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Grand Tour of Patagonia

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Snow covered mountains and lake in Patagonia.

Grand Tour of Patagonia

Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at, which we recommend consulting. 


Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at


1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.


The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.


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Snow covered mountains and lake in Patagonia.

Grand Tour of Patagonia

Condições Particulares


If the client withdraws from the trip between 59 and 30 days of the departure date, they will have to pay 40% of the value of the land program.
If the client withdraws from the trip between 29 and 15 days from the departure date, they will have to pay 60% of the price of the program on land.
If the client withdraws less than 15 days before the departure date, they will have to pay 100% of the land program.

Travelers over 70 years old, under consultation for evaluation of the situation.

As of the 2022/2023 season, Torres del Paine National Park tickets are purchased online and in advance by the local agency. As this cost is not included in the price of the trip, travelers must pay 60 USD or 60 EUR to the tour leader of the local agency on the day of arrival in Calafate. The bills must be in good condition and have a recent date, the US dollar bills must have the blue ribbon. All other park entrances are payable locally and in cash by the traveler.

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 17 dias
  • Inscrições 5 - 14 people
  • Idade 14 - 70
  • Tipo de viagem Nature, Trekking
  • Destinos Argentina, Chile
  • Alojamento Guesthouse, Hotel, Tenda

The wild landscapes of Patagonia await you. An epic journey that takes you through Argentina and Chile, where the stunning nature never ceases to amaze.

Patagonia is the land of fjords, glaciers cascading into the sea, and splendid fauna and flora. It undoubtedly boasts one of the most fantastic wildlife reserves on the planet. Our adventure begins in Calafate and heads south towards the southern lands of Ushuaia.

During the journey, we will visit the granite “needles” of Fitz Roy (3,200 m), the Torres del Paine, and Cerro Torre, which are the most emblematic mountains of Patagonia and coveted trophies among photography lovers worldwide.

We will visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the glaciers showing the most significant signs of erosion worldwide. We will spend several days trekking in Torres del Paine National Park, where we will encounter the finest examples of Patagonian wildlife: guanacos, condors, pumas, and foxes. After crossing the Strait of Magellan, we will reach the mythical Tierra del Fuego, where the continent ends, and we can explore the Lapataia Bay area, Cordón del Toro, and take a maritime excursion to the Beagle Channel.

On this trip to Argentina and Chile, we will also have the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan and refined Buenos Aires. This journey allows us to discover the most emblematic places in Patagonia actively and away from the traditional tourist routes.

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Los Glaciares and Chalten National Park;
  • Perito Moreno Glacier;
  • Torres del Paine National Park;
  • Tierra del Fuego;
  • Strait of Magellan.


  • Accompanied by a bilingual guide (Spanish/English);
  • Service of accredited mountain guides during the hikes;
  • 9 nights in a hostel (dormitory) and 5 nights in a tent, double occupancy;
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts; 8 lunch-boxes and 6 dinners;
  • Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier;
  • Boat for the crossing of the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel;
  • Two boat crossings on Lake Pehoe;
  • Collective use materials for camping (mats, sleeping bag, tent);
  • All land transport (during the itinerary we will combine private and semi-private transport);
  • Travel insurance and aid.


  • International and domestic flights;
  • Air and airport fees;
  • Entrance fees to National Parks (approx. 113 USD - value subject to change);
  • Transfers between airports in Buenos Aires;
  • Drinks (meals do not include alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks);
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Actividades Opcionais

«Live Buenos Aires» 42 EUR;
Bike Tour (3-4 hours approx.) 40 EUR;
Tango Dinner & Show La Ventana 82 EUR;
Tango Dinner & Show Querandi 82 EUR;
Transfer Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) / Hotel & vice-versa 40 EUR/ person/ journey;
Transfer Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport (AEP) / Hotel & vice-versa 25 EUR/ person /journey.
Values subject to change.


Dia 1 Flight Origin city - Calafate (with layover in Buenos Aires)

Flight from origin city to Calafate with layovers and overnight on board.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 Arrival in Calafate

Arrival in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and if it is necessary, transfer at the traveler's expense (taxi or bus) to the Aeropark or Airport Ministro Pistarini (it takes 30 minutes without traffic) to catch the domestic flight to Calafate.

Arrival, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel, check-in from 2PM (time subject to confirmation). Free time until the group dinner.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 El Calafate - El Chaltén. Trekking Fitz Roy

After breakfast, we will take an express bus to El Chaltén. It's 137 miles of incredibly beautiful landscapes. Along the way, we will make a stop to grab a bite to eat and have a hot coffee.

El Chaltén is a small and picturesque town, considered the trekking capital of Argentina. It is located at the base of the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs. Upon arrival, we will begin our trek for today, carrying only the essentials for 2 nights and 3 days with overnight stays at campsites within the national park. The remaining luggage and equipment that we won't need will be stored at the agency's office until our return to El Chaltén.

We will hike along the "Fitz Roy Trail" until we reach the "Rio de las Vueltas" valley, which offers us a breathtaking landscape.

After about 2 hours of walking, we will start catching glimpses of the Fitz Roy massif. Following accessible trails, we will have approximately 3 more hours until we reach the campsite. It's a location with incredible views of Fitz Roy and the surrounding landscape.

The campsite is set up in designated areas at the beginning of the season, so when we arrive, we will already have comfortable igloo-shaped tents set up, including inflatable mats and sleeping bags. The campsite also includes a spacious dining tent with chairs and tables, as well as a kitchen tent and sanitary facilities.

Today's trek: Distance - 3,7 miles/ Duration - 4 hours.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Trekking Fitz Roy - Laguna de Los Tres

Early in the morning, before breakfast, we can witness the sunrise and see the morning light painting the massive granite walls of Fitz Roy (3405m) in shades of pink. It's safe to say that this experience alone is worth the entire trip! But of course, many more days of exploring Patagonia's nature are yet to come.

After breakfast, carrying only our personal gear like raincoats, gloves, water bottles, and lunch boxes, we start the hike, following the Fitz Roy Trail until we reach Rio Branco, the base camp for climbers who ascend the vertical walls on the eastern side of Fitz Roy. From this point, we will ascend a trail that leads us to one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the national park, called Laguna de los Tres. It is framed in an idyllic setting at the base of the massif, with its waters painted in an intoxicating blue and glacial whites.

Fitz Roy, towering at 3405 meters above sea level, with its walls rising up to 1500 meters from the glacier base, offers us a magical scenery. It's no wonder that Fitz Roy is considered the "King of Patagonia" and one of the three most beautiful mountains on Earth, along with Alpamayo (Peru) and K2 (Pakistan).

We will return to the campsite by late afternoon.

Today's trek: Distance - 4.3-5 miles/ Duration - 5-6 hours (with the possibility of extending by 2.5-3.1 miles/ 2 hours).

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 5 Trekking Cerro Torre. El Chaltén

Today, we will head to the southern region of the park to hike a trail along the valley where the "Madre y Hija" lagoons are located. We will traverse the Fitz Roy River valley until we connect with the Cerro Torre trail. From there, we will continue through beech forests, swamps, and shrubs until we reach "Laguna Torre," nestled among moraines and the "Glaciar Grande." We might even have the chance to see some floating icebergs in this beautiful lagoon, which is accompanied by the elegant Cerro Torre, reaching an impressive height of 3128 meters and offering us spectacular views.

In the afternoon, we will hike back to El Chaltén through the Cerro Torre trail.

Accommodation will be in dormitories with 4 to 8 beds, and dinner is not included, allowing for flexibility in dining arrangements. There is also the possibility of upgrading to a double or single room.

Today's trek: Distance - 9,3 miles/ Duration - 6-7 hours approximately.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 6 Trekking Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

This mountain, called "Loma del Pliegue Tumbado," stands at a height of 1500 meters and is located south of the Cerro Torre Valley. It offers us fabulous views of the surrounding mountain range and glaciers, as well as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and the glacier that separates them.

There is also the well-deserved bonus of the views from a place called "Paso del Viento."

Depending on the group's ability, we may attempt the ascent of this mountain on foot, which is long but gradual.

We will return to El Chalten by late afternoon.

Accommodation will be in dormitories with 4 to 8 beds, and free dinner. There is also the possibility of upgrading to a double or single room.

Today's trek: Distance - 13 miles/ Duration - 7-8 hours approximately.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 7 El Chaltén - El Calafate

Today is a free day to explore El Chaltén or embark on another hike in the region. Optionally, we can also engage in a half-day kayaking activity on the Rio de La Vueltas or Rio de Santa Cruz.

In the afternoon, we will return to Calafate.

Today, we have the option to take an optional hike to "Lago del Desierto" or hike to "Piedra del Fraile." The choice will depend on the weather conditions and the group's pace.

Upon arrival, we will spend the night at a hostel in dormitories with 4 to 8 beds.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 8 El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

This day is dedicated to visiting one of the natural wonders of the world: the Perito Moreno glacier. This glacier slides down from the Patagonian Andes and is home to an ice sheet covering about 22,000 square meters!

It is the third largest glacier on the planet, after the ice area of ​​Antarctica (14 million km2) and Greenland (1 million km2). Due to its exceptional location conditions, it is the only one that presents us with the grandiose spectacle of its ice breakup and melting process. The road takes us to «the mouth of the glacier», a short trail will take us almost to its «insides»... A unique and unforgettable experience to be so close to unimaginable natural forces.

The sound of large chunks of ice the size of buildings over 20 floors or of boats the size of cruise liners that often crash into turquoise waters is terrifying.

Return trip of approximately 1h30 (48 miles), free time.

Note: If you want to do a mini trekking at Perito Moreno glacier, let us know in advance to find out the cost and make an appointment, as this day's visit is the classic excursion to walk on the local walkways.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)

Today we will wake up early, but it will be worth it as we are going to visit one of the wonders of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, located in Chile. Around 6 AM, we will depart in a vehicle towards the national park. Along the way, the landscape is stunning as we will travel through the legendary "Route 40," characterized by the Patagonian steppe.

A notable section on the route is the "Sierra de Los Baguales," an impressive massif between Calafate and Paine.

We will cross the border into Chile at Cancha Carrera/Cerro Castillo. Once in Chilean territory, we will continue the final stretch to Torres del Paine National Park, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As we approach the park, we will start to catch glimpses of some of the most iconic mountains, such as Paine Grande, Horns, Admiral Nieto, and the Towers.

Upon entering the park, we will embark on a short 0,6-1,2 miles hike to acquaint ourselves with the landscape and weather conditions, especially the strong winds that are common in this region. The park is rich in fauna and flora, and it is common to observe guanacos, rheas, condors, and various species of birds of prey. One of the highlights of this magnificent place is its incredibly diverse flora, with a wide range of flower species.

Returning to the vehicle, we will arrive at the campsite located at the base of the Paine Massif. We will spend the night in tents. The campsite is set up in designated areas at the beginning of the season, so when we arrive, we will already have comfortable igloo-shaped tents set up, including inflatable mats and sleeping bags. The campsite also includes a spacious dining tent with chairs and tables, as well as a kitchen tent and sanitary facilities.

Today's trek: Duration - 2 hours (the duration of the hike depends on the duration of the transport from Calafate to Paine).

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 10 Torres del Paine National Park. Trek Ascensio River Valley - Torres Del Paine

We begin our hike early today.

Crossing the bridge over the Ascensio River, we follow the trail towards the legendary Torres del Paine. We warm up with the first uphill climb to enter the valley itself, a V-shaped valley with alpine characteristics that leads us into the heart of the Paine massif.

We will pass by the Chileno Refuge, a cozy and comfortable mountain accommodation. Continuing along the trail, we gradually ascend through a beech forest, eventually reaching a glacial moraine area that will take us to the viewpoint of Torres del Paine. From there, we will be rewarded with a breathtaking landscape featuring the three Towers as a backdrop, with a lake at their base. The Towers stand at about a thousand meters in height from the glacier base and are truly impressive.

After experiencing one of the most beautiful treks on the planet, we will return to the campsite. We will spend the night in tents.

Today's trek: Distance - 13,7 miles / Duration - approximately 7-8 hours.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 11 Lake Pehoe Crossing - French Valley Trek

Early in the morning, we will take a car ride of about 1 hour to the Pudeto port to board a catamaran that will cross Lake Pehoe. Once we reach the other side of the lake, we will leave some equipment at the campsite and continue with our daypacks towards the French Valley via the "French Valley Trail."

The trail ascends the southern slope of Paine Grande, passing by Lake Skottberg, until we reach a suspension bridge over the French Valley. In this spectacular location, we find ourselves at the base of the southeast face of Paine Grande (2700m) and the Horns, characterized by black sedimentary rock.

We will continue trekking for about 1h until we reach the Italian camp, where we will enjoy magnificent views of the region.

After lunch, we will return to the base camp of Paine Grande. The tents are set up at the beginning of the season, so when you arrive at the campsite, the tent will be ready to use, it has an igloo structure and capacity for one or two people and includes a mat and sleeping bag. You will also enjoy a spacious mess tent with tables and chairs, and a kitchen tent. The campsite includes sanitary facilities.

Today's trek: Distance - 10,5 miles/ Duration - approximately 6-7 hours.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
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Dia 12 Trekking Grey Glacier. Puerto Natales

Another unforgettable day spent visiting the Grey Lake Valley.

The Grey Lake trail takes us through the Pehoe Valley until we reach the Grey Valley. This magnificent valley stretches for 60km from the base of the Patagonian ice cap until it ends at the Grey Lake, named after its glacial origin.

Today, we will have magnificent views of the glaciers descending from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, with the Grey Glacier being the highlight. It is approximately 186 miles long and 15 miles wide, continuously calving large blocks of ice that slide towards the Grey Lake.

The hike today will last about 2h and follows a trail that leads to an impressive viewpoint overlooking the entire lake. We will always have views of the Torres del Paine, especially the Paine Grande.

At the end of the hike, we will board a catamaran that crosses Lake Pehoe to continue to Puerto Natales, where we will spend the night.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box
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Dia 13 Puerto Natales

Today, we have a long but exciting journey ahead to explore some landscapes in southern Chile.

After breakfast, we set off on our route to "Primera Angostura," where we will cross the Strait of Magellan aboard a ferry. This passage was discovered in 1520 by Fernão de Magalhães' fleet as they crossed to reach the Pacific Ocean.

Upon arriving in Tierra del Fuego, named so due to the numerous fires located on the coast made by the indigenous people for cooking and keeping warm. These fires could be seen from the passing boats in ancient times.

We reenter Argentina through the so-called "Paso San Sebastián" and then continue to the southernmost city in the world, called Ushuaia.

Upon arrival in the city, we will go to our accommodation. We will spend the night in a hostel, in dormitories with 4 to 8 beds. There is a possibility of upgrading the accommodation to a double or single room.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 14 Puerto Natales - Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia

After breakfast, we have a free day to explore Ushuaia. There are optional activities available for those interested.

We will spend the night in a hostel, in dormitories with 4 to 8 beds. There is also an option to upgrade the accommodation to a double or single room.

If you do not want to make this connection and do not go to Ushuaia, contact Papa-Léguas as we can find alternatives, which are subject to price changes.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 15 Ushuaia. Boat trip on the Beagle Channel - Visit to a Penguin Colony.

After breakfast, we will walk from the accommodation to the tourist pier in Ushuaia for a full day of activities.

We will start the day with a boat trip through the Beagle Channel to the iconic lighthouse known as Les Eclaireurs, also known as the "Lighthouse at the End of the World." During the navigation, we will have the opportunity to see the «Isla de los Pájaros» or Bird Island and the «Isla de los Lobos» also called Sea Lion Island, known for their colonies of sea lions and diverse bird species.

Afterward, we will visit the Acatushun Museum of Natural History, which houses a fascinating collection about the natural world of Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. The museum is located in the Estancia Haberton area, a farm founded in the 19th century by an English missionary. On the grounds of the farm, we will have the opportunity to take a walk to a spot where we can observe penguins, particularly the Magellanic penguin.

It is important to bring a packed lunch from Ushuaia for this day. We will return to Ushuaia in the evening and spend the night in a hostel.

Alojamento: GuesthouseRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 16 Flight Ushuaia - city of origin

Breakfast and free morning until transfer to the airport for the return flight.

The city of Ushuaia has some interesting museums, and its center is quite curious, mainly due to its typical architecture. We recommend that you stop in Buenos Aires for 2 or 3 days to visit the city.

Note: Transportation between the domestic airport and the international airport in Buenos Aires is at the traveler's expense.

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Dia 17 Arrival in the city of origin

Arrival in Origin city and end of Papa-Léguas services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
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Is this trip for me?

This trip is for trekking and mountain lovers, who enjoy camping in nature surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet, this trip requires a spirit of adventure and a flexible mind. If you want to explore Patagonia in communion with nature, then this trip is for you.

Who will guide this trip?

On this trip you will be accompanied by local Argentine and Chilean guides, who have in-depth knowledge of the Patagonian trails and landscape.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

On this trip you will stay in two types of accommodation. In the cities, you will stay in hostels, in dormitories, and during the trekking days, you will stay in a 2-person tent. Many of the campsites have support infrastructures such as changing rooms and bathrooms and the organization provides the tents, sleeping bags and mats.

We will use various types of transport, public transport on the inter-city connections, or private vehicles on the connections to the national parks and trekking days. There are also several connections by boat.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes. They are included if they are within the itinerary dates. If you decide to go earlier or extend your trip, consult us.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

If you request a flight proposal, Papa-Léguas sends you one. After you receive it, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas, another agency or online.

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group in Calafate, at the lodge. After your registration you will receive more detailed information about the meeting times.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Can I drink tap water in the countries to visit?

Yes, in general, you can drink tap water in Argentina or Chile, but make sure before you drink it.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

For basic expenses, such as meals not included in the program or gratuities, we say that around 450 EUR will be enough. However there are a large number of optional activities that you might want to do, and for these you might want to keep your bank card close by because the cost can go up. Take US dollars to pay for the entrances in the national parks.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

It is not included for those departing from outside of Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or not. Contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification. For more information about the policy, see our travel insurance page

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. For further information, consult the websites of relevant agencies or contact Papa-Léguas.

How do I obtain local currency?

You can get local currency, Argentine or Chilean pesos, at exchange offices or ATM terminals. As a precaution take some US dollars as you may have some difficulty withdrawing money in Buenos Aires, since you will be in transit.


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