Itinerary

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Buenos Aires to Santiago via Ushuaia.

Days 1-2 Buenos Aires

Delight in the rich culture of elegant, bustling Buenos Aires. Tour through this enigmatic city taking in grand boulevards, stunning buildings and stylish locals.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 3 Bush Camp

Survey the vast plains of the Pampas - home to the gauchos, Argentina's proud cowboys.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Puerto Madryn

Look out for magnificent aquatic wildlife while exploring the Valdes Peninsula with a local guide.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 6 Camarones

Witness the adorable Magellanic penguins that frequent the Atlantic Coast of Argentina.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Atlantic Bush Camp

Pitch a tent amidst the rugged, tranquil surrounds of the Atlantic Coast and soak up the scenery.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 9-10 El Chalten/Los Glaciares National Park

Enter a world of incredible natural beauty in Los Glaciares National Park. Hike past crystal lakes, imposing mountains and stunning glacial scenery.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 11-12 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

Gaze in awe as huge chunks of ice plunge into the lake below on a Perito Moreno Glacier tour. This is truly one of the most jaw-dropping of Argentina's attractions.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 17 Torres del Paine National Park

Trek through pristine wilderness and marvel at the granite cliffs, barren plains, clear lakes and dramatic waterfalls in Torres del Paine National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 18 Magellan Straits

Jump on a ferry and brave the infamous Magellan Strait. This 500 km stretch of water separates the Argentinean mainland from Tierra del Fuego. Keep an eye out for marinelife and sea birds including the mighty albatross.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 19-20 Ushuaia

Cross the border to Chile and explore striking landscapes of windswept plains, virgin forest and swamplands. Look out for condors, buzzard eagles, seals and sea lions, all of which thrive in harsh conditions on the Magellan Straits. Travel on to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 21-23 Magellan Straits/Bush Camp

Catch a ferry across the treacherous Magellan Straits. Be immersed in this amazing landscape while overlanding across the Patagonian steppe.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3

Day 24 Rio Pinturas

Travel through the rugged, mountainous landscape of inland Patagonia to Rio Pinturas. Pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed 'Cave of the Hands' and marvel at the well-preserved prehistoric rock art.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 25 Esquel

Travel through the Argentinean lake district before relaxing in easy-going Esquel, the traditional southern terminal of La Trochita. In this chilled out basecamp, admire the epic scenery at the foothills of the surrounding mountains.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 26-28 Bariloche

One of the premier holiday destinations in Argentina, Bariloche boasts a range of adventure activities set in a stunning natural playground. Bariloche is also well-known for its cuisine and chocolates so be sure to work up an appetite.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Days 29-31 Pucon

Delight in the beautiful scenery of the Lakes District. Choose to go horse riding, rafting, or hiking - or perhaps treat weary limbs to a dip in the thermal springs.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 32 Salto del Laja

Travel through landscapes rich in agriculture to camp amid spectacular scenery en route to Santiago.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 33-34 Santiago

Celebrate the end of a wonderful South American adventure in Chile's enthralling capital, Santiago. Tour through wide streets, lush parks and sample some world-renowned Chilean wine.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1