XPZ Patagonian Explorer

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Thundering Iguazu Falls; Incredibly scenic walks through the southern Andes; Camping near Fitzroy group and Torres del Paine; Perito Moreno Glacier excursion; Turquoise lakes, roaring waterfalls, dense forests; Beagle Channel Cruise; Ushuaia: City at the End of World

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Wed 14 Jan 2015Sat 31 Jan 2015 $4330
Wed 25 Nov 2015Sat 12 Dec 2015 $4330
Wed 13 Jan 2016Sat 30 Jan 2016 $4330
Wed 23 Nov 2016Sat 10 Dec 2016 $4330

Optional Single Supplement: $910 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $130, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.


Tour Overview


A remote land of thundering waterfalls, unexplored frontiers and natural wonder that never fails to take the breath away, Patagonia is the consummate outsider's destination. Before venturing into the wilds, however, we spend time in the ever-colourful Buenos Aires, kicking off this magical 18-day expedition through South America by enjoying the urban charm of one of the most frenetic cities on the continent. From here, it's on to the cascading magnificence that is the crescent-shaped Iguazu Falls, a site that the United Nations has declared a protected area of considerable worldwide importance. Taller than Niagara Falls and stretching for two miles along the Iguazu River, the spectacle of the Falls numbers among the greatest natural sights on the planet. We stop in at quaint villages and hike through thick forests and fertile glades as we explore the culture and nature of this special region of Argentina. Our trek over mountainous ridges and along alpine paths sees us admiring awe-inspiring views of Monte Fitz Roy, a peak dubbed "the King of Patagonia" and one that is considered one of the most beautiful on Earth, clambering onto glaciers for an optional ice-hike in Glacier National Park and tackling the lower slopes of Cerro Torre, perhaps one of the world's most difficult mountains to climb due to its overhanging mushroom icecap. Across the border in Chile, we see the massive granite monoliths shaped by glacier ice that give Torres del Paine National Park its name and marvel at the diverse landscapes and unique ecosystems that make it one of the finest national parks in South America. We enjoy rides on catamarans and boats on Lake Pehoe and in the Beagle channel, venture through the French Valley to learn about the lifestyles of indigenous ranchers, and visit the world's southernmost city at Ushuaia.

Regions visited: South America
Countries visited: Argentina and Chile


Testimonials


Dana B. (Kapaa, HI, US)

This was probably the most outstanding travel experience we have had, partly due to the incredible beauty of Patagonia, but also attributable the combination of experiences included in the tour and the high quality of the guides.

XPZ TRIP DETAILS

DURATION18 days

TOUR STARTBuenos Aires

TOUR ENDBuenos Aires