7 Days in Patagonia: Top 3 Recommendations

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With charming towns, breathtaking landscapes and excellent trekking routes, a holiday in Patagonia is just the right destination for intrepid souls. Skirting the most southern regions of Argentina and Chile, the diverse land of Patagonia offers an unmatched travel experience. You can explore some of the main highlights of the region, such as the Grey Glacier and Torres del Paine, within 7 days in Patagonia. If you plan a trip to this region, check out these Patagonia 7 days tours, spanning from 6 to 8 days, each guaranteeing an alluring adventure like no other.

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1. Ushuaia and EL Calafate Tour: 6 Days in Patagonia

Emblematic train of the End of the World.
Journey to the end of the world on the historic Train of the End of the World and navigate the picturesque Beagle Channel on Ushuaia trip.
La Leona Petrified Forest in El Calafate
Enter La Leona forest while you are on a 7 days trip to Patagonia that provides an other-worldly experience and is comparable to walking across a massive lunar surface.
Day 1 Arrival in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city.
Day 2 Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park and then navigate the Begale Channel.
Day 3 Leave for El Calafate from Ushuaia after enjoying the city on your own.
Day 4 Visit Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 5 Navigate the waters of Parque National Los Glaciares on a boat.
Day 6 Depart from El Calafate.

Combining Ushuaia and El Calafate, two fantastic destinations in Argentine Patagonia, this six-day group tour allows you to grasp the best of the region within a short period. Starting with Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy visiting Lapataia Bay and Lake Roca. The Ushuaia trip also includes a ride on the famous Train of the End of the World and a Beagle Channel navigation. Discover the beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier before ending the tour with a full-day boat exploration in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. See tours.

2. Exploring the Best of Torres del Paine- W circuit: 7 days in Patagonia

Blue lake on a snowy mountains with cloudy sky, Torres del Paine National
Torres del Paine National Park is best known as a hiker's paradise with its soaring mountains, and bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers.
Day 1 Enjoy a scenic bus ride from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales.
Day 2 Take a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 3 Hike to Las Torres Base, catch the view of lake Nordenskjold and Almirante Nieto.
Day 4 Trek in Los Cuernos starting from the base of Almirante Nieto Mount.
Day 5 Embark on the challenging Frances Valley trek.
Day 6 Hike to Grey Glacier Lookout admiring the views of Grey Lake.
Day 7 Ride back to Punta Arenas.

Adventure lovers would enjoy this Patagonia itinerary that lasts for one whole week and includes multiple nature treks around beautiful Argentina. This is a self-guided tour starting from Punta Arenas. A couple of bus rides later, when you will reach Torres del Paine, get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. As you hike to Las Torres Base, you will pass by the panoramic sight of Nordenskjold Lake. After that, meet the locals at the French Valley and ultimately reach Mirador Britanico, a fantastic viewpoint to admire six other majestic mountains. Head to the Grey Glacier Lookout before riding back to Punta Arenas. See tours.

3. Fitz Roy, El Chalten & Perito Moreno Glacier: 8 Days in Patagonia

Fitz Roy mountain aerial view.
El Chaltén is popular for its hiking trails leading to the surrounding peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy.
Wonderful landscapes with Mount Fitz in Los Glaciares National Park.
Los Glaciares National Park includes Perito Moreno and is best known for the dramatic icefalls from its front wall into Lake Argentino.
Day 1 Arrival in El Calafate and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Start your trek from El Chalten and spend the night in a camp.
Day 3 Trek to Laguna de Los Tres while enjoying the majestic views of Mount Fitz Roy.
Day 4 Walk to Cerro Torre trail and witness the beautiful Laguna Torre.
Day 5 Make your way to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and head back to El Chalten.
Day 6 Enjoy rafting and horseback riding in El Chalten before returning to El Calafate.
Day 7 Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 8 Drive to the airport to catch your flight home.

This is a fully guided tour starting and ending in El Calafate. The itinerary includes some of Argentina's biggest highlights, which you will cover on foot mostly. Take in the area’s beauty as you travel to El Chalten, a charming town in Los Glaciares National Park. View Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, two prominent summits, as well as the Perito Moreno Glacier, the only one of its kind glacier in the world that is advancing rather than retreating. Explore the stunning Laguna de Los Tres and climb along the Cerro Torre route, which passes through bogs, beech forests, and shrublands. Make the most of your tour with interesting Patagonia activities like rafting, horseback riding, and camping. See tours.

If you are thinking of taking a trip to Patagonia, check out our guide on planning a trip to Patagonia. So, here are our recommendations on some epic things to do in Patagonia. For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Patagonia.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on January 25, 2023

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