Pre-Cruise Land Adventure Wild Patagonia

Let us take you from Buenos Aires to experience some of the most spectacular glaciers and mountains in South America.

  • Discover more of Argentina with Hurtigruten
  • Explore Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town near Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Experience Patagonia, a region of spectacular natural extremes
  • Visit a Patagonian Estancia, for true insight into Patagonian gaucho life and culture
  • Destinations

    South America

  • Season

    Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 2,527

Planned Itinerary Pre-Cruise Land Adventure

Day 1: Buenos Aires/El Calafate

The tour starts with a morning transfer from your hotel and a flight to Calafate, which lies on the southern shore of Argentino Lake, some 50 miles from the entrance to Los Glaciares National Park. It is the perfect starting point for visiting this region. After a meet & greet with your local guide, we drive to your hotel in Calafate. In the evening, we visit a Patagonian Estancia, for an authentic insight into Patagonian gaucho life and culture. After some tea and pastries, you can enjoy a walk and watch a sheep shearing demonstration, while tasting some local wine. Dinner will be traditional cuisine served at the estancia’s restaurant. Return to Calafate for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: El Calafate

A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to the Glacier Perito Moreno in the Parque Nacional los Glaciares. To reach the glacier, we drive to the mountains through the impressive Patagonian Steppe, where the climate changes frequently and there can be rain or even snow. The glacier is part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, where 13 glaciers flow into the Viedma and Argentino lakes and on towards the Atlantic Ocean. The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still pushed forward by its ice masses. Lunch is included. The evening is spent at your leisure, with an overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: El Calafate /Ushuaia

After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for a flight to Ushuaia. A local guide will welcome you at the airport in Ushuaia and take you to your centrally located hotel. Depending on the flight schedule, enjoy a boat ride through the bay of Ushuaia and Beagle Channel, surrounded by a mountain range, in the afternoon. Evening at your leisure and overnight.

Day 4: Ushuaia /Embarkation

The morning is at your leisure. Around noon, you will be picked up from your hotel to join an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Located only 6 miles away from Ushuaia, the park is unique for its mountains as well as access to the sea within the protected area. The pre-cruise Land Adventure will end at the port of Ushuaia with embarkation.

Please note: due to changing conditions, the order of sights may vary.

A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background
Photo: Douglas Scortegagna Photo

Practical Information

Tour available on the following expedition cruises: 

Price includes:

Two nights in El Calafate and one night in Ushuaia, incl. breakfast, transfers; dinner at a Patagonian farm and excursions as per itinerary; English-speaking local guide during transfers and excursions; and coach class flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate and to Ushuaia, incl. current taxes and charges. The overnight in Buenos Aires before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica cruise. All excursions are subject to weather conditions. 

Not included: Lunch (except day 2), dinner on day 2 and 3, drinks.


  • This tour entails walking over uneven ground and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • Operation of the excursion in Ushuaia on day 3 depends on the flight schedule in 2020/21.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up until 6 weeks before departure.

Tour dates:

November 5-8, 2020 | November 8-11, 2020 | November 15-11, 2020 | November 25-28, 2020 | November 29-December 2, 2020 | December 5-8, 2020 | December 15-18, 2020 | December 20-23, 2020 | November 25-28, 2020 | January 4-7, 2021 | January 10-13, 2021 | January 14-17, 2021 | January 31-February 3, 2021 | February 13-16, 2021 | February 21-24, 2021 | February 28 - March 3, 2021 | March 14-18, 2021 | March 15-18, 2021