Tour through the pristine wilderness of South America's deep south

Venture deep into the frozen heart of Patagonia on an adventure through South America’s most spectacular scenery. Discover the pulsating energy of Buenos Aires before heading south to Patagonia; explore some of the planet’s most breathtaking landscapes and visit Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. Walk through pristine wilderness, spot exotic animals and gaze in awe at the towering Perito Moreno Glacier. Travel to Bariloche for indulgence and relaxation and finish the tour in sizzling Santiago. Along the way, meet friendly locals and be enchanted by the charming south coast of South America.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4 Max 22
Carbon offset
981kg pp per trip


  • Explore a myriad of fun and fascinating Buenos Aires attractions
  • Get up close and personal to wildlife in pristine Patagonia
  • Travel to Argentina's vast Pampas
  • Visit Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town
  • Spot the abundant marine life of Valdes Peninsula
  • Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier to see ice shelves breaking into the ocean
  • Indulge in the epicurean delights of beautiful Bariloche
  • Visit Santiago and be immersed in colour and culture


Delight in the rich culture of elegant, bustling Buenos Aires. Tour through this enigmatic city taking in grand boulevards, stunning buildings and stylish locals.
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.
Look out for magnificent aquatic wildlife while exploring the Valdes Peninsula with a local guide.
Witness the adorable Magellanic penguins that frequent Camarones, a sleepy town on Argentina's wild Atlantic Coast.
Pitch a tent amid the rugged, peaceful surrounds of the Atlantic Coast and soak up the scenery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look out for condors, buzzard eagles, seals and sea lions, all of which thrive in harsh conditions on the Magellan Straits.
Enter a world of incredible natural beauty in Los Glaciares National Park. Hike past crystal lakes, imposing mountains and stunning glacial scenery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Ferry, Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (7 nights), Camping (with facilities) (18 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Hotel (3 nights)


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Important notes

1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.
2. 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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Buenos Aires to Santiago via Ushuaia , March 2015