PATAGONIA

Nature is vast and mind-boggling in Patagonia. Ideal for adventurous, active families, this striking destination provides an engaging education about ancient natural history, extreme beauty and cultural insight to the hardy inhabitants of this gorgeous but challenging landscape. Learn about glaciers and the life of gauchos, and reconnect with each other in a land far away from the distractions of home.

 

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Patagonia special.

Age Related Activities

Children Under 12

Take part in a gaucho cultural exchange, participating in rural tasks on a working Patagonian sheep farm and gaining first-hand insights into the traditional ways of life on a working estancia.

 

— Board a kid-friendly cruiser for a boat tour of the Viedma Glacier

— Petrified Forest Tour La Leona

Teen Itineraries

Visit Glaciarium Ice Museum, an extraordinary glacial interpretation center that introduces you to the wonders of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

 

Optional:

• Salmon Fishing

• Goucho Experience

• Full-Day Kayaking Upsala Glacier

• Mini-Ice or Big-Ice Trekking

Adult Itineraries

Discover the spirit of the glaciers on a full-day “Gourmet Glaciers” Luxury Cruise across Lago Argentino featuring visits to the remote Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers.

 

Optional:

• Salmon Fishing

• Goucho Experience

• Full-Day Kayaking Upsala Glacier

• Mini-Ice or Big-Ice Trekking

Key Itinerary Content

Travelers will complete a trip planning questionnaire that will allow Global CommUnity, working with their travel advisor, to fully customize their trip according to their family interests.

 

7-Day Itinerary

El Calafate

Perito Moreno

—  Torres del Paine

— Visit Bosque Petrificado La Leona, a prehistoric forest containing petrified tree trunks and fragments of dinosaur bones from the Jurassic era

— Privately guided hiking excursion to Laguna Capri savoring magnificent views of Mount FitzRoy, Cerro Torre, and Poinceno

— Historical Interpretation Center where you will gain insight into thousands of years of Patagonian history dating back to prehistoric times

— Visit the famous fort where legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once resided during their exile in South America

— Gourmet Glaciers” Luxury Cruise across Lago Argentino featuring visits to the remote Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers

— Two Full days of private guided hiking in Torres del Paine

— Hike to Mirador de los Condores, where you will likely encounter the Andean condor, the world’s largest flying birds

 

— Optional Chinook salmon fishing with an expert fly-fishing guide on Rio de las Vueltas beneath the magnificent Fitz Roy Range (February & March only during the seasonal salmon run)

— Optional Guided “Minitrekking” or “Big Ice” ice-trekking excursion across the glacier (maximum age of 50 for Big Ice and 65 for minitrekking

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, other meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 4 passengers, double occupancy

Four Star pricing begins at $5,747 per adult,  $2934 per child 9-11

Five Star pricing begins at  $6784 per adult,  $4931 per child 9-11

 

 

3-DAY Extensions

Buenos Aires Pre-Trip / Post-Trip

Stay at an historic Argentine boutique hotel in the heart of the Palermo Soho District and enjoy an evening dinner and wine at Esquina Carlos Gardel, one of the finest tango shows Buenos Aires. After breakfast, head to Estancia Puesto Viejo, a strategically located private polo club and estate located to the west of the airport in the pampas Morning of horseback riding with resident gauchos, with optional private polo lessons Traditional Argentine feast on the back verandah for lunch.

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, all meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 2 passengers, double occupancy

Prices starting at $911 per person

 

 

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a free day to explore the multi-colored waterfall on the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls, located on the Iguazú river.

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, all meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 2 passengers, double occupancy

Prices starting at $1103 per person

 

 

Mendoza & the Uco Valley with Al Pasion

On this extension you will visit some of the most exclusive wineries in the region. On your free day in Mendoza, recommend biking through the vineyards, horseback riding in the Uco Valley, take a day-trip to Puente de Inca, a natural stone bridge with hot springs, or the Cerra Arenales Trek

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, all meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 2 passengers, double occupancy

Prices starting at $1953 per person

 

 

The Lake District

On this extension experience Argentina’s Lake District – the northwestern wedge of Argentine Patagonia – is a land of picture-perfect glacial lakes surrounded by luxuriant forests, jagged peaks and extinct volcanoes.

 

Transfers, private guided tours and breakfast daily, all meals as mentioned

Pricing is based on 2 passengers, double occupancy

Prices starting at $911 per person

 

Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. Paine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche (Aonikenk) language. Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile). In 2003, it measured approximately 242,242 hectares. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, of which 60% are foreign tourists, who come from all over the world. The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). Together, the protected forested areas comprise about 51% of the land of the region (6,728,744 hectares).By coming to Torres del Paine National Park and traveling with sustainable practices, taking pictures and leaving footprints, you will add to protection of this beautiful part of our world. Please let us or your in-county host know if you would like to make a financial contribution to maintaining this wild land for all to enjoy.

CommUnity Impact

Torres del Paine

Preparing for Travel

— Children under 12 receive a new friend, Cataline, who comes with a storybook  telling what his life is like in Patagonia (Chile)

— The whole family will receive recipes, books and movies preparing them for their trip

— Children of all ages are welcome on our itineraries to Patagonia

— October 15th – May 15th during Chile's summer, spring and fall are the best times to travel.

— A visa is not required for this destination for a stay of up to 90 days.