Where to go trekking in Patagonia

You can join small group treks with local guides in each national park that you'd like to visit. You can read more about trekking in these different regions in our guide to trekking in Patagonia, or take a look at our interactive map to see the main trekking areas and some of the most notable landmarks.

Torres del Paine - In Patagonia's most famous national park you can trek to the base of mile high granite peaks - the "torres" from which the park takes its name - or get off the beaten track and explore hidden valleys. Find out more about trekking Torres del Paine

El Chalten & Fitz Roy - From the small town of El Chalten, you can walk straight out onto trails to beautiful lakes and glaciers and the best viewpoints of Mt Fitz Roy, returning to your hotel each night. You can also choose longer more challenging treks or even an expedition onto the South Patagonian Ice Cap. See more details on trekking Fitz Roy

Tierra del Fuego - This southernmost region of Patagonia is home to wild landscapes and dominating mountain ranges, including the Dientes de Navarino and the Cordillera Darwin, which make for interesting and challenging treks. It's also possible to go on day hikes starting from the outskirts of the city Ushuaia. Read more about trekking in Tierra del Fuego

The Lake District - Here you can trek among the abundant lakes, forests, and mountains, or to the top of one of the region's volcanoes. Find out more about trekking in the Lake District

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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.


Paine & Fitz Roy

Visit the two most famous trekking destinations in Patagonia - Torres del Paine and Mount Fitz Roy. In Torres del Paine, you can hike the well-known W trek or get off the beaten track into seldom visited valleys. Either way, you'll see the mile high granite towers, after which the park is named, brilliant blue lakes and stunning glaciers. Fitz Roy stands above the small town of El Chalten, in Los Glaciares National Park. From here, you can trek straight from your hotel to the best viewpoints of Fitz Roy and the neighbouring Mt. Torre, or take on a longer trek around these mountains.

We can help you combine these two incredible destinations into one tour.



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.


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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.