Traveling within the Argentinian portion of Patagonia, we’ll experience the landscapes of this breathtakingly beautiful part of the world. Local guides will lead daily activities, many of which take us off the beaten path and include exclusive opportunities along the way to hear from local experts.
We begin the adventure in Buenos Aires, one of the continent’s most cosmopolitan and exciting cities. After an initial exploration the city and orientation to Argentine culture with a guide, there is time to explore on your own, made easier from our well-located hotel in Recoleta, an elegant neighborhood near the renowned Recoleta cemetery and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Next, we fly to El Calafate and transfer to Chalten, the hiking capital of Argentina. Expert trekking guides will lead us on two days of trekking on some the most beautiful trails in the country, providing celebrated views of the iconic Fitz Roy massif.
Returning to Calafate, we explore “glacier country” while staying at an estancia (Argentine cattle ranch) on the outskirts of town. Our time in Southern Patagonia is concluded by a visit to the massive and breathtaking Perito Moreno glacier, arriving via the “back door” for an exclusive experience at this natural wonder.
Finally we are off to Northern Patagonia and the city of Bariloche, the “Switzerland of South America,” with its sweeping views of the mountains and Lago Nahuel Haupi. Gorgeous, charming, quaint – Bariloche is special. While there, we hike the overlooks on the Campanario Hill and the Llao Peninsula, learn more about the history and unique culture of the area, and enjoy a fun (and delicious) visit to a micro-brewery run by friends of our tour operator, where we try our hand at empanada-making. We also enjoy an amazing day of kayaking on one of the lesser-visited lakes and a special lunch prepared over the open fire by a chef. The program closes with an authentic, local culinary experience.
Our tour operator for this program is Knowmad Adventures, led by Jordan Harvey and who were just named to the 2019 Travel + Leisure A-List … for the 7th year in a row! This is quite an accomplishment. Read more here.
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