South American Adventure

Thanks for a marvelously organised trip. We're sure we can speak for all our group about the fantastic time we had in South America. We were most impressed with your people on the ground who did everything they could to make our stay a wonderful experience. We are now looking forward to our next andventure with World Expeditions.

Chris and Tim Rounds | Victoria, Australia
 

Patagonia

Patagonia

Take an adventure holiday to PATAGONIA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.


Patagonia – The Heart of South America’s Wilderness

Patagonia is an enormous region south of Buenos Aires province, featuring the awesome peaks of Fitz Roy and the Paine Range that runs into both the Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia. This glacier-dotted mountainous interior is part of the great chain of Andean peaks and offers some of the most spectacular wilderness trekking to be found anywhere in the world. Patagonia boasts unique wildlife, including flamingos, sea birds, guanacos, elephant seals and righ whales. The Perito Moreno Glacier of Santa Cruz is a 60-meter-high (197-ft-high) river of rising, toppling and exploding ice, though it hasn't been advancing for several years.

World Expeditions operates 10 Adventures in Patagonia, here are a sampling of our most popular tours.

Patagonia Adventure

An 11 day adventure starts in the world renowned National Parks of Patagonia. We include visits to the vast alpine terrain of Los Glaciares (Argentina) and Torres del Paine National Parks (Chile). The itinerary takes in a number of exhilarating day walks before returning at night to a comfortable hotel or lodge. More on the Patagonia Adventure

Patagonia Ice Cap Expedition

The Patagonian ice cap is the third largest icefield in the world and has appealed to adventurers for decades. This challenging expedition in the northern icefields is approached from Lake Leones, a majestic emerald lake surrounded by snow capped peaks and massive glaciers. More on the Patagonia Ice Cap Expedition

Patagonia Parks & Wildlife

Patagonia is one of the most dramatic mountain regions in the world – a rugged land of huge granite peaks soaring above the grasslands and beech forest. We appreciate the stunning scenery from the comfort of lodges set deep in the national parks on this carefully devised itinerary, taking in the highlights of Patagonia from Bariloche, the Switzerland of Argentina to Ushuaia, the southern most city in South America. More on the Patagonia Parks and Wildlife Adventure.


Featured Adventures

Chile - Bike, hike and raft

Explore the wonders of Chile - Cycle in the vineyards of the Maipo valley, discover the Lake District, explore the breathtaking Atacama Desert and the incomparable Torres del Paine National park.
13 days |

Chile End to End

Join our dramatic journey from Chile's capital Santiago and Valparaiso to the dramatic Torres del Paine. After magnificent day walks we travel to Puerto Montt and visit Chile's Lakes District before concluding this epic journey in the Atacama Desert.
14 days |
Reviews 1

Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier

From Calafate, the gateway of the south, enjoy both the awesome Perito Moreno Glacier and take a number of guided day walks in the beautiful Los Glaciares National Park at the base of the dramatic near vertical peaks of Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre.
5 days |
Reviews 1

Fitz Roy Circuit & Ice Cap Traverse

A challenging circumnavigation of the Towers of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre via the continental ice cap. Our self sufficient expedition will appeal to those looking for the ultimate Patagonian adventure with spectacular and rarely seen views of the dramatic granite spires of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
11 days |

Great Patagonian Traverse

Seasoned trekkers now have a new playground in Patagonia. The opening of a new route linking Chile and Argentina offers a traverse of untouched national parks, from the Southern Ice cap to the towers of Paine
15 days |

Paine & Fitz Roy Trek

Lodge, refugio and camping based trek through the heart of Patagonia. The Patagonian Andes form a wonderland of glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands. Combine both day walks in Los Glaciares National Park and the 'W' trek in Torres del Paine on this exceptional itinerary.
15 days |
Reviews 4

Patagonia Adventure

This compact 11 day lodge and refugio based hiking itinerary offers a perfect introduction to the wonders of Patagonia. View glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands in both Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks.
11 days |

Patagonia Lakes Crossing

Experience spectacular mountain scenery in Patagonia’s Lakes District as we cross by boat from Bariloche in Argentina to Peulla or Puerto Montt in Chile.
4 days |

Patagonia Parks & Wildlife

A unique journey through the National Parks of Patagonia. One of the most dramatic regions of the world, our itinerary combines the best of Patagonia including the wildlife rich Valdes Peninsula, the Lakes District of Argentina, the impressive parks of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares and a cruise down the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia.
18 days |
Reviews 2

Torres del Paine Circuit

Seasoned trekkers will marvel at the wonders of this classic trek around the Torres del Paine Massif in Southern Chile. The circuit has it all, with glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands.
14 days |
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The Weather in Patagonia

The climate in the north is hot (tropical and sub tropical); in the centre the weather is temperate; in the northern highlands, it's dry while the coldest conditions are experienced in the south, in the mountains of Tierra del Fuego and the Argentine Antarctic sector.

The trekking season lasts all year round. During winter it's possible to trek in the north, in the jungle and desert areas, and during summer in the south-Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

Summer
-November to March
Buenos Aires Max 30 - Min 17
North Max 29 - Min 16
Patagonia Max 15 - Min 9

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