires.

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Dates Availability
2019
26.12 - 12.01.20 Sold out

Citizens of most countries do not need visas to Argentina and Chile.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients.

At a Glance
Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno Glacier, Chilean Patagonia, Lake Nordenkold, Punta Arenas, Mount Fitz Roy, W trek in Torres del Paine national park
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Dates Availability
2019
26.12 - 12.01.20 Sold out