Chile to Argentina: Off the Beaten Track Patagonia

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Experience a journey for adventurers and explorers...

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... as you discover Patagonia at its beautiful and unspoilt best.

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Walk in ancient primeval rainforests...

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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 spend an unforgettable night in the icefields.

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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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What lays before you is possibly Patagonia's greatest road trip. Here you will find the vast snow-capped mountains, great steppe canyons, shimmering blue lakes, turquoise rivers and creaking glaciers of your imagination.

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

Key info

27 nights hotel accommodation + 1 night private boat charter

(enquire for hotel details)

Private airport transfers

Hire vehicle

2 x Internal flights

All breakfasts

13 x lunches

17 x dinners

Guided Activities

Private Santiago city tour

Private guided walk in Coyhaique Reserve

Choice of kayak or boat tour with guided walk in Queulat

Private Spanish-speaking mountain guide walk in Cerro Castillo

Private Cueva de las Manos visit & walk

2 x Private Pinturas Canyon walk

3 x shared guided days around Lago Posadas

Private farmstead visit

Private kayak and walk in Patagonia National Park

2 days guided excursions on private boat charter in Patagonian Icefields

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

Enjoy your first guided walk

Day 4

Travel into Queulat's temperate rainforests

Day 5

Explore your fjord by kayak or boat

Day 6

Hike to a hanging glacier viewpoint

Day 7

Drive south to the mountains of Cerro Castillo

Day 8

Hike in Cerro Castillo National Park

Day 9

Cross Chile's biggest lake

Day 10

Walk in ancient lunar landscapes

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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To a hanging glacier viewpoint

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Get close to...

Guanacos, condors & more

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In amazing mountain scenery

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At incredible starry skies

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Raise a toast...

With ice from a glacier

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Wake up...

To breakfast in the icefields

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On a crystal-clear river

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Spend a day...

On a traditional estancia ranch

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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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Dolphins in a Pacific fjord

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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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