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from from USD 5,145/pp
Our range of 10-day Patagonia treks weave their way through the Patagonian wilderness, providing insight into this stark but rich environment filled with unique wildlife and geological marvels. Punta Arenas and El Calafate are our gateways into Patagonia’s countless hiking trails. Private vehicles will transfer you between each region, where you will stay in carefully chosen boutique hotels or eco-friendly trekking lodges. From here you will enjoy spectacular day walks that are tailored to suit every level of trekker – from beginner to advanced.
Choose our popular Patagonia Discovery Trek (Argentina return, Chile to Argentina or Argentina to Chile) or immersive Torres Del Paine Explorer (Chile return). Check out our Trekking page to learn more about our range of unique itineraries.
Discover the highlights from a sample itinerary below: Patagonia Discovery Trek (Argentina to Chile)
Day 1– Arrive El Calafate
On arrival into El Calafate, please make your own way to the group hotel (included). The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the town or walk down to Lake Argentino to watch the waterbirds. You will have a briefing in the afternoon to meet your guide and learn about your upcoming adventure, before having the first dinner with your group.
Overnight: El Calafate (D)
Day 2 – Visit Perito Moreno Glacier and drive to El Chaltén
This morning we depart very early to the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier to watch and listen to the frequent ice calving. Later, we drive across the arid Estepa Patagónica to El Chaltén (approx 4 hours).
The village of El Chaltén is in the north of Los Glaciares National Park and it’s from here that we make our day trips. We enjoy dinner together this evening.
Overnight: El Chaltén (B,D)
Day 3-4 – Day walks in Los Glaciares National Park
Over the next two days we enjoy day walks to the base camp of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Mount Fitz Roy is found at the northern end of the park and is part of a range of bizarre peaks including the needle like rock pinnacle of Cerro Torre. For a climber it looks to be one of the most unclimbed peaks in the world – in fact it was only scaled for the first time in 1974. To the south runs a great chain of massive glaciers that basically follows the line of the Chile/Argentina border.
The dramatic rock spires beckon and our days here will be a highlight of the trip. The beautiful valleys hold crystal clear streams and are home to a multitude of bird life. During the short summer the beech trees and the flowers bloom profusely and we are here at the best time to enjoy it.
Overnight: El Chaltén (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Drive across the pampas to Puerto Natales
Today, we leave El Chaltén and Argentina as we cross the border into Chile, driving across the pampas to Puerto Natales. Set on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza, this city is the gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. The afternoon is at leisure and this evening you may like to sample King Crab in one of the seafood restaurants.
Overnight: Puerto Natales (B)
Day 6 – To Torres del Paine National Park
This morning we leave Puerto Natales and journey towards Torres del Paine National Park and its fabulous scenery. We board a boat and travel down the fjord, pausing at the Balmaceda Glacier en-route. We then change onto Zodiacs and continue along the Serrano River before reaching Torres del Paine.
Overnight: Villa Serrano (B,L,D)
Days 7-8 – Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
Over the next two days we plan to view the highlights of the park on foot. The first day we explore the park on a bus to reach the most remote areas, with stops for short treks. On the second day we will do a long and amazing trek to reach the base of Las Torres peaks.
Day 9 – Drive to Punta Arenas
We drive for approximately 3-4 hours across the steppes following the face of the Andes. The scenery is breathtaking, with great rolling hills dotted with stunted beech trees. We plan to arrive in Punta Arenas in the late afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with time for last minute shopping or indulging the ‘dulce de leche’ a dessert you will by now be familiar with!
Overnight: Punta Arenas (B,D)
Day 10 – Punta Arenas
Today your trek will end in Punta Arenas, where you can continue your adventure at your own arrangement. (B)
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Standard to Superior hotel and lodge accommodation throughout
- Private ground transport
- All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
- English-speaking local guides
- Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions trek leader
TOTAL PRICE per person (Twin Share) from USD 5,145*
*Single traveller pricing available on request.
Note: this trek operates in a reverse direction as well as Argentina roundtrip. We also offer a Torres del Paine Explorer itinerary (Chile roundtrip). You can view our range of itineraries on our Trekking page.