Southern Explorer

From El Chalten to Ushuaia OR From Ushuaia to El Chalten
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Expedition
  • Walking
  • Group
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Tour Description

Explore remote Southern Patagonia on this 13-day small group adventure. Discover some of South America's finest national parks including the Los Glaciers National Park, home to some of the worlds most stunning ice formations, Torres Del Paine National Park, famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains, and Tierra Del Fuego National Park, located in one of the most southern regions of the world. This small group tour is full of overwhelming natural beauty!

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
El Chalten

After arriving into El Calafate airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to El Chalten, located in the stunning Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

Day 2
El Chalten

A full day hiking today, we meet our local guides and set off on one of the main hiking trails in the wonderful Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy spectacular scenery and obtain views of the magical Cerro Torre or the wonderful Mount Fitzroy.

Day 3
El Chalten El Calafate

Spend the morning exploring some of the other great walking trails El Chalten is famous for. Discover great views of the peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy as well as spectacular rivers, lakes and forests, and if you lucky watch condors circling high above. There are many options available form short walk of less than an hour to longer half day hikes. In the mid-afternoon, we will continue by road to El Calafate. Enroute we will stop at a historic homestead saloon.

Day 4
El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the Earth's most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 5
El Calafate Torres Del Paine

Cross into Chile to the stay in the stunning Torres Del Paine National Park. The park preserves fragile ecosystems, numerous animals like guanacos, condors, ñandues (South American ostrich), foxes and the elusive puma.

Day 6-8
Torres Del Paine

Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 9
Torres Del Paine Punta Arenas

We arrive to the port town of Punta Arenas and enjoy a unique dinner prepared by a talented local chef who uses unusual local flavours.

Day 10
Punta Arenas Cerro Sombrero

Enjoy your morning exploring Punta Arenas before crossing the Straights of Magellan onto the island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Day 11
Cerro Sombrero Ushuaia

Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 12
Ushuaia

Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the region's history. Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay.

Day 13
Ushuaia

Depart Ushuaia with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia.

Day 1
Ushuaia

Your tour begins with a bang in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. Enjoy dinner with your tour leader and group this evening.

Day 2
Ushuaia

Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the region's history. Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay.

Day 3
Ushuaia Cerro Sombrero

Visit a king penguin colony on the way to Cerro Sombrero.

Day 4
Cerro Sombrero Punta Arenas

We arrive to the port town of Punta Arenas and enjoy a unique dinner prepared by a talented local chef who uses unusual local flavours.

Day 5
Punta Arenas Torres Del Paine

Enjoy some time in Puerto Natales before we continue on to Torres Del Paine, South America's finest National Park.

Day 6-8
Torres Del Paine

Be wowed by Torres Del Paine's breath-taking vistas! We hike the trails of Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme, please just ask for more info.

Day 9
Torres Del Paine El Calafate

We cross back into Argentina and continue through the steppe before seeing the beautiful Lake Argentina, the biggest freshwater lake in Argentina. We arrive into El Calafate, our base to visit the impressive Perito Moreno glacier.

Day 10
El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earth's most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 11
El Calafate El Chalten

We will arrive to El Chalten, a small town nestled quietly under the imposing peak of Chalten (also known as Mount Fitzroy). Explore some of the great walking trails El Chalten is famous for. Discover great views of the peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy as well as spectacular rivers, lakes and forests, and if you lucky watch condors circling high above.

Day 12
El Chalten

A full day hiking in the wonderful Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy spectacular scenery and obtain views of the magical Cerro Torre or the wonderful Mount Fitzroy.

Day 13
El Chalten Depart

Your tour of Southern Patagonia concludes with a transfer back to the airport in El Calafate.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 11 nights accommodation in standard hotels and guesthouses
  • Included Copy 20 1 night in a hiking lodge with shared bunk beds
Food
  • Included Copy 20 12 Breakfasts
  • Included Copy 20 8 Lunches
  • Included Copy 20 9 Dinners
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Fully escorted in South America in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
  • Included Copy 20 Service of an experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced Driver/Mechanic
  • Included Copy 20 All National Park Entrance fees
Transportation
Expedition Vehicle

Activities

  • Included Viedma Glacier excursion El Chalten
  • Included Moreno Glacier day trip including Nautical Safari El Calafate
  • Included Day Hikes/Excursions Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Included Useless Bay King Penguin Colony Tierra Del Fuego
  • Included Crossing the Straights of Magellan
  • Included Beagle Channel Boat trip Ushuaia
  • Included Tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia
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Duration

13 days

Price from

$4,295 USD

Per person, twin share

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