Buenos Aires to Santiago via Ushuaia Itinerary

Discover penguins, glaciers and eye-popping cities on an epic South American adventure. Travel from Buenos Aires to Santiago via the bottom of the world!

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,660
      CAD $2,885
      AUD $2,825
      EUR €1,945
      GBP £1,570
      NZD $3,155
      ZAR R23,880
      CHF FR2,250
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $800
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,460*
      CAD $3,751*
      AUD $3,709*
      EUR €2,529*
      GBP £2,100*
      NZD $4,101*
      ZAR R32,387*
      CHF FR2,957*
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Perito Moreno Glacier

Guitar player, Buenos Aires

Locals playing a board game, Santiago

Colourful buildings, Buenos Aires

El Chalten peaks

Perito Moreno Glacier

Tango dancers

Penguins, 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

Head north along the vast plains of the Pampas - home to the gauchos, Argentina's proud cowboys - for a night of bush-camping on the coast.
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 Camarones, a sleepy town on Argentina's wild Atlantic Coast.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Atlantic Bush Camp

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

Days 8-9 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

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

Days 10-14 Torres del Paine National Park

Venture into Torres del Paine National Park. Spend the following few days visiting the lakes and glaciers that combine to make this Patagonia's premier wilderness frontier, or take them all in under your own steam on the famous W-walk.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 5

Day 15 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 marine-life and sea birds, including the mighty albatross.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 16-18 Ushuaia

Cross the border to Chile and explore the striking landscapes of windswept plains, virgin forest and swamplands of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 19 Magellan Straits

Look out for condors, buzzard eagles, seals and sea lions, all of which thrive in harsh conditions on the Magellan Straits.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 20-22 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: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 23 Bush Camp

Ferry back across the treacherous Magellan Straits. Be immersed in this amazing landscape while overlanding across the Patagonian Steppe.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

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

Continue on through the Argentinean lake district before relaxing in easy-going Esquel, the traditional southern terminal of La Trochita. Admire the sublime scenery of the region from a basecamp nestled at the foothills of the surrounding mountains.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 26-28 Bariloche

One of the most popular holiday destinations in Argentina, think of Bariloche as the natural playground for adventure activities. It's also a region renowned 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 between 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