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A Patagonia trip is a naturalist’s dream for its rugged and untouched beauty. Argentina and Chile form the southern cone of South America, and the best Patagonia tours include both countries, with their diverse and incredible landscapes. Visit Perito Moreno Glacier in the Calafate region, take a Torres del Paine tour to explore its towering granite peaks, or take a trip to Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city. While there, take a Patagonia cruise through the Beagle canal or to Antarctica. The region is perfect for a hiking adventure, honeymoon at a luxury Patagonia lodge. Contact an expert Travel Consultant and plan your ideal Patagonia tour today. Every Patagonia vacation package is hand-crafted to your unique travel style, including the level of accommodation, type of excursions, dates, and highlights. Browse our top Patagonia trips below or create your own custom tour in just 3 easy steps.
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We love all of our Patagonia trips, but that doesn’t stop us from having favorites. Venture to the greatest depths of Patagonia on our Patagonia Deluxe Tour. This 14-day itinerary gives travelers a taste of everything that Patagonia offers, including stays aboard an exploration cruise, evenings inside luxurious lodges, and daily visits to the most popular national parks, Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares, and Tierra del Fuego.
Usually, Patagonia vacation packages include parts of both Argentina and Chile. It’s easy to combine the two countries into one fantastic multi-country trip. You can even travel on a four-day cruise from one country to the other taking in some of Patagonia‘s best scenery on the way, or visit a Patagonian estancia. For contrast, consider including Buenos Aires, Argentina’s sophisticated capital. Chile’s Atacama Desert is a great addition for nature lovers or the Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border. Patagonia can also be paired with Antarctica. Add-on an Antarctica cruise after experiencing the great wild of Patagonia for an otherworldly vacation.
Patagonia Tours by Cruise
There are a few different Patagonia cruise options, but if you want to explore some of the best parts of Patagonia, I highly recommend the Australis cruise. The Australis Cruise leaves from either Ushuaia in Argentina or Punta Arenas in Chile. If you choose to take a cruise that departs from Argentina into Chile, then you will need to fly into Ushuaia, also known as the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is not only an important port city for Argentina, but it is also a beautiful place to visit. I recommend flying into the city a few days before your cruise departs so that you can visit Tierra del Fuego National Park.
On the cruise, you will spend 3 nights/ 4 days navigating towards Cape Horn, through the different fjords and untouched areas with virgin forests and massive glaciers. Not to mention you will enjoy great food onboard. During the cruise, you will have plenty of options to disembark and explore your surroundings. Hike through the different forests to glacial waterfalls in the Garibaldi Fjord and take in the majestic Glacier Alley as you travel through the Beagle Channel. The cruise finishes in Punta Arenas, so it is the perfect combination for both land and cruise to discover this breathtaking region in South America. Read more about our Australis Cruise options.
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Experience the wonders of Torres Del Paine National Park, guided treks of Perito Moreno Glacier, and stand in awe below Fitz Roy. Venture to El Calafate, hike the trails of Los Glaciares National Park in El Chalten, or simply relax by the fire in a cozy Patagonia Lodge. You can even embark on a Patagonia Cruise ship and see the End of the World in Ushuaia. From the best treks of Patagonia like W Trek and O Circuit, we’ll add hidden gems and guides to make your Patagonia vacation package one to remember!
Patagonia Travel FAQ’s
Thinking about a Patagonia trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests. Visit our Patagonia Vacation Planning page for in-depth Patagonia travel tips.
When is the best time to visit Patagonia?
Patagonia trip planning often begs the question, when to visit? Even with consideration of the seasons, travelers can still experience everything in one day in Patagonia. Weather is really never guaranteed making the best time to visit Patagonia a bit tricky! However, the summer season (November – February) is the busiest season, with December and January being the biggest months for tourism. This time yields the warmest temperatures, ideal for camping and trekking.
Winter (June – August) is the low season, experiencing way fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. Though a wonderful time to truly connect with nature, many activities, lodges, and cruises may not be open at this time. Finally, spring and fall are the shoulder seasons (September – October/ March – May). To us, this is the best time to visit Patagonia, as there are fewer crowds and vibrant landscapes, with fresh blooming flowers or autumn’s orange leaves.
Where is Patagonia?
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When should I go to Patagonia?
Is Patagonia a country?
Patagonia is not a country. Instead, Patagonia is an extraordinary region in South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. Patagonia is south of Bariloche and Puerto Varas – two cities connected through the famous Lake Crossing. On the southern Argentine side of Patagonia, you’ll find the famous Perito Moreno Glacier near the town of El Calafate and Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town and starting point for most Antarctica and Patagonia cruises. On the southern Chilean side of Patagonia, find the famous Torres del Paine National Park.
What is Patagonia famous for?
Patagonia is famous for its jaw-dropping landscape. From the Lake Region in the North to the glaciers (Perito Moreno Glacier), charming towns (El Calafate and El Chalten), and vast national parks (Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park), Patagonia has everything you need to disconnect with the tech-filled world, and reconnect with nature.
Patagonia is also famous for its rare wildlife; many tourists travel to Patagonia with the hope to spot a puma amidst the mountainous terrain.
What are the best Patagonia tours?
Cruising the Lake Region in Patagonia is a must, but also consider taking the cable car up to Tronador mountain in Bariloche. Then, of course, experience the lake crossing between Chile and Argentina. Visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier is very much sought after. So is the Train to the End of the World from Ushuaia. The best hikes in Patagonia are close up to Mount Fitzroy from El Chaltén to the Laguna de los Tres. Within Torres del Paine, there are many different hikes! Typically travelers need to stay 3 / 4 nights in Patagonia for a complete hiking experience. Also, do not forget to consider an excursion to the marble caves!
How much does it cost to go to Patagonia?
Quite a bit. Consider how far Patagonia is to the rest of the world. Any flight from the US or Europe takes around 36 hours because a stop-over in either Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile is required. Also, everything (food, drinks, etc) needs to be brought or imported to Southern Patagonia. That kind of operation makes everything expensive. And yet, on the other hand, due to this, the infrastructure of hotels and tourism is excellent!
How do you get around Patagonia?
When traveling between southern and northern Patagonia, it is best to fly! Some people feel attracted by driving the unpaved Highway 40 along the Andes mountains, but flying saves time on transportation and allows more time to ultimately explore Patagonia.
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