Patagonian Peaks and Glaciers

Overview

The mountain majesty of Patagonia is truly awe-inspiring, 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 south 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 Fitz Roy Massif (11,703') and its surrounding satellites rise 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 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 our Private Journey brings you into the heart of it on daily guided hikes—you decide how far you want to go! In the evenings, enjoy wonderful meals and cozy accommodations where you can raise a glass of fine Argentine wine and toast your amazing adventures.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Stylish Buenos Aires

Explore the delights of this welcoming city on a private guided visit. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner and tango show in the evening.

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Days 2-5
Los Glaciares National Park / Mount Fitz Roy 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 Fitz Roy (11,703’). On exhilarating day hikes, revel in stunning up-close views of Fitz Roy, needle-like Cerro Torre (10,280’), and dozens of other breathtaking peaks.

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Days 6-9
Perito Moreno Glacier and Lago Argentino

Walk on a boardwalk with views of 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. Take a catamaran across Lago Argentino to a wonderfully remote location on the north arm of the lake. Spend two nights at a traditional estancia, where you'll enjoy day hikes to incredible viewpoints that reveal the vast scale of Patagonia’s mountains and glaciers. Depart on Day 9.

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Highlights

Highlights

Hike to the base of the towering monolith of Mt. Fitz Roy, the jewel of Patagonia
Explore the fantastic Perito Moreno Glacier, with its spectacular calving icebergs
Visit Estancia Cristina, a historic ranch in an exclusive glacial valley, only accessible by boat

Details

Length: 9 days
Cost From: $4795  
Arrive: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lodging: 8 nights in comfortable hotels and estancias
Meals: All meals included except 3 dinners (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

Easy to strenuous day hikes (your choice)