Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

The Moreno Glacier flows into Lago Argentino in Glacier National Park. On our Argentina Private Journey, hike amid the spectacular peaks of Glacier National Park, including Mt. Fitzroy, and enjoy sophisticated Buenos Aires.

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Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $4595  
Length: 9 days
Arrive: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lodging: 8 nights in comfortable hotels and estancias
Meals: All meals included except 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Easy to strenuous day hikes (your choice)
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Highlights

  • Hike to the base of the towering monolith of Mt. Fitzroy, the jewel of Patagonia
  • Explore fantastic Perito Moreno Glacier, with its spectacular calving icebergs
  • Buenos Aires artist districts, sidewalk cafes, fine wines, and tango culture


A beautifully planned and orchestrated trip. The hiking and scenery were fabulous. Thank you very much. WT runs a ‘first class’ show.Alison F.—Alton, NH

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

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Departure Notes

Once you have signed up on the trip, we send a complete packing list, relevant health information, and required travel documents.

The mountain majesty of Patagonia is a hiker’s dream, with sheer granite peaks soaring to the sky above tumbling blue-white glaciers and gleaming turquoise lakes. On this Private Journey, explore the lively city of Buenos Aires, with its charming Old World architecture and tango halls, then head to Glacier National Park, a World Heritage Site that protects some of the most impressive mountain scenery on the planet. Here the shark fin of the Fitzroy Massif (11,703') and its surrounding satellites rise at spectacular angles from the golden pampas, sculpted from solid granite into fantastic spires and towers by the tremendous force of glaciers. Some of the largest and most accessible glaciers in the world are also here, including the mighty Moreno, with its 10-story-high ice wall calving icebergs into the cobalt waters of Lago Argentino. The wild beauty of Patagonia is unmatched anywhere on earth and it is truly a paradise for hikers and mountain lovers.

Itinerary at a Glance

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Day 1
Stylish Buenos Aires

Explore the delights of this welcoming city on a private guided visit.

Days 2-5
Mt. Fitzroy and Cerro Torre

Los Glaciares National Park is a spectacular realm of phenomenal granite spires, opaque blue lakes, subantarctic forests, and 47 major glaciers, all crowned by the great shark fin of Mt. Fitzroy (11,703’). On exhilarating day hikes, revel in stunning up-close views of Fitzroy, needle-like Cerro Torre (10,280’), and dozens of other breathtaking peaks.

Days 6-9
Perito Moreno Glacier and Lago Argentino

Journey by boat below the 10-story-high headwall of the famous Moreno Glacier (watching from a safe distance!) as massive icebergs crash into the deep blue of Lago Argentino. As you hike a path atop the glacier, this creaking, groaning river of ice offers some of the most amazing sights and sounds in South America. From a traditional estancia, enjoy hikes and horseback rides to high viewpoints that reveal the vast scale of Patagonia’s mountains and glaciers, go mountain biking, or watch sheep shearing at the ranch. Depart on Day 9.

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Optional Extensions

If you would like to continue your adventure, we offer the following extensions:

What the Trip is Like

This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate. Although the pace of this trip is relaxed and you are free to choose the activities you like, this is an active vacation. The shape you're in is an important factor in your enjoyment of your trip. We recommend that you make a special effort to get in good condition by walking, bicycling, swimming, or other forms of exercise.

Explanation of Trip Levels

 

When to go

November to March

For our Private Journey trips, you choose your own group and your preferred dates—there are no set departure dates. Private Journeys are available to groups as few as two people or as large as you like. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

Trip Cost

Prices valid through Spring 2014
$4595 per person, double occupancy (4 persons)
$4995 per person, double occupancy (2 persons)
Single supplement: $1450
Internal airfare: $720 (subject to change)
Holiday Season Surcharge: Call for details
Argentine Reciprocity Fee for US citizens: $160 (must be obtained in advance online)

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Extension Costs
Iguazu Falls Extension
   from: $985
Paine National Park Extension
   from: $2495
San Carlos de Bariloche Extension
   from: $1550

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations as described
  • All meals included except 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Services of local agents and local guides
  • Land transportation as noted in the Full Trip Brochure

Trip Cost Does Not Include:

International airfare, internal airfare, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Full Trip Brochure, optional activities, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to staff, additional hotel nights made necessary by airline schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses such as medical immunizations (if any), U.S. citizen “reciprocity” visitor fee for Argentina (currently $131—collected upon entering Buenos Aires), travel insurance, or passports and visas; and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Trip Payment Schedule

At time of reservation: $500
120 days prior to departure: 20%
60 days prior to departure: Balance

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule*

Minimum fee: $250 per person
46-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.

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Hotel Los Cerros

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Hosteria Alta Vista

Hosteria Alta Vista

Days 6 to 8 (3 nights), Calafate, Argentina

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Extension Accommodations

If you would like to view the accommodations offered with our extensions options:

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

Optional Extensions

If you would like to continue your adventure, we offer the following extensions:

Argentina

Iguazu Falls Extension

One of the World’s Spectacular Natural Wonders

Wildlife & Natural History
3 days  -  Level 1

San Carlos de Bariloche Extension

Mountains and Lakes of Northern Patagonia

Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking
5 days  -  Level 2

Chile

Paine National Park Extension

Granite Towers, Huge Glaciers, Iceberg-Dotted Lakes

Hiking / Trekking, Wildlife & Natural History
5 days  -  Level 2

San Carlos de Bariloche Extension

Mountains and Lakes of Northern Patagonia

Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking
5 days  -  Level 2

Client Comments

A beautifully planned and orchestrated trip. The hiking and scenery were fabulous. Thank you very much. WT runs a ‘first class’ show. Alison F., Alton, NH Our first ‘private journey’ but 4th WT trip. We really like the combination of guides, planned itinerary, and individual choices throughout the journey. Patricia B. and Doug J., Granite Bay, CA The organization, promptness, and friendliness of everyone involved was most appreciated. We had a trip free of concerns. Delores H., Cedar Grove, NJ
We loved the trip and had a great time! Dorothea von H., New York, NY We could not have had a more pleasurable trip. Carol H., Colorado Springs, CO