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Trekking In Patagonia

Best trails and lodges in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park

Tucked away in the southernmost corner of South America, Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of place. Avid hikers and nature lovers of all ages dream up a trip to this vast and remote park for years, or even decades.

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Argentina is a beguiling mix of modern cities and natural beauty. Starting in stylish capital Buenos Aires, you’ll be rewarded with stunning sidewalk restaurants, fashion boutiques and coffee-filled cafes where porteños (Buenos Aires locals) sip drinks and pass the time. Explore beyond Buenos Aires, and you’ll find personality-filled alternatives like Cordoba, Mendoza and Bariloche.

However, Argentina is perhaps best known for its many natural wonders. The south is home to glaciers and the mountains of Patagonia, the Andes mountain range runs along the border with Chile and the mighty Iguazu Falls thunder in the sub-tropical north. Argentina offers all types of adventure activity, from hiking to skiing – all surrounded by fascinating wildlife. This is a country with a wild side.

Think of Argentina and many visitors conjure up images of juicy, flame-grilled steaks and punchy red wines. Food and drink in Argentina is a joy, but there is much more to try than just the grill houses. Buenos Aires is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants and also provides fine pasta and pizza, but for a true treat, head into wine country around Mendoza, Salta or the Uco Valley for the best wine-tasting in South America.

Finally, you can’t mention Argentina without talking about its two cultural highlights – tango and football. Both are a way of life for Argentineans, so head to a tango salon and a football stadium for a taste of true Argentina.

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  • Tierra del Fuego

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  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is the mother of all Argentinian cities, with amazing French and Italian architecture, a food scene that covers much more than just steakhouses and nightlife that doesn’t get started until 2am...Read more
  • Mendoza


    Nestled amongst the foothills of the Andes in Argentina’s Cuyo region, Mendoza’s 300,000+ hectares of vineyards are responsible for up to 80% of the country’s wine production, including the famed Malbec red wine...Read more
  • Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls

    The mighty Iguazu Falls are awe-inspiring...Read more
  • Iberá Wetlands

    Iberá Wetlands

    As the second largest wetland in the world, the ecosystem here is rich in diverse species, including howler monkeys, maned wolves, river otters, both of Argentina’s caiman species and the biggest rodents in the world, capybaras...Read more
  • Uco Valley

    Uco Valley

    Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, this valley produces some of Argentina’s best wines, with a superb depth of flavour...Read more
  • Puerto Madryn

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  • Bariloche

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  • Perito Moreno

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  • El Calafate

    El Calafate

    The scenic town of El Calafate has many shops and eateries that offer products made from sweet Calafate berries, Patagonia’s famous fruit with many health benefits...Read more
  • El Chaltén

    El Chaltén

    El Chaltén is one of the most iconic granite monoliths in the world...Read more
  • Glaciers National Park

    Glaciers National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Glaciers National Park is home to more than 300 glaciers covering 217 miles, as well as mountain peaks, 15,000-year-old lakes and plenty of wildlife...Read more
  • Ushuaia

    Gateway to the Antarctic & South Atlantic
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Argentinian Highlights

Tango, wine and waterfalls
Approx. 9 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → Iguazu Falls (2) → Mendoza (2) → Uco Valley
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From Iguazu to Perito Moreno

Argentina north to south
Approx. 9 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → El Calafate (1) → Glaciers National Park (2) → Iguazu Falls (2) → Buenos Aires (1)
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Cross-border Patagonia

The wilds of Patagonia
Approx. 11 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → El Calafate (1) → Glaciers National Park (2) → Torres del Paine National Park (2) → Santiago (3)
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Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland
Approx. 11 days
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Puerto Madryn | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
Approx. 20 days
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Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Santiago | Punta Arenas | Drake Passage | Cape Horn | Torres del Paine | Puerto Edén | Castro | Valparaiso
Approx. 11 days
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Argentina & Chile Explorer

Buenos Aires | Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Bariloche
Approx. 10 days
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Chile & Argentina Wine Route

Santiago | Maipo Valley winery | Santa Rita vineyard | Mendoza | Luján de Cuyo wineries
Approx. 6 days
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