Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego

This itinerary manages to take you to all of Patagonia's top regions (including Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine, El Chalten, the Lake District) in just 23 days. And they've managed to keep the price very low indeed by using tents for accommodation almost every night. Want to see all of Patagonia, on a tight budget...here you go!

23 Days

Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego - 23

Itinerary Map

Start from Ushuaia and end at Santiago

Landmarks visited on Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego

Operator's Itinerary

Trip Summary

  • Explore Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town
  • Enter Tierra del Fuego
  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park
  • Based in El Calafate, tour the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Explore Los Glaciares National Park’s Fitz Roy mountains and Viedma Lake
  • Journey along the Chilean fjords
  • Visit El Chalten
  • Stay in Puerto Montt
  • Choice of adventure activities when spending 2 days in Pucon
  • Visit vineyards on the journey northwards
  • Visit Santiago

Trip Details

Days 1-2: Ushuaia

Start this epic adventure at the world's southernmost town. Wander the streets of Ushuaia, which is set between the Beagle Channel and looming glacial peaks, or perhaps head out on a day trip to the nearby penguin colonies.

Day 3: Strait of Magellan

Enter the wilds of Tierra del Fuego. Spot seals, sea lions and penguins playing in the freezing waters and pitch a tent among the windswept plains.

Days 4-7: Torres del Paine National Park

Spend four days exploring this rugged expanse, punctuated by huge granite cliffs piercing barren plains, home to rare guanacos (the llama's wild Andean cousin) and flightless rhea birds.

Days 8-9: El Calafate/ Moreno Glacier

The breathtaking blue expanse of the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the world's most accessible ice fields. Listen to the moan of the advancing ice and watch as huge chunks break off and collapse into the freezing Iceberg Channel below.

Days 10-12: El Chalten/ Los Glaciares National Park

Explore the stunningly rugged mountains while trekking over glaciers, taking in views of the Fitz Roy mountains or horse riding around the icy Viedma Lake.

Days 13-17: Chilean Fjord Coast

Vast creaking blue glaciers, towering mountains and glassy lakes dominate the horizon on the journey along the Chilean Fjord Coast. Camp in the Patagonian wilds amid the rugged beauty and isolation of one of the world's final frontiers.

Day 18: Chaiten

Hugged by rugged mountains, this humble fishing village is punctuated by the smouldering peaks of the Corcovado and Michinmahuida volcanoes.

Day 19: Puerto Montt

Pitch a tent close to the port city of Puerto Montt in the midst of the Chilean Lake District.

Days 20-21: Pucon

Discover the wealth of adventure activities on offer in this volcanic town. Hit the slopes of Villerica for hiking and horse riding or relax in the thermal springs that bubble in pools around the town.

Day 22: Saltos del Laja

Travel down the spine of the Andes, passing rich agricultural areas and vast sweeping vineyards. This is the heart of Chilean wine country, so try a few of the famed vintages on the journey north.

Day 23: Santiago

Discover the cosmopolitan streets of Chile's capital and perhaps get a lesson in indigenous culture and traditions in the Chilean pre-Columbian Art Museum.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

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