Patagonia Total: El Calafate, El Chaltén & Torres del Paine

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If you only have 2 weeks and you want to see the highlights of Patagonia in Chile and Argentina this is the trip for you! Trekking with awe inspiring views of the granite peaks of Mount Fitz Roy in Argentina and the Torres in Chile to admiring the grandeur of the glaciers Grey and Perito Moreno. Sipping a pisco sour or a craft beer after a hard day of trekking, can't be anything but a dream holiday! This adventure holiday is mainly trekking so you have plenty of time to enjoy the views. The trip also includes a couple of hidden surprises - like trekking in the Petrified Forest La Leona - a lunar like landscape and the possibility of kayaking in Lago del Desierto. A once in a lifetime adventure!

Highlights
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • La Leona Petrified Forest
  • Laguna de los Tres/Mt Fitz Roy
  • Lago del Desierto
  • Torres del Paine National Park

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Reviews

95%
based on 2 reviews
  • Value 8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Staff 9.5
  • Safety 10
  • Organization 9.5
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Remi
10/10

A very well planned program

Pretty much a custom designed program
Very well coordinated till the smallest detail: drop off at the public bus, pick up etc..., including the Torres del Paine portion of the trip, which was self-guided.
Private room in every hostel. The refugios in Torres del Paine are surprisingly comfortable. Dinner way above average
The Walk Patagonia Team was very personable and attentive. Felt really pampered

How can this program be improved?
Include the packed lunch into the price? It was quite a hassle to plan it daily. Expensive and a disaster for a vegetarian
Yes, I recommend this program
Mallory Meiser Go Overseas Headshot
Mallory
9/10

PataGOnia (Team Go Overseas Review)

I spent 5 days with Zoe and her team visiting Patagonia for the first time. A quick overview of our itinerary -

Day 1: Land in El Calafate and get picked up at the airport. I got in a little late so I missed the Glaciarium but made it in time to see the sunset over Lago Argenino. Dinner was served in one of the caves where some of the first indigenous populations lived. It was a delicious warm stew with plenty of Malbec to go around.

Day 2: Wake up and drive a couple hours to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. We arrived on the bus with our guide and got to take a couple 'first look' pictures then proceeded to the boat which would take us to the glacier for ice trekking. We trekked for about 90 minutes with whiskey and chocolate waiting for us at the end! I have never used crampons before but the team was really helpful and everyone in our group was able to participate.

After the hike we ate lunch and went on a walk around the glacier for more photos. Overall one of my favorite days of the trip.

Days 3 - 5 Head to El Chalten! We caught a view of Mt Fitz Roy as we were approaching and had a nice dinner at the first microbrewery in town that night. When it came time to hike (we were doing a 2 day/ 1 night trail) it was a little rough since we were there in the off season (August) and the weather was bad. In the end we had to bail on our initial course early and head to camp due to rain/ lack of visibility. Zoe & team were great about making sure we were all kept warm and had any supplies we needed. Hot dinner was served that night and they even went out of their way to bake a cake for one of the participants birthdays.

The one draw back is that the tents are tiny and we were sharing them with another person -- the upside was that it was freezing when we were there so extra body warmth ended up being a good thing.

When we got back from the hike we had a steak dinner, wine and a chance to reflect on a crazy couple of days for our 10 person group. If you are looking for a more autonomous trip with daily flexibility this is probably not the right experience for you, however if this is your first time in Patagonia and you are looking for someone to show you the ropes and make sure you have everything you need I would highly recommend Walk Patagonia!

*I was invited as a guest on this trip and this post is a result my partnership. If you have any questions please feel free to message me directly and I'd be happy to help! [email protected]

Yes, I recommend this program

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We want to share our passion for Patagonia, inviting you to touch, feel, flavour, listen and see. This magical area full of flora, fauna,...