Hike in some of the most stunning landscapes in the Western Hemisphere, located at the extreme of the South American continent. This itinerary will be sure to challenge even experienced hikers, and offers stunning views of sharply-defined peaks, azure lakes, and vast ice fields.
Patagonia 7-Day Tours & Itineraries
One week is enough time to plan any type of Patagonia excursion that strikes your interest. You could hike amid glaciers and granite peaks in Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile, or experience the highlights of Argentine Patagonia at Mt. Fitz Roy and El Calafate in Los Glaciares National Park. You could make a trip to Punta Arenas, also in Chile, and visit an island home to a colony of Magellanic penguins. For a true cultural excursion, hike around the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve,which is located at the southern tip of the continent and is home to indigenous Yagan people as well as the rugged Dientes de Navarino mountain range.
See more great trip ideas in our roundup of 7-day Patagonia itineraries.
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Explore Patagonia in style. This tour includes all the highlights of Chile's famous Torres del Paine National Park. You'll have a local experienced guide, comfortable accommodation (including a stay in the cozy domes of EcoCamp Patagonia), and some of the best views of Patagonia's natural highlights.
Begin your weeklong Patagonian journey in Chile's metropolitan capital city. Next, head south and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.
If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciares National Park. This one-week itinerary begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, where you'll have the day to explore the city. Then you're off to El Calafate to hike across the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier before checking out the town of El Chaltén and enjoying hiking excursions around the famous Mount Fitz Roy.
This weeklong itinerary highlights Torres del Paine National Park for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip in Patagonia. After a day to explore Chile's capital, fly south to experience the park's nearly 450,000 acres of glaciers, ice fields, forests, lakes, and rugged mountains that will get your heart racing. Your jumping on/off point will be Puerto Natales—a port city attracting trekkers from all over the world.
This weeklong trip packs in a lot of adventure—trekking, kayaking, rafting, and canyoneering—plus sleeping in some beautiful and unique locations. With ample time devoted to training, travelers of all levels of experience will get the most out of this itinerary. From canyons and rapids to hiking in the forest and spending the night in a tree house, experience the best of northern Patagonia.
A week in Patagonia is the perfect time to explore two top destinations: Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego. You'll explore the former, home to the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier while staying in the quaint lakefront town of El Calafate. Then fly south to Ushuaia to discover the dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego.
This weeklong adventure highlights an important trail on the very tip of South America. Part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called Cabo de Hornos, Chile’s Navarino Island is the home to human settlements of Yagan people—one of the last native groups on the continent. After getting a taste of urban Santiago, fly south for a four-day guided trek while experiencing a range of Sub-Antarctic ecological wonders.
Have you ever dreamed of trekking through one of the most famous and beautiful protected areas in the world? If so, then this quick seven-day itinerary is for you. In just a week, you can jet off to Chilean Patagonia and partake in the famed "W" circuit trek—a multiday hike that covers the furthest reaches of the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park. Be sure to get in shape beforehand because this is the very definition of an active adventure.
Spend a week making family memories on this outdoor-oriented family tour of Chilean Patagonia. Start in Santiago, getting to know the capital on a child-friendly tour before flying south to the Lake District, where little ones can paddle in Lago Llanquihue and meet the adorable penguins of Isla Chiloé. Continue south to Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan, and let the kids explore a life-size replica of the HMS Beagle and spot frolicking dolphins on an adventurous boat tour.
This escape to Patagonia packs a lot of adventure into a mere seven days. There's no time to waste because, after a city tour of Santiago and a trip to the coast, you'll fly to Torres del Paine, one of the most famous national parks in the world. Enjoy a few days of outdoor hikes and horseback rides at a historic 4-star wilderness lodge before heading back north for a mini wine tour to help ring in the new year.
Spend a week exploring the rugged beauty of Patagonia on this active and adventurous family trip. Start in Argentina to witness the Perito Moreno Glacier by walkway and boat, then discover the workings of a Patagonian ranch as the little ones embrace their inner gaúcho with a sheepshearing session and horseback rides. Continue south into Chile to reach Puerto Natales, the perfect base for family hikes in Torres del Paine National Park and kid-friendly excursions to hidden caves and ancient rock paintings.
Snow-capped volcanoes, pristine mountain lakes, and quiet hiking trails await you on this active weeklong adventure around northern Chilean Patagonia. After a day of sightseeing in Santiago, spend the rest of the trip exploring the great outdoors in Puerto Varas. You'll trek through spectacular landscapes, kayak on a fjord, spot rare birds, enjoy a traditional lunch on a family farm, and much more!
Perfect for even the littlest of explorers, this weeklong trip to Chilean Patagonia introduces you to the region's highlights with a relaxed pace and plenty of fun, accessible excursions. After a kid-friendly tour of Santiago, it's off to Punta Arenas, where youngsters will love spotting adorable Magellanic penguins and playful dolphins by boat, roaming the decks of historic ships in a nautical museum, and letting their imaginations run wild in the grounds of a scenic 19th-century fort.
Dive into the Lake District of northern Argentine Patagonia on this compact family adventure. After a kid-friendly walk through colorful Buenos Aires, it's time to fly south to charming Bariloche, where you'll settle into a land of sparkling lakes and alpine-style towns. Ride a chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario, follow boardwalks through the ancient Los Arrayanes forest, and kayak along the shores of Lago Gutierrez. End the trip back in the capital, where you'll learn to make a Patagonian meal, family-style!
This fun-filled family tour starts in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, where you'll explore the colorful neighborhoods of this vibrant metropolis. Then, it's off to Patagonia's Valdés Peninsula for breaching right whales and a visit with friendly penguins at the Punta Tombo reserve. Hike the hills of Playa El Doradillo and see more whales just offshore, then return to Buenos Aires in time to explore the greenery of Parque Tres de Febrero and the city's several kid-friendly museums.