Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia Itinerary

Visit South America and travel through Argentina and Chile, from Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia. Experience Patagonia and explore the Tierra del Fuego with Intrepid.

    • 34
    • GDOD
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,765
      CAD $2,995
      AUD $2,935
      EUR €2,020
      GBP £1,630
      NZD $3,275
      ZAR R26,975
      CHF FR2,245
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $842
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,565*
      CAD $3,861*
      AUD $3,819*
      EUR €2,604*
      GBP £2,160*
      NZD $4,221*
      ZAR R35,928*
      CHF FR2,990*
    • Overland
    • Basix
‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
Perito Moreno Glacier

Guitar player, Argentina

Colourful buildings, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park

Perito Moreno Glacier

Penguins, Ushuaia


Chile torres del paine

Samba dancing, Chile

Day 1 Santiago

Visit Chile and discover the cosmopolitan streets of Santiago.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Salto del Laja

Drive through Chile's winelands to Salto de Laja Camp, setting up camp amid spectacular scenery. Perhaps head to the nearby waterfalls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 3-5 Pucon

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 6-8 Barlioche

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Day 9 Esquel

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 10-11 Rio Pinturas/Cueva de las Manos

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 12-14 Los Glaciares National Park/El Chalten

Enter the sublime winter landscapes of El Chalten. Hike past vast crystal lakes amid stunning glacial scenery.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 15 Magellan Straits

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 16-18 Tierra del Fuego/Ushuaia

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 19 Magellan Straits

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 20-24 Torres del Paine National Park

Trek through pristine wilderness and marvel at the park's granite cliffs, barren plains, clear lakes and dramatic waterfalls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 5

Days 25-26 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 27-28 Bush Camp/Camarones

Head out on a guided tour of the Magellan penguin colony, before setting up camp in the quaint coastal town of Camarones.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 29-30 Puerto Madryn/Valdez Peninsula

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 31 Bush Camp

Enjoy vistas of desolate coastal plains en route to Monte Hermoso.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 32-34 Buenos Aires

Delight in the rich culture of Buenos Aires. Wander grand boulevards, admire the city's splendid buildings or enjoy its heaving night-life.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2