Patagonia Explorer

Is this trip with a group or private?

This trip is a Custom or Private program. Please contact Andean Treks for rates and details.

What you need to bring

Mid-sized day-pack, duffel bag (large enough to accommodate your personal gear), waterproof trekking boots, waterproof parka & pants (ski pole optional for day hikes). Personal equipment:  regular underwear, wicking long underwear, socks, loose-fitting hiking pants, hiking shorts, bathing suit, T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, bunting jacket, gloves, ski hat, sun hat, toilet kit, sunscreen, camera, binoculars, water bottle.

The climate

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, the strong marine influence makes the weather hard to predict.

In spring or early summer fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared for cold and strong winds (up to 80 km/hr) and rainfall. The summertime average temperature is 11C/ 52F ( 24C max, 2C min).

Quick Facts

  • Custom program with private guide
  • 9 Days, 8 nights in hotels and rural inns
  • In/Out El Calafate
  • Day hikes, viewing glaciers, optional lake cruising, optional horseback riding
  • Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park & Fitzroy Range
  • Explore forests, lakes, rivers, waterfalls
  • View spectacular scenery & wildlife 
  • Extensions to Iguazu Falls

Contact Us

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