-Enjoy vibrant Buenos Aires
-Visit a glacier museum and Glaciobar
-Explore Argentinian Patagonia
-Take in Perito Moreno Glacier by land and water
-Trek the Laguna de Los Tres
-Hike to a Condor & Eagle Viewpoint
Ready for an adventure of a lifetime?
Come spend a night in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before boarding a flight to the Patagonia region of Argentina. Get acquainted with your new surroundings and then spend the second half trekking through the mountains.
You’ll find yourself surrounded by mountains and glaciers at every turn in Patagonia, making this one of the most unique places in the entire world!
Trip begins at Ezeiza International Airport at 2:00 pm.
Please book arrival flight for a few hours before this time.
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at El Calafate Airport (FTE) at 12:00 pm.
Please book departure flight for a few hours after this time.
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, your Trip Leader will pick you up and whisk you off to your hotel.
Explore Buenos Aires, known as a city of contrasts. This large city has strong cultural, artistic, and sports communities. You’ll also find a wide range of cuisine waiting to be tried. And don’t forget about the vibrant nightlife, highlighted by the Argentine ballroom dance staple, the milonga.
Join your new friends for our first dinner together at a local restaurant and begin to settle into your surroundings.
After breakfast, take an included domestic flight to El Calafate in southern Argentina where your Patagonian adventures will begin.
Visit the Glaciarium museum to learn all about these ice formations, and top it off with a stop at the Glaciobar to enjoy an included beverage.
This evening is free for you to explore the town and taste some of the local gastronomy.
After breakfast, drive from El Calafate to the Perito Moreno Glacier. The drive will take you on a beautiful route around the edge of Lake Argentino. Don’t worry, we’ll make several stops for photographs along the way. In addition to the stunning landscape, it is not unusual to see condors or eagles flying over the area.
After a little bit of hiking, we’ll board a boat for an up-close look at the southern face of the glacier. The vessel sails slowly making frequent stops to allow you to marvel at the fascinating shapes and spectrum of colors.
Return to El Calafate for some dinner and to wander around the town.
Today we will travel from El Calafate to our next location of El Chaltén, located 3.5 hours away. Along the way, keep an eye out the window…there are mountains and glaciers at every turn, which is what makes this corner of Patagonia so unique.
Once in El Chaltén, stretch your legs with a stroll around the town with your Trip Leader and take in the views of the famous Mount Fitz Roy.
Grab dinner as a group before heading in for the night. Tomorrow begins our epic hiking adventure, so rest up!
Good morning! After breakfast, head to the trailhead at El Pilar, north of town. Begin your trek in a dense forest that protects us from the winds coming off the Continental Ice Field.
This is an all-day trek, covering 13 miles (22 kilometers), lasting 10-12 hours through some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world.
The first ~6 miles (10 kilometers) of hiking are quite flat and gentle. This should take 3-4 hours as you enjoy majestic views of Fitz Roy, Los Tres glacier, and its lagoon. You will arrive at Poincenot base camp and begin your ascent to the top of Fitz Roy. These 2 kilometers are challenging, climbing over 400 meters of elevation on a rocky trail.
Enjoy lunch at the summit before descending back to base camp. If you are physically unable to get to the top, you can rest here and wait for the group before completing the hike.
En route, we go past some varying landscapes, crystal clear streams and pass by Laguna Capri, a favorite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon, we’ll drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located, and walk all the way back to the hotel.
After such an exciting day, why not relax in the town with a beer at a microbrewery or a hot chocolate with some homemade cake!?
We leave the center of El Chaltén by crossing over the bridge of the Fitz Roy River, then continue along to the National Park offices. From here, we’ll pick up the trailhead and walk up the path to the first viewpoint, which is perfect for admiring the impressive granite peaks and glaciers that lie just beyond the town of El Chaltén.
The other viewpoint, Las Aguilas, is not far away with just 30 minutes between the two. After a gentle stroll along the path, you’ll be able to admire the vastness of the Patagonian desert and the immensity of Lake Viedma.
Say goodbye to your new friends and take included transportation back to the El Calafate airport to catch your flight back home.
Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you are extending your stay in Argentina.
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Optional activities and associated transportation are not included.
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