• patagonia
  • March 2012

explore wild South America on foot and by kayak then build an organic urban farm in Buenos Aires

Challenge MeterDates: Saturday, Mar 24 - Tuesday Apr 3
Cost: $3399

For 5 days, we€™ll explore southern Patagonia by foot and kayak, on glaciers, mountainsides and in pristine mountain waters. Then, for 3 days in Buenos Aires, we€™ll work with a local community of kids and our nonprofit partner, Voluntario Global


expedition route & itinerary

The Patagonia adventure philanthropy expedition begins Saturday, Mar. 24, in El Calafate, following your overnight arrival from abroad. On Sunday, we'll start early on a day-long trek on the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the few glaciers that's still growing. On Monday, we'll ride 3 hours north to enjoy the rugged charm of El Chalten, our launchpad for 3 full days of hiking and kayaking adventure. 

In the evenings, we€™ll enjoy Patagonia's remarkable wine selection, eat heartily of the Argentine cuisine, and relax by firelight. 

We€™ll then fly three hours north to Buenos Aires, the city in which we€™ll complete our 3-day volunteer project. Evenings will be spent exploring the food, nightlife and inspired way of life that has made the city famous.

You need not be a Master of the Universe athlete to enjoy this adventure! Just be in proper shape for a week of activity at your own pace.

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your volunteer project

Following our Patagonia adventure, we€™ll spend 3 days in Buenos Aires working in cooperation with Voluntario Global, whom we partnered with in March 2011. We'll be working side-by-side with the community and the remarkable Valeria, Voluntario Global's director, to renovate a local primary school for 3-5 year old children and build them a community garden. 

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what's included in this expedition?

The price for this Patagonia adventure philanthropy expedition includes full lodging, ground transportation, activities, equipment rentals, guides, and most meals.

It also includes the planning and development of a hands-on volunteer project that you and your expedition members will complete in three days. 

It does not include international flights, tipping and one or two taken during your free time.

The expedition begins on Saturday, Mar. 24 when we meet you at the airport in El Calafate, and concludes Tuesday, April 3 in Buenos Aires, with an optional drop-off back at the airport.

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lodging & food

Lodging will be at comfortable, sometimes superior hotels, inns or ranch-style lodges in Buenos Aires or Patagonia. Food will often be typical Argentine cuisine, with vegetarian options at every location.

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your arrival & departure

Expedition members should plan to arrive in El Calafate on Saturday, March 24 for personal pick up, and depart from Buenos Aires beginning on Tuesday, April 3.

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