We often get asked, "How to best combine Antarctica and Patagonia, given the limited time?" We recommend the following:
Our best-selling, Antarctica expedition is our 11-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition. To accompany this itinerary, we recommend adding on 5 or 6 days in Patagonia as well.
Patagonia is one region shared between Chile and Argentina. The most famous areas of Patagonia are Torres del Paine national park in Chile, El Calafate + El Chalten (Fitz Roy area, Perito Moreno Glacier, and Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina and finally, Ushuaia + Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. (Read more HERE about choosing between these three areas.)
Most Antarctica expeditions depart out of Ushuaia, Argentina. The best way to arrive in Ushuaia is via plane. There are direct flights from Buenos Aires or El Calafate. There are no flights from Chilean Patagonia to Argentine Patagonia. So, for example, if you were in Torres del Paine, Chile and wanted to get to Ushuaia, you would need to take a transfer from Torres del Paine to El Calafate, an approx 5-hour drive. Then spend the night in El Calafate to ultimately catch your flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia the next day. That said, with your time frame, I already am thinking that focusing on Argentine Patagonia this trip will be best for you (you can save Chile for another adventure - there is so much to do there!
Take a peek at the following itinerary options we have based out of El Calafate, El Chalten and Ushuaia (below). Depending on our guests' interests, we can customize any of these itineraries (or create a special one ) that encompass their adventure needs.
Take a peek at our blog to see some of our new exciting options for Argentine Patagonia that we can also put together for the coming season:
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Your friendly South America expert,