12 days in Patagonia


We tailor-make every itinerary for our clients… and when it comes to creating the perfect Patagonia itinerary, this is where we start.

We have captured all of the main highlights of this phenomenal destination and can easily tailor the itinerary to suit your budget and interests.

Most Australian travellers to Patagonia fly in to Santiago so that is the starting point of this itinerary. We have another popular itinerary for Patagonia that starts in Buenos Aires and follows a similar path south to Patagonia.

If you have more than 12 days, Antarctica is an obvious destination for onward travel or we can suggest other amazing spots in Patagonia and beyond!

Day 1. Santiago - 12 days in Patagonia

DAY 1. SANTIAGO

Discover the wonders of Santiago and get acquainted with the sights on a panoramic city tour. The gourmet delights in Bellavista and Providencia are the perfect way to round out the day.

Day 2. Valparaiso and wine tasting - 12 days in Patagonia

DAY 2. SANTIAGO WINE TASTING AND VALPARAISO

Tour to the World Heritage city of Valparaiso, where you will find a steep and bustling maze of lanes and alleys hiding fabulous architecture and the finest street art. Ride a funicular to the top and admire the view from the other side of the Pacific. You will also visit a winery to taste some famous Chilean wine.

Day 3 Puerto Varas

DAY 3. NORTHERN PATAGONIA

Fly to Puerto Montt and be driven to the lakeside village of Puerto Varas along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, framed by four beautiful volcanoes. Our preferred hotel gives you ponchos to keep you warm while watching the view from the terrace.

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DAY 4. ANDEAN LAKES CROSSING

The spectacular 12-hour Lakes Crossing transfers you between Chile and Argentina via a series of boats and buses. The trip starts by passing close to the perfectly conical Osorno volcano and a visit to Petrohue Falls. The cruise takes you across Andean lakes surrounded by snow-covered peaks and drives you through thick forests with superb views. At the end of the crossing you will be dropped off at your hotel in Bariloche.

Day 5. Touring Bariloche

DAY 5. TOURING BARILOCHE

This morning you will tour along the picturesque ‘Circuito Chico’, probably the world’s most scenic city tour. National Geographic justifiably regards the view from Campanero Hill over lake Nahuel Huapi and the Andes as one of the finest on the planet.

Day 6. El Calafate - 12 days in Patagonia

DAY 6. EL CALAFATE

Fly south to El Calafate, the Glacier Capital of Patagonia. It’s a lovely little town on the shores of Lago Argentina, where you might be lucky to spot one of the local flamingos. If you have time and are keen for walking, we can add a few days in El Chalten, Argentina’s top hiking destination.

Day 7. Perito Moreno Glacier

DAY 7. PERITO MORENO GLACIER

Tour to the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier – the most accessible advancing glacier in the world, it creaks and groans as it pushes forward. Stroll along the walkways and take a front row seat to watch and listen to the magical show that is calving ice dropping into the water below.

Day 8. Torres Del Paine

DAY 8. TORRES DEL PAINE

Today is an early start as you cross the border to your chosen lodge near the breathtaking Torres Del Paine National Park for your three-night all-inclusive stay. There are many options for accommodation and activities in Torres Del Paine and we can talk you through each of them while planning your itinerary.

Days 9 and 10. Torres Del Paine

DAYS 9 AND 10. TORRES DEL PAINE

Choose from the wide range of guided excursions in and around the park. There are short walks and long treks, horses and bikes to ride, or spa treatments if you want to simply unwind.

Day 11. Drive to Punta Arenas

DAY 11. DRIVE TO PUNTA ARENAS

Be driven south to Punta Arenas for a final night before your next adventure begins. If the timing is right you can also fly to Santiago from Puerto Natales to take your adventure north.

Day 12. Onward adventures

DAY 12. ONWARD ADVENTURES

After breakfast, your time in Patagonia comes to an end… but that doesn’t have to be the end of the road! We can organise airport transfers if you are continuing south to Antarctica or extend the itinerary to wherever your fancy takes you.

Patagonia is off the tourist trail travel at its finest… and our travellers love it. We use our knowledge, expertise and relationships with local guides to tailor-make Patagonia itineraries for our clients. Get in touch with any questions you have about Patagonia… we would love to plan you the trip of a lifetime!

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