Patagonia Hiking

Start: Buenos Aires Finish: Buenos Aires

Visiting: Buenos Aires, El Chaltén, El Calafate


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: 4 - Demanding

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2627

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Tour Overview

As a destination for active travellers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. The very best way to do this South American region justice is to hike all over it. Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltén (with its crazy beautiful Cerro Torre mountain) and then to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier. In between, marvel at the giant sky, vast views, and big city appeal of Buenos Aires while you revel in a sense of personal triumph. Patagonia's ready and waiting for you.

Highlights

  • iconSavour the scenery in Patagonia.
  • iconEnjoy the vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
  • iconCatch a glimpse of Mt Fitz Roy.
  • icon Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier.

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Royal Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

As there are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Opt to visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show.

Additional Information: Booking pre or post trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience this vibrant city.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Buenos Aires/El Chaltén

Location: Buenos Aires, El Chaltén

Accommodation: Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chaltén within Glacier National Park, marvel at the Andean mountains en route. Enjoy some free time in town or head out on a short hike.

Fly south to the province of Santa Cruz and the town of El Calafate before transferring overland to El Chaltén. Often referred to as the trekking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén is the gateway to Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres, two of the most beautiful peaks in Patagonia. Enjoy free time to warm up for the upcoming trek, opt to take a short hike to a nearby lookout or explore around town.

Additional Information: The luggage restrictions for all Aerolineas Argentinas flights are 15kg for checked baggage and 8kg for carry-ons. No organic food is allowed as Patagonia is a protected area. Bags will be checked upon arrival in El Calafate.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Head out into the national park and start exploring beautiful Patagonia.

icon Day 3 : El Chaltén

Location: El Chaltén

Accommodation: Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Los Glaciares National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids.

ACTIVITY: Get ready to navigate Patagonia by raft, enjoy the spectacular scenery and watch the landscape change from mountain peaks to vast canyons, but don't forget to paddle!

icon Day 4 : El Chaltén

Location: El Chaltén

Accommodation: Hosteria Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full-day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres and if the weather cooperates, a clear view of the Fitz Roy peaks. En route, take in the gradual changes in terrain from tree covered trails to exposed alpine landscapes.

Laguna de los Tres is the most popular trek in El Chaltén and for good reason. On a clear day, the view of Cerro Fitz Roy and the sparking teal lake below are spectacular. The gradual start to the trek provides time to appreciate the stunning landscape and ease into the challenging trekking ahead. Although the 400m (1,312 ft) incline to reach the lake is taxing, the reward is well worth the effort.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a full day of hiking in Los Glaciares National Park. See granite pinnacles spiraling upward from the third largest ice field on earth. Hike to Laguna de los Tres to fully appreciate majestic Cerro Fitz Roy/Chaltén (3,441m/11,290 ft) – one of the most famous and popular viewpoints of the mountain.

icon Day 5 : El Chaltén/El Calafate

Location: El Chaltén, El Calafate

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Explore one of El Chaltén's many trekking routes. Opt to explore the Laguna Torre trail to spot the dramatic Cerro Torre, hike to Laguna Capri or head up to the Condor Mirador to enjoy great views of the town. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel.

FREE TIME: Explore the region by foot and hike one of the many trails around El Chaltén.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

icon Day 6 : El Calafate

Location: El Calafate

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake to get a different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier is up close.

Argentino Lake, discovered in 1873, is the southernmost of the four water sheets produced by the Pleistocene Glaciation. With its fjords and fingers it covers 1,505km² (935 mi²), and is considered one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. The Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing river of ice, 2.7km (1.7 mi) wide by 55m (180 ft) high, which descends from the continental ice field to the Canal de los Tempanos.

ACTIVITY: Get out there and explore the natural wonder that is the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s few “advancing” glaciers. Head to the southern end of Los Glaciares National Park, where Moreno's 60m (197 ft) wall of ice sporadically chokes off the narrow “Canal de los Tempanos” (Iceberg Channel) creating a natural ice dam, which eventually explodes in a dynamic display of force.

icon Day 7 : El Calafate

Location: El Calafate

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hosteria Posta Sur (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town.

Home to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, the quaint alpine town of El Calafate is the perfect base for exploring the nearby glaciers. Los Glaciares National Park, the most renowned in Argentina, was created in 1973 to preserve this vast glacial area encompassing the Upsala Glacier and the incredible Onelli Bay. The main strip of this tiny town is lined with small wooden shops, browse for souvenirs, chocolates, or stop in one of the restaurants for a rest.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy free time to explore town and the surrounding area.

icon Day 8 : El Calafate/Buenos Aires

Location: El Calafate, Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park Royal Buenos Aires (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

In the afternoon, fly back to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires.

Fly to the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, the city of Tango! Enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants, or pre book an evening Tango experience! You'll soon begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Get together for one last meal—and a final bottle of wine. This will be your last chance to try Argentina's succulent bife and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy!

FREE TIME: Take a city tour, visit La Boca or people watch from a trendy café.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

icon Day 9 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

What's Included

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    Class III rafting

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    Meals

    8 breakfasts Allow USD360-470 for meals not included.

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (8 nts).

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Internal flights

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    Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour (El Calafate)

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    Fully Guided

    G Adventures Representative in Buenos Aires, CEO (Chief Experience Officer), local guides.

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Laguna de los Tres full-day guided hike (El Chaltén)

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Transport

Public bus, van, plane.

Meals Included

8 breakfasts

Accommodation

Hotels (8 nts).

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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