A landscape as unique as Argentine Patagonia, deserves to be experienced to the fullest. With that in mind, and in the company of our team of local Patagonian experts, we’ve rolled out the map, picked out the perfect spot and planned a route through all of this breathtaking majesty. We’re setting up camp (literally) and bringing some of the best guides, astronomers and chefs in the country with us. This is no ordinary camping trip though, with luxurious setups complete with woodburning hot tubs. Your camp is completely customisable, meaning your experience is too. Spend two nights slumbering beneath wide-open skies with time either side of that to explore further with a night at the Rojo Tango in Buenos Aires, a mate tasting on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake and a further starlit experience on the remote Isla Victoria. Bring friends, bring family – or simply come as you are. This is one for the ages.
(An example of what our luxury camp in San Martín de los Andes looks and feels like)
- Spend two nights in a luxury Black Tomato Blink camp, designed exclusively for you. Our camps come fully equipped with four-poster beds with high-quality bedding, luxury bathroom facilities, private chefs and expert guides – as well as spa therapists, bartenders and white water rafting instructors if you so wish.
- Experience a traditional Argentinian asado from your luxury camp, beneath a star-blanketed sky and complete with local music and entertainment.
- Either side of your luxury camp, we are able to curate a custom set of experiences throughout Argentina – such as a night in a luxury wilderness camp on the remote Isla Victoria or an evening behind the scenes of one of Buenos Aires’s top speakeasy bars.
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Your Blink Camp Options
Our luxury camps take their cue from the expertise of our award-winning Blink service to create truly one-off experiences. Intended as the ultimate luxury camping retreat and as a representation of the pinnacle in customisation, Blink gives you the chance to design your own temporary accommodation and experience in locations so private and untouched that no one else will have stayed there before and never will again in the same way. Representing its truly bespoke nature, we’ve included two different ways in which Blink can bring Patagonia to life for you – but there are countless other possibilities.
Option One: The Camp at Tres Rios
Tres Rios is a luxurious retreat located in San Martín de los Andes, a small city in the province of Neuquen, Argentina, at the very foot of the Andes. Rolling, pine-bristled forests rise over bumpy, post-glacial hills and plunge into calming electric-blue lakes. This is a remote and dramatic part of the world; perfect for a one-of-a-kind campsite and an easy choice for a first foray into Patagonia.
Within each of the tents at our Tres Rios camp, you’ll find plush four-poster beds and exclusive amenities. You’ll also have a dedicated chef – and enough food, wine and supplies to last well beyond the weekend.
It is from here that you can survey the snow-capped 12,000ft peak of stately Lanin Volcano, go fishing in local rivers, and traverse these indescribably beautiful landscapes by horse, before you head further into the surreal and breathtaking terrains of Patagonia to experience true wilderness itself.
Prices for the Tres Rios experience start from £13,000pp
Option Two: The Private Camp
Your private camp is yours and yours alone and what that means, first and foremost, is that you chose the address. But might we suggest the middle of the rugged Patagonian Steppe? Here, we’ll set up an exclusive camp just for you and your chosen companions to experience. This is a place of craggy bluffs and otherworldly terrain; a territory of mesas and mountains, fringed by lakes and otherworldly formations of stone. It is a memorable place; dusty, bright and brilliant, with a distinctive stony ‘summit’ from which to settle in for starlit night skies.
A representation of your private camp – setting may vary
It is here that we’ll swap Bell tents for our signature Domes, with their panoramic curved windows providing the perfect stargazing view. We’ll also fly in the best chefs, straight from Buenos Aires, and a bartender too – if you like. In this remote corner of Patagonia, you’ll enjoy all the luxury and service of the best hotels, with none of the fixed walls or other guests. Come alone, come with your children, your parents, your friends. We’ll design your camp around you.
Prices for a private camp experience start from £16,000pp
What you’ll do
To complement your time in San Martín de los Andes, we’ll arrange for two-nights prior in Buenos Aires and two-nights post in lake-dappled Bariloche. In Buenos Aires, we’ll whisk you off to the best tango in town, Rojo Tango, before taking you behind the velvet curtain on a speakeasy cocktail experience. We’re also on hand with reservations at our favourite Bodegon – a closely guarded secret that we spent years tracking down. On the other side, we take things back to nature as we guide you down Andean hiking trails, introduce you to the ritual of mate and send you kayaking across the crystalline waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche.
Where you’ll stay
In Buenos Aires, you’ll have your pick of our favourite properties. Whether that’s the family-friendly Four Seasons or the art-fuelled Faena, there is a property for each personality here. Long-held relationships also mean we’re able to treat you to added extras you wouldn’t find otherwise. Down in Bariloche, you’ll split your time between the elegance of Villa Beluno, perched on a hillside overlooking Nahuel Huapi and a private wilderness camp set up just for you on the unspoilt Isla Victoria. Much like your Patagonia camp, this too will see all the luxury trimmings with private chefs and guides both on hand. Set up beneath the stars, it’s the perfect spot for one final immersion in the nature and raw beauty of Patagonia.
This experience is yours and yours alone, so feel free to customise it however you wish. If you want more time (or less) in Buenos Aires, that’s fine. If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Perito Moreno Glacier in Southern Patagonia, that’s fine too. Might we also suggest a combination? Chile and Uruguay come to mind. Our travel experts have done it all and will work with you to create whatever trip you have in mind.