Classic: End of the Earth (SAPE)
Countries Visited: Argentina, Chile Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (12 nts), camping (2 nts).
Trek in Glacier and Torres del Paine national parks, marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier, visit the "end of the Earth" in Ushuaia, savour the scenery in Patagonia and sophistication in Buenos Aires
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience one of the world's most pristine wilderness settings, this challenging two-week adventure packages the region's essential highlights into one incredible journey. Explore Torres del Paine, encounter the Perito Moreno Glacier and hike Glacier National Park. With years of local experience, we employ the regions best guides to reveal the extraordinary, bringing you to campsites that provide stunning views of Patagonia. Prepare to be awed.
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
As there are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, check into the hotel and enjoy the city. With any extra time, opt to visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show. Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||El Chalten||Day 2 Buenos Aires/El Chalten|
Fly south to the province of Santa Cruz and the town of El Calafate before transferring overland to El Chalten. Warm up for the upcoming hike with optional short treks to nearby lookouts or explore around town. Transport: Plane (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 3||El Chalten||Day 3 El Chalten (1B)|
Enjoy an included full-day guided hike through the scenic terrain of lakes, tree covered trails and of course snow covered mountains. If lucky get a glimpse of Fitz Roy. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Guided Hike
|Day 4||El Calafate||Day 4 El Chalten/El Calafate (1B)|
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the quaint little town of El Calafate. Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)
|Day 5||El Calafate||Day 5 El Calafate (1B)|
Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake and get different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier actually is up close. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
|Day 6||Puerto Natales||Day 6 El Calafate/Puerto Natales (1B)|
Continue the journey south along an unpaved road to the border of Chile. Spend a relaxing evening in scenic Puerto Natales before heading into spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. Explore the town, eat a hearty meal for energy, and rest well for the hike ahead. Do any last minute shopping here and rent all equipment required. Additional Notes: You can store belongings that you will not be require for the hike and a sleeping bag will provided. Any necessary hiking gear like poles, rain gear, etc can be rented in town. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Chile) Transport: Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 362km)
|Day 7||Torres del Paine||Day 7 Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Start exploring Torres del Paine by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 1 Transport: Cross the pampa Patagonica first on asphalt roads to Cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Continue by dirt road with some photo stops - views here are beautiful! Start checking for wildlife - lots of guanacos and (likely) condors, geese, and other birds as well. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 mins to the start point of the trek. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Torres del Paine||Day 8 Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross lake Pehoe by ferry and trek to the French Valley, from the lookout point see the mountain range spread across the National Park. Take in the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys on the landscape. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 2 Transport: Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours)
|Day 9||Puerto Natales||Day 9 Torres del Paine/Puerto Natales (1B)|
Enjoy the last day in Torres del Paine NP and hike to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Gaze off into the distance admiring the scale of this immense glacier. In the afternoon return to Puerto Natales. Included Activities: Torres del Paine Trek Day 3 Transport: Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 10||Punta Arenas||Day 10 Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas (1B)|
Take a bus south to Punta Arenas and enjoy an orientation walk and take some free time in the evening to explore this charming city. Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s), 240km)
|Day 11||Ushuaia||Day 11 Punta Arenas/Ushuaia (1B)|
Return to Argentina and head to the province of Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world located on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile) Transport: Head to the Magellan Strait before hopping on a ferry for 20-30 mins and then re-boarding the bus on arrival to Tierra del Fuego. Stock up on snacks and settle in - its a long journey. Cross the border then continue on to Ushuaia. Local bus (12.00 hour(s), 831km) Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s))
|Day 12||Ushuaia||Day 12 Ushuaia (1B)|
Cruise along the Beagle Channel to observe marine wildlife among small islands and inlets before using your free time to explore all Ushuaia has to offer. Pass by Isla Martillo and see the penguin colonies that inhabit the island. A fun mountain and port town, you can also experience the comings and goings of ships to and from Antarctica. Additional Notes: Breeding season for the penguins is from November to March. Included Activities: Beagle Channel Cruise to Isla Martillo
|Day 13||Ushuaia||Day 13 Ushuaia (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the area.
|Day 14||Buenos Aires||Day 14 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires (1B)|
Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt for a tango show and dinner. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s), 2974km)
|Day 15||Buenos Aires||Day 15 Buenos Aires (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.