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Step up for this unique Argentina and Chile tour as Patagonia is a hiker’s dream! Experience the spectacular jagged peaks, cleaving glaciers and turquoise lakes that give this region its fame.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Buenos AiresTango, Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery and Grave of Evita, Asado Barbecues, San TelmoCasa Sur Bellini, Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
2 - 5El ChalténMt. Fitz Roy, Cerro Torres, Viedma Glacier, Hiking, Trekking, KayakingHosteria Senderos, Hosteria El Puma
5 - 7El CalafatePerito Moreno Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage Site Los Glaciares National Park, Horseback RidingLos Ponchos Apart
7 - 10Torres del PaineSalto Grande Waterfall, Grey Glacier, Lake GreyPatagonia Camp
10 - 11Santiago de ChileCerro San Cristobal, La Moneda, Plaza De La Constitucion, Cerro Santa LuciaLe Reve, Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

Buenos Aires

1 Night

The capital of Argentina is unique in the way of combining Latin American lifestyle along with that of European architecture and culture.

Included Activities

Eclectic Buenos Aires Excursion
Explore the pulsating Argentine capital on this fascinating day tour of the city’s iconic destinations and eclectic neighborhoods. Set off from your hotel in the company of your guide, enjoying a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires. Walk through the colorful working class neighborhood of La Boca, where the spirit and culture of its immigrants population lives on. Visit the contrasting locality of Palermo with its open green spaces, wide tree-lined avenues, and trendy bars and restaurants. Next, walk over to the chic French residential neighborhood of Recoleta, teeming with classy art galleries and cultural centers. If you’re lucky, you could even catch an exhibition or two while visiting the district. Visit the city’s iconic landmarks of the Colon Theater, the National Congress, and the Presidential Palace, before returning to your hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera).

Hotel Options
Casa Sur Bellini – Opt 1
RoomClassic Room
Day 2 - 5

Transfer to Airport

Flight  from Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Private transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén (220 km, 2.5 hrs)

El Chaltén

3 Nights

In the language of local Tehuelche people, El Chaltén means ‘the smoking mountain’ and refers to Mt.

Included Activities

Independent Hiking and Trekking in El Chaltén
El Chaltén is a hikers paradise! With very well-marked trails leaving right from the small center of town, you can enjoy various day-hikes independently leaving right from your hotel. The hotel will have trail maps and experienced staff to give recommendations and organize for lunch boxes for the longer hikes. Favorite hikes include Cerro Torre (medium level trek) and Laguna de los Tres (difficult level trek) which leads up to the stunning lagoons at the base of Mount Fitz Roy. (Independent activity, no guide)

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
Hosteria El Puma – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
Day 5 - 7

Day bus from El Chaltén to El Calafate (215 km, 3 hrs)

Transfer to Hotel

El Calafate

2 Nights

From being a simple village where time seemed to stand still, El Calafate has grown into a modern city, frequented just as much by the Argentineans themselves as by foreign tourists.

Included Activities

Big Ice Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier
Admire the world-famous glacier on this unforgettable full-day excursion deep into the ice world of Patagonia. Take a short navigation along the glacier’s towering facade and then trek one hour along the glacier before you begin your adventure on the glacier. Attach crampons and ascend the glacier entering the ice for a four hour trek across the surface. During the trek, you will experience the magical landscape of the glacier, exploring the huge moulins, crevasses, caves and lagoons. Marvel at the myriad shades of blue during this truly once in a lifetime experience. (07:00 to 18:00. Group Activity. Maximum 20 people. You must be between 18 and 50 years old to do this activity. Lunch box included)

Hotel Options
RoomApart Galeria
Day 7 - 10

Private transfer from El Calafate to Argentina/Chile border (200 km, 3 hrs)

Drive from Argentina/Chile border to Torres del Paine  (200km, 3hrs)

Torres del Paine

3 Nights

The ‘crown jewel’ of Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park boasts untouched nature, serene blue lakes, majestic mountain landscapes and rich flora and fauna.

Included Activities

Included Activties at Tierra Patagonia
Explore the natural beauty of Patagonia during your stay at Tierra Patagonia. Choose from half-day and full-day activities that allow you to experience pure splendor of Torres del Paine. Select from hikes and treks at various levels, horseback rides, and scenic van tours. With a wide variety of activities, there is something for everyone ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy their stay at Torres del Paine. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Tierra Patagonia please visit their website:

Included Activties at Patagonia Camp
Patagonia Camp tours offer a firsthand experience of the awe-inspiring nature, intense weather, and magnificent flora and fauna of Patagonia. Their experienced guides will find the best way to provide unforgettable day trips, according to the needs of each guest, and adjusting to the unexpected weather, a characteristic of Patagonia. Their many excursions, of varying length and difficulty, will lead you to discover Patagonia’s main attractions and landscapes: ancient forests, lakes of different and intense colors, rivers, mountains and glaciers, either within the Torres Del Paine National Park or on exclusive excursions to private reserves near the camp. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Patagonia Camp please visit their website:

Hotel Options
Patagonia Camp – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
Day 10 - 11

Private Transfer from Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas (400 km, 5 hrs)

Flight from  Punta Arenas to Santiago

Transfer from Santiago de Chile airport to hotel. (26 km, 30 mins)

Santiago de Chile

1 Night

With excellent infrastructure, political stability, and vibrant culture, the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile is the pride of contemporary South America.

Included Activities

City Tour of Santiago
On this half day tour explore the colonial heritage and modern flair of Chile’s capital city.  View the historic center of the city with its San Francisco church, the oldest building in the entire country and the Lastarria neighborhood, known for its vibrant European charm.  Visit Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) and learn about La Moneda Palace, the president’s office, located on the square.  (Duration about 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity).

Hotel Options
Le Reve – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe King w Balcony
RoomSuperior Room

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 10 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Buenos Aires – El Calafate, Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile
  • All activities as listed :
    • Buenos Aires: Eclectic Buenos Aires Excursion
    • El Chaltén: Independent Hiking and Trekking in El Chaltén
    • El Calafate: Big Ice Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier
    • Torres del Paine: Included Activties at Tierra Patagonia
    • Torres del Paine: Included Activties at Patagonia Camp
    • Santiago de Chile: City Tour of Santiago
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

What our guests say about this trip

Our trip with Enchanting Travels was exactly that. On our 12-day visit to Argentina we were treated like royalty and we enjoyed a hassle-free trip, knowing that we had backup for any potential obstacle we might encounter. This is definitely the way to travel in a country when one doesn’t want to be stuck with a group, yet is unsure of language or cultural differences.

We can’t wait to travel with Enchanting Travels again!

– David & Rene Evans
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Argentina and Chile: Hiking in Patagonia

11 days $ 5,690 / person

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