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Grasp the majesty of Patagonia luxury travel on this one-week itinerary, perfect for those with limited time to travel. With stays in luxury hotels in the midst of the wilderness, this Patagonia vacation brings you the best of the region, from wildlife to glaciers.
Begin in the dazzling Argentinian city of El Calafate, marvelling at the imposing glacial landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park and the bordering mountains. Soak up the cultural hub of the city before encountering the traditional warmth of a Patagonian estancia.
Next, journey towards the high-reaching peaks of Torres del Paine, a legendary Chile national park where Condors soar, and the French Valley slopes dramatically. Find the perfect balance between comfort and unbounded wilds on this one-week luxury Patagonia trip. Don’t dream Patagonia – see it.
You arrive at El Calafate Airport, embarking on a twenty-minute transfer with a friendly English-speaking guide. Your drive introduces you to the morning rhythms of this peaceful, rural city before you arrive for check-in at the gorgeous lakeside hotel called Xelena Hotel.
You begin your luxury Patagonia trip with a trip to the iconic landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park, where the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier forms a sprawling, icy-blue blanket. Join your expert, local guide on a journey through the park’s other-worldly landscapes, spotlighting glittering glacial lakes bordered by the Patagonian Andes.
A morning transfer brings you to Estancia Cristina, situated on the luscious banks of Lake Argentino. Enjoy a two-night package in the estancia, which provides you the springboard to Patagonia’s cultural and natural majesty.
Encounter one of the best estancias in Patagonia, where your bedside faces the imposing peak of Cerro Norte, and your morning coffee is paired with the rejuvenating Patagonian air.
Embark on picturesque horse-riding excursions and challenging hikes across thousands of acres of untamed wilderness.
Estancia Cristina allows you to personalise your itinerary, whether you seek a guided tour amidst dramatic valleys or independent trails alongside Patagonian birds. Complete each day in Estancia Cristina with warming meals at El Quincho Restaurant.
You are transported back to the scenic grounds of Xelena Hotel - its luxurious facilities and vibrant surroundings are at your feet. The hotel runs a regular shuttle bus to the city centre of El Calafate, becoming your gateway to local shops, cafes and restaurants. Sip on locally brewed craft beer, taste traditional Patagonian cuisine or take an insightful stroll through the Glaciarium.
Soak up your final slice of El Calafate from the gorgeous grounds of Xelena Hotel, perhaps crowning your day with an indulgent trip to the hotel’s sumptuous spa.
Depart from El Calafate feeling sprightly and inspired as you head for your next Patagonia destination. It is time for a three-night stay in EcoCamp Patagonia, a luxury wildlife camp nestled in the glory of Torres del Paine National Park. You arrive at the gorgeous, immersive camp following a scenic three-hour drive from Cerro Castillo, your perfect introduction to Chilean Patagonia.
Spend your evening in bliss, enjoying traditional Chilean cuisine and freshly-made cocktails in the comfort of the Community Dome.
Commence the next section of your luxury Patagonia trip with a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife safari. This customised adventure brings you close to the untamed spirit of Chilean Patagonia. A selection of winding trails leads you towards a tapestry of flora and fauna through the landscapes of Torres del Paine, where nature whispers untold stories.
Choose to venture towards the iconic landmarks homed by the magnificent national park or stride along paths which give a more off-the-beaten-track feel. Navigate the ethereal waters of Grey Lake, admire the legendary rocky peaks from the Towers Base Lookout, and encounter wildlife like guanacos, grey foxes, and the Andean Condor.
Following a week packed with adventures, it is time to say goodbye to beautiful Patagonia.
You depart from EcoCamp Patagonia, ready for a comfortable journey home spent discussing your life-changing adventures in the natural hub of South America.