Highlights

Enjoy Patagonia Adventure at Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Explore El Calafate

Enjoy Hiking in Chalten, Fitz Roy and Mt. Torre

Visit Puerto Natales

Enjoy Torres del Paine Tour

Explore Argentina and Chile’s most iconic destinations on Say Hueque’s Best of Patagonia 9-day adventure. Walk beside Perito Moreno Glacier and take a boat cruise along its 60m face. Hike or horse ride in the Patagonian Andes and take in the spectacular scenery of Fitz Roy and Chalten. Stunning mountain vistas, enormous glaciers and hiking trails abound in South America’s favourite region, Patagonia.

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Best of Patagonia 9 Days

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Thank you for your help in organising and delivering our recent three week trip to Argentina January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
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A note to thank you and your colleagues at Say Hueque for your help in organising and delivering our recent three week trip to Argentina. Everything went as smoothly as one can expect and we especially appreciated the regular contact from Vanesa while we were touring around.

The local tour agents were very efficient and helpful. We also enjoyed the local hotels, each with their own characteristics. The hotel in Cordoba was particularly good.

Finally, thank you for the gift of malbec received on our arrival. It was very enjoyable and set a standard for the rest of our trip.
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I would like to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent organisation of every detail within our trip January 2017

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  • Lodging 5.0
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Now that we are back home from our amazing holiday in Argentina, I would like to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent organisation of every detail within our trip. We had a great time since everything was organised to perfection, making our holiday in Argentina a memorable one! I will be recommending your service to friends and family who may decide to travel to Argentina.
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Everything has been so wonderfully arranged and provided!!! January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
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We are having a great time in El Chalten!! Everything has been so wonderfully arranged and provided!!! Say Hueque is a terrific organization and we are so appreciative.

We are sitting in front of Mt Fitzroy in hotel Aldea enjoying the bottle of wine Say Hueque gave to us.
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I can say is our trip was amazing!!!! I don't often write back when things went well, but I felt compelled to since we had such a great time and were so well taken care of. January 2017

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We finally caught our breath back in the States and all I can say is our trip was amazing!!!! I don't often write back when things went well, but I felt compelled to since we had such a great time and were so well taken care of. Thank you so much! You guys did a great job, everything was perfect from the transfers and flights, to the tours, and hotels. Really can't wait to come back to Argentina, we ate so much steak, and drank so much wine. What a wonderful country, what a terrific vacation!

L Hotel in BA was perfect, very happy with it.The Palermo area was a lot of fun.
The hotel in Mendoza was perfectly situated to downtown
The hotel in El Calafate, Kau Kaufasun, was by far the best hotel, they were also very helpful at the desk in knowing what we were doing every day and confirming our pickup times with the tour operators.

Sak and its tours in Mendoza were excellent. The Wine tour was really well planned and executed, definitely one of the highlights of the trip in the Andes mountains was also very good as well.

The tour company in El Calafate was also terrific ( Huellas del Sur?). Timely pickups and excellent explanations about our itinerary in Patagonia.

The Big Ice tour in El Calafate was the highlight of the trip. Something I'll never forget and the tour company did a terrific job. We were bone tired during the tour the next day to the Christina Ranch, but it was still excellent.

Also the Tango show in BA was quite an experience, the dinner and service was more than I expected.

Overall guys, I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed this trip and we have you to thank. I'd definitely recommend Say Hueque to anyone, and am looking forward to booking another trip with you guys as soon as we have enough vacation time built up!

Cheers for now
Danny and Lindsay
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I would definitely recommend their services January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
I really liked the service Say Hueque provided. Everything went according to plan and you and all the staff and guides were very friendly and helpful. You customised my plans in Buenos Aires to meet my interests. The map you wrote on for me is now almost falling apart because I used it all the time and went to most of the places you recommended. Both hotels were very good and well located. I would definitely recommend your services. Thanks very much and best wishes
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Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Patagonia: El Chaltén

Upon arrival in El Calafate airport, you will meet your transportation and start your 4 hour-long trip to El Chaltén—Let the Patagonia Adventure begin.

You’ll travel along the famous Route 40, surrounded by the Patagonian steppe, pass through La Leona River, which connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma and where stands La Leona Road house, the place where the famous thieves, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid hided for a month.

After discovering other rough gems of this particular landscape, you’ll reach El Chaltén, and your transportation will leave you at your hotel.

El Chaltén is the top rated hiking destination in Argentina .This charming little village, located at the foot of  Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, is  the start point for most hiking trails. A paradise for sunny walkers and hikers alike.

Enjoy your first afternoon of leisure in Patagonia to relax in the local brewery or explore the surrounding areas—Maybe stroll around a little waterfall…

Day 2: Mountains and Lakes (self guided)

Today be prepared for an exciting day into the wild. El Chaltén offers a wide range of options of hiking paths of varied difficulty. You can choose where and when to go, since paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.

From the main door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 kilometres walk to Cerro Torre viewpoint—it will take you around 1 hour. Enjoy Rio de las Vueltas and lenga forest amazing views and be prepared to see all kind of birds—This is great woodpecker spotting opportunity!

For truly hiking lovers, continue all the way to Base Torre or go for the 8 hour-long hike to the most impressive view to Fitz Roy Mountain and emerald waters of Laguna de los Tres. Though this hike  becomes difficult in the last bit, it’s totally worthy. A little secret: seize the day, wake up early and watch sunrise at the Laguna de los Tres to see Fitz Roy peaks turning red—A lifetime opportunity for nature lovers.

Day 3: From El Chaltén back to El Calafate

Enjoy an early walk around town or a short hike during the morning: you can walk to El Chorrillo del Salto, 3-4 hours away from the village, to visit some nice viewpoint, specially the one called Condors Viewpoint.

Bear in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate, so you need to be back in time.The 3 hour-long driving back will be a good opportunity to rest or just relax enjoying the passing landscape at your window.

Once you arrive at El Calafate, the bus will leave you at your hotel. You can take a brief walk to see downtown and enjoy a typical Patagonian appetizer in one of the local bars. Take a look at our Calafate Travel Guide to know our favorite spots in town.

Day 4: El Calafate Tours: Perito Moreno Glacier

In the morning, we’ll take you to Glaciers National Park to take the 6 hour-long Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants!

Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to 200 approximately glaciers. Half of this park is occupied by the campo de hielo patagónico (Patagonian ice field), the largest ice field after Antarctica.

You will travel 40 km (about 25 miles) from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park you will take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall to sink forever into the lake.

During about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know…and things you might have never thought about. After this visit you will take a boat ride that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece.  

Day 5: From El Calafate to Puerto Natales

In the morning, you’ll make your way to the bus station to start your trip to Puerto Natales—Your Chilean journey is about to begin!

Things to take into account:  it’s important to be there half hour before the departure. Most hotels are walking distance from the bus terminal, but if you prefer to take a taxi, roughly you might spend usd 5/7. It is not allowed to take any fresh food, plants, seeds, etc. from Argentina to Chile. They are very strict, and fines can be high. If you are not sure if something is allowed or not, please declare it (they will provide you with a form) and they will inform you if you can carry it or not.

After this 5 hour-long trip, you will cross hundreds of kilometres of green landscapes dramatically situated between the mountains. Once you arrive to Puerto Natales the guardian Milodon -the last ground sloth that walked the Earth 5000 years ago- will wave its bronze hand at the entrance of this picturesque town. You’ll make your way to your hotel (most are few blocks away from the bus station) and have time to explore this small town, the base to visit the world famous Torres del Paine National Park.

How to enjoy your first afternoon at Puerto Natales? You can walk along the shores of Magellan Strait, or just relax in one of the little cafés in town while admiring its patchworked facade of colorful houses.

At Torres del Paine National Park there are no shops, so Puerto Natales will be your last chance to buy provisions for the next day. Shops don’t provide plastic bags so you’ll have to bring your own ecological bag or make some space in your hiking one. 

Day 6: Discovering Torres del Paine National Park

Today we’ll pick you up really early at your hotel to take you to the first stop of this 10 hour-long adventurous trip: Milodon Cave. This natural monument, located 24 kilometers north of town, is composed by three caverns and a rocky conglomerate called Silla del Diablo (Devil’s chair), due its chairlike shape.

Before getting to the cave, we will pass by La Silla del Diablo and learn about its mysterious legend…a story told by the oldest man in Patagonia who believed that the Devil appeared to those who came to look for him on the dark nights.

We’ll keep on travelling to Torres del Paine National Park, and on the way you’ll get to see Sofia Lagoon, Prat Range, Porteño Lake, and the stunning Grey Lake viewpoint. You’ll go over Serrano Bridge to continue to Grey Lake sector, where you’ll have time to walk along the shore. Once you go back to the parking lot, we’ll take you to a restaurant to rest and have lunch (not included in our service).

After lunch, we’ll head to Salto Grande sector. You’ll visit Nordenskjold Lake view point before continuing by a sinuous route to Amarga Lagoon area. Previously, we’ll make a stop at Paine turquoise waterfall which waters come directly from Paine River.

Heading back to Puerto Natales, we’ll stop at Sarmiento Lake viewpoint to take the last picture of the stunning Torres del Paine.

Day 7: Free day at Puerto Natales

This is your opportunity to discover other natural monuments of Puerto Natales. Take a walk at the shores of Last Hope Sound and explore by foot the little and picturesque town by your own.

Our favorite is Balmaceda and Serrano Navigation, where you’ll sail the fjords like the first pioneers of Patagonia and discover the natural wonders of the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. This is a full day trip to be in contact with nature and one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes of Chilean Patagonia

Day 8: From Puerto Natales to El Calafate

Today get prepared to take your bus back to  El Calafate. To get to the bus station a taxis will cost you 6/8 dollars, roughly. We highly recommend being ready half hour before the departure time at the bus terminal.

Once you arrive to the bus station at El Calafate you will make your way to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening taking a local brew at downtown accompanied by a delicious Patagonian lamb stew. Calafate ice-cream or a golden-caramel flan con dulce de leche will be your apt choice for dessert.   

Day 9 - “Farewell El Calafate”

Today we’ll take you to the airport to take your flight. Your Patagonian trip is about to end…or maybe not? If you want you can extend your trip to keep on exploring Patagonia. Check out our tailored made trips in Patagonia and the rest of Argentina, we’ll be glad to help you design your next travel adventure.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 1,105

Price Per Day:

$ 123 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 250

*Prices in US Dollars.

*Valid until April 2019 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

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 Nov-21-2018

 Dec-23-2018

 $1,105

 $1,285

 $1,625

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 Dec-23-2018

 Dec-30-2018

 $1,105

 $1,285

 $1,625

 Limited

 Jan-2-2019

 Apr-30-2019

 $1,105

 $1,285

 $1,625

 Limited

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 2 night accommodation in a hotel (El Chalten), 3 night accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate) and 3 night accommodation in a hotel (Puerto Natales)
  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chaltén / El Calafate
  • Round trip bus El Calafate / Puerto Natales / El Calafate.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bilingual local guide (English / Spanish)
Trip Excludes
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • International or domestic flights
  • Guides during your days in El Chaltén are not included  as the trails are well-marked. However, if you would like to be accompanied by a guide, please let us know at the time of booking and we will advise you of the additional cost.
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Private - your group only
Start City
El Calafate
End City
El Calafate
Cancellation Policy:

Any changes to the original booking must be confirmed by the person signing the booking form. Any costs or charges, which we incur or which are incurred or levied by our suppliers as a result of the amendment, will be charged to the Client. Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate changes and additional requests, their availability cannot be guaranteed.

The Client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to Say Hueque in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Say Hueque. In addition to the charges shown below airlines may impose 100% cancellation charges. 

 Period before departure written   notification is   received

 Cancellation fee as a percentage of the   holiday price

 30 days or more

 30%

 29-21 days

 40%

 20-15 days

 60%

 14-9 days

 75%

 8 days or less

 100%


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