Explore the Best of Southern Chile & Argentina on a Grand Andean Adventure
At the very bottom of South America, the southernmost Andes rise in spires to the sky, their sheer granite heights drawing the eye and spirit upward. Glaciers wind down in frozen rivers from the ice-crowned massifs, choking lakes and fjords with floating blue bergs. Sunrise bathes the peaks in rosy alpenglow. Patagonia has no peer on Earth when it comes to dramatic mountain landscapes. Yet despite the daunting environs, an array of unique wildlife thrives here, from guanacos and condors to the elusive puma, which we search for on guided treks. Puma sightings are on the increase, and we hope to get a glance of this stealthy hunter in Torres del Paine National Park. Explore every facet of this legendary land of rock, ice, forest and pampas on our all-encompassing journey to the far-southern reaches of Chile and Argentina.
- Wild Puma TrackingSearch for pumas and other native wildlife in the shadow of knife-edged peaks and glacial lakes on a comprehensive itinerary spanning both Chile and Argentina
- Private Glacier CruiseTake a private boat cruise to the edge of Perito Moreno Glacier and watch icebergs calve from its 3-mile face into the turquoise waters of Lago Argentino
- Stay at EcoCamp PatagoniaFrom deluxe domed suites at renowned EcoCamp Patagonia, a highly sustainable wilderness lodge, view the famous granite spires of Torres del Paine
Experience More of Patagonia, More Personally, with Nat Hab!
Though Patagonia is one of the world's most remote travel destinations, its matchless grandeur ensures there are plenty of guided group trips to choose from. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find one as impressive as ours. It’s more comprehensive. While many operators focus on either Chile or Argentina, we show you the best of both sides of the southernmost Andes—and in a manner that’s adventurous yet very comfortable. No endurance treks or freezing tents...though we do immerse you in some of the most striking wilderness on the planet.
- A More Personalized Nature Experience
We know a small group is essential for the best nature adventures. That’s why we limit our group to just 12 guests. You'll enjoy quieter encounters with the natural world, and you’re always assured plenty of personal attention from our Expedition Leader.
- Varied Views on Patagonia's Famous Glaciers
The Southern Patagonian ice fields are some of the largest on Earth, and we don’t shortchange you on glacier sightseeing. You'll visit Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we do some light hiking near Perito Moreno, one of the most spectacular glaciers in Patagonia. Unlike most glaciers, it is still
advancing,and watching icebergs calve from its 200-foot-high face is a matchless thrill. We also view it from the water on a private boat trip on Lago Argentino.
- Search for Wild Pumas—Sightings are Increasing!
While pumas—also known as cougars or mountain lions in North America—are elusive and rarely seen, sightings are on the rise, and we put a special focus on looking for them. In fact, we've added a third day in Torres del Paine National Park for this very purpose. This is likely not the case on other Patagonia trips, which aren't as wildlife-oriented as ours is.
- Unique Lodgings Include Famed EcoCamp Patagonia
Nat Hab accommodations are often as memorable as the destinations we explore. Among the special
placeswe stay is world-famous EcoCamp Patagonia, in view of Chile’s famed Torres del Paine. Domed suites are modeled on traditional Kawesqar native huts; warm and wind-resistant, these nomad-style dwellings provide an immersion in the natural environs while offering supreme comfort.
- Your Expedition Leader is One of Patagonia’s Top Naturalist Guides
Our Patagonia Expedition Leader is one of the most acclaimed guides in the region, with years of in-depth experience in the southern Andes. All our NHA Expedition Leaders benefit from Nat Hab’s high-level training and further resources provided by WWF scientists, so your trip is sure to be an adventure for the mind as well as the body and spirit. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superlative Patagonia Adventure
Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
- Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset. NHA is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering that the world’s wild places and creatures are under substantial threat from a warming planet. And we continue to set standards worldwide in environmentally sustainable travel—a goal that is central to all we do.
- Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!