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Argentina Highlights of Patagonia Hiking

Scenic Lakes, the Perito Moreno Glacier & Buenos Aires

 

The vibrant glacial waters and cathedral-like peaks of Patagonia beg to be experienced up close, and this multi-sport itinerary lets you truly immerse yourself in the region's dazzling beauty. Explore the striking Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina's verdant Lake District. Take in arresting views of legendary Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre during treks through Los Glaciares National Park. Ride horses through the Andean foothills at a traditional Estancia. Sail across Lago Argentino for an unforgettable view of the Perito Moreno glacier, and then walk the extensive footbridges along the glacier´s front walls. Finish your trip in beautiful, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

  • Visit the marbled city of Ashgabat and its legendary everything-from-carpets-to-camels bazaar

  • Take in the stunning natural beauty of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy massif

  • Go horseback riding along a lake and through dunes

Arrive:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Duration:

11 Days

Activity Level:

3

Departures:

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Price: from $6,895

  • Welcome to Buenos Aires

    Day 1

    Arrive in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Meet your MT Sobek representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the Recoleta neighborhood. After an orientation, explore the traditional neighborhoods of the city by foot, stopping to see the Plaza de Mayo, as well as the art district of San Telmo, with its lively street fair. Gather in the evening for a welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Loi Suites Recoleta-Buenos Aires

    Loi Suites Recoleta-Buenos Aires

    This high-end hotel is located in one of the most elegant areas of the city, steps from Eva Peron's grave at the Recoleta Cemetery and walking distance from museums, galleries, shopping, historical architecture, and parks. Rooms are sober yet stylish, with comfortable beds, fast Wi-Fi, and other modern amenities. The property also features a restaurant and pool.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Fly to Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District

    Day 2

    Board a morning flight to Bariloche. Bordering a glacial lake and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, Bariloche is one of the most celebrated towns in Argentina's Lake District. Stroll the beautiful promenade and see the town´s civic center. After lunch at one of the typical restaurants, check in to your cozy hotel on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a few miles away from Bariloche. In the evening, enjoy the hotel's traditional Argentinian restaurant, where dishes are cooked in a clay oven or on the grill.

    Accommodation: Aldebaran Hotel-Peninsula San Pedro

    Enjoy the peaceful solitude of Patagonia from this 10-room boutique hotel tucked away in the forested Peninsula San Pedro with stunning views of the pristine Nahuel Huapi. Rooms exude a subtle elegance and are framed by epic lake and mountain views, and their intimate restaurant Sirius serves locally sourced, organic Argentinean food. A relaxing, one-of-a-kind stay in a gorgeous natural setting.

    Transportation: 1-hour flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Kayak Gutierrez Lake & Forest Hike

    Day 3

    After breakfast, depart for a kayaking adventure on Gutierrez Lake, a protected lake at the foothills of the Cathedral mountain range. Begin at the idyllic Estancia Pehuma Hue ranch and paddle on flat water following the shoreline. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine beach before returning to the ranch, where easy lakeside trails afford great views of the lake. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy free time to relax. Dinner is on your own at the lodge or one of the many fine restaurants in Bariloche.

    Accommodation: Aldebaran Hotel-Peninsula San Pedro

    Enjoy the peaceful solitude of Patagonia from this 10-room boutique hotel tucked away in the forested Peninsula San Pedro with stunning views of the pristine Nahuel Huapi. Rooms exude a subtle elegance and are framed by epic lake and mountain views, and their intimate restaurant Sirius serves locally sourced, organic Argentinean food. A relaxing, one-of-a-kind stay in a gorgeous natural setting.

    Activity: 2 hours kayaking & 2.5 hours/2 miles hiking with 600\' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Hike Hidden Corners of Nahuel Huapi National Park

    Day 4

    Explore this magnificent stretch of the Andes and the hidden corners of Nahuel Huapi National Park on today's two hikes. After breakfast, hit the trails through a magnificent forest and ascend Llao Llao hill, enjoying great views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Following our descent from Llao Llao, ascend again to the quaint village of Tacul. Catch your breath with a private van transfer to pristine Lopez Bay, where you can fuel up on a picnic lunch. Next up, you'll tackle the trail to Brazo Tristeza (the remote third finger of Lake Nahuel Huapi) and gradually ascend through a forest of cohihue and lenga trees to a fantastic lookout point. Return to your hotel and freshen up before heading out to our favorite local brewery for dinner.

    Accommodation: Aldebaran Hotel-Peninsula San Pedro

    Enjoy the peaceful solitude of Patagonia from this 10-room boutique hotel tucked away in the forested Peninsula San Pedro with stunning views of the pristine Nahuel Huapi. Rooms exude a subtle elegance and are framed by epic lake and mountain views, and their intimate restaurant Sirius serves locally sourced, organic Argentinean food. A relaxing, one-of-a-kind stay in a gorgeous natural setting.

    Activity: Activity: 6 hours/8 miles hiking with 1,300\' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Go Deep into Patagonia & Explore El Chaltén

    Day 5

    Return to Bariloche airport and board a flight to El Calafate. Enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive past Viedma Lake and the Fitz Roy Massif, stopping en route for lunch at a well-known crossroads in the middle of the Patagonian Steppe. Arrive in the village of El Chaltén, your home for the next three nights and base for some of the most fabulous hiking trails in Patagonia. Take a short walk to nearby lookout points for astonishing views of the massif, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: Los Cerros Hotel-El Chalten

    The perfect base for your travels in the El Chalten region. The hotel's cozy atmosphere is great for unwinding, and travelers consistently compliment the hospitable staff. Enjoy majestic scenery from the hotel's many windows and fuel up on a hearty breakfast before setting out for the day. El Chalten is a charming town and centrally located for easy transportation to the many local trails.

    Activity: 2 hours/2 miles hiking with 700\' elevation gain

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek Glacial Valleys to Cerro Torre

    Day 6

    Trek along a glacial valley to Cerro Torre Base Camp and revel in one of the most stunning views in Patagonia: the south face of Cerro Torre, with its iconic pointy spires and hanging glaciers. In the afternoon, return to your hotel in El Chaltén and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

    Accommodation: Los Cerros Hotel-El Chalten

    The perfect base for your travels in the El Chalten region. The hotel's cozy atmosphere is great for unwinding, and travelers consistently compliment the hospitable staff. Enjoy majestic scenery from the hotel's many windows and fuel up on a hearty breakfast before setting out for the day. El Chalten is a charming town and centrally located for easy transportation to the many local trails.

    Activity: 6 hours/10 miles hiking with 700\' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Marvel at Mountain Peaks: Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery and Poincenot

    Day 7

    After a scenic morning drive, hike into the valley of Rio Electrico and enjoy great views of Marconi and Piedras Blancas Glacier (weather permitting). Enjoy a picnic lunch at Poincenot Camp before continuing on to Laguna Capri, enjoying incredible views of Mount Fitz Roy, Mount Saint Exupery, and Poincenot Peaks. If you're feeling ambitious, take an optional hike up one last steep hill to Laguna de los Tres - a challenging effort, but worthwhile for its superb views of Mount Fitz Roy and its hanging glaciers.

    Accommodation: Los Cerros Hotel-El Chalten

    The perfect base for your travels in the El Chalten region. The hotel's cozy atmosphere is great for unwinding, and travelers consistently compliment the hospitable staff. Enjoy majestic scenery from the hotel's many windows and fuel up on a hearty breakfast before setting out for the day. El Chalten is a charming town and centrally located for easy transportation to the many local trails.

    Activity: 7-8 hours/15 miles hiking with 1,000\' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Ride Horses at a Patagonian Ranch

    Day 8

    Visit Estancia La Estela, an authentic sheep ranch located on the east shore of massive Lake Viedma, and experience the vast solitude of the Patagonian Steppe. Saddle up for a horseback ride by the lake shore and through dunes to the birth of Río Guanacos. In the early afternoon, continue to the town of El Calafate, your home for the next two nights. Check in to your hotel and take some time to relax and enjoy the spa or pool before walking to a local restaurant and enjoying a traditional lamb barbecue and sipping earthy Argentine Malbec.

    Accommodation: Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Posada Los Alamos is a grand red-bricked hotel, surrounded by soaring poplar trees, in the heart of El Calafate. It's 144 comfortable rooms, with either garden or mountain views, are pleasantly furnished and come with modern amenities. Choose to unwind with a game of golf or a treatment at the hotel's Humus Spa, and enjoy dinner at La Posta restaurant.

    Activity: 2 hours horseback riding

    Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Scenic Boat Ride at Perito Moreno Glacier

    Day 9

    Start to day with a scenic drive into the Southern part of Los Glaciares National Park. Cruise across Lago Argentino for a close up views of the icebergs falling from Parito Moreno Glacier´s front wall. Walk the extensive footbridges for different viewpoints along the iceberg´s channel, the narrow body of water that separates the peninsula from the huge mass of ice. Enjoy lunch with views of this amazing natural wonder. Later sip hot chocolate before returning to town.

    Accommodation: Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Posada Los Alamos is a grand red-bricked hotel, surrounded by soaring poplar trees, in the heart of El Calafate. It's 144 comfortable rooms, with either garden or mountain views, are pleasantly furnished and come with modern amenities. Choose to unwind with a game of golf or a treatment at the hotel's Humus Spa, and enjoy dinner at La Posta restaurant.

    Activity: 1-hour catamaran cruise & 2 hours/1.5 miles hiking with 150\' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Return to Buenos Aires

    Day 10

    After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time in town before boarding an early afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. After checking into your hotel, gather together for a farewell dinner.

    Accommodation: Loi Suites Recoleta-Buenos Aires

    Loi Suites Recoleta-Buenos Aires

    This high-end hotel is located in one of the most elegant areas of the city, steps from Eva Peron's grave at the Recoleta Cemetery and walking distance from museums, galleries, shopping, historical architecture, and parks. Rooms are sober yet stylish, with comfortable beds, fast Wi-Fi, and other modern amenities. The property also features a restaurant and pool.

    Transportation: 1-hour transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Explore Buenos Aires and Depart

    Day 11

    Explore Buenos Aires on your own and enjoy a last bite of Argentinian cuisine. Transfer to Buenos Aires airport in the afternoon to board your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

Argentina Highlights of Patagonia Hiking

Detailed Itinerary

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

We have over 40 years' worth of expertise in the region of Patagonia, which means you'll be in excellent hands.

Reason #02

This unique, multi-sport itinerary lets you experience the distinctive landscape of Argentinian Patagonia up close.

Reason #03

Our itinerary showcases different aspects of Argentinian life, from Patagonian ranch life to glaciers and ice fields to the cosmopolitan capital.

Meet your guides

Jorge Barcelo

Jorge Barcelo

Jorge was born in Buenos Aires and started traveling extensively at an early age. He studied guitar performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in California, and holds an MBA from UADE University, Buenos Aires. Jorge currently lives in Mendoza and runs his own travel company, focused in Food & Wine, and adventures on both sides of the Andes. His travels as an expedition leader have taken him to nearly every remote area of Argentina and Chile, from Patagonia to the Atacama desert and Easter Island.

Activities

Moderate hikes with one strenuous option in Chalten, kayaking on glacial lakes, easy horseback riding, and sailing on a catamaran.

Lodging

Stay in a variety of accommodations, including cozy mountain lodges, boutique hotels, and an elegant Buenos Aires hotel.

Climate

October to March are the best months to travel in Patagonia with moderate to warm temperatures during the days and cool nights.

FAQ

Who will meet me on arrival?

An MT Sobek representative will meet you at the Buenos Aires Airport (BUE) and transfer you to our hotel.

What if the weather is poor? Will we still hike?

Most of our hikes take place within protected environments so weather conditions rarely disrupt them. We will shorten or skip hikes if there are safety concerns.

What is important to pack?

Plan to bring multiple layers to stay warm and dry in variable weather. You might also want to have swimwear, as some hotels will have indoor pools.

Is tap water safe to drink during the trip?

Yes, tap water is safe to drink during the trip. Mineral water will also be provided during transfers and with picnic lunches.

Does this trip have cultural experiences as well?

Yes, indeed! We will explore the hidden corners of the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and get to know the locals, both in the cities and rural areas.

Are there any vaccinations required for this trip?

No, there are no vaccinations required for this trip. Patagonia is also an area free of poisonous snakes or insects. Bees and yellow jackets may be present during warm months.

  • 2021
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2021

Scheduled Dates

Additional costs

  • $950 Internal Airfare
  • $1,700 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary kayaking and horseback riding gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Lunch on Days 1, 10 and 11, and dinner Days 4, 6 and 9
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of Day 1
  • Optional travel protection

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Additional costs

  • $950 Internal Airfare
  • $1,700 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary kayaking and horseback riding gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Lunch on Days 1, 10 and 11, and dinner Days 4, 6 and 9
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of Day 1
  • Optional travel protection

Contact An Expert

1.888.831.7526

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