You don't need two full weeks to experience Chilean Patagonia. In fact, you can enjoy the major highlights in one national park: Torres del Paine. Not only is this one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world, but it's overflowing with snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. This quick six-day itinerary includes the best sites and treks in the park, and you'll kick off the adventure by exploring Chile's capital of Santiago.
Patagonia 6-Day Tours & Itineraries
In six days you can visit some of the highlights of Patagonia. Depending on your interest, you can visit Chile’s famous Torres del Paine National Park and trek up to the three granite peaks of the iconic Paine Massif. If you enjoy wildlife then head to Puerto Madryn, on Argentina’s Atlantic Coast, for boat tours to spot southern right whales, penguins, sea lions, and exotic birds like cormorants. Or go on a white-water rafting trip and hike around snow-capped volcanoes in Chile’s Lake District followed by a relaxing soak in natural hot springs.
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This itinerary covers a lot of ground in less than a week yet sticks to a relaxed pace. After a day exploring Santiago, fly south to Torres del Paine—one of the most famous national parks in the world. Here, you'll stay two nights at a luxury eco-camp for a range of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. As an added bonus, you'll visit a working Patagonian ranch for the ultimate taste of local culture.
On this active 6-day itinerary, you will discover one of the lesser-visited gems of South America: Chile's Lake District, where central Chile meets Patagonia. Begin in the cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago, and take in the city's vibrant art and culinary scene. Next, head to Pucón to enjoy kayaking, trekking through native Alajuela forest, hiking up to glaciers, relaxing in hot springs, and much, much more.
This six-day itinerary coves Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, which has the distinction of being the southernmost city of the world. Unspoiled nature and rugged landscapes 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 a visit to a nearby penguin colony.
You'll be amazed at just how many adrenaline-inducing activities you can fit into a 6-day itinerary in Northern Patagonia. Float down serene rivers and hurtle over rapids; jump from cliffs and zip-line over the water; stay in comfortable camps and soak in riverside hot tubs. This area of Patagonia is an adventure wonderland, and you won't want to waste a minute.
Experience the wildlife of Argentina on this 6-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony, going a whale watching excursion, and snorkeling with sea lions.
On this brisk excursion, you get to experience all the rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. You won't just see them from afar, either—you'll venture into the national parks and tour Patagonia's lakes by boat. The adventure starts with a visit to the town of Punta Arenas and then to Magdalena Island, which is home to a colony of over 150,000 penguins. Then you'll embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. Finally, you'll tour lakes and rivers before finishing with a boat trip to Glacier Grey.
This in-depth itinerary allows you to go deeper into Torres del Paine National Park than most have an opportunity to. Over six days you'll get an up-close view of the local wildlife on guided tours, visit a working Patagonian estancia (ranch), and even explore the Strait of Magellan on a hair-raising zodiac excursion. It's a naturalist's dream and an adventure you won't soon forget.
This six-day adventure starts in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and takes you through some of the most remote and gorgeous scenery of Argentine Patagonia. Sail the Beagle Channel to visit penguin, sea lion, and seabird colonies, and hike along the tranquil ocean bays of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Sample traditional maté on the shore of an alpine lake, cross the legendary Paso Garibaldi in the Andes, and end the trip with a tango performance in Buenos Aires.
You don't need tons of time to tackle one of Patagonia's most famous trekking experiences—with this whirlwind itinerary, you'll complete a scenic four-day portion of Torres del Paine's W Trek at a relaxed pace. After a good night's sleep in Puerto Natales, head into the park and hit the trail. By day you'll skirt ancient forests, glacier lakes, and lofty peaks, while evenings are based in cozy "refugio" camps. The adventure ends with a cruise across Lago Grey and a horseback ride around Laguna Sofia.
Experience some of the most iconic landscapes in Chilean Patagonia with this six-day getaway for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Land in Punta Arenas to spot dolphins and penguins in the Magellan Strait, then it's off to Puerto Natales for excursions into Torres del Paine. Discover lakes and waterfalls with a private guide, embark on a full-day hike to the park's famed granite towers, and marvel at the glaciers of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, a remote outpost only accessible by boat.
Six days may not seem like a lot, but it's the perfect amount of time to spend exploring the trails of Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia. This whirlwind itinerary takes you on a series of guided hikes to colossal glaciers, iconic mountains, and icy lakes. Trekking isn't the only thing to do here, as you'll also have the opportunity to raft down the Río de las Vueltas and browse interactive exhibits at the Glaciarium, an entire museum dedicated to glaciers.
You'll fit lots of adventurous excursions into this six-day trip to Chile's spectacular Lake District. After a whirlwind tour of Santiago, fly to the charming lakeside town of Puerto Varas to immerse yourself in the remote beauty of northern Patagonia. Highlights include a guided trek to the Osorno volcano, kayaking on Patagonia's northernmost fjord, and exploring the ancient forests of Alerce Andino National Park—home to the tallest trees in South America.