Argentina Patagonia & Lake District Multi-Adventure

Scenic Lakes, the Perito Moreno Glacier & Los Glaciares

 

The vibrant glacial waters and cathedral-like peaks of Argentina's Lake District and Patagonia beg to be experienced up close, and this multi-sport itinerary lets you truly immerse yourself in the dazzling beauty of these regions. Kayak gorgeous lakes and hike lush forest paths in Argentina's Lake District. Take in arresting views of legendary Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre during day hikes 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.

  • Kayak and hike in the scenic wonderland of the Lake District

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

  • Go horseback riding Gaucho-style in the Patagonian Steppe

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Arrive:

Bariloche, Argentina

Depart:

El Calafate, Argentina

Price: from $6,795

Duration:

9 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

4-14 Guests

Min Age:

14 yrs

Activity:

Level 3

Trekking, always on well-kept trails. Horseback riding: easy (horse walking), on/off trail conditions. Kayaking on double Kayaks, on flat water/lake (Paddling time 2/3 hour\'s total). No previous experience needed.
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  • Welcome to Argentina

    Day 1

    Arrive in Bariloche, one of the most celebrated towns in Argentina's Lake District. Meet your MT Sobek representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake. After an orientation, gather for a welcome dinner at 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: 45-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Kayak Gutierrez Lake & Forest Hike

    Day 2

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Hidden Corners of Nahuel Huapi National Park

    Day 3

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Go Deep into Patagonia & Explore El Chaltén

    Day 4

    After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time before returning to Bariloche airport for an early afternoon flight to El Calafate. Enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive past Viedma Lake and the Fitz Roy Massif, stopping en route for a coffee break 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.

    Accommodation: Destino Sur Hotel de Montana & Spa

    Located just steps from the main street of town yet close to trailheads, Destino Sur offers both convenience and an escape to nature. Each room is colorfully decorated and equipped with wooden furniture, a king-size bed, and lots of amenities. Indulge in a spa massage, or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.

    Transportation: 45-minute private van transfer, 1-hour 45-minute flight, 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek Glacial Valleys to Cerro Torre

    Day 5

    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: Destino Sur Hotel de Montana & Spa

    Located just steps from the main street of town yet close to trailheads, Destino Sur offers both convenience and an escape to nature. Each room is colorfully decorated and equipped with wooden furniture, a king-size bed, and lots of amenities. Indulge in a spa massage, or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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

    Day 6

    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: Destino Sur Hotel de Montana & Spa

    Located just steps from the main street of town yet close to trailheads, Destino Sur offers both convenience and an escape to nature. Each room is colorfully decorated and equipped with wooden furniture, a king-size bed, and lots of amenities. Indulge in a spa massage, or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.

    Activity: 7-8 hours/15 miles hiking with 1,000' elevation gain; Optional Hike to Laguna de los Tres additional 3 hours hiking with 1,100' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Ride Horses at a Patagonian Ranch

    Day 7

    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 dinner on your own.

    Accommodation: 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

  • Scenic Boat Ride at Perito Moreno Glacier

    Day 8

    Start today 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 Perito 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. This evening, walk to a local restaurant and enjoy a traditional lamb barbecue and sip earthy Argentine Malbec.

    Accommodation: 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, Dinner

  • Depart El Calafate

    Day 9

    After breakfast, transfer to El Calafate airport for flights home.

    Transportation: 30-minute transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Argentina Patagonia & Lake District Multi-Adventure

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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 landscapes of Argentina's Lake District and Patagonia up close.

Reason #03

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

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 also runs his own travel company, focused on food and wine adventures in 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. Meet Jorge on our adventures in Patagonia!

Victor Garra

Victor Garra

Victor has traveled extensively throughout Argentina and Chile, guiding trips in Patagonia and Andean wine-making regions. He enjoys leading tours to the famed Mendoza wineries, meeting renowned wine makers, hiking trails in the foothills, and indulging in traditional gaucho barbeques with MT Sobek travelers. Victor resides in a small village south of Buenos Aires, and creates memorable travel experiences in Chile and Argentina.

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 and boutique hotels.

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 airport at 4:00 p.m. 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.

Would you recommend trekking poles?

Yes. Trekking poles will assist with balance over rocky and uneven terrain, as well as alleviate pressure on your joints during ascents and descents.

  • 2023
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom

2023

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

Scheduled Dates

  • Jan 15 - 23, 2023
    $6,795 price per person dbl occ
    +$300 internal airfare+$1,500 single supplement
    Available
  • Feb 12 - 20, 2023
    $6,795 price per person dbl occ
    +$300 internal airfare+$1,500 single supplement
    Available
  • Mar 12 - 20, 2023
    $6,795 price per person dbl occ
    +$300 internal airfare+$1,500 single supplement
    Available
  • Nov 19 - 27, 2023
    $6,795 price per person dbl occ
    +$300 internal airfare+$1,500 single supplement
    Available
  • Dec 28 2023 - Jan 05, 2024
    $6,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$300 internal airfare+$1,500 single supplement

    Special Pricing

    Holiday Surcharge: additional $50 for internal airfare and $150 for single supplements

    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Private Trip Pricing:

2022 Pricing

4 to 5 guests from $7,495 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $7,295 per person double occupancy

8 to 9 guests from $6,995 per person double occupancy

2023 Pricing

4 to 5 guests from $7,395 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $7,195 per person double occupancy

8 to 9 guests from $6,895 per person double occupancy

Additional Costs:

Internal Airfare: $750

Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

Contact An Expert

800-974-0300

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure

Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.