Scenic Landscapes + Wildlife of Patagonia

Scenic Landscapes + Wildlife of Patagonia

Overview

FROM $5,940 11 DAYS ARGENTINA

Go deep into Patagonia, venturing out for full-day hikes from charming El Chaltén, discovering Tierra del Fuego’s wildlife and trails, and getting off the beaten path in the best of Argentine Patagonia.

BUENOS AIRES 2 NIGHTs

Argentina’s capital city, where treasured history and new styles intersect and thrive.

Ushuaia 3 nIGHTS

Look out over the Beagle Channel at “the end of the earth.”

EL Chaltén 3 NIGHTS

A hiker’s paradise, El Chaltén’s trails and mountains reward adventurers with unparalleled vistas.

El calafatE 2 NIGHTS

Wonder at the awe-inspiring blues of El Calafate’s Perito Moreno glacier.

 

Jordan Harvey Knowmad Adventures

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Itinerary

KEY B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Buenos Aires Travel

DAY 1 •  Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city and cultural heart of Argentina! On arrival, your local guide will welcome you to Argentina and take you to your boutique hotel in the Palermo neighborhood, where gourmet restaurants mix with laid-back cafés, and fashionable nightclubs mingle with historic theaters and museums. Take the afternoon to relax or begin exploring the unique architecture, beautiful plazas, and colorful culture of this famed city.

  • No Meals – Casa Sur Palermo

Buenos Aires Trips

DAY 2 •  Buenos Aires

Delve deep into the distinct and culturally-rich neighborhoods of Buenos Aires as your local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and dynamic culture of Argentina’s capital. Explore elegant Recoleta, the vibrant colors of La Boca, and the architectural wonder of the iconic Teatro Colón. With so much to see, your guide will tailor the day to your interests, from gastronomy and fútbol to art and architecture.

Optional evening experiences could include reservations at a private puerta cerrada restaurant, or learning a few tango steps to practice with locals at a milonga.

  • B – Casa Sur Palermo

Ushuaia City Day - Knowmad Adventures

DAY 3 •  Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

Fly to the “end of the earth,” Tierra del Fuego. Explore the town of Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of South America, and stroll along its shoreline as you look out at the Beagle Channel. Perhaps venture into the park for your own exploration, or spend the evening enjoying the mountain and ocean views that surround you.

  • B – Los Cauquenes

Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego National Park

DAY 4 •  Ushuaia

Immerse yourself in the rugged, remote Patagonian landscape on a full-day exploration of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Set your own pace as you trek through the forest along the coastal path accompanied by your specialized guide. Enjoy a peaceful lunch surrounded by the clear lakes and mountains, and stay on the lookout for the unique birds and mammals that inhabit the park.

  • B, L – Los Cauquenes

Ushuaia Travel Penguins

DAY 5 •  Ushuaia

Greet penguins and discover the wild nature of Southern Patagonia. Visit historical Estancia Harberton and its fascinating Marine Mammal Museum before boarding a small boat bound for Isla Martillo. Indulge your inner photographer as you pass by the home of a large penguin colony. Continue to Gable Island to take a short hike through the impressive forest to overlook the Beagle Channel and walk along the shoreline before returning to Ushuaia.

You may also add time on Isla Martillo to walk with the penguins, if you wish.

  • B, L – Los Cauquenes

Aguas Arribas Lodge

DAY 6 •  Ushuaia – El Calafate – El Chaltén

Fly to El Calafate, where you will wind through the steppe to the undiscovered gem of Aguas Arriba Lodge, located in the heart of the Patagonian wilderness. Accessible only by boat or foot, Aguas Arriba is the ideal basecamp to disconnect from the bustle of modern life and experience the pure, natural wonder of the region. Sit back in this cozy lodge and take in the views over the lake and mountains, or go for a trek to discover the surrounding forest.

  • B, D – Aguas Arriba

Aguas Arriba Patagonia Lodge Travel

DAY 7 •  Patagonia

Explore the pristine natural surroundings and choose from a wide range of adventurous excursions available at Aguas Arriba Lodge. Hike along the property’s numerous trails, navigate the secluded lake, and marvel at the views of mountains and glaciers. The lodge’s superb staff is always on hand to assist you in selecting activities to best suit your interests and introduce you to this area of unexplored Patagonia.

Additional activities could include fly-fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, privately-guided treks, and more.

  • B, L, D – Aguas Arriba

DAY 8 •  Patagonia

Continue to enjoy the unexplored natural Argentine environment during your stay at Aguas Arriba Lodge. The lodge owners and their on-site guides can recommend hikes and activities based on your interests, or you can simply follow the trails from your doorstep through untouched Patagonia forest to astonishing views. Relax as you take in the peaceful atmosphere of the lodge and its unparalleled location.

  • B, L, D – Aguas Arriba

El Calafate General or Nipebo Aike

DAY 9 •  El Chaltén – El Calafate

Reward yourself with a morning at leisure or a short hike before departing for El Calafate. Gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, El Calafate is situated on the shores of Lake Argentino. Walk along the lake to admire its glacially-fed waters, a kaleidoscope of blues with a background of mountain peaks. Discover the town, perhaps stopping at the Historical Interpretation Center to learn about the region’s history, or doing a little shopping at the artisanal markets.

  • B – Hotel Xelena

El Calafate Argentina Trips

DAY 10 •  El Calafate

Marvel at the massive glacier wall of Perito Moreno and admire its vibrant colors ranging from white to turquoise as it descends into Lake Argentino. Spend the day visiting the various scenic overlooks and viewpoint areas around the sprawling glacier, where you will be able to witness the ice calving. Get up close and personal to the face of the glacier on a surreal boat ride.

Alternative experiences at Perito Moreno, such as a short trek on the glacier or more demanding ice hike, are also options.

  • B, box L – Hotel Xelena

Knowmad Adventures Travel

DAY 11 •  El Calafate – Onward

Spend the morning relaxing at your accommodations or continuing your exploration of El Calafate before you bid farewell to Patagonia to return home or continue on your journey.

  • B

AIR TRAVEL

Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your airfare independently, or we are happy to offer assistance in helping you book it. Regional flights for this trip would include: Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Ushuaia to El Calafate, and El Calafate to Buenos Aires.

Knowmad has vast knowledge of and operations within Argentina. This is a private trip, and during the planning stages, your Trip Specialist will collaborate with you in modifying excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests. The following are some ways to customize your trip:

DurationHave a longer or shorter amount of time to travel? We’ll guide you on the best days to pull or ways to extend your adventure, possibly with travel to another region.

Activity LevelLike what you’re seeing but would prefer it to be less active? Or perhaps you’re interested in some more challenging hiking, rafting, biking, etc. Our knowledge of the terrain and range of options will result in a trip custom-crafted for your activity preferences.

accommodation upgrades or AlternativesFrom backcountry camping in tents to luxury, boutique hotels, Knowmad handpicks accommodations based on our travelers’ desires. Talk with us about the nuances of the variety of properties featured in our trips to find the best fit for you.

Visit another regionMaybe wine country or an Andean pueblo has caught your eye, but it’s not in this itinerary. Knowmad Trip Specialists are experts at coordinating inter-regional travel, considering sequencing and the best duration to spend in each destination depending on your interests and travel style.

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN

Let the Journey Begin - Knowmad Adventures

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