Our 17 day small group tour explores iconic Torres Del Paine National Park, the huge Perito Moreno Glacier & the awe-inspiring Mount Fitzroy.
From the gateway city of Santiago, great for its food, wine and the colourful port city of Valparaiso, head south to begin a guided tour exploring Patagonia. Arriving in Puerto Varas, Chile, discover the lakeside town, and relax and enjoy afternoon tea, Chilean style. Spend time with a Huilliche-Mapuche indigenous community who call the Lakes District their ancestral home, learning about their history, music, medicine and cuisine. Discover Chiloe Island and its quaint palafitos – colourful houses built on stilts above the water – and enjoy the wit and warmth of the local people whose traditions give this unique archipelago its rich character.
Then in the deep south, Patagonia’s rugged beauty takes your breath away. This remote region with its icy landscapes and towering mountains hewn from granite, glacial lakes and endless views is one of nature’s true treasures. We will explore the famous Torres Del Paine National Park. Hike among the rocky peaks, soak in majestic views, spot soaring condors, and search for elusive Puma. Visit Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, where we listen and watch ice calving from Perito Moreno Glacier and hike to get fantastic views of Cerro Torre (Mt Fitzroy) from El Chalten.
Learn about life in and around these wild mountains, turquoise lakes and windswept steeps along the way. Visit a working estancia or ranch, to witness rural life, and savour a typical Patagonia BBQ. Explore the lands Tehuelche people, entering caves where thousands of years ago they left marks on the rocks in forms of rock paintings
Patagonia will leave you feeling in awe!
If you are coming from Buenos Aires, then check out our 18 day version of this tour, Wild Patagonia.
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"Great tour for those that love nature and the outdoors. Experience some of the best day hikes in South America including: Laguna Torre in El Chalten, and Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park!" Tara, Team Viva
Opportunities to engage with the locals, learn about guacho life, spend time with a local Huilliche-Mapuche community, enjoy local cuisine, and explore caves where the Tehuelche people once roamed.
Each day is a new adventure, from hiking the forest and mountains, to photographing landscapes, looking out for condor and other wildlife, or over indulging in the local seafood, barbeque or Calafate ice cream!