Location of Adventure
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile), South America
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10-12 Travelers
A very important feature of our Patagonia adventures is the limited group size, as nature exploration is best experienced with small groups of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, safe drinking water, 1 glass of wine with dinner, services of NHA Expedition Leader and local staff, some gratuities, all airport arrival and departure transfers, permits and entrance fees, sales tax.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages except those listed above, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, reciprocity fees, airport departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
This trip offers an immersion in the spectacular scenery and terrain of the Southern Andes, which is most fully enjoyed on foot. Though most of the required hiking activities are moderate in terms of exertion level, the days are packed with activity and participants should have a high energy level to get the most out of this itinerary. At minimum, guests must have the ability to walk at least three miles over hilly, uneven terrain that includes long steps and occasionally traversing ice, snow and rocks. Typical walks are 3-5 miles in length, though longer and/or more strenuous options are sometimes offered in order to access areas of exceptional scenic beauty. Elevations are generally between 500 and 2,000 feet above sea level.
Important Information About This Trip
This realm of mountains and glaciers is among the most spectacular geographic settings on the planet. On most Patagonia adventures, visitors trek and camp in tents to experience the natural splendors of the region. In contrast, our trip utilizes atmospheric, well-appointed small hotels and lodges that place us among some of Patagonia’s most magnificent scenery in genuine comfort. In order to experience the region most fully, please be prepared for some long drives and moderate hikes. Some optional more challenging hikes are also recommended in order to access some of the most scenic areas.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please arrive in El Calafate, Argentina no later than 4 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a welcome/orientation dinner at 7 pm. Guests are free to depart from Punta Arenas, Chile, at any time on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, since we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.