PATAGONIA ICE TRAIL
For serious hikers and nature lovers, this thirteen day tour in Patagonia is perfect. Visit Ushuaia, the most southerly town in the world, hike through the spectacular scenery near El Chalten and visit the Perito Moreno Glacier.
13 DAYS FROM £3,038 pp / $4,709 pp
Includes: Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, English speaking guides, full ATOL financial protection.
Excludes: International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.
To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on:
0207 407 1478 (UK) / 1 855 625 2753 (US) or contact us here.
Quietly paddling on the crystal-clear waters of the Ovando River
Hiking through spectacular scenery to the Mt Fitz Roy base camp
Watching ice blocks calving from the Perito Moreno Glacier and crash into the lake below
Day 1: Buenos Aires - Arrive and transfer to hotel / Art Hotel
Day 2: Buenos Aires - City tour of Buenos Aires / Art Hotel
Day 3: Ushuaia - Fly to the end of the world / Fueguino Hotel
Day 4: Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park and Beagle Channel Cruise / Fueguino Hotel
Day 5: Ushuaia - Harberton Ranch and trek / Fueguino Hotel
Day 6: El Chalten - Fly and transfer to El Chalten / Hosteria Senderos
Day 7: El Chalten - Hike to Mt Fitz Roy base camp / Hosteria Senderos
Day 8: El Chalten – Trekking to Laguna Torre / Hosteria Senderos
Day 9: El Chalten - Trekking to Laguna de los Tres / Hosteria Senderos
Day 10: El Calafate – Minitrekking on Perito Moreno Glacier / Xelena Hotel
Day 11: El Calafate - Free day to explore / Xelena Hotel
Day 12: Buenos Aires - Fly back to Buenos Aires / Art Hotel
Day 13: Transfer to airport for onward flight
a night in the big city
Touch down in Buenos Aires where our local guide will be waiting to take you to the Art Hotel in the centre of the city. Once you've had a chance to settle in, our guide will take you on a walking tour of the city to help you acquaint yourself. Spend the evening sampling some of Buenos Aires best restaurants, or dance the night away at one of the tango bars.
head to the south
In the morning you'll jet off down to Ushuaia, the world's most southerly city and arrive at the Fueguino Hotel. Over the next few days you'll thoroughly explore the surrounding area including hikes through the pristine forest to the summit of Cerro Cortes, observing eagles and Andean condors in the Tierra del Fuego National Park and board canoes to peacefully paddle downstream on the Ovando River.
Board a plane to head up to El Calafate. Your home for the next few days will be Hosteria Senderos in the small town of El Chalten. Our local guides will be on hand to show you the local area. Take a full day hike to Mt Fitz Roy base camp and enjoy breathtaking views of the three glaciers draining into a lagoon and Lake Viedma. On the following day take second hike up a Patagonian classic: Mt Torre ending at Laguna Torre.
the mighty glacier
With still so much to see, you continue on to the town of El Calafate and your hotel, La Cantera. Enjoy an evening in the town although don't stay out to late as this next morning you'll be heading to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy spectacular views of the glacier before boarding a boat to navigate across Argentio Lake (hopefully having a close encounter with calving ice) and don crampons for a trek across the glacier itself. Jet back to Buenos Aires for another night in this fabulous city before jetting back home feeling refreshed and renewed.