Patagonia - Hiking And Luxury Estates


Patagonia - Hiking And Luxury Estates


12 Days / 11 Nights

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Argentina is the perfect destination to combine the rugged, pristine and adventurous geography of Patagonia with the luxurious, quintessential style and culture of the capital, Buenos Aires and the stunning glaciers of El Calafate. Visiting geographically remote regions doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort or style!  Our specialized luxury packages may be just what you are looking for on a visit to this fascinating and exciting country!

Special features of our 12 day “Patagonia Hiking and Luxury Estates” adventure: 

Type of Tourism: Luxury, Honeymoon, Mountains and glaciers, Hiking, Nature, Culture.

Places to Visit:  Buenos Aires, El Chaltén, Mount Fitz Roy, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier.

Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private tours. 

Accommodation: 5 star Estates and boutique accommodation at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel relaxed and spoiled, with your every need catered for! 


Today is the day you arrive to the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires. Our driver will be waiting to collect you and take you to your boutique art hotel.

    After breakfast, we will head to the domestic airport for our flight to El Cafayate, where our driver will be waiting to take you to El Chaltén. Here we will stay in eco domes which offer the perfect base to explore the area.

      Today we will hike to the Fitz Roy Base Camp. We will be dropped off at the trailhead and shortly enter a lenga and ñire forest, bordering the Rio Blanco. Our first stop along the trail will be a Mirador with excellent views of the Piedras Blancas Glacier. We will then continue to Poincennot camp, a central hub for trekkers in the area. We will then cross the suspension bridge, to get to the Base Camp. From here, there is an optional hike to the Mirador de Laguna de Los Tres, on the Rio Blanco. From this viewpoint, you can see...

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        Today’s hike is to the Lago Torre.

        From the village, we will climb along a trail following the course of the Fitz Roy River. Shortly we will be able to see the Fitz Roy River Canyon and admire beautiful waterfalls such as the Margarita Waterfall. From here, we can also appreciate the view of the Cerro Torre. We will then descend through a beautiful valley to the Base Camp De Agostini, where the mountaineers' elite start their summit of the Torre. We will reach the stunning Laguna Torre, with a magnificent view of Cerro ...

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          After breakfast, we will begin our hike to the Lago del Desierto and on to the Huemel glacier. From here we can appreciate spectacular views of the Fitz Roy massif. We will then continue along the ridge to the Huemul lagoon fed by the glacier of the same name.

            Bright and early, we will go to the Pier to embark on The Cristina Estate catamaran. On arrival at the estate, we will begin a hike to the RIOS DE LOS PERROS WATERFALL. You can hike with a guide or follow the carefully marked trail if you prefer to go alone. After walking through idyllic forestland, we will reach the first viewpoint over Lake Argentino to Lake Pearson. From here we will continue our ascent to arrive at the stunning Río de Los Perros waterfall.  You may choose to hike or bike this trail to the river.

              Today we will hike to the Cañadon de Los Fosiles

              Todays hike is a little more challenging and combines 4WD vehicles to the Upsala Viewpoint, as we descend through the canyon. We will head west in our 4WD vehicles, ascending and heading west along the Feruglio mountain range, along the Northern section of Lake Argentino. During the ride, we can see a number of landmarks: we will see the base of the Continental Ice Institute; the “lengas cemetery”; and we will also cross through the “Bosque de Loros&rdq...

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                Today’s trek is to the Mount Carnero, along a rocky terrain that has a spectacular view of the lake all along the way. It is a gradual ascent from which we will be able to appreciate the Cristina channel and the entire valley below us. Passing through amazing forests and by impressive waterfalls, we will arrive at the Mount Carnero. From here we can marvel at the magnificent view of the Southern Andean mountain range and of the glaciers belonging to Southern Patagonian Ice Field. We will then head back to the estate for dinner ...

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                  After breakfast, we will return to El Calafate by boat taking in the stunning beauty of this immense lake.

                    Today we will trek out onto the glacier! We will head past the Icebergs Channel, and cross the Brazo Rico. We will dock on the shore and get ready for the ice trek and hike to the base of the glacier where it meets the mountain. You will be fitted out with crampons and will enjoy the unique experience of trekking on the ice of the Glacier. We will be able to see a different view of the glacier and look into the glacier's deep blue cracks. We will say “cheers” with scotch on the glacial rocks, to celebrate today's unique e...

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                      After breakfast, we will head back to Calafate Airport. For our onward flight to Buenos Aires, where our driver will be waiting to take us to the hotel. We will have an afternoon tour of the city, starting in Colón Theatre, the symbolic Obelisk will be our first sight as we head on to The Plaza de Mayo, the city's historical, political and foundation. We will then visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the House of Government, the Cabildo, and the Municipality. As we head south, we will pass through the bohemian neighbourhood of Sa...

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                        Today we will take you to the airport for your flight back home or onto your next destination!

                          WHAT'S INCLUDED

                          • Private transportation from the airports to your hotels.  
                          • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary.   
                          • Private and shared touring 
                          • Every meal that is specified in your itinerary. Vegetarian meals and special diets are available 
                          • Professional and experienced English speaking guides  
                          • Lodging as indicated. 

                          WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                          • Domestic Flights
                          • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation.  
                          • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary.  
                          • Tips and gratuities.  
                          • Optional excursions.  
                          • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls.  
                          • Travel insurance.  

                          Trip Preparation & FAQS

                          You can check our safety protocols in the following link:

                          We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. We recommend a full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                          As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                          We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                          Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are travelling alone.

                          VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                          Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                          Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                          We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                          We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                          We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                          The official currency in Argentina is the Argentinian peso (ARS). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                          Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                          As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation:

                          Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                          Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. In some places, like Argentina, kisses on the cheek are common for greeting, even between men.

                          The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                          This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                          For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: 0054-911-2252-6549

                          At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of sustainable activities you can do in Argentina:

                          In Iguazu:

                          Visit to a Guaraní Village: a unique excursion, first crossing the M´Boca-i stream, then traveling a path in the middle of the jungle where you can discover their hunting techniques, the traps used to catch animals and learn about the use of medicinal plants.

                          In Bariloche

                          Villa La Angostura:

                          Forest bath: The novel forest baths, which have recently been carried out in Argentina, help to slow down and awaken the senses.

                          In Salta / Jujuy:

                          Jujuy by Bike: This tour proposes a three-day journey through the most outstanding points of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Your two local guides take you on a different tour to delve into the history and culture of native peoples and their intersection with the Creole heritage.

                          In Mendoza:

                          Snowshoe hike in Mendoza: It is a must see in Portezuelo del Viento. The "Snowshoe Walk" is an exit that takes place from Las Cuevas, a small "Authentic Town" located very close to the border with Chile.

                          In Salta / Jujuy:

                          Salinas Grandes Jujuy: A chain of luxury camps, with Salinas Grandes as the first of several similar projects in different parts of the country ”, says one of its creators, Nicolás Languasco Basy. The entire luxury camp is 100% equipped with renewable energies beneficial to the environment.

                          Pristine Camps joined the Cooperativa Cachi del Chincho from the Aguas Blancas community in order to train young locals. The purpose of this alliance is for them to become external collaborators. They will be in charge of bringing local culture closer to visitors so that they can get to know it from the inside.

                          In estuaries of the Ibera:

                          The Esteros de Corrientes: Takes us to know the Carlos Pellegrini Colony and to enter an area of ​​estuaries and palm groves; then to spend the night in an inn with the style of an old Corrientes farm to enjoy the typical gastronomy and a panoramic view from the pier of the Iberá Lagoon.

                          All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: 0054-911-2252-6549. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                          This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                          This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. In Argentina attention in Public hospitals is free, but we recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                          The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                          For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                          In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                          In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                          It depends on each itinerary, but for example, in the north of Argentina we can reach more than 5000 meters of altitude.

                          We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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