SAMPLE ITINERARY


Custom Patagonia

A journey among majestic mountain marvels

  • Hike among the breathtaking granite spires of the Torres del Paine
  • Witness calving glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park
  • Buenos Aires’ European-inspired charms and gourmet cuisine
Patagonia
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Destinations:
Trip Length: 11 Days
Activity type(s): Cultural Tour, Day Hiking, Horseback Riding
Trip Extensions: Argentina & Chile Extensions

Patagonia's wonderfully theatrical landscapes demand (and deserve) attention, but how does a traveler begin to discover such a vast region? GeoEx's explorations in Patagonia go back more than 25 years, and our passionate experts are ready to guide you through all the options—from accommodations and wilderness areas to insider experiences—to create the journey that is just right for you. The sample itinerary described here, which delights in Patagonia's granite monoliths, shockingly blue lakes, fabulous cuisine, and superb hotels and estancias, is just a starting point.

After landing in Santiago, Chile, and exploring the city or the nearby wine region, you'll fly to Torres del Paine National Park for a couple days of jaw-dropping hiking and communing with its symphonic peaks. Then cross the border into Argentina, where you'll overnight at the understatedly luxurious Eolo Lodge, soak in the beauty of the Patagonian Steppes, and spend a day at the mammoth Perito Moreno Glacier, watching it slowly calve into Lago Argentino. Next it's off to remote Estancia Cristina, a wilderness ranch only accessible by boat and set against lushly glaciated mountains. Here you can choose to hike, fish, and ride horses with gauchos, enjoying moments that most adventurers only dream of. You can wrap up your journey with time in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires or add another chapter to your South American odyssey.


 to ing our  through skilled atdelighted to guide you in choosing  we've , trave  On this 11-day, expertly guided adventure, you’ll explore its wonderfully theatrical landscapes, from granite monoliths to shockingly blue lakes, traveling by charter plane or four-by-four. Along the way, you’ll be treated to fabulous cuisine and nights in superb hotels and estancias.

You begin in Buenos Aires, a world-class city of leafy neighborhoods, European-style avenues, and elegant hotels and restaurants. Then it’s off to Torres del Paine for a couple days of jaw-dropping hiking and communing with its symphonic peaks. Next to El Calafate, where you stay at the understatedly luxurious Eolo Lodge in the Patagonian Steppes and spend a day at the mammoth Perito Moreno Glacier, watching it slowly calve into Lago Argentino. Onward by boat to Estancia Cristina, an isolated wilderness ranch set against the lushly glaciated mountains of remotest Patagonia. Here there’s time to wander, fish, ride horses, and gaze at the skyscraper mountains guarding the Patagonian Ice Cap. After exploring the frozen wonderland of Upsala Glacier, you return to Buenos Aires for flights home—or perhaps begin another chapter of South American exploration.

 to ing our  through skilled atdelighted to guide you in choosing  we've , trave  On this 11-day, expertly guided adventure, you’ll explore its wonderfully theatrical landscapes, from granite monoliths to shockingly blue lakes, traveling by charter plane or four-by-four. Along the way, you’ll be treated to fabulous cuisine and nights in superb hotels and estancias.

You begin in Buenos Aires, a world-class city of leafy neighborhoods, European-style avenues, and elegant hotels and restaurants. Then it’s off to Torres del Paine for a couple days of jaw-dropping hiking and communing with its symphonic peaks. Next to El Calafate, where you stay at the understatedly luxurious Eolo Lodge in the Patagonian Steppes and spend a day at the mammoth Perito Moreno Glacier, watching it slowly calve into Lago Argentino. Onward by boat to Estancia Cristina, an isolated wilderness ranch set against the lushly glaciated mountains of remotest Patagonia. Here there’s time to wander, fish, ride horses, and gaze at the skyscraper mountains guarding the Patagonian Ice Cap. After exploring the frozen wonderland of Upsala Glacier, you return to Buenos Aires for flights home—or perhaps begin another chapter of South American exploration.

Patagonia travel tour map

Itinerary at a Glance


  • Day 1: arrive in Santiago
  • Day 2: fly to Punta Arenas, drive to Torres del Paine
  • Days 3 & 4: hiking in Torres del Paine
  • Day 5: drive to El Calafate, Argentina
  • Day 6: Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Day 7: boat to Estancia Cristina
  • Day 8: Upsala Glacier hiking
  • Day 9: Los Glaciares National Park, return to El Calafate
  • Day 10: fly to Buenos Aires, city tour
  • Day 11: depart.

  • Extension Options:
    Trip extensions to El Chaltén (Mount Fitz Roy), Tierra del Fuego, and Cape Horn National Park are available. Please ask for details.