Antarctica & Arctic
An active group trip exploreing the most breathtaking and scenic landscapes in Southern Patagonia, a true hiker's paradise
Destinations > Argentina > Active Patagonia
12 nights accommodation, meals as indicated transportation, domestic flights and activities as specified, and services of a tour leader throughout
NOTE: This group trip is based on a maximum of 16 participants and will be accompanied by a tour leader provided there are eight people travelling together. Groups of less than eight people will be escorted by a local English speaking guide.
Selected Dates; 10 Feb '19 - 29 Feb '20
Hike to the basecamp of the Fitz Roy Mount in Argentina, hike to Las Torres viewpoint with its spectacular natural amphitheatre at the bottom of the vertical granite towers in Torres del Paine National Park, hike through the subantarctic forests of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and visit the "End of the World" in Ushuaia.
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The majestic landscape of Torres del Paine
Hike to the base of Fitz Roy Mount
Isolated and mystical Tierra del Fuego
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Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Meet your tour leader and enjoy an afternoon city tour, exploring the most icon sites of this cosmopolitan city.
Fly to El Calafate. Drive across the Patagonian steppe to el Chalten, a charming mountain village and the getaway to the Fitz Roy Massif. (B)
Today you have your first hike to the base-camp of the Fitz Roy Mount. You ascend up a gentle slope with fantastic views over the Fitz Roy Mount and Piedras Blancas glacier. The trail leads to banks of Blanco River, use by most trekking expeditions as a base-camp. Optional walk (400 metres uphill) to Laguna de Los Tres, an emerald lagoon surrounded by stunning glaciers. You head down to Capri Lagoon, before returning to the hotel in Chalten (7 hours). (B)(L)
Today’s hike starts from the village taking you through the unique landscape of the Fitz Roy Valley. You hike through ‘Lenga’ forest until reaching a viewpoint, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of Cerro Torre, its glaciers and the Adela’s cord. The hike continues to Torre Lagoon where you pause for a picnic, while taking in the magnificent views. Head back to El Chalten for your transfer to El Calafate. (B)(L)
Full day excursion to the Glaciares National Park to visit one of the world’s natural wonders, the Perito Moreno Glacier. Covering more than four square kilometres, this icefield is breathtaking. (B)
Depart from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy the spectacular landscape of the Patagonian steppe, where plenty of wildlife can be seen. Cross the border at Cancha Carrera, before arriving at your hotel. The landscape is dominated by a colossal granite massif of smooth rock towers and icy pinnacles. (B)
Drive to Laguna Amarga. Continue up the slopes of the Almirante Nieto Mount and reach Chileno Refuge, the trail leads to Las Torres base-camp through an unforgettable forest landscape. Continue hiking to reach Las Torres viewpoint, an amazing natural amphitheatre at the bottom of the vertical granite towers that reaches 2800m (8 hours). (B)(L)
Enjoy a free day to explore Torres del Paine National Park. (B)
You head south to the fishing town of Puerto Natales. Enjoy this picturesque village and continue to Punta Arenas. (B)
Travel by bus and ferry across the Magellan Strait to Rio Grande, in the Island of Tierra del Fuego. Continue further south and obverse the dramatic changes in the scenery until you reach Ushuaia, nicknamed the “End of the World”. (B)
Drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Enjoy a beautiful subantarctic forest hike and a canoe ride across Lapataia Bay. (B) (L)
Enjoy a morning boat trip on the Beagle Channel, before transferring to the airport. (B)
Transfer to the airport. (B)
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