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Route of Parks: Our Ultimate Patagonia Journey

A road trip weaving through the Andes; walking in Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy; a voyage through fjords to Cape Horn - this is epic Patagonia, no compromises.

Hopping back and forth between Chile and Argentina, this driving adventure leads through the heart of Patagonia's Route of Parks. The world's most ambitious conservation tourism project links 17 national parks 2,700km of road and ocean from Puerto Montt to Cape Horn, many of which you'll experience on this epic journey.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Chile, see Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and shown around a little of this vibrant city. After you settle into your hotel downtown, the balance of the day is yours to explore.
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Day 2 - Start discovering the Chilean Lake District

Fly south to Puerto Montt in the Chilean Lake District, where you pick up your 4x4 vehicle. A relaxed guided walking tour will introduce you to its pretty streets and historic houses.
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Day 3 - Day to explore the lakes and volcanoes

Head out in your vehicle to explore, probably doing a lap of Llanquihue Lake to see the Petrohue Falls and walk in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.
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Day 4 - Set off onto the Carretera Austral

Set off by ferry this morning, stepping off the world and into Patagonia. Spectacular views unfold as you travel towards the pristine forests of the Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park.
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Day 5 - Walk through Patagonian rainforest

Spend today walking on self-guided trails in the precious temperate forests of the Pumalín National Park, the 'Cascada' path leaves from just next to your cabin and is beautiful.
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Day 6 - Travel through forests to Fú

Follow a relatively easy self-guided trail up to the crater of the emblematic Chaiten Volcano. Continue south to Futaleufú set in a spectacular, fertile, valley near the Argentine border.
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Day 7 - A day to enjoy the white water

The town of Fú is famous for having some of the largest river waves in the world, which is why it has become a magnet for white water enthusiasts from around the world.

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