11 days
Duration
Avg/Sept/Oct
Dates
Patagonia, America, Argentina
Location

Argentina has some of the most diverse and pristine wilderness that you can find anywhere in the world!

Our Trekking in wild Patagonia tour gives you a chance to enjoy these untouched regions like never before! During our tour, we will take you to places in the country that are rarely traversed by other tourists. Furthermore, you will also have a chance to try a great option of different outdoor activities. So, there won’t be only hiking but also river fording, pathfinding, team working and packrafting! This really fun tour is, therefore, perfect for groups of friends, family vacations, and active seniors. Check out the itinerary below and get your adrenaline pumping!

More detailed information about the location

The location of this tour is the Chubut Province in Northern Patagonia. The Rio Turbio is the main tributary to the lake Pueblo. Its headwaters come from the deep Valdivian Jungle, also called the cold jungle. Its vast vegetation covering mountainside and the glacier terrain comes from the humid Pacific wind. Consequently, the area has an annual rainfall of 4500mm.

Due to all the natural obstacles, the place is quite remote and complicated to access to. What is more, there is also barely non-existent online information of the area, so, it has almost no visitors.

A complete list of equipment included in the package:

1) Down sleeping bag for 17°C

2) Sleeping mattress

3) Plate & Spork

4) 4 Season Winter tents

5) Cooking stove

6) Pot

7) Food & Beverages for the trip

8) Battery for charging USB electrical devices (phones, cameras)

9) GPS

10) Satellite communicator

11) First Aid Kit

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Ezeiza International Airport (Argentina)
RETURN TIME & DEPARTURE TIME as per request
INCLUDED
all transportations to/from airports by a private vehicle
all day/evening activities mentioned in the itinerary
a Spanish speaking guide during all the activities & excursions
7 days of hiking & mountaineering in Chubut along the Rio Turbio including a private guide, tents, equipment and all meals whilst away on the trek
internal return flights to/from Bariloche
3 nights accommodation at a 3* hotel in Buenos Aires (Waldorf or similar)
organisational and trip planning fee
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
visa costs
personal costs (laundry, phone calls, extra purchases, extra meals)
travel & medical insurance of the participants is OBLIGATORY!
tips & gratuities are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1 – Arrive and get accustomed

When you will arrive at Ezeiza International Airport, you will meet our Spanish speaking representative. Together, you will drive by a private transfer to 3* hotel (Waldorf or similar). The afternoon will comprise of a walking city tour of the city’s street art. A Spanish language lesson will be included for you to have some fun around the city! The evening will be free for you to relax.

2

Day 2 – Another domestic flight to Bariloche

After the breakfast and check out, we will be transferred to Jorge Newberry domestic airport for a flight to Bariloche. A private transfer will take us from Bariloche to the lake Pueblo (135km from Bariloche), where we will seep at the campsite. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day.

3

Day 3 – Trekking day

After the breakfast, but quite early in the morning, the group will take the boat to the other side of the lake. We will hike to our first camp beside Turbio river. No fording yet. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.

4

Day 4 – Trekking day

After the breakfast, the group will reach the end of the trail and we will need to get creative to find the best way to keep going forward. It will depend on the jungle density, river depth and cliffs that will block our way. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.

5

Day 5 – Trekking day

Same as the previous day. Lots of river fording and pathfinding. We should reach the Rio Turbio junction, called “La Horqueta”. We will leave the boats and some other gear with food there. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.

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Day 6 – Trekking day

After the breakfast, we will keep hiking through the thick Valdivian jungle to reach the Mariposa Valley where we will see some large granite walls and glaciers. There’s no trail to get there, so it will take more work to get there than in the previous days. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day. Camp overnight.

7

Day 7 – Trekking day

Today we will head back to “La Horqueta”. Camp there overnight and have everything ready for the next day. All meals and beverages are provided throughout the day.

8

Day 8 – Trekking day

After the breakfast, we will pack a raft down the Turbio river to its mouth at lake Puelo. The speedboat will pick us up and take us across to the campsite at lake Puelo. We sleep at the camp.

9

Day 9 – Returning back to Buenos Aires

A transfer back to Bariloche early in the morning for a flight back to Buenos Aires. On the arrival, the group will be transferred back to 3* hotel. Evening Tango show including a 3-course meal with drinks and a tango lesson will follow, with return transfers to the hotel.

10

Day 10 – A typical Argentinian day

After the breakfast, the group will be transferred out to Puerto Viejo Polo estancia for the day, where they will have a polo lesson, learn about life on an Argentine Polo estancia, enjoy a typical Argentine asado (BBQ) lunch and have the afternoon to horse ride, enjoy the grounds or to relax by the swimming pool. On a return to the hotel in the late afternoon, the group will have an end of the trip meal at a restaurant nearby.

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Day 11 – Departure day

After the breakfast and late checkout, the group will have time to purchase any souvenirs of their trip in the nearby area before being transferred back to the Ezeiza International airport for their return flight.

NOTICE:

Arrival and departure day’s activities are dependant on the arrival/departure times. These activities will be fitted into the trip on another day if activities are not possible on the day of arrival/departure.

Also, the itinerary is a guideline. Reaching the end of the Valley might not be possible due to terrain and weather conditions. Depending on the weather, we can start the rafting out earlier or postpone it. The river is Class I with no jumps and obstacles on most of the descent. On the last part, there might be some branches from trees to dodge. The rafts we will use are top-class Alpacka rafts, very durable, whitewater capable and very lightweight.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.