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Tips To Plan An Adventure To Patagonia

When Darwin saw for the first time this vast landscape, he was shocked by its length and harshness. Years later, while he was writing “On the Origin of Species”, he had the difficult task of describing the Patagonia portion of his 5-year trip on board the HMS Beagle, wondering the reason why those arid lands remained so strong in his mind.

Traveling through Patagonia does not compare to anything you have done before. Its landscapes take you back in time, each turn makes you feel that no one has ever set foot there before. This land of desolated landscapes, astonishing skies and captivating wildlife is the perfect setting to feel as an old explorer. Nowadays, Patagonia is one of the main destinations in the world for people looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

We know that many doubts can arise when planning a trip to a touristic place, but if that place is the Patagonian immensity, which has an area of over one million km2, long distances impossible to calculate, rapidly changing landscapes and weather, and countless adventures, it surely can be an overwhelming task.

Your time in Patagonia is valuable, and we want to make sure that you enjoy every single step of your journey.
Whether you are just starting planning or you have been researching for a long time, we want to help you add to your list everything that should not be missed.


What do you really expect from your Patagonia experience?
The answer to this question will be the starting point for your adventure to Patagonia.
What we seek or what we want from our adventurous trip is personal and as different as every human being. Every trip is different, just as every one of us is different. If we know what we are looking for, we can choose wisely.
You should not settle for a simple itinerary in Patagonia. Planning an adventure should be fun and exciting. 

“For our mental health, the illusion of organizing an adventure is as important as the adventure itself.”

Ask yourself questions about your plans: What do you want to see? How do you imagine your adventure?
How much are you willing to step out of your comfort zone? Are you ready to spend some nights sleeping in a tent without taking a shower? Would you try something new? How is your travelling style?
We want your adventure in Patagonia to be special. Take a moment of introspection to jot down a few lines of what you want for your trip. Then it’s just a matter of planning and adjusting the logistics, and we will be more than happy to help you with that.

Patagonia Opens Its Arms To The Adventurous

In Patagonia, there is an adventure for every person. It is not a land exclusively for expert mountaineers or intrepid adventurous. Here, adventure comes in different shapes.
The Andes Mountains in Patagonia are famous all over the world for offering some of the most dramatic hikes. There are more than a dozen national parks, and each one of them offers one-day hikes returning to the hotel each night or several days treks in remote areas.
However, there is so much more in Patagonia than just trekking trails. There are plenty of opportunities to explore these wonderful landscapes in many other ways.
Try to imagine yourself horse riding through the canyons or plateaus of a ranch, kayaking across rivers and lakes, or touching icebergs on a glacier. What about a class 5 white water rafting in the Futaleufú river or simply a half-day mountain biking across old trails?
Whichever your adventure definition is, you will find it in Patagonia. There are activities available for all ages, interests and skills.
With the right balance, in an adventure trip everyone will enjoy the deepest corners of Patagonia at their own pace.
Depending on the time of the year and the amount of time available for your trip, you will experience an adventure in all of the landscapes in Patagonia.
Just keep in mind that, for good planning, it is important to have knowledge of the place and good connections to adapt your adventure in Patagonia to your interests and passions.

How Much Time Is Advisable To Spend In Patagonia?

Patagonia is big… very big. Distances are extensive, flights are expensive, and you can find the roads in poor conditions. That is why transfer times should be taken into account in Patagonia, or you will spend more time commuting than enjoying the landscapes.
So, how much time do I need for my trip?
If you can spend 2 or 3 weeks in Patagonia, then you will be able to combine different landscapes and adventures. This is the ideal time to spend here. However, we have had amazing experiences from and to Buenos Aires in only 4 days.
As an example, it can take from 7 to 10 days in southern Patagonia to visit Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park, which are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. No flights are required to cross between Argentina and Chile. In Patagonia, you can cross the border by land using one of the more than 30 open border crossings.
Depending on your availability, it will be our goal to help you carefully to use this time in the best way according to your interests.
Keep also in mind that Patagonia can be expensive. The more time you spend there, the more expensive your budget will become. In a wide range, you can travel spending from USD 160 to USD 600 per day, per person.
Excluding the flight tickets, most of the trips including hotels and activities can cost between USD 200 and USD 300 per night, per person.

Should I Focus On The Must-Sees Or Should I Go Off The Beaten Track?

Of course, Patagonia has its “iconic must-sees.” The mesmerizing Perito Moreno glacier, the Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre mountains in Argentina, or the Torres del Paine in Chile amaze even the most adventurer travelers in the world. Coming to Patagonia and missing these scenes of nature will, without a doubt, make us decide to return once we are back home.
We encourage you to try to combine these must-see places with some off the beaten track or hidden corners of these national parks, or with a not well-known region of Patagonia.
Ask us about ideas for your itinerary in each area!

Should I Visit Only Patagonia Or Should I Save Time To Visit The Rest Of Chile And Argentina?

Patagonia has so many options to offer that you could spend all your time here without even noticing. However, Chile and Argentina are the proud home of multiple and very different regions, which make you think that you are traveling across different countries within the same one.
Some of the places you can visit in Argentina are Salta, the Iguazú Falls in Misiones, Iberá in Corrientes, Mendoza and its wineries; in Chile, you can visit the Atacama Desert and the Easter Island, among many other places.
Of course, it is worthwhile to visit them and to reserve at least one week for these sites.
If you would like to combine your adventure in Patagonia with some other destination, let us know and we will be glad to help you in the best way to plan this trip.

When Is It The Best Time To Travel To Patagonia?

As a general rule, we can say that the best time to visit Patagonia is during the austral spring and summer, between late September and mid-March.
Simply put, however, there is no single best time. Each season has its advantages and disadvantages, so deciding when to go depends entirely on your interests. You may be looking for an extended trip, a few days of fly fishing at a remote lodge, or just getting that sunrise shot of Fitz Roy; what works for one person may not be ideal for another.
For example, some photographers may love the contrasting colors of the forests in the fall, while more sociable travelers may prefer to join other hikers during the peak season.
Besides that, prices are lower during off-season, which will appeal to the most budget-conscious travelers.
Wildlife enthusiasts may want to see Patagonia’s animals during the spring.

  • All seasons present some type of challenge when visiting Patagonia.
  • In the summer (December to February), the days are longer and warmer, with many hours of daylight, but there will definitely be more people on the trails, so we recommend to book in advance. And although these are the busiest months, it is a good time for the most demanding adventures.
  • In autumn (April, May to mid-June), the forests change color from green to yellow and red, giving the landscapes are more colorful view. The color contrast between the snow-capped mountains, the lakes and the colorful forests is astonishing. During this time, there are not so many people on the trails anymore. The days are shorter, the temperature drops quite a bit, ant the sunrise light is a mind-blowing orange.
  • In winter (July, August to mid-September), there are almost no people, temperatures are really low, there is little wind, and skies are darker. Days are very short and most activities are suspended.
  • In the spring (mid-September, October and November), the trails are quiet and the amount of flowers are a feast for the eyes. During this time, many animals give birth, the peaks are still covered with snow, and it is the best time to photograph guanacos. The days begin to lengthen, the nights are cold, and the temperature slowly gets warmer.

Our Way

We listen

It’s simple. We are good at listening what you wish for. Share with us your point of view of what you want to experience, your interests and travel style. Or just ask us for ideas! We have many good ones.

We coordinate

Based on your interests, we check with you the available options, a list of the best destinations and activities for your trip, and our best and objective tips for you to create memories for a lifetime.

We book

Once you agree with the plan, we start booking everything that is needed to make your dream come true.

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