AE Patagonia Expeditions

In partnership with Onesixth expeditions, we offer this Amazing Experience in Patagonia designed to immerse you in a world apart and to provoke emotions probably only reserved to those who took the first steps to explore and guard these lands, culture, and its natural wonders.

the pioneers route in patagonia

Nov 11 '23  (14 Days Expedition - 8 places)

Expedition Itinerary

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Highest Andes, you will discover corners of Patagonia that only our adventurers can access.

This expedition takes us into a story, as observers of the passing through of explorers and naturalists, and as witnesses of the legacy the first settlers have left behind, and connect with their descendants, who will open up their homes to us to share their daily life and work, their life history and stories about how their families ended up settling in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, and show us its mesmerizing scenery.

"From the passage of Fernando de Magallanes and Charles Darwin, to the pioneer families that made Patagonia their home until this day" 

This expedition is about following the steps of the pioneers who first visited these lands; footprints of hunter-gatherer people, Magellan's route, the explorations of Charles Darwin and Commander Fitz Roy, and the more adventurous ones such as George Musters, Florence Dixie and Andreas Madsen, the arrival of Bridges and European families in search of southern lands. 

We will follow the footsteps of the expert Francisco Pascasio Moreno, whose work in the Limits Commission of the 18th century was decisive for the sovereignty of the Argentine territory. His footsteps are all around La Plata City, in the Province of Buenos Aires. In 1884, Moreno presented the project for the construction of the Natural Science Museum of La Plata. We will privately visit the non-public rooms of the Museum, led by one of the authorities of the Museum, being able to see his office, the place where perhaps the greatest decisions about the borders of our country were made.


At Buenos Aires, we will visit La Boca, San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo and discover the different historical places such as the old Casa del Perito Moreno, the Geographical Society, the first English buildings, the first bookstore, churches and cafes. Enjoy a show of Tango, and maybe try a few steps!

We will sail to Penguin Island to meet innumerable and fascinating fauna like the Magellanic and Rockhopper penguins, Dolphins, Toninas, Gray and Rock Cormorants, Fur Seals and Sea Lions.


We will submerge in a rocky crevice in the middle of the most remote Patagonian steppe, where the sea enters inland through the estuary of Deseado River. Canyons, viewpoints over 60m high, caves with cave paintings, rock formations along with the local fauna, will awaken our imagination. This journey, was undoubtedly what inspired Darwin to create the theories of evolution. 

You will learn about the wool process and sheep production and enjoy a delicious asado at a typical Patagonian cattle ranch, surrounded by a fabulous landscape. Then, visit Las Animas Canyon and go through magical caves, mallines, and springs, surrounded by fauna, all to ourselves, in the immense Patagonian Steppe, which will invite us to think about the perfect balance of nature without the intervention of man.


At Puerto San Julian, a picturesque place that has an exact replica of the Nao Victoria ship, one of the 5 ships used by Magellan in 1520.

At Puerto Santa Cruz, we'll meet a Pioneer born in Falkland Island, a great-great-grandson of the first white woman to set foot in Tierra del Fuego; we will be fascinated with fabulous stories and all the family documents that he kept over the years as testimonies of a history that is truly a treasure.


Visit Punta Quillas, where in 1834 the ship Beagle was repaired under the command of Fitz Roy.

We will continue our adventure of crossing Patagonia from East to West until we reach the Andes Mountains and the town of El Chaltén, one of the most enchanting towns in Patagonia, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and turquoise lakes. Here, we will meet the granddaughter of one of the pioneers of the area that came from Norway at the end of the 18th century. She will welcome us at her ranch and tell us everything about her family, 

At El Chaltén, we will begin the trek to the foot of Fitz Roy Mountain. Pioincenot, Ferrari, Maestri, are a few of many adventurers who tried to climb this challenging mountain. Then, we will go on a horseback ride to enjoy different landscapes and discover new places, and then visit the former house of Andreas Madsen where we will have a candlelight dinner while the guides of the place tell us the exciting history of this family.

We will visit Estancia El Rincón where Western Point is located and where Fitz Roy and Darwin arrived on their expedition in the 18th century. After visiting the area, we will navigate the Santa Cruz River just as the first explorers did, but we will do it in Kayaks!

We will navigate through Lake Argentino in a private boat until we reach the Perito Moreno Glacier, and disembark at Playa de las Monedas, an exclusive beach for our expedition; being the only ones there, we will enjoy nature, the sound of the wind and the colors of the glacier. After a short walk, we will reach an outstanding viewpoint of the Glacier where we will have the chance to contemplate its grandeur.


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Our experiences with Onesixth expeditions are designed in the most sustainable way to ensure that what is experienced by you will be there for future generations to enjoy as well as to create a positive impact for the local communities, the wildlife and the planet. Onesixth expeditions is a partner of 1% for the Planet and Seamos Bosques.