Planning a Two-Week Trip to Patagonia and Antarctica

 We are often asked, how best to combine Antarctica and Patagonia with limited time. We recommend the following:
Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula

Our best-selling, Antarctica expedition is our 11-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition. To accompany this itinerary, we recommend adding on 5 or 6 days in Patagonia as well.

Patagonia is one region shared between Chile and Argentina. The most famous areas of Patagonia are: Torres del Paine national park in Chile, El Calafate + El Chalten (Fitz Roy area, Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina and finally, Ushuaia + Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. (Read more HERE about choosing between these three areas.)

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego Trekking

Most Antarctica expeditions depart out of Ushuaia, Argentina. The best way to arrive in Ushuaia is via plane. There are direct flights from Buenos Aires or El Calafate. There are no flights from Chilean Patagonia to Argentine Patagonia (so, for example, if you were in Torres del Paine, Chile and wanted to get to Ushuaia, you would need to take a transfer from Torres del Paine to El Calafate – approx 5 hour drive – and then spend the night in El Calafate to ultimately catch your flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia the next day). That said, with your time frame, I already am thinking that focusing on Argentine Patagonia this trip will be best for you (you can save Chile for another adventure – there is so much to do there!).

El Chalten

Glacier Trekking on Glacier Cagliero

Take a peek at the following itinerary options we have based out of El Calafate, El Chalten and Ushuaia (below). Depending on our guests’ interests, we can customize any of these itineraries (or create a special one ) that encompass what they are looking for.

1) 6-Day Los Glaciares National Park and Mount Fitz Roy
2) 4-Day Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno and Upsala Glaciers
3) 3-Day Tierra del Fuego: Trekking at the End of the World

El Chalten

Getting cozy in Laguna Condor Refugio after a day of trekking

Take a peek at our blog to see some of our new exciting options for Argentine Patagonia that we can also put together for the coming season:

1) Rafting in El Chalten, Argentina
2) NEW Epic Adventures and Luxurious Cabin Experiences in El Chalten, Argentina

Want to book your next adventure to end of the world? Contact us!

Your friendly South America expert,

Gretchen

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