Patagonia Wilderness
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Trip code: ARPW

  • Adventure 5 out of 5
  • Relaxation 1 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Witness nature in action at the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Trek the Patagonian wilderness
  • Camp among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia
  • Explore the lakes and waterfalls of Torres del Paine National Park
  • Spot wildlife playing in the Beagle Channel
  • Visit the world's southernmost city
  • Wander the elegant streets of Buenos Aires

Trip Summary

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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.


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What will I be doing?

  • Days 1 to 2 (2 Days)

  • Days 3 to 5 (3 Days)

  • Days 6 to 10 (5 Days)

  • Days 11 to 15 (5 Days)

Days 1 to 2: 2 Days

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Destination info

Argentina is a South-American country with a great deal to offer. It provides a truly diverse range of attractions for visitors from high culture offered by the country’s museums, architecture and rich traditional art forms, to an energetic spectrum of activities including some of the best water and snow sports to be found in the world. A land of breath-taking beauty and dramatic vistas, Argentina offers the traveller an experience like no other.

  • Location: Buenos Aires to El Calafate

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 to 5: 3 Days

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Destination info

The long, thin expanse of land that occupies a significant proportion of South America’s western coast belongs to Chile. With over 2,700 miles of pacific coastline, Chile encapsulates a magnificent variety of geographical features, with rugged glacial features in the Patagonian South, and the world’s driest desert (Atacama) to the north.

  • Location: Perito Moreno Glacier to El Calafate

Days 3-5 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 6 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 to 10: 5 Days

Next Leg

Destination info

The long, thin expanse of land that occupies a significant proportion of South America’s western coast belongs to Chile. With over 2,700 miles of pacific coastline, Chile encapsulates a magnificent variety of geographical features, with rugged glacial features in the Patagonian South, and the world’s driest desert (Atacama) to the north.

  • Location: Torres del Paine National Park to Punta Arenas

Days 7-9 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 to 15: 5 Days

Destination info

Argentina is a South-American country with a great deal to offer. It provides a truly diverse range of attractions for visitors from high culture offered by the country’s museums, architecture and rich traditional art forms, to an energetic spectrum of activities including some of the best water and snow sports to be found in the world. A land of breath-taking beauty and dramatic vistas, Argentina offers the traveller an experience like no other.

  • Location: Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

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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What's included?

  • Orientation walk - Buenos Aires
  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Calafate
  • All activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  • Accommodation
  • 13 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

What's not included?

  • All other flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • All other meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money
  • Tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!

 

Accommodation

Basic hotels (8 nts), bed & breakfast (3 nts), camping (3 nts)

 

Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we are arriving prior to normal check in time. However this is not always possible which means we will not be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

 

On our nights camping we will be in twin share tents that we set up and dismantle ourselves. A foam camping mattress is provided. Bathroom facilities are available in the campsite with communal showers and bathroom separated by sex.

 

Meals

While travelling with us you will experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialties so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat generally not all meals are included in the trip price.

 

This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though.

 

The meals included are; 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners. Allow USD $500 for meals not included. 

 

Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

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