A once in a lifetime trip to Patagonia across both Argentina and Chile to celebrate Dad's 80th birthday. From Buneos Aires, to El Chaltén, to El Calafate, to Torres del Paine, to Santiago and Valparíso, it was a trip to remember forever!

Day 1- Buenos Aires

After a long flight, we have the afternoon to ourselves in Buenos Aires where we explore the Recoleta Cemetery.

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Day 2- Buenos Aires

On our second day in Buenos Aires, we take a private tour of the city, stopping at several great locations from La Boca to San Telmo, and then ending with an amazing Tango show.

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Day 3- El Chalten

The next day we flew down to El Calafate, and then drove to El Chaltén to get ready for our big hikes over the next couple days. I quickly fell in love with this small mountain town!

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Day 4- Laguna de los Tres

The fourth day was our first big trek with a 14 mile, 3,000' hike to Laguna de los Tres at the base of the Fitz Roy massif. Quite possibly my all-time favorite outdoor spot.

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Day 5- Laguna Torre

On our second big hike day in a row, we take the 13 mile trek out to Laguna Torre at the base of the famous Cerro Torre peak. The trail and views are just as good as the day before.

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Day 6- Perito Moreno

The next day we're based out of El Calafate and take a full day trip to the Nibepo Aike estancia and then the Perito Moreno glacier for more jaw-dropping views.

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Day 7- Patagonia Camp

The next day, we took the long 5 1/2 hour drive over the Andes into Chile and to Torres del Paine National Park where Patagonia Camp will be our home for the next 4 nights.

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Day 8- Ferrier Lookout

On our first full day in Torres del Paine National Park, we took a short, but very steep hike to Ferrier Lookout for an amazing view, then walked the beach of Lago Gray for a look at Gray Glacier.

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Day 9- Base of the Towers

Dad and I chose different options for our second excursion day in Torres del Paine. I opted for the Base of the Towers hike. 14 miles and over 4,000' of gain to another epic lookout.

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Day 10- Kayaking

On our last full day at Patagonia Camp, we both went kayaking on Lago Toro, then did a couple short, but nice, hikes around the lake.

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Day 11- Santiago

After leaving Patagonia Camp, we drive 2 hours South to Puerto Natales then take a 3 hour flight North to Santiago where we'll stay for the next few nights.

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Day 12- Santiago

On our first full day in Santiago, we take a private tour of the city including most of the major historic spots. Then we hike up San Cristóbal hill to the Metropolitan Park.

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Day 13- Valparaiso

The next day, we drove out to the port town of Valparaíso with a private guide. It's an extremely bright, colorful, and densely built town.

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Day 14- Home

Our last day of the trip. We had a free day in Santiago, cruised around Plaza de Armas, did a little shopping, and then relaxed before the long flight home.

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