At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Further Into the Wild
Explore the Patagonia steppe even further on this 10-day journey taking us from Argentina’s Glaciares National Park to the UNESCO-recognized Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. We will get up close and personal with soaring granite peaks, vast stretches of glaciers, pampas, and forest while the landscapes dazzle. Complete your trip with a stay at Torres del Paine’s incredible Explora Lodge, where you can choose to simply sit back and soak in the atmosphere or journey into the Patagonia wilds for your choice of countless guided hikes, horseback rides, and more breathtaking mountain views.
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Day by Day
Bid farewell to civilization and hit the open road toward Los Glaciares National Park. Spend the evening taking in views of epic Fitz Roy, the legendary granite peak just across the lake in El Chaltén.
Hit the trails behind our hotel (by foot or by horseback), coming to rest at Blue Lagoon (a site that no photo can possibly do justice). Then, head back to the lodge—perhaps accompanied by some curious
Traverse a former cattle trail on a beautiful hike stopping along the way at Punta del Viento, the azure waters of Lake Viedma and (for the keen hikers) Laguna del Mo.
Wave goodbye to the pink flamingos and Lago Viedma as you make your way back to Calafate. After lunch at a local friend's house, settle into hotel Eolo, your home for the next three nights.
Rise early for an unforgettable view of Perito Moreno glacier in the morning light. Then, head down to Lago Argentino for a closer look at the face of this ice mass (big enough to fit all of Buenos Aires within its borders).
Depending on your preference today, either journey into Patagonia's backcountry by 4x4 or head further south into the much less travelled glacial valley of Lago Frias.
Make your way to Torres del Paine National Park, arriving at the extraordinary Explora Lodge—your home for the next three nights—in time for dinner and discussion of the adventures that lay ahead.
Wake up to dramatic views of the Torres del Paine’s three imposing granite peaks. In the company of the lodge’s supremely qualified local guides, you'll spend the next few days exploring the amazing activities the Explora Lodge has to offer.
Visit the Laguna Verde, the incredible hanging Glacier Frances, the Salto Grande waterfall and, of course, the Torres del Paine themselves. Options abound here, ranging from laid back activities to full-day excursions by foot or horseback. Take your pick!
This morning, take in your last panoramic views of the Torres del Paine at the Explora Lodge. A complimentary transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas will be available if you wish. Adiós!
Hosteria Helsingfors, Los Glaciares National Park
A cherished escape amidst an epic landscape, this Andean lodge is a glorious hub for endless activities, from glacier hikes to beach excursions. Active days are met by restful nights, dining on exemplary regional cuisine and getting acquainted with superb Argentinian vintages. View hotel website »
Eolo, La Anita Valley
This comfortable country lodge pays tribute to ancient Patagonian estancias and provides guests with the modern comforts of 17 spacious suites, each offering amazing views. Strategically located in La Anita valley, Eolo stretches over a 3,000 hectare property, creating a unique retreat embodying the spirit of Patagonia. View hotel website »
Explora Lodge, Torres del Paine
Designed by one of Chile’s foremost architects, Germán del Sol, the Explora Lodge is a remarkable place in this remote part of the world. With perfect views of mountains and glaciers, every detail has been designed with comfortable exploration in mind. Explora’s chefs prepare all of our meals, including the picnic lunches we enjoy on our walks. View hotel website »
The visit to an old estancia, the Moreno glacier and the wonderful hike in the park (where we saw a puma!) all ensured lasting memories. All of the lodges were also excellent!—Carol Stogsdill
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The walking really varies given the choices available to us most days. Walking distances of up to 8 km (5 mi.) are possible over mixed terrain, sometimes relatively flat but on occasion you can choose to push yourself with more challenging topography. In addition to walking you will have the opportunity to horseback ride.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All meals, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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