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.
Patagonia 12-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries
In 12 days you can plan an unforgettable adventure in Patagonia. If you want to focus on one area, embark on the famous W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, which over five days passes unforgettable landmarks like Glacier Grey, the crystalline waters of Lago Pehoé, and the triple granite towers of the iconic Paine Massif. If you want to see both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, plan a trekking adventure of not only Torres del Paine but Los Glaciares National Park, in Argentina, where you’ll take a hike over the massive Perito Moreno Glacier.
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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.