Anchorage to Ushuaia Itinerary

Travel the length of the Americas from North through Central and to the very tip of the South. From Anchorage to Ushuaia jump onboard the ultimate adventure trip from Alaska to Argentina.

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      USD $14,465
      CAD $14,770
      AUD $13,570
      EUR €11,015
      GBP £9,020
      NZD $17,870
      ZAR R137,205
      CHF FR12,925
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      USD $6,400
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      USD $50 Honduras airport tax
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $14,465
      CAD $14,770
      AUD $13,570
      EUR €11,015
      GBP £9,020
      NZD $17,870
      ZAR R137,205
      CHF FR12,925
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Anchorage to Ushuaia.
Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Bird in Patagonia, Argentina

Banff, Canada

Beach in Tulum, Mexico

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Colourful textiles, Antigua

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Peruvian family

Monument valley, USA

Yellowstone National Park

Palanque, Mexico

Bagel, USA

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Architecture in Lima, Peru

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Grand Canyon

Day 1 Anchorage

Enjoy free time to explore the delights of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 2 Seward/Kenai Fjords National Park

Marvel at the sights and sounds of Kenai Fjords National Park, and witness the remarkable Portage Glacier.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-6 Denali National Park

Go grizzly-bear spotting on a guided tour of Denali National Park. Perhaps go on a scenic flight over Mount McKinley.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 7-8 Maclaren

Contrast time spent in a traditional lodge with camping in among the wilds of the remote Alaskan wilderness.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Lodge - 1

Days 9-10 McCarthy/Wrangell-St Elias National Park

Explore the walking trails, tranquil lakes, open grasslands and untamed beauty of Wrangell-St Elias National Park – the largest national park in the USA.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 11 Tok

Wander through the small Alaskan town of Tok; a major centre for dogsledding. Don’t pass up the opportunity to view the renowned dog-sleigh exhibition.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 12-13 Dawson

Travel amid stunning scenery 300 kms along the ‘Top of the World Highway’ before entering Dawson City, Canada, which was once a hub of activity for gold prospectors.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 14 Whitehorse

The capital of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse is a lovely town to explore and relax in, especially at the hot springs located just near camp.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 15 Cotton Lake

After a long day of driving through the incredible British Colombian countryside, chill out with a book or wander along the shores of Cotton Lake.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 16-17 Hyder

Cross back into the USA and camp in Hyder, the ideal location to explore the Misty Fjords National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 18 Hazelton

Head into the famed Rocky Mountains, stopping for an awesome cultural experience at the Ksan Indian Village in Hazelton.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 19-20 Jasper National Park

Arrive in Jasper amid amazing scenery. Choose to wander along some of the area's magnificent hiking trails or take the tramway in Whistler for awe-inspiring views over the mountains.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 21-24 Banff National Park

Located in the heart of the Rockies, Banff has excellent bars and restaurants, excellent hiking and heaps of exciting activities to discover.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 4

Days 25-26 Glacier National Park

Return to the USA, and stop off at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to learn the history of America’s buffaloes en route to Glacier National Park, where amazing glaciers and world-class trekking await.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 27-28 Yellowstone National Park/Gardiner

Make tracks to the famed Yellowstone National Park and its famous geysers while keeping eyes peeled for moose, bison, elk and grizzly or black bears.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 29 Jackson Hole/Grand Teton National Park

Stopover at Grand Teton National Park, with its spectacular mountain scenery and range of exciting outdoor activities to be had. Then it’s off to Jackson Hole, the home of the rodeo!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 30 Salt Lake City

The most populated city in Utah and the home of Mormon culture, Salt Lake City has some fascinating history and the beautiful Great Salt Lake to discover.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 31-33 Moab/Arches National Park/Canyonlands National Park

Visit the rocky scenery, countless canyons and meandering rivers of the Arches and Canyonlands national parks, both having perfect for mini-adventures and off-the-beaten-track exploring.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 34 Monument Valley

Arrive in the iconic Monument valley – the film set for countless Western movies. Stop off at Mexican Hat and Gooseneck State Park on the way and soak up the breathtaking scenery.
ACCOM: Hogan - 1

Day 35 Lake Powell

Witness the Navajo National Monument before heading into Arizona to stay beside the impressive Lake Powell.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 36 Bryce Canyon National Park

End a full day of driving by camping in beautiful Kodachrome Basin State Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 37 Bryce Canyon National Park/Zion National Park

Appreciate the dramatic-looking hoodoos at Bryce Canyon and discover the electrifying Zion National Park. Take to the trails for unsurpassed hiking or perhaps see its beautiful waterways by kayak or tube.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 38-39 Las Vegas

Get an eye-full of the remarkable Hoover Dam then it’s off to Vegas for bright city lights, casino hopping and non-stop entertainment.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 40-41 Grand Canyon National Park

The awesomeness of the Grand Canyon can’t be described in words – it just has to be seen to be realised. Discover its magnitude on optional treks, walks or even from the skies.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 42 Phoenix

From the Grand Canyon we head south through Arizona and towards the Mexican border. Tonight we camp in the Phoenix area.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 43 Nogales

Spend a final night in the USA camping at the border town of Nogales.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 44-45 Guaymas/Mazatlan

Say ‘hola’ to Mexico as the trip drives down the Pacific coast.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 46-47 Sayulita

Hang ten in the surfing town of Sayulit, where beach camping offers the ideal opportunity to soak up Mexico's sun, surf and sand - and perhaps testing out any surfing prowess.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 48 Tequila

Taste the local tipple at Tequila, which has the smell of blue agave – from which tequila is distilled – hanging thickly in the air. Bottoms up!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 49-50 Angahuan

As the gateway to the Paricutin Volcano, Angahuan is the perfect place from which to trek around – or up - this epic Mexican volcano.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 51-52 Mexico City

With the world’s largest metropolitan area and home to some 20 million people – there’s plenty of action in Mexico City. Make the most of the local heritage, indulge in culinary masterpieces, watch life go by in the Alameda Central or jump into the nightlife.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 53-54 Oaxaca

Enjoy staying at a traditional posada. Take a look around the resplendent colonial city of Oaxaca before taking a guided tour around the Zapotec Ruins.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 55-57 San Cristobal De Las Casas

Stay in a family run hotel and enjoy a boat trip down the Sumidero Canyon during a stay in the lovely San Cristobel de las Casas.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 58 Yaxchilan

Pay a visit to the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan before hopping aboard a boat to see the impressive murals of Bonampak.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 59-60 Palenque

Encounter the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha en route to Palenque, where the sight of this incredible, ruined city rising from the jungle is truly something to behold.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 61 Merida

As the state capital of Yucatan, Merida boasts thriving markets and a bustling nightlife.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 62 Chichen Itza

A short drive to Chichen Itza reveals one of the most spectacular Mayan sites in Central America, where the daily light and sound show is sure to impress.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 63-64 Tulum

Reach the Caribbean Coast for some blissful camping on a remote beach near Xpu Ha. Then, venture to the alluring clifftop ruins of Maya-Toltec.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 65-68 Caye Caulker

Wave goodbye to Mexico as a boat trip moves on to Caye Caulker in Belize. Relaxing to the max is compulsory on this idyllic Caribbean island.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 3

Days 69-70 San Ignacio

Head to the Belize mainland, where there’s time to have a nosey around Belize City before moving on to San Ignacio – a beautiful town with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy or a place to simply relax.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 71 Tikal

Drive across to Guatemala and be dumbstruck by the Mayan ruins of Tikal, with its temples hiding among the tropical jungle.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 72 Poptun

Get to know what local life is like in Guatemala while spending time on a working farm in Poptun.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 73 Livingston

Soak up the unique Caribbean feel of the town and enjoy a splash in the local hot pools.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 74 San Andres Itzapa

Jump aboard another boat and travel along the Rio Dulce to arrive in San Andres Itzapa where we spend the night at a community project assisting victims of domestic violence.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 75-77 Panajachel/Lake Atitlan/Chichicastenango

Soak up the atmosphere of Panajachel, which is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Perhaps embark on an optional boat trip around the lake that takes in the surrounding villages. The following day, visit Chichicastenango and its fantastic, multi-coloured market.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 78-79 Antigua

Appreciate the last couple of days in Guatemala by delving into the charms and wonder of Antigua.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 80-81 El Imposible National Park

Discover the verdant forest and biological diversity of stunning El Imposible National Park, complete with pumas, tigrillos and black crested eagles.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 82 Cerro Verde National Park

Experience amazing views of surrounding volcanoes and countryside in Cerro Verde National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Day 83 Suchitoto

Wander the colourful streets of Suchitoto, which are lined cobblestone roads that lead to beautiful whitewashed houses.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 84-85 Copan

Get up close to the ancient ruins of Copan, one of Honduras’s most striking Mayan sites.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 86-88 Roatan Island

Relax in the blissful, crystal-clear waters of Roatan Island, home to gorgeous beaches, intriguing mangroves and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Day 89 Lake Yojoa

Visit Lake Yojoa, where an overnight lakeside camp is the ideal opportunity to take in the surroundings.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 90 Leon

Enter Nicaragua and head to the university town of Leon, peppered with derelict buildings and walls adorned with political murals and graffiti.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 91 Masaya National Park

Experience the wondrous crater and lava flows belonging to the active volcano in the heart of the Masaya National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Day 92 Granada

Explore the oldest city of the ‘new world’, Granada, which is rich in colonial history and a beautiful place to visit.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 93-94 Ometepe Island

Cross Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, to Isla Ometepe, where two volcanoes, lush vegetation and a wide range of wildlife await.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 95-96 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano National Park

See Arenal Volcano’s glowing lava flow at night, and marvel at this beautiful area's majesty during the day.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 97-98 Monteverde

Stay within the rainforest at Costa Rica’s Monteverde, and perhaps witness some of the diverse local flora and fauna during a visit to the Cloud Forest Reserve.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 99 San Jose

Pay a visit to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, and get to know its intriguing neighbourhoods, vibrant markets and lively nightlife.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 100-101 Manuel Antonio National Park

Sleep in cabins set within the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park, embarking on jungle walks, relaxing on palm-lined beaches or swimming in cerulean waters.
ACCOM: Cabin - 2

Days 102-103 Chiriqui

Panama’s ‘wonderland’, Chiriqui, which offers activities like rafting, hiking and volcano walks, as well as pristine beaches and lush tropical forests.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 104 Santa Clara

An ideal opportunity to relax, swim in the lovely Pacific Ocean and camp by the beach before heading to Panama City.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 105-106 Panama City

Visit the Panama Canal with enough time left to explore the city’s colourful neighbourhoods and soak up the last of the Central American atmosphere.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 107-108 Cartagena

Wander Cartagena's Old Town expecting to get lost. After all, the city was designed to outwit marauding pirates. With a labyrinthine of cobblestone alleyways and gorgeous colonial dwellings draped in bougainvillea, never before has getting lost been so pleasant.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 109-110 Covenas/San Bernardo Islands

Drive to the Morrosquillo Gulf for a night spent camping by Covenas beach. Island-hop along the string of beaches of San Bernardo, keeping an eye out for the diverse range of critters that call these idyllic sands home.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 111-112 Medellin

Travel to Medellin, a city on the upswing, and make yourself at home among the myriad museums and vibrant local nightlife on offer. Perhaps venture out to the charming markets and quaint plazas of provincial Santa Fe de Antioquia.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 113-115 Guatapé

Surrounded by rolling hills and a winding river network, the town of Guatape makes for a peaceful and scenic waterside retreat. Browse the stalls on the board walk, or climb the granite monolith of El Penon de Guatape for commanding views across the countryside.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 116-118 Manizales

Journey into the heart of Colombia's coffee country for a three-night stay at a traditional hacienda. Learn about the coffee making process on a plantation tour before sampling the region's famous beans at a city cafe.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 119-120 Cali

Welcome to Cali – Colombia's unabashed party capital. Salsa the night away on a bar-hopping adventure through the city's hippest clubs, or relax plaza-side at one of the cafes of the bohemian San Antonio neighbourhood. If you'd like to brush up on your salsa sass, this is the place for a lesson.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 121 Popayan

Discover the whitewashed buildings and cordial vibe of Popayan's Old Town. Perhaps head out on a day trip to the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Purace National Park.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 122 Ipiales

Explore the town of Ipiales and its impressive Santuario de Las Lajas – an ornate cathedral snuggled into a tight river gorge. Upheld as the site of many miracles and apparitions, its a hidden highlight of this magical country.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 123 Otavalo

Journey across the spectacular high plateaus and deep ravines that characterise Colombia's border country into Otavalo, Ecuador. Peruse the array of bright textiles and colourful crafts on display at the town's famous indigenous markets.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 124-125 Quito

Enjoy some free time in Ecuador's enthralling capital, Quito. Pop into the ornate churches of the Old Town for a dose of history, and dine out at one of the local eateries lining the plaza before this memorable trip draws to an end.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 126-130 Coca/Amazon Jungle

Enjoy some time exploring the upper Amazon Basin, one of the world's foremost hotspots of biological diversity. Trek deep into the jungle, stopping by pools inhabited by caiman, and fall asleep to the nocturnal stirrings of the forest.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Lodge - 3

Days 131-133 Rio Verde

Camp in the lush Tungurahua Province and explore nearby Banos, famous for its hot springs and mountainous surrounds. In this lush environment, optional activities abound - from horse riding to mountain biking and even whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 134-135 Chugchilan/Quilotoa Loop

Witness spectacular views while driving along the winding Quilotoa Loop. Stretch the legs on a guided trek through stunning wilderness, before bunking down at the town of Chugchilan.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 136 Riobamba

Be treated to more magnificent scenery on the journey towards Riobamba.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 137-138 Cuenca

Travel to the beautifully preserved colonial city of Cuenca. Perhaps pick up an original version of the Panama Hat on a visit to the local factory or just meander about the Old Town, admiring its quaint streets and shady plazas.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 139-140 Punta Sal

Nestled in a long bay on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Punta Sal is a haven for sun, surf and sand. Why not try your hand at some deep-sea fishing, saddle-up for a horse ride or book in for a salsa lesson.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 141-142 Huanchaco

Visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan to discover the finest artefacts from the nearby archaeological finds at Sipan. Pitch a tent at Huanchaco, home to the surfing fishermen, and watch these skilful men bobbing among the waves while balancing on their narrow reed canoes. Spend a full day exploring the ruins of Chan Chan - the largest pre-Columbian city in South America - and stop by the temples of the Sun and the Moon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 143-144 Lima

Discover the colonial heart of downtown Lima or perhaps head to scenic Miraflores for a walk along the seafront boardwalks.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 145 Paracas/Ballestas Islands

Leave the city behind and travel south along the coast of Peru. Pitch a tent in Paracas, which spans over 335,000 hectares and is one of the world's most important marine reserves. Take a walk along the coastline and spot the vibrant birdlife Paracas is famous for.

Day 146 Nazca

Spot penguins, sea lions and boobies during a boat tour through the Ballestas Islands. Learn about the mysterious sand images on a Nazca Lines tour and perhaps take an overhead flight to fully appreciate the scale of this puzzling creation.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 147 Puerto Inca

The windswept graves at the Chauchilla Cemetery display the eerie skeletons and mummified bodies of the Nazca people, some of which date from 1,000 AD. Camp overnight near Puerto Inca.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 148-149 Arequipa

Explore the scenic city of Arequipa and perhaps stop by the Museo Santury to view Juanita, the ice princess. The body of this frozen Inca maiden is thought to be more than 500 years old, and was found at a sacrificial site on the summit of Nevado Ampato.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 150-151 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Try to spot the mighty Andean condors as they silently take to the sky thousands of metres above the floor of the breathtaking Colca Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 152 Raqchi Homestay

Get to know a local family as guests at a homestay in Raqchi. Spend the evening huddled around a crackling fire, sharing a meal, and discovering traditional Peruvian song and dance.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 153-154 Cuzco

Arrive in the city set high city in the mountains of Peru, Cuzco. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with massive Inca stone walls and Spanish-colonial architecture. Perhaps enjoy a traditional dance performance or sign up for one of the many adventure activities on offer in Cuzco, including quad-biking and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 155-158 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo

Follow ancient footpaths through the Andes on a four-day alternative Inca trail trek that winds through traditional Quechua communities. Pass soaring mountain peaks, trek amid grazing herds of llamas and camp beside ancient forests. Meet the locals and discover lesser-known Inca pathways before descending into the Sacred Valley to explore the massive Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 4

Days 159-160 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Rise early to discover the ruins of Machu Picchu bathed in the golden morning light. Spend a memorable day in the 'lost Inca city', perhaps hiking to the Sun Gate for the breathtaking views. For those wishing to unwind post-trek, seek out bustling markets and cosmopolitan Cuzco cafes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 161 Puno

Spot the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani rising from the windswept antiplano. Spend the night in Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 162-163 Lake Titicaca/Copacabana

Sailing across the glassy surface of Lake Titicaca is a memorable experience. Hike around the car-free Island of the Sun and discover its scenic heart. This island is widely believed to be the birthplace of Inca culture - there are plenty of ancient ruins and traditional villages to explore here.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 164-166 La Paz

Arrive in La Paz and set off on foot to explore the myriad of winding streets. La Paz is a colourful, enigmatic city, packed full of markets, restaurants and cultural attractions.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 167-168 Potosi

Soak up the barren but impressive Andean landscapes en route to Bolivia's colonial mining town, Potosi. An optional tour of a working mine provides a fascinating, if somewhat hair-raising, insight into life in the region.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 169-170 Salar de Uyuni

Gaze in awe at the seemingly endless expanse of Bolivia's largest salt flats before admiring the remarkable red waters of Laguna Colorada.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Day 171 Bolivian Altiplano

Journey towards the Argentine border, camping among scenery as spectacular as it is sparse.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 172-173 San Pedro de Atacama

Visit the extraordinary Moon Valley, home to stunning sunsets, other-worldly rock formations and awesome stargazing opportunities. Stay in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, where low-lying buildings hug narrow streets, surrounded on all sides by the huge dunes and salt-lake lagoons of the world's driest desert.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 174-175 Salta

Settle in to the laidback atmosphere of Salta, Argentina's elegant colonial city. Relax in the main plaza, discover the pumping nightlife, or head out of town to Quebrada de Humahuaca – a narrow valley flanked by spectacularly colourful mountains and giant cacti clusters.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 176 Cafayate

Learn about Argentina's wine production on a guided vineyard tour, perhaps taking the opportunity to sample some renowned regional blends.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 177-180 Quilmes

Stop by the Quilmes ruins, ancient homes of a tribe that resisted the Incas, and even the Spanish, over the centuries. In its heyday, the city would have housed almost 5,000 people.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 178 Estancia stay

Experience Argentine hospitality while staying on a working cattle ranch. Perhaps explore the Pampas on horseback before savouring the mouth-watering aromas and succulent flavours of a traditional barbecue.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 181-183 Mendoza

Traverse the steep peaks and winding passes of the Andes on the road to Mendoza. Visit the city's local art galleries, take to the rapids for some whitewater rafting and – come evening – steam it up in the buzzing local nightlife.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hostel - 2

Days 184-185 Santiago

Arrive in Chile's cosmopolitan capital, Santiago, and perhaps get a bird's-eye view of the city on a cable car ride up Cerro San Cristobal.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 186 Salto del Laja

Travel down the spine of the Andes, through the heart of Chilean wine country.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 187-188 Pucon

Opt to climb the nearby volcano of Villarrica or relax in the thermal springs around Pucon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 189-190 Bariloche

Perhaps explore the area around the mountain resort town of Bariloche on horseback or mountain bike, or just stay in town and sample some of the delicious chocolate the region is famous for.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 191-194 Carretera Austral

Visit Patagonia and camp in the wilds, amid the intense beauty and isolation of one of the world's final frontiers.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 3, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 195-197 Los Glaciares National Park/El Chalten

Arrive in Los Glaciares National Park. Trek over glaciers, admire stunning views of mountain ranges or take a boat trip on Viedma Lake.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 198-199 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 200-204 Torres del Paine National Park

Spend four days exploring the rugged Torres del Paine National Park, punctuated by granite cliffs piercing barren plains and home to guanacos and flightless rhea birds.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 5

Day 205 Strait of Magellan

Travel to the end of the world and enter the wilds of Tierra del Fuego.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 206-207 Ushuaia

End this epic South American adventure at the world's southernmost town, Ushuaia, set between the Beagle Channel and looming glacial peaks.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1