Great Road Trips: Patagonia's Carretera Austral & Ruta 40

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Typical Duration

Rainforest, basalt peaks and icefields in Chile; vast steppe, turquoise lakes and great canyons in Argentina. Put together, it's a match made in road trip heaven.

What's Included

Key Inclusions

19 nights small independent hotels

All breakfasts

8 x lunches

7 x dinners

Private airport transfers

All internal flights

4 x 4 hire car

Guided Activities

Santiago city tour


Guided hikes

Glacier visit

Horse riding or biking

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 by day itinerary

Day 1

Explore Santiago with a helping hand

Your trip begins in Chile's thriving capital, where a friendly face will introduce you to their home city. You'll have no trouble finding somewhere good for dinner tonight in this foodie hotspot.

Day 2

Fly south into Patagonia

Day 3

Explore your fjord by kayak or boat

Day 4

Hike to views of a hanging glacier

Day 5

Drive north into the forests of Futaleufú

Day 6

Explore on foot or in the water

Day 7

Cross into the Argentine steppe

Day 8

Discover epic landscapes with a local specialist

Day 9

Visit Los Alerces National Park

Day 10

Follow the Ruta 40 below vast skies