Oct 19, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: 14 - 28 guests
Price: Starting from $14,695 per person

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Embark on a captivating 12-day journey to one of the most mysteri-ous and secluded areas of the world, Patagonia. After touring Buenos Aires, known as the ”Paris of South America,” head south to the frontier town of El Chaltén, overlooking the stunning Mount Fitz Roy and the neighboring slender spires of Cerro Torre. Located in the middle of Glaciers National Park, El Chaltén is a top destination for hikers as well as travelers interested in geology, glaciology and wildlife. Our first stop will be the new and sustainably designed luxury lodge, the Explora El Chaltén with views of the Electric Valley and Marconi Glacier. Next, journey to El Calafate for a full-day exploration of the massive Perito Moreno Glacier. From there cross over the border into Chile to Torres del Paine National Park, whose towering granite horns, ice fields, and glaciers will inspire indelible memories. Check into the famed Explora Patagonia lodge. Its magnificent views of Paine Massif and Pehoé Falls will serve to inspire explorations of the surrounding park. At each Explora lodge, choose from a variety of guide-lead excursions including half and full day hikes. In Torres del Paine horseback riding and a catamaran trip to the glaciers is offered as well.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 19: Depart U.S. for Buenos Aires
  • Oct 20: Buenos Aires
  • Oct 21: Buenos Aires / El Chaltén
  • Oct 22: El Chaltén
  • Oct 23: El Chaltén
  • Oct 24: El Chaltén / El Calafate
  • Oct 25: El Calafate / Torres del Paine National Park
  • Oct 26: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Oct 27: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Oct 28: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Oct 29: Torres del Paine National Park / Punta Arenas / Santiago / Depart
  • Oct 30: Arrive home


$14,695 per person double occupancy
$18,285 single occupancy 


  • One night at the Alvear Icon Hotel  in Buenos Aires
  • Three nights at the Explora Chaltén Lodge
  • One night at the Xelena Hotel (Calafate)
  • Four nights at Explora's Patagonia Lodge (Hotel Salto Chico)



October 16 - 20, 2023

$1,990 per person double occupancy
$2,840 single occupancy

*Round trip airfare to Iguazu Falls is not included


October 29 - November 4, 2023

$3,890 per person double occupancy
$4,995 single occupancy

*Round trip airfare to Easter Island is not included 

What to Expect

Activity Level 4

This is a moderately active to active program, depending on which activity options guests select. Excursions can be tailored to guests’ specific interests and fitness levels. Hikes of different mileage and duration are offered. Activities include trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, birdwatching, horseback riding, and boat navigation of glaciers (southern Patagonia).

Study Leader(s)

Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; Former Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Curator of Entomology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.