Best of Patagonia: National Park Tours, Glacier Cruise, Hiking & Horseback Riding Options
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Explore Argentina and Chile’s most iconic destinations on Say Hueque’s Best of Patagonia 9-day adventure. Walk beside Perito Moreno Glacier and take a boat cruise along its 60m face. Hike or horse ride in the Patagonian Andes and take in the spectacular scenery of Fitz Roy and Chalten. Stunning mountain vistas, enormous glaciers and hiking trails abound in South America’s favorite region, Patagonia.
This 9-day itinerary may be optionally extended if you would like to stay a couple of extra nights in Patagonia.
Please note, you may customize this trip and choose from a variety of accommodation levels that range from mountain lodges, charming 4-star hotels to simple bed and breakfasts (or multi-share mountain hostels).
Highlights include: * El Calafate * El Chalten * Torres del Paine National Park * Puerto Natales * Perito Moreno Glacier * Lake Argentino * Mount Fitz Roy * Mount Torre
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
Transfers to/from Buenos Aires may be arranged for an additional fee. Check with our reservations team for flight costs at time of booking.
This trip may be customized to suit your dates and budget. Please contact us for further information.
Day 1:El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
Upon arrival in El Calafate, you will be taken to your selected hotel. We highly recommend visiting the bird reserve, Nimez Lagoon, for sunset.
Day 2:Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier. Inside Los Glaciares National Park, you will take the route surrounding Lago Argentino where, 80km from El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier lies imposing with its 60-meter high ice walls. Follow the paths that lead you to face the glacier and get different impressive views of it while continuous detachments and constant ice breaking noise echoes in the site. Return to the hotel in the evening. Restaurants really offer quality and service; we recommend trying the famous “Cordero al Asador”.
Day 3:Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours. We recommend taking the navigation to Upsala & Onelli Glaciers.
Day 4:El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. Morning bus ride to El Chalten. Upon arrival at noon; accommodation in your selected hotel. Enjoy any of the short visits or walks from the village. We highly recommend preparing your food and backpack for day 4, multiple trekking options are waiting.
Day 5:Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the path to the foot of Mount Fitz Roy: Laguna Los Tres.
Day 6:Viedma Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the navigation and trekking at Viedma Glacier.
Day 7:El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the path to the foot of Mount Torre: Laguna & Glacier Torre, as it takes less time. You will board your bus back to El Calafate at 6pm. Accommodation.
Day 8:Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. After a ride of almost 3 hours, you will cross the international border between Argentina and Chile, and continue the tour inside the park. You will visit highlights such as Sarmiento Lake, Amarga Lagoon, Lago Nordenkjold, Pehoe Lake, Salto Chico, Paine's Horns and, finally, Grey Glacier where you will be provided with a box lunch (included) after a short trek to a close lookout point. The tour will leave you at your selected hotel in Puerto Natales.
Day 9:El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal.
The Tour Does Not Include: National Park Entrance Fees (Los Glaciares $15; Torres del Paine $28); International or domestic flights; Guides during your days at leisure in El Chalten (We are not including any organized trekking as paths are marked so there is no need of hiring any guide).
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