Patagonia Trekking Tour

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About 'Patagonia Trekking Tour'

Our Patagonia Trek allows you to witness nature in its purest form and experience the most pristine beauty to exist anywhere in the world. This is the sort of adventure that leads you to run out of superlatives. 

The rugged green landscapes, towering snow-capped peaks and turquoise glacial lakes that await you in Patagonia will leave you wishing you’d bought a one-way ticket. (No-one’s forcing you onto the flight back home.)

Words and pictures really don’t do this place justice – but don’t forget to bring your camera because your shutter-finger’s in for a serious workout. The raw mountain backdrops? They’re just the beginning. 

With vast glaciers that shed ice before your eyes and sprawling steppes stretching to the horizon, you’ll experience the otherworldly tranquillity that only exists in Patagonia. But only if you book your ticket! So take a look around, find out more about the Patagonia Trek (and the horseback riding), and choose the dates that’ll change your life forever.

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What is 'Patagonia Trekking Tour' like?

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If you’re looking to get a buzz from a busy and bustling destination, close this page down right now, because it’s definitely not for you. 

But if you want to get off the beaten track to experience ultimate isolation, or if the idea of barren-but-beautiful landscapes tickles your pickle, then keep reading friend. 

And when we say isolation, we don’t mean we’ll be throwing you out of the plane on your own or anything OTT like that. You see, there are only 1.5 people per km² in Patagonia. And with just over a million square kilometres to play with, getting remote really is the name of the game over here. 

We’ll spend a chunk of the trip in Torres del Paine National Park; one of Chile’s largest parks. The iconic stone peaks (Les Torres del Paine) that tower over the landscape look like nature’s answer to inner-city skyscrapers. Pretty apt then that their name means “the towers of blue”. 

In this unique corner of South America you’ll amble across arid plains, witness calving glaciers and see some of the most ethereal lakes you could possibly imagine. 700 square miles of rugged countryside beside a backdrop of jagged peaks awaits you, and you won’t forget it in a hurry. 

And if the spectacular views don’t blow you away then the bustling winds might. That’s another thing about Patagonia: it’s unpredictable. You never quite know what you’re in for, but you’re guaranteed to get the adventure of a lifetime, no matter what the weather’s doing. 

If we’re lucky, we’ll spot an Andean condor making a mockery of the winds as it soars gracefully on regardless. A much more likely find are the park’s grazing guanacos. Cousins of the llama, these elegant camelids are hunted by the park’s elusive puma population – maybe we’ll see one of those too!

The Patagonia Trekking Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart for Chile

    If you’ve included group flights in your package, we’ll meet at Heathrow and start the journey together. It’s the best way to do it! Otherwise, we’ll see you in Santiago.  

  • Day 2

    Arrive in Santiago

    Once we’ve touched down in Santiago, we’ll take a private transfer to our city centre hotel to freshen up. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a detailed tour of downtown Santiago and find out what this place is all about!

  • Day 3

    Transfer from Santiago to Punta Arenas

    We’re heading back into the skies with a 3.5 hour flight from Santiago airport to Punta Arenas. Our guide will pick us up and take us to our hotel where you can spend the afternoon relaxing if that’s what floats your boat. Otherwise, head into the city to explore or join us on a paid optional bike tour!

  • Day 4

    Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

    The morning is yours to explore Punta Arenas. We’ll dole out printed guides to make sure you find all the city’s hidden gems and point you in the direction of the best local restaurants. There’s an optional boat trip extra this morning too, to see colonies of Magellan penguins nesting on Magdalena Island! Then in the afternoon, we’ll take a 3-hour private transfer to Puerto Natales.

  • Day 5

    PUERTO NATALES TO  MILIDONCAVE AND TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

    The day starts with an 8am transfer to the Milodon Cave Park. We’ll take in some incredible views from the top of the Devil’s Chair and learn about the giant sloth that used to live here. After the caves, we’ll take a 2-hour transfer to our camp in Torres del Paine National Park. We’ll see beautiful lakes and waterfalls along the way!

  • Day 6

    HIKE TO MIRADOR BASE TORRES

    We’ll spend the day hiking to the most iconic spot in the park: the Mirador Base Torres. You’ll walk through vast plains, crossing the Ascencio River and enjoy incredible views over valleys, lakes and glaciers on this round trek. An ancient oak forest and an arduous, rocky uphill climb later and you’ll enjoy the majesty of some of the best views in Patagonia, before heading back to camp for dinner. 

  • Day 7

    HIKE TO FRENCH CAMP

    We’ll set out towards the French sector with the spectacular Cuernos del Paine on our right and the colourful Lake Nordenskjold on our left. No slopes today and the route’s much gentler, meaning you’ll be able to spend the day in quiet awe of your surroundings. If you’re not busy chatting to your new group friends, that is! We’ll hike along the foothills of Mount Almirante Nieto before reaching French Camp for a welcome dinner.

  • Day 8

    HIKE TO PAINE GRANDE

    Get your walking boots back on to enjoy the most magical parts of the park today. The trekking will start with a gentle walk through the valley towards Italian Camp. After an hour and a half’s ascent, we’ll see the hanging glaciers of Cerro Paine Grande at French Viewpoint. The magnificent valleys that follow won’t disappoint either, as you surround yourself with colossal mountains and colourful granite walls on your way to Paine Grande Camp.

  • Day 9

    HIKE TO GREY CAMP

    You’ll enjoy a medley of ascents and descents today, crossing through forests of nirres, cohigues and notros (three types of Patagonian oak). With mountains towering above you on one side and glaciers hanging over on the other, you’ll never forget your trek to Grey Camp and the fabulous Grey Glacier viewpoint! We’ll get a glimpse of the Patagonian icefield too.

  • Day 10

    HIKE TO LAKE PEHUE AND RETURN TO PUERTO NATALES

    After a three-hour hike back towards Paine Grande Camp, we’ll take a catamaran across Lake Pehue to arrive at Pudeto. From there, we’ll take a 3-hour bus ride to Puerto Natales and head to our hotel for the night. If you fancy adding in a kayak excursion to the Grey Glacier before the hiking starts on Day 10, just say the word!

  • Day 11

    HORSEBACK RIDING IN CERRO DROTEA

    The morning will be devoted to discovering the unrivalled panoramic view of the fjords from the summit Cerro Dorotea – but we won’t be walking to get there! We’ll be heading up on horseback, so saddle up, sit tight and enjoy the ride. Once we’ve dismounted, you’ll enjoy a free afternoon to explore the town of Puerto Natales and shop for souvenirs.

  • Day 12

    PUERTO NATALES TO SANTIGO DE CHILE

    After breakfast, we’ll take a private transfer from the hotel to Punta Arenas airport (or to Puerto Natales if we’ve been able to book elusive flights from the closer airport). Once we’ve arrived back in Santiago, we’ll be transferred to our hotel. If there’s time, feel free to head into the city to explore some more before heading home tomorrow. 

  • Day 13

    Flight home

    We’ll be transferred back to Santiago de Chile airport for the flight back to Heathrow. If you’re travelling with us land-only, this is where we say goodbye! Otherwise, we’ll have 17 more hours together to swap stories from our adventure and enjoy one another’s company before we head home. 

Food and Accomodation for Patagonia Trekking Tour

  • Day 1

    Flight
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 10

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 12

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 13

    Flight
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Reviews about the Patagonia Trekking Tour trip

Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

“Just got back from Gozo where my partner and I completed our PADI open water course through the Bucket List Company. After doing Everest Base Camp earlier this year, we knew it would be a well organised trip, but it exceeded our expectations. Keith, who is a divemaster himself, picked out the best dive centre on the island for us. Ritual is a new dive shop in Gozo with a brilliant group of instructors who could not have been more friendly and supportive throughout this holiday. Thanks to them and the Bucket List Company, we are now qualified divers. The highlight of the trip was the all day boat trip to Comino, where we went diving in the caves and around a ship wreck. 

Already booked my third Bucket List Company trip (Kilimanjaro, 2021) but thinking of booking a few more.”

Andi K Gozo Diving Trip The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Just back from a weeks diving in Gozo, the whole experience was amazing, a lovely bunch of people on the trip, strangers at the start but great friends within days. The diving instructors were very professional, friendly, patient, supportive and good fun.

Every aspect of the trip appeared to run like clockwork thanks to Keith and the staff at The Bucket List Company, if there were any problems, I was not aware of them. Just need to sort my bucket list and then book with them again. Nice surprise when I got home. Thank you The Bucket List Company.”

John Crockford Gozo Diving Trip The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Having recently returned from visiting Machu Picchu with The Bucket List Company, I cannot recommend them highly enough! What a life-changing experience! The trip was exceptionally organised and Keith is the best expedition leader out there.

Even when I was struggling with the altitude, my health was closely monitored by the group and I was really well looked after. This will definitely not be my last Bucket List trip. Thank you so much Keith!”

Hannah Chalkley Inca Trail trek to Machu PIcchu The Bucket List Company Reviews

“We have just had our first experience with The Bucket List Company, and are already planning our second trip! We completed Everest Base Camp in March 2019. If you want an amazing adventure with no stress or worries… this is it!

The attention to detail was excellent at all times. You are looked after from the moment you book your trip until you return to the UK! The guides and porters were amazing – nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to The Bucket List Company, dreams do come true!”

Michelle Bailey Everest Base Camp trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Everest base camp 03/19. Easy booking system, monthly payment option- perfect. Always pleasant, knowledgeable, happy to help/ chat if any queries on phone, email, social media. Straight forward contact with lead guys Keith & Jake from airport and throughout trip. Made it so easy to simply turn up to all overnight stays, tours etc. Appear to have established good contacts/ company in Nepal. Everything ran smoothly throughout, no issue, would book with the bucket list company again.”

Mark Reynolds Everest Base Camp The Bucket List Company Reviews

I had the pleasure of travelling to Nepal with The Bucket List Company. From attending a training weekend in February right through to our final landing at Heathrow after our trip to base camp in October, everything was thought out and carried out in a non pressurised professional way. I would highly recommend this company to anybody.

Michael Everest Base Camp trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

If you’re the sort of person whose only known fact about Patagonia is the classic “they speak Welsh there”, let us illuminate a little more about this fascinating place. 

It’s not a country but a region that’s spread across the southernmost tip of both Argentina and Chile. Covering 400,000 square miles, Patagonia’s about one and a half times the size of the whole of the UK.

Bulging with mountains (the Andes, of course), lakes, fjords and glaciers on the Chilean side and deserts, tablelands and steppes in Argentina, there’s a heck of a lot to do and see in Patagonia. 

On this trip, we’ll be sticking mostly to the Chilean side, which is undeniably one of the most picturesque places in the world, and extremely diverse too. 

There can’t be many locations where you could climb a snow-capped mountain, relax in some thermal baths and meet a wild penguin in the same day. But in Patagonia? Everything is possible. 

It’s all delivered on a large scale too. The mountains? Massive. The landscapes? Unending. The glaciers? Unforgiving. And with so much to squeeze in, in such a remote and unpredictable region, the best way you can see it all is with a reputable adventure company. Hi, that’s us. 

So if you want to get up close and personal with nature’s finest and discover a stunning and largely untouched wilderness…

If you want to experience a wealth of natural diversity and witness extraordinary beauty, from towering glaciers to crystalline lakes…

(And if you want to conquer your fear of horseback riding in the coolest location possible, with the support of a new bunch of friends-for-life…)

Then you need to join us in Patagonia!

Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. 

If you don’t do it now, will you ever?

    Trip Date
    Total Cost
    Monthly Payments
  • 04/01/2023 10 Spaces available
    £3950.00
    £
    £790.00 x 5

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £3950.00

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    Monthly payments: £790.00 x 5

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    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £560
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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  • 08/01/2024 16 Spaces available
    £3950.00
    £
    £232.35 x 17

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £3950.00

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £232.35 x 17

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 17

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £560
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
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