Patagonia Trekking

Highlights

Savour Chilean culture in Santiago, Admire Chile's landscapes in Punta Arenas, Camp in the heart of the Patagonian wild, Trek past Patagonia's dramatic granite pillars, sparkling lakes and gushing waterfalls, Be amazed by the blue hues of the Perito Moreno Glacier, Absorb Argentina's passion in Buenos Aires

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Visit South America and travel to Patagonia - a fascinating region in the far south of Chile and Argentina, rich in natural beauty, dramatic vistas and cosmopolitan cities oozing with passion and culture. Feel the contrast as you trek the W Hike through the Patagonian wilderness and explore the urban metropolis of Santiago. From camping near the end of the earth and witnessing gargantuan glaciers to indulging in the modernity of Buenos Aires, this trip will reward those with a sense of adventure, an appreciation of nature and an interest in diversity.

Itinerary

Day 1 Santiago
Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.
Day 2 Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales
Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas is now a vibrant port city with plenty of museums, historic sites and shops to keep you entertained. Seated on the shores of a beautiful lake, Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park and a great place to relax in one of the many quaint local restaurants.
Days 3-6 Torres del Paine National Park/W Hike
Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Days 7-8 El Calafate/Perito Moreno Glacier
Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino.
Days 9-10 Buenos Aires
Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.