Things to consider

  • Do you want to walk well-trodden trails through the highlights, or to explore off the beaten track?
  • Interested in taking a group tour, or doing self-guided or private trekking?
  • Would you prefer to return to a comfy bed each night, or do some multi-day trekking, staying in refugios or camping under the stars?
  • Are the Polar regions your true passion and is your heart set on a voyage to Antarctica? Hiking trips in Patagonia are the perfect add on experience

Where can I hike in Patagonia?

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Where to go trekking in Patagonia

Torres del Paine - Patagonia's most renowned national park you, with mile-high peaks, iconic granite spires and world-famous multi-day trekking

El Chalten & Fitz Roy - Walk straight out of your hotel onto trails to beautiful lakes, glaciers and viewpoints of Mt Fitz Roy. You can also choose longer more challenging treks or even an expedition onto the South Patagonian Ice Cap. 

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.

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. 

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Sarah says

A great way to experience the highlights of Patagonia's iconic hiking trails with the support and camaraderie of a group and guide, and the flexibility to add in extra hikes and excursions if you want to cram in as much as possible!

Sarah Schneider Patagonia Specialist

Types of tours

Group trekking tours in Patagonia

Patagonia is a hiker's paradise with world class trails. Whether you're looking to see the highlights on the famous W Trek or go off the beaten track somewhere more remote, there are group trekking trips in every region of Patagonia.

Most group trekking tours come packaged with fixed itineraries, dates and prices, making them easy to plan around to give you peace of mind. Group sizes tend to be around 15 travellers at most, and you'll really get to know each other as you discover Patagonia's scenery together.

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Lago Sarmiento & the Paine Massif

Self-guided and private hiking

If you have a little more experience hiking and like the sound of exploring on your own schedule, there are lots of trails which you can explore either independently or with a private guide. These range from multi-day hikes to day hikes from a base, and often mean you can get a little off the beaten track.

For those for whom hiking is a passion, ask us about linking together hikes in a few different destinations as part of your trip to Patagonia, enabling you to tick off many of the trekking gems of South America. Your itinerary could combine hiking and trekking through rainforests, over the ice cap, climbing mountains, traversing steppe and skirting lakes and volcanoes in the lake district. 

El Chalten Day hikes

View of Cerro Torre, Los Glacaires

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What our customers think of Patagonia Hiking Tours

Patagonia Hiking Tours trips scored 4.4/5 from 1649 reviews

Our guides made the hike for us. They were incredibly knowledgable and kind. They were very fun and personable to be with essentially 24/7 for the days of the hike and I could tell genuinely cared for our safety and well being. I would definitely recommend having guides to other hikers and travelers because they were able to set a pace that made sure we were where we needed to be and when. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Jacquelyn Van Dyk - USA

Amazing hike and the guides were fantastic. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Carol Gibbons - USA

It's difficult to pick one moment over an 8 day period. One of the greatest moments was reminiscing about the trip just as we completed the trek. Discussing how humbling the entire experience was, along with the pain, laughs, and knowledge gained. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Nick Jakubowski - USA

Not only was it the most physically demanding experience, it is very emotional and mental. During the trek you rethink all your decisions that got you there, when you're done you're ready to plan the next trip. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2022

Nick Jakubowski - USA

My advice is GO! It was really incredible. I spent 2 weeks in total in Patagonia, but if you have the time then spend longer. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Meg Randell - United Kingdom


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Hiking destinations in Patagonia

Hiking in Torres del Paine

Hiking in Torres del Paine

World famous trekking awaits in Torres del Paine National Park. Each valley, peak and pass hides its own treasures, be it hanging glaciers, vast pampas, twisted metamorphic rock or…

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Hikers enjoying the view of Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares national park

Trekking in Los Glaciares

Argentina's Los Glaciares is full of jagged granite mountains, electric-blue lakes and sparkling glaciers: perfect for anything from short day hikes to epic wilderness treks.

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Trekking in Tierra del Fuego

Hiking in Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego is a land of extremes. Swathes of isolated steppe are punctuated with windswept trees, endless peat bogs and craggy outcrops crowned with glaciers. Here is …

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Hiking in Aysen

Hiking in Aysen

Dramatic snow-capped mountains, glistening glacial lakes and lush forested valleys make for superb trekking in this unsung region. Explore the fantastic hiking routes in Aysen's …

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