Chile's Carretera Austral & Torres del Paine

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Combine the world-class walking trails of Torres del Paine...

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... with a road trip discovery down Chile's Carretera Austral

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Walk in temperate primeval rainforests...

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Kayak in a crystal-clear river...

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Meet local people and experience rural culture...

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And soak in the views as you explore by car.

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Wildlife encounters and stunning hikes await in Torres del Paine...

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As you explore with expert guides from your estancia base

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Typical Duration

From the ancient forests, rewinded grasslands and sparkling lakes along the Carretera Austral, down to the soaring peaks of Torres del Paine, this epic journey covers Chilean Patagonia in all its fabulous variety.

  • Self drive
  • Epic Patagonia scenery
  • Mountains, forests, rivers
  • Lakes, glaciers & more
  • Incredible wildlife
  • Meet the locals
  • Special places to stay
  • Hikes for all abilities
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What's included

Key Inclusions

20 nights hotel accommodation based on travel in October or April

(enquire for high season price)

Private airport transfers in Santiago

Hire vehicle for Carretera Austral

Shared transfers in Torres del Paine

3 x Internal flights

All breakfasts

9 x lunches

10 x dinners

Guided Activities

Private Santiago city tour

Choice of private kayaking or boat wildlife tour with guided forest hike

Private Spanish-speaking mountain guide walk in Cerro Castillo

Private kayaking and guided walk in Patagonia National Park

Private farmstead visit

Private fossil hike

4 x days shared excursions in Torres del Paine

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

Explore your fjord by kayak or boat

Day 4

Hike to a hanging glacier viewpoint

Day 5

Cross Chile's biggest lake

Day 6

Walk in ancient lunar landscapes

Day 7

Enjoy stunning views on the Carretera Austral

Day 8

Experience life on a Patagonian estancia

Day 9

Kayak one of the world's clearest rivers

Day 10

Settle into your lakeside haven

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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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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Secret views & waterfalls

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In beautiful small hotels

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Chile's friendly locals

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Dolphins in a Pacific fjord

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On gloriously scenic roads

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