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Argentina & Chile Multisport

Looking for some restorative down time kicking back in the Southern Cone? Then this 20-day active adventure is absolutely NOT FOR YOU! Imagine almost three weeks packed with every activity you can think of and then some! Trek through Chile's perfectly picturesque Lake District, wake up early for whitewater rafting, hike through crisp mountain landscapes on Torres del Paine's renowned W Trek, and bike, raft, and smile to your heart's (exhausted and happy) content. Get ready, 'cause here comes the adrenaline.

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Duration: 20 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166531
Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
Pre nights are recommended to fully enjoy this vibrant city and take part in the optional activities available.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/Mendoza (1B)

The impressive snow-capped Aconcagua looms in the background of this laid-back city, drawing adventure seekers and wine enthusiasts alike. Famed worldwide for the high quality wine produced in this region, Mendoza makes the perfect base to discover wine country. Enjoy the slow pace of this desert town with large parks, charming plazas, and lively evenings where locals mill about outside the many cafés, bars and restaurants on offer on Avenida Arístides.

Transport:
Plane (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Mendoza (1B)

Spend the day cycling through vineyards and stop at wineries en route to sample the world-famous Malbec. In the evening, wander the streets of bustling Mendoza.

Included Activities:
Mendoza Cycling Wine Tour

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Day 4: Mendoza (1B, 1L)

The highest peak outside of the Himalayas, Aconcagua, stands 6962m (22841ft) tall. Located roughly 3hrs from Mendoza, Aconcagua Provincial Park is the start point of the trek to base camp. Head toward the heart of the Andes, trek through unique landscapes and take in breathtaking views of Aconcagua en route to base camp.

Included Activities:
Aconcagua Base Camp Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 5: Mendoza

Enjoy a free day to explore Mendoza before taking an overnight bus to Bariloche.

Transport:
Overnight bus (16.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)

Towering snow-capped peaks surround Lake Nahuel Huapi, creating the perfect photo at every turn, it's hard to deny that Bariloche is a photographer's paradise. There is plenty to see and do no matter the season. Winter draws skiers and snowboarders from near and far to carve through the excellent snow cover. In summer, hikers and mountain bikers abound taking advantage of the many trails to explore in the area. If that's not enough, Bariloche is Argentina's chocolate capital offering chocolate of all kinds to delight the senses.

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Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L)

Depart early in the morning for whitewater rafting on Class III/IV rapids. Enjoy the thrilling ride and navigate down the river to the Chilean border. En route stop for a traditional barbecue lunch before returning to Bariloche.

Included Activities:
Bariloche Whitewater Rafting

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Day 8: San Carlos de Bariloche/El Chaltén (1B)

Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chaltén and Glacier National Park. En route, marvel at the towering Andean mountains.

Transport:
Plane (1.75-2.00 hours)
Local bus (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 9: El Chaltén (1B)

Laguna de los Tres is the most popular trek in El Chaltén and for good reason. On a clear day, the view of Cerro Fitz Roy and the sparking teal lake below are spectacular. The gradual start to the trek provides time to appreciate the stunning landscape and ease into the challenging trekking ahead. Although the 400m (1,312 ft) incline to reach the lake is taxing, the reward is well worth the effort.

Included Activities:
Glacier National Park Guided Hike

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Day 10: El Chaltén (1B)

Explore one of El Chaltén's many trekking routes. Opt to explore the Laguna Torre trail to spot the dramatic Cerro Torre, hike to Laguna Capri or head up to the Condor Mirador to enjoy great views of the town.

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Day 11: El Chaltén/El Calafate (1B)

Jump into a raft and enjoy the thrilling ride through Glacier National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel.

Included Activities:
El Chaltén Whitewater Rafting

Transport:
Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)

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Day 12: El Calafate (1B)

Home to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, the quaint alpine town of El Calafate is the perfect base for exploring the nearby glaciers. Los Glaciares National Park, the most renowned in Argentina, was created in 1973 to preserve this vast glacial area encompassing the Upsala Glacier and the incredible Onelli Bay.

The main strip of this tiny town is lined with small wooden shops, browse for souvenirs, chocolates, or stop in one of the restaurants for a rest.

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Day 13: El Calafate (1B)

Argentino Lake, discovered in 1873, is the southernmost of the four water sheets produced by the Pleistocene Glaciation. With its fjords and fingers it covers 1,505km² (935 mi²), and is considered one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world.

The Perito Moreno Glacier is an imposing river of ice, 2.7km (1.7 mi) wide by 55m (180 ft) high, which descends from the continental ice field to the Canal de los Tempanos.



Included Activities:
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

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Day 14: El Calafate/Puerto Natales (1B)

Once a small fishing village, Puerto Natales is now a hub of adventure enthusiasts itching to explore unforgettable Torres del Paine NP.

Get any last-minute shopping done and rent all equipment needed for the hike. Extra gear not needed for the Paine hike can be stored at the hotel.

Transport:
Local bus

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Day 15: Puerto Natales/Laguna Amarga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on a 4-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the famous W Trek. Start the 62km (38.5 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.

Included Activities:
W Trek (Day 1)

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Day 16: Laguna Amarga Camp/Cuernos Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and continue hiking along the W Trek, crossing Paine River and passing through grassy fields. Stop at Lake Nordenskjöld and snap a photo of the mountains reflecting in the lake before reaching the camp.

Included Activities:
W Trek (Day 2)

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Day 17: Cuernos Camp/Paine Grande Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to the French Valley lookout and take in the awe-inspiring views of the mountain range spreading across the national park. Marvel at the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys of the landscape.

Included Activities:
W Trek (Day 3)

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Day 18: Paine Grande Camp/Puerto Natales (1B, 1L)

Enjoy the final day of the W Trek that leads to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Admire the scale of this immense glacier and continue trekking to Lake Pehoé. Finish by taking a picturesque ferry ride across the lake and enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Included Activities:
W Trek (Day 4)

Transport:
Boat (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 19: Puerto Natales/Buenos Aires (1B)

Fly to Buenos Aires. Enjoy a final night out with the group.

Transport:
Flight
Local bus (6.00 hour(s))

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Day 20: Buenos Aires (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Cycling wine tour and wine sample (Mendoza)
    • Aconcagua NP permit
    • Full-day hike to Aconcagua base camp
    • Full-day rafting and barbecue lunch (Bariloche)
    • Laguna de los Tres full-day guided hike (El Chaltén)
    • Class III rafting
    • Perito Moreno Glacier guided tour (El Calafate)
    • Torres del Paine NP camping excursion with porters (3 nts)
    • W Trek
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (15 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), camping (3 nts)
    • 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Boat, plane, local bus, private vehicle, hiking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cycle through Mendoza's wineries and enjoy a tasting
  • Marvel at Aconcagua; one of the Seven Summits
  • Get your adrenaline pumping while rafting
  • Catch a glimpse of Mount Fitz Roy
  • View the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike the spectacular W Trek
  • Snap a photo of the famous three peaks of Torres
  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires