Patagonia: Epic hiking adventure

Buenos Aires, Argentina

KS
Karina Safari
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Mar 8 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 14
Patagonia: Epic hiking adventure
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Karina Safari
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22 reviews

Mar 8 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Join Ultimate Patagonia Adventure  in Argentina and Chile!  If you love hikes and outdoors this trip is just for you!  Enjoy most incredible views on Earth as you hike in the Fitz Roy  area of Argentina,  hike the epic "W trek" in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, ice-climb the giant Perito Moreno glacier, marvel the icebergs of Lago Grey, take a cruise across the Magellan Strait , a home to the largest penguin colony in Southern Chile!  

Highlights

  • Argentinian Patagonia: Hike Los Glaciares National Park: base of Monte Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Laguna de los Tres
  • Perito Moreno Glacier. Experience the walk on the surface of iceberg in crampons. Taste a shot of whiskey with a glacier ice as a reward! :-)
  • Chilean Patagonia: see fantastic landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park 
  • "W TREK express" .  4D/3N Multi-day hike, considered as one of the world epic trails
  • Penguins colony at the Isla Magdalena, cruise on the legendary Strait of Magellan

Things you need to know:

Time of the year:  March is  the end of Summer - beginning of Fall in Patagonia, a time of the year when the landscape becomes golden-reddish and vegetation takes unique and beautiful yellow hues.  A time when rest is delightful…. Ideal for hiking and photography lovers. 


Weather: It is characterized by an unstable trans-Andean climate, with very strong winds.  March being the end of the summer season, is still the warm time of the year, with average day  temperatures of 12-15°C (54-60°F), with a low of 1°C (33°F) and a high of 23.5°C (75°F).  Rain is very possible any time all year round. Always come prepared for the 4 seasons. As Patagonia climate is very unstable, all of them can happen in the same day.


Level of difficulty:  Be prepared to the hikes of moderate to high level of difficulty,  approx. 8-9 h roundtrip/ 11 -20 km daily. This trip is good both for beginners and advanced hikers, You have to be in a relatively good shape. 


Altitudes:  Both the popular Fitz Roy Range in Argentina and Torres del Paine in Chile are excellent options for low elevation day treks.  Altitudes range between 120 to 1200m. Altitude gain on the hikes is approx. 700m, which is doable for the healthy person.


Accommodation/ Meals on the treks:  

In Argentinian Patagonia - day hikes with return to chalet for overnight (dbl rooms with private facilities).  Breakfast in chalet will be provided.

In Chilean Patagonia (W trek)  - 3 nights stay in basic clean refuges. Mixed dorms for 4-6 people sharing (made up bunk beds), with shared facilities, hot showers. Full board will be provided (breakfast, lunch box, dinner).

What’s included

  • Guided services
    Experienced team leader on the entire trip, and local guides in select locations
  • All transportation
    Airport transfers and private transport btw destinations. Regular transport to/from W trek
  • All lodging
    Charming hotels and alpine-style chalets (except for W trek : refuges)
  • Admissions
    Torres del Paine NP, Los Glaciares NP
  • Activities and day-hikes
    3 full day guided hikes, Perito Moreno glacier mini-trek, Isla Magdalena boat cruise
  • Meals
    Breakfasts in hotels, full board on W trek
  • W trek
    3 nights full board accommodation in refuges: mixed dorms 4-8 people sharing, made up/bunk beds, shared facilities, hot shower. Regular transport to/from Natales, regular catamaran
  • Flights
    International and 2 domestic flights
  • Meals
    Lunches , Dinners in towns
  • Optional tours
    City tour in Buenos Aires
  • Travel insurance

Available Packages

Early bird
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Deposit: $1000
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Deposit: $1000

Available options

Buenos Aires walking tour
$95
Domestic flights (TBC at booking)
$244

Itinerary

Day 1 (Mar 8)
Arrival : Argentina, Buenos Aires

12:31 AM - Departure from SFO (flight # CM 383). Stopover in Panama.

9:21 PM - Arrival to Buenos Aires, Argentina. (CM 279). Welcome to Argentina, the home of Tango, Evita Peron and Diego Maradona! 

Meet & transfer to Hotel Two, neighborhood San Telmo

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
22 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

I am so glad we did this trip. Katya is an awesome guide with great knowledge of DV. She took us to places we probably won’t get to on our own. She kept everything very well organized and easy to follow. We really enjoyed our time and made a lot of great memories. This is my second trip and definitely not the last.
Amazing trip! Loved whole experience. Things I loved: - organization - arrival/departure/car - Guides very knowledgeable, interesting info - great selection of hikes and attraction - great restaurants - great accommodation - loved participants dynamics Things that I would improve: - gathering place for the evening which give opportunity for activity guided by participants - missing spiritual part - was hoping for group meditations at vortexes - hikes too short, better less hikes but longer - sunrise hikes
One of the best trips I had. Great company, very picturesque hikes and comfortable accommodations. Everything was organized perfectly with a good balance between hikes, sightseeing and free time. Karina took care of all the logistics, which made the trip very relaxing. We covered a lot of places in 12 days - more than it would be possible on my own. Highly recommended!
SP
Amazing trip - great people, well-organized itinerary, and an opportunity to surround yourself with unbelievable nature all day, every day. A truly refreshing change of pace and surroundings. If you are hesitating about whether to sign up, nervous about traveling with people you don't know, doubting your level of physical preparedness, talk to Karina - and then do it! You won't regret it. This trip is a breath of air and an experience to remember for a lifetime.
It was an awesome trip!! Karina created the best agenda that allowed us to experience different places/things. The local crew/guide was professional and took care everything for us, and the food is better than expected. Karina stayed connected with us before and throughout the whole trip and responded quickly to our questions/concerns. Highly recommended!
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena Margulis on 10 Sep, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory Lyakhovitskiy on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan Toibazarova on 20 Jun, 2019