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Visit Patagonia and enjoy adventure Patagonia holidays and trekking tours surrounded by jagged Andean mountains, glaciers and fjords. The land at the end of the earth, covers vast and remote swathes of Chile and Argentina. The landscapes are diverse and dramatic, and our Patagonia tours help you to visit the highlights.
Travel to the amazing collection of soaring spires and vast glaciers that make up Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Or discover Argentina’s Fitzroy National Park, home to the calving Perito Moreno glacier and incredible trekking tails around El Chalten. Awesome panoramas await, and we have a variety of trips to suit all holiday tastes and budgets. Our Patagonia tours offer everything from relaxed to hardcore treks to luxury spa hotels – or a mixture of them all for an unforgettable South American holiday.
Argentinian Patagonia is home to a great variety of places and sights to see as well as activities to do. Ushuaia, located at the end of the earth in the Tierra del Fuego National Park, offers great remote mountain treks. It is on the Beagle Channel and is the launch port for Antarctica and Patagonia cruises. El Calafate is the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier offering a great range of accommodation and activities. Horse rides, kayak, visiting estancias, sailing glacial lakes amongst ice floes are just some of the activities available.
One of the highlights of an Argentina Patagonia tour is a visit to the Peninsula Valdez. Wildlife is the attraction with Southern right whales from June to December and Magellanic penguins from September through March. El Chalten is paradise for trekkers with classic trails such as Laguna de Los Tres which lies at the base of the Fitzroy spires. The Lake District area offers verdant forests and dramatic volcanoes pocked by the crystal blue bodies of water that gives the area its name. Bariloche and San Martin de Los Andes are in the heart of this region too.
The Torres del Paine National Park is a must-see destination on any Chilean Patagonia holiday. Its granite spires, shimmering lakes, abundant wildlife and stunning scenery will not fail to amaze. Trekkers are drawn by the famous “W” trek or the more demanding “O”, also known as the Paine Circuit. There are guided and self-guided options, and for the more discerning traveller, all-inclusive adventure packages.
The Aysen region is the hidden gem on a Chile Patagonia Holiday. Glaciers, forests, wildlife, mountains, lakes and no people. The Chilean Lake District, between Puerto Varas and Temuco, offers the visitor a wide range of choices. Outdoor activities include rafting, kayak, cycling, trekking as well as horse riding. The backdrop to all these are emeralds coloured lakes, snow-capped volcanoes and marvellous scenery. There is a wide range of options for accommodation and facilities are excellent.
Patagonia Highlights is the trip to see it all, and for the hardy, head to the South Patagonian Ice Field.
Or you can combine a Chile Patagonia tour with an Argentina Patagonia tour or tailor-make a Patagonia holiday, including self-drive options.
Whether you are after a cultural experience, more leisurely trekking or a full-on trekking challenge, contact us for more.
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Below you will find a few of the many attractions Patagonia has to offer for your holiday.
Chilean Patagonia is a pristine wilderness of fjords, glaciers, plains, mountains and forests.
Southern Patagonia’s main attraction is the Torres del Paine National park. The granite spires attract many visitors to what some have called the 8th Wonder of the World. The park is a trekkers paradise with two classic treks, the Paine W and the Paine Circuit.
Northern Patagonia, the Aysen region, is one of the least populated parts of the country and is blessed with spectacular countryside.
The main airport is Balmaceda near the city of Coyhaique and must see places include Lake General Carrera and the Marble Caves, The San Rafael Glacier, the Quelat Hanging Glacier as well as driving the Austral Road.
The Futaleufu River is a must for white water enthusiasts.
The region also offers great horseback opportunities as well as kayaking ones. Nature enthusiasts can admire the impressive scenery, imposing glaciers and fascinating wildlife and flora.
Argentine Patagonia, the southern half of Argentina, is a remote, wind swept land of plains, mountains, lakes and glaciers.
The main airport is at El Calafate which is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.
Nearby is the mighty Perito Moreno glacier where you have the opportunity to get up close to the ice on one of the many walkways or on a boat trip.
El Chalten, a 3 1/2 hour drive from Calafate, is the trail head for treks in to the base of Cerro Torre, Fitzroy or for the more intrepid, on to the South Patagonian ice-cap.
Ushuaia, on the Beagle channel, is the southern most city of Argentina. Ushuaia is fascinating for historical interest, is rich in wildlife and is departure port for many Antarctic cruises
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Thanks to your wonderful organising the Patagonian leg of our trip went extra smoothly and we had a most enjoyable visit there as well. All the accommodation was excellent and in most places we were upgraded to great rooms with great views. Perfect for photographers to check out the sunrises and sunsets.
C. Darby, Australia, 2014
» Patagonia Self-guided Tour with W Trek
The week in Torres Del Paine was incredible – I think honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. I would definitely recommend it as a “must-see”. Our hotel in Punta Arenas was nice – it was well placed in town for us to walk around and try some local restaurants and the breakfast buffet was ok.
J Poston, UK, 2015
» Patagonia Self-guided Tour with W Trek
The famous Puerto Madryn penguins, where up to a million Magellanic penguins congregate to breed, are not found in Puerto Madryn. While the town is famous for being one of the best places to see penguins in Argentina, Puerto Madryn penguin tours actually take place in Punta Tombo. However, the tours do start in Puerto Madryn. The colony of penguins at Punto Tombo allows people to get close to these adorably cute creatures. Read the lowdown on how to get there, what to expect, plus fun facts about Magellanic penguins. We’ll also talk about the area, replete with wildlife. Introduction …
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