- duration 12 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 1250 meters
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Tour Code BM-10537
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Hike the classic Torres del Paine WTrek, one of the most famous treks in Patagonia
- Famous Cerro Torre & Monte Fitz Roy Trek and picturesque mountain village El Chaltén
- Visit the huge Perito Moreno Glacier and take a boat ride across the Argentino Lake
- Discover the Patagonian pampa, gauchos & condors
On relaxing daily guided hikes through the most beautiful national parks of the region, explore natural miracles and the mountain world of Patagonia and dive into a world of granite rock and ice. Admire the famous Grey Glacier and take a boat ride to the deep blue-shining Perito Moreno Glacier. Learn more about this impressive ice field of the southern hemisphere.
Soak up some of the cultural highlights as well, and enjoy tasty Argentinian steaks and a glass of Malbec, the traditional red wine.
Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Natales
Day 2: Torres del Paine NP - Torres del Paine Granite Needles
Day 3: Trek to Los Cuernos
Day 4: Trek to the French Valley
Day 5: Trek to the Viewpoint Grey Glacier - Puerto Natales
Day 6: Puerto Natales - El Calafate
Day 7: El Calafate - El Chaltén
Day 8: El Chaltén - Laguna Torre Trek / Cerro Torre Lookout
Day 9: Trek to Laguna de los tres - Monte Fitz Roy Lookout
Day 10: El Chaltén - Optional Trips
Day 11: El Chaltén - El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12: Back to Puerto Natales
- Accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park: 3 nights in a Lodge/Refugio with shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms, sleeping bags are included.
- Accommodation in Puerto Natales, El Calafate & El Chaltén: 8 nights in hotels/hosterias in double rooms with private bathroom
- Local English and Spanish speaking certified trekking guide for Torres del Paine (Day 2 - 5)
- Local English and Spanish speaking certified guide for El Chaltén (Day 8 and 9) and during the excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier (Day 11)
- Meals: 11 x breakfast, 5 x box lunch, 3 x dinner
- Transport: all public and private transfers as per detailed itinerary
- Boat ride: Catamaran on Pehoe Lake and across Argentino Lake
- Entry fees to the Torres del Paine National Park and to the Los Glaciares National Park
- Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and VHF-equipment
- Single supplement
- International and domestic airfare and airport charges
- Not appointed meals and beverages
- Optional trips (e.g. on Day 10)
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Earn US$ 122+ in travel credits.
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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 InformationThe group size for this trip has a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12. Individual and/or private tours/departure dates are available on request. The offered departure dates include the possibility of booking other people. Best season: from October to April Good physical fitness is a necessary requirement for this tour. You should be able to walk with your day pack up to 68 hours a day with some strenuous ascents and descents. The equipment for your personal items has to be carried by yourself (rain gear, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, cap, photo camera, lunch and water for the day, in Torres del Paine in addition vanity bag, extraset of clothes). All the rest of your luggage, which you do not need on the Torres del Paine trekking, will stay locked at your guesthouse in Puerto Natales. If the refugios (lodges) are booked out, you will spend the night in 2 person tents, rented from the lodge; sleeping bag and camping mat are included.
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.