Explore Patagonia on a trip from Santiago to Buenos Aires.

Visit South America and travel through the windswept beauty of Patagonia on this journey through the stunning scenery of Argentina and Chile. Relax in the cafes of Santiago and be enchanted by the beauty of Bariloche before exploring some of the world's most breathtaking glacial scenery. Admire sweeping vistas while trekking through pristine wilderness, spot exotic animals and marvel at the immensity of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Travel across the vast Pampas of Argentina before finishing the adventure in electric Buenos Aires. Along the way, meet friendly locals and be swept up by the irresistible charm of this region abundant in natural beauty and wildlife.

Start
Santiago, Chile
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Countries
Argentina,
Chile
Themes
Overland
Code
GDOD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
981kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Visit Chile and walk the streets of sensational Santiago
  • Stargaze in Salto del Laja
  • Indulge in the delights of Bariloche
  • Spot the wildlife of Tierra del Fuego
  • Marvel at the icy beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Explore the wilds of the Valdes Peninsula
  • Travel through the agricultural heartland of Argentina
  • Live it up in Buenos Aires

Itinerary

Visit Chile and discover the cosmopolitan streets of Santiago.
Journey to the small town of Pucon and make the most of the beautiful landscapes that this part of the world is famous for. Try hiking, horse riding or rafting during the day, and then relax back at camp by night.
Cross the border into Argentina and kick back in the resort town of Bariloche. For a dose of adventure try mountain biking or horse riding. Feeling a little indulgent? Then why not relax in a cafe and sample the decadent chocolate delicacies for which this town is renowned.
Relax in easy-going Esquel, the traditional southern terminal of La Trochita. Admire the epic scenery at the foothills of the surrounding mountains from the chilled out basecamp.
Travel to Rio Pinturas for a night of camping and then explore the vast cave network of Cueva de las Manos. Literally translating to 'Cave of Hands', the rock walls feature hundreds of well-preserved hand-paintings believed to date back 9,000 years.
Enter the sublime winter landscapes of El Chalten. Hike past vast crystal lakes amid stunning glacial scenery.
Sail through the treacherous Magellan Straits and experience the inhospitable winds and currents that the frontier explorers braved to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Travel to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, then venture into windswept Tierra del Fuego to see a diverse array of wildlife, from colonies of seals to majestic condors taking wing.
Traverse the Magellan Straits and head back to Chile to arrive in the remote Punta Delgada. Spend the night in a bush camp, stargazing under clear South American skies.
Trek through pristine wilderness and marvel at the park's granite cliffs, barren plains, clear lakes and dramatic waterfalls.
Be amazed by the blue beauty of the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier. Watch as chunks of ice break off and fall into the lake below.
Head out on a guided tour of the Magellan penguin colony, before setting up camp in the quaint coastal town of Camarones.
Keep watch for a wide range of aquatic creatures while exploring the Valdes Peninsula with a local guide. Whales, penguins and sea lions all call this area home as do a host of land animals and birds.
Enjoy vistas of desolate coastal plains en route to Monte Hermoso.
Delight in the rich culture of Buenos Aires. Wander grand boulevards, admire the city's splendid buildings or enjoy its heaving night-life.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nights), Camping (with facilities) (10 nights), Hostel (14 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.

Trip notes

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