Patagonia is vast and offers huge variety to the active and adventurous visitor: volcanoes to climb in the north, rivers to kayak and raft in the Lake District, estancias from which to ride like a gaucho, glaciers to trek to and climb in the south, and fjords to cruise through in Tierra del Fuego.
Tours allow you to explore two or more of these different regions in one trip, without having to worry about any of the travel arrangements in between. And you could also explore the north of Chile and Argentina: the Atacama Desert or Iguazu Falls.
To celebrate over a thousand customer holidays to Patagonia and five years of research trips, we've worked with our exclusive network of partners in Chile and Argentina to create a dozen holiday ideas for seeing Patagonia's highlights and exploring its hidden gems. Each itinerary can be adapted, or combined with parts of another, to ensure that you get the holiday of a lifetime that you want.
Group Tours of Patagonia
Great for solo travellers and those on a budget wanting to see the highlights of the region, group tours come packaged with fixed itineraries, dates and prices, making them easy to plan around.
Group sizes tend to be around 15 travellers at most and you'll really get to know each other as you make your way across Patagonia together.
Here, we've brought together all of the group tours that run in Patagonia each season.
Patagonia doesn't have to mean camping or hosteling. With the right budget, you can see and experience all that Patagonia has to offer from the comfort of exclusive, luxury accommodation.
Adventure cruising is a great way to discover Patagonia's dramatic coastline and to sail through its channels and fjords which are only accessible by sea. On the way, you'll witness the richness of Patagonia's wildlife (dolphins, whales, seals & seabirds), jump into Zodiac boats & be dazzled by towering glaciers.
Places to Go
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, with its dramatic granite peaks, is Patagonia's most popular trekking destination. While it's best known for its W Trek and the Torres del Paine Circuit, this national park is also home to horse-riding, kayaking and puma-tracking.
El Chalten & Fitz Roy
The town of El Chalten is a hikers' haven, lying in the shadow of the dominant Mt. Fitz Roy. Staying in the town, you'll be able to go on day hikes around Fitz Roy to incredible sights. You'll also find the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier nearby.
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is a wild, windswept land for intrepid trekkers and those embarking on an adventure cruise through the glacial waters of the Magellan Straits and South to Cape Horn. It is also home to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, from where you can set out on a voyage to Antarctica.
Bariloche & The Lake District
Warmer, greener and wetter than most of Patagonia, the Lake District offers many options for fishing, kayaking and rafting. Other adventure activities such as hiking, horse-riding and bike touring are on offer here in the summer months, while the surrounding snowy peaks attract skiers to Bariloche during the winter.
3 ways to arrange your trip
All of our customers are different, and we like to be able to help every visitor to Patagonia. So here are 3 different ways to book your Patagonia tour...
- Join a group tour - On a group tour you can spend 2 to 3 weeks exploring Patagonia, with the convenience of fixed departure dates and prices. We'll find a small group of like-minded people for you to join, so this is a great option for solo travellers.
- Let us help you plan a personalised tour - We'll put together the best itinerary to suit you. We can tailor your trip to fit your budget, timeframe and interests, and arrange everything in one booking. Either mix and match ideas from our example itineraries or suggest something completely different.
- Use our expert advice to plan your own tour - Equally, for the more independent traveller, we are very happy to organise your activities in the areas of Patagonia that you want to visit and let you do the rest.