Patagonia Travel

Duration of this Trip 13 days /12 nights Days Priced From $4,930 per person

Exploring Fitz Roy Massif, El Calafate, Paine Towers, Ushuaia

Adventure in Patagonia is the stuff of dreams - the boundless vistas of windy steppe, Andean grandeur, and wave-pounded rocky shores. Experience everything this land at the end of the world offers. Get out your hiking boots and binoculars and come along with experienced guides to the southernmost tip of South America – to the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre granite needles, the amazing pampas and glaciers of Torres del Paine, and the isolated archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.

At a Glance

Duration

13 days /12 nights Days

Priced From

$4,930 per person

Departures

  • January 19-31, 2017
  • February 10-22, 2017
  • March 24-March 5, 2017
  • November 10-22, 2017

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Buenos Aires
  • Day 2 – Chalten
  • Day 3 – Fitz Roy Mount
  • Day 4 – Cerro Torre Mount – Calafate
  • Day 5 – Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Day 6 – Paine National Park
  • Day 7 – Trek to the Towers base camp
  • Day 8 – Day at leisure
  • Day 9 – Drive Paine Nat Park to Punta Arenas
  • Day 10 – Ushuaia
  • Day 11 – Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Day 12 - Buenos Aires
  • Day 13 – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1 – Buenos Aires (D)

Arrival in Buenos Aires. Reception and transfer to hotel. Your tour leader will be waiting for you there. In the afternoon your sightseeing tour will visit all main highlights: Pink House, Parliament, La Boca, San Telmo and the exclusive Recoleta area. Overnight at hotel. Welcome Dinner.  

Day 2 – Chalten (B)

Transfer to the airport for flight to El Calafate. Reception and drive to El Chalten, a mountain village towards Fitz Roy Massif. The 2.5 hour scenic drive across the arresting Patagonian steppe will take us to the Hosteria in El Chalten where we overnight.  

Day 3 – Fitz Roy Mount (B,L)

Today we do our first walk is to the base camp of the Fitz Roy. A short drive to the beginning of the trail in Rio Electrico to begin our easy walk along the river with its fantastic views of the Piedras Blancas glacier until we get to Rio Blanco expedition base camp. Then it’s up 400 meters to Laguna de los Tres, an isolated lagoon surrounded by glaciers. In the afternoon, walk down to Capri Lagoon with stunning views of Fitz Roy and continue to our Hosteria in Chalten. (walk aprox. 7 hrs).    

Day 4 – Cerro Torre Mount – Calafate (B,L)   

Cerro Torre is one of the most striking features of the region, the goal for today’s walk. Our trail takes us along the Fitz Roy River, beginning at the village of Calafate on a gentle slope. The trail starts from the village, with breathtaking views of the canyon and waterfalls. As Cerro Torre comes into view we’ll stop and rest to take in the vista of glaciers, peaks and cloud formations. (If we return to Chalten from this viewpoint, it would be a 3 hour trek, ideal for those who want more challenges!) After that, an hour’s walk takes us through a charming valley to base camp De Agostini. Nearby Torre Lagoon holds a perfect reflection of Cerro Torre, flanked by the peaks of Cerro Egger, Aguja Standhard, Aguja Bifida and the Adelas Cord. Our bus will be waiting at the end of the path to Chalten to take us back to El Calafate. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 – Perito Moreno Glacier (B)

Full day excursion to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world. Huge icebergs regularly collapse with a roar from the glacier into the surrounding Lake. The footpath takes us to several viewpoints around the glacier. We return to our Hotel in El Calafate.

Day 6 – Torres del Paine National Park (B)

We depart early morning from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, part of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves. The spectacular drive through the landscape of windy Patagonia steppe assures us plenty of opportunity to see Andean Condor or the ubiquitous llama-like Guanaco. Cross the border at Cancha Carrera and continue North stopping at several panoramic viewpoints along the way - Nordenskjold Lake and the Paine Horns, to finally arrive to our Hosteria in the Park. Overnight at Hosteria.

Day 7 – Trek to the Towers Base Camp (B,L)

Drive to Laguna Amarga. Cross a suspended bridge and up the slopes of Mount Almirante Nieto bordering the Ascencio River to Chileno Refuge. From there the trail leads us through the old growth lenga forest to Las Torres base camp. We trek to reach Las Torres Viewpoint, an amazing natural amphitheater at the bottom of 2800 meter high vertical granite towers. (walk aprox. 8 hrs). Return to our Hosteria.

Day 8 – Day at leisure (B)           

Day at leisure in the park for optional treks and excursions: Grey Lake & Glacier, Trek to Frances Valley, etc. or simply relax. Overnight at Hosteria.

Day 9 – Paine National Park to Punta Arenas (B)

Depart in the morning for our drive south to the former fishing town of Puerto Natales. Visit this picturesque village and continue to Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan arriving around midday. Time to explore this city and museums to learn about the history of the area. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 – Ushuaia (B)

Morning bus and ferry across the Strait to the island of Tierra del Fuego. We continue further south leaving the Patagonian steppe and Chile, through the woods towards the “end of the world” in Ushuaia, Argentina. Overnight at Hotel in Ushuaia.

Day 11 – Tierra del Fuego Nat. Park (B,L)

Drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Among the woods and lakes of the National Park enjoy a canoe ride through this incredible part of the world. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 - Buenos Aires (B)

Morning boat trip on Beagle Channel (named after Darwin’s famous ship.) PM Transfer to Ushuaia Airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13 - Transfer to International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Land Tour Costs

From $4,930 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

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Scheduled Departures

  • January 19-31, 2017
  • February 10-22, 2017
  • March 24-March 5, 2017
  • November 10-22, 2017

Trip Highlights

  • A visit to the Recoleta neighborhood in Buenos Aires
  • Stunning views of a magical Cerro Torre Mountain
  • The majestic waterfalls of Fitz Roy River Canyon
  • Torre Lagoon, flanked by peaks of the surrounding Southern Patagonia ice fields
  • Panoramic viewpoints of Nordenskjold Lake and Paine Horns
  • Las Torres Viewpoint, an amazing natural amphitheater
  • Limitless isolation, sweeping vistas, and charming villages at the end of the world

Visited Countries

Argentina and Chile

Visited Cities & Places

Fitz Roy Massif, El Calafate, Paine Towers, Ushuaia

Suggested Extensions

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Reading Lists

  • Lonely Planet Argentina 2016 - Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Bridget Gleeson, Carolyn Mccarthy, Andy Symingto, Lucas Vidgen
  • Fodor's Chile 2015 - Fodor’s Travel Guides

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Domestic flights
  • Max Group size 10
  • Domestic flights
  • Pre departure Travel Package

What's Not Included

  • International flights from US to Patagonia
  • Insurance
  • Some meals

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Patagonia Travel

Duration of this Trip 13 days /12 nights Days

Scheduled Departures

  • January 19-31, 2017
  • February 10-22, 2017
  • March 24-March 5, 2017
  • November 10-22, 2017

Land Tour Costs

From $4,930 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

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