Have questions? We're here.
Llamas in Torres del Paine

Patagonia Family Travel

Travel made your way
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Patagonia trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Ask a Question
Our Patagonia tours offer dramatic landscapes, challenging treks, and stunning wildlife. Because most include multi-day treks and/ or adventurous whitewater journeys, these tours are generally recommended for teens and adults, though we do have a couple of boat-based tours that can be managed by younger children.

Boat Based Tours: Minimum age = 6

Our boat based tours include the Stella Australis and the Mare Australis tour. Both options focus on experiencing Patagonia's unique ecology and offer limited entertainment options onboard for kids. The Patagonia by Sea tour is culturally focused, providing a unique view of the folklore and cultural center of the Isle de Chloe. Due to the confined space and sea conditions, it is a good idea to try your family's seaworthiness before heading off! This is a great tour for a family charter. If joining other groups we require a minimum age of 12. The excursions are educational and give families the chance to try new foods, see a living example of a different culture, and experience boat living.

The Mare Australis cruise is on a much larger boat so children as young as 6 are welcome. However, the focus is primarily on experiencing Patagonia's incredible scenery. Onboard lectures add an educational component and glacial hikes help satisfy your wanderlust. Because of the limited child centered activities, families with young children are still relatively rare. Make sure to bring plenty to entertain your young one.

These tours are not a good choice for young children who can be easily bored, crave high intensity activities, have rigid schedules/ food preferences, are prone to motion sickness, or are not able to swim, etc.

Trekking Tours: Minimum age = 12

These Patagonia tours include multi-day treks, glacier walks, and our most challenging desert trek where temperatures can vary upwards of 60 degrees in a 24-hour period. They can be great choices for older children and active families. Prepare your family for trekking tours by planning weekend day hikes or overnight camping trips before you go. Keep in mind that some days the distances hiked each day may feel much further due to the rugged terrain and altitude variance. Each traveler should bring a daypack with essentials such as a camera, waterproof jacket, water bottle, and snacks. Tours with the Perito Moreno Glacier have a maximum age of 65 and a minimum age of 12 because ice-hiking equipment is not available for smaller children.
Trip NameMin. AgeComments
Ultimate Patagonia Trekking (14 Day)12Wildlife and hiking tour. multi-day Patagonia treking / camping - best for older kids and active families. Includes glacier walk that has minimum age of 12 and a maximum age limit of 65 years of age (alternatives available; contact us for details).
Classic W Trek (8 Day)124-8 hours hiking daily & camping adventure - best for older kids & active families
Fitz Roy & Glaciers Trekking (8 Day)12Wildlife and hiking tour. This is a multi-day Patagonia trek/camping trip- best for older kids and active families. Includes glacier walk that has minimum age of 12 and a maximum age limit of 65 years of age (alternatives available, contact us for detail
Highlights of Southern Argentina (7 Day)10Wildlife-viewing, light hiking, and kayaking. Includes glacier walk that has minimum age of 12 and a maximum age limit of 65 years of age (alternatives available; contact us for details).
Futaleufu Wild Whitewater (9 Day)6Adventurous Class IV-V rapids available only for older teens (15 and above). Class II-III option available for ages 6-12.
End of the World (11 Day)1050% discount for kids 6-12 years old if staying in a Suite Dome with parents. Discounts also available on the Australis cruise. Minimum age of 12 and maximum age limit of 65 for Perito Moreno Glacier (alternate tours are available).
Hiking Los Glaciares (7 Day)12Wildlife, hiking and glacier tour. Includes two long days of hiking and exploring the Perito Moreno Glacier - best for older kids and active families. Wildlife and hiking tour. This is a multi-day trek/ camping - best for older kids and active families. I
Patagonia Wildlife Safari (5-7 Day)6Activities can be arranged for various interests and activity level preferences. 50% discount for kids 6-12 years old if staying in a Suite Dome with parents.
Tierra del Fuego Explorer (4 Day)10Wildlife and landscape walking tour. Best for active families and older children.
Pumalin Park by Sea Kayak (6 Day)12Active and remote with two nights camping and one night in a B&B and kayaking- best for older kids.
El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier (3 Day)12Includes glacier walk that has minimum age of 12 and a maximum age limit of 65 years of age (alternatives available; contact us for details).
Magdalena Island Penguin Colony ( Day)6focus on wildlife viewing. good for families.
Serrano River Navigation8glaciers, wildlife viewing via catamaran and zodiac. 50% discount for kids up to age 12 if staying in a Suite Dome with parents.
EcoCamp - Torres del Paine (4 Day)6Activities can be arranged for various interests and activity level preferences. 50% discount for kids 6-12 years old if staying in a Suite Dome with parents.
Patagonia Hiking Express (9 Day)12
Torres Del Paine Kayaking12
Chile North to South (13 Day)6
Discover Aysen (6 Day)6
South America Grand (34 Day)6
Hotel Las Torres - Torres del Paine (4-8 Day)6Activities can be arranged for various interests and activity level preferences. 50% discount for kids 6-12 years old if staying in a Suite Dome with parents.
Awasi Patagonia (4-7 Day)6Activities can be arranged for various interests and activity level preferences. 50% discount for kids 6-12 years old if staying in a Suite Dome with parents.
Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking ( Day)12
Perito Moreno Glacier Navigation ( Day)6
Penguin Island, Gable Island & Estancia Harberton ( Day)6
Tierra del Fuego National Park ( Day)12
Perito Moreno Big Ice Adventure ( Day)18
Upsala Kayaking Adventure12
Fitz Roy - El Chalten (4 Day)12
Chile North to South Premium (13 Day)6
King Penguin Park Colony6focus on wildlife viewing. good for families.
Patagonia Horseback Riding ( Day)12Best for older kids & active families
Grey Glacier Kayaking ( Day)12Best for older kids & active families
Patagonia Fly Fishing12Best for older kids & active families
University of Montana Alumni Patagonia (10 Day)12Wildlife and hiking tour. multi-day Patagonia trekking / camping - best for older kids and active families. Includes glacier walk that has minimum age of 12 and a maximum age limit of 65 years of age (alternatives available; contact us for details).

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons

Awards and Accolades

All News