The Ultimate Journey to Tierra del Fuego, the Fitz Roy Massif, and Torres del Paine National Park

Experience the Best of Patagonia

Special Event!

A special variation of this itinerary is part of our Patagonia! Epic Climbers and Conservationists Symposium and Tour Program in Nov-Dec 2018, featuring renowned Guest Speakers Kris Tompkins, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, and Rick Ridgeway.

Overview

Patagonia is an extraordinary landscape of granite towers, massive glaciers, and beautiful forests. Wilderness Travel has been exploring and sharing the wonders of Patagonia for four decades, and we’ve honed our journey here to perfection. Join us to experience incredible views of Cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy massif. See the massive ice wall of Perito Moreno Glacier, the soaring spires of Torres del Paine, and discover penguin colonies on hikes in Tierra del Fuego. Wonderful meals, including a private asado, are the perfect complement to our days of hiking. We take a bit more time to share Patagonia with you for a reason—you don’t want to come this far and miss the views because of a few days of bad weather, or spend your whole trip just getting from one destination to another. Our expert Trip Leaders have incomparable knowledge and a great gift for making you feel right at home in this spectacular and distant land. Join us for the hiking and natural history trip of a lifetime.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia / Tierra del Fuego

After exploring Buenos Aires, we fly to Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel, where our explorations include a Zodiac ride, coastal hikes, and a visit to a Magellanic penguin colony.

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Days 4-7
Los Glaciares National Park

Up-close perspectives of Fitz Roy (11,703') and the slender granite pinnacle of Cerro Torre (10,280') are the thrill of our hikes in this famed park. We hike to deep blue Laguna Torre, with Cerro Torre soaring directly above it, and through forest and steppe environments on the Pliegue Tumbado trail for a spectacular and unconventional 360-degree view of the Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy massifs.

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Days 8-9
Estancia Helsingfors / Los Glaciares National Park

From our historic lodge, Estancia Helsingfors, we hike through beech forests to stunning Lago Azul for magnificent Fitz Roy views, with possible sightings of native Patagonian wildlife, from guanacos to rheas.

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Day 10
Moreno Glacier / Lago Argentino / Calafate

Crossing rolling Patagonian pampas to turquoise Lago Argentino, we follow a boardwalk trail near the 20-story-high ice wall of the Moreno Glacier, with its icebergs calving right into the lake—the sounds are as amazing as the views.

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Days 11-16
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is one of the scenic wonders of the planet. Our lodges give us great access, with several hikes starting right outside our front door, including a classic hike through the Ascencio Valley to the base of the three giant monoliths of the Paine Towers. Depart on Day 16 from Punta Arenas.

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Highlights

Highlights

Enjoy Patagonia’s full wonder in the world-famous national parks of Los Glaciares (Argentina) and Paine (Chile)
Choice of hiking options on many days
Explore remote islands and bays of Tierra del Fuego
Historic accommodations, including Estancia Helsingfors, a former sheep ranch

Details

Length: 16 days
Cost From: $8195  
Arrive: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart: Punta Arenas, Chile
Lodging: 15 nights hotels and lodges
Meals: All meals included except 1 lunch and 1 dinner (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

10 hiking days on moderate to steep trails, 5-8 hours a day, altitudes below 4,000 feet