Patagonian adventure holiday

“A two week tour of southern Patagonia, with plenty of hiking and adventures in the mountains, as well as camping at sites already set up for you before you arrive, en route. Some hostel accommodation too. ”

Highlights

Several days of Patagonia trekking | El Calafate | Lake Argentino | Los Glaciares National Park || Mount Fitz Roy | Laguna de los Patos | Laguna De los Tres | Capri Lagoon | Cerro Torre Trail | | Torre Glacier | Magallanes peninsula | Glaciers National Park | Perito Moreno Glacier| Torres del Paine National Park | Las Torres viewpoint | Pehoe Lake | Grey Glacier viewpoint | Magellan Strait | Tierra del Fuego National Park | Ushuaia

Description of Patagonian adventure holiday

This Patagonia adventure holiday is perfect for walkers who have always wanted to experience the wilderness of this magnificent, mountainous region but perhaps not the hardcore trekking that some trips offer. Focused on southern Patagonia, we visit the three most famous protected areas: Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Fitzroy and Tierra del Fuego National Parks in Argentina. Along the way, we stay in either campsites of hostels, in order that you get that truly wild Patagonian experience. You donít have to carry too much weight on this trip, as the camps (with toilet facilities) are all set up in advance of your arrival.

A small group tour, travelling with expert local guides throughout, this Patagonia itinerary starts in El Calafate, and then we travel north to El Chalten with the Cerros Fitz Roy and Torre at its heart. Camping here, we have two days of walking with magnificent views of many peaks, and also the Torre Glacier. You have an option to walk on this glacier, with plenty more time to examine glacial activity at our next stop, Glaciers National Park, which has the giant Perito Moreno Glacier as its centrepiece, best seen by a boat trip.

Torres del Paine National Park is our next stop, famous for its three enormous granite Torres towers, but we also take treks to see both the Grey Glacier and French Valley, with its rugged cliffs, peaks, and hanging glaciers. Our final stop is Ushuaia, the southernmost town on the continent with a couple of stops en route. For example, after crossing the Magellan Strait, we stay at a remote estancia or ranch and learn about rural Patagonian lifestyles. Then finally, Tierra del Fuego archipelago as well as a boat trip on the Beagle Channel, where wildlife watching is spectacular for the likes of seals, birds and penguins in their natural habitat of ice coated mountains and rugged islands. Time it right and you may even see orcas. Anything can happen when you are at the end of the world which, as you will see, it totally out of this world.

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We are committed to working in conjunction with local communities in all the countries in which we operate. We use locally owned services such as hotels and restaurants, paying a fair price for those services. We buy fresh local produce for all of our treks from markets and small shops in each departure town. In preference we choose local over imported goods and use public transport whenever possible and feasible.

On all our trekking tours we aim to minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter and keeping all water sources clean, leaving camp sites cleaner than we find them.

In the UK office we use recyclable and recycled materials when possible. We recycle what we can and attempt to keep waste to an absolute minimum. We promote paper saving by using email as much as possible and by keeping unwanted mail to a minimum. We use low-energy light bulbs, fair-trade and biodegradable products where possible.

We are involved in on-going training of the staff we work with in the UK and in the Andes to ensure as high as possible standards of environmental care and responsible behaviour.

We are also now supporting the UK registered chairty Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those projects.
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Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the sunrise over Fitzroy, but the whole holiday was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jan 2018 by

Reaching the lakeside at Torre del Paine after the trek through the valley; exhausted but exhilarating. The small group bred a cameraderie that added to the wealth of experiences. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2014 by

The tour has been a full success from Asuncion to Encarnacion and the visit of the Jesuit Missions a special highlight Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2013 by

Excellent, a great trip, a very nice group, greate guides. the trek to the Torres was the most exciting part. Read full review

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