Experience Argentina's top highlights during this all-encompassing 16-day itinerary. Begin your adventure in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia. At the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, you will visit remote ranches and walk on glaciers. On wildlife excursions, you'll spot southern right whales, orcas, and Magellanic penguins while traveling the same waterways as Charles Darwin. Then it's off to the largest waterfall system in the world—Iguazú Falls—before returning to Buenos Aires and ending your journey with an epic tango show.
The 4.3-mile (7 km) hike runs on a coastal path that follows the Beagle Channel. It passes along seaside mountains and freshwater rivers as well as subantarctic forests and tranquil bays. You'll have prime views of the channel along the way, but you'll also get to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the area. The trail also passes remnants of ancient settlements once occupied by the Yámana indigenous people.
All told it's a brisk three-hour trek that culminates at Lago Roca where a hot lunch will be served. Then it's time to start the canoe ride down the Lapataia River. This waterway leads to the ultimate destination, Lapataia Bay. Located on the Beagle Channel, it sits at the end of the Pan American Highway and Nacional Route No. 3.
Tours that Include Trekking & Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park
This 13-day tour of Argentina's far south covers the classics. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic mountains). There's also whale watching and a visit to South America´s largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.
The city of Ushuaia, located in Tierra del Fuego, has the distinction of being the southernmost city of the world. You can imagine, then, the unspoiled nature and rugged landscapes that abound in this region of Patagonia. In just under a week you'll be able to experience the natural highlights in and around Ushuaia on trekking excursions, canoe trips, boat rides on the Beagle Channel, and even an outing to do some penguin spotting. It's the most fun you can have at the "end of the world."
Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls, the wildlife of Ushuaia, the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate, and more. This 13 day trip to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia perfectly balances natural and cultural sightseeing, making it ideal for any adventurous traveler.
Two weeks is a fantastic length of time to experience Southern Argentina. After kicking off in Buenos Aires, fly to Patagonia for glaciers and treks around Los Glaciares National Park (and iconic Mt. Fitz Roy). Then head to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for canoeing, channel cruising, and frolicking with penguins. Each night is another opportunity to taste the region's best food, wine, and local culture.
This 11-day tour dives into Argentina and Chilean Patagonia with a slew of moderate, yet incredibly scenic day trips. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll get a taste of mind-boggling glaciers, sail the ice rivers in El Calafate, and enjoy the magnitude of Chile's most famous national park. Mixing relaxation and adrenaline, the tours (many by boat) are flexible for those who prefer more challenging activities.
Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Next, head south into Patagonia to experience Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Here, you'll visit a penguin colony and you'll get to go trekking and canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Top it all off with a visit to El Calafate to see the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.