Adventure Guide Program – Patagonia | Gap Year

Adventure Guide Program – Patagonia


90 Days

Patagonia. Where else in the world would you want to perfect your outdoor skills? Rugged, remote, vast and sublime – Patagonia’s beauty is unrivalled, and the trekking is unreal.

Whether you are keen to become a guide, or simply experience the ultimate adventure holiday and perfect your outdoor survival skills, this is a trip not to forget. And you get to live in Patagonia for 3 months. Rad.
This 3 month program is broken into 3 modules that focus on different key areas to build your repertoire of skills and experience. Your time in Patagonia will be split between intensive practical and theoretical training, gaining world-recognised guiding qualifications, plus work experience in the adventure tourism industry.

This Argentinian – Chilean based program specialises in the following guiding disciplines:

  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Sea kayaking

Considered by many as the ultimate adventure travel destination, we know you’ll instantly love this place. Clean air, wide spaces, unreal mountainscapes, your camera is going to get a work out as much as your legs!

While this is an Adventure Guide Program, it’s not all about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. There will be cultural activities and exchange; sightseeing and touring; personal development; community and social events; free time and plenty of opportunity for exploration.


  • Accommodation and meals for duration of program
  • Work experience in the adventure tourism industry
  • All technical equipment, program related transport & travel
  • Qualified & experienced technical instructors
  • NZ Outdoor Instructor Association Leader Hiking Qualification
  • International Wilderness First Aid certificate
  • Modules on guiding and leadership skills, critical incident management & technical skills
  • Enjoy the experience of living in an isolated region of South America!

Adventure Activities

South America

Argentina, Chile

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Pure Exploration NZ

Pure Exploration offer global adventure travel programs designed for all young travellers seeking a constructive and developmental stepping stone into independent travel, the adventure tourism industry, or the next chapter in their life.
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