A Patagonian Adventure
We have all read, watched or heard something about the wondrous of Patagonia and yet it remains an elusive destination for many. The distance and vastness make it nearly overwhelming. As such, I have compiled an itinerary based on my own recent adventures on both the Chilean and Argentinian sides of the region. Take in the breathtaking views, meet the friendly locals and savor the local cuisine.
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Where to stay
Llao Llao Hotel (Llao Llao Hotel & Resort)
Bariloche, Patagonia resort with incredible nature views as well as an indoor/outdoor pool, 18 holes of golf, spa and activities for adults and children.
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río serrano hotel + spa
It’s all about the views and wild beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park at this all-inclusive lodge.
Awasi Patagonia - Relais & Chateaux
Fourteen villas with private guides and drivers on the edge of Torres del Paine.
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Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
You will most likely have landed following a long overnight flight. Check in to your hotel, freshen up and walk around the center. Pass the obelisco and the casa rosada on you way to San Telmo market. Stop for lunch by the water in Puerto Madero.
Day 2: Stroll through Recoleta and Palermo
Day 3: Depart for Bariloche
Enjoy the stupefying landscape from the airport in Bariloche to the historic Llao Llao hotel (reminiscent of Stephen King's Overlook). Enjoy a traditional Argentine asado for dinner on the premises.
Day 4-5: Llao Llao Village
Make full use of the amenities at the Llao Llao before proceeding on your journey further south into the Patagonian wilderness. Enjoy the pool, kayaking on the lakes, tennis or even some marvelous hikes.
Day 6: Cruce Andino (from Argentina to Chile)
Cross the Andes in the footsteps of El Che Guevara by taking the Andean Crossing via various cruises. You will reach Puerto Varas, Chile in the evening after a full day transfer interspersed with lakes, glaciers, great company and funny border crossings.
Day 7: Puerto Varas, Chile
This is your last stop of civilization before journeying into the full-on Patagonian wilderness. Take your time to explore the local artisanal markets, eat some fresh seafood and enjoy a sunset on Lake Llanquihue.
Day 8-11: Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
Fly from Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt into Puerto Natales — welcome to the end of the Earth! Transfer to your luxurious accommodation within the park, surrounded by unspoiled nature. Stunning, day-long hikes, horseback riding, refined cuisine and disconnect from the real world await you!
Days 11-14: El Calafate, Argentina
Transfer via land back into Argentina and stay in El Calafate from which you can visit the legendary Perito Moreno glacier, El Chalten and choose from countless other outdoor adventures.
Day 14: Buenos Aires
Take a final breath of Buenos Aires before heading home and visit the La Boca neighborhood.
You can read some of my pieces about my own journeys to Patagonia here on my Medium.
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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Argentine Patagonia.