Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia Overview

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.

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      USD $2,585
      CAD $2,640
      AUD $2,695
      EUR €1,995
      GBP £1,610
      NZD $3,190
      ZAR R26,975
      CHF FR2,245
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      USD $850
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      USD $3,365*
      CAD $3,485*
      AUD $3,557*
      EUR €2,579*
      GBP £2,126*
      NZD $4,112*
      ZAR R35,269*
      CHF FR2,935*
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Trip Validity

  • 2011-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Santiago, Chile
  • Finish:

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (20 nts), Hostel (5 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Cueva de las Manos, Los Glaciares National Park, Penguin Colony, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Valdez Peninsula

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    981kg pp per trip
  • 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 price from

    USD $2,585
    CAD $2,640
    AUD $2,695
    EUR €1,995
    GBP £1,610
    NZD $3,190
    ZAR R26,975
    CHF FR2,245
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    USD $850
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    USD $3,365*
    CAD $3,485*
    AUD $3,557*
    EUR €2,579*
    GBP £2,126*
    NZD $4,112*
    ZAR R35,269*
    CHF FR2,935*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $98
    CAD $102
    AUD $104
    EUR €75
    GBP £62
    NZD $120
    ZAR R1,037
    CHF FR86
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About Argentina , Chile

Santiago to Buenos Aires via Ushuaia Summary

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Day 1 Santiago

Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.

Day 2 Salto del Laja

With four beautiful waterfalls cascading from the river Laja, Salto del Laja is a celebrated summer holiday destination surrounded by forests and greenery.

Days 3-5 Pucon

With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Days 6-8 Barlioche

A city of immense natural beauty known for its great chocolate, Bariloche is fabulous for sports lovers and food connoisseurs in all its picturesque seasons.

Day 9 Esquel

The Old Patagonia Express and the Esquel meteorite are the claims to fame for Esquel, a small town surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery.

Days 10-11 Rio Pinturas/Cueva de las Manos

Running through the sunburnt Pinturas River Canyon, Rio Pinturas runs through Patagonia and is home to the Cueva de las Manos, a cave filled with pictures of prehistoric hands and animals.

Days 12-14 Los Glaciares National Park/El Chalten

The small village of El Chalten, nestled between picturesque mountains within Glacier National Park, is mainly a campsite for visitors, albeit a spectacular one. Los Glaciares National Park is resplendent with its 47 glaciers, soaring mountains perfect for climbing, inviting grassy plains and lakes of the deepest blue.

Day 15 Magellan Straits

Unpredictable currents and winds, combined with the narrowness of the passage, has made the Straits of Magellan a beautiful yet precarious route for many ships over the centuries.

Days 16-18 Tierra del Fuego/Ushuaia

A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.

Day 19 Magellan Straits

Around 570 km long, the Straits of Magellan became part of Chile in 1843 and was once the main ship route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

Days 20-24 Torres del Paine National Park

Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.

Days 25-26 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino. Originally a place for wool traders to gather, El Calafate has grown into a charming town with lots of restaurants and outdoor activities on offer.

Days 27-28 Bush Camp/Camarones

A nature lover's paradise with amazing penguin colonies and an abundance of animal species and marine life, sleepy Camarones is a lovely place to relax oceanside .

Days 29-30 Puerto Madryn/Valdez Peninsula

Puerto Madryn is a popular beachfront city with Welsh roots and is close to the Valdez Peninsula, a protected wildlife sanctuary.

Day 31 Bush Camp

Travel up the coast of Argentina, enjoying sea views and the small towns that are dotted along the way. Camp overnight.

Days 32-34 Buenos Aires

Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
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    • GDOD
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,585
      CAD $2,640
      AUD $2,695
      EUR €1,995
      GBP £1,610
      NZD $3,190
      ZAR R26,975
      CHF FR2,245
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $850
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,365*
      CAD $3,485*
      AUD $3,557*
      EUR €2,579*
      GBP £2,126*
      NZD $4,112*
      ZAR R35,269*
      CHF FR2,935*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.