Best of Patagonia 9 Days - Self Guided

Day 01
El Calafate
Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic.
It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina's biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit world wide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.
Day 02
El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
After an appropriate time you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold.
During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about.
On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.
Day 03
El Calafate
Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.
Day 04
El Calafate / El Chalten
In the morning you will go to the bus station.
Please, in case you want a taxi, we recommend reserving it the day before at the Front Desk in your hotel, to guarantee the availability.
You will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. You will pass through La Leona river, that connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma.
By the river you will see La Leona Road House where once Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid after robbing a bank where hidden for almost a month.

Usually on arrival to El Chalten, the bus stops 15 minutes at the Park Ranger office to give you general explanations about the park, recommendations, etc. They are very informative and enthusiastic to share their love for the Park.

El Chalten is the top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the start point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike.

On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.
Day 05
El Chalten - Mountains and Lakes- Self Guided
Be prepared for an exciting day in the wild Nature. El Chalten offers a range of options for all kind of difficulty of trekking.
From the door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 K walk, with views of the Rio de las Vueltas, lenga forest and the chance to see all kind of birds (great woodpecker spotting opportunity).
If you are looking for great mountain views, in one hour and a half you can be at the Cerro Torre view point.
For trekking fans, continue all the way to Torre base or go for the 8 hours trekking for the most impressive view of Fitz Roy and the whole massif by Laguna de los tres path (Highhly recommended!!). This is a trek that becomes difficult in the last bit but totally worth the effort.

You can choose where and when to go, and at your own pace, since the paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.
We will provide you with complete trekking information of the park, so that you can decide the best plan to make the best of your day.
Day 06
El Chalten / El Calafate
This morning you can choose any other trek from a great variety that this National Park offers. Bare in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate. The three hours driving back will be a good opportunity to rest enjoying the views from your window.
Day 07
El Calafate / Torres del Paine / Puerto Natales
In the early morning you will be picked up for the full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Along the road you might be able to see rheas, guanacos, Patagonian hare, and even condors.

Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains.
It is a long day, but we believe it deserves every hour. Some of the wonders of the world renowned park that you will visit will be Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine.

In the late afternoon you will be dropped off at the Coffee Shop, El Ovejero, a cozy place to wait for the bus that will take you to Puerto Natales.

Once you arrive in Puerto Natales, you will have to go by your own to your hotel.

Puerto Natales is a small town, base to explore the world famous Torres del Paine. Most of hotels are a few blocks from bus station.

Walk along the shores of Magallean strait, and enjoy the views of this place lost in the time looking, or just relax in one of the little caf├ęs of town.
Day 08
Puerto Natales
After an intense week, you might be happy to have a late and relaxing morning, and free time to do some laundry, sleeping and exploring around.
Day 09
Puerto Natales / El Calafate
At appropriate time, you will take the bus to El Calafate.

Today, you can choose to extent your travels purchasing any of our available offers in the rest of Patagonia, Santiago de Chile or Buenos Aires.

  • . All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
  • . 8-Night Accommodation.
  • . Breakfast.
  • . Described tours.
  • . Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
  • . Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chalten / El Calafate.
Not Included
  • . National Park Entrance Fees
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park USD 20 (only paid argentinean pesos and cash )
    - Los Glaciares National Park USD 25 (only paid argentinean pesos and cash)
    - Torres del Paine National Park USD 55 ( only paid chilean pesos or usd and cash)
  • . International or Domestic Flights.
  • . Guides during your days at leisure in El Chalten (We are not including any guide-led trekking as the trails are well-marked. However, if you would like to be accompanied by a guide, please let us know at the time of booking and we will advise you of the additional cost.)
  • . Travel insurance.
Occupancy Inn / B&B Comfort Superior Luxury
Dorm -- -- -- --
Double $ 1,511 $ 1,682 $ 2,030 $ 2,993
Single $ 1,994 $ 2,270 $ 2,965 $ 4,467

*Prices in US Dollars.

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