Whether you’re after a far-flung wildlife experience or a gentle trip, we’ve selected our most popular adventures in Patagonia to give you an idea of what trip is right for you.
The trekking season in Patagonia is in full swing between November and March; A great time to explore this pristine and beautiful part of South America is when mild conditions prevail, and the forests bloom with fresh growth and flowers.
Patagonia’s territory spans the southernmost reaches of South America in both Chile and Argentina, where you can walk, trek, or watch wildlife along the way through majestic fjords, World Heritage-listed wilderness areas, and dynamic glacial parks. can.
Ready to enter the nature lover’s paradise? Here are our top picks for all types of travellers.
Comfortable day walks: Patagonia Adventure
Duration: 11 days
Grading: Introductory to moderate
The ideal introduction to Patagonia’s spectacular parks, without the need to commit to hiking. View from the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina to Los Glaciares National Park, where the famous 3,130m/10,269ft summits of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roye.
Continue across the border to Chile, take a cruise from Puerto Natales via the Balmaceda Glacier to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, where visitors can explore the vast pampas and forests on foot, home to herds of native South American guanacos.
The classic: Paine & Fitz Roy Trek
Duration: 15 days
High mountains, secluded lakes, and stunning glaciers set amidst beech forests and rolling meadows: this spectacular view sets the perfect backdrop for a trekking adventure in Patagonia’s most famous national parks, Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine.
Spend two weeks on the fully supported trek getting up close and personal to granite peaks that inspire climbers all over the world. Complete the famous W Trek, stay at the cozy iconic lodge, cruise the spectacular glaciers to the impressive glaciers, and watch a mighty condor soar overhead.
Self-guided: Torres del Paine
Duration: 8 days
Prefer to search at your own pace? Our self-guided trek through the classic ‘W’ route into the heart of Torres del Paine National Park gives you maximum flexibility with a full pack. This famous trek passes through dramatic volcanic peaks and hanging glaciers like a giant W across the Cordillera del Paine.
Take in the spectacular views of the three main valleys – the famous Towers, French Valley, and Gray Glacier – on foot and by boat. The park is open year-round, however, popular seasons are from October to April.
Into the wild: Traverse Patagonia, north to south
Duration: 15 days
Capturing the atmosphere of Bruce Chatwin’s travel classic In Patagonia, the tour travels from Coyhaique in the north to Puerto Natales in the south, mostly on foot and sometimes by boat.
Not only will you encounter some of the most picturesque and untouched national parks in the region, but you will also be among those to discover the recently opened pass between the shores of Lagoa O’Higgins (Chile) and Laguna del Desierto (Argentina). , which provides a unique insight to a side of Patagonia rarely visited by other trekkers. Traverse untouched national parks from the Southern Ice Cap to Towers of Pine, plus experience the iconic W Trek.
Off the beaten track: Fitz Roy Circuit & Ice Cap Traverse
Duration: 11 days
Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering / Exploratory Trek
If you’re looking for a remote and challenging trip that doesn’t involve any high altitude or climbing, that adventure ticks all the boxes: a spectacular wilderness trip in Patagonia that includes camping on a continental ice cap and ice field is included.
The trek into Los Glaciares National Park, which wraps around the Towers of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, offers jaw-dropping views of the rarely seen from this side. The 1:3 ratio of guides to participants and extra casual days is an excellent opportunity to complete the full circuit. Be a part of one of the wildest trekking experiences some people have had a trekking.