Patagonia 6-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 8 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Patagonia.

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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Torres del Paine Experience - 6 Days
Map of Torres del Paine Experience - 6 Days
Torres del Paine Experience - 6 Days

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.

Sunrise in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Torres del Paine Relaxed Adventure - 6 Days
Torres del Paine Relaxed Adventure - 6 Days

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.

Villarrica Volcano near Pucón
Map of Exploring Pucón & Chile's Lake District - 6 Days
Exploring Pucón & Chile's Lake District - 6 Days

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.

Map of Discover Ushuaia - 6 Days
Discover Ushuaia - 6 Days

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.

Map of Caves & Waves in Northern Patagonia - 6 Days
Caves & Waves in Northern Patagonia - 6 Days

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.

Whale breaching near Puerto Madryn
Experience the Wildlife of Puerto Madryn - 6 Days

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.

Patagonia Nature Trip - 6 Days
Patagonia Nature Trip - 6 Days

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.

Patagonia Wildlife Adventure - 6 Days
Map of Patagonia Wildlife Adventure - 6 Days
Patagonia Wildlife Adventure - 6 Days

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.

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