Total Patagonia Vacation

Duration 16 days
Ideal time to visit October–May
Price guide
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A comprehensive and epic adventure through Argentina’s majestic Patagonian landscapes and natural sights. From the glistening lakes of Bariloche, the granite peaks of FitzRoy in El Chalten, the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate and Ushuaia, the ‘city at the end of the world’. This is a journey through some of the planet’s most exceptional scenery. Not forgetting time to soak up the atmosphere among the boulevards and in the cafes, bars and restaurants of Buenos Aires.

Trip Highlights

  • Wander the boulevards of Buenos Aires
  • Explore the stunning Lake District
  • Hike the granite peaks of El Chalten
  • Walk on the glaciers of El Calafate
  • Pay a visit to "The End of the World"

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Days 1–2 Buenos Aires
  • Days 2–5 Ushuaia
  • Days 5–9 El Calafate
  • Days 9–12 El Chalten
  • Days 12–15 The Lake District
  • Days 15–16 Buenos Aires
Total Patagonia Vacation
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Buenos Aires
  • Days 2–5 Ushuaia
  • Days 5–9 El Calafate
  • Days 9–12 El Chalten
  • Days 12–15 The Lake District
  • Days 15–16 Buenos Aires

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–2

A day exploring Buenos Aires

Spend your time relaxing and exploring the wonderful city of Buenos Aires. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. Remember we can always organise you one of our privately-guided tours (history, culture, art and more) to more specialist excursions such as personal shopping trips, helicopter tours, wine tasting and tango lessons. Feel free to discuss your options with your travel designer.

Days 2–5

Three days in Ushuaia

Enjoy your stay in southern-most city in the world, Ushuaia, visiting national parks, taking cruises, paddling in kayaks and experiencing the wildlife.

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Tierra del Fuego National Park

This full day tour begins with a three to four-hour trek through a beech forest, heading toward a wonderfully scenic point overlooking Lake Roca, Lagunas Verde and Negra, Rivers Ovando and Lapataia and Lapataia bay. Look out for the Magellanic woodpecker, Austral parakeets, black-chested buzzard eagles and Andean Condors. Have lunch and take inflatable boats out onto the Ovando River for an easy downstream ride, noticing sea petrels, albatross, and steamer ducks, among others. Relax and enjoy the early southern sunset behind the mountains at the end of the southernmost reaches of the Panamerican Road, at the end of the world.

Beagle Channel cruise

Board a comfortable catamaran to sail into the Beagle Channel, taking in the passing scenery of mountains and the Martial Glacier. Round the historic lighthouse Les Eclaireurs and spot rocky islands with seals, sea lions, cormorants, giant petrels and many other species of sea-birds jostling for space.

Train to the End of the World

This, one of the two narrow-gauge tracks left in Argentina – the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino- used to ferry prisoners from the island’s prison into the National Park to fell and chop trees. The “Trencito de los Presos’ departs from the Fueguino railway station steams slowly along the Pipo river until it reaches the Macarena waterfalls. The train continues into the National Park with its stunning views of Monte Susana, the Martial Glacier and the large swamp where the relics of the prisoners’ logging tasks can still be seen.

Days 5–9

Two days exploring the Glacier Region around El Calafate

It’s up to you how you want to spend your time in El Calafate, the heart of Argentina’s Glacier Region, and we can organise several private or shared tours according to your interests and time should you like to. This area has some stunning wildlife for the keen eye to discover, as well as its beautiful glaciers.

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By Road

By Boat

Full day private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier

This is a full day’s tour of the magnificent Perito Moreno National Park and its humbling glacier complete with a private 4WD vehicle and one of our expert guides. Take a scenic drive through the National Park followed and then take a walk along the built-in walkways facing the glacier. There are various optional additions to this tour such as the nautical boat safari, minitrekking or Big Ice trekking. Talk to your travel designer about your individual preferences.

Upsala glacier and Estancia Cristina

Sail among the imposing icebergs and dramatic scenery of the western front of the Upsala glacier. Gliding through the Cristina Canal you will disembark at the Estancia Cristina for lunch and a choice of activities. Enjoy tours of the Costumbrista museum followed by an exciting ascent in all-terrain vehicles through the mountainous roads to arrive at the Continental ice shelter for a 30-minute walk to take in the vistas. The eastern side of the Upsala Glacier will be the final leg of your excursion by boat on Lake Guillermo.

Days 5–9

Two nights at Estancia Cristina

With its incredible location and epic surroundings, Estancia Cristina is the perfect base from which to explore Patagonia and the Los Glaciares National Park. From the lodge you can go hiking, explore the area on horse back, or head off on a 4×4 adventure to get the best views of the Upsala Glacier and Andes mountains. And, of course, there is plenty to look forward to back at base with wonderful service and great food and drink.

Days 9–12

Three nights in El Chalten

El Chalten is the perfect base for some adventure in Patagonia, being one of the premier hiking destinations in South America, with a range of different activities to suit different levels. Speak to your travel designer to create a customised program to suit you.

Days 12–15

Three days exploring the Lake District

Explore the wonderfully scenic Lake District of Argentina from one of our selection of luxury lodgings. Daily excursions and activities will depend on your chosen lodgings, yet most offer plenty of options from mountain biking, boat trips, guided treks, fishing, skiing to simply enjoying the excellent cuisine of the region.

Days 15–16

One night in Buenos Aires

Spend the last night of this epic adventures in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy some of what the city has to offer, or simply relax at your chosen hotel and reflect on your trip.

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Why book with Jacada

Pesonalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.

“Excellent planning and execution of all details of trip‌”

Everything was planned and executed perfectly for our trip to Argentina. The hotels booked were spot on to our style of travel and all our guides were knowledgeable, friendly and had a good English. Also, appreciated all the restaurant recommendations for our trip.

Published 21st December 2023 on Trustpilot
Tamara Wickland