TREKKING in patagonia
One trip to Argentina is never enough. Adventurers will enjoy challenging hikes and epic vistas amongst the striking peaks and gnarled glaciers of Patagonia, and then head to the valley to savor locally raised beef and lamb at a streetside parilla. Argentina is far more than Patagonia, though, providing a jumping-off point for expedition cruises to Antarctica, or days of sipping espresso and wandering funky antique markets in Buenos Aires. Wine lovers will find themselves enchanted with Mendoza, where the high desert environment produces the finest malbecs and tempranillos in the world. Ride bikes or hire a driver to navigate the dirt roads between wineries and soak up the magnificent views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas and one of the Seven Sisters.
Here is an itinerary we developed for an active couple wanting to experience the highlights of Patagonia:
Day 1 : Arrive Buenos Aires.
Day 2 - 4 : Free days in Buenos Aires.
Day 5 : Fly to El Calafate. Overnight with gauchos at a working sheepranch.
Day 6 : Ice trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 7 : Horseback riding, free afternoon at the ranch.
Day 8 : Bus ride to the small adventure hub of El Chalten. Free afternoon.
Day 9 - 10 : Full Days Hiking in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares with a guide.
Day 11 : Free Day in El Chalten, hiking in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.
Day 12 : Free morning, afternoon to El Calafate. Overnight in town.
Day 13 : Transfer to the Chilean side of Patagonia and arrive at Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
Day 14 - 15 : Full Days Hiking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine with a private guide.
Day 16 : Guided Fly Fishing.
Day 17 : Return to El Calafate, Argentina.
Day 18 : Fly El Calafate - Buenos Aires.
Day 19 - 25 : Free days to explore Buenos Aires.
Day 26 : Depart Buenos Aires, return home.
Top - Perito Merino Glacier, Argentina (Sullivan Peraino)
Bottom left - Laguna de los Tres, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina (Sullivan Peraino)
Bottom Right - Banana smiles with Mt. Fitz Roy, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina (Sullivan Peraino)