Patagonia

Duration:

7 days / 6 nights

Early Signup: $2,695

Regular: $2,895

or $195 Down

THE EXPERIENCE

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime?

Come spend a night in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before boarding a flight to the Patagonia region of Argentina. Get acquainted with your new surroundings and then spend the second half trekking through the mountains.

You’ll find yourself surrounded by mountains and glaciers at every turn in Patagonia, making this one of the most unique places in the entire world!

Start

Trip begins at Ezeiza International Airport at 2:00 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 for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, your Trip Leader will pick you up and whisk you off to your hotel.

Explore Buenos Aires, known as a city of contrasts. This large city has strong cultural, artistic, and sports communities. You’ll also find a wide range of cuisine waiting to be tried. And don’t forget about the vibrant nightlife, highlighted by the Argentine ballroom dance staple, the milonga.

Join your new friends for our first dinner together at a local restaurant and begin to settle into your surroundings.

Day 2

Welcome to El Calafate

After breakfast, take an included domestic flight to El Calafate in southern Argentina where your Patagonian adventures will begin.

Visit the Glaciarium museum to learn all about these ice formations, and top it off with a stop at the Glaciobar to enjoy an included beverage.

This evening is free for you to explore the town and taste some of the local gastronomy.

Day 3

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 over the area.

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. 

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

Day 4

El Chaltén

Today we will travel from El Calafate to our next location of El Chaltén, located 3.5 hours away. 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 5

Trekking Laguna de los Tres

Good morning! After breakfast head to the trailhead at El Pilar, located north of town.

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

From there, you’ll climb 1,300 feet (400 meters) in about an hour to Laguna de los Tres. You will be rewarded by the majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier of Los Tres, and its lagoon. The grandeur of this location makes you feel very tiny.

From here, circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the viewpoint of the Laguna Sucia and its glacier.

After a rest and a bite for lunch, we will start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén.

En route, we go past some varying landscapes, crystal clear streams, and pass by Laguna Capra favorite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon, we’ll drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located.

Having had such an exciting day, why not relax in the town with a beer made in the town’s microbrewery or a hot chocolate with some homemade cake!?

Day 6

Half-day Trek

We leave the center of El Chaltén by crossing over the bridge of the Fitz Roy River, then continue along to the National Park offices. 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 7

Departure

Say goodbye to your new friends and take included transportation back to the El Calafate airport to catch your flight back home.

Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions if you are extending your stay in Argentina.

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Patagonia

What's Included:

  • 7 days & 6 nights shared accommodations in boutique hotel rooms
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 box lunch, & 4 dinners
  • One way Domestic Flight Buenos Aires–El Calafate
  • Half Day Glaciarium & Glaciobar Visit
  • 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.

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All Under30Experiences prices are listed in USD.

Duration:

7 days / 6 nights

Early Signup: $2,695

Regular: $2,895

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