Patagonia Argentina
Destinations Destinations
Patagonia, Argentina
El Calafate, El Chaltén, Glaciers National Park
Activity Activity
Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Family
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy
Season Season
September - April

Good to know

  • Flexible departure dates
  • Expert guided excursions
  • Customisable itinerary – change days and activities as required
  • Hassle-free logistics and transfers
  • Quality assured hotels

An eight day tour to the absolute highlights of Argentinean Patagonia. You'll spend time in the sleepy and remote towns of El Calafate and Chalten, before entering the magnificent Glaciers National Park for several days of easy-going and fully-guided day hikes. See the impressive Mt Fitzroy up close and explore the magical Patagonian landscapes while returning to the comfort of your hotel each night. The trip ends with a cruise to the face of Perito Moreno glacier where you'll witness the spectacle of vast blocks of ice calving from the glacier's south wall.

This is a private tour with a fully customisable itinerary: all locations, hotels and activities can be tailored to your requirements. A Chimu Adventures adviser will be happy to help – get in touch now for free advice.

Suggested Itinerary

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Chimu Adventures travel expert will be happy to advise.

You'll be met by a Chimu Adventures driver at Calafate airport or your hotel for the road transfer to your hotel in El Chalten.

Day hike to Pliegue Tumbado

Enjoy a moderate, guided hike through Glaciers National Park. After roughly two hours of gentle ascent through beautiful forests and mountain landscapes you'll reach Pliegue Tumbado with spectacular views of the entire area: Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre Glacier, Viedma Lake and, in the distance, the vast Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the source of the park's glaciers.

Return to your hotel for a relaxing soak in the tub and a well-earned home-cooked meal.

Includes: breakfast, lunch
Day hike to Mt Fitz Roy

After a hearty breakfast you'll set off on a scenic 18 km drive before starting a guided hike through stunning landscapes of forest, mountains and glaciers. It's a moderate climb until you're rewarded with views of Laguna de Los Tres, one of Patagonia's most iconic vistas. You'll descend via a different route, eventually returning to your Chalten hotel to relax, unwind and enjoy an evening meal.

Includes: breakfast, lunch

Today is free to spend at your leisure exploring El Chalten and the surroundings. Speak to a Chimu Adventures travel advisor for optional excursions.

Includes: breakfast
Day hike to Laguna Torres

Enjoy another day of moderate, guided hiking through incredible Patagonian landscapes. The hike winds through a river canyon, past beautiful waterfalls and up to a viewpoint overlooking Cerro Torre, one of the climbing world's most revered mountains. Along the way your guide will teach you all about the area's rich flora and fauna and fascinating geological history.

Includes: breakfast, lunch
El Chalten to El Calafate

You'll be collected from your hotel for a three-hour picturesque journey to El Calafate and transfer to your comfortable hotel. Spend the rest of the day unwinding from the journey, exploring the peaceful town and its glorious surroundings, before enjoying one of the many fantastic restaurants.

Includes: breakfast
Perito Moreno South Wall cruise

There's a real treat waiting on the second-to-last day of your trip. You'll be collected from your hotel after breakfast for a journey into Glaciers National Park to see the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier is more than two miles wide and averages 74 metres above the surface of Lake Argentino. It is one of the very few glaciers in the world that continues to advance and if you are lucky you may see the glacier calving as vast masses of ice break away from the glacier wall and collapse into the water. En-route you'll stop at the pier for a short cruise to the south wall of the glacier. It's only from the water that you can appreciate the true scale of the glacier, getting almost within the vast icebergs that it discharges into the lake. The boat stops at a close but safe distance from the glacier affording spectacular views of the immense ice wall.

There is the option of extending your trip with a guided hike onto the glacier itself - speak to a Chimu Adventures advisor for more information.

Includes: breakfast, lunch

On the final day of your trip you'll be collected from your hotel after breakfast for a transfer to the airport and your onward destination.

More time? Want to extend or customise this trip? Get in touch with a Chimu Adventures advisor who will be happy to advise.

Includes: breakfast

What people are saying

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Lil Ganly & Ted Lourey
01/11/2016

We just have returned from a trip to Argentina and Brazil, organised by Chimu Adventures. We had a delightful holiday. Exciting, breathtaking, homely, comfortable, well-structured and enticing. Everything went without worry or hitch. Transfers were seamless, flights coordinated, accommodation very comfortable, locations central.

Patagonia Argentina

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Seven nights in carefully selected, quality-assured hotels.

Included Guided excursions

Expert guided excursions with bi-lingual guide.

Included All meals

All hotel breakfasts and box lunches while on day hikes. Your guides will be happy to offer local restaurant recommendations in each destination.

Included Ground transfers

All ground transfers and airport connections with a private driver and comfortable car or minivan.

Not included Insurance

Travel insurance is not included.

Days

8

From only

$1,420 pp

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