From Ushuaia to Santiago, adventure through Argentina and Chile.

An epic adventure that starts in the southernmost town of Argentina, Ushuaia, and winds through the wilds of Chile while taking in some of the best of South America's attractions. Tour Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, journey along the Chilean Fjord Coast, through the eerie landscape that surrounds the Pucon Volcano and finally arrive in the buzzing capital of Chile. Santiago is the final stop on this action-packed adventure through Patagonia, one of the most incredible places on Earth.

Ushuaia, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
664kg pp per trip


  • Travel to Tierra del Fuego to spot sea lions
  • Visit Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city
  • Hike through stunning Torres del Paine National Park
  • Hear the ice moan at the gigantic Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Explore the rugged landscape surrounding the imposing Mt Fitz Roy
  • Camp in the wilds of the Chilean Fjord Coast
  • Kick up your heels in Pucon
  • Sample produce while journeying through Chile's wine country
  • Savour the cosmopolitan culture and creative spirit of Santiago


Start this epic adventure in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town. Travel to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see windswept plains, forests and swamplands.
Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter Chile, famous for its wine and seafood.
Spend time exploring the rugged expanse of Torres del Paine. Take in the scenery of vast plains punctuated by huge granite cliffs and spot flightless rhea birds and guanacos (the llama's rare, wild Andean cousin).
During the next few days you will get to walk part of the famous W-walk circuit with a local guide. You can also complete the full trek if you have pre-booked this option.
Base package group: If you have not opted for the optional 2 day W-walk extension package, this morning will be free time around Paine Grande. You then board the catamaran back to Pudeto, where the truck will meet you and drive you to our campsite for the night. W-walk extension group: If you have chosen the optional 2 day W-walk extension, you will leave Paine Grande and trek up the French Valley with your local guide. From here you will continue trekking to Campsite Cuernos where you will spend the night camping.
Base package group: Today is free for those that have not booked the W-walk optional 2 day extension package. There are many other optional activities available near our campsite, or maybe take a day to relax and just enjoy the spectacular views from the campsite. W-walk extension group: For those of you that continue on the W-walk, your local guide will direct you along Lago Nordenskjold to Las Torres Campsite where you will spend the night camping
Today is our last full day in this beautiful National Park. Base package group: The truck will take us to the base of the famous three peaks which give the name to the park. From there we will walk up the Torres with our local guide before we make our way back to the truck and onto our campsite for the night. W-walk extension group: This morning we will hike up to see the Torres and come back down to Las Torres Campsite where the Dragoman truck will be waiting to return the whole group to the campsite for the night.
Cross back into Argentina and head to El Calafate for a trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most incredible tourist attractions in Argentina. This breathtaking blue expanse is one of the world's most accessible ice fields.
Today we go on a full day's guided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the more spectacular sights in Patagonia.
From El Chalten, the trekking capital of Argentina, explore the Los Glaciaries National Park. See Argentina's stunningly rugged mountains while trekking over glaciers and take in the view of the remarkable Mt Fitz Roy.
Two days to enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and Fitzroy National Park where lots of treks are available. There is also a wide range of activities available from horse riding to glacier trekking and a boat trip on Viedma Lake.
Vast creaking blue glaciers, towering mountains and glassy lakes dominate the horizon on the journey along the Chilean Fjord Coast. Camp in the Patagonian wilds amid the rugged beauty and isolation of one of the world's final frontiers.
Drive day through magnificent scenery. From this point we will join the famous Carretera Austral, probably one of the most stunning roads in South America. Please note that the road from here onwards is rough and mostly unpaved meaning that the going is slow. If time and weather conditions allow we will have the opportunity to go on a boat trip to see the stunning Capillas de Marmol (Marble Chapels).
If not possible yesterday there may be an opportunity to see the stunning Capillas de Marmol (Marble Chapels) this morning. We then continue north on Carretera Austral on a short drive to Cerro Castillo National Reserve
Today we drive to Queluat National Park and if time allows there is an optional walk to see the hanging Colgante Glacier.
Drive through the Chilean Fjords to Futaleufu. In Futaleufu we stay in a local campsite.
Perhaps jump on a mountain bike or saddle up on a horse to explore the mountain resort area around Bariloche. Afterwards, spend some time sampling the region's famous chocolate.
Today is a free day to enjoy this beautiful mountain town. Perhaps explore on a mountain bike, take a trip along the river in a kayak or enjoy the delights on a chocolate factory tour!
Discover the wealth of adventure activities on offer amid the deep blue lakes and snow-capped peaks of volcanic Pucon. The Pucon Volcano keeps the thermal springs the perfect temperature for bathing, while the slopes of Villarica are ideal for hiking and horse riding.
Today is a free day with a range of activities available from hiking to hot springs.
Arrive in Santiago and delight in the restaurants, museums, and night-life of Chile's cosmopolitan capital. Perhaps take a tour of the Miguel Torres Winery and sample the various drops before toasting the end of this memorable adventure with a glass or two of the local specialty.
The trip ends this morning.
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Ferry, Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Hostel (9 nights), Hotel (2 nights)


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Important notes

1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.
2. This trip gives you the option of hiking the "W" trek in Torres del Paine. Please refer to itinerary in Trip Notes for more information.
3. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Ushuaia to Santiago , March 2015

Ushuaia to Santiago , March 2015