Things to consider

  • Do you want to walk well-trodden trails through the highlights, or to explore off the beaten track?
  • Take a group tour, or do 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?

Where to go trekking in Patagonia

Torres del Paine - Patagonia's most famous national park you, with mile-high granite peaks 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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Types of tours

Group trekking tours in Patagonia

Patagonia is a hiker's paradise. 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. 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.


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. Your itinerary could combine treks through rainforest, over the ice cap, climbing mountains, traversing steppe and skirting lakes and volcanoes in the lake district.

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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…

Trekking in Los Glaciares

Trekking in Los Glaciares

Trek amongst jagged, snow-capped peaks and electric-blue lakes, venture out into open valleys and private reserves, or visit the icy glaciers that roll from the Southern …

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 …

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 …

Hiking in the Argentine Lake District

Hiking in the Argentine Lake District

From the ice capped peak of the staggering Lanin Volcano to the challenging slopes of the Cathedral mountain or the gentle trails around glistening lakes, the Argentinian Lake …

Hiking in the Chilean Lake District

Hiking in the Chilean Lake District

This area of Chile offers trekking for all levels from easy day hikes to more challenging multi-day hikes. Hike up smoking volcanoes, climb granite peaks, trek past cascading …

Off the Beaten Track in Torres del Paine

Off the Beaten Track in Torres del Paine

There is more to trekking in Torres del Paine than the W trek or the Circuit. Going off-the-beaten-track can take you scrambling up peaks for views of the icecap, or searching for …

Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy Hiking

Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy Hiking

These tours combine our two favourite trekking spots in Patagonia:  the Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares national parks.  They involve either the classic W-Trek or …

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