Looking up from your dome tent, pitched on the shore of a remote lake in Patagonia, to a crystal-clear night sky showcasing infinite stars is an experience you’ll never forget.
Close at hand will not only be your family to cherish the moment but one of our astronomers who will unravel the secrets of the scattergun of stars above you in this pristine Argentinian wilderness.
Each day of your trip to Argentina will be a heady mix of pure escapism and adventure while each night will always be enjoyed in luxury – the hallmark of A&K for 60 years.
“Patagonia offers some of the most awe-inspiring views you’ll ever see – a landscape of turquoise lakes surrounded by glaciers and snow-capped mountains,” said Geoffrey Kent, A&K Founder.
Your personalised glamping experience begins the moment your boat anchors at Victoria Island. During the duration of your stay in sustainable pop-up tents which are all designed specifically for you and the requirements of your party.
By day you can immerse yourself in the majestic landscape of the Lake District where all ages can hike, kayak and swim. By night dine under the stars around the crackling campfire eating an à la carte menu prepared by your private chef.
During your stay, we recommend a visit a La Escuelita (local school) as part of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP). Your visit to Isla Victoria School will actively involve you in lessons from painting to hockey with the children and will give everyone the chance to learn about each other’s cultures. Your visit will not only be a rich experience for everyone but will also help to raise funds for much-need equipment for the school – leaving a lasting legacy from your visit.
From city to country
Before heading into the wilderness, you can start your Argentina adventure by spending a few days exploring Buenos Aires. Discover the capital’s elegant atmosphere and Latin American flavour. We recommend a visit to the fashionable Palermo area, stroll around the old quarters of San Telmo and La Boca district. Don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried, or a fiery tango show and dinner at Gala.
As you leave the ‘Paris of South America’ you will exchange the buzz of city life for the peace and tranquility of Bariloche which lies in the shadow of the soaring peaks of Cerros Catedral, López and Nireco and Shaihuenque.
Perfectly located on the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche is renowned for its spectacular setting, all-season activities and is considered the home of chocolate production in Argentina.
During your time in the Lake District you can enjoy water sports, fishing, and skiing. With mountains rising to more than 2,000 metres there is excellent snow coverage in winter and when summer arrives you can hike over the hills and ride mountain horses.
All these activities can be enjoyed when you stay at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort located between lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno. From its hillside location, the hotel affords breath-taking views across the lakes, dotted with small islands, and the mountains beyond.
Glaciers and glamping
We will ensure you leave on a high with a hike taking you over the Patagonian Steppe, through the Andean Forest and on to the Perito Moreno.
From the Lake District, you travel to El Calafate, a town near the edge of southern Patagonia and home to this mighty glacier. During your expedition, you will cross walkways and footbridges taking you ever closer to Perito Moreno. The advancing glacier is five kilometres long and reaches 60 metres over Lake Argentino.
Next, head out over the lake to meet your bilingual mountain guide who will lead you across the beautiful but stark landscape of the glacier. Ensure your camera is on hand to capture serene lagoons, crevasses, and ice formations.
Return to the glamping life with a dome tent at El Chalten, lying in the heart of a native forest which offers spectacular views of Mount Fitz Roy named in honour of Captain Robert FitzRoy captain of HMS Beagle used by Charles Darwin.
Each tent is heated from a wooden-fed stove and features a dining room, living area and electricity. As the trekking capital of Argentina, you can set out on a hike to Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres or relax fishing for rainbow trout.
The grand finale before flying home is a stay at Estancia La Bandada nestled in Argentina’s ubiquitous pampas. Dine on homemade dulce de leche and juicy empanadas before taking part in a polo lesson or riding like a Gaucho into the sunset as you wait for the stars to illuminate the night sky once again.