Planning a trip to Patagonia? You are in the right place to find out all about it! This stunning region, shared by Chile and Argentina, offers a unique mix of breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unforgettable outdoor activities. But what makes Patagonia so special during the winter season? Let’s dive in and uncover the best activities that await your clients. 

Top outdoor activities in Patagonia 

Although skiing is one of the most popular sports in Patagonia during winter, there exist plenty of exciting activities to enjoy on both sides of the Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia, such as: 

  • Hiking: It is a recommended experience as the cooler temperatures allow travelers to take a fresh walk in the surroundings and let them explore the ice fields and appreciate glaciers and snow-capped mountains in their splendor. 
  • Wildlife spotting: It provides the chance to see incredible animals up close. Look for Andean condors, guanacos, foxes, and maybe even a puma. These expeditions are not only fun but also an educational experience. 

Best things to do in Chilean Patagonia 

This magical scenery, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, impressive glaciers, and crystalline lakes offers different activities for nature enthusiasts: 

  • Travelers can take advantage of the famous Torres del Paine National Park with full-day hikes through treks, such as  Base Torres Trail, W Trek, Porteria Sarmiento – Amarga Lagoon, and Green Lagoon Trail-Weber Bridge. 
  • An essential activity for travelers is fly fishing due to the several rivers and lakes in the region, but also the different kinds of fish they can find. 
  • Also, join panoramic tours to the Strait of Magellan, Navarino Island, and Cape Horn to appreciate some iconic landscapes such as mountain ranges, fjords, glaciers, and much more. 
  • Navigations through Grey Lake are a must to appreciate the iconic Grey Glacier and the surrounding mountainous scenery.
  • Camping is an alternative to immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty. Some campsites offer a variety of experiences from remote wilderness to more comfortable settings.

Best things to do in Argentinean Patagonia 

Ushuaia is a must-visit destination in the Argentinian Patagonia for beginners or seasoned adventurers in Tierra del Fuego. Experience the snowy landscapes differently with some unique winter sports during the season. It could be scheduled as full-day or half-day activities. Check some of our recommended activities:  

  • Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to explore wintery landscapes through low-difficulty trekking.
  • Unique Fuegian excursions during the day and night combined with different sports, activities, and a typical Patagonian meal. 
  • Snowmobiles ride on a 4 km circuit through valleys and ancient peat bogs. 
  • Travelers can awaken their senses during a night hike into the forest which allows them to uncover unique trees such as lengas, ñires, and coihues. Also, it is the ideal spot for stargazing and campfires. 
  • Embark on a 4X4 ride with caterpillars through an extensive snowy plain while taking stunning photos. 
  • Be part of an exciting adventure with sleds pulled by Huskies through snowy paths. 
  • Learn about mushing and witness demonstrations in the company of amazing dogs.

Tips for a Patagonia travel during winter 

  • The climate during this season could be unpredictable sometimes very sunny other moments rainy. 
  • Plan your trip in advance to be aware of the weather conditions and the availability of certified guides. Also for travelers to get acclimatized before their travel. 
  • During the excursions take care of the environment by packing out all waste and not disturbing or feeding the wildlife. 
  • Why visit Patagonia during the winter season? From June to August, especially in August, it is less crowded and you can enjoy amazing trails and natural beauty in a tranquil atmosphere. 
  • What to wear? Dress in layers: base layer, fleece or coat, gloves, hat, waterproof trekking boots, or snow boots. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants.
  • For more details, check out our complete guide about Patagonia.

The winter season is a time for unique snowy landscapes and thrilling adventures. Whether you are hiking, navigating, or exploring the national parks, there’s something for everyone. Let us help your clients discover the hidden treasures of Patagonia! Feel free to
contact our local expert team for bookings or any requests.

Published in May 2024