The untamed beauty of Patagonia, from Tierra del Fuego to the Northern Lake District
Set out on a journey through the wilds of Patagonia, where you'll uncover the diversity and beauty of the region. This 12-day itinerary takes you from the rugged Beagle Channel to the towering mountains of El Chaltén, and to the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi in Bariloche. Along the way, experience a varied blend of excursions, serene moments in the Patagonian wilderness, and luxurious accommodations with a sense of place.
Who is a luxury Grand Tour of Argentine Patagonia trip best for?
Adventure seekers of all activity levels who prefer to delve into the heart of a destination rather than check off a box.
Grand Tour of Argentine Patagonia trip highlights
Discover the untamed beauty of Patagonia's wilderness, where nature reigns supreme.
- Start your adventure in Buenos Aires. Stroll through the trendy Palermo neighborhood, filled with bustling sidewalk cafes, colorful street art, and high-end boutiques.
- Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From the comfort of Los Cauquenes, marvel at the majestic Andes and the Beagle Channel. Set sail to Isla Martillo, encountering playful sea lions, charming penguins, and graceful albatrosses. Traverse the rugged terrain of Tierra del Fuego National Park, spotting elusive foxes and Andean condors. Visit the cabin of the Beagle Channel’s only female captain, where you’ll prepare dishes typical of the region.
- Journey to El Calafate, the gateway to the still expanding Perito Moreno Glacier. At Los Ponchos Apart Boutique Hotel, enjoy the tranquility of Lago Argentino and the warmth of Patagonian hospitality. Kayak in front of the glacier and hear the occasional thundering cracks of ice.
- Onward to El Chaltén, the trekking capital of Argentina, with its rugged peaks and stunning landscapes. Stay at Explora El Chaltén, where you'll enjoy guided hikes through Los Glaciares National Park. Encounter curious guanacos, and witness the imposing Mount Fitz Roy in all its glory.
- Fly to northern Patagonia. Relax and unwind amidst the scenery of Bariloche at the iconic Llao Llao Hotel & Resort. Take leisurely walks through the Arrayanes Forest, kayak through glacial lakes, and bike along flowy mountain trails. With some luck, you may even catch a glimpse of the shy native pudu deer. Cruise across Lake Nahuel Huapi to discover hidden islets and savor the tranquility of the region.
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When is the best time to travel to Argentine Patagonia?
The weather in Patagonia is famously unpredictable. No matter when you visit, expect four seasons in a day. We love the spring (October and November) for the wildflowers in Bariloche and the snow-capped mountains in Ushuaia. The fall (March and April) offers the chance to leaf-peep during foliage season throughout Patagonia. The peak summer months (December to January) are the warmest and also the most crowded.
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