From $2,995 per person
Pricing starts at $2,995 USD
Single Supplement Hotels: from $495
Single Supplement Tents: from $550
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Starts at 7 Days / 6 Nights
*choose between 3.5 – 4 Star or a 4.5 – 5 Star Accommodations
MAX. GROUP SIZE
No minimum or maximum
Please Note – the Trip Activity Level Guide is for guidance only and provides a general sense of what you should expect on our trips. Actual times, distances, and elevation can be outside the ranges outlined below.
Trips designated “Easy” are perfect for first-timers, or travelers looking for a mild physical challenge. Hikes, treks, and horseback rides are short and terrain is typically flat, at an elevation not exceeding 5,000 feet. On paddling trips, river currents move swiftly, thus minimal paddling is required.
“Moderate” trips are more active and require a bit more endurance. Hikes, treks, and horseback rides includes occasional steep ascents. Elevation can occassionaly reach up to 15,000 feet. River currents are moderate and some stretches include Class 1-2 rapids.
Trips marked “Advanced” require strong physical stamina, as we’re often active for 8+ hours per day. Hikes, treks, and horseback rides include traversing more rugged and mountainous terrain, at elevations that can reach up to 15,000 feet. Rivers currents are moderate to swift and often include paddling white water through Class 1-3 rapids.
TEP’s most physically demanding trips fall into the “Explorer” category. Expect 8+ hours of activity per day. These trips are demanding, yet attainable for those seeking the challenge. Hike, trek, and horseback ride on rugged and mountainous terrain with frequent steep ascents. Elevation may exceed 15,000 feet. Rivers currents are moderate to swift and often include navigating white water through Class 1-3 rapids.
More Questions? Speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you OR Read more about the Trip Activity Level Guide
SAMPLE TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
Upon your arrival, we will transport you to your hotel in the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires where you will have the opportunity to explore and discover the city at your leisure. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is a vibrant and cosmopolitan hub with a diverse array of architectural styles and a rich cultural heritage.
Day 2: Tour of Buenos Aires
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel for a 5-hour tour of Buenos Aires, visiting the historic and political center of Plaza de Mayo, the charming neighborhood of San Telmo, the colorful district of La Boca, known for tango culture, and the chic Recoleta. In the evening, we will take you to a tango and music show with dinner, then return you to your hotel fully enamored with the magic of Buenos Aires.
Day 3: El Calafate
On this day, you will fly to El Calafate, Argentina and spend the afternoon and evening exploring the “glacier capital” known for its Patagonian steppe landscape and access to the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world.
Day 4: Perito Moreno Glacier
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Los Glaciares National Park, 50 miles from El Calafate to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. A specialized guide will lead the group on a 20-minute boat ride, followed by a 1.5 hour ice walk with crampons, and a walk through the forest for a different perspective of the glacier. The entire tour will last around 10 hours.
Day 5: El Calafate to El Chalten
For the fifth day, you will take a scenic transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén, a top-rated trekking destination known for its Patagonian steppe, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and forests. You will receive a pre-trek briefing and have the afternoon and evening to explore El Chaltén at your own pace.
Day 6: Mount Fitz Roy and Laguna de Los Tres
Today, you will hike to Laguna de Los Tres and the base of Mount Fitz Roy, known for its stunning views and steep 400 meter slope. Enjoy the reward of the emerald waters of Laguna de Los Tres, its glacier, and the pristine peaks of Fitz Roy.
Daily trekking distance: approximately 24 kilometers / 15 miles
Day 7: Laguna Torre & Cerro Torre
Today, you will hike to Laguna Torre, a famous trail known for its close-up view of Cerro Torre, passing through a multi-colored landscape of snow-capped mountains and native forest. After passing the De Agostini campsite, you can reach an excellent Cerro Torre viewpoint, explore the lagoon and watch floating glacial icebergs or continue to the Mascardi viewpoint.
Daily trekking distance: approximately 20 kilometers / 12.5 miles
Day 8: Kayak in Rio las Vueltas
Today, you be kayaking in Rio las Vueltas. As you row down the river, the guide will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will have the opportunity to take in stunning views of the Fitz Roy massif during the descent.
Day 9: El Calafate to Ushuaia
Today you will travel by bus to El Calafate and then take a flight to Ushuaia, where you will be greeted by a team member and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, you will have the remainder of the afternoon to explore the southern city of Ushuaia at your leisure, including visiting its museums and trying the local seafood.
Day 10: Tierra del Fuego National Park
Today, you will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning to embark on a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park. After a 6 mile drive, we will reach the park where we will start a hike along the 4-mile-long Coastal Path. As you hike, you will be surrounded by nature and have the opportunity to admire the beautiful views of the lakes, sea, and surrounding mountains. After the hike, we will stop to access Acigami Lake or Roca Lake, where you will have the chance to enjoy a comforting hot lunch with a great panoramic view from inside a heated dome-tent.
Daily trekking distance: approximately 7 kilometers / 4.4 miles
You will then head down the freshwater of Lapataia river aboard inflatable canoes and paddle until reaching the sea in Lapataia Bay. Once you reach Lapataia Bay, the tour will end and you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 11: Isla Martillo & Estancia Harberton
Today you will experience Isla Martillo & Estancia Harberton, visiting the Penguin Rookery Group. You will be transported to the touristic pier for a bus ride on Route 3 and Route J to Estancia Harberton, where you will visit the Acatushún Museum of Birds and Marine Mammals and then take a short navigation to Isla Martillo, home to a penguin colony. There, you will have the opportunity to disembark and walk along marked trails and see these animals up close. The tour includes a half-hour walk with a specialized guide, and the trip should last around 5-6 hours depending on the weather.
Day 12: Final Day In Argentina
Today marks your final day in Argentina. After breakfast we will transport you to Ushuaia Airport for your flight. We hope you enjoyed your time in Argentina. We wish you safe travels and hope to join you on your next adventure!
Please contact us for a complete detailed itinerary.
Read what our clients are saying about this once-in-a-lifetime experience:
★★★★ – ★★★★★
4 – 5 Star Accommodations
Four Season Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Four Seasons, located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, offers guests a blend of modern amenities and old-world charm with its combination of a 1920s mansion and contemporary high-rise. Guests can gather with colleagues and friends at the hotel’s Pony Line for cocktails and at Elena for dry-aged steaks, or indulge in a local tradition of Sunday barbecue in the hotel’s secret garden.
Los Ponchos Hotel | El Calafate, Argentina
Los Ponchos Hotel, located 2 km from El Calafate’s downtown, is situated in a beautiful setting between steppe and glaciers. Guests can enjoy a unique experience in their cozy rooms, which are decorated with Hispano-American art pieces that connect guests to their cultural identity. From the hotel’s ten wide and comfortable rooms, guests can take in the stunning view of Lago Argentino and admire the beauty of the Patagonian skies. The rooms come equipped with central and adjustable heating, an individual safe, WiFi, a minibar, and a hair dryer.
Los Cerros Boutique Hotel | El Calafate, Argentina
Los Cerros Boutique Hotel features rooms decorated with rustic materials and natural, neutral colors. Each room is equipped with a seating area, minibar, and private bathroom. Guests can enjoy free WiFi in the common areas of the hotel and dine at the hotel’s restaurant which serves traditional Patagonian dishes as well as international cuisine. The hotel’s bar offers a wide variety of drinks including Argentine wine and regional spirits.
Arakur Resort | Ushuaia, Argentina
Arakur Ushuaia is situated in a prime location within the Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, just minutes away from the city center of Ushuaia. The hotel features a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites decorated with indigenous Argentine materials, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the state-of-the-art comfort technology including geothermal air conditioning and humidity control for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
★★★½ – ★★★★
3.5 – 4 Star Accommodations
L’Hotel Palermo | Buenos Aires, Argentina
L’Hôtel Palermo is the perfect choice for those looking to explore one of South America’s most vibrant cities. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo, known for its designer boutiques, art galleries, and renowned restaurants, guests can relax and unwind at the hotel’s elegant rooftop lounge or within its lush private gardens. The hotel’s open and peaceful spaces evoke the charm of French Provence and the warmth and energy of historic Buenos Aires.
Patagonia Queen | El Calafate, Argentina
Patagonia Queen is a small, centrally-located boutique hotel that offers personalized service. The hotel’s architecture is designed to reflect the natural beauty and magic of Patagonia, using unique and native materials from the region.
Pudu Lodge | El Chalten, Argentina
Pudu Lodge is a hotel built and run by a group of experienced mountaineers who have been visiting and exploring El Chaltén for many years. It offers 28 spacious and comfortable rooms, perfect for a good rest after a day of hiking. Guests can expect a warm welcome, with personalized advice and recommendations for activities and local cuisine.
Las Lengas Hotel | Ushuaia, Argentina
Las Lengas Hotel is located on a hilltop opposite Ushuaia Centenario Park, offering guests a panoramic view of the city. Each room features large windows with views of either the Beagle Channel or the Andes Mountains. The hotel features a restaurant with beautiful views that is enclosed in glass, as well as a bar and garden. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi service during their stay.
Argentine Patagonia FAQs
We recommend spending at least seven days in Argentina. That allows enough time to check off some of the most iconic highlights of the country, including the tango halls of old Buenos Aires and the jagged peaks of Patagonia. But you could spend weeks and weeks here exploring everything from the wine regions to the Pampas to the isles of Tierra del Fuego.
For many, the best time to visit Argentine Patagonia is from November to March. These months arguably offer the finest weather and mildest temperatures. It’s also the peak trekking season in Patagonia, though busier trails mean that some travelers prefer to dodge the crowds and visit in October or April (but there’s more rain during this time).
The best trekking destinations in Argentina can all be found in the southernmost region of Patagonia. Chief among them is surely El Chaltén, the self-proclaimed “Trekking Capital of Argentina.” It’s a well-appointed hiking town with great hotels and lodges, all in the shadow of the mighty Fitz Roy massif. There are also fantastic hikes to be done in El Calafate, Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia), and throughout Argentina’s Lake District (Bariloche) especially.
The Tierra del Fuego region of southern Patagonia is known for its dramatic landscapes and rare wildlife. A huge section of it in Argentina is now a designated national park, made up of sub-antarctic forests and frozen mountain ice fields. You can go there to see penguins and hike coastal trails on the very edge of the continent.
The statistics show that Argentina is one of the safer countries in South America for visitors. Big cities like Buenos Aires and Mendoza do have certain areas that are to be avoided, but you’re not likely to visit them on your trip during organized tour experiences. Rural Argentina and Patagonia, meanwhile, are extremely welcoming regions, where the biggest risks will probably be natural disasters. Regardless of where you are though, it’s best to remain vigilant and stay aware of your surroundings.
It can get cold in Patagonia. From June to August – the coldest time of the year – the nights can see temperatures plummet into the 20s°F (-7°C) at ground level, while it can easily get much colder in high-up trekking towns such as El Chaltén. From November to March, when most people visit, it is a lot warmer than that, though the region still sees big fluctuations in temperatures, ranging around 55-70s°F (13-22°C).
Argentina is generally seen as a low-cost destination compared to places in Western Europe and the U.S., but more expensive than other South American countries. That said, the economy here has been extremely volatile in recent years. The local currency, the peso, collapsed in value recently, pushing up demand for stable currencies like the USD and EUR. The upshot? Argentina is now a great bargain for foreign travelers, who can make use of very favorable exchange rates to make their money go further.
Personal Attention Before Your Trip to Argentina
There is no other operator in the travel industry that will provide the same level of personal attention to you before your adventure in Patagonia. We get very involved with our clients before each trip by offering a series of pre-planning calls in the months and weeks before departure. This provides you with an opportunity to hear directly from us on preparation, trip experience, and training. It also gives you the platform to ask questions about any aspect of the trip.
Our knowledgeable support staff take care of the details of your in-country transportation, lodging, meals, tours, park fees, and activities. We’ve even scheduled in a bit of free time for you to explore, relax, shop, or eat on your own.