Adventures in Argentinian Patagonia

Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The dazzling glacial waters and cathedral-like peaks of Patagonia beg to be experienced up close, and this multi-sport itinerary lets you truly immerse yourself in the region's dazzling beauty. Explore the striking Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina's verdant Lake District. Take in arresting views of legendary Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre during treks through Los Glaciares National Park. Sail across Lago Argentino for an unforgettable walk on the Perito Moreno glacier, and ride horses through the Andean foothills at a traditional estancia. Finish your trip in beautiful, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.


Duration: 11 Days
Starts in: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ends in: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Group Size: 4-14

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MT Sobek

MT Sobek, the originators, innovators and leaders in adventure travel for more than five decades, crafts journeys to the world's most memorable places.


Welcome to Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Meet your MT Sobek representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the Recoleta neighborhood. After an orientation, explore the traditional neighborhoods of the city by foot, stopping to see the Plaza de Mayo and the Montserrat, as well as the art district of San Telmo, with its lively street fair. Gather in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Fly to Bariloche in Argentina's Lake District

Board a morning flight to Bariloche. Bordering a glacial lake and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, Bariloche is one of the most celebrated towns in Argentina's Lake District. Stroll the beautiful promenade and see the town´s civic center. After lunch at one of the typical restaurants, check in to your cozy hotel on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, a few miles away from Bariloche. In the evening, enjoy the hotel's traditional Argentinian restaurant, where dishes are cooked in a clay oven or on the grill.

Kayak Gutierrez Lake & Forest Hike

After breakfast, depart for a kayaking adventure on Gutierrez Lake, a protected lake at the foothills of the Cathedral mountain range. Paddle on flat water following the shoreline, then enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine beach before returning. Afterwards, hike through a magnificent forest in Llao Llao and enjoy great views of the surrounding lakes and mountains before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon. The rest of the evening is free to relax and dine on your own at one of the many fine restaurants in Bariloche.

Hike Cerro Lopez

After breakfast, hit the trails at Mt. Lopez. Ascend gradually alongside a forest of Cohihue and Lenga trees, and stop for astonishing panoramic views of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the surrounding peaks of the Andes. Avid hikers can walk the optional stretch to La Hoya Basin before returning to our hotel. Dinner is on your own.

Go Deep into Patagonia & Explore El Chaltén

Return to Bariloche airport and board a flight to El Calafate. Enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive past Viedma Lake and the Fitz Roy Massif, stopping en route for lunch at a well-known crossroads in the middle of the Patagonian Steppe. Arrive in the village of El Chaltén, your home for the next three nights and base for some of the most fabulous hiking trails in Patagonia. Take a short walk to nearby lookout points for astonishing views of the massif, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Trek Glacial Valleys to Cerro Torre

Trek along a glacial valley to Cerro Torre Base Camp and revel in one of the most stunning views in Patagonia: the south face of Cerro Torre, with its iconic pointy spires and hanging glaciers. In the afternoon, return to your hotel in El Chaltén and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Marvel at Mountain Peaks: Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery and Poincenot

After a scenic morning drive, hike into the valley of Rio Electrico and enjoy great views of Marconi and Piedras Blancas Glacier (weather permitting). Enjoy a picnic lunch at Poincenot Camp before continuing on to Laguna Capri, enjoying incredible views of Mount Fitz Roy, Mount Saint Exupery, and Poincenot Peaks. If you're feeling ambitious, take an optional hike up one last steep hill to Laguna de los Tres — a challenging effort, but worthwhile for its superb views of Mount Fitz Roy and its hanging glaciers.

Ride Horses at a Patagonian Ranch

Visit Estancia La Estela, an authentic sheep ranch located on the east shore of massive Lake Viedma, and experience the vast solitude of the Patagonian Steppe. Saddle up for a horseback ride by the lake shore and through dunes to the birth of Río Guanacos. In the early afternoon, continue to the town of El Calafate, your home for the next two nights. Check in to your hotel and take some time to relax and enjoy the spa or pool before walking to a local restaurant and enjoying a traditional lamb barbecue and sipping earthy Argentine Malbec.

Ice Trek on Perito Moreno Glacier

Sail across Lago Argentino to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Strap on crampons and walk into a surreal expanse of jagged peaks and neon-blue crevasses. (Available for guests aged 65 or younger. Alternatively, walk extensive footbridges for different viewpoints of this amazing natural wonder.) In the afternoon, stop at a scenic overlook facing Canal de los Tempanos, a narrow water channel that separates the peninsula from the huge mass of ice.

Return to Buenos Aires

After breakfast, drive back to El Calafate to enjoy some leisure time in town before boarding an early afternoon flight to Buenos Aires. After checking into your hotel, gather together for a farewell dinner.

Explore Buenos Aires and Depart

Explore Buenos Aires on your own and enjoy a last bite of Argentinian cuisine. Transfer to Buenos Aires airport in the afternoon to board your flight home.


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