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End of the Earth

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience one of the worlds most pristine wilderness settings, this challenging 2-week adventure packages the regions essential highlights into one incredible journey. Explore Torres del Paine, encounter the Perito Moreno Glacier and hike Glacier National Park. With years of local experience, we employ the region's best guides to reveal the extraordinary, bringing you to our exclusive campsites which provide stunning views of Patagonia. Prepare to be awed.

Latin America

Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves, Trekking, Hiking Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126432
Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

As there are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, check into the hotel and enjoy the city. With any extra time, opt to visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show.

Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience this vibrant city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/El Chaltén

Fly south to the province of Santa Cruz and the town of El Calafate before transferring overland to El Chaltén. Warm up for the upcoming hike with optional short treks to nearby lookouts or explore around town.

Transport:
Plane (3.50 hour(s))
Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours)

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Day 3: El Chaltén (1B)

Enjoy an included full-day guided hike through the scenic terrain of lakes, tree covered trails and of course snow covered mountains. If lucky get a glimpse of Fitz Roy.

Included Activities:
Glacier National Park Guided Hike

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Day 4: El Chaltén/El Calafate (1B)

Enjoy a free morning before heading to the quaint little town of El Calafate.

Transport:
Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)

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Day 5: El Calafate (1B)

Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake and get different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier actually is up close.

Included Activities:
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

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Day 6: El Calafate/Puerto Natales (1B)

Continue the journey south along an unpaved road to the border of Chile. Spend a relaxing evening in scenic Puerto Natales before heading into spectacular Torres del Paine National Park.

Explore the town, eat a hearty meal for energy, and rest well for the hike ahead. Do any last minute shopping here and rent all equipment required.

Additional Notes:
You can store belongings that you will not be require for the hike and a sleeping bag will provided. Any necessary hiking gear like poles, rain gear, etc can be rented in town.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Chile)

Transport:
Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 362km)

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Day 7: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D)

Start exploring Torres del Paine by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.

Included Activities:
Torres del Paine Trek Day 1

Transport:
Cross the pampa Patagonica first on asphalt roads to Cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Continue by dirt road with some photo stops — views here are beautiful! Start checking for wildlife — lots of guanacos and (likely) condors, geese, and other birds as well. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 mins to the start point of the trek.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross lake Pehoe by ferry and trek to the French Valley, from the lookout point see the mountain range spread across the National Park. Take in the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys on the landscape.

Included Activities:
Torres del Paine Trek Day 2

Transport:
Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours)

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Day 9: Torres del Paine/Puerto Natales (1B)

Enjoy the last day in Torres del Paine NP and hike to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Gaze off into the distance admiring the scale of this immense glacier. In the afternoon return to Puerto Natales.

Included Activities:
Torres del Paine Trek Day 3

Transport:
Ferry (0.50-0.75 hours)
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)

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Day 10: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas (1B)

Take a bus south to Punta Arenas and enjoy an orientation walk and take some free time in the evening to explore this charming city.

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s), 240km)

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Day 11: Punta Arenas/Ushuaia (1B)

Return to Argentina and head to the province of Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world located on the shores of the Beagle Channel.



Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Chile)

Transport:
Head to the Magellan Strait before hopping on a ferry for 20-30 mins and then re-boarding the bus on arrival to Tierra del Fuego. Stock up on snacks and settle in - it's a long journey. Cross the border then continue on to Ushuaia.
Local bus (12.00 hour(s), 831km)
Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s))

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Day 12: Ushuaia (1B)

Cruise along the Beagle Channel to observe marine wildlife among small islands and inlets before using your free time to explore all Ushuaia has to offer. Pass by Isla Martillo and see the penguin colonies that inhabit the island. A fun mountain and port town, you can also experience the comings and goings of ships to and from Antarctica.

Additional Notes:
Breeding season for the penguins is from November to March.

Included Activities:
Beagle Channel Cruise to Isla Martillo

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Day 13: Ushuaia (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the area.

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Day 14: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires (1B)

Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt for a tango show and dinner.

Transport:
Plane (4.00 hour(s), 2974km)

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Day 15: Buenos Aires (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • El Chaltén and Glacier NP hike (full-day)
    • Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour
    • Torres del Paine NP excursion including hikes with expert mountain guides
    • Boat cruise on the Beagle Channel to see penguins at Isla Martillo (Ushuaia)
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts), camping (2 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, van, plane, boat, hiking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist mountain guides in Torres del Paine, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek in Glacier and Torres del Paine national parks
  • Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Visit the "end of the Earth" in Ushuaia
  • Savour the scenery in Patagonia and sophistication in Buenos Aires


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Nicholas B Posted on: 

Scenery was breathtaking, and was fantastic to see such vast amounts of wildlife. Imagine it helped that we had such amazing weather. Really well run from start to finish.

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Katie G Posted on: 

Lived up to all my expectations, made seeing that part of the world much easier than doing it all by myself. Met great people, good food, and saw the marvels of the south.

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Thomas K Posted on: 

I loved the tour! The experience was made extra fantastic by the great group of like-minded travelers, the awesome food, and the relatively worry-free logistics of transportation, activities, and dinners. I recommend this trip to anyone interested in strenuous outdoor activities. The friends we made along the way are sure to be life-long friends!

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Elizabeth F Posted on: 

AMAZING! The tour was incredible, fitted so much into a short space of time and was all organised and timed so well.

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Fiona F Posted on: 

We did three tours with G Adventures while travelling in South America and this was by far the best. Credit must be given to Christian for this who made it adventurous, enjoyable and entertaining throughout.

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Chantale D Posted on: 

Patagonia is an incredible place to visit. G Adventures thought of all the details in making this trip worry-free.

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Adam W Posted on: 

This tour was amazing - The group we had was such a diverse, but at the same time fantastic mix of people that was made even better by J, the tour leader who did an absolutely AMAZING job throughout the trip. The sites and sounds of Patagonia are something which this tour encompassed fully and I would genuinely not change a thing.

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Chadi A Posted on: 

Out of my five tours I was most looking forward to this one, and it didn't disappoint. Patagonia is incredible and a definite revisit.

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Anibal Jose M Posted on: 

The best tour I ever had. It was really fun, very nice people in the tour, excellent tour leader. Very nice evenings. It was hard to say goodbye at the end of the tour.

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Kristina A Posted on: 

Beautiful scenery, nice tour leader

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