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wildlife & nature • 11 days, 10 nights

Mountains, Lakes & Wilderness in Untamed Northern Patagonia

Chile
wildlife & nature • 11 days, 10 nights

Mountains, Lakes & Wilderness in Untamed Northern Patagonia

Chile
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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Outdoor Expedition
from $5,520 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

Join us on this adventure into untamed Patagonia! The vast, beautifully wild region of Northern Patagonia in Chile and Argentina offers a natural playground for travelers looking for adventure, stunning scenery, warm hospitality, and farm-to-table cuisine. We will revel in the sparkling lakes and rugged mountain peaks and dive into gaucho culture, all while enjoying the rustic yet surprising comforts of some of the newest, most innovative sustainable tourism projects in Northern Patagonia. On foot, on horseback, on mountain bikes, by boat or kayak, we will venture into some of the most spectacular natural scenery and old-growth forest, all while enjoying fabulous food and wine.

Highlights
  • Experience the beauty of Lake Nahuel Huapi in the Argentine Lakes District.
  • Hike, horseback ride, and mountain bike through the untouched Northern Patagonian wilderness.
  • Sleep in a geodesic Patagonian dome in the pristine Huemules natural reserve.
  • Enjoy farm-to-table dining and learn about the “smart village” project on the Futaleufú River in Chile.

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Chile and Argentina

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Pricing

The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $1870. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance. 

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Bariloche after 1 p.m. on Day 1. Airlines offer multiple flight options daily between Buenos Aires and Bariloche. Our tour concludes with a transfer to the Esquel, Argentina, airport on the morning of Day 10. You should book your return flights to include the Esquel / Buenos Aires segment and a late evening connection from Buenos Aires.

Activity Level

At a minimum, travelers should be comfortable with four to six miles of walking each day, with lots of time spent moving around and on your feet. You should be comfortable walking on both flat and uneven surfaces, as well as stairs. Option to hike six or more miles with significant elevation gain and steep inclines, on muddy trails. You should be comfortable spending most of the day outside and continuously moving around.

Accommodations

Huemules was designed with the purpose of providing guests a comfortable and intimate stay in full contact with Nature. The accommodation is 10 en-suite geodesic domes, separated for privacy, each with its own private deck with panoramic views. Each dome has a queen-size bed or two twin beds and is equipped with a full bathroom, hot and cold running water, electricity, and wood stove. Pata Lodge is made up of six cabins, each with two or three bedrooms. We will all have our own private bedrooms, but we will be sharing the lounge areas of each cabin with other members of our group.

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at comfortable a comfortable hotel, geodesic-dome tented camp, and rustic but comfortable cabins.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Transportation throughout the trip.
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • All tips and gratuities except accompanying tour escort.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Northern Patagonia has to offer!
  • Global Rescue medical evacuation insurance.
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences.
Excluded
  • Transportation to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, and return from Esquel, Argentina.
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations in Buenos Aires or any other location in Argentina.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Optional fly-fishing & full-day rafting excursions at Pata Lodge.
  • Applying for an Argentinian and Chilean visa, if applicable.
  • Customary gratuities for your trip leader.
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Trip FAQ

Your participation in this trip provides significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting environmentally sustainable businesses, schools, villages, and local families. This itinerary is built around sustainable tourism and environmental preservation. For example, Huemules prides itself on its ecological credentials – 100% recycled wood, zero garbage policy (organic composting / recycling), localized water treatment, energy-efficient stoves, etc. Pata Lodge is a project to create smart villages, lodgings, and sustainable agriculture in places of vast natural beauty, where everything has been designed to be aesthetic, organic, sustainable, and integrated into the landscape.

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