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 walls 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. Explore every facet of this legendary land of rock, ice, forest and pampas on our all-encompassing journey to the remote southern reaches of Chile and Argentina.
Experience the gaucho lifestyle in the shadow of knife-edged peaks and shimmering glacial lakes on this comprehensive itinerary spanning both Chile and Argentina
Visit the world’s second largest non-polar ice field, cruise to the face of massive glaciers and watch icebergs calve into the frigid turquoise waters of Lago Argentino
Stay in deluxe domed suites at renowned EcoCamp Patagonia, a highly sustainable wilderness lodge in view of the granite spires of Chile's 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 only on Chile or Argentina, we show you the best of both sides of these 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. So 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 Glacier, 200 feet high, and also view it from the water on a boat trip in Lago Argentino. Another cruise across the lake's vast expanse brings us to the face of Upsala Glacier to watch ice calve from its face, nearly 5 miles across.
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. This is likely not the case on most Patagonia trips, which aren't as wildlife-oriented as ours is.
Enjoy an Authentic Taste of Gaucho Heritage Patagonia’s cultural heritage is also a draw, and because we travel with a small group, we enjoy special access to Estancia Cristina, a historic early-20th-century sheep farm where the traditional gaucho way of life once prevailed. A lunch of lamb roasted on a spit provides an authentic culinary experience.
Unique Lodgings Include Famed EcoCamp Patagonia Nat Hab accommodations are often as memorable as the destinations we explore. Among the special places we 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 emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-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!
A photography-focused journey through some of the world's most dramatic scenery—Patagonia's stunning rock pinnacles and glaciers! 12 Days / Mar, From $9395
Patagonia Photo Expedition
It’s no wonder Patagonia has seduced photographers for as long as there have been cameras to capture its wild, poetic landscapes. Our photo expedition to the remote southern reaches of Chile and Argentina puts you in full view of some of the most iconic mountains on the planet. Granite peaks rise in spires to the sky massive glaciers flow down from the perpetual icefields that blanket Patagonia’s vast massifs. Turquoise lakes glisten, studded with drifting icebergs. Sunrise casts rosy alpenglow on the rock and ice. A host of unique Andean wildlife is at home here, too, from condors and guanacos to an island colony of squawking penguins. Discover it all on our expertly guided small-group odyssey designed especially for photographers.
Alpine valleys carpeted in summer wildflowers, sheer-walled peaks and magnificent wildlife! Discover the secret side of Glacier where nature prevails and crowds are few. 7 or 9 Days / Jun - Sep, From $4895