Patagonia Tours & Trip Packages

Patagonia Tours & Trips

23 Patagonia trips. Tours from 16 tour companies. 578 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Patagonian Highlights
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Patagonia, Ushuaia

Highlights

  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park, including a hike to the base of the Towers of Paine
  • See amazing glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park with an optional boat trip at Moreno Glacier
  • Marvel at the stunning granite peaks of Fitzroy Massif and Cerro Torre
  • Travel to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia
  • Experience the vast, wind-blown expanses of the Patagonia Steppe
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Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Classic Patagonia Treks
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Patagonia

Highlights

  • Trek among the stunning granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park and the Fitzroy Massif
  • Spend four nights inside Torres Del Paine National Park to do the W Trek
  • Visit Perito Moreno Glacier and watch huge icebergs calve from the glacier into Lake Argentino
  • Experience funky El Chalten, the trekking and climbing capital of Argentina

Themes

Cultural, Hiking & Walking, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Patagonia Short Break - Torres Del Paine
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

El Calafate, Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park

Highlights

  • Travel with local guides who will add another layer to your discoveries, taking care of the details and sharing stories about the scenery, wildlife and local culture.
  • Spending four nights in the lively little city of Puerto Natales, you’ll only have to unpack once, and you’ll have plenty of places to eat and relax when you’re not out exploring.
  • Join a local guide for a full day discovering the diverse landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park, taking in granite towers, waterfalls, native forests and iceberg-filled lakes.
  • Explore the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers within Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, which can only be accessed by sea, cruising through the Ultima Esperanza fjord, passing by glaciers, waterfalls and small estancias.
  • Challenge yourself with a trek to Base Torres.

Themes

Relaxing Retreats

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Discover Chile
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Lake District, Patagonia, Santiago

Highlights

  • Visit the unique and colourful Pacific Coast city of Valparaiso
  • Take excursions to the Atacama salt flats, altiplano lagoons and El Tatio geysers
  • Enjoy the sunset over the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert
  • Embark on city tours in cosmopolitan Santiago, German-influenced Puerto Varas, and the fish market of Puerto Montt
  • See the Petrohue Falls, enjoy a boat cruise on Lago Todos los Santos, and walk at Osorno Volcano
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Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Classic Patagonia Treks (2025)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star

Visits

Patagonia

Highlights

  • Enjoy two nights in beautiful Buenos Aires
  • Trek among the stunning granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park and the Fitzroy Massif
  • Spend four nights inside Torres Del Paine National Park to do the W Trek
  • Experience funky El Chalten, Argentina's Trekking & Climbing mecca
  • Visit Perito Moreno Glacier and watch huge icebergs calve from the glacier into Lake Argentino

Themes

Hiking & Walking

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Essential Patagonia: Fjords & Torres del Paine
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Darwin, Patagonia

Highlights

  • Encounter iconic wildlife, such as Magellanic penguins, Sea lions and seabirds
  • Experience some of the world’s most remote glacial and fjord systems, including Glacier Alley
  • Retrace Darwin’s route through the Beagle Channel and learn about the storied history of southern Chile
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for a unique perspective of glaciers, fjords and channels
  • Enjoy helicopter flightseeing from Ultramarine for a unique perspective of the landscape
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Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Classic Hikes of Patagonia
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Ushuaia

Highlights

  • Witness Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier and listen to the symphony of thundering ice cracking along the 30 km-long expanse of electric blue. This is one of the few glaciers left that isn’t shrinking!
  • Spend three days camped among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia – a great opportunity for a true digital detox. Sleep under an untouched sky and witness vast, ever-changing landscapes by day.
  • Trek past the most beautiful waterfalls and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park with your trip leader, and spot wildlife like guanacos, flamingos, foxes and rhea birds along the way.
  • Explore Laguna Esmeralda – arguably the best hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Near Ushuaia (The End of the World), this is the nation’s only park with an ocean coastline.
  • Begin and end your trip with time in bustling Buenos Aires – the perfect place to reconnect with the urban world after a remote adventure in the wild. Try local Argentinian food, dance the tango and hit the nightlife!

Themes

Hiking & Walking, Trekking & Expeditions

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Patagonia: Torres del Paine Full O Circuit
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Extreme

Visits

Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park

Highlights

  • Trek the full loop around the Cordillera del Paine of wild Patagonia, completing the less-travelled O circuit. On this route, you’ll enjoy a greater sense of adventure, as fewer trekkers follow this trail.
  • Recharge with overnight stays in Torres del Paine Refugios – inviting backcountry huts or lodges with beds, kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. Spend two nights camping in premier tents, with only the star-studded sky above you.
  • Climb the Grey Glacier with an expert team of guides who will teach you how to use the ice axes and crampons needed in this landscape. Observe crevasses, rivers, lagoons and tunnels in different tones of blue.
  • Hike through the raw landscape of Torres del Paine National Park – a designated UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and keep your eye out for Andean condors and guanacos.
  • Explore Lake Grey and its ice floes from the water with a kayaking experience – and paddle past electric blue icebergs backdropped by snow-capped peaks.

Themes

Hiking & Walking, Trekking & Expeditions

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Patagonia Reviews & Ratings

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I had a fantastic experience

Everything was well-organized and went as planned. Our sales representative was really helpful and responsive. I had a fantastic experience. Say Hueque recommends vi...

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I strongly suggest it!!!!

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Excellent

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Everything went really well.

Everything went really well. It's very reassuring to see your name on a sign at every location. All of the hotels were ideal for our needs. The pick-ups were on sche...

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Excellent journey.

Excellent journey. Sue Hueque handled everything well, from picking us up...

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Patagonia Tour Selection Trips

  • With Patagonia’s immense size and the formidable Andes Mountains forming much of the boundary between Chile and Argentina, most tours focus on one country or the other
  • Remember that when it’s summer in North America, it’s winter in Patagonia (and vice-versa)
  • Small ship expedition-style cruises are the ideal way to see Chile’s Patagonian coast  and possibly land on Cape Horn
  • Be sure to pack binoculars, warm water-resistant clothing, and rugged outdoor gear

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Getting to Patagonia

Given the sheer size of the Patagonian landscape, car rides or flights are the best modes of transportation for travelers. To begin a trip through the region, most travelers fly into Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. From there, smaller planes can be chartered to reach a chosen Patagonian city while still in the comfort and speed which air travel provides. Travelers on a budget may opt to rent a car to drive to the region on their own or take busses.

Those who wish to enjoy the Patagonian landscape without worrying about flat tires or uncomfortable seats on shared transportation can also hire “remis.” These private cars come with drivers who will take the wheel as you sit back and relax. While more inexpensive than air-travel, traveling by ground to Argentina’s side of Patagonia will likely take an entire day to accomplish.

Should travelers choose to access Patagonia from the Chilean side, they can fly into Punta Arenas Airport and traverse the region from its southern point. Busses into Patagonia are also available from this airport but are known to be quite full during peak visiting seasons. 

Who Will Enjoy Traveling in Patagonia?

Although Patagonia is well-known for its wildlife and natural attractions excursions, hiking is heavily emphasized and can be expected with most Patagonia tours. While this may appeal to adventurous travelers who enjoy the thought of challenging Mount Fitz Roy or camping amidst glacial lakes, travelers with special accommodations requirements may find these tours to be difficult. See Patagonia hiking tours 

Even without being able to see all of the peaks and valleys which Patagonia is known for, travelers can still have unique and personal experiences with wildlife. Travelers who make their way to the coast can charter boats to see whales or simply walk through Puerto Madryn to interact with penguin colonies.

Similarly, Ushuaia, the city at the “end of the world” is small and quaint, but also accessible by train, allowing all travelers to experience its mystery when visiting Patagonia. For travelers looking to specifically see the cultural heritage of Patagonia, the region offers many natural and organized chances to do so, should travelers be willing to find tours to get them there.

It is important to note that not all locations in Patagonia, especially remote ones, have equal accessibility to lookout points at natural landmarks.

Private Guided & Luxury Travel in Patagonia 

Patagonia is best experienced with a guide - the unique landscape can be brought to life by a knowledgeable leader and certain hidden areas for the best views and camping spots may be revealed. 

If a group tour isn’t your speed, consider finding a private guided trip. This can be a great way to experience Patagonia in near solitude, with the devoted attention of a guide. 

Many private guided tour options in Patagonia are also luxury (though not all). You may not think that luxury travel in Patagonia isn't an option, but think again! The remote destination has carved out a unique niche in luxury travel, offering spectacular and unique dining opportunities, wildlife viewing, and of course, hiking and other outdoor activities in a variety of physical levels.

What is the Weather Like in Patagonia?

As any Patagonian local will tell you, the weather in the region can be unpredictable at best, freezing at worst. For most the year, travelers are advised to dress in heavy layers, as protection from coastal and mountain winds is crucial in order to fully enjoy excursions.

Travelers who book tours in advance for the summer months (December to February) will be able to enjoy the warmest weather which the season offers (40-60 degrees Fahrenheit).

These months are the most popular for a reason, as the temperate weather allows for the maximum number of tours through blooming natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Springtime (October to November) is also popular time for travelers to visit a Patagonian landscape with cooler temperatures and stunning backdrops for glaciers or waterfalls. 

Common Patagonia Tour Routes

Since Patagonia is accessible by both plane and car, common tour routes tend to differ based on which mode of transportation is chosen. For those who travel by plane, they usually begin by landing at Argentina’s Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. From there, smaller planes may be charted to reach the small town El Calafate, which serves as the entry point into the famous Los Glaciares National Park.

Perito Moreno Glacier should not be missed while there, as the massive natural landmark and piercing blue lake which it resides in are stunning. From there, many travelers head to Puerto Natales. While the seaside town is not big, it hosts the entryway into Torres del Paine National Park. This national park is famous for its impressive granite slabs and a wide variety of endangered species.

Heading further south, travelers will encounter the city at the “end of the world,” Ushuaia. With a train that runs through the surrounding landscape, it is possible to spend a day here before opting to go even further south. This town serves as the first stop for nearly all cruises to Antarctica.

It is important to note that these Antarctic cruises are not available all year, as the ice becomes nearly impenetrable during winter months. A short plane ride back to Buenos Aires will allow travelers to head home after a long, but rewarding, tour of Patagonia. 

Travelers who wish to emphasize Patagonia and Antarctica can fly into Chile’s Punta Arenas Airport and continue onward to Ushuaia for Antarctic tours. From there, they can backtrack to Puerto Natales to access Torres del Paine and go even further north to see Perito Moreno Glacier. From the nearby town of El Calafate, travelers can finalize their trip home from Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina.

When is the best time to visit Patagonia?

While Patagonia is naturally beautiful the whole year through, some seasons prove better than others for sight-seeing. It is important to note that the following seasons, while considered to be the “best” times to travel to Patagonia, are subject to change.

As the southern hemisphere’s spring, October through November can provide travelers with stunning views of wildlife that are prospering among landscapes in full bloom.

Natural landmarks, such as waterfalls and lakes, are at their highest points during this season, providing travelers with the ability to see them in their entirety.

When it comes to summer months in Patagonia (December through February), travelers can expect some of the warmest temperatures and optimal hiking conditions. Therefore, travelers who wish to participate in guided camping tours or wildlife excursions should plan far in advance, as this season is one of the busiest in the region.

The months of March, April, and May are not to be discounted, as travelers who can brave their slightly colder temperatures will be rewarded with deals on lodging and excursions.

Preparing for Hiking in Patagonia

The immense peaks and valleys which Patagonia is known for are matched by similarly drastic fluctuations in temperature. This means that travelers should be prepared for paths that may be difficult to find, muddy or rocky terrains, and high altitudes.

Hiking boots are crucial, especially waterproof ones. This allows travelers to access as much of their hike as possible, since certain areas may be impossible to get through without getting wet. That being said, thick socks prevent blisters, another almost unavoidable aspect of hiking that can have devastating consequences on the rest of the trip.

Patagonia is a challenging region, but packing layers helps prepare travelers for high-speed winds, unrelenting heat and anything in between. Despite how cold it may feel, sunscreen, a hat that will not be easily blown away, and other forms of sun protection are crucial to bring to Patagonia.

Unfortunately, bugs are not deterred by the weather either, making repellant an important addition to hiking supplies. Travelers should also consider the ban against open fires of any kind in all national parks in Patagonia, which means that any cooking needs to be done on camp-stoves.

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