Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,599 - $5,099 /person

7 days

6 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

7 days

6 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2023: Dec 2024: Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec 2025: Jan-Mar

From $4,599 - $5,099 /person

Epic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

The beauty of Argentina's vast Patagonia stretches out before you. Some of the world's finest trails invite you to explore this varied and wild terrain—from ice-laden landscapes to remote and magical estancias. Experience the power of calving glaciers and the calm of vaulting mountains reflected in blue lagoons. Each day, new Patagonian marvels await to impress.

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Highlights

  • Hike beneath Cerro Fitz Roy's famous granite peaks and Patagonia's most extraordinary glaciers, including Perito Moreno and its 200-foot blue walls
  • Connect with nature in cozy accommodations, including glass-roofed eco-domes
  • Voyage by boat through a frozen maze of ice and water on Lake Argentino to Estancia Cristina, a historic working ranch isolated from the modern world
  • Enjoy celebrated Argentine drinks and cuisine—asados (barbecue), wines and yerba maté
Argentina Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour map

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Start/End El Calafate

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Days 1-2

Description

Prepare to be awestruck on a walk along boardwalks to see the remarkable Perito Moreno Glacier—and with luck, perhaps witness the impressive sight of calving ice • Discover world-class Argentine vintages—Malbec, Pinot Noir, Torrontés and more • Get ready for an unforgettable full-day excursion to Estancia Cristina, including a boat ride across Lake Argentino among icebergs and the famous Upsala Glacier • Keep an eye out on Cristina Bay for condors soaring above • Follow a rocky route to Fossil Canyon • Weave through lagoons teeming with coots and black-neck swans before journeying back to El Calafate.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Esplendor El Calafate
El Calafate
Casual Hotel

A contemporary hotel set on a hillside with panoramic lake, mountain and downtown views. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Hike along Lago Argentino's lakeside dunes or opt to horseback ride at Estancia Estela • Head to El Chaltén's unique Patagonia Eco Domes, where you have unsurpassed views of Cerro Fitz Roy's peaks from your cozy dome • Embark on an epic full-day hike to Cagliero Glacier • Access some of Patagonia's most impressive hikes straight from our dome doors in El Chaltén National Park, complete with magnificent views of the snowcapped Andes, hanging glaciers, lenga forests and unique fauna.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Patagonia Eco Domes
El Chaltén
Casual Hotel

Set in a stunning location, these luxurious and sustainable eco domes keep you cozy with wood burning stoves and have a transparent wall through which Fitz Roy vistas greet you each morning.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-7

Description

Mirador Cerro Torre reveals mammoth views over the Torre and Fitz Roy peaks • Sip yerba maté, Argentina's national beverage, like a local gaucho • Hike to spectacular vistas of glacier-fed Laguna de los Tres and gorgeous Laguna Capri • Witness glaciers spilling dramatically down ice-carved valleys—a memorable sight!

Accommodations

Nights 5-6

Destino Sur Hotel de Montana & Spa
El Chaltén
Casual Hotel

A boutique lodge with a modern alpine aesthetic boasting beautiful mountain vistas. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

In order to access some of the best hikes in Los Huemules Reserve, we stay two nights at the unique Patagonia Eco Domes in El Chaltén. Our eco domes have plush beds, private en suite bathrooms, cozy padded walls (that may let in sounds from strong winds or nearby domes) and one transparent wall with views of the famous Torre Fitz Roy. Woodstoves provide heat and solar panels supply power, so lighting can be dim. Each dome is fitted with USB charging outlets while community areas offer standard power outlets. There is no cell or internet service.

Travel Time

In order to experience the full grandeur of Argentina's Patagonia region, we spend more time shuttling and on boat crossings on this trip than on a typical Backroads trip. This enables us to explore the incredible variety of ecosystems and scenery this region has to offer (the views from these shuttles are spectacular!).

Terrain & Trail Support

Our hikes through Patagonia's captivating rugged terrain climb rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Hiking in National Parks

Most hikes on this itinerary take place in Argentine national parks and unlike other Backroads Walking & Hiking Trips, regulations require a certified local guide to accompany us. We offer flexibility by dividing into several groups of different paces, with each group hiking in the company of a local guide.

Leaders & Local Guides

Trips with a small number of guests may be supported by one Backroads Trip Leader and a team of knowledgeable local guides. There will always be at least two people hiking on the trail with you.

Itinerary Changes

Because of Patagonia's extreme weather conditions and strong winds, mid-trip itinerary changes and boat crossings are possible on this trip. If severe weather affects our planned activities, your Trip Leaders will find alternate activities that you're sure to enjoy. Expect the unexpected in this remote region, including slow or no internet and the occasional ATM possibly running out of cash.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Esplendor El Calafate
El Calafate

Casual Hotel

A contemporary hotel set on a hillside with panoramic lake, mountain and downtown views. (pool)

Nights 3-4

Patagonia Eco Domes
El Chaltén

Casual Hotel

Set in a stunning location, these luxurious and sustainable eco domes keep you cozy with wood burning stoves and have a transparent wall through which Fitz Roy vistas greet you each morning.

Nights 5-6

Destino Sur Hotel de Montana & Spa
El Chaltén

Casual Hotel

A boutique lodge with a modern alpine aesthetic boasting beautiful mountain vistas. (spa)

From $4,599 - $5,099 /person

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