Argentina·November 30 - December 9 2023

The Patagonia Connection Experience

A summer adventure to reconnect and regain perspective in the most beautiful destination our world has to offer



Ready for an experience of a lifetime? The South American journey you have always dreamed of. Explore the Southernmost tip of the world on our experience to Argentina's Patagonia region. Spend your days hiking majestic mountains, kayaking glaciers, horseback riding through local grasslands and connecting with like-minded growth seekers. In the evenings, retire in rustic luxury, enjoy first class local cuisine, laugh withy your fellow travelers and soak in the surrounding beauty. We believe in the power of experiential travel and the incredible impact it has on one’s growth. Please read through our FAQs.


Meet & Greet Dinner

Meet & Greet Dinner

A traditional Argentinian 3-course dinner prepared by a private chef on the patio of our boutique hotel in Buenos Aires to welcome you.

Tango Show & Dinner

Tango Show & Dinner

Buenos Aires is not only the birthplace of tango, but the culture and history of the city are also deeply connected to this beautiful dance form. Presented in a secret backroom of a historic café, witness more than a hundred years of the history of Buenos Aires as 21 artists glide across the stage to share a unique night with you.

Kayaking Perito Moreno Glacier

Kayaking Perito Moreno Glacier

Whether you are a thrill-seeker, outdoor adventure enthusiast, water sports fanatic, or simply someone looking for an enriching experience - this private tour is perfect for you. In the deep south of Patagonia, this enchanting activity will take you up close to one of the most breathtaking and magnificent landscapes in the world. You will paddle between icebergs on the ice-blue transparent waters of Lago Argentino in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park.

Experience an Estancia

Experience an Estancia

No trip to Argentina is complete without a visit to an Estancia. Estancia Cristina is a unique ranch-style lodge which stands on an exclusive and privileged setting on the shores of Lake Argentino. Get ready for an epic transfer up the Upsala Channel, relaxing countryside horseback ride and stunning scenery that will leave you speechless. Access to the Estancia is exclusively by boat.

Yoga & Mastermind

Yoga & Mastermind

It's time to truly connect. Prepare for a wonderful morning yoga flow with our local teacher on the Argentinan and Chilean border. We will be visiting a Mountain Refuge overlooking the north face of a legendary glacier. Here, we will spend the day enjoying lunch and hosting our Mastermind. Please read more about this activity in the FAQs section.

Laguna de Los Tres Hike

Laguna de Los Tres Hike

Argentina is one of the world’s best countries for hiking thanks to the 5,000km-long Andes that curve like a spine along the nation’s back. El Chaltén is the national trekking capital of Argentina boasting the Laguna de Los Tres day hike starting from the edge of town. One of the most iconic hikes in the world, get ready to experience Los Glaciares National Park to the fullest!


We partner with reputable and trusted professionals on the ground of our destinations who only guide and operate trips with extensive knowledge, because it’s an important job, and well, an experience through the eyes of a local is just better.

Jesse Terranova

Jesse Terranova

Welcome! I'm Jesse, a Travel + Tourism Designer and Host, Chopra Mindfulness Meditation Guide and the Founder of Connection Creators.

I enjoy guiding individuals through our unique and captivating experiences around the globe while keeping in mind that the integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting change.

My joy derives from an enthusiasm and commitment to traveling through life with intention. I enjoy spending time with my family, sharing wisdom and knowledge with others and visiting our world's most beautiful destinations.

Giuliana Vallecorsa

Giuliana Vallecorsa

Hola! I am Giuli, born and raised in Buenos Aires. Curious by nature, I have spent more than half of my life exploring the world. I am blessed to have traveled to over 25 countries (and counting!), meeting lots of incredible people along the way, experiencing different realities and discovering cultures, while also discovering myself.

I hold a degree in Legal Translation, but have followed my passion within the hospitality industry for many years now. From coordinating and hosting storytelling workshops in Asia and Europe, to private event planning, to now managing the #3 rated hotel in all of Buenos Aires, where we will be staying!

I have put all my passion and knowledge into collaboration with Jesse to create an authentic experience like no other.

We will only be taking you to places I go to myself and that I can vouch for from personal experience, because that is the only way to be true to myself, and to you. This is the reason why I have decided to share with you, my fellow curious travelers, a taste of our culture from a natives’ perspective.

Our travel experience is not designed for tourists, but for travelers, people that want to delve deeper into foreign realities, that are open to asking, learning, and creating memories of a lifetime.

I want you to live the true Argentine experience but more importantly make an impact when you go back home, wherever that may be, desperate to tell your friends of all the unforgettable times and experiences in this vibrant and charming country.

So, if you are passionate about nature, food, wine, music, literature, and CONNECTION and want to live all that as a local, then this is the experience for you :)



Let's go with the flow.




Day 1 - Arrivals

Arrive in Buenos Aires! Most guests will land at Ezeiza International Airport in the morning/afternoon after their overnight flights. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to our first hotel, Miravida Soho, in the beautiful Palermo neighbourhood of the city. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and get settled in.


Airport Transportation

Welcome Kit


Welcome Dinner


Day 2 - Explore Buenos Aires

We'll start our morning with a nourishing breakfast and coffee (or tea!) Choose to relax at the hotel, or join for a tour of the nearby landmarks. Argentina’s capital and largest city is a hotspot for architecture, music, food, art, and dancing. The city is one of the most diverse in Latin America, home to beautiful, warm, and friendly people from all around the globe. We will visit vibrant markets and enjoy lunch together. This evening we will experience a symbolic and riveting dinner show that you can only find here. It's Tango Time!



Guided City Tour




Tango Show & Dinner


Day 3 - Flight to El Calafate

The Patagonia Experience begins. We will depart for the airport to board a three hour non-stop flight to El Calfate, the entry to Los Glacieres National Park. Airfare and transfer is included to our second hotel, Los Ponchos. Today will be more of a laid back day with the travel involved. Dinner will be enjoyed in town with the group.




Airfaire to El Calafate





Day 4 - Perito Moreno Adventure

Today we are going to explore the massive Perito Moreno Glacier. This impressive ice wall, 70 meters (230 feet) high and 30 kilometers (19 miles) long, is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing in size. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it holds the world’s third-largest reserve of freshwater. We will be picked up and transferred through the National Park to the glacier where we will walk over the panoramic balconies for a magnificent view of the spectacle. The view and thundering sound of breaking ice plummeting into turquoise water (if we are lucky) is downright spectacular.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you hop in a kayak in the deep south of Patagonia for an awe-inspiring experience. This enchanting tour will take you up close to some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world. You will glide between icebergs on the ice-blue transparent waters of Lago Argentino. An experience to witness the puniness of us humans compared to the sheer walls of nature that can simply never be forgotten. We will then transfer back to the hotel and enjoy dinner in town.



Kayak Experience + Lunch





Day 5 - Estancia Experience

Today we have a beautiful route ahead.

No trip to Argentina is complete without experiencing an Estancia.

Estancia Cristina, a unique ranch-style lodge which stands on an exclusive and privileged setting on the shores of Lake Argentino, surrounded by dramatic glaciers, lush forests and towering mountains in one of the most beautiful and untouched corners of Argentine Patagonia, with more than 100 years. Access to the Estancia is exclusively by boat.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture, that is apparent everywhere you look. Here you will get a glimpse of life on an original estancia, in the middle of the beautiful surroundings of Los Glaciares National Park. The park covers an area of more than 12,000 hectares and stretches all the way to the border with Chile.

Get ready for an EPIC transfer up the Upsala Channel, relaxing countryside horseback ride guided by Patagonian Gauchos and stunning scenery that will leave you speechless.





Horseback riding

Estancia Visit + Dinner



Day 6 - Free Day

Today, we will embark to the heart of Patagonia, El Chaltén. Its a 3.5 hour transfer and we will depart in the morning after breakfast. We will arrive and check in to our third hotel, Chalten Suites. This leaves us the entire day to explore the national trekking capital of Argentina! We can certainly embark on a hike or walk through the beautiful town but it will be wise to check in with the group to see how everyone is feeling. You may want to relax in our hotel this day or you may want to explore and view the sunset from a beautiful vantage point. The choice is yours. We have planned a less intensive and intro hike to the region to get your legs moving and ready for our big hike in two days! Dinner in the charming town of El Chaltén will be served.








Day 7 - Mastermind Event

Rise with the sun during our invigorating morning yoga class (geared specifically to warm up our connection muscles!) taught by our local teacher and then enjoy a hearty breakfast. Today, we are visiting a Mountain Cabin overlooking the north face of a legendary glacier peak. Here, we will spend the day enjoying lunch and hosting our Mastermind. Please read more about this activity in the FAQs section. We will then return to El Chaltén for dinner.



Yoga Class

Mastermind Event + Lunch






Day 8 - Epic Hike

I hope you are ready! Today has the potential to be our top highlight of the experience. The Laguna de Los Tres, every outdoor enthusiast's dream, is a 24 km (15 mile) in and out day hike and an absolute must-do for anyone visiting this region. The trail, like much of Los Glaciers National Park, can be easily accessed from the charming town of El Chaltén. The mileage is broken up nicely with several miradors (scenic lookouts) along the way for you to rest, take photos, and grab a handful of trail mix and plenty of water. Depending on your pace, level of fitness and frequency of exercise, the grade of difficulty for this trail is considered moderate to challenging. Not to worry, though! We will have a professional tour guide accompanying us and the support and optimism of the wonderful people in our group. We will head back to our hotel for dinner and to celebrate our success and achievement from the day!



Guided Hike





Day 9 - Flight to Buenos Aires

Today, we will make our way back to Buenos Aires. We will transfer to the airport in El Calafate to board our plane. Airfare is included. We will have our final night stay back at Miravida and enjoy a farewell dinner together.

We will open up about each of our experiences to laugh and reflect on our new shared memories together, discuss what we learned and create a plan on how we can adapt back to our every day lives after this experience of a lifetime!

“The integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting transformation.”




Airfare to Buenos Aires





Day 10 - Departures

We'll have a final breakfast together before saying our final goodbyes - to our Argentine hosts, to the wonderful country of Argentina, and to each other. But knowing we will see each other again soon across the globe.

Your travels back home do not need to be a dreadful and upsetting experience.

What if you were excited to go back home? What if you had an entirely renewed outlook on how you want your life to look going forward. That's our goal. You see, traveling on holiday isn't so different from traveling through life. Actually, they are quite similar. There are many solutions for the integration of your experience subsequent to your travels, to improve your life and overall well being.

This isn't a ten day experience that we stuff in our closet when we get home. It's part of a lifelong journey that profoundly shapes who you are and the decisions you make. Our intention is for you to gain valuable insight, community, and inspiration to design the life you were meant to live.





What's Included

What's Included

Accommodations at all three locations (Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén)

Round trip ground transportation including transfers during the experience

Round trip airfare from Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Your very own Spanish + English speaking hosts during the entire experience

Welcome Kit upon arrival

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Unlimited Water, Coffee, Tea

Our Mastermind Event (See FAQs)

Journaling, meditation and other mindfulness workshops

Private Chef to prepare our group dinner on the first night

Guided tour to the highlights of Buenos Aires

Tango Show & Dinner

Kayak Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier

A day spent at an Estancia (ranch) including horseback riding

Yoga Class taught by a professional Argentine local

Guided Hike to Cerro Fitz Roy (Laguna de los tres)

Pre (Introductions) and Post (Reflections) Experience Zoom Call

Private Facebook group for participants

Airfare to Argentina (Ezeiza International Airport recommended - EZE)

Comprehensive travel insurance (highly recommended)

Alcoholic beverages during meals

Trip Tips

Weather + Climate

Weather + Climate

The transition from spring to summer in Argentina is a spectacular time to visit Patagonia with plenty of sunshine for enjoying the great outdoors. Plus, the first half of December is still a bit quiet—in other words, a great time to visit before the crowds begin to arrive for their holidays. December is generally a beautiful and pleasant month in Patagonia. Please note, the Patagonian climate is unpredictable at the best of times and the weather can change dramatically throughout the year with little warning with a vast range of conditions.

Recommended Outerwear

Recommended Outerwear

Comprehensive packing list provided upon booking!

Getting There

Getting There

We highly recommend that you fly into Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in hopes of arriving on the morning of November 30th. Please keep in mind that our experience program officially begins on Wednesday, November 30th and you do not want to miss our Welcome Dinner at 7:00pm in the evening. Be sure to give yourself additional time, just in case there are flight delays or cancellations. Most of our guests typically fly on a red-eye and arrive the morning of November 30th, as mentioned above, however, some arrive earlier to get acclimated to their surroundings (jet lag, adapt, etc.) or do a bit of exploring on their own. If you do plan on arriving earlier, please let us know and we are happy to offer accommodation and city guide suggestions for you.



"I connected with my tribe! We went on epic adventures, had deep heart to heart talks, swapped SO much knowledge, helped each other pursue our dreams and met some of our best friends in this world. I'll cherish these moments forever and I'm so thankful for Jesse for bringing us all together. It was the first time in my life where I had that "AH HA' moment & truly started to believe there really was more for me in this life. My perspectives shifted, my mind grew and my life changed. It was in this place with these people where I realized it was possible for me to be the author of my life and make the change I always knew I could."

Anna Leigh Wilson


“I was a little apprehensive about booking an experience with a travel service. After all, I’d always been a solo traveller navigating my own path. How wrong was I. Traveling with Jesse gave me an opportunity to make lifelong friends. An insight into how to grow as a person and take the best traits of people's personalities to make your own. I truly felt like I’d made a connection. They say you meet people in this life for a season, a reason or a lifetime. I’m looking forward to the lifetime of friendships from this traveling encounter.”

Yan Yates


"Life changing experiences & connections like this are not only hard to come by, but they are also hard to understand if you've never truly encountered them. We embarked on a week-long adventure into the unknown that is everything we didn't even know we needed until going through it. From masterminds about business, to deep convos within life, epic views & excursions - the last 7 days are some I will never forget. Jesse, the founder of Connection Creators, asked us all what we want to integrate within our lives that impacted us during the experience. Right away, I knew my answer: Coming home from this trip, I want to integrate looking through the lens of curiosity. To be a sponge in all areas of my life & soak in the knowledge and wisdom that is shared with me in order to pass along to others. I also commit to putting more energy into connecting with like-minded humans and putting our strengths together to serve the world with our hearts & spread love like it's candy. Stay tuned for upcoming trips, you're not going to want to miss one - trust me."

Kassidy Hardgrove


“There is no more fulfilling traveling experience than one with Jesse. No matter which corner of the globe you go to, you can rest assured that a full allotment of quality experiences will be on your itinerary. Good drinks, fine local cuisine, and immersive adventures that make you feel like you are traveling with a native to the region. Anyone who gets the opportunity to travel with him should consider themselves fortunate!”

Nick Hosseinzadeh


“Traveling with Jesse is easily one of the top experiences and adventures I can add to my life. He is constantly bringing the energy, curiosity and flow your trip NEEDS to feel like you are at the edge of the passenger seat. Giggling through lush jungle passages, curious about the local flavor & smiling from sunrise to sunset. Adaptable, easy going and free spirited Jesse makes you feel seen, heard and inspires you to really soak up LIFE and what the world has to offer. Whether it’s one day, a full week or just in passing, Jesse continues to change my life."

Sydney Payne


"Jesse went above and beyond. What I loved the most was just feeling very present with the people Jesse brought together. This trip helped me come out of a low point in my life. I've come to the conclusion through my experiences in life that nothing matters more than connection. Whether that's with friends, family, or even yourself. This trip is the embodiment of what it truly means to connect with one another. Looking back, I've met some of my now, closest friends from joining the last two travel experiences Jesse has hosted. If you want to truly get out of your comfort zone, and go to amazing places with amazing people, then this is exactly what you're looking for."

Jon Correal

You'll Be Staying Here

Miravida Soho Hotel & Wine Bar

Miravida Soho Hotel & Wine Bar

Buenos Aires is known for its European-style architecture, rich cultural life, and excellent food. Miravida Soho is located on a cobblestone street in the very heart of trendy Palermo Soho, the hippest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It has the feel of a private residence, intimate and comfortable. Miravida is your home away from home.

Los Ponchos Hotel

Los Ponchos Hotel

Los Ponchos Hotel, is located in downtown El Calafate, in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park. Expect a unique experience in their cozy rooms, decorated with Hispano-American art pieces that connect you to their cultural identity. From your wide and comfortable room, enjoy the impressive view of the lake Lago Argentino and admire the beauty of the Patagonic skies. In Los Ponchos, the staff strives to make their guests feel at home.

Chalten Suites Hotel

Chalten Suites Hotel

Chalten Suites is nestled in one of the most spectacular corners of Patagonia, observed by the majesty and grandness of the Fitz Roy Peak and the surrounding mountains and pristine lakes. Family owned, it offers a personalized service in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in El Chaltén, exclusively designed for people who enjoy peace, comfort, good food and an unmatched view to the Andean mountains.

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A community like ours doesn't happen by chance, it's intentional.

Are you looking for open-minded, like-minded and value-minded people to grow with, learn from and travel with? Leave it up to us. We carefully select individuals to join our epic retreats, creating an intimate and enriching experience for everyone.

Can you positively contribute? Although it requires time and effort to fill out our short form here, it's important that every applicant takes a moment to decide if our community-focused and collaborative approach to traveling is something they are open to.

There are no wrong answers, just an opportunity to be the real you. Once you have answered just a few questions and your form is complete, our team will immediately get in touch to schedule a connection call so we can get to know each other!

All we ask is that you make the effort to connect with us before you hand over your hard earned money. After speaking with each guest after their experience, they sincerely thank us for our approach and can better understand why we also make the effort on our end.

We are excited to share that we have upgraded our platform to offer a clear and more user friendly experience for you! For this particular experience to Argentina, we are staying in multiple hotels. On the "Book Now" page, please choose a room that suits you in each of the three hotels before checking out. The total investment is reflective of the entire experience including meals, activities, etc.

In addition, we do ask if you are booking with a friend or as a couple that you both make the same room choices and overall reservation on the same day to secure that the room will be reserved for you. You have the option to book for two people, together, or you can each book separately and we will confirm that you are matched in the same room. Simply toggle the number of adults from 2 to 1 for each room at checkout. If you are booking as a solo traveler, please choose the solo option for each hotel at checkout.

Lastly, please make a non-refundable deposit of 40% to secure your spot. The remainder will be due 40 days before the experience. If you have not checked out our "Impact" tab, go take a look! 1% of all profits from our travel experiences are directed towards creating a larger impact for our partner foundations and the communities they serve. 100% of these payments and your additional donations go directly to our non-profit partner organizations in Brazil and Pakistan.

Our experiences are not designed for everyone. They are intentionally curated to encompass four main components (our values).

When was the last time you did something for the first time? You have two choices. To experience adventure or remain limited by the constant fear of it.

  • Our quest to choose adventure: We encourage you to try something you have never done before. To interrupt your predictable daily routine with a burst of wonder, awe and novelty. We help guide you outside your comfort zone - to embrace the challenge and remind you what you're capable of.

Alone we may be successful, but unfulfilled we will remain. Life is more meaningful when shared. We were created for community.

  • Our quest to grow our community: Questions are powerful tools. We design thought-provoking and inquisitive questions to find commonalities, foster connection and build valuable relationships. Through gaining a better understanding of one another we create the environment for meaningful conversations and a true sense of friendship.

Do you encourage, inspire, uplift and empower others?

  • Our quest to create impact: We promote an inviting, non-judgmental environment where you are free to add value to others, in ways big or small. Where you feel comfortable to share your stories in a group where you are both seen and heard. We support and push one another to grow and expand. We offer a helping hand and pay it forward. Lastly, we give back to the local community.

What usually happens when you arrive back home after a travel experience? Do the post travel blues kick in? Sometimes you fall right back into the rut of life. You feel inspired but no one at home can comprehend the experience you just had. Maintaining a sense of connection after your travel experience is vital.

  • Our quest to support integration: We carve out the time for reflection and gratitude while you travel. We provide you with the resources to capture your experience and bring it home safely with you. We mindfully nudge you to remain plugged in to the community for support, to adopt new healthy habits and practices in your everyday life and plan your next travel experience, with us :)

The most extraordinary and fulfilling achievements in life are experienced in collaboration and alliance with others. We are amazed at what people can accomplish when they are open-minded and committed to fully showing up and working through their challenges and successes together.

A mastermind is a group of individuals who support, inspire and learn from each other. In the best mastermind groups, you’ll find mindfully curated questions and highly motivated leaders who solve problems together, share advice, and push each other to achieve massive success.

Our Mastermind led events do just that. Our main intentions are to foster connection, embrace vulnerability and drive growth.

There is a priceless value that you can add to another individual in an honest and meaningful way through your own past experiences. You may not have thought of yourself in this light, however, we all have this ability.

Expect to grow your network, elevate your mindset, expand your skillsets and gain support. All in an intimate and nonjudgemental environment curated on connection, to help you improve and reach your goals both personally and professionally.

To step into your true and authentic self. To embrace your quirks and imperfections. To feel accepted and not judged from the people around you. Are these goals of yours?

We seek and share insights. We encourage storytelling. We add value. We embrace vulnerability. We Mastermind. And yes, we travel to the most epic and captivating destinations around the globe.

You'll notice thorough attention to detail with several personalized and thoughtful touches baked into the experience. We maintain a mindful approach with a commitment to our core purpose of organizing an incomparable and invigorating experience to reignite each and every one of your senses.

Travel is without a doubt one of the strongest tools we have to bring people together and foster connection. If you’re open to it, travel can be an expansive experience providing inspiration for your outer journey with a renewed perspective for your inner journey.

If these words deeply resonate with you, then this experience is for you. Take the risk. You owe it to yourself.

Depending on the destination we travel to, each day will been mindfully curated for you to experience only the best each location has to offer.

We’ve done the research for you. Trust us when we say that if it’s on our itinerary, it’s worth doing.

Our carefully-designed itineraries are formed with our professional partners.

The ability to meet so many authentic and genuine people during our personal and professional experiences has been a priceless positive, as this has led to countless invaluable friendships with the natives of countries all around the globe. These relationships have allowed us to acquire special knowledge and gain an introspective view as to the unique and often obscure places and activities that certain countries have to offer.

We partner with reputable and trusted professionals on the ground in our destinations who only guide and operate trips with extensive knowledge, because it’s an important job, and well, an experience through the eyes of a local is just better.

You’re in great hands. This is our personal promise to you.

A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet. Read that again.

The success of an experience often depends on the atmosphere that surrounds it. People are social beings, and therefore the company has a huge impact on the overall feeling of the trip. We believe who you travel with is more important than where you go or what you do.

An organized group travel experience has more to offer than you may realize.

When you bring like-minded individuals together, something unique happens. Shared interests and life-changing experiences tend to bond people together, in ways unimaginable. Group travel makes even the farthest and most exotic destinations feel safe and accessible. It affords travelers opportunities to collectively connect with local cultures on a more meaningful level and make a positive impact on the places they visit.

When you’re in a group, it will help push you outside your familiar to try new things. Through the support and confidence you gain from others, you are more inclined to step outside your comfort zone, and as a result you'll be glad you took the leap.

We can’t do this without YOU. Nearly all of our participants say the highlight of our experiences is the GROUP itself. Whether you are flying solo or traveling with friends, partners or family, if these trips speak to you, then they are for you. Let’s skip the awkward silences and just be friends.

Please review our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking any experience with us.

The Patagonia Connection Experience

Argentina· November 30 - December 9 2023· 9 nights