South America - Wild Patagonia from £3,635
What makes this special?
On this epic journey we will travel from Santiago, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Chile, south through the heart of the wine region and through the natural splendor of the lush green forest and sparkling blue lakes of the Chilean and Argentinean lakes districts. Arriving into the remote Patagonian expanse we explore the southern ice fields, breathtaking glaciers and the ...
Itinerary Map: Key landmarks and route for South America - Wild Patagonia
Tours of Patagonia
One way to see the very best that Patagonia offers is to join a tour that takes you to 2 or more different destinations in one trip. With these tours you'll be able to spend a few days in each area, hiking and exploring; and have all the logistics, transport and accommodation organised for you as you move around Patagonia. See all of our Patagonia Tours, or consider:
Please note this itinerary can be done in reverse
Day 1 – 5 Leaving Santiago we will visit the Maipu and Colchagua Valleys, famous for producing some of the countries finest wines before arriving into Pucon located in the heart of Chiles Lake District. Enjoy walks through the Huerquehue National Park that protects 12500 hectares of rivers, waterfalls, alpine lake and forest, a soak in natural outdoor thermal springs and a day at leisure to hike up the Villarica Volcano or enjoy some of the numerous outdoor activities on offer.
Day 6 – 10 Crossing into Argentina we visit Bariloche, nestled peacefully on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Explore the scenic circuito chico taking in panoramic views of the lake and the national park some leisure time to pursue interests such as fishing, horse riding on a local estancia, paragliding or walking. Enjoy camping in Los Alerces National before crossing the mighty Futeleufu river into Chiles remote southern region, the Carraterra Austral.
Day 11 – 15 The Carratera Austral (Southern Road) is often referred to as one of South Americas best road trips and gives us the opportunity to get up close to a spectacular hanging Galcier in the Queulat National Park. We travel down Route 40, paralleling the remarkable Andean range, through the vast Patagonia plains stopping overnight at a remote Patagonian Estancia until arriving into El Chalten, and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. We will take a boat trip here across the lake to the Viedma Glacier, the largest in Argentina, where we will have the opportunity to explore ice caves and take a gentle walk atop this mighty ice sheet.
Day 16 – 20 Our next stop is El Calafate, our base to visit the impressive Perito Moreno glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields. We then cross again into Chile we arrive at Torres Del Paine National Park where we will camp on the edge of the picturesque Lago Pehoe and enjoy day hikes to explore what is to many South Americas finest national park.
Day 21 – 26 Next we head to Punta Arenas stopping on the way to visit Seno Otway penguin colony, home to approximately 6000 breeding pairs. Continuing across the Straights of Magellan we will arrive into the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, and our final destination. Explore the Beagle Channel and the Tierra Del Fuego National Park before concluding the tour with a meal at one of ushuaias famous seafood restaurants.
Prices, Departures and Other Charges
|Start date||Price (£pp; excl.flights)||Single supplement|
|29 Oct 2013||£3,635 *||- Nil -||Check availability|
|26 Dec 2013||£3,635||- Nil -||Check availability|
|23 Feb 2014||£3,635||- Nil -||Check availability|
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General pricing information: unless otherwise stated all prices are per person, excluding any flights or insurance, based on a group of 4 or more passengers. Please note: these are indicative prices only - please enquire for confirmed quotes and details of payment terms.
* Note: paid in GBP (£) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost £3,635
What is a Local Payment? Local Payment is part of your overall tour cost and is the easiest and most economical way for Viva Expeditions to get hard currency to South America to help run your trip. It goes toward a variety of day to day local costs which cannot be pre- paid such as locally organised activities and meals at restaurants. Why do we have a Local Payment? Paying this money locally ensures tour leaders have a supply of money as access to banking facilities can at times be limited or non existent. Having a Local Payment also allows us to keep the cost of our tours competitive and save on operational and administrative costs, so we can pass the savings on to you.
|Group Size:||At most 16|
Trekking in Torres del Paine
|Days trekking in Torres del Paine:||3|
|Swoop Effort Level:||4|
Other activities on South America - Wild Patagonia
- Boat trip in El Chalten
- Sightseeing in Santiago
- Sightseeing in Perito Moreno Glacier
- Walking in Bariloche
- Wine Tasting in Cochagua Valley
About the operator
A South American specialist, that focuses on quality, ease & adventure. Run by a Kiwi/Aussie couple who've been running tours in South America for over 11 years. They offer 'Overland' expeditions using their specially adapted vehicles. These tours include trekking and other adventure activities.