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!
Hiking season: February & 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 and strong wind is very possible any time all year round. Always come prepared for the 4 seasons. As Patagonia climate is very unstable, rain and shine can happen in the same day.
Level of difficulty: Moderate to High. Be prepared to 8-9 hours hiking daily on a steep uphill/downhill rocky and sometimes muddy terrain, but well marked trails. Daily distance 10-14 mi with altitude gain approx. 2000 feet (pls see more detailed info in the itinerary below).
Good physical fitness is required for this trip.
Altitudes: The good thing that both Argentinian and Chilean treks are at the LOW ELEVATION, NO RISK OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS. Altitudes range between 600 to 4000 feet. Altitude gain on the day treks hikes is 2000 feet average, which is doable for the healthy and relatively fit person.
Accommodation/ Meals on the treks:
- Argentinian Patagonia (El Chalten aka Fitz Roy region): Alpine style chalet (hosteria) , stay in dbl sharing rooms with private facilities. Meals: breakfast, packed lunch.
- Chilean Patagonia (W trek, Torres del Paine NP): Basic shelters (refugios). Stay 3 nights in mixed dorms 4-6 ppl sharing. Made up bunk beds, shared facilities, hot showers. Meals provided: full board
Welcome to Argentina, the home of Tango, Evita Peron and Diego Maradona!
Evening arrival in Buenos Aires. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel,.