Patagonia Wilderness

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Become an adventurer in the wilds of Patagonia - one of the most remote and beautiful environments in the world. From the tango bars and heaving streets of Buenos Aires, head to the striking mountain scenery, vast open plains, dramatic ice fields and advancing glaciers of Patagonia. Trek to the spectacular Laguna Torre and the iconic Torres del Paine, hike glaciers and visit the quirky towns at the end of the world.

Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires

With Latin passion, European elegance, Buenos Aires captures hearts with its distinctive style. Launch into this buzzing, cosmopolitan city on an orientation walk. At night, perhaps feast on a famous Argentine steak or kick back at a streetside cafe with a glass of Mendoza malbec.

Day 2 El Calafate

Fly south to El Calafate, the gateway to the Glacier National Park, on the shores of Lago Argentino.

Days 3-4 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Chalten/Glacier National Park

Admire one of the world’s few advancing glaciers and watch as huge shards of ice crack and collapse into the freezing water below. Continue to El Chalten, the base for a hike to Laguna de Los Tres to see the magnificent peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy.

Day 5 El Calafate

On the final day in the Glacier National Park, hike to Laguna Torre to see the majestic spire of 3,128 m Cerro Torres rising out of the misty valley, before returning to El Calafate in the evening.

Days 6-9 Torres del Paine National Park/Puerto Natales

Chilean Patagonia is a dramtic landscape of sparkling lakes, icy glaciers, rushing waterfalls, looming, granite pillars, and herds of wild guanacos. On clear days, there will be breathtaking views of the Towers of Paine, the park’s most famous sight. Leave the park and travel to Puerto Natales.

Day 10 Punta Arenas

Unravel the intriguing history of a city that's close to the end of the world. Once an important stop along the Californian gold rush route, it has attracted explorers and fortune-seekers. Visit the hillside cemetery to see the crypts of the city’s ladies and gentlemen and be sure to sample some local seafood dishes - said to be the finest in Chile.

Days 11-13 Ushuaia

Visit the world’s southernmost city and cruise along the Beagle Channel to watch the marine wildlife playing along the shores of the small islands.

Days 14-15 Buenos Aires

Return to Argentina’s capital and perhaps stay on after this adventure ends to soak up the city’s electric atmosphere. Stoll through the unique barrios (neighbourhoods), such as colonial San Telmo or Recoleta, home to many interesting museums. Fashionistas will love the city’s shops and boutiques, and restaurants will satisfy culinary cravings. Why not stay up late to dance the sensual tango in a musical milonga? There is no shortage of fun to be had in Buenos Aires!

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