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Patagonian Journey - Walking Holiday

Region: Rest of World // Dates: 06 - 25 November 2020 (19 nights)
Patagonian Journey Walking Holiday

Venture into Chile and Argentina's dreamlike landscapes, where thundering waterfalls contrast with peaceful lakes and slow-moving glaciers. Be enchanted by mossy beech forests, misty peaks and conical volcanoes. From colourful Buenos Aires, we fly to San Carlos de Bariloche in the Lakes District of Argentina. Below towering Mt Tronador, walking trails lead into the stunning landscapes of Nahuel Huapi, the oldest national park in Argentina. We cruise the fjord-like scenery of Lake Nahuel Huapi crossing into Chile to spend time near the base of snow-capped Osorno volcano. Here we explore Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. In Torres del Paine National Park, we have time for day walks and capturing photographs of the soaring granite towers, including the Cuernos del Paine and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Moving across rolling steppes back into Argentina we spend time in El Calafate to visit one of the world's most accessible glaciers, Perito Moreno where dramatic icefalls cleave away from the glacial wall into Lake Argentino. This area is part of World Heritage listed Los Glaciares National Park and further south at El Chalten, we enjoy walks at the base of iconic Cerro Torre and Mt Fitz Roy. With rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes this region is part of a large protected area, including the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. From Ushuaia, we explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with the southernmost example of Andean-Patagonian forest. Our tour ends with a day cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Beagle Channel to observe marine wildlife including sea lions and elephant seals resting at Sea Lions Island.

Overview

Venture into Chile and Argentina's dreamlike landscapes, where thundering waterfalls contrast with peaceful lakes and slow-moving glaciers. Be enchanted by mossy beech forests, misty peaks and conical volcanoes. From colourful Buenos Aires, we fly to San Carlos de Bariloche in the Lakes District of Argentina. Below towering Mt Tronador, walking trails lead into the stunning landscapes of Nahuel Huapi, the oldest national park in Argentina. We cruise the fjord-like scenery of Lake Nahuel Huapi crossing into Chile to spend time near the base of snow-capped Osorno volcano. Here we explore Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. In Torres del Paine National Park, we have time for day walks and capturing photographs of the soaring granite towers, including the Cuernos del Paine and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Moving across rolling steppes back into Argentina we spend time in El Calafate to visit one of the world's most accessible glaciers, Perito Moreno where dramatic icefalls cleave away from the glacial wall into Lake Argentino. This area is part of World Heritage listed Los Glaciares National Park and further south at El Chalten, we enjoy walks at the base of iconic Cerro Torre and Mt Fitz Roy. With rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes this region is part of a large protected area, including the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. From Ushuaia, we explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with the southernmost example of Andean-Patagonian forest. Our tour ends with a day cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Beagle Channel to observe marine wildlife including sea lions and elephant seals resting at Sea Lions Island.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Experience the magic of Argentina's Lakes District
  • Hike beneath Mt Tronador in Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Take the famous lake & mountain crossing into Chile
  • Walk on the lower slopes of Osorno volcano in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park
  • Photograph spectacular lake & mountain vistas in Torres del Paine National Park
  • View Perito Moreno glacier in World Heritage listed Los Glaciares National Park
  • Take part in day walks to the base of Cerro Torre & Mt Fitz Roy in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field
  • Roam the rugged shoreline & explore the forests of Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Cruise the Beagle Channel to observe marine wildlife

Details

Details:

06 - 25 November 2020 (19 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Buenos Aires, ends Ushuaia)
Advanced Early Bird: A$11,850 until 17/02/2020
Regular: A$12,350
Single Supplement: A$TBA 
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 8 guests

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Botanical, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 3–16km per walking day with with some challenging longer options (moderate to challenging based on rugged terrain, steep ascent/descent). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • Daniel Feinstein

    Daniel Feinstein, recognized as a “Trusted Travel Expert” by South America travellers, was born into a family of naturalists and spent most of his childhood traveling and hiking in Patagonia and throughout South America. Daniel continued his travels around the world, working in Europe, hiking in Nepal and Sikkim, and climbing in Peru and Ecuador. Since becoming an official guide in 1981, he has escorted and designed hundreds of hiking and natural history tours throughout Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and other points in Argentina & Chile. His passion and knowledge of this area will ensure a memorable experience.

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