• Magnificent open landscapes
  • Cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Stay on a remote, family-owned estancia
  • Visit Los Glacieres National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike the Mount Fitz Roy Trail

Explore the magnificent, sweeping vistas of Argentinian Patagonia with our Walk in this incredible paradise for hikers. This trip has many exciting highlights. We cruise by boat to the foot of Perito Moreno Glacier, where chunks of ice regularly "calve" from the main ice sheet and thunder into the water. We visit an original pioneer ranch where we see a demonstration of sheep shearing, and there is the opportunity to take a horseback ride over the estancia to see a rich array of wildlife from flamingos to guanacos. Three nights are spent at a remote but comfortable hotel in the Anita Valley, here we can walk directly from the hotel out into the wilderness. Wayfarers who love unspoiled frontiers will exult in the unmatched majesty and silence of the surroundings.

Thursday Overnight: Los Ponchos Apart Boutique

Meet at El Calafate Airport, then transfer to our hotel. This evening, an Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.

Friday Overnight: Hotel Don Los Cerros

We head out of town on famous Ruta 40 bound for El Chaltén. En route we stop at the hiding place of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Once at El Chaltén, we'll walk in the wild beauty of the borderlands between Argentina and Chile in Los Glaciares National Park.

Saturday Overnight: Hotel Don Los Cerros

Today's walk follows the river on the Fitz Roy Trail and climbs with ever-wider views of Mount Fitz Roy and its glacier - a thrilling day's hike.

Sunday Overnight: Hosteria Helsingfors

We'll leave early for Lake Viedma and a very special stay at Hosteria Helsingfors. On arrival, we'll be welcomed with a traditional asado (barbecue) followed by a gentle afternoon of walking, taking in the peace and beauty of our surroundings.

Monday Overnight: Hosteria Helsingfors

Set out on a full day's hike to the Blue Lagoon, following the gradual ascent of the River Alfredo valley. After a steady uphill climb, we reach the lagoon and the unforgettable view of deep bright blue water, set against a backdrop of dark, stone mountains and the brilliant white glacier.

Tuesday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Slowly making our way back towards El Calafate, we settle into our stunning hotel in La Anita Valley, the Eolo Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel. Its unique location, with 360-degree views of the surrounding land, makes it a perennial Wayfarer favorite! The 10,000 acres property is a paradise for hiking and bird watching.

Wednesday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Nothing can prepare you for the magnificence of today's destination: the Perito Moreno Glacier! First, we walk the length of the pasarelas (catwalks). Then we board a boat that takes us up close to the gigantic wall of blue ice.

Thursday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Our last walk explores the majestic Anita Valley, hiking along the river to the heights of Mount Frias. This day holds unforgettable views and the chance to see local wildlife from flamingos in the valley to guanacos and hares in the hills. Farewell Dinner in the hotel.


We say farewell and transfer to El Calafate airport.
"I feel lucky to have had such an enthusiastic and accommodating guide through Patagonia. Her sudden outbursts of song, nightly history lessons and all-round good humor were appreciated by all." SM
Terrain: Well marked trails and paths, some hills with steep inclines/declines. Paths can be rocky. Up to 12 miles walking per day


8 nights from
US $6,895.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement US $1,545.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is US $6,265.00


From Feb 4 to Feb 12 (more dates)
Request booking
Arrival: El Calafate
Departure: El Calafate
Patagonia February 2021 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

Los Ponchos Boutique Hotel

Los Ponchos Boutique Hotel

Los Ponchos Apart Boutique offers luxury accommodation overlooking Lake Argentino featuring a unique collection of South American art. The hotel is just over three kilometres from the town centre and enjoys a quiet, tranquil atmosphere. Bicycles are available for guests' use, free of charge for easy trips into town. Los Ponchos Apart Boutique's friendly staff can also order taxis for quick, easy and economic trips into El Calafate. Each apartment at Los Ponchos Apart Boutique comes with a fully equipped kitchen area, and breakfast can be enjoyed in the apartments or in the cozy dining area. The spacious and light-filled apartments feature individually controllable central heating, DVD players, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, along with a large en-suite bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer.
Los Cerros Boutique Hotel By DON

Los Cerros Boutique Hotel By DON

Los Cerros is a delightful chalet-style hotel in the Los Glaciares National Park, which affords a fabulous panoramic vista of the Fitz Roy mountain range and the Rio de las Vueltas. The 44 large guest rooms combine natural, rustic materials in contemporary colors, with huge windows to take in the view. Each features TV, WiFi, shower and bathtub, hairdryer, heating, telephone, minibar and safe. The hotel has a small spa. The restaurant offers gourmet cuisine, showcasing many regional flavors, including specialties such as Patagonian lamb and hare stew, accompanied by fine Argentine wines.

Hosteria Helsingfors

Hosteria Helsingfors

Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Los Glaciares National Park, with a panoramic view of the lake and peaks, The Lodge is on an estancia originally settled by a Finnish adventurer who named it after Helsinki. With just nine individually decorated deluxe rooms, it is now an intimate and superbly appointed hotel within a majestic natural landscape. Each heated bedroom has a private bathroom with either a whirlpool bath or hydrotherapy shower, and bathrobes are provided. Renowned for a unique dining experience and its sophisticated gourmet cuisine, Helsingfors offers the best of regional specialties like Patagonian lamb or local trout.

Eolo Lodge

Eolo Lodge

Thirty minutes away from El Calafate, on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier, Eolo is strategically located in La Anita Valley, on the eastern side of Mount Fras. It stretches over a 3,000 hectare property. From Eolo's ample and comfortable facilities, which evoke ancient Patagonian "estancias", one can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. The place is unique. All the rooms in this Relais and Chateaux property are postioned with exceptional views. Facilities include the main living room, overlooking La Anita Valley, bar and restaurant overlooking Lago Argentino, library overlooking Torres del Paine, TV room (purposely the only TV in the hotel) overlooking Lago Argentino, indoor spa area and sauna. Rooms are large and have every conceivable comfort including WiFi and hairdryers. The restaurant serves superb cuisine and its barbeque nights are particularly special!

Start planning your trip

What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants