Patagonia: The Last Wilderness - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Marvel at the stunning spectacle of the pristine Patagonian wilderness as you stroll among Magellanic penguins, explore rugged Torres del Paine National Park and view the astonishing Perito Moreno Glacier.

Journey Overview

Embark on a journey jam-packed with outdoor adventure in some of the most rugged and breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Ease into the experience with an urban exploration of Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital before venturing to the far south of the continent for a Patagonian immersion. Hike, ride and/or boat through glacial wonderlands, rich native forest and awe-inspiring alpine scenery. And visit traditional working estancias to see how the European settlers influenced today’s pastoralists. Your journey finishes in the sophisticated Chilean capital, one of the world’s most remarkably-located cities.

Journey Highlights

  • Sail on an exclusively chartered boat through the Beagle Channel, and stand amid a lively colony of Magellanic penguins on a rarely visited island, while staying in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world
  • Visit a working Patagonian estancia, observing authentic skills such as mustering and shearing, and enjoying hiking and horseback riding through magnificent landscapes
  • Explore the unspoiled Patagonian forest on a guided hike, sail Argentino Lake and view the Perito Moreno Glacier from a choice of picturesque vantage points
  • Roam through iconic Torres del Paine National Park to experience the otherworldly beauty of its jagged peaks, pristine forests and turquoise lakes
  • Explore wild Patagonia on foot, by horse or by boat, as you tailor your stay at The Singular Patagonia
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Days 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital and transfer to your hotel. Relax or explore the neighbourhood on your own before gathering for a welcome dinner served family style.
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: D 

Day 2: Buenos Aires | Colonial Capital

Explore Buenos Aires in the company of your expert Resident Tour Director. Visit the Plaza de Mayo, pass through the San Telmo neighbourhood, continue to La Boca and walk along Caminito Street. After a light lunch, fly south to Ushuaia, set in magnificent Tierra del Fuego at the remote tip of South America. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel, with a view of the city and Beagle Channel. 
Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Ushuaia | Walking Among Magellanic Penguins

Drive to Estancia Harberton, the oldest estancia (farm) in Tierra del Fuego and an Argentine National Historical Monument. Embark on a private cruise to Martillo Island to walk among a teeming rookery of Magellanic penguins before continuing to Gable Island, in the middle of the Beagle Channel, for lunch. Relax and embrace the solitude of its remote, primal landscape, where wind, waves and birds make the only sounds. Later, cruise back to the estancia and return to your hotel for dinner.
Arakur Ushuaia | Meals: BLD

Day 4: El Calafate | Gateway to the Glaciers

Fly to El Calafate to experience Patagonian rural life in this rustic town with well-kept gardens and pretty homes. Later this afternoon, experience over 100 years of history during a visit to an authentic ranch. Watch sheep shearing and herding, and hike or Ride Like a Local on horseback along the pristine banks of Argentino Lake. Admire the stunning Patagonian landscapes during a relaxing Scenic Sundowner; dine tonight on lamb grilled the traditional Patagonian way.
Hotel Posada Los Alamos | Meals: BD

Day 5: El Calafate | An Astonishing, Icy Spectacle

Start the day cruising to Argentino Lake’s Mayo Inlet, stopping along the way for an interpretive walk in the Andean Patagonian forest and getting up close to limestone rock formations and majestic landscapes. Continue to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world. Hike at your own pace and ability along the seven walkways located at different heights and distances from the glacier, taking in magnificent views of the glacier’s northern and southern faces. Return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Hotel Posada Los Alamos | Meals: BL

Day 6: Puerto Natales, Chile | Trekking, Hiking & Biking

Journey to Puerto Natales, where, after a late lunch, you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Opened in 1940 and honoured as a National Heritage site, the Singular Patagonia was once a cold-storage plant. Today it features an industrial museum on site and offers a wide range of expeditions and activities, such as horseback riding, trekking and mountain biking. Choose your preferred mode of exploration and experience this incredible location on your own terms.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: BLD 

Day 7: Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine National Park

Today, discover the magnificent wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park, again selecting from available activities — with opportunities to explore fjords, mountains, glaciers, forests and ranches — all with varying grades of difficulty and duration. This park was created by tectonic movements; its rugged landscapes were sculpted during the ice ages, and the motion of glaciers has continued to reshape them. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the park is renowned for its otherworldly landscape of granite spires, ice and deserted pampas. See firsthand the serrated ridges and spires of the Torres del Paine mountains. Watch closely as you scan the peaks and you might pick out a soaring Andean condor riding an updraft.

Tonight, on a private, interactive Chef’s Table experience, join a chef as he prepares barbecue and explains his distinctive preparation for this traditional meal, savouring the result for dinner. Later, unwind in your room or marvel at the Patagonian night sky, awash with countless pinpoints of starlight.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Puerto Natales | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Cruise the Patagonian Fjords to two glaciers (weather permitting), witnessing their majesty and power up close.
  • Saddle up for a ride at Puerto Consuelo, the first estancia in the region, and meander through the surrounding landscapes at your own pace.
  • Trek to Condor Lookout on Mount Benitez, viewing rock paintings en route, and watching condors in flight.

Additional activity options are also available. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a farewell dinner with superb Chilean wines.
The Singular Patagonia | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Santiago | Chile’s Cosmopolitan Capital

After a leisurely morning, fly to Santiago, capital of Chile, a vibrant city set against the backdrop of the Andes that sits some 2,000 feet above sea level in Chile’s Central Valley and is surrounded by a ring of spectacular mountain peaks. Your hotel is strategically located in Santiago’s most prestigious and refined neighbourhood, El Golf.
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: BD

Day 10: Depart Santiago

Explore Santiago during a morning tour of city highlights, including the Palacio de La Moneda (presidential palace) and the Plaza de Armas, with its impressive Cathedral and Central Post Office. Ride by cable car up San Cristóbal Hill to behold the stunning statue of the Virgin Mary and take in expansive views of Santiago. Relax this afternoon, with late access to your room, before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago (dayroom) | Meals: B

Journey Details

Internal air included: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/El Calafate; Punta Arenas/Santiago
This journey contains some active elements.
Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: end of sightseeing at 1:00 p.m. on Day 10.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Four Seasons Buenos Aires

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Arakur Ushuaia, Patagonia

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Hotel Posada Los Alamos

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The Singular Patagonia

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Ritz-Carlton Santiago

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Located in the refined neighbourhood of El Golf, the Ritz-Carlton Santiago is the first Ritz-Carlton in South America and is an impressiv ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jan 15, 2021 - Jan 24, 2021
Price AU$16,530pp Single Supplement AU$3,670 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Feb 12, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
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Mar 5, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
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Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
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Nov 5, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
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Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
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