End of the Earth

Classic, Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience one of the world’s most pristine wilderness settings, this challenging two-week adventure packages the region’s essential highlights into one incredible journey. Explore Torres del Paine, encounter the Perito Moreno Glacier, and hike Glacier National Park. With years of local experience, we employ the region's best guides to reveal the extraordinary, bringing you to campsites that provide stunning views of Patagonia. Prepare to be awed.

What’s included

  • El Chaltén and Glacier National Park hike (full-day)
  • Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour
  • Torres del Paine National Park excursion including hikes with expert mountain guides
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Trek in glacier and torres del paine national parks
  • Marvel at perito moreno glacier
  • Visit the "end of the earth" in ushuaia
  • Savour the scenery in patagonia and sophistication in buenos aires

Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires As there are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, check into the hotel and enjoy the city. With any extra time, opt to visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show. Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Buenos Aires/El Chaltén Fly south to the province of Santa Cruz and the town of El Calafate before transferring overland to El Chaltén. Warm up for the upcoming hike with optional short treks to nearby lookouts or explore around town. Transport: Plane (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours)
Day 3 El Chaltén (1B) Enjoy an included full-day guided hike through the scenic terrain of lakes, tree covered trails and of course snow covered mountains. If lucky get a glimpse of Fitz Roy. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Guided Hike
Day 4 El Chaltén/El Calafate (1B) Enjoy a free morning before heading to the quaint little town of El Calafate. Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)
Day 5 El Calafate (1B) Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake and get different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier actually is up close. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
Day 6 El Calafate/Puerto Natales (1B) Continue the journey south along an unpaved road to the border of Chile. Spend a relaxing evening in scenic Puerto Natales before heading into spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. Explore the town, eat a hearty meal for energy, and rest well for the hike ahead. Do any last minute shopping here and rent all equipment required. Additional Notes: You can store belongings that you will not be require for the hike and a sleeping bag will provided. Any necessary hiking gear like poles, rain gear, etc can be rented in town. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Chile) Transport: Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 362km)
Day 7 Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D) Start exploring Torres del Paine by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 1 Transport: Cross the pampa Patagonica first on asphalt roads to Cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Continue by dirt road with some photo stops — views here are beautiful! Start checking for wildlife — lots of guanacos and (likely) condors, geese, and other birds as well. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 mins to the start point of the trek. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D) Cross lake Pehoe by ferry and trek to the French Valley, from the lookout point see the mountain range spread across the National Park. Take in the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys on the landscape. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 2 Transport: Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours)
Day 9 Torres del Paine/Puerto Natales (1B) Enjoy the last day in Torres del Paine NP and hike to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Gaze off into the distance admiring the scale of this immense glacier. In the afternoon return to Puerto Natales. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 3 Transport: Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Day 10 Puerto Natales/Ushuaia (1B) Take a bus south to Punta Arenas and cross into Argentina by bus, arrive in Ushuaia, 'the end of the earth'. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile) Transport: Local bus (12.00-15.00 hours, 831km)
Day 11 Ushuaia (1B) Additional Notes: Breeding season for the penguins is from November to March.
Day 12 Ushuaia (1B) Enjoy another free day to explore the area. Opt to take a boat cruise on the Beagle Channel to see penguins at Isla Martillo or enjoy a hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 13 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires (1B) Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt for a tango show and dinner. Transport: Plane (3.50 hour(s))
Day 14 Buenos Aires (1B) Depart at any time.
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