Patagonia Active Itinerary: Patagonia with Private W trekking in Torres del Paine

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

If you are an active traveler and you are planning a trip to Patagonia, where should you go? If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the options, our Active Patagonia itinerary Trekking with private W trek in Torres del Paine Trip is the perfect place to begin!

Highlights of this sample trip includes

* Have the once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk on the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier

* Enjoy a Kayak Experience surrounded by Glaciers

* Prepare to have a lot of fun running very fast rapids in a beautiful scenery

* Trek through Torres del Paine W Circuit

Patagonia Active Itinerary: Patagonia with Private W trekking in Torres del Paine

Enjoy the best trekking with amazing views in El Chalten Patagonia Argentina.

What will you experience in our Trip?

Enjoy a unique experience and fall in love with Patagonia in this 16-days tour for those adventurous travelers who love nature and active trips. This tour is best suited for trekkers with hiking experience, or physically-fit adventurers.

Start in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. Take a flight to El Calafate, where you will be able to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk on the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier and take a Kayak experience to see the glacier from a truly unique perspective.

Continue the adventure in the town of El Chalten, to enjoy amazing trekkings and have a lot of fun running very fast rapids in a beautiful scenery.

Travel to Torres de Paine National Park to start the private W Circuit trekking and where you can marvel at the park’s turquoise lakes, icebergs, rivers, lenga forests and extensive pampas visited by guanacos, ñandúes and pumas.

Finish your trip in Santiago de Chile and enjoy this magnificent city.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport, a driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 2: From Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Trip to the Grand Glaciers of Patagonia. Transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery). Reception at El Calafate airport and transfer to your hotel.

The Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate. Prepare yourself to be amazed by the majesty of this unique glacier. Its size, colours, and sounds will stimulate your senses!

The Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate. Prepare yourself to be amazed by the majesty of this unique glacier. Its size, colours, and sounds will stimulate your senses!

Day 3: Minitrekking on the Perito Moreno Glaciar..

Today you will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk on the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Patagonia’s most spectacular sites.

The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO heritage site.

The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall. You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them. The 1:30 hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.on the Glacier.

Mini-trekking in the Perito Moreno Glaciar, is the best way to experience the glacier

Mini-trekking is the best way to experience the Perito Moreno glacier!

Day 4: El Calafate. Kayak Experience surrounded by Glaciers.

Today you will enjoy the unique experience to see the glacier from the water and felt very small next to the giant glacier! If you haven´t kayaked before, have no fear as you will be given very good instructions, the guides will teach you how to move safely within the astonishing glacial waters. If you have kayaked before you just go and enjoy a very different way to see Perito Moreno.

This Perito Moreno Kayak Experience grants you exclusive access to the natural site and offers a truly unique perspective.

The excursion begins with the pick up at your hotel and transfer to Los Glaciares National Park, arriving at about 9:30 after a drive of 74 km,

The Perito Moreno Kayak experience begins with free exploration. From 9:30 to 11:30, you have two hours to free explore every corner of Perito Moreno Glacier. You will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the breathtaking site as you walk through the footbridge and gawk at the incredible viewpoints along the way.

Then you will head to Perito Moreno Kayak Experience’s Meeting Point, located near the main parking area, where our team will greet and brief you.

You will get dressed in state-of-the-art gear as the guides give you a rundown as well as an in-depth safety briefing.

From 12:30 to 14:00 Paddling in Lago Argentino on the north face of Perito Moreno Glacier.

Once prepared and briefed we depart, with kayaks in hand, to Los Templanos beach. We will paddle down towards the glacier so that it is facing us the whole time. We will stop for our postcard picture moment and learn more fun facts about the fascinating Perito Moreno area in Patagonia.

At 14:00 Return to the dome for hot drinks and snacks.

At 15:00 Transfer back to El Calafate. Arrival time to your hotel is around 17:

Inclusions:

• Pick up from the hotels in El Calafate

• Transfer to Los Glaciares National Park

• + 1,5 hours kayaking

• + Lunch Box, snacks and hot drinks

• Duration: Full Day. Pick up: from 07:30 / Return to El Calafate – hotel 17:00

• Exclusion: Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park (must be paid for at Entrance Gate)

Notes

• Quantity to confirm departure: Minimum 2

• Maximum capacity: 20 pax

• Kayaking time: 1,5 hours (it might vary depending on the weather conditions)

• Minimum age required: 14 years old. People between 14 and 18 years old must be accompanied by their parents or legal tutor

• Cancellation policy: Tour guides may cancel the activity if the weather conditions are considered inadequate.

• Difficulty: Average

• No previous kayaking experience needed.

• Kayaks: Clients use double kayaks. Clients will use grouped in pairs

• Equipment included: waterproof dry suit, thermal suit, boots, life jackets

• Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park: Excluded. Clients are required to bring cash to