Patagonia Guided Walking Holiday

Wilderness walks & adventure in Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia


Print page

Activity types:

  • High Mountains
  • Wildlife


  • 3
More information

Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

More about difficulty levels

From £5,898.00 - 15 to 16 nights


Prices are per person

Room 1:
Room 2:
Room 3:

Holiday overview

Download Patagonia 2019 Trip Notes

Towering peaks, glistening lakes, imposing glaciers and vast wilderness stretch out in all directions in Chile’s breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, while the Fitz Roy ranges, Southern Patagonian Ice Field and bustling Buenos Aires highlight the many facets of Argentina.

Holiday highlights

  • 3 full days' walking in the majestic Torres del Paine
  • Walk in the Los Glaciares National Park, with the granite towers of Mount Fitzroy and Cerro Torre
  • Explore the 'End of the World' at Ushuaia, Tierro del Fuego
  • Discover Buenos Aires, including a tango show with dinner
  • Stay in lodges in the heart of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks, amid breathtaking scenery
  • See Patagonian wildlife, such as the flightless rhea, guanacos and condors

Price includes

  • 15 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, except 5 lunches and 1 dinner
  • A full programme of guided walks led by local tour directors, local guides and an HF Holidays' leader
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Travel by air conditioned coach/minivan and internal flights
  • Tips

In pictures...


Below is a guide to the accommodation used on this holiday. Patagonia is a hugely popular tourist destination and on occasion we may need to change the accommodation used from one departure to the next: the most up to date information for each departure can be found in the Trip Notes, which are available in the Itinerary tab.

 Hotel-Americas-Towers in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Cyan Americas Towers, Buenos Aires

The Hotel Americas Towers is located in the centre of the city, in an attractive neighbourhood within walking distance of fashionable Recoleta and the pedestrianised Florida Street. The modern 4-star hotel has large rooms and an outdoor pool. We also stay here for the final 2 nights of our holiday.

 Hotel-Altos-Ushuaia in Ushuaia, Argentina

Hotel Altos de Ushuaia, Ushuaia

An elegant hotel perfectly situated on a hill overlooking Ushuaia. You'll enjoy wonderful views of the city and the Beagle Channel. The restaurant's large windows are perfect for watching the sunset over the channel while enjoying your dinner. The rooms are comfortably furnished.

 Hosteria-Mirador-del-Payne in Torres del Paine, Chile,

Hosteria Mirador del Payne, Torres del Paine

The Hosteria Mirador del Payne is the base for the first night at Torres del Paine, part of the large Estancia El Lazo property, a livestock centre that dates from the late 19th century. It has comfortable rooms with private bath and central heating, and a restaurant serving the most delicious meals, including Patagonian spit-roast lamb, regional salmon and hot soups, to be eaten at the end of every day’s activities.

 PGWHW-Hotel del Paine.jpg

Hotel del Paine, Torres del Paine

Hotel del Paine is located on the banks of the Serrano River on the southern boundary of the Torres del Paine National Park. Comfortable rooms with private facilities are complemented by a good restaurant.

November group will stay at the Estancia Cerro Guido.

 Hotel-El-Quijote in El Calafate, Argentina

Hotel El Quijote, El Calafate

In El Calafate, stay at the Hotel El Quijote, a comfortable 3-star hotel built in a Spanish style with lots of dark wood, and located in the centre of El Calafate, just a short stroll from the various shops and outfitters in this small town.

 Hosteria-Senderos in El Chalten, Argentina

Hosteria Senderos, El Chalten

An attractive mountain lodge designed in the style of an old Patagonian estancia with comfortable, light and warm rooms and attractive restaurant, wine bar and a lounge corner with a log fire.

On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.


Guided Walking & Sightseeing in Patagonia

Download Patagonia 2019 Trip Notes

Part day walks cover up to 4 miles (6½km). Full walking days offer a choice of walks between 8-14 miles(12-22½km), including harder options such as the lookouts to the Torres de Paine (4.200 feet (1,280m) of ascent) and Cerro Fitzroy (2,300 feet (690m) of ascent). Paths are generally well marked but there will be some rough terrain.

Days 1-2: To Buenos Aires

Fly directly to Buenos Aires. We have a morning arrival and transfer to the hotel for 1 night. We include a walking tour of Buenos Aires followed by time to explore or relax after your long flight. 

Day 3-5: Ushuaia

Group of PenguinsFlight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (3 nights) at the southern tip of Patagonia. 

We spend the next morning with a visit to the old Ushuaia penitentiary, lunch at leisure, then enjoy an afternoon cruise along the Beagle Channel with spectacular views over the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the mountains in the background. Opportunity to spot albatross, scuas, sea lion and Magellanic penguins. 

The next morning we travel to the End of the World railway station where we'll take a train ride through a backdrop of lenga woods, rivers, brooks and mountains. After a stop at La Macarena waterfall, continue into the Tierra del Fuego National Park where there will be chance to take short walks.

Days 6-9: Torres del Paine 

Immense peaks of the Horns of PaineFlight to El Calafate and transfer into the heart of Chilean Patagonia, the Torres del Paine National Park. Reach the entrance to the park in the late afternoon. We stay near Laguna Verde, for 1 night.

The first walk in the park is a wonderful foretaste of days to come, on an easy clear path through grass meadows and beech woodland, passing clear mountain lakes framed by the magnificent Torres del Paine mountain range. Continue to Lago Grey for a view of the shimmering blue icebergs as they break off the nearby Grey Glacier, and then on to a breathtaking location near the base of the granite towers, for 3 nights.

We include an extraordinary walk to the Paine towers viewpoint, the spectacular granite pillars that rise over 2,000m above the Patagonian steppe, or walk the Paso Los Cuernos path along Lago Nordenskjold, with possible views of Mt Almirante Nieto.

On our final day we enjoy a couple of short walks today which give wonderful views of the national park. One of the walks will be overlooking Lago Pehoe, and will include the viewpoint 'Mirador Cuernos' for incredible views of the Horn of Paine and up the Valle de Frances to the Italian camp and the glacier.

Days 10-11: To El Calafate, Argentina and the Moreno Glacier

Merino Glacier meeting the seaEarly departure towards the border with Argentina and continue across the wild Patagonian expanses. A lunch of delicious local food will be taken at a traditional Argentinian estancia. Continue to the small town of El Calafate for 2 nights.

Take a full day tour to the extraordinary views of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s only advancing glaciers, where the deep blue colours of the huge ice wall combine with the sounds of creaking and crashing. There is the chance to take an optional boat trip on the lake in front of the glacier.

Days 12-14: To El Chalten

Walkers beneath Mount FitzroyJourney across the wilderness following the lakes Argentino and Viedma to the remote mountain town of El Chalten. Arrive in time for an afternoon walk to the Cerro Torre viewpoint and stay at the Hosteria Senderos for 3 nights.

The next day is an incredible full day walk to Laguna de Los Tres, close to Mount Fitzroy, with views of the jagged peaks of the Fitzroy range and the Andean wilderness.

We also travel further into the mountains on dirt roads to the breathtaking panoramas of the Laguna del Desierto, surrounded by lush native forest and complete with orchids. The lake is deep into the mountains among pristine natural surroundings where few people tread.

Day 15-16: Buenos Aires 

Busy streets in Buenos AiresTransfer across the steppe to El Calafate and fly to Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel for 2 nights.

There's a day at leisure, followed by a classic Buenos Aires experience this evening with a tango show and dinner.

Day 17-18: Return Flight

Morning at leisure before an afternoon flight to London. 


General Information

For both Chile and Argentina, a full passport is required for the duration of the stay.

No visa is required for British citizens with full right of residence in the UK. Those who do not have British passports with full right of residence in the UK should check requirements with a Chilean and Argentinian embassy or consulate.

Citizens of Australia may be required to pay a processing fee on arrival at Santiago airport; please check at the time of travel.

Australian and Canadian citizens must pay a reciprocity fee online prior to their arrival in Argentina (other countries should contact their embassy for advice). This used to also apply to American citizens but recently changed; please ensure you check in advance in case the situation changes. Please see for further information. 

Payment should be made no more than three months prior to the expected arrival date. A printed receipt will have to be submitted to Immigration authorities on arrival. Failure to pay this fee in advance may result in refusal of entry in Argentina.

Health advice
Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health:

Vaccines: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Tetanus vaccinations are recommended. Rabies is sometimes recommended too.

Chile has great climatic diversity due to its length and position, crossing a tremendous range of latitudes. In Santiago, a Mediterranean type climate prevails: summers are generally dry, with maximum temperatures of 28°C; evenings are cooler. In Punta Arenas, the average summer temperature drops to 11°C. Rainfall here is lower, but wind chill and general dampness often make the area feel cooler. Weather here is unpredictable, particularly in the Torres del Paine National Park. Sectors within the park have their own microclimates, dependent upon geographical location and nearness to mountains and glaciers.

Argentina experiences a similar diversity in climate with Buenos Aires enjoying warm summers and the south having much cooler and more unpredictable weather, but certainly with a share of warm sunny days.

The unit of currency in Chile is the Peso and in Argentina, the Argentinian Peso. Neither is easy to obtain outside of their respective countries, so it is advisable to take US$ which is the preferred foreign currency.

Dollars in cash are easy to exchange and can often be used in everyday transactions – particularly in Argentina, less so in Chile. There are also cash-point machines at airports and town centres which can be used to withdraw cash. Major credit cards are accepted in most places. You should ensure that you have access to emergency funds, probably by means of a credit card. Traveller’s cheques are not advised. 

Tips are included on this holiday.

For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab 


Kate Lloyd

Kate has been leading for HF Holidays since 2001. Following a visit to Chile and Argentina in 2014, Kate developed a keen interest in the history and culture of the area, and a fascination with Patagonia. This led her to spend several months in the beautiful and remote Aysen region of Chile, volunteering in the English department of a secondary school while living with a local family. She used the opportunity to travel widely, and she is keen to share her experience, enthusiasm and knowledge with HF guests.

Kate is leading both our October 2019 holidays.

Peter Buck

Peter has been leading with HF Holidays since 2005 and has led trips in the UK, Europe and Worldwide (Cuba, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the USA). He has completed three visits to South America with travels in Argentina, Ecuador and Paraguay. These have included a mixture of trekking, searching for elusive wildlife (success on the Galapagos but failure with jaguars) and leading a school expedition working in the community on the edge of the Amazon rain forest.

Previously he had a career in the chemical industry and he is now a board member of an environmental charity (The Falkirk Environment Trust) and a membership assessor for candidates aspiring to become chartered environmentalists. In conjunction with his love of travel, he has an abiding interest in all aspects of the natural world, in any spare time he is doggedly pursuing an attempt to complete a round of climbing all the ‘Grahams’ of Scotland.

Peter is leading our November 2019 holiday.


Read more reviews from feefo

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
22 Nov 2019 PGWHW - Patagonia - Without Flights 15 £5,899.00 £5,898.00 Holiday Guaranteed to run - book now - few places left Book Now
20 Feb 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 20 Feb 2020, 10:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Feb 2020, 9:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 7 Mar 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Mar 2020, 6:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
16 £7,199.00 £6,999.00 TOP OFFER - SAVE £200 PER PERSON Book Now
21 Feb 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia - Without Flights 15 £6,399.00 £6,199.00 TOP OFFER - SAVE £200 PER PERSON Book Now
22 Oct 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 22 Oct 2020, 10:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Oct 2020, 9:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 7 Nov 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Nov 2020, 6:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
16 £7,199.00 £7,199.00 Book Now
23 Oct 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia - Without Flights 15 £6,399.00 £6,399.00 Book Now
19 Nov 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 19 Nov 2020, 10:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 20 Nov 2020, 9:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 5 Dec 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Dec 2020, 6:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
16 £7,199.00 £7,199.00 Book Now
20 Nov 2020 PGWHW - Patagonia - Without Flights 15 £6,399.00 £6,399.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Important information

  • Single room: £999 (2019), £1,099 (2020)
  • Non-member associate fee of £10 per person applies

Sign up for our newsletter

Our newsletters are a great way to receive special offers, inspiring articles, stories and news from HF Holidays.

To subscribe, please enter your email address below and click 'submit'.

We won't pass your details on to any third party unless we have your express permission, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.