IN A FEW WORDS
Exuberant rainforest, scrubby steppe and unclimbed peaks crowd the horizon, but the essence of this place is water, from the clear cascading rivers to the turquoise lakes, massive glaciers and labyrinthine fjords. The Northern Patagonia trip is perfect for those in search of rugged mountain peaks, hidden lodges and quiant villages. Adventure by day, views and stargazing by night!
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Navigate the turquoise Rio Futaleufú and its class III-V whitewater rapids
Journey into the jungle for a unique treehouse homestay
Travel to El Bolson and cross hanging bridges to get to hidden, cascading waterfalls
Learn to rock climb on infamous towering spires
Hike Cerro Tronador to the remote mountain lodge
Day 1: Welcome to Patagonia
Day 2: Life in the Mountains
This morning we embark on an adventure into the Andes Mountains. A four-hour trek will lead you past shimmering alpine lakes and to spiraling granite peaks overlooking the immense Patagonia landscape. Tonight we will be staying in a rustic lodge perched next to the towering Glacier Castaño Overo. Curl up next to the fireplace and watch the stars out the window from our cozy lodge.
Day 3: Climbing Towards Adventure
Patagonia is a rock and ice climbing mecca that has attracted visitors from around the world. Today you'll learn why first-hand! Depending on the conditions, we will learn the ropes of ice or rock climbing. Challenge yourself as you scale peaks to indescribable views. This evening we will have a hearty, traditional dinner to refuel us!
Day 4: Hidden Waterfalls
Day 6: World Famous Rafting
Between lush valleys and towering peaks appears Futaleufu’s main character: the river. Continuous and numerous rapids with different difficulty levels, make the “Fu” an unmissable destination for rafting lovers. It’s crystal clear water in contrast with huge mountains, offer one of the premier whitewater rafting experiences in the world!
Day 5: A Glimpse of Chile
The Patagonia region is comprised of portions of Argentina and Chile. Today we venture across the border marked by jagged mountain peaks and into Chile. Tonight we will be staying in one of our favorite locations- the treehouse camp! Tap into your inner child as we make our way into the rustic treehouses perched 30 ft off the ground and connected between each other by a series of bridges. This hidden gem is rarely visited by foreigners and is positioned next to a natural lake. There, we can enjoy the lakeside hot tub, kayaking, or hiking up to Condor Hill where you can usually see these spectacular birds that with their outstretched wings that extend up to 11 feet!
Day 7: One Last View
This morning we will hike out from our mountain home and begin our journey back towards Bariloche. Tonight we will watch our final sunset and reflect on the incredible journey we were just a part of. Tonight is our final group dinner. You will have a chance to walk around town to grab any last minute souvenirs to take back to your family and friends.
Day: End of the Journey
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end...or do they! Although we head home today, the sights and experiences from Patagonia will be forever a part of your life!
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
Why Travel With Us
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This was hands-down one of the the most exciting, rewarding, and memorable trips I've ever been on! The peace of mind to know that I didn't have to worry about anything was worth every penny. All I had to do was show up. Cody and Lystina took it from there. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around or wasting time trying to find an activity or a place to eat. I got to sit back, relax, and experience a whole new world that was far beyond my map.
Beyond the map is for sure one of the best travel companies you can go with. Everything they had us do was something I never thought I was capable of! I pushed myself & completed everything & it was just an amazing feeling. The things you see and the people you meet just makes the trip hundred times better! This was my first time in Costa Rica & I don’t think I would’ve had a better experience with anyone else!