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Patagonia

         Patagonia has established itself as one of the premier adventure travel destinations in the world.  Perhaps no other place in the world represents pure wildness better than Patagonia.  You can feel it in the ferocious wind, the needle granite spires topped by pancake-like lenticular clouds, vast skies and pampas stretching to infinity, huge glaciers calving into turquoise lakes large enough to be seen from space, or in the eyes of a gaucho on a remote corner of a 100,000-acre estancia.  Not to mention wild horses, Andean condors, elusive pumas, and their favorite prey, the guanaco. 

         The Patagonian Ice Cap, from which dozens of glaciers branch out like little fingers, is almost 500 miles end-to-end, the third largest chunk of ice on the planet.  Our favorite quote from a newly-minted Patagoniaphile reads, “It’s hard to explain why, but I left my heart in Patagonia.”  We couldn’t say it any better.

  • Moutains of the Ice Cap
  • Patagonian clouds
  • Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel
  • Ice Cap ridges
  • Patagonian ice
Our Patagonia Itinerary Samples

         Argentine Patagonia has grown and evolved through the last 30 years, as airports have been introduced and dirt roads become paved and easily passable, the entire region has opened up in terms of accessibility. This means what once would require 3 weeks can now be done in 2 or less even! Furthermore, the accommodations throughout the area have evolved as well, and the options for great day hikes in the mountains topped off with a great glass of a wine and nice meal is one that is hard to pass up!

         These samples have been drawn up to demonstrate the variety of what is possible in a range of time frames for a range of difficulty levels (from simple day hikes to traversing and crossing the ice cap) - all showcasing the beauty and wildness of this place at the end of the world. 

Special Note: Mendoza

         Want to pair Patagonia with a perfectly relaxing way to end a trip hiking in the Andes? Think about a few days in Argentina's wine valley (called the "New Bordeaux") Mendoza. You can walk around the vineyards, make your own wine, ride horses or just relax! It's the perfect compliment to time spent on glaciers and in the mountains of Patagonia.

Sunset over Lago Viedma, El Chalten - Argentine Patagonia

Check Out Our Sample Patagonia Itineraries:

  • The Heart of Patagonia
    • Two weeks door-to-door (or less!), this journey offers amazing day hikes, access to beautiful expansive glaciers, wonderful views and a chance to understand the wildness of this place at the end of the world. 
  • Patagonia Suprema
    • This itinerary puts on display the best parts of Argentine Patagonia: day hikes, remote estancias, a five day trek on the ice cap and amazing access to the Andes!

       Aimee & Ashley were in search of a "Great South American Soul Search." They knew that they wanted to get from the trip, but weren't sure where to find it. That's where we came in. 

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