Places to Go
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, with its dramatic granite peaks, is Patagonia's most popular trekking destination. While it's best known for its W Trek and the Torres del Paine Circuit, this national park is also home to horse-riding, kayaking, and puma-tracking.
El Chalten & Fitz Roy
The town of El Chalten is a hikers' haven, lying in the shadow of the dominant Mt. Fitz Roy. Staying in the town, you'll be able to go on day hikes around Fitz Roy to incredible sights. You'll also find the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier nearby.
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is a wild, windswept land for intrepid trekkers and those embarking on an adventure cruise through the glacial waters of the Magellan Straits and South to Cape Horn. It is also home to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, from where you can set out on a voyage to Antarctica.
Bariloche & The Lake District
Warmer, greener and wetter than most of Patagonia, the Lake District offers many options for fishing, kayaking, and rafting. Other adventure activities such as hiking, horse-riding, and bike touring are on offer here in the summer months, while the surrounding snowy peaks attract skiers to Bariloche during the winter.
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Types of Tours
Patagonia is a vast and varied region, with a wealth of things to see and do, a range of places to stay and a limited transport network.
Why not let us do the hard work for you? Our team of experts will work with you to design a 2-3 week adventure to your exact requirements, from hiking and horse-riding trips to wine-tasting tours and undiscovered lodges.
We’ll work around your budget and arrange flights, transfers and buses, to create your perfect trip.
Group tours range from luxury to rugged, overland trips. They are typically for 2-3 weeks and explore all the main sites.
Great for solo travellers and those on a budget, group tours come packaged with fixed itineraries, dates, and prices, making them easy to plan around. Group sizes tend to be around 15 travellers at most and you'll really get to know each other as you make your way across Patagonia together.
Patagonia doesn't have to mean camping or hosteling. With the right budget, you can see and experience all that Patagonia has to offer from the comfort of exclusive, luxury accommodation.
Adventure cruising is a great way to discover Patagonia’s rich wildlife and dramatic coastline, much of which is only accessible by sea. Sailing through channels and fjords you’ll hop into Zodiac boats to spot dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds, be dazzled by towering glaciers and in Tierra del Fuego you can even set foot on Cape Horn.
I went for dinner the other week with a couple that I took through Patagonia five years ago when I was guiding. And once, my neighbours once booked a trip without knowing I'd be guiding it - they were so confused when I showed up.
Sally Dodge Tailor-made trip & Lakes Specialist
Study the itinerary carefully. A number of people on my trip seemed to have little conception of the standard of fitness needed for the walking, despite the information provided.
We were very lucky with weather, but I probably didn't understand the extent how weather conditions could impact this trek so much. So tip would be, be prepared for anything!
4 Types of Adventure
We'll provide our expert advice during the early stages of your trip planning, to help you decide where to go and what to do. Once we've worked together to create your perfect itinerary, we'll help you in one of the following ways:
A guided, multi-day activity
A multi-day activity trip, such as a hiking, kayaking or horse-riding trip, can be arranged to fit in with the rest of your plans. Guided trips are typically for small groups of no more than 8 people, but private trips and self-guided trips can be arranged too. We can help solo travellers and couples find like-minded groups to join. Find out more.
A hotel or ship-based trip
We can help you choose the perfect hotel, lodge or eco camp from which to explore the national parks by day and enjoy fine food and wine by night. Expeditionary cruises are also a great way to immerse yourself in Patagonia’s scenery and wildlife from a comfortable base. Find out more.
A group tour
Group Tours are fixed-itinerary trips of around 15 people. With set departure dates and prices making them easy to plan around, they can be either a simple and sociable way for solo travellers or anyone on a budget to fit the highlights of Patagonia into a short time frame, or a great core to a larger adventure. We can help you find the right group tour for you. Find out more.
A 2-3 week holiday
We can help you choose several multi-day activity trips, such as hiking, kayaking or horse-riding trips, and integrate them into your own itinerary. Or, we can plan and arrange an entire bespoke itinerary for you, including flights, buses and accommodation - doing the hard work so you don’t have to. Find out more.