Patagonia, Argentina
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Ushuaia: Private Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park

1. Ushuaia: Private Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park

Start the day with the pick-up from your hotel in Ushuaia. Once in the car, you´ll head west in the direction of the National Park. While you leave Ushuaia city, you´ll start to have nice views of the Beagle Channel and the Andes Mountain Range. After 20 minutes, you´ll be driving along the historical and beautiful Pipo River Valley, where the prisoners from the Old Penal Colony of Ushuaia were harvesting wood for over 50 years with the aid of a narrow gauge train. At only 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ushuaia, you´ll find the famous train "The End of the World", which is a reconstruction of the old train of the prison and were you´ll spend some time discovering this wonderful attraction. Then it will be time to go inside the park either by car or by train (one hour ride). Once in the national park, you´ll continue west for about 25 minutes to reach its end at the coast of Lapataia Bay. This gorgeous bay of the Beagle Channel has a big symbolic value because the end of the route 3 is also the southern end of the Pan-American Highway. After spending some time walking and discovering the coast of the bay and taking pictures, there´s no other choice but to start driving in the other direction. Departing from the end of the Pan-American Highway, you´ll go to visit the stunning Roca Lake, which was carved and formed by the action of glaciers for over 10,000 years. After enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with the great scenario this lake offers, you´ll start heading east on the route 3, getting closer to the city. But before leaving the park, you´ll reach the coast of the Beagle Channel again to visit Zaratiegui Bay this time. This gorgeous bay with a magnificent landscape holds a special sub Antarctic evergreen forest as well as the typical "End of the World" post office. In this cozy and traditional post office you will be able to stamp your passport with special stamps and also send postcards from the furthermost point of America to anywhere in the world. From here, you´ll return to Ushuaia which lays 20 minutes driving from this bay. 

Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

2. Bariloche: 4-Hour Cerro Catedral Base Tour

Cerro Catedral is the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere and offers an expansive list of winter sport services. It is open all year and has 34 means of lifts (between chairlifts, cabins, and towing equipment), facilitating the ascent of 36 thousand people per hour. In this tour, you will go to the ski center and have free time to explore and try out some sports. At the top of the mountain, enjoy beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes mountain range, the Tronador hill, and the surrounding hills. With a wide range of gastronomic options and commercial establishments, there’s plenty to do even for those not so sport-inclined.  In winter, you’ll find everything you need for skiing and snowboarding: from equipment rentals to schools prepared to teach at all levels. In summer, check out the many adventure activities fit for the whole family — like climbing, trekking, mountain biking, rappelling, and more. 

Ushuaia: Esmeralda Lagoon Hiking Tour with Dinner and Drinks

3. Ushuaia: Esmeralda Lagoon Hiking Tour with Dinner and Drinks

This is the perfect tour for those who love walking and being outdoors. Departing at 2:30 PM, transfer to the Valle de Tierra Mayor, the starting point for this medium intensity walk to visit the Emerald Lagoon. The difficulty is defined by the type of terrain and not by the slope.  This route will take you through a forest and then through a peat zone, which can be very wet. The lagoon is incredibly beautiful and so are the mountains that surround it. After you return from the 4-hour walk to the lagoon, enjoy a delicious Patagonian dinner with red wine in a wooden cottage that overlooks the Valle de Tierra Mayor.

Indigenous People of Patagonia History Tour

4. Indigenous People of Patagonia History Tour

Discover he history of Patagonia's indigenous people’s history walking through Bariloche downtown. Visit the Civic Center to explore the main sections of the Museum of Patagonia, established in 1940 by the national government to promote the then-remote ski resort town. Learn more about the natural history of the area and its original inhabitants. Use your entry ticket to return later in the day to marvel at the collections of fossils, tools and implements at your own pace if you wish. Make your way to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Marvel at the amazing stained glass windows and the Via Crucis. End on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and gaze in awe at the glacial valleys.

San Martín de los Andes: Hua Hum and Chacín Waterfall Tour

5. San Martín de los Andes: Hua Hum and Chacín Waterfall Tour

The circuit begins along the northern coast of Lake Lácar. Stop for a panoramic view of the city from the magnificent El Balcon viewpoint and then continue on a exhilarating ride, zigzagging through the forest with different vistas of the nearby mountain ranges and the lake.  One of the most colorful sites passed is a magical rock formation called Trompul Stone. After traveling several miles, cross the crystal-clear Hua Hum River via wooden bridge. Prepare then to make the walk to the 100 feet-tall Chacín Waterfall.  Soak up the sights and sounds on this easy hike, fit for all ages, through the verdant Valdivian Jungle. Return along the same route, stopping at the beaches of the Hua Hum River and on the beautiful Yuco Peninsula in the heart of Lanín National Park. Weather permitting, spend some time exploring the park. On hot summer days, the experience is perfectly concluded with a dip, and on less ideal days, a walk around while contemplating the imposing landscape. Return to your hotel in the afternoon.

El Chalten: Laguna Torre Trek

6. El Chalten: Laguna Torre Trek

Start your moderate 11 mile-hike to Laguna Torre at a designated meeting point in downtown. On the way, your guide will tell you about the impressive landscapes you’ll see while passing the Fitz Roy River, cross wide, glacially-formed valleys, and fairy-tale woods. You will be amazed by the views when you reach Mount Torre viewpoint, where you’ll get to know the Adela mountain range & its glaciers. Hit the trail again and pass by De Agostini campsite and cross old glacial moraines until Laguna Torre appears right before your eyes. Take your time to admire the breathtaking Cerro Hill crowning the lagoon, and the floating glaciers bobbing in the blue waters. Be prepared, this is a high-probability wildlife-spotting section. Try to catch a Magellanic woodpecker working diligently in a tree or a humble huemul (the Patagonian deer) strolling along the shore. After a restorative moment to eat lunch (not included) with this peaceful backdrop, start your hike back to El Chaltén.

From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

7. From Ushuaia: Private Esmeralda Lagoon Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the incredible nature of Tierra del Fuego on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Ushuaia, head inland, passing by breathtaking scenery on your way to the trailhead of the Esmeralda Lagoon. Here, begin your hike and learn more about the natural history of the area from your guide. Take in panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and Patagonian as you make your way to the lagoon, where, upon arrival, you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee and pastry as you contemplate the natural beauty of the area. Once back at the car, head to a traditional Argentine restaurant located at a cross-country ski center. Sit down to a well-deserved lunch composed of salads, lamb, dessert and coffee. Vegetarian options are available. After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Andes. Take in panoramic views of the Garibaldi Mountain Pass, Escondido Lake, and Fagnano Lake, all from the comfort of your private car. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Ushuaia.

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What people are saying about Patagonia, Argentina

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

I had a wonderful day with my guide Nicolas. He took a lot of time to show and explain everything to me. Nicolas was very knowledgeable in all areas and I would do a tour like this again at any time, highly recommended!

Our guide Nickolas was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, attentive and made our experience in the park tailored to our needs. He was personable and would book him again in a heart beat. Best guide ever!!!

Coco was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our party of four all had a fantastic time. A highlight was a coffee break in a beautiful spot along a river with coffee and delicious Argentinian sweets.

Very nice excursion, accessible and friendly. The landscapes are magnificent, the arrival at the Laguna Esmeralda is superb! Our guide Santiago was very interesting and introduced us well to the hike.

Very good excursion, excellent guides, very good vibes and predisposition. Beautiful places and good trekking.