Frecuently Asked Questions

The pages of this web site contain a wealth of information to get you started. If you have any questions feel free to write us an e-mail to
We'll gladly go over any details concerning our itineraries and information about our company.

What is Patagonian Guides?
We are IFMGA mountain guides and tour operators specializing in Patagonia, the southernmost region of Argentina and Chile. We organize and guide your own private trips and expeditions for ice climbing, sport rock climbing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, off-piste & freeride, backcountry skiing and ski the volcanoes for all ages and expertise levels: from the Fitz Roy climbing, to a sport climbing initiation; from a volcanoes ski touring to a off-piste day.

Why are we different?
If you choose to travel with us you'll get to know Patagonia in a more intimate way, guided by an all-local team of international certified guides. Our trips are a lot more than just beautiful landscapes. Our guides know about the environmental issues facing the land and its inhabitants as the pressures of industry, tourism and development continue to grow. They have an intimate understanding of Patagonia because it is where they choose to live and work.

What's included in your itineraries?
The best guides in Patagonia, a select group of local skiers, climbers and mountaineers that have a passion for Patagonia.

All our Itineraries also include meals, ground transportation and lodging (from comfortable historic estancias to four-season expedition tents, depending on your trip).

We do not include international or domestic airfare, travel, medical or cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend you purchase insurance from a qualified agent. Visas, vaccinations and passport fees are not included and are the sole responsibility of the traveler.

What kind of weather should I expect?
Although we'll be traveling in the austral summer, Patagonia is famous for its tempestuous weather. You should expect conditions ranging from mild, warm days to stormy and windy, even in the same day. Our most technical trips will expose you to high-mountain weather conditions. Our recommended gear lists reflect this. You'll find that a good rain jacket and pants are a must.

How can I book a trip?
You can start your booking process sending us an e-mail to and tell us about your motivations, activities and the most you can tell us about the wishes of your next trip to Patagonia. We'll contact you within 24 hours, with an itinerary proposal of your private guided trip.

When you book an expedition, a 50% of the cost of your trip deposit is required to reserve the date for your trip. The remaining balance for your trip will be due at your arrival date in Patagonia.

What are the terms and conditions of these trips?
Please check our payments, terms and conditions page.

Can you make internal flight arrangements?
Our office staff in Argentina can arrange for your internal flights. We provide this service as a courtesy.


Contact & booking

home - contact & booking - FAQs - payments, terms and conditions - about us - spanish version
ski: grade your skiing level - freeride & offpiste - ski touringvolcanoes
climbing: sport - alpine - ice climbing
alpine ascents

Add to Favorites!


Problems with this page? write to
This site it´s optimize for a 800x600 screen resolution
Design & developed 2008 © All rigths reserved
It is forbitten its reproduction in part or in whole without the permission of or the authors of the photos
San Carlos de Bariloche