Patagonia is a vast region, so it’s tough to explore it without a local guide. Each destination is separate by kilometers and kilometers, and…. So, in order to maximize your time here, an organized schedule is essential. Especially if you want to go hiking, there’re so many places to recommend that you can not miss!


Patagonia 9-day hike trip

For those who want to spend 2 weeks of trekking in Patagonia, we have designed a travel itinerary that combines the classic destinations in Argentina but also in Chile. Your hiking trip won’t be completed without a visit to Chilean Patagonia… that’s for sure.

Hiking over the Perito Moreno Glacier
Hiking to a waterfall in Torres del Paine


13-day Patagonia hiking trip: What else can you see in Patagonia?

Our 9-day trip is a good option for the first visit to Patagonia, but if you want to go trekking really far into the southern lands, our 13-day trip will take you to discover all the already mentioned destination, plus, the mythical Ushuaia in the province of Tierra del Fuego, best known as “the end of the world”.

Day tour to Haberton penguin rookery

El Calafate is one of the most popular destinations in Argentine Patagonia. The best time to visit El Calafate and Patagonia, in general, is summer (from December to February). However, you can try to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, the main attractions in El Calafate at the end of the beginning of winter too.



Why summer is the best time to visit El Calafate?


Now that you know when is the best time to visit El Calafate, you have to know that, probably, many others have read this useful article too. This leads to an inevitable fact: during summer El Calafate and the walkways of Perito Moreno Glacier will be crowded. So, “is it summer the best time to visit El Calafate, if I want to be alone with the mighty glaciers?”. The answer is no. 

Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate


Spring: not THE BEST but a good time to visit El Calafate

Sping in Argentina goes from September to November and many travelers choose it too to visit the country, because:



Can I visit El Calafate in winter?

Yes, you can, but you need to take into account that many places can be closed due to the heavy weather (it usually snows in Patagonia), days will be shorter and temperatures can drop to -2°C. But the good news is that you’ll have a few windy days and you’ll be practically alone with the Perito Moreno to take your best shot. 

So… when is really the best time to visit El Calafate?

Well, probably spring and autumn (from March to August) are the best options in terms of weather and the affluent of visitors. Though Autumn is still a bit rainy, winds are calm and you’ll have enough daylight to explore.

All this being said, the best time to visit El Calafate, in fact, is whenever your heart wants, since in each season you’ll have advantages and disadvantages. The important thing when planning a trip to Patagonia is to check if there is there are enough flight offers, and if the natural highlights you want to see are available (during winter, some national parks closed) which is not the case of Glaciers National Park where sits the Perito Moreno.   

Trekking over Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate

 

 

In this 9-day trip to visit the best estancias in Argentina get to know the life of the Argentine cowboys, or “gauchos” in the tranquility of a ranch surrounded by the most incredible scenery. Stroll through uninhabited forests, appreciate nature’s contrasting colors and gaze upon the impressive mountains of Argentina’s Patagonia. This itinerary fully immerses you in the Argentine culture and the history behind it.

In this 17-day travel itinerary to Argentina is the most ambitious itinerary ever. Being such a long country, it is sometimes hard to take the time and find the right way to visit both the Northern and the southern areas. But fear not! This North to South adventure in Argentina proposes to experience first-hand nature, history, culture, and beauty at a normal pace, perused and recommended itinerary.

 

‘Argentina for Adventurers’ is our ‘all-in-one’ trip for those who want to discover the absolute best that Argentina and Chile have to offer in a 3-week action-packed expedition. Start in Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, and fly to Patagonia to experience the two best trekking destinations in the region—El Chaltén in Argentina and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. 

 

 

This 11-day itinerary will take you to discover the rivers and lakes of Argentina and enjoy kayak tours and boat trips through the most impressive landscapes. Enjoy the local culture and traditions of Buenos Aires, the wildlife of Iberá Wetlands, the world’s second largest marshes, in a nautical safari by paddling, the cultural heritage of Guaraní community in Iguazú, and enjoy a kayak tour in streams with amazing natural falls. 

 

On this 10-day trip to Argentina discover stunning glaciers, super-sized waterfalls, and a vibrant city with your family. Enjoy our tours designed to discover the culture of each destination, and both suitable to ensure fun for grownups and kids.  

Land in Buenos Aires, the capital that never sleeps. Then fly to Calafate, the famous gateway to the glaciers in southern Patagonia, and finally to Ushuaia, the only Argentine city behind the great Andes Mountain Range. In this 10-day family adventure itinerary to Patagonia you will hike through stunning landscapes and meet the little lords of the southernmost lands: the Magellan penguins!

 

 

In this 10-day family travel itinerary to Argentine Patagonia and Buenos Aires you will learn about conventillos (where the first immigrants to Buenos Aires lived), then fly to El Calafate to explore the land of glaciers, and visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy with your kids these icy giants and visit Bariloche, the capital of the Lake District. Zip line with your kids in fairy-tale woods, and enjoy the best chocolate in Argentina. 

 

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