Head from Chile to Argentina via beautiful Patagonia

Travel overland from Santiago to Ushuaia, taking in spectacular scenery and enjoying outdoor adventures along the way. Beginning in Santiago, Chile's buzzing capital, this trip journeys through the volcanic landscape surrounding Pucon, along the Chilean Fjord Coast, stopping in the wilds of the Torres del Paine National Park and finally ending in the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia. Discover the isolation, beauty and majesty of Patagonia on this action-packed adventure through one of the most incredible places on earth.

Start
Santiago, Chile
Finish
Ushuaia, Argentina
Countries
Argentina,
Chile
Themes
Overland
Code
GDOI
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
664kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Discover the spirit of cosmopolitan Santiago
  • Travel through the heart of Chile's wine country
  • Enjoy action-packed fun in Pucon
  • Camp in the wilds of the Chilean Fjord Coast
  • Hear the creaking ice of the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike through the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Visit Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city

Itinerary

Discover the cosmopolitan streets of Santiago, Chile's vibrant capital.
Travel down the spine of the Andes, through the heart of Chilean wine country.
Opt to climb the nearby volcano of Villarrica or relax in the thermal springs around Pucon.
Perhaps explore the scenery around the resort town of Bariloche on horseback or mountain bike, or just stay in town and sample some of the region's delicious chocolate.
Today we cross back into Chile and drive to Futaleufu. From this point we will join the famous Carretera Austral, probably one of the most stunning roads in South America.
Today we leave Futalefu and drive through the Chilean Fjords to Queluat National Park.
Today is another drive day through magnificient scenery. In Cerro Castillo we stay the night in a lovely family run campsite.
Today we cross into Argentina and continue our journey south on the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40)
Arrive in Los Glaciares National Park. Trek over glaciers, admire stunning views of mountain ranges or take a boat trip on Viedma Lake.
Two days to enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and Fitzroy National Park where lots of treks are available.
Listen to the moan of the advancing glacial ice and watch as huge chunks break off Perito Moreno Glacier and collapse into the channel below.
Spend four days exploring the rugged Torres del Paine National Park, punctuated by granite cliffs and home to guanacos and flightless rhea birds.
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 orning will be free time around Paine Grande.
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.
Today is our last full day in this beautiful National Park.
Travel to the end of the world and enter the wilds of Tierra del Fuego.
End this epic South American adventure at the world's southernmost town, Ushuaia, set between the Beagle Channel and looming glacial peaks.
The trip ends this morning. No accommodation is provided for tonight.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (4 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Hostel (9 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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Santiago to Ushuaia , January 2015