Patagonia small group holiday, off the beaten track

“Release your inner explorer on a journey into Chilean Patagonia, where the remote Aisén region is a little visited treat for adventurous travellers.”


Buenos Aires city tour | Esquel in the Argentine Andes | Old Patagonian Express or Los Alerces National Park | Futaleufú | White water rafting | Drive the Carretera Austral | Queulat National Park | Coyhaique | cross Lago General Carrera | Lake tour, fish, kayak or raft | Puerto Rio Tranquil | Hike to Exploradores Glacier | Santiago | Optional: visit to a vineyard or Valparaíso

Description of Patagonia small group holiday, off the beaten track

This Patagonia small group holiday takes you off the beaten track to the region of Aisén. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Latin America, but Aisén’s remote location in Chilean Patagonia means it’s rarely visited. Aisén lies between the enduringly popular volcanic Lake District to the north, and Torres del Paine with its impressive peaks and blue glaciers to the south. This 15-day adventure explores this remote region, discovering a remarkable wilderness of evergreen rainforest, glaciers and sweeping open valleys with views of snow capped mountains.

Until relatively recently, it was quite challenging to find comfortable transport and decent accommodation in this isolated part of Latin America. Now, Aisén is beginning to open up, with new roads giving access and a handful of decent hotels and lodges available to adventurous travellers.

Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a good understanding of what a journey to explore a remote area entails will love this tour.

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Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

This trip is run by a company which specialises in only Central and South America holidays. Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip and how many others are booked on it) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places, whilst being led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

This holiday takes you to some of the more remote and as yet little visited areas of Chile. We are aware that we do not want to disturb the balance of the environment nor the landscapes we visit. We visit the Queulat National Park where the entrance fees are funnelled into the conservation of local flora and fauna as well as the protection of the waterways and the glacier itself.

We stay in locally run hotels and B+Bs, built in keeping with the with the landscape and scenery, using locally sourced materials and labour carefully monitored by the CONAF the forestry commission. By doing so, we help to avoid the demand for large scale hotels in an area that is as pristine as this.

This holiday particularly appeals to an adventurous traveller, wishing to explore the natural surroundings of the region with having as little impact as possible. Most of the roads in the region are unpaved and vehicles are restricted to a reduced speed limit in order avoid erosion of the road verge, and vegetation along the routes. We employ local guides for the included and optional excursions into the National Parks who adhere to strict guidelines of the trails which visitors should stay on and educate them on the protection of the flora and fauna in the area.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our groups are always small and integrate well and sympathetically into the small communities we visit. We use small family/locally run hotels which feed their income and create employment directly into their communities - examples of these are Green Baker Lodge and Casa Ludwig. In this way the local communities, so cut off from the outside world, will gradually be introduced to the idea of receiving visitors in small numbers, without suffering a deleterious impact.


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