Looking for some restorative downtime kicking back in the Southern Cone? Then this 20-day€tive adventure is absolutely NOT FOR YOU! Imagine almost three weeks packed with every€tivity you can think of and then some! Trek through perfectly picturesque Patagonia, wake up early for whitewater rafting, hike through crisp mountain landscapes on Torres del Paine’s renowned W Trek, and bike, raft, and smile to your heart’s content. Your adrenaline reserves will be tapped by the end of it all.
Day 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Mendoza (1B)
Board a flight bound for the wine region of Argentina and explore the laid-back city of Mendoza.
Day 3 Mendoza (1B, 1L)
Head out early and drive into the mountains; trek to Cerro Arenales and Cerro Lomas Blancas in CordÓn del Plata for beautiful views of the Andes.
Day 4 Mendoza (1B)
Spend the day cycling through vineyards and stop at wineries en route to sample the world-famous Malbec. In the evening, take an overnight bus to Bariloche.
Day 5 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Arrive late afternoon to Bariloche, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true in the Lake District of Argentina. Relax by Nahuel Huapi Lake or wander the streets and pop into artisanal chocolate shops
Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L)
Depart early in the morning for whitewater rafting on Class III/IV rapids. Enjoy the thrilling ride and navigate down the river to the Chilean border. En route stop for a traditional barbecue lunch before returning to Bariloche.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a free day in Bariloche to take advantage of the optional€tivities in this picturesque town.
Day 8 San Carlos de Bariloche/El ChaltÉn (1B)
Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El ChaltÉn and Glacier National Park. En route, marvel at the towering Andean mountains.
Day 9 El ChaltÉn (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.
Day 10 El ChaltÉn (1B)
Enjoy a full-day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres and if the weather cooperates, a clear view of the Fitz Roy peaks. En route, take in the gradual changes in terrain from tree covered trails to exposed alpine landscapes.
Day 11 El ChaltÉn/El Calafate (1B)
Explore one of El ChaltÉn’s 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. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El
Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel.
Day 12 El Calafate (1B)
Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake to get a different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier is up close.
Day 13 El Calafate (1B)
Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town.
Day 14 El Calafate/Puerto Natales (1B)
Continue on to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Explore the town, eat a hearty meal, and rest well for the 4-day hike ahead.
Day 15 Puerto Natales/Serrano Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Embark on a 4-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the famous W Trek. Start the 62km (38.5 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.
Day 16 Serrano Camp/Paine Grande Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, enjoy a scenic drive and a picturesque ferry ride on Lake PehoÉ. Hike to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier and admire the scale of this immense glacier.
Day 17 Paine Grande Camp/Cuernos Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike to the French Valley lookout and take in the awe-inspiring views of the mountain range spreading€ross the national park. Marvel at the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys of the landscape.
Day 18 Cuernos Camp/Puerto Natales (1B, 1L)
Enjoy the final day of the W Trek. Wake up to the amazing views of the Cuernos del Paine (the Horns of Paine) and continue trekking to Las Torres Campsite. Finish by snapping a photo of the mountains reflecting in the Lake NordenskjÖld and enjoy the sense of€complishment.
Day 19 Puerto Natales/Buenos Aires
In the evening, leave Patagonia behind and fly back to Buenos Aires.
Day 20 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.
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