• Explore the 'Paris of South America' Buenos Aires
  • Learn to Tango and to cook Empanadas like the locals
  • Trek through one the world's most beautiful National Park's
  • Learn about glaciers on a mini-trekking expedition on Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Visit a traditional Estancia ranch and see a horse show
  • Local school exchange visit

With a healthy mixture of cosmopolitan culture and learning in the Euro-Latin melting pot of Buenos Aires and exploration of staggering natural beauty in Patagonia, arguably one of the world's most beautiful National Parks, this is a once in a lifetime educational expedition that's difficult to top. Starting in the 'Paris of South America', Buenos Aires, students will immerse themselves in what many call a European country with Latin influences by experiencing the culture, dance and food that creates such an amazing vibe. After acclimatising and soaking up the atmosphere and history of the city, it's time to travel south to the trek among the mountains, glaciers and icy landscapes of Patagonia's breathtaking National Parks, based in the glacial hubs of El Chalten and El Calafate.

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


After all the preparation and excitement the adventure begins! You will depart on your flight to Buenos Aires.

Meals:  Nil

Your group will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation where you can freshen up before the group briefing with your guide.

Meals:  D

You will meet your Guide this morning and after a briefing, you will head out on a walking tour to the Recoleta district, famous as an affluent and historical part of the city where the group will begin the process of learning about Argentina's past. The group will also visit the Recoleta Cemetery, the biggest outdoor collection of artwork in the world. Evening welcome meal at a local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today after a good nights rest and breakfast the group will embark on a Graffiti Tour and Workshop to learn about how political parties paid individuals to paint propaganda messages and hidden "pintadas" messages. Afternoon Ta Mate ceremony TBC. Dinner will be arranged at either the hotel or at a local restaurant. Overnight in hotel

Meals:  B,L,D

After a busy introduction to Argentina its time travel south to Patagonia for the adventure! This morning the group will get packed and be transferred to the airport for a flight to El Calafate, the once quiet town that thanks to a surge of tourism fuelled by Glacier Perito Moreno is now a bustling chic mountain hub. After being met by your local guide and checked in to the hotel the group will have lunch at a local eatery and have some time to explore before visiting a local Estancia, a traditional local family ranch where the group will experience a field show with dinner. Depending on group size overnight at Hosteria Puerto San Julián and Hostería Tierra Tehuelche

Meals:  B,L,D

Today the group will visit the world famous Glaciar Perito Moreno, one of the Earths most dynamic ice fields and at 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high is as imposing as it is fascinating. This is a wonderful learning experience about the beauty of the planet but also how vulnerable it is to climate change. This evening the group will have some free time to explore the town and will have option of eating in the hotel of choosing a local restaurant for dinner. Depending on group size overnight at Hosteria Puerto San Julián and Hostería Tierra Tehuelche

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning the group will travel 3.5hrs bus to the charming mountain town of El Chalten and prepare for a couple of days of hiking in some of the worlds most stunning scenery. The group will be met by your trekking guide for the next 2 days and after checking in to the hotel the group will have some time to explore before spending the evening learning how to cook traditional Empanada's, and of course eat them too before having a traditional dance lesson. Overnight in Hostería El Paraíso or similar

Meals:  B,L,D

During the initial hour of hiking, the path ascends rather steeply until you reach the natural lookout overlooking the De las Vueltas river valley.We will then venture into the Del Salto stream valley, heading towards Mount Fitz Roy. As you proceed, the Ñires trees become increasingly abundant along the trail. We will then bifurcation on the footpath to Laguna Capri and towards the viewpoint of the Mount Fitz Roy. From the lagoon you will have a unique view of the Fitz Roy massif and its surrounded needles, a place that invites you to stay; one of the classic postcards of El Chaltén. If the group if up for it we can hike a further 30 to 40 minutes, to the Mirador del Fitz Roy, a natural rocky viewpoint.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning the group will hike to the Mirador del Torre. The trail begins with a gentle ascend in the shade of the first Lengas, and very soon straighten up along side the Fitz Roy river canyon where the Margarita viewpoint is located. From here you have a panoramic view of the Mount Solo, the Adela range, the Mount Torre and the Mount Chaltén, and on the other side of the river you will see the Margarita waterfall. The footpath continues through the native forest, following the course of the Fitz Roy River. After an hour and a half walking you will arrive at the Mount Torre viewpoint, you will find a signpost of the National Park describing the incomparable view in front of you: the magnificent view of the Adela range, the Mount Torre and the granite needles around.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a rewarding couple of days in El Chaltern, its time for the group to return by bus and head for El Calafate to catch a flight back to Buenos Aires to continue your Argentinian adventure. On arrival into Buenos Aires, the group will be met by your local guide and after checking to the hotel, the group will have a free afternoon. Optional tours include a walking tour around downtown Buenos Aires including Casa Rosada (The Pink House), National Congress and learn more about the history of this cosmopolitan city, or explore the Telmo Flea Market that can be included in the itinerary. This evening the group will be free to explore the city and have dinner either organised or choose themselves. Overnight at hotel.

Meals:  B,D

Today the group will visit a local school to learn more about education in Argentina, speak Spanish and exchange stories about your lives. The school visit will be themed and the planning of the school visit will revolve around this and refined during the coming months. This evening get dressed up for a Tango lesson and show at the famous La Ventana where the group will have a celebration dinner to cap off an amazing fun filled adventure in Argentina and Patagonia. Overnight in hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we say farewell to Argentina, transferring to the airport for your journey home

Meals:  B,L

Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Sustainable Cities And Communities:  There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Climate Action:  Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


  • All accommodation - twin/multi-share
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Private bus with A/C in Patagonia
  • English speaking guides in Buenos Aires, El Calafate and El Chalten
  • 24hr back up and support from World Expeditions Schools
  • Admissions to National Parks
  • 2 teachers accompanying the trip from School

  • Extra meals and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Aerated drinks
  • Lunch on Day 10
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory) and Visas
  • Flight domestic (approx. $500)
  • International flight


Introductory to Moderate

Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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