Chile to Argentina: Off the Beaten Track Patagonia

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Explore some of Patagonia's most stunning and varied scenery...

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... on an intrepid drive through Chile and Argentina

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Look out on epic desert canyons...

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Watch herds of guanacos and soaring condors...

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And hike below dramatic snowy mountains.

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There is rich local culture to explore too...

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Including precious 10,000-year-old cave art...

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... And some truly special places to stay of course.

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Crossing between Chile and Argentina, this intrepid journey shares Patagonia's remarkable hidden gems, delving deep into the local flavours, rich culture and vivid stories of the land.

  • Self drive journey
  • Undiscovered Patagonia
  • Mountains, forests, lakes
  • Canyons, steppe & more
  • Incredible wildlife
  • Meet the locals
  • Special places to stay
  • Hikes for all abilities
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What's included

Key Info

16 nights hotel accommodation

(enquire for hotel details)

Private airport transfers

Hire vehicle

2 x Internal flights

All breakfasts

6 x lunches

8 x dinners

Guided Activities

Private Santiago city tour

Private Spanish-speaking mountain guide walk in Cerro Castillo

Private Cueva de las Manos visit & walk

Private Pinturas Canyon walk

2 x shared guided days around Lago Posadas

Private farmstead visit

Private fossil hike

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Holiday Guide with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Exclusive departure date

Please note: International travel & fuel for vehicle hire not included.


Day 1

Arrive in Santiago de Chile

A warm welcome awaits as you land in Chile's thriving capital. Head out with your guide to explore on foot, walking as much or as little as you like. Being downtown means you are close to Santiago's best restaurants, so you'll have no trouble finding somewhere special for dinner.

Day 2

Fly south to Patagonia

Day 3

Hike in Cerro Castillo National Park

Day 4

Cross Chile's biggest lake

Day 5

Walk in ancient lunar landscapes

Day 6

Cross into Argentina

Day 7

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site

Day 8

Move onto a lodge between lakes

Day 9

Explore remarkable & remote landscapes

Day 10

Discover the 'Gold' River Valley

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Get close to...

Guanacos, condors & more

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Spend a day...

On a traditional estancia ranch

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At prehistoric cave art

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In amazing mountain scenery

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At incredible starry skies

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Yerba maté like a local

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Over tasty homecooked food

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Secret views & waterfalls

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Patagonia's friendly locals

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On gloriously scenic roads

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Look out...

For locals along the road!

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For ancient arrowheads

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