Experience the most famous sites and beautiful nature excursions in both Argentina's Lake District and southern Patagonia. Begin in El Calafate, where you'll visit the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier before venturing into Chile and embarking on a trekking excursion into Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most famous hiking destinations in the country. Finally, travel to Argentina's Lake District to explore the serene and stunning landscapes.
Patagonia 9-Day Tours & Itineraries
Nine days is the perfect amount of time to really stretch those legs in Patagonia. There are plenty of options for active adventures, be it skiing around snow-capped volcanoes in Chile’s Lake District, or braving class III, IV and even V rapids on a rafting trip over the famous Futaleufu River. If you simply want to visit the highlights, then head to Argentina and Los Glaciares National Park, home to the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier.
See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 9-day trips in Patagonia.
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Experience the natural highlights of Chile's Lake District and Chilean Patagonia on this exciting nine-day journey. Begin with sightseeing in the capital of Santiago, then travel south to Puerto Varas to see pristine lakes, waterfalls, volcanoes, and more. Visit the mythical island of Chilóe and walk through a penguin colony before venturing into Torres del Paine National Park for hiking, ice trekking, and horseback riding.
Northern Patagonia is full of beautiful scenery, and there's no better way to experience it than trekking. This 9-day itinerary is based around hiking, and also incorporates a number of other outdoor activities, such as kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, and canyoneering. It's said that a change is as good as a rest, and this action-packed trip is sure to invigorate you long after you return home.
Breathtaking glaciers, waterfalls, and mountain ranges are what Patagonia is all about. But the icing on the cake? Getting right into the thick of this nature by rafting, kayaking, and hiking your way through it. This 9-day itinerary is non-stop action, yet also caters to all levels and is perfect for groups of friends or adventurous families. Just bring your daredevil spirit and prepare to be amazed.
Chile's Lake and Volcano District offer some of the best downhill and backcountry skiing in Chile. The powdery conditions, challenging terrain, and awesome views provide a unique adventure, especially for visitors from the Northern Hemisphere looking to ski in June to September. This exciting journey is topped off with spas, thermal baths, and luxury resort accommodations.
Explore the best of Chile's urban and natural landscapes on this nine-day adventure. Begin in the capital city of Santiago. Explore modern Chilean culture while visiting the markets, skyscrapers, and parks. Next, head to Valparaíso, the bohemian port town that features bright graffiti and classic architecture. Enjoy a visit to the Maipo Valley to take in its stunning mountain landscapes while sipping Chilean wine. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to Torres del Paine National Park—one of the most famous and beautiful protected areas in the world.
Discover the wonders of southern Argentine Patagonia on this whirlwind itinerary. Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, then fly down to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—to see penguins in the wild, sail on the Beagle Channel, and hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Top it all off with a visit to El Calafate, where you'll see the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier, visit a traditional ranch, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Argentine Patagonia's landscapes take center stage on this exciting nine-day itinerary. You'll begin the adventure in El Chaltén, basing yourself in the village as you explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers on day hikes. Then travel to El Calafate for a boat tour around Perito Moreno Glacier. Finish the journey in Ushuaia, where you'll visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and spot penguins in the wild.
Discover two of Patagonia's top highlights—Torres del Paine, often considered South America's finest national park, and Perito Moreno, one of the most famous glaciers in the world—on this thrilling nine-day trip. You'll spend the first week on the Chilean side, tackling the W Trek in Torres del Paine and embarking on an ice-hiking excursion. Then, cross the border to Argentina for a boat ride and tour in Los Glaciares National Park.
Travel to South America for nine days of outdoor adventures in the best place for it: Patagonia. Specifically, you'll explore Chilean Patagonia, starting with a bit of fun in the capital of Santiago before jetting off to Punta Arenas to visit a penguin colony and go horseback riding. The apex of this journey includes memorable hikes at Torres del Paine, followed by glacier tours in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.