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Adventure travel to Patagonia-self guided or organised tour?

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Adventure travel to Patagonia-self guided or organised tour?

A friend and I are planning a visit to BA and Argentina in Oct/Nov. We are generally well traveled and independent travelers. WE're planning on doing our own thing in BA. We then want to continue on to Patagonia for a week or so, and do some more "adventure travel" (eg trekking/hiking). Wondering whether we should plan and book our own individual travel and activities or whether we're better off booking an organised tour of Patagonia which is guided. And in that case can anyone recommend a Patagonia adventure tour company.


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1. Re: Adventure travel to Patagonia-self guided or organised tour?


To answer your question about whether or not you should book an organized tour of Patagonia, this is a matter of personal preference. In general, the national parks in Patagonia (Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares, etc) are well marked and are very accessible without a guide. However, as is the case with visiting any place for the first time, a guide will be able to offer you information that you might not otherwise have by yourself.

If you're accustomed to independent travel, with a little research you shouldn't have any problems planning your travel and activities yourself. The major thing will be deciding which places you want to see, as Patagonia is very large and includes numerous popular destinations. A week will allow you a nice trip, but you'll definitely need to decide ahead of time which places are on the top of your list.

Good luck with the rest of your planning and enjoy Patagonia!



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