“Enjoy the freedom of independent hiking in the realm of Mount Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine without the hassle of booking accommodation and transport.”
Los Glaciares National Park | El Calafate | El Chalten | choice of hikes on Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy or Pliegue Tumbado | drive across the border to Chile | Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine | catamaran across Lake Pehoe | French Valley | Ascencio Valley | Trek to base of Towers of Paine | Laguna Amarga |
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
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Tailor made. Self guided.
Moderate. Choice of hikes, public transport and shared dorms.
Hotels with choice of rooms and facilities. Refuges have dorms for 2 - 8 people with shared facilities plus restaurant and lounge/bar.
Accommodation, transfers and sleeping bags in refuges.
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
Responsible tourism: Patagonia tailor made tour, self guided
On our Patagonia self-guided trekking vacation we include two stunning national parks: Torres del Paine in Chile ( a park since 1959) and Los Glaciares in Argentina (a park since 1937). Both have World Heritage status also. Visitors to the parks help contribute to their preservation and conservation though ENTRY FEES.
We use small locally owned hotels. We use public transport throughout Argentina and on long transfers between countries to cut down on carbon emissions.
In our UK office we do not print unless necessary. We use web and email to reduce the use of paper. We use low energy light bulbs and recycle as many materials as we can. We try not to use plastic bottles on our tours but encourage use of refillable containers.
We encourage our customers to donate to Rainforest Concern to offset the carbon emissions for this trip. All our guides operate a leave no trace policy throughout all parts of the trip. Water is sourced from local streams, fed by glacial melt, meaning there is no need to use plastic water bottles that would otherwise be imported and put into landfill.
On our Patagonia self-guided vacation we use locally owned and run hotels. On this self -guided tour we encourage our customers to get out and about and eat in local restaurants and talk to local people. Traveling in couples and small groups makes this easier than larger tour groups.
When out on tour we encourage learning about the country we are traveling in, the local culture of the teams we work with and the areas we pass through. Local guides are used on parts of this tour to help this sharing of knowledge.
We work together with our local partners to try keep abreast of local issues and to keep ourselves informed and therefore be ready to support any campaigns that arise. We have worked with our partners in Chalten to help to keep trails and campsites cleaner and better maintained.
We support the UK registered charity Amantani. As this charity is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targetted help which is educational & sustainabale. HuchuyYachaq is the other main Peruvian charity we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A % of all our income goes to support those two projects.