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Wild Patagonia

The Best of Southern Argentina & Chile

Expedition Walking Group

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. Discover the Carretera Austral and explore the stunning landscapes of the Futaleufu Valley and the majestic Queulat Hanging Glacier. Finally discover the vast Patagonian steppe as we travel down Argentinas infamous Route 40.
Arriving into the remote Patagonian expanse we explore the southern ice fields, breathtaking glaciers and the magnificent snow capped Andes mountain range before arriving in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. This is a voyage of intense natural beauty and a chance to be at one with the great outdoors.

Santiago to Ushuaia
27 Days

Day 1.    Santiago    
Your tour begins with a bang in Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Day 2.    Santiago → Santa Cruz   
Wine tasting and wine making on the Colchagua Valley including a special visit to the Colchagua museum.

Day 3.    Santa Cruz → Pucon   
Arrive in the heart of the Chilean Lakes District and absorb the nature surrounding you.

Day 4 - 5.    Pucon   
Lace up your boots to enjoy some spectacular walks and interact with the native Mapuche people. Take some free time to hike Villarica volcano.

Day 6.    Pucon → Bariloche   
Sit back and marvel along the scenic seven lakes drive to Bariloche, Argentina.

Day 7 - 8.    Bariloche   
We head out to discover the Nahuel Huapi National Park and you have some free time to enjoy any of the activities on offer including hiking, biking, kayaking and much more!

Day 9.    Bariloche → Futaleufu   
Cross into Chile and hit the Carretera Austral ’Southern Road’, with its reputation as South America’s best road trip.

Day 10.    Futaleufu → Queulat National Park
Enjoy extraordinary scenery and visit the fishing village of Puyuhuapi on the edge of the Chilean Fiords.

Day 11.    Queulat National Park   
Get up close and personal to a spectacular hanging glacier in the Queulat National Park.  Nature at its finest!

Day 12.    Queulat National Park → Coyhaique    
Hike in the enchanted forest as we continue our journey to Coyhaique.

Day 13.    Coyhaique → Ruta 40   
Cross back into Argentina and on to the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Day 14.    Ruta 40  
Visit Cuevas de Las Manos (Caves of Hands) the most ancient native artistic expressions of the subcontinent.

Day 15.    Ruta 40 → El Chalten 
Enjoy the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head south.

Day 16.    El Chalten   
Get up close to the mighty Viedma Glacier. Depending on conditions you may explore magical ice caves and walk on the glacier.

Day 17.    El Chalten → El Calafate   
A day out hiking in El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking capital, offering great views of Mount FitzRoy.

Day 18.    El Calafate   
Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 19.    El Calafate → Torres Del Paine   
Head back into Chile to Torres Del Paine, South Americas finest National Park.

Day 20 - 22.    Torres Del Paine   
Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 23.    Torres Del Paine → Punta Arenas   
We arrive to Punta Arenas.  Enjoy a special meal that includes tasters of regional wild game.

Day 24.    Punta Arenas → Cerro Sombrero   
Enjoy your morning exploring Punta Arenas before crossing the Straights of Magellan onto the island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Day 25.    Cerro Sombrero → Ushuaia   
Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 26.    Ushuaia    
Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay. Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the regions history.

Day 27.    Ushuaia → Depart    
Depart Ushuaia with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia.

Note: The information regarding itinerary is given in good faith and is subject to change and /or cancellation, due to weather / political and / or country instabilities and general safety / road conditions  etc. Any such changes and/or cancellations which are in our control will be decided by the crew and will be discussed with the group beforehand whenever possible.



Things you'll see

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What's Included?

  • 26 nights accommodation - 22 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and guesthouses, 3 nights in cabins, 1 night in hiking refuge in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
  • Approximately 26 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
  • Service of an experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Experienced Driver/Mechanic
  • All National Park Entrance fees

Activities (Included)

  • Vineyard tour & wine making Colchagua Valley
  • Colchagua Museum Santa Cruz
  • Hiking in Pucon region with visit to Mapuche family - Pucon
  • 7 Lakes Drive Pucon to Bariloche
  • Scenic Circuito Chico tour Bariloche
  • High Tea - Llao Llao resort, Bariloche
  • South Americas Best Road Trip Carretera Austral
  • Queulat National Park & Queulat Hanging Glacier Carretera Austral
  • Enchanted forest hike Carretera Austral
  • Cuevas De Los Manos - Argentinean Patagonia
  • Viedma Glacier excursion El Chalten
  • Guided Hiking in El Chalten - El Chalten
  • Moreno Glacier day trip including Nautical Safari El Calafate
  • Day Hikes/Excursions Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Useless Bay King Penguin Colony Tierra Del Fuego
  • Crossing the Straights of Magellan
  • Beagle Channel Boat trip Ushuaia
  • Tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia


Australis Cruise - Man looking over glacier V. Webb
29 October 2015

I am home. What a fantastic, fabulous trip. I can keep on and on about how great the trip was but you would have probably heard it all before. Mel and Franco - what a pair. The best guide and driver (and spotter of all animals and fauna). I expected to loose weight with all the walking and trekking but no chance, what with Mel kept coming with all the amazing lunches. The most hilarious was seeing Franco (all 6ft+) suddenly stopping the truck and giving chase to an armadillo on Carretera Austral! Picture it in slow motion! The itinerary for the whole expedition was spot...

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Booking Wild Patagonia

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Main Tour Cost: $10770.00

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Travel Dates:

19 Feb 17 - 17 Mar 17 FULL
29 Oct 17 - 24 Nov 17 Available
02 Jan 18 - 28 Jan 18 Available
24 Feb 18 - 22 Mar 18 Available

More dates available for this tour with reverse itinerary.

24 Jan 17 - 19 Feb 17 Limited
26 Mar 17 - 21 Apr 17 Limited
24 Nov 17 - 20 Dec 17 Available
29 Jan 18 - 24 Feb 18 Available
23 Mar 18 - 18 Apr 18 Available

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Goes Well With

Why not combine this tour with a 4 day cruise around Cape Horn and the Southern Fiords from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas.

Travelling Solo?

Viva Expeditions offers a "willing to share" option for all single travellers on our overland expeditions.

However if you would like a single room you can choose to pay the additional single supplement.

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Viva Expeditions offers a "willing to share" option for all single travellers on our overland expeditions. Providing you are willing to share we will attempt to pair you with another willing to share passenger of the same sex. If there is no one available to share you will have a single room but still pay only the twin share price.

However if you are not willing to share and would like a private room throughout the tour you can guarantee this by choosing to pay the additional single supplement.

Where time is spent camping single tents are on a subject to availability basis. Please note the willing to share does not apply to specialty tours, independent adventures, tour add-ons and Galapagos packages.

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