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A 10 day trip to Patagonia that proposes a very complete tour to the south of Argentina. On this trip you will be able to enjoy the diversity of landscapes of the region and the different and complementary attractions that will make your trip a unique tour around this part of the world.
You will be able to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, go trekking in El Chaltén: National Capital of Trekking and visit the southernmost city of the continent, Ushuaia. From here you will be able to visit unique circuits and live an adventure you won’t forget.
The 10 days in the Surprising Patagonia trip begins at your arrival at the airport or bus terminal. Upon arrival our guide will pick you up at the airport and accompany you to your chosen hotel. This afternoon is free for activities on your own. Among the places to visit, we recommend you to visit the Historical Interpretation Centre of El Calafate, have a coffee or an aperitif by the Nímez Bay and enjoy the views over the Argentino Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. Throughout the day in Los Glaciares National Park, you will have the best panoramic views of the Glacier walking the walkways of La Costa, El Bosque, Inferior and Medio. We recommend as an optional short sail on Lake Argentino and if you are an active traveller, replace this excursion for a trekking on the Glacier. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will take a bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén for approximately 4 hours. El Chaltén is a small and very picturesque village, located in the Cordillera de los Andes, at the foot of the mountain. There you will find the entrance to the trails for some of the best hiking circuits in the country. In the afternoon we recommend visiting the Chorrillo del Salto and enjoying a craft beer in the bars of the village, where the atmosphere and the energy generated by the climbers is simply magical.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the National Capital of Trekking. We recommend you to start by visiting the base of Cerro Fitz Roy. At the end of the village begins the path where this beautiful trek starts. It is a trekking of medium difficulty and of approximately eight hours lenght, since the duration depends on the physical condition of each one. The ideal is to get to Laguna de los Tres, from where you will have the best view of the Fitz Roy. The trail offers intermediate panoramic points and there are short options for those who do not want to walk so much. If you want to get to Laguna de los Tres, you should keep in mind that the last hour of the ascent will be a bit more demanding, but with patience and time you will enjoy it a lot.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to continue enjoying El Chaltén and its beautiful landscapes. For this day we recommend the hike to Cerro Torre, which lasts 6 to 7 hours and can also be done on your own. This trail is of low difficulty and unlike the previous one, it goes along the Fitz Roy River until you reach the Laguna Torre, from where you will have a breathtaking view of the Cerro Torre.
From El Chaltén to El Calafate Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in El Chaltén. In the afternoon, you will take the bus back to El Calafate to continue your trip in Patagonia. Overnight in El Calafate.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time our guide will pick you up at the hotel to accompany you to El Calafate airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival at the airport in Tierra del Fuego, our guide will accompany you to the hotel in this new city. Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the continent, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel. This afternoon you can take the opportunity to walk along the waterfront and if you want to extend the tour a little more, it is a good option to walk around Encerrada Bay and its Natural Reserve. Accommodation in Ushuaia. ** As an optional, we suggest you to hire a navigation through the waters of the Beagle Channel. Among the various options, we recommend visiting Martillo Island to observe a natural reserve of penguins. **
This day we will visit the Emeralda Lagoon. We will start with a beautiful hike on the island of Tierra del Fuego. This is a moderate hike that will take us through wonderful landscapes shaped by the Fuegian Forest and the typical vegetation of the area. In addition, the incredible views offered by the hills of the place will give the ideal frame to enjoy the day with landscapes of mountains and glaciers around. This hike takes approximately 6 hours. On the way back you will have time to continue enjoying the beauty of Ushuaia.
We will start our 4WD adventure on our way to Lake Fagnano, one of the largest and most important lakes in Argentina. Throughout this 4WD excursion, we will cross the Fuegian Forest on a circuit specially designed for this activity, with obstacles and terrain that can only be accessed by adapted vehicles. Finally we will reach the shores of the lake and the post where we will stop for rest and lunch. There we will enjoy a delicious traditional barbecue in a totally warm and informal atmosphere and in the afternoon, depending on the weather, you can enjoy a short canoe ride. Return to Ushuaia in the afternoon.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for optional activities. At appropriate time you will be escorted by our guide to the airport for your next flight. End of the itinerary. We invite you to continue choosing itineraries in Argentina and continue combining this itinerary with any other destination of your choice, continue browsing our site to extend your trip.
Flights are not included in the cost of the travel package. However, we understand the importance of providing a seamless travel experience, and our team is happy to assist you in obtaining flight quotes. Simply let us know your departure city and preferred travel dates, and we will gladly provide you with a competitive airfare quote to complement your vacation package.
While 10 days is a relatively short amount of time to fully explore the vast and diverse region of Patagonia, it is the perfect time to experience some of its highlights. With careful planning, you can visit a few key destinations, such as Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. You may also be able to fit in some popular activities like hiking, wildlife watching, and glacier exploration. If you'd like to make the most of your time in Patagonia, you may consider extending your trip to include a visit to the stunning Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. This park is known for its iconic granite towers, vibrant blue lakes, and diverse wildlife. Adding a few extra days for this extension would allow you to further immerse yourself in the beauty of Patagonia and make your journey even more memorable.
This trip includes accommodation in El Calafate, El Chaltén and Ushuaia. The starting from price shown includes accommodation in hostels, but you can ask for upgrades to Inn, Superior and Luxury hotels. The hotels included in this package by default are: Calafate Hostel, Rancho Grande and Los Cormoranes.