Southern Patagonia - Granite & Glaciers Tour Package

Southern Patagonia Express Tour: Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine Package Tour

Explore Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine national parks in Argentina and Chile for
9D/8N Starting at $2775 per person

This experience of a lifetime will take you from Buenos Aires deep into Southern Patagonia, across Argentina and Chile, for up close encounters with glaciers and majestic granite spires.

Your journey begins in the capital city of Buenos Aires, where you will receive your first introduction to this special country’s intriguing history and culture. 

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

From Buenos Aires, fly south to El Calafate and become immersed in the beauty of the mountainous region.

Here, channel your inner explorer as you trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier and take in its vast, icy expanse from the boat as you sail to and from shore. 

Perito Moreno glacier

You will hike to scenic viewpoints of the various lagoons, bays, lakes, and rivers that grace the landscape of this precious National Park.

Visit Harberton Ranch, see the Magellan penguins on Martillo Island, and hike through a beech forest on Gable Island before leaving Ushuaia to embark on your 5-day cruise to Punta Arenas, Chile.

From the comfort of your luxury ship, enjoy the incredible sights of Cape Horn and the glaciers and mountains that make up this historical coastal route.

Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Arrive in Chile and head for Torres del Paine National Park where you will stay for the last 4 nights of your trip. At your Patagonian eco lodge, an exciting variety of day tours and excursions are available to you so that you may create your ideal way to explore this beautiful, world-famous National Park.

  • Southern Patagonia Express Tour Overview:
  • 1 night Buenos Aires 
  • 3 nights El Calafate
  • Perito Moreno Glacier excursion with optional minitrekking
  • 4 nights Torres del Paine National Park

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be greeted in the Arrivals Hall by your guide who will give you your first introduction to the country and drive you to your centrally-located Buenos Aires Hotel (Hotel Palo Santo or similar). See Suggested Alternate Hotels for optional upgraded hotel options

Day 2: Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Today you will fly to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel (Hosteria Los Canelos or similar).

Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier excursion with minitrekking*

Morning departure to Los Glaciares National Park. The excursion begins at the pier located at “Bajo de las Sombras” Bay, where you will embark to cross Brazo Rico, reaching the southwest shore after 20 minutes of navigation beneath the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

After disembarking, you will reach the shelter, where the guides organize the mini-trekking groups. During the trek over the glacier, you will appreciate lots of ice formations such as: cracks, drains, little lagoons, etc. Crampons will be used on this moderate hike.

The ice surface where you will walk is irregular, but firm and safe. At the end of the hike, you will go back to the shelter walking through the exuberant Magellan forest.

Return across the lake to the pier from where you will transfer 6 km to the catwalks in front of the Perito Moreno glacier from where you will have different and amazing views of the glacier.

*Minitrekking maximum age - 64 years. No age limit for Perito Moreno Glacier Navigation.

Day 4: El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park

Day at leisure or for guided excursions. Click here for a menu of optional excursions.

Day 5: El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park

Morning transfer to Torres del Paine National Park.

Overnight at Patagonia Camp. Located on the shore of Lake Toro just outside Torres del Paine National Park, in a region of extraordinary beauty, Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in Chile.

Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, ancient forests, lakes and turquoise-colored rivers, Patagonia Camp is the ideal palce to experience the rugged and wild Patagonia region, for combining nature and adventure with compfort and luxury. 

The complex is made up of 18 yurts, comfortable independent tent domes surrounded by trees, all of which have a view of Lake Toro and the Paine Massif. Each yurt has a private bathroom, private terrace and heating.  There is one building that serves as a restaurant, bar and lounge. All are connected by elevated walkways.

All meals and daily guided excursions are included with package price. 

See Suggested Alternate Hotels for optional upgraded hotel options, including Explora Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia and Awasi Patagonia

Days 6-8: Torres del Paine National Park

Days to explore the park on guided excursions.  Click here for the menu of excursions.

Day 9: Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas - Santiago - Int'l Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas. Fly to Santiago de Chile and connect with your international departure.

 

Price from $2,775.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 9
Nights 8
Includes:

Based on double occupancy for 2 travelers, reduced prices for parties of 3 or more.

  • 1 night Buenos Aires hotel
  • 3 nights El Calafate hotel
  • 4-night Patagonia Camp package (includes transfers, accommodations, meals and guided excursions)
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • Airport-hotel transfers

 

 

Excludes:
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and staff

Mio Buenos Aires

Stepping through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels, on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta, Mio Buenos Aires stands apart.

Home Hotel Buenos Aires

Located in Palermo Viejo, a vibrant area known as the gastronomic center of Buenos Aires, this chic boutique option with vintage 20th century decor is perfect for eclectic-types.

Alvear Palace

A World-class hotel located in the Recoleta neighborhood and world-renowned for its classic style and luxurious appeal.

Recoleta Grand

A lovely mid-range option in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, this hotel offers plush, well-appointed rooms and a hotel pool.

Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

An LWA personal favorite, Legado Mitico is an upscale boutique hotel located in the bohemian Palermo Viejo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

Dazzler Recoleta

Dazzler Recoleta has 141 bright, modern rooms. This modern Upscale Hotel offers a wide variety of services to make your visit to Buenos Aires an enjoyable one.

Nibepo Aike

The essence of old Patagonia, Estancia Nibepo Aike is a classic Argentine experience located an hour from El Calafate.

Xelena Hotel & Suites

Xelena Hotel & Suites is located on the shore of the Lago Argentino (Argentine Lake) in El Calafate.

Eolo Lodge

Eolo Lodge embodies the spirit of Patagonia. Built on the land where the first creole and European immigrants of the area initially set foot.

Design Suites Calafate

Located close to downtown El Calafate, with a commanding view of Lago Argentino, the Design Suites is a modern, stylish hotel, with an indoor swimming pool!

Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia is the only luxury hotel located within the Torres del Paine National Park, anchored like a white ship on the shores of turquoise Lake Pehoé.

Tierra Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia has an adventure spa philosophy: guests want to experience the outdoors actively and adventurously and then be welcomed back to the hotel with a variety of relaxing options.

Hotel Las Torres

A comfortable working estancia located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, at the trailhead of the 'Base of the Towers' trek.

EcoCamp Patagonia

EcoCamp Patagonia is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provides the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology.

"We had an outstanding time!"

Our travel agency organized our 18 day trip in November 2015 to Chile and Argentina. My wife and I traveled usually with a driver and a guide often in a private vehicle. We crossed the border 4 times starting in Santiago and ending in Torres del Paine.

- Dale D, November 2015

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