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Wild Patagonia for Hikers

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5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts El Calafate, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Travel to the remote village of El Chalten
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Park
  • Discover Tierra del Fuego National Park
Get ready to hike to the bottom of the world in this Patagonia tour. This tour offers the chance to discover Patagonia's glaciers and mountain, lakes and rivers, forests and hiking trails like never before, all the while enjoying the sight of the unique floras and faunas that call this place home.

Visit El Chalten, the famed Argentine capital of trekking, located at the foot of Fitz Roy Mountain and surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forests. Enjoy a full-day excursion of Torres del Paine National Park, located amidst soaring cliffs, blue icebergs and golden pampas rich in wildlife.

Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the major tourist attractions of the region and one of the few glaciers in the world that is advancing even as most glaciers in the world are shrinking in size. Named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, the glacier is fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which is part of the Andes system.

Cross the Strait of Magellan and keep driving south until you finally reach Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Savour the natural beauty of Patagonia like never before in this 16-day tour.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: El Calafate – El Chalten
  • Day 2: A self-guided hike in El Chalten
  • Day 3: El Chalten
  • Day 4: El Chalten: Hiking in Chalten, a spectacular experience
  • Day 5: El Chalten – El Calafate
  • Day 6: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
  • Day 7: El Calafate
  • Day 8: Torres del Paine tour – travel to Chile
  • Day 9: Base of the Torres del Paine
  • Day 10: Trek to the French Valley
  • Day 11: Grey Glacier – Puerto Natales
  • Day 12: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas
  • Day 13: Ushuaia: The City at the End of the World
  • Day 14: Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Day 15: Cruise along the Beagle Channel
  • Day 16: Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All transfers mentioned, including airport pickups and drop offs
  • Hotel accommodation for 12 nights and 3 nights of camping
  • Breakfasts
  • Round trip bus service: El Calafate to El Chalten and back
  • One way bus service: Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
  • One way bus service: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International or domestic flights
  • National park entrance fees
  • Guided hiking in El Chalten: most trails are clearly marked and well-maintained. However, if you'd prefer to be accompanied by a local guide, let us know beforehand
  • Travel / medical insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Peter Finch
  • On Sep 11 2018
5 - Excellent
Enjoyed the hiking
Hi Marcela,I identified this tour organizer from an internet search for Patagonia Tours. I then read some of the positive ratings from other travelers. I decided to book through it because of a) positive reviews from other... Read more
  • Chuck And Jeanne Zimmerman
  • On Sep 01 2018
5 - Excellent
Highly recommended
This tour operator provided us with a customized itinerary with hotels that exactly matched our request for a mix of sight-seeing in Argentina and hiking in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile). All travel arrangements and tours were... Read more
  • Nila Bhaumik
  • On Dec 02 2017
5 - Excellent
Fabulous trip
Dear Marcela,Thank you for the email. I have already reviewed your company on the general site, will add comments to the forum too. I first learned about the company from the Internet - reviews and trip advisor. I decided to... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationPassport, Visa and Vaccinations It is the responsibility of the client to be in possession of a valid passport, visa permits, inoculations and preventive medicines as may be required for the duration of the tour. Information about these matters or related items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of Say Hueque. COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Group tours will be reduced to smaller sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Argentina?

    Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.

  • Is Argentina expensive to visit?

    Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.

  • How many days do you need in Argentina?

    We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.

  • Do they speak English in Argentina?

    English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish. 

  • What is considered rude in Argentina?

    Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous. 

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