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Chile: Patagonia to El Chaltén  



Dates: October 2018 - April 2019 (various departures)
Host: Local guides
Cost: Starting at US$ 7,350 per person
Trip Type: Custom Civilized Adventures


To deeply explore both sides of Patagonia, the tailor-made journey, Travesia, was created.

Drive between Chile and Argentina, sleeping in local posadas and at the explora Patagonia lodge.

Patagonia isn’t a country or a place; it’s a territory shared by Chile and Argentina. Travesía El Chaltén focuses on both the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, and the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina.

Photos courtesy of Explora

Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 І Arrival to Chilean Patagonia
We will greet you at the airport in Punta Arenas and take you to explora Patagonia, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

Days 2, 3 & 4 І Torres del Paine National Park
At explora Patagonia, which functions as a base for exploring Torres del Paine National Park, each day you can choose from a variety of different explorations. On foot or by horseback, gentle or more physically demanding, our explorations will allow you to experience the extent of the geography and wildlife of this area, in addition to discovering the cultural identity of the region.

At the end of each exploration our lodge is always waiting: a place to relax and regain the energy you will need to continue your explorations.

Day 5 І Crossing to Argentina
We leave explora Patagonia in the morning toward El Chaltén. Along the way we can observe Patagonia’s many contrasts, passing from the craggy mountainous landscape of Torres del Paine to the emblematic plains of the Patagonian prairie.

We skirt around a few lakes and continue southeast towards the border with Argentina.

We then continue the journey across the pampa, over rivers and farms, and then find ourselves in front of the ice floes of Lake Viedma.

At dusk we arrive at El Chaltén, a small town located in Los Glaciares National Park, 220km northwest of El Calafate. During the next three days our center of operations is the Premier Inn in El Chaltén.

Days 6, 7 & 8 І El Chaltén
During the following days, we walk around El Chaltén in diverse explorations of varying duration and intensity, in which you will get to know the geology, glaciology, flora and fauna of the area.

During our daily explorations we cross the mountain ranges of Fitz Roy and Torre, formed 12 million years ago; we traverse mature beech forests and valleys characteristic of the Patagonian prairie; and we skirt glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. From the numerous viewpoints of the Park we can observe condors and eagles in flight, as well as grasping panoramic views of El Chaltén and the mountain massifs.

In the evening, we eat in characteristic Argentine restaurants in the town of El Chaltén, enjoying their wines, meats, and local flavors.

Day 9 І Departure from El Calafate
In the morning, we take you to the airport in El Calafate for the flight to Buenos Aires.


Starting Punta Arenas, Chile/Leaving Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Prices starting at US$ 7,350 per person (based on twin-share)

Prices are current at time of publication (Updated Apr 16, 2018). While unexpected, pricing and itinerary are subject to change. 

Price includes explorations, accommodation, meals and bar, transportation, access to the spa and relaxation areas and entrance fees to national parks.

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