Route 40 + Carretera Austral

From Bariloche to El Chalten OR From El Chalten to Bariloche
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Expedition
  • Walking
  • Group
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Tour Description

This tour is a great option for people wanting to visit these remote and unspoilt regions of Chile and Argentina. Due to the strength and durability of our vehicles we are able to visit these areas where conventional transport would be unsuitable. Let us take the stress out of the journey while you enjoy the lakes, mountains and waterfalls of the region. Discover the Carretera Austral and explore the stunning landscapes of the Futaleufu Valley and the majestic Queulat Hanging Glacier. Finally discover the vast Patagonian steppe as we travel down Argentina’s famous Route 40.

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South America's best road trip on Chile's Carretera Austral

Visit remote and unspoiled region of Chile and Argentina

Hike to the spectacular Hanging Glacier at Queulat National park

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Bariloche Futaleufu

Cross Argentina’s fruit belt and have a quick stop at the train station of La Trochita – The Old Patagonian Express. Finish the day crossing back into Chile.

Day 2
Futaleufu Queulat National Park

Enjoy the fabulous scenery of the Carretera Austral and visit the fishing village of Puyuhuapi on the edge of the Chilean Fiords.

Day 3
Queulat National Park

Get up close and personal to a spectacular hanging glacier in the Queulat National Park. Nature at its finest!

Day 4
Queulat National Park Coyhaique

Hike in the enchanted forest as we continue our journey to Coyhaique.

Day 5
Coyhaique Ruta 40

We cross back into Argentina and on to the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40), overnight at a Patagonian guesthouse.

Day 6
Ruta 40

Visit Cuevas de Las Manos (Caves of Hands) the most ancient native artistic expressions of the subcontinent.

Day 7
Ruta 40 El Chalten

Enjoying the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head south to El Chalten and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

Day 1
El Chalten Ruta 40

Enjoy the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head north from El Chalten and on to the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Day 2
Ruta 40

Visit Cuevas de Las Manos (Caves of Hands) the most ancient native artistic expressions of the subcontinent.

Day 3
Ruta 40 Coyhaique

We cross into Chile and onto the Carretera Austral "Southern Road", known as South Americas best road trip.

Day 4
Coyhaique Queulat National Park

Hike in the enchanted forest get up close to spectacular hanging glacier in the Queulat National Park. Overnight on the edge of the fiords.

Day 5
Queulat National Park Futaleufu

Drive to Futaleufu where we stay on a working farm and learn about the way of life in this remote part of Chile.

Day 6
Futaleufu

Enjoy walks in this remote and unspoilt part of Chile. Horse riding and rafting is also available.

Day 7
Futaleufu Bariloche

We cross the mighty Futaleufu River into Argentina. After a quick stop at the train station of La Trochita – The Old Patagonian Express, we will continue to Bariloche, a resort town located in the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights accommodation in standard hotels and guesthouses
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights in comfortable cabins
  • Included Copy 20 Hotel upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 7 Lunches
  • Included Copy 20 6 Dinners
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Fully escorted in South America in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
  • Included Copy 20 Service of an experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced Driver/Mechanic Services of camp assistant while camping
  • Included Copy 20 All National Park Entrance fees
Transportation
Expedition Vehicle

Activities

  • Included South Americas Best Road Trip Carretera Austral
  • Included Queulat National Park & Queulat Hanging Glacier Carretera Austral
  • Included Enchanted forest hike Carretera Austral
  • Included Cuevas de las Manos - Argentinean Patagonia
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Duration

7 days

Price from

$1,800 USD

Per person, twin share

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