From 21/11/2020 to 31/03/2021
Departure dates & prices
Dates Availability Price
Dec Fri 04 2020 to Dec Mon 14 2020AvailableFrom$5,990*
Dec Wed 16 2020 to Dec Sat 26 2020AvailableFrom$5,990*
Jan Fri 08 2021 to Jan Mon 18 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Jan Sun 17 2021 to Jan Wed 27 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Jan Sun 31 2021 to Feb Wed 10 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Feb Sun 14 2021 to Feb Wed 24 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Feb Sun 28 2021 to Mar Wed 10 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Mar Sun 07 2021 to Mar Wed 17 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Mar Sun 21 2021 to Mar Wed 31 2021AvailableFrom$5,990*
Take in the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier and the quaint town of Puerto Natales.
Embark on scenic day walks in Los Glaciares National Park.
Explore the beautiful valleys, glaciers and trails around Mount Fitz Roy.
Trek amongst the stunning wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park.
Journey by boat via the Balmaceda Glacier to Torres del Paine National Park.
10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinnersGood quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout on a twin share basisAll internal ground transport by private bus for groups of 11 or more peopleOne leader throughout for groups of 11 or more peopleBilingual local guides for each section and shared transfers for groups of less than 11 peopleSome activities are on a shared service basis (please see trip itinerary for details)All guide fees and national park entrance costsWorld Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone.
We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we can not match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge.
If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.
Please refer to our website for the additional cost.
Most of the hotels and lodges we use can be described as 3 star accommodation, some of them are categorised as 4 stars.
In smaller towns and villages or National Parks hotel options are often limited and we might have to use more basic accommodation with a lower or without star rating.
Please note that the star rating in South America is very fluid and can’t be compared to a western standard star rating, however you can be assured of clean, comfortable and well located lodgings.
Please note: Due to the overwhelmingly popularity of Patagonia it can occasionally happen that we have to split groups and accommodate them in different hotels on some nights, especially in Torres del Paine National Park.
The group will be together for all activities during the day.
Group Size: 2 - 16.
Day 1 - Arrive El Calafate On your arrival in El Calafate, make your way to the group hotel. A transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost. You will meet your guide in the evening for a group briefing. Overnight Imago Hotel or similar.
Day 2 - Perito Moreno Glacier The trip begins this morning around 8am, when we are met by our group leader. We head towards the Andes to the edge of the icecap for a full day tour to this impressive glacier that advances across Lago Argentino. This day tour is on a shared service basis with other travellers. We spend several hours wandering the many paths that offer different vantage points of this calving glacier. The glacier is 4 km wide and 70 metres high and descends to the surface of the lake, almost cutting the lake in two. Occasionally massive pieces break off and fall into the lake becoming icebergs and creating huge waves in the process. The groans and creaks of the active glacier precede dramatic falls of the ice face. Overnight Imago Hotel or similar. Please Note: Lunch is not included today. We recommend that you purchase supplies in El Calafate.
Day 3 - Drive El Calafate to El Chalten The drive to El Chalten takes approx. 5 hours with scenery of great rolling hills and the occasional herd of guanaco and sometimes rhea. You may even spot the odd Condor gliding high above the broad Patagonian pampas. On arrival in El Chalten, the afternoon is at leisure to explore the town. Overnight Hotel Poincenot or similar.
Day 4 - El Chalten - in Los Glaciares National Park El Chalten is a village in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park from which we make our day trips. The two most famous hikes in this area are day walks to Laguna Torre (approx 6 hours) and Laguna de Los Tres (approx 9 hours) which we want to undertake in the next two days. Both treks start at our hotel and they offer stunning views of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. 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 run a great chain of massive glaciers that basically follow the line of the Chile/Argentina border. The dramatic rock spires beckon and our days here will be a highlight of the itinerary. The beautiful valleys hold crystal clear streams and are home to a multitude of bird life. During the short summer the Patagonian flowers bloom profusely. Please note, all treks are subject to weather conditions. Overnight Hotel Poincenot or similar.
Day 6 - Drive to Puerto Natales We begin today with a drive of 5 - 6 hours to the fishing village of Puerto Natales situated on the Ultima Esperanza Fiord in Chile. We are crossing the border from Argentina into Chile today and border formalities can make the journey a bit longer. Depending on the group size we might need to change buses in El Calafate. Overnight in Puerto Natales Weskar Lodge or similar.
Day 7 - Boat trip to Torres del Paine National Park A spectacular day cruising towards Torres del Paine National Park, we enjoy impressive glaciers tumbling down from the mountains and beautiful panoramic views. Many past travellers rate this as one of the best days on this trip. From Puerto Natales we join our boat trip to the massive Balmaceda Glacier which calves into the Ultima Esperanza Fjord. After lunch in a beautiful location on the fjord, we continue onto the National Park by Zodiac.The Towers of Paine are right before us, as we enter the National Park. This boat trip certainly is the best and most interesting way to arrive into Paine. We plan to arrive at the park in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight Hosteria del Paine or similar. PLEASE NOTE: The boat trip is on a shared service basis and is weather dependent. If boats are not able to operate due to weather conditions, we will organise alternative transportation into Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 8 - Day walks Torres del Paine National Park When we first see the great granite pinnacles of Paine it is worth remembering that the Andes is the youngest chain of mountains in the world. One can imagine the great pressures and movements of the earth that created these spectacular peaks. Today we will drive to Grey Lake and walk to a view point from where we can admire the beautiful Grey Glacier. With 30 metres not as high as Perito Moreno but not less stunning due to its surrounding of the Paine Mountain Range. Small icebergs are usually floating on the lake and provide fantastic photo opportunities. We will then visit other areas in the park, eg Salto Grande and Pehoe Lake. If weather allows we will also walk to the Cuernos view point. The walks today are easy and short. After a full day of sightseeing in the park we return to our comfortable lodge. Please note, all treks are subject to weather conditions. Overnight in Hotel Las Torres or similar. Hotel Las Torres works in partnership with a not-for-profit organisation called AMA to make sure the park remains sustainable into the future. On top of critical conservation activities such as trail maintenance and waste management, AMA also engages in scientific research and provides essential educational services. They regularly work with Chilean schools to improve environmental awareness.
Day 9 - Day walks Torres del Paine National Park The second day in Torres del Paine is set aside to walk to the base of Las Torres, one of the most iconic day walks in the park. This trek is on a shared service basis with other travellers. It is more challenging than the day before, but the walk provides excellent views of the park if weather permits. At the end of the way up you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the famous towers and a beautiful glacier lake. The walk will take approximately 7-8 hours return and the last 1 hour of the trek to the towers is steep and rocky. As with any trek, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the experience. (If this trek is too difficult, other options can be arranged at an additional cost. If the whole group is interested in a different or easier trek, this can be organised by your guide.) The whole experience of trekking in Patagonia will spoil you for most other trekking areas in the world – the scenery is really awe-inspiring. Blue glacial and ice-berg strewn lakes combine with dramatic granite peaks and snow covered mountains which lead to the Patagonian ice-cap. Please note, all treks are subject to weather conditions. Overnight in Hotel Las Torres or similar.
Day 10 - Return to El Calafate We drive for approximately 7-8 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 El Calafate in the 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 Imago Hotel or similar.
Day 11 - Trip concludes in El Calafate Trip concludes after breakfast in El Calafate.
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