Patagonia Adventure Trek Dates & Rates

Ice-tipped granite spires rise from temperate rainforests, herds of Guanaco dot the pampas and glacier fronts thunder. Enjoy the best of Patagonia by day and a warm, dry bed at night. Argentina offers the Perito Moreno Glacier, towering Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy, while in Chile we cruise from Puerto Natales via the Balmaceda Glacier into Torres del Paine National Park.

Trek grading:  Moderate to Vigorous. Read more on our trek grading

Combine our Patagonia Adventure Trek with one of our Antarctic cruises for the ultimate expedition! Plus you’ll save up to 20% on both trips when you book on connecting departures. Check the adjoining expeditions below.

dates & prices

Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG03) El Calafate to El Calafate

Dates: 26-11-2014 to 05-12-2014
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: El Calafate, Argentina

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4025

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG03) with our 'Spirit of Antarctica (EAP27) Voyage' for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 20% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG04) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 07-12-2014 to 16-12-2014
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Argentina

Trek inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation
  • throughout
  • Private transport
  • All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
  • English speaking local guides
  • Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG04) with our 'South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey' voyage (ASG58) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG05) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 10-01-2015 to 19-01-2015
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Argentina

Trek inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation
  • throughout
  • Private transport
  • All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
  • English speaking local guides
  • Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

 

Trek exclusions

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
  •  

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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG05) with our 'Spirit of Antarctica' voyage (ANP104) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG07) Punta Arenas to El Calafate

Dates: 10-03-2015 to 19-03-2015
Duration: 10 Days Fly
Start: Punta Arenas, Argentina
Finish: El Calafate, Argentina

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
4-14 people SOLD OUT

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG06) with our 'Weddell Sea Explorer' voyage (ANP106) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect AFTER the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG08) Punta Arenas to El Calafate

Dates: 28-11-2015 to 07-12-2015
Duration: 10 Days
Start: Punta Arenas, Chile
Finish: El Calafate, Argentina

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG08) with our 'Spirit of Antarctica' voyage (EAP28) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 20% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG09) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 09-12-2015 to 18-12-2015
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Chile

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG09) with our 'Christmas in Antarctica' voyage (ANP107) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 20% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG10) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 18-12-2015 to 27-12-2015
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Chile

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG10) with our 'New Year in Antarctica' voyage (ANP108) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG11) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 30-01-2016 to 08-02-2016
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Chile

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

Close

Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG11) with our 'Weddell Sea Explorer' voyage (ANP109) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG12) Punta Arenas to El Calafate

Dates: 10-02-2016 to 19-02-2016
Duration: 10 Days
Start: Punta Arenas, Chile
Finish: El Calafate, Argentina

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

Close

Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG12) with our 'Across the Antarctic Circle' voyage (ANP110) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Patagonia Adventure Trek (PTG13) El Calafate to Punta Arenas

Dates: 19-02-2016 to 28-02-2016
Duration: 10 Days
Start: El Calafate, Argentina
Finish: Punta Arenas, Chile

Trek inclusions

• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners

• Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout

• Private transport

• All guide fees and National Park entrance costs

• English speaking local guides

• Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Trek exclusions

• All international and domestic flights

• Airport arrival and departure taxes

• Transfers not specified in itinerary

• Visa, passport and vaccination charges

• Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary

• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges

• All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

Close

Group Size Price
4-14 people US$4255

Prices quoted are per person in US$, based on twin-share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times twin share price.

Combine this trek (PTG13) with our 'Across the Antarctic Circle' voyage (ANP111) for the ultimate expedition! The trek can connect BEFORE the voyage. Book now to receive 10% discount off both trips. Terms and conditions apply. No refund for unused services.

 


Itinerary

TRIP DATES
10 Days 26-Nov-14 to 05-Dec-14
10 Days 07-Dec-14 to 16-Dec-14
10 Days 10-Jan-15 to 19-Jan-15
10 Days 10-Mar-15 to 19-Mar-15
10 Days 28-Nov-15 to 07-Dec-15
10 Days 09-Dec-15 to 18-Dec-15
10 Days 18-Dec-15 to 27-Dec-15
10 Days 30-Jan-16 to 08-Feb-16
10 Days 10-Feb-16 to 19-Feb-16
10 Days 19-Feb-16 to 28-Feb-16

Days 1-2
Arrive in El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town or spot waterbirds along Lake Argentino, before meeting our guide for trip briefing. Next day, we depart early to visit the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier and later drive to El Chalten in the heart of the park.

Days 3-4
Crystal clear streams, beech forests in bloom, native orchids and birdsong guide you up to the climbers’ base camps of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Enjoy dramatic rock spires piercing the Patagonian icecap, while Andean condors and eagles soar above.

Days 5-6
Drive across the pampas to Puerto Natales on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza, renowned for its king crab and gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Sleep well, then board a boat to the Balmaceda Glacier, switching to Zodiacs for a glorious trip along the Serrano River to Torres del Paine.

Days 7-8
Iceberg-strewn, pale blue glacial lakes, breathtaking pale granite slabs and “Towers of Paine”. Our day walks are calibrated to the group’s fitness, with many of the park’s highlights requiring a 6-7 hour, round trip walk, well worth the effort.

Day 9-10
We drive along the Patagonian steppes, with spectacular views of the Andes, to arrive at either Calafate or Punta Arenas in the afternoon. On our final day, carry on with your own travel arrangements or, for the ultimate adventure, join one of our Antarctic voyages.

NOTE:
Our trip PTG07 is the reverse of the itinerary shown. It’s possible to link with an Antarctic voyages prior to the trek.

PTG03:

PTG04, PTG05, PTG06:

PTG07:

Activities

TRIP DATES ACTIVITIES
10 Days 26-Nov-14 to 05-Dec-14
10 Days 07-Dec-14 to 16-Dec-14
10 Days 10-Jan-15 to 19-Jan-15
10 Days 10-Mar-15 to 19-Mar-15
10 Days 28-Nov-15 to 07-Dec-15
10 Days 09-Dec-15 to 18-Dec-15
10 Days 18-Dec-15 to 27-Dec-15
10 Days 30-Jan-16 to 08-Feb-16
10 Days 10-Feb-16 to 19-Feb-16
10 Days 19-Feb-16 to 28-Feb-16

How to Prepare

To ensure you have an enjoyable and safe trekking expedition we have developed some important pre-departure information to help you prepare. Our reservation staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Before you depart for your expedition we will send you a detailed pack including your itinerary, travel documents and any other essential information relevant to your voyage.

Trip Grading
Our treks often venture into more remote country and cross mountain passes, with some also reaching high altitudes. Read more on our trek grading.

Fitness Requirements
Fitness is an important aspect of any trekking holiday, especially in high altitude. The fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. It is also essential for resisting colds and illness during your trip.

The trek is suitable for anyone who loves hill walking and leads a healthy, active lifestyle. If you exercise regularly, we recommend as a minimum to train four to six months prior to the trip, walking for at least 3km, three times a week. If you are not normally active, you may need to increase your training to include 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to six times a week. Ensure you train using your trekking gear, such as shoes and a backpack filled with 2-3 kilos.

As level ground is rare in the mountains, we also recommend to include some uphill training with a mixture of slopes and stairs into your training program. Remember to take the stairs wherever possible; not only does this build strength in your legs and buttocks, it is also one of the quickest ways to increase your fitness and expand your lung capacity. 

The Track
You will be walking through undulating country for extended periods of time, albeit at an easy, comfortable pace. The distances are not great, however due to the amount of inclines and walking in high altitude, most people find that they are not able to maintain their normal pace. Our shortest walk is about three hours, whilst our last day is a full eight-hour day (including breaks).

The path itself is mostly a rocky, uneven surface, so good balance and stability is a must. Walking poles are provided for support only, you must be able to walk on uneven surfaces without them if required. We climb and descend an average of 300-400 metres each day, which can cause some pressure on knees, hips and joints. If you have any concerns please call our sales team to access your abilities on +61 2 9252 1033.

Altitude
For treks going above 3,500 m we are very careful with acclimatisation to altitude, and our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to minimise the effects. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days to enable safe acclimatisation. It is still possible for mountain sickness to occur, so a close watch is kept on each group member by the leader, who is trained in recognising early symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

Medication such as Diamox is available to relieve the symptoms of altitude sickness. Please ask your doctor for advice before travelling. If you wish to find out more about acute mountain sickness visit http://www.himalayanrescue.org for more information.

Is your passport valid?
Your passport will be required to have validity that will extend to six months after the date of your return.

Visa arrangements
All nationalities require a visa for Nepal . It is your responsibility to obtain your own visa. Please visit these websites for more information on your Nepal Visa: http://www.nepalconsulate.org.au

Your Bhutan visa is included in your trip cost and will be organised by Aurora Expeditions. 

For travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, a visa is currently not required for visiting Argentina and Chile for tourism purposes.

**Please keep in mind visa and passport requirements for countries you will pass through to reach your trek destination.**

Travel insurance
All passengers are required to provide travel insurance details including policy number and emergency contact number to Aurora Expeditions prior to departure. We strongly recommend insurance coverage that includes emergency medical evacuation from remote areas.

Emergency contact details
So that you can be contacted in the case of an emergency, remember to provide your family or friends with a copy of your travel documents as well as Aurora Expeditions’ contact numbers.

Remember to pack any valuables or essential items such as medication in your hand luggage to avoid issues in the case of lost baggage.

FAQ's

How to Book

Contact us

If you are interested in an Aurora Expeditions voyage, please contact our sales team to check availability.
Either email an expert here or call our experienced consultants direct on + 61 2 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688 (Freecall within Australia).

Complete a booking form

Once availability is confirmed, please download, print and complete the booking form. Please return it to us, along with your deposit to secure your berth.  Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of contract before sending us your signed booking form.

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Terms & Conditions

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Preparation for your voyage

On receipt of the booking form, we will contact you to confirm your booking and our reservations staff will send you a comprehensive pre-departure kit. This kit will contain all necessary pre-departure information including visa information, insurance information, a medical and personal details form, comprehensive gear list and information tailored to your voyage.

Aurora Expeditions - Your Personal Travel Agent

Aurora Expeditions is a licensed travel agent. Our experienced reservations consultants all have specialised expertise on the destinations we travel to. Each voyage has a dedicated travel expert solely working on developing dynamic itineraries for our passengers.  Contact our reservations team and allow us to create a personal itinerary to compliment your voyage, including airfares, accommodation, travel insurance and pre and post voyage travel options.

We look forward to assisting you with your journey of a lifetime.

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