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Introducing Patagonia

Discover the best of Patagonia.
“Rock, ice, snow, wind, and water, all warring with each other yet combined against man, here reigned in absolute sovereignty.” That’s what Charles Darwin said about Patagonia when he set foot in Tierra del Fuego over 150 years ago. It’s an apt way to describe the Southern Cone, the last rugged patch of earth before Antarctica and the end of the world. Patagonia is much larger than many travelers realize, and to experience it fully requires time, creativity, and a passion for the untamed wild.

When is the best time to visit?
Patagonia is open for business all year round. When to go depends on your primary interests. If skiing/snowboarding is your passion, then you’ll want to visit during the winter. If you’d like to indulge your inner naturalist and spend your time wildlife spotting, then spring/summer/autumn are ideal seasons. And while you can certainly enjoy mountain trekking in the winter (there’s something primal and rewarding about trudging through the snowy mountains for days on end), summer is a great time to view the sweeping panoramas from mountain peaks. Learn more

Where should you go?
Again, the answer depends on your preferences. For wildlife spotting, we recommend Puerto Madryn and the Atlantic coast. For trekking/camping, it’s all about national parks like Torres del Paine and the peaks near El Chaltén. For glacier viewing head to Los Glaciares National Park, and if you want to experience the least crowded and most jaw-droppingly beautiful places in the Southern Cone, you’ll make a beeline for the fjords, rivers, and Andes peaks of the Aysén region, in Chilean Patagonia.

How many days do you need?
If you only intend to visit one location in Patagonia, then you won’t need more than four or five days. However, to really experience Patagonia (both the Chilean and Argentine sides), requires two weeks minimum, but you can plan a faster itinerary that will allow you to see many places in nine or 10 days as well.

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Patagonia Tours & Itineraries

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Trekkers enjoy exciting views in Patagonia
Map of Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days
Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days

Hike in some of the most stunning landscapes in the Western Hemisphere, located at the extreme of the South American continent. This itinerary will be sure to challenge even experienced hikers, and offers stunning views of sharply-defined peaks, azure lakes, and vast ice fields.

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate
Map of Patagonia Highlights - 10 Days
Patagonia Highlights - 10 Days

Head south to a trekker's paradise and explore some of the best landscapes in Argentina and Chile. Flexible and suitable for all experience levels, this itinerary will take you across two national parks and one of the most famous mountain ranges in all of South America.

Mt. Fitz Roy looming in the distance
Map of Patagonia Adventure: El Chalten, El Calafate & Perito Moreno - 8 Days
Patagonia Adventure: El Chalten, El Calafate & Perito Moreno - 8 Days

Arrive in the Argentinian Patagonia and experience the wildest landscapes of South America. Journey to Los Glaciares and encounter the impressive and monumental glacier, Perito Moreno. Delight in an expedition with good quality accommodation and appreciate some of the most natural environments on planet earth.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Map of Self-Drive: Buenos Aires to Patagonia - 16 Days
Self-Drive: Buenos Aires to Patagonia - 16 Days

Covering destinations from Buenos Aires all the way to Southern Patagonia, this tour is a great way to discover both Argentina's natural splendor and unique culture while driving at your own pace. In just over two weeks, you will be able to experience some of the country's most iconic destinations through various excursions ranging from quiet retreats and scenic drives to wildlife watching and exhilarating hikes.

Osorno Volcano in Chile's Lake District
Map of Self-Guided Tour in Chile's Lake & Volcano District - 13 Days
Self-Guided Tour in Chile's Lake & Volcano District - 13 Days

This 13-day self-guided trip will take you to some of Chile’s most spectacular sights. You’ll visit lush biosphere reserves, thundering waterfalls, lava-lined canyons, and forest-covered islands. The region is also known for its lakes and volcanos, and the views along the drive are simply jaw-dropping. Designed for active travelers, this trip takes you along some amazing trails, with ample opportunities for wildlife watching.

Make the Most of Your Time in Patagonia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
The icy blue waters of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia
How Many Days to Spend in Patagonia

Adventure-seekers with only five days to spare can visit a couple of Patagonia's most famous lakes and mountains. In a week, you can venture deep into national parks for circuit...

Patagonia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Hiking to Mirador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Best Time to Visit Patagonia

In Patagonia, as the old saying goes, you can experience four seasons in a single day. It's true that you should pack for sun, cold, rain, and snow—but in reality, the seasons...

Magellanic penguins of Patagonia.
Top 9 Highlights of Patagonia

Argentinian Patagonia is one of South America’s most pristine and splendid landscapes, its mountain ranges and glaciers reminding travelers of the most recent Ice Age. The vast...

Patagonia FAQ
Patagonia FAQ

Patagonia is the dream destination for any outdoor enthusiast. It encompasses 402,700 miles of wilderness in both Chile and Argentina, every inch abounding with mountains,...

Patagonia Travel Advice

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The icy blue waters of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia
How Many Days to Spend in Patagonia

Adventure-seekers with only five days to spare can visit a couple of Patagonia's most famous lakes and mountains. In a week, you can venture deep into national parks for circuit treks around towering peaks and ancient glaciers. And 10 or 14 days are perfect for enjoying a best-of-Patagonia adventure that includes highlights like El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park, Mt. Fitz Roy, and hiking in Tierra del Fuego.

Sunset over the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park
Map of Active Patagonia: Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Parks - 10 Days
Active Patagonia: Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Parks - 10 Days

Trek your way across Patagonia's glacial landscapes on this rugged 10-day journey through the UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Starting in the Chilean town of Puerto Natales, you'll follow the famous "W" circuit trail through Torres del Paine's soaring mountains before hopping over the border to Argentina. Spend a day in El Calafate to experience the towering ice walls of Perito Moreno, then base yourself in the village of El Chaltén to discover the vast glaciers and turquoise lakes of Los Glaciares.

Elephant Seals Sleeping
Wildlife and Culture in Argentina - 10 Days

Combining city tours and tango performances in Buenos Aires with treks through Tierra del Fuego National Park at the "End of the World", this trip is an excellent blend of nature and culture. The focus is on wildlife sightings, with whale-watching excursions near Peninsula Vales and visits to the largest sea lion and elephant seal colonies in the region. You'll cruise along the famous Beagle Channel and canoe rivers to reach Lapataia Bay, plus visit regional museums and walk with penguins on Martillo Island.

Patagonia Travel Maps

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Patagonia map: 2 Weeks in Patagonia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Patagonia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Patagonia map: 5 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Patagonia map: 7 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Patagonia
Travel specialist Erin Wiley
active 3 days ago

Erin Wiley

Travel simply makes people happy and I want to be a part of that. If I am not traveling myself then I want to surround myself with people who are. Originally from Michigan, I grew up camping...

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Travel specialist Emilce Alonso
active 21 hours ago

Emilce Alonso

I'm from Cordoba, Argentina. I had the opportunity to travel a lot through it and beyond. I really enjoy getting to know new places, like typical food, music and meeting people. I love the...

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Travel specialist Lorena Huidobro
active 2 days ago

Lorena Huidobro

I believe that those of us who love to travel tend to have a more open mind and free spirit. Being open to experience new adventures, explore the unknown, see the beauty in the simple things,...

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Travel specialist Leandro Zamprogno
active 21 hours ago

Leandro Zamprogno

Hello there! Planning to come to South America? Then I'm your contact here, I'll be super happy to help you plan your trip! I have been part of the sales team at Trips SouthAmerica for the last...

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Trip Reviews for Patagonia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Argentina 2022 · Patagonia - Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2022

Traveler: Riley W. - Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

My mother and I traveled to Argentina in January of 2022 and had an amazing experience booking with KimKim. read more

My mother and I traveled to Argentina in January of 2022 and had an amazing experience booking with KimKim.

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Calafate Parque Hotel

El Calafate

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San Antonio de Areco Excursion

Buenos Aires

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Emilce Alonso, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Riley!
Was our pleasure hosting you, glad to know that you had a pleasant trip. in Argentina :)
Warm regards
Emi

Erin is simply the best travel agent I have e... · Patagonia - Apr 3 - Apr 16, 2022

Traveler: JOAN C. - Local specialist: Erin Wiley

Erin is simply the best travel agent I have ever worked with. She spent time up front understanding how we wanted to travel and then helped create an itinerary to accomplish this. Her manner is low key, yet responsive. She suggested a unique experience to visit Estancia Mercedes which was one of the highlights of our trip. She stayed with us for 3 years as we rescheduled several times due to covid. She was timely and responsive to every request we made, offering suggestions of her own. ... read more

Erin is simply the best travel agent I have ever worked with. She spent time up front understanding how we wanted to travel and then helped create an itinerary to accomplish this. Her manner is low key, yet responsive. She suggested a unique experience to visit Estancia Mercedes which was one of the highlights of our trip. She stayed with us for 3 years as we rescheduled several times due to covid. She was timely and responsive to every request we made, offering suggestions of her own. On her day off she made sure that there was a backup person we could reach out to if necessary. This trip involved so many logistics due to covid and she coached us along the entire way, even sending reminders when it was time to upload an affidavit or take a covid test during the travel process. We received a detailed day by day itinerary that we both carried with us which was helpful as we navigated various modes of travel and experiences. I highly recommend her services.

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Lunajuim

El Chalten

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Great location and price. The beds in particular were very comfortable.

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Trip Briefing at Dittmar Adventures

Puerto Natales

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Nara met us at 1o pm to review our upcoming trip. She was pleasant, had all our materials and provided helpful information. We had one activity where we met a boat early in the morning at an out of the way spot and she even sent us a photo the night before to help us be sure we arrived at the correct location. This was useful since the cab driver used it to find our drop off location and we felt is was above and beyond by Lara.

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Erin Wiley, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so very kindly for the review, Joan!

I can say that it was equally a pleasure to plan this trip with Joan and her sister Lori. We began planning a couple of years ago, and their trip plans were interrupted many times due to the pandemic and ever-changing measures here in both Chile and Argentina. They were both so kind and understanding and each unexpected turn, and always willing to find a way forward. I am SO HAPPY that we were finally able to make this trip happen. I only wish that I had had the chance to meet Joan and Lori in person. Best wishes to you both!

We worked with Laura to customize a two week ... · Patagonia - Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2022

Traveler: Ruth S. - Local specialist: Laura McAfoos

We worked with Laura to customize a two week trip and it occurred flawlessly. Despite still some COVID restrictions, she helped plan many details we would not have been able to execute on our own with such ease.

Every pickup was on time, every detail perfectly managed. Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Chalten, El Calafate, Bariloche, Villa LA Angostura, St Martin De Los Andes and back to Buenos Aires with many treks, kayak trips and activities along the way.

Highly recommend letting the local... read more

We worked with Laura to customize a two week trip and it occurred flawlessly. Despite still some COVID restrictions, she helped plan many details we would not have been able to execute on our own with such ease.

Every pickup was on time, every detail perfectly managed. Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, El Chalten, El Calafate, Bariloche, Villa LA Angostura, St Martin De Los Andes and back to Buenos Aires with many treks, kayak trips and activities along the way.

Highly recommend letting the local experts guide your way here! Thanks again Kim Kim Team

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Cyan Recoleta Hotel

Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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Great location next to Recolea and being able to walk around the city.

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Half Day Hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Ushuaia

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Doing it with a guide so much better. Parts were difficult to navigate and it’s LONG but we’ll worth the effort.

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