Signature Patagonia: Glaciers of Chile and Argentina
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
A comprehensive exploration of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. Stay in comfortable hotels and set out on a huge medley of excursions, some more active than others; the choice is yours. Your Patagonia trip begins and ends in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.
This comprehensive Patagonia highlights holiday starts and ends in Buenos Aires. Patagonia in the far south is a land of ice caps, glaciers, jagged mountains and lakes at the tip of the Andes in Chile and Argentina. This adventure includes a visit to the minty blue, cathedral-high Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile’s large and well-established reserve. The holiday includes the magnificent Lakes Crossing - along the ancient trade route' through the Andes linking Chile and Argentina, on a clear day one of the most exquisite journeys on the continent.
The south is, in parts, a true wilderness, where just a few rough roads cut through a frost-bitten landscape of Patagonian glaciers, luminous lagoons, icy pinnacles and wind-strafed steppe, Patagonia is nevertheless readily accessible to visitors. While the lake district in northern Patagonia has lakeside resorts and many visitors in summer, there are little seen fairyland forests and lonely roads carving their way through a virgin landscape. It explores the indigo lakes, ancient woodland and snow-capped volcanoes of the lake district.
If you love the sound of this trip, but have elements you'd like to switch in or out, you can take a look on our Design My Trip page to create a bespoke travel itinerary for your Patagonia Glacier tour.
- Half day city tour with Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
- Tango show with dinner, Buenos Aires
- Beagle channel cruise, Tierra del Fuego
- Excursion in Tierra del Fuego National Park
- Guided excursion to Perito Moreno glacier and boat trip on the lake
- Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park
- Picturesque full day Andean boat crossing to Bariloche, via Petrohue waterfalls
- Drive the 60km circuit, passing Lago Nahuel Huapi, Playa Bonita and Lago Moreno
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Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel in the chic Recoleta district.
City tour including a visit to Teatro Colón Opera House. Evening tango show.
At leisure in Buenos Aires.
Transfer to airport and fly to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Beagle Channel cruise.
Guided excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Transfer to airport and fly to El Calafate.
Visit Perito Moreno glacier; boat cruise on the lake.
At leisure in El Calafate.
Scenic drive to Torres del Paine National Park.
Guided outdoor activities in Torres del Paine National Park.
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, fly to Puerto Montt, and drive to Puerto Varas.
At leisure in Puerto Varas, lake district. Optional activities.
Lake crossing through the Andes to Bariloche, Argentina.
Excursion to visit local attractions.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires
Transfer to airport for your international flight home.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Exploring Buenos Aires
See a tango show in Buenos Aires
Cross the River Plate to Colonia, Uruguay
Wildlife spotting in the Beagle Channel
Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park
Day walks outside Ushuaia
Visit the Perito Moreno glacier
Sail across Lago Argentino to Estancia Cristina
Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
A day sail to Patagonian glaciers
Visit Osorno volcano
Southern Lakes Crossing
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Argentina / Buenos Aires
Loi Suites Recoleta
Argentina / Tierra del Fuego
Argentina / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
Kosten Aike Hotel
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Las Torres
Chile / Chilean Lake District (south)
Hotel Cabana del Lago
Argentina / Argentine lake district
Hotel Cacique Inacayal
What our clients say
JLA already has a good reputation and we were certainly impressed by the management of this tour.AF, Altrincham
An amazing mix of experiences right from the start - sites/sights/sounds/climates/flora/fauna/city/country & so on!DR, Baldock
Overall an absolutely fantastic holiday. Arranged at last minute, there is no way that we would have been able to organise something like this on our own. Everything ran smoothly, the group leader was extremely helpful and the group got on very well together, in spite of a large age range. Thanks very much!RB, Kettering
Many good memories - arriving at Macchu Picchu was something we had wanted to do for many years, so was probably the most memorable.CA, Wembley
This really is Extremes of Chile going from desert conditions to frozen mountains. He prepared for some tiring travelling - and some stupendous scenery.DR, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The many contrasts never ceased to surprise and delight. We enjoyed it all.GB, Bristol
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Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.