Patagonia

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $2,495

Regular: $2,695

or $195 Down

THE EXPERIENCE

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime?

Come spend six days in Patagonia where you’ll find yourself surrounded by mountains and glaciers at every turn, making this one of the most unique places in the entire world!

Start

Trip begins at El Calafate Airport (FTE) at 3:00 pm.
Please book arrival flight for a few hours before this time.

Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Finish

Trip ends at El Calafate Airport (FTE) at 12:00 pm.
Please book departure flight for a few hours after this time.

Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip less $195, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Patagonia

Welcome to El Calafate! Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, meet your Trip Leader and fellow travelers and head to your hotel in El Chalten, about 3.5 hours from El Calafate.

Along the way, keep an eye out the window…there are mountains and glaciers at every turn, which is what makes this corner of Patagonia so unique.

Once in El Chaltén, stretch your legs with a stroll around the town with your Trip Leader and take in the views of the famous Mount Fitz Roy. 

Grab dinner as a group before heading in for the night. Tomorrow begins our epic hiking adventure, so rest up!

Day 2

Trekking Laguna de los Tres

Good morning! After breakfast, head to the trailhead to begin hiking Laguna de los Tres, one of the most noteworthy trails in all of Patagonia. .

Begin your trek in a dense forest that protects us from the winds coming off the Continental Ice Field.

This is an all-day trek, covering 13 miles (22 kilometers), lasting 10-12 hours through some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world. 

The first ~6 miles (10 kilometers) of hiking are quite flat and gentle. It should take 3-4 hours as you enjoy majestic views of Fitz Roy, Los Tres glacier, and its lagoon. You will arrive at Poincenot base camp and begin your ascent to the top of Fitz Roy. This mile is particularly challenging, climbing over 400 meters of elevation on a rocky trail.

Enjoy lunch at the summit before descending back to base camp. If you are physically unable to get to the top, you can rest here with the group before walking back to the town of El Chaltén.

En route, we’ll pass varying landscapes, including crystal clear streams and Laguna Capri, a favorite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon, we’ll drop back down into the valley and return to town.

After such an exciting day, relax in the town with a beer at a microbrewery or a hot chocolate with some homemade cake.

Day 3

Half-day trek

We leave the town of El Chaltén on foot by crossing the bridge over the Fitz Roy River. 

From here, we’ll pick up the trailhead and walk up the path to the first viewpoint, which is perfect for admiring the impressive granite peaks and glaciers that lie just beyond the town of El Chaltén.

The other viewpoint, Las Aguilas, is not far away with just 30 minutes between the two. After a gentle stroll along the path, you’ll be able to admire the vastness of the Patagonian desert and the immensity of Lake Viedma.

Day 4

Explore El Calafate

After breakfast, travel back to El Calafate, on the southern shore of Lake Argentino. 

Calafate is a picturesque town known as the gateway to the stunning glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.

After settling at your hotel, why not explore a bit of this beautiful town and enjoy a regional dish like lamb or trout with a nice glass of Argentinian wine.

Day 5

Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, drive from El Calafate to the Perito Moreno Glacier. The drive will take you on a beautiful route around the edge of Lake Argentino. Don’t worry; we’ll make several stops for photographs along the way. In addition to the stunning landscape, it is not unusual to see condors or eagles flying overheada.

After a little bit of hiking, we’ll board a boat for an up-close look at the southern face of the glacier. The vessel sails slowly, making frequent stops to allow you to marvel at the fascinating shapes and spectrum of colors of this massive block of ice. 

Return to El Calafate for some dinner and to wander around the scenic town.

Day 6

Departure

Wake up to your final Argentinian sunrise and take included transportation back to the El Calafate airport and catch your flight back to Buenos Aires. 

Say your goodbyes to your new friends and board  your international flight home. 

Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you are extending your stay in Patagonia or in Buenos Aires.

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What's Included:

  • 6 days & 5 nights shared accommodations in boutique hotel rooms
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 box lunches, & 3 dinners
  • Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier & Safari Nautico Boat Experience 
  • Private Transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén
  • Full-Day trekking in Laguna de Los Tres 
  • Half Day Condor & Eagle Tour 
  • Private airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Private airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out.
Travelers are responsible for airfare to and from Argentina.
Optional activities and associated transportation are not included.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $2,495

Regular: $2,695

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