5 Patagonia Itineraries For One And Two Weeks of Travel

There are a lot more off-the-beaten-trail adventures to be had in Chilean Patagonia and it’s home to some of the region’s best hiking trails. 

Use the afternoon in Puerto Natales to buy food and organise your hiking gear.

Day One: Santiago to Puerto Natales

Expect to see huge, sparkling glaciers and the rearing silhouettes of the granite needles that give the park its name.

Days Two-Six: Hike the W in Torres del Paine National Park

Don’t miss the deliciously thick traditional hot chocolates at La Chocolatta (Calle Gobernador Carlos Bories 852).

Day Seven: Punta Arenas to Santiago

There’s not much to do in town, so in the afternoon, rent a bike and cycle to Punta Walichu, a cave network that’s home to 7,000-year-old cave paintings.

Day One: Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Take a walk at dawn to Reserva Laguna Nimez, where flocks of flamingos, black-necked swans, and over 70 bird species nest and are most active in the morning.

Day Two: Glacier Perito Moreno

The shorter trail to Mirador Los Cóndores and Mirador Águila is also worthwhile, with dazzling views of El Chaltén and the national park beyond.

Days Three-Six: El Chaltén

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