This Argentina and Chile Adventure takes the best of Patagonia and wraps it up in a perfectly packed two-week bow. Take in the beauty and vastness of El Calafate and El Chaltén in Argentina. Then travel to the iconic regions of Torres del Paine and the Lake District in Chile.
Argentina & Chile Adventure with Ker & Downey
Suggested journey at a glance: 15 days / 14 nights in Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine, the Lakes District, and Santiago
There are many ways to experience Argentina & Chile adventure travel. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
First, your Argentina & Chile Adventure begins in the capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, settle into your boutique hotel accommodations located in the trendy Palermo Viejo neighborhood for two nights. While here, your private guide will lead you on a half-day exploration of Recoleta and Palermo Chico. No doubt you will soon learn why these neighborhoods are called “Paris of Latin America.” The highlight of your time, however, is a special Argentinian dinner prepared by local chef in a private home — complete with live music.
Then depart for El Calafate for a quick stop en route to El Chaltén. Indeed, your overnight at Estancia Cristina promises tons of adventure during a short amount of time. Enjoy a 4×4 drive to the Upsala Glacier Viewpoint as well as a cruise across Lake Argentina.
Continue your Argentina & Chile Adventure in El Chaltén. From your exclusive accommodations at Explora El Chaltén, you are in the perfect position to explore the Southern Patagonia Ice Field, the world’s third largest freshwater reserve. Over three days, take advantage of the many excursions on offer at Explora El Chaltén. For example, choose from a myriad of hikes through Los Huemules Conservation Reserve or Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy overland excursions to hidden corners of Lago del Desierto or to the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier. Alternatively, go rock climbing in the climbing capital of South America. Or, embark on epic high-mountain expeditions and ascents for a completely different challenge and perspective. At the end of each day, you will be pampered with delicious cuisine and a spa focused on disconnection and immersion in nature with amazing views of the ñirre forest.
Torres del Paine – Best of Patagonia
The best of Patagonia would be incomplete without plenty of time in Torres del Paine. As such, enjoy four days in this adventurous playground at Patagonia Camp. Indeed, its luxury lakeside yurts offer a peaceful and remote base from which to explore Torres del Paine. Enjoy a variety of private or shared tours into Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, take advantage of the off-the-beaten track hiking and lake activities, including kayaking, fishing, and SUP paddle boarding — which are exclusive to the private nature reserve in which Patagonia Camp sits. At the end of each day, soak in the lakeside setting from your private yurt’s deck, and enjoy delicious offerings from the kitchen, including weekly Lamb and Wine events.
Then head north for the final leg of your Argentina & Chile Adventure. Hole up at Futangue, a family owned and run retreat located at the foot of the Valdivian Forest in Futangue Park. This remote refuge offers unmatched immersion in northern Patagonia’s lakes, rainforests, and volcanoes. As such, you will have three days to explore the 70 miles of trails leading to centuries-old native forests filled with woodpeckers, foxes, pumas, and condors. Futangue Park is also an ideal destination for all kinds of outdoor experiences: hiking, fly fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, snowshoeing, nature photography, bathing in hot springs, and visiting local villages are just some of them.
Lastly, conclude your Argentina & Chile adventure in Santiago. A quick overnight provides plenty of time to explore part of the city with a private guide before departing on your flight home.
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