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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 - 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.
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Day 2 - Fly south to the Chilean Lake District

A short flight now carries you down to the northern reaches of Patagonia. Pick up your 4x4 vehicle and enjoy a relaxed guided walk around the pretty streets and historic houses of Puerto Varas.
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Day 3 - Explore the lakes, falls and volcanoes

Today is yours to go explore, with scenic driving routes, beautiful forest walks and fun activities on offer. Your reference point is always the Osorno Volcano, best seen from the Petrohué Falls.
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Day 4 - Set off onto the Carretera Austral

Your epic Route of Parks journey begins with a mix of short drives and ferry crossings. Stellar views unfold as you travel to the primeval forests of the Pumalín National Park, your next base.
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Day 5 - Walk through Patagonian rainforest

The temperate forests of Pumalín are one of the world's rarest and most precious ecosystems, best explored on foot. The 'Cascada' path leaves from next to your cabin and is just beautiful.
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Day 6 - Hike to a volcano crater

We recommend a fairly easy self-guided trail up to the crater of the emblematic Chaiten Volcano today. Continue south to Futaleufú, set in a spectacular fertile valley near the Argentine border.
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Day 7 - Walk to a mirror lake

You might dedicate today to hiking. Self-guided trails lead through forests to a mirror lake, waterfall or wide views over the valley. Equally, there's cycling, horse riding or kayaking close by.

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