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Seven Ways to Explore Patagonia

Take an iconic trek with MT Sobek.

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Mountains, glaciers, valleys, lakes, and coastal waters come together to form one of the biggest, most iconic landscapes in the world: Patagonia. Spanning both Chile and Argentina, the Patagonia region is a dream come true for those who love to explore.

Hike, kayak, horseback ride and sail through areas such as the Lake District, Los Glaciares National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, and the little-known Jeinimeni National Reserve with adventure travel company MT Sobek. Are you ready to take your travels to the next level? Check out these seven epic trips through Patagonia.

Hiker’s Patagonia

On this classic adventure, you’ll explore two scenic national parks: Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares. Take daily hikes through breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Be amazed by pristine glacial lakes, iconic snow-capped peaks, and swaying grasses of the desert steppes. At night, sleep in comfortable hotels, cozy cabins and remote mountain lodges. Days: 14 // Activity Level: 4

Adventures in Argentinian Patagonia

This popular multi-sport adventure in Argentina’s verdant Lake District is perfect for active travelers looking for a variety of ways to explore the region. Experience the legendary Fitz Roy Massif and Cerro Torre on treks through Los Glaciares National Park, take an unforgettable walk on the Perito Moreno glacier, kayak across glittering lakes, and ride horses through the Andean foothills at a traditional estancia. Days: 11 // Activity Level: 3

Patagonia Explorer

Blend Patagonia’s scenic fjords and mountains on this ultimate best-of adventure. Start off with day hikes around Torres del Paine and the Perito Moreno Glacier, then embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the remote waterways of mythical Cape Horn—aboard the only cruise ship allowed to sail there! Days: 13 // Activity Level: 3

Historic Women of Patagonia Adventure

Walk in the footsteps of some of the most important women in Patagonia on this inspiring women-only adventure. Hike to the Mirador del Torres viewpoint for spectacular views of Cleopatra’s Needles, enjoy breathtaking scenery from horseback as you ride across the Patagonian Steppe, and kayak through sounds and fjords surrounded by mountain peaks and native wildlife. Days: 9 // Activity Level: 4

On the Smuggler’s Trail in Patagonia

Trek through the diverse wilderness of Jeinimeni National Reserve and Parque Patagonia, following the trails of mountain pioneers and legendary smugglers. Spend five unforgettable days exploring hanging glaciers and turquoise lakes, overnighting in remote camps and huts. This trip off the radar and off the charts in every sense: scenic, quiet, immersive, and intensely physical.  Days: 12 // Activity Level: 5

Trekking the Paine Circuit

Make a complete 70-mile “O” circuit of Chile’s Paine Massif, including the famous “W” route on this much-loved hiking adventure. The jaw-dropping vistas of monolithic rock spires and snow-capped mountains – not to mention the huge expanse of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field – make this one of the most unforgettable treks you’ll ever take. Days: 11 // Activity Level: 4

Trekking Los Dientes de Navarino

Experience raw nature on Chile’s Navarino Island, where the jagged peaks of the Dientes de Navarino mountain range rise skyward. Hike through mystical beech forests, cross vast snowfields, and take in amazing views over the Beagle Channel as you push your limits. The rewards of this spectacular journey are well worth the effort! Days: 9 // Activity Level: 5

See a full list of MT Sobek's Patagonia adventures here!

All photos courtesy of MT Sobek

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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