Active: Patagonia Hiking (SACC)
Countries Visited: Argentina Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Catch a glimpse of Mount Fitz Roy, marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier, savour the scenery in Patagonia, enjoy the vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
As a destination for Active travellers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. Do yourself a favour, get yourself down there, and hike all over it. From trekking through the crisp air of El Chalten (with its crazy beautiful Cerro Torre), to the area near (very near) the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, and of course, all the giant sky, vast views, big city Buenos Aires appeal, and the sense of personal triumph you can handle (and then some) - Patagonias ready and waiting for you.
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
As there are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Opt to visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show. Additional Notes: Booking pre or post trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||El Chalten||Day 2 Buenos Aires/El Chalten|
Fly south to the province of Santa Cruz and the town of El Calafate before transferring overland to El Chalten. Often referred to as the trekking capital of Argentina, El Chalten is the gateway to Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres, two of the most beautiful peaks in Patagonia. Enjoy free time to warm up for the upcoming trek, opt to take a short hike to a nearby lookout or explore around town. Transport: Plane (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 3||El Chalten||Day 3 El Chalten (1B)|
Laguna de los Tres is the most popular trek in El Chalten and for good reason. On a clear day, the view of Cerro Fitz Roy and the sparking teal lake below are spectacular. The gradual start to the trek provides time to appreciate the stunning landscape and ease into the challenging trekking ahead. Although the 400m (1,312 ft) incline to reach the lake is taxing, the reward is well worth the effort. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Guided Hike
|Day 4||El Chalten||Day 4 El Chalten (1B)|
Explore one of El Chaltens many trekking routes. Opt to explore the Laguna Torre trail to spot the dramatic Cerro Torre, hike to Laguna Capri or head up to the Condor Mirador to enjoy great views of the town.
|Day 5||El Calafate||Day 5 El Chalten/El Calafate (1B)|
Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Glacier National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel. Included Activities: El Chalten Rafting Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)
|Day 6||El Calafate||Day 6 El Calafate (1B)|
Argentino Lake, discovered in 1873, is the southernmost of the four water sheets produced by the Pleistocene Glaciation. With its fjords and fingers it covers 1,505kmÃ½ (935 miÃ½), and is considered one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. The Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing river of ice, 2.7km (1.7 mi) wide by 55m (180 ft) high, which descends from the continental ice field to the Canal de los Tempanos. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
|Day 7||El Calafate||Day 7 El Calafate (1B)|
Home to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, the quaint alpine town of El Calafate is the perfect base for exploring the nearby glaciers. Los Glaciares National Park, the most renowned in Argentina, was created in 1973 to preserve this vast glacial area encompassing the Upsala Glacier and the incredible Onelli Bay. The main strip of this tiny town is lined with small wooden shops, browse for souvenirs, chocolates, or stop in one of the restaurants for a rest.
|Day 8||Buenos Aires||Day 8 El Calafate/Buenos Aires (1B)|
Fly to the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, the city of Tango! Enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Youll soon begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Get together for one last meal-and a final bottle of wine. This will be your last chance to try Argentinas succulent bife and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy! Transport: Plane (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 9||Buenos Aires||Day 9 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.