For those looking to explore a corner of the world that is well off the tourist track (in addition to some incredible highlights), this two weeks of hiking through some very remote areas of Patagonia is your opportunity to roam wild and free, my friend. With snow-capped mountains and blue skies as your backdrop, you’ll hike through otherworldly Torres del Paine National Park, staggering El ChaltÉn, sobering Glacier National Park, and the highly celebrated W Trek. Get ready for the walk of your life.
Day 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Buenos Aires/El ChaltÉn (1B)
Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El ChaltÉn within Glacier National Park, marvel at the Andean mountains en route. Enjoy some free time in town or head out on a short hike.
Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 El Calafate (1B)
Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town.
Day 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 Puerto Natales/Buenos Aires (1B)
In the evening, leave Patagonia behind and fly back to Buenos Aires.
Day 14 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.
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