Wild Patagonia

From Santiago to Ushuaia OR From Ushuaia to Santiago
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Expedition
  • Walking
  • Group
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Tour Description

On this epic journey we will travel from Santiago, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Chile, south through the heart of the wine region and through the natural splendor of the lush green forest and sparkling blue lakes of the Chilean and Argentinean lakes districts. 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 infamous Route 40. Arriving into the remote Patagonian expanse we explore the southern ice fields, breathtaking glaciers and the magnificent snow capped Andes mountain range before arriving in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. This is a voyage of intense natural beauty and a chance to be at one with the great outdoors.

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A unique road trip allowing you to soak up the beauty of the remote Southern Andes

Hike some of the best trails in South America, or non-hiking options available also

Combine the best of nature with unique culture, fascinating history and excellent cuisine

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Santiago

Your tour begins with a bang in Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Day 2
Santiago Santa Cruz

Wine tasting and wine making on the Colchagua Valley including a special visit to the Colchagua museum.

Day 3
Santa Cruz Pucon

Arrive in the heart of the Chilean Lakes District and absorb the nature surrounding you.

Day 4-5
Pucon

Lace up your boots to enjoy some spectacular walks and interact with the native Mapuche people. Take some free time to hike Villarica volcano.

Day 6
Pucon Bariloche

Sit back and marvel along the scenic seven lakes drive to Bariloche, Argentina.

Day 7-8
Bariloche

We head out to discover the Nahuel Huapi National Park and you have some free time to enjoy any of the activities on offer including hiking, biking, kayaking and much more!

Day 9
Bariloche Futaleufu

Cross into Chile and hit the Carretera Austral ’Southern Road’, with its reputation as South America’s best road trip.

Day 10
Futaleufu Queulat National Park

Enjoy extraordinary scenery and visit the fishing village of Puyuhuapi on the edge of the Chilean Fiords.

Day 11
Queulat National Park

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

Day 12
Queulat National Park Coyhaique

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

Day 13
Coyhaique Route 40

Cross back into Argentina and on to the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Day 14
Route 40

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

Day 15
Route 40 El Chalten

Enjoy the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head south.

Day 16
El Chalten

Get up close to the mighty Viedma Glacier. Depending on conditions you may explore magical ice caves and walk on the glacier.

Day 17
El Chalten El Calafate

A day out hiking in El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking capital, offering great views of Mount FitzRoy.

Day 18
El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 19
El Calafate Torres Del Paine

Head back into Chile to Torres Del Paine, South Americas finest National Park.

Day 20-22
Torres Del Paine

Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 23
Torres Del Paine Punta Arenas

We arrive to Punta Arenas. Enjoy a special meal that includes tasters of regional wild game.

Day 24
Punta Arenas Cerro Sombrero

Enjoy your morning exploring Punta Arenas before crossing the Straights of Magellan onto the island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Day 25
Cerro Sombrero Ushuaia

Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 26
Ushuaia

Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay. Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the regions history.

Day 27
Ushuaia Depart

Depart Ushuaia with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia.

Note: The information regarding itinerary is given in good faith and is subject to change and /or cancellation, due to weather / political and / or country instabilities and general safety / road conditions etc. Any such changes and/or cancellations which are in our control will be decided by the crew and will be discussed with the group beforehand whenever possible.

Day 1
Ushuaia

Your tour begins with a bang in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 2
Ushuaia

Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay. Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the regions history.

Day 3
Ushuaia Cerro Sombrero

Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Cerro Sombrero.

Day 4
Cerro Sombrero Punta Arenas

Cross the Straights of Magellan and arrive to Punta Arenas.

Day 5
Punta Arenas Torres Del Paine

Enjoy some time in Puerto Natales before we continue on to Torres Del Paine, South Americas finest National Park.

Day 6-8
Torres Del Paine

Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 9
Torres Del Paine El Calafate

We cross back into Argentina and arrive to El Calafate your based to visit the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier.

Day 10
El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 11
El Calafate El Chalten

Enjoy a day out hiking in El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking capital, offering great views of Mount FitzRoy.

Day 12
El Chalten

Get up close to the mighty Viedma Glacier. Depending on conditions you may explore magical ice caves and walk on the glacier.

Day 13
El Chalten Route 40

Enjoy the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head north on the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Day 14
Route 40

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

Day 15
Route 40 Coyahique

Cross into Chile and hit the Carretera Austral ’Southern Road’, with a reputation as South Americas best road trip.

Day 16
Coyahique Queulat National Park

Hike in the enchanted forest on our way to Queulat where we spend the night on the edge of the Fiords.

Day 17
Queulat National Park

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

Day 18
Queulat National Park Futaleufu

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

Day 19
Futaleufu Bariloche

Cross back into Argentina and arrive in Bariloche, located on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi lake.

Day 20-21
Bariloche

We head out to discover the Nahuel Huapi National Park and you have some free time to enjoy any of the activities on offer including hiking, biking, kayaking and much more!

Day 22
Bariloche Pucon

Sit back and marvel along the scenic seven lakes drive to Pucon, Chile.

Day 23-24
Pucon

Lace up your boots to enjoy some spectacular walks and interact with the native Mapuche people. Take some free time to hike Villarica volcano.

Day 25
Pucon Santa Cruz

Head north to Santa Cruz, located in the heart of Chiles famous Colchagua Valley wine region.

Day 26
Santa Cruz Santiago

Wine tasting and wine making on the Colchagua Valley including a special visit to the Colchagua museum.

Day 27
Santiago Depart

Depart Santiago with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia.

Note: The information regarding itinerary is given in good faith and is subject to change and /or cancellation, due to weather / political and / or country instabilities and general safety / road conditions etc. Any such changes and/or cancellations which are in our control will be decided by the crew and will be discussed with the group beforehand whenever possible.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 22 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights in comfortable cabins
  • Included Copy 20 1 night in a hiking lodge
Food
  • Included Copy 20 26 breakfasts
  • Included Copy 20 18 lunches
  • Included Copy 20 19 dinners
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Included Copy 20 Experienced Driver/Mechanic
  • Included Copy 20 All National Park Entrance fees
  • Included Copy 20 Fully escorted in South America
  • Included Copy 31 Note: The tour departing on 26 November 2018, will be "Exploring Patagonia, Pumalin & Chiloe"
Transportation
Expedition Vehicle

Activities

  • Included Vineyard tour & wine making,Colchagua Valley
  • Included Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz
  • Included Hiking in Pucon region with visit to Mapuche family, Pucon
  • Included 7 Lakes Drive from Pucon to Bariloche
  • Included Scenic Circuito Chico tour, Bariloche
  • Included High Tea at Llao Llao resort, Bariloche
  • Included South Americas Best Road Trip, the Carretera Austral
  • Included Queulat National Park & Queulat Hanging, Glacier Carretera Austral
  • Included Enchanted forest hike,Carretera Austral
  • Included Cuevas De Los Manos, Argentinean Patagonia
  • Included Viedma Glacier excursion, El Chalten
  • Included Guided Hiking in El Chalten
  • Included Moreno Glacier day trip including Nautical Safari, El Calafate
  • Included Day Hikes/Excursions, Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Included Useless Bay King Penguin Colony, Tierra Del Fuego
  • Included Crossing the Straights of Magellan
  • Included Beagle Channel Boat trip, Ushuaia
  • Included Tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
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Duration

27 days

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