Patagonia 12-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Patagonia.

Twelve days is enough time to mix and match some spectacular excursions in Patagonia. You could head to Chile’s Lake District and go rafting on rushing rivers that wind around snow-capped volcanoes. Or, take a scenic kayak trip on an unspoiled Chilean fjord followed by a traditional bbq lunch on a Patagonian ranch. If you really want to push things to the limit, head to famous Torres del Paine National Park and take a multi-day trek around river valleys, native forests, and granite peaks followed by an ice hike over a massive glacier.

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Sunrise in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Relaxing Adventure in Patagonia - 12 Days
Relaxing Adventure in Patagonia - 12 Days

This exciting 12-day itinerary explores key highlights of Patagonia (in both countries) at a relaxed pace. After a day in Chile's capital, fly south to Puerto Natales, a port city that acts as the jumping on/off point for Torres del Paine—one of the most famous national parks in the world. Here, you'll hike and stay two nights at a luxury eco-camp before crossing the border for the best glaciers in Argentina.

View of Osorno volcano from Petrohue waterfall
Exploring Chile's Lake District - 12 Days

On this active and comprehensive 12-day itinerary, you will discover one of the lesser-visited gems of South America: Chile's Lake District, where central Chile meets Patagonia. Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago. Next, head to the southern city of Puerto Montt, where you'll visit the mythical island of Chiloé. The remainder of your trip has it all: penguin colonies, kayaking fjords, trekking through native Alajuela forest, hiking up to glaciers, and much, much more.

A sunset in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Ultimate Patagonian Adventure - 12 Days
Ultimate Patagonian Adventure - 12 Days

This itinerary is ideal for adventure enthusiasts looking to get the most out of Chile's Patagonia region. After two days in Santiago, head to the south of the continent for a series of unique guided excursions in and around Torres del Paine National Park. You'll also visit a working Patagonian ranch, and tour a series of caves known for archeological sites—all while staying in some of the area's best hotels.

Famous peaks in Torres del Paine
Map of Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 12 Days
Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 12 Days

Chile and Argentina's far south is a trekker’s dream. This is where Patagonia's craggy mountains, massive glaciers, and rushing waterfalls create countless opportunities for exploration on foot. After a day in Buenos Aires, head to Los Glaciares National Park for some ice trekking on Perito Moreno, a glacier that is actually advancing. You'll then head to Torres del Paine—the crown jewel of national parks in Patagonia—for a multi-day hike through Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing towers of Las Torres.

Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Torres del Paine & Última Esperanza - 12 Days
Torres del Paine & Última Esperanza - 12 Days

Few places in the world are more coveted as a trekking destination than Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, this protected mountain wilderness is open to anyone looking for outdoor adventure. Accomplish the highlights on this 12-day trip, including waterfalls, glaciers, and enormous peaks. You'll also visit Última Esperanza Sound for fjord tours, kayaking, and a cave with 11,000 years of history.

Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days
Map of Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days
Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days

This extensive 12-day itinerary covers the major highlights of central and southern Chile: the Lake District and Torres del Paine National Park. The Lake District is justifiably famous for its charming villages, Prussian-blue lakes, and snow-capped volcanoes. Torres del Paine, on the other hand, is the crown jewel of national parks in Patagonia, and here you will embark on a multi-day hike known as the W Circuit Trek. Throw in a visit to a Patagonian penguin colony and a jaunt to the mystical and beautiful island of Chiloé, and you have the perfect recipe for the trip of a lifetime.

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