Welcome to MedTreks Patagonia
The Best of Chile & Argentina Patagonia
From dramatic landscapes and breathtaking vistas, to unique cultures and vast biodiversity, discover the best of Chile & Argentina Patagonia! This trip combines an 8 day trekking tour through Patagonia with luxury lodges and Wilderness Medicine CME education.
- Explore the best hiking trails of Torres del Paine National Park
- Visit the region’s most stunning glaciers, like Perito Moreno and Grey Glacier
- Marvel at the iconic silhouette of Mount Fitz Roy
- Experience the scenic trails around Laguna Torre
- Stay in the world’s first geodesic dome hotel EcoCamp Patagonia
- End each day with good company in luxury, boutique lodging
- Connect with nature in one of the last pure and wild landscapes in the world
Obtain up to 24. 5 hrs of Category 1 CME!
Wilderness Medicine CME Course: Earn Your Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification
Dates: February 4th-11th, 2024
Patagonia AWLS Itinerary
Why We Love This Trip
The Best of Patagonia
Join us for an unforgettable hiking trip through the stunning mountains and glaciers of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia.
Patagonia is truly the Yosemite of South America. Our itinerary offers a unique tour through the best of both Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia. Many tours just travel to one of the two countries in Patagonia, but we have designed a special 9 day trip that combines the best of both Argentina and Chile. Both of these regions offer incredible sites with glacier carved peaks that come off the Patagonian ice sheath with spectacular hiking trails that are like no where else in the world. The wildlife viewing is incredible from roaming pumas to quanacos grazing the land. This itinerary also includes a visit to the Perito Morreno glacier: one of the most fascinating glaciers in South America that you can get close to. It is a scientific spectacle, continuously expanding and retreating. This trip not only has the wild, rugged mountain beauty of South America, it allows you to explore this dramatic region in comfort – with gourmet food and boutique lodging, including 3 nights at the world famous EcoCamp – the first geodesic dome hotel and the only lodging available in the the heart of the National Park, Torres Del Paine. . Our itinerary is designed around an active itinerary with a capacity to do an easier or hard hikes each day. This adventure suites all hiking enthusiasts! hosts the experience of the contemporary city culture of Buenos Aires, the gateway city for our journey. Buenos Aires is a great walking city with incredible restaurants, charming neighborhoods and a rich history. Our Patagonia trip is designed around an active itinerary with a capacity to do easier and harder hikes each day. This adventure suites all hiking enthusiasts! Come join us in Patagonia for scenic trails, spectacular peaks, alpine lakes, exquisit food, charming mountain towns – combined with wilderness medicine education by expert faculty. We look forward to sharing this adventure with you.
Welcome to Patagonia’s EcoCamp! The World’s 1st Geodesic Dome Hotel.
This is our home for 3 nights. Many tours in Patagonia don’t get the unique opportunity to stay right in the center of Torres Del Paine National Park. We get to wake up to morning yoga with a view of sunrise over the snow covered peaks, spend the day exploring the spectacular Torres park with several different adventure opportunities and end the evening with a glass of wine and delicious food, in the company of new friends. We look forward to sharing this incredible place with you!
Wilderness Life Support: Medical Professionals
This 8 day hiking journey combines Wilderness Medicine lectures and skills with an option of certifying in Advanced Wilderness Life Support (WLS:MP)
What is the Wilderness Advanced Life Support Certification (now called WLS:MP)?
This bucket-list adventure provides physicians, nurses, PAs/NPs with an opportunity to obtain up to 24 units of Category 1 CME for Wilderness Medicine. Medical professionals will earn a certification in Advanced Wilderness Life Support.
Lectures will be in a hybrid format with some online ahead of time and then some lectures in the early mornings with hands-on practice skills and scenarios throughout some of the adventures. It is an incredible way to combine outdoor recreation in a stunningly beautiful location with hands-on skills that you can take anywhere in the world.
A certification course designed for medical professionals who love adventuring in the outdoors, traveling and/or medical volunteering in remote settings. Learn hands-on medical skills that you can take anywhere in the world. Learn more HERE
Who is this Course For?
Physicians, Physician Assistances, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Paramedics/EMTs
Can loved ones and non-medical guests attend?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and loved ones to attend.
Price & Dates
February: 4th-11th, 2023
CME/AWLS Fee: $695
- 3 nights in EcoCamp’s Standard Domes, Torres del Paine National Park
- 2 nights at Hotel Los Senderos (or similar), El Chaltén
- 2 night at Hostería Los Hielos (or similar), El Calafate
- All EcoCamp Patagonia excursions as indicated in the itinerary
- From EcoCamp: all private transport included in excursions
- Transfer from Chile to Argentina
- Shared transfers and excursions in Argentina
- English speaking guide for all excursions
- All national park entrance fees
- Boat crossing ticket over Grey Lake and/or Pehoe Lake
- Nautical Safari to Perito Moreno Glacier
- Chile: Full board, including breakfast, box lunch on excursions and dinner (water or wine included at dinner)
- Argentina: Breakfast and Lunch/Box Lunch
What is excluded in the cost:
- International Airfare
- Soft drinks or snacks not served with meals at EcoCamp
- Dinners in Argentina
- Personal items
- Travel Insurance
- Guide gratuities
Participants will be required to sign a standard liability release before the trip, acknowledging that there are risks associated with all types of travel and whitewater adventures.
Payment and Deposit:
A $1000 non-refundable deposit is due at this time and will secure your place on the trip. The balance is due 90 days before departure. Once you register, we will send you a Patagonia Welcome Package and packing list to help you prepare for this adventure! For those taking the AWLS certification, we will be sending you all course material and online modules with digital course textbook upon registration.
Our boutique travel and medical education company has a unique history of running trips for medical professionals since the 1980s. Regularly working in the Emergency Department and for a global health program in Kenya, the owner of MedTreks continues to stay involved in the details and execution of every trip. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry by also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips our different, please click the Why MedTreks below!
Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.
Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks
We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure.
Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.
Our trips provide comfortable and boutique lodging experiences, with mostly 4-star hotels that provide good food and quality service. Over the years, we have hand-crafted our itineraries to include some of the most charming accommodations.
Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!
I had a really great time. It was well organized, well structured and a well gestion of unforseens. The food was great, the guide were well trained and the group was sooooo cool. I recommend that trip to anyone who like adventure, good friend, good time and wish to learn new things ~ M.P, Physician, Canada
An adventure of a lifetime! Great hikes, food, and accommodations! Every day was jam packed with learning and adventure ~ M.W, PA