Wild Patagonia Overland - Santiago to Ushuaia

Overview

Begin your epic journey in Santiago, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Chile before you travel south through the heart of the wine region. En route, take in the natural splendour 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, breath-taking 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 in some of its finest natural states.
 
 
 

 

TRIP CODE
LATSWPO
DEPARTURE
26-Feb-2019 , 25-Oct-2019 , 29-Dec-2019 , 21-Feb-2020
DURATION
27 Days
LOCATIONS
Argentina, Chile

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels in most locations. Cabins and refuge
Inclusions

22 nights accommodation in standard hotels

3 nights accommodation in comfortable cabins

1 night accommodation in hiking lodge with shared bunk beds and facilities
Transportation in custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
26 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners

Fully escorted in South America

Experienced tour leader as well as local guides
Experienced Driver/Mechanic
All National Park Entrance fees

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Single Supplement 25% surcharge for single room 

Same Sex Room Share option may be available. Please contact us for details 

Notes

Activities Included:

Vineyard tour & wine making, Colchagua Valley

Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz

Hiking in Pucon region with visit to Mapuche family 

7 Lakes Drive from Pucon to Bariloche

Scenic Circuito Chico Tour, Bariloche

High Tea at Llao Llao Resort, Bariloche

South America Best Road Trip,, the Carretera Austral

Queulat National Park and Queulat Hanging Glacier, Carretera Austral

Enchanted forest hike, Carretera Austral

Cuevas de los Manos, Argentinean Patagonia

Viedma Glacier excursion, El Chalten 

Guided Hiking, 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 Straits of Magellan 

Beagle Channel Boat Trip, Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego National Park Tour, Ushuaia 

 

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. 

 

 

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.
 

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard LATSWPO-STD AUD 10390


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Hotel Tierra del Fuego - Ushuaia
Standard Room
Boasting impressive views of the mountains and sea, Hotel Tierra del Fuego offers accommodation with free WiFi access in Ushuaia. The hotel features an alpine decor and offers a fitness centre. The elegant and comfortable guestrooms at Hotel Tierra del Fuego have a private bathroom, some with a bath tub, and some with a spa bath. Each room includes a view. All are fitted with a minibar, a flat-screen cable TV and a safety deposit box.
 
 Hosteria Tunkelen - Cerro Sombrero
Standard Room
Is a mapudungun word that means "quiet place or for rest". It was names 1965, by the father of the current owners, when only the pampa, the wonderful skies and noisy wind accompanied the visitors to the island Tierra del Fuego. Now operated by the five siblings beautiful Tunkelen offer guests warm hospitality and by people with a true love of the end of the world. All rooms are heated and have private bathrooms.
 
 Hotel Plaza - Punta Arenas
Standard Room
Set in a stylish heritage building right in front of the Punta Arena's main square, Hotel Plaza offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, and breakfast. There is a restaurant. Fully carpeted, rooms at Plaza Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. All of them feature heating and TV sets.
 
 Refugio Paine Grande - Torres del Paine NP
Standard Room
Located in the middle of the route of the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Lodge Paine Grande offers bright and spacious shared dormitory style rooms (2-6 beds per room, there are NO single/private rooms available) overlooking the Paine Grande Massif and Pehoe Lake. Breakfast, and dinner are included at the on-site restaurant. Lunch is a simple packed lunch provided by the lodge that consists of a sandwich, a granola or museli bar and a piece of fruit. Rooms at the lodge are fitted with a safety deposit box and bathrooms are shared only, with hot water and showers. Guests may enjoy an array of Chilean wines at the restaurant and bar and have a living room with a fireplace to relax. The lodge is only accessible through the trekking paths of the park, from the Pudeto area where guests must take a 30-minute catamaran trip to the area of Lodge Paine Grande.
 
 Hosteria Pehoe - Torres del Paine NP
Standard Room
Sited on a 5 hectare island in Lake Pehoe, Hosteria Pehoe offers visitors the chance to enjoy the wonders of nature and a truly overwhelming view of the Horns of the Paine. It has 25 rooms with private bathrooms, all comfortably furnished and heated, a large lounge on the second floor, a dining room with a beautiful view of Lake Pehoe and the Horns of the Paine, as well as also a bar and cafeteria. The warm welcome and pleasant service afforded tourists make the Pehoe Inn the ideal base for exploring Wild Patagonia.
 
 Hostal del Glaciar Libertador - El Calafate
Standard Room
A friendly guest house and hostel, very well located in central El Calafate. The main street and restaurants are a short walk away, and Perito Moreno glacier is 80 km away. Del Glaciar Libertador features private rooms with simple en-suite bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is provided, and Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area.
 
 Kalenshen - El Chalten
Standard Room
Featuring a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa, Kalenshen offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in El Chalten. A buffet breakfast is served. The main hiking pathways are 200 metres away. Decorated in warm hues, rooms at Kalenshen have large windows overlooking the mountains. All of them have heating and private bathrooms with hot running water.
 
 Hosteria Ruta 40 - Route 40
Standard Room
Located in the town of Gobernador Gregores, the Parador offers a comfortable, quiet and safe place to overnight as you travel along National Route 40. Featuring 14 double, twin and triple rooms with private bathrooms, TV and Wi-Fi. A typical Patagonian breakfast is served with regional jams and homemade cakes.
 
 Estancia Cueva de las Manos - Route 40
Standard Room
Strategically located in the Argentine Patagonia, northwest of the Province of Santa Cruz at the junction of Provincial Route No. 43 and the famous Route 40. Hotel Cuevas De Los Manos features confortable private rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Wifi is also available at the hotel.
 
 Raices Bed & Breakfast - Coyhaique
Standard Room
Featuring a garden and a terrace, Raices Bed and Breakfast offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi in Coyhaique. The commercial centre is 100 metres away and the Coyhaique River viewpoint is 30 metres away. The cosy rooms in Raices Bed and Breakfast feature private bathrooms and cable TV. A daily home-made breakfast with local and natural ingredients is served daily and room service is also provided. Guests can relax by the working fireplace located in the shared lounge or buy some souvenirs at the onsite shop.
 
 Fiordo Queulat Eco Lodge - Queulat
Cabana Room
Immerse yourself in a wild, pristine and natural environment. Hike in the forest on beautiful trails and the Queulat river and the spectacular Chilean fjords. In the evening to relax with the sound of the many waterfalls plunging into the forest to finally die as joyful streams that run into the waters of the Queulat fjord. Accommodation is in lovely log cabins, mosat with private bathroom but some with a shared bathroom between two rooms. There is no electricity at the lodge, just a little hydroelectric power plant. There is no wifi.
 
 Hotel El Barranco - Futaleufu
Standard Room
Rooms at El Barranco have large windows overlooking the garden. All of them have heating and private bathrooms. Hotel El Barranco, features a swimming pool, a sauna, and a restaurant, with the main square only 400m away. This is a charming hotel located in one of Chiles most beautiful valleys.
 
 Cacique Inacayal - Bariloche
Standard Room
Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel is located in a preferential place in the centre of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Providing its guests wonderful views of the lake. Room are comfortable with ensuite bathrooms, wifi & flat screen TV. There's a day spa as well as a hot tub and a heated indoor pool, plus a garden and a sundeck with views over the lake.
 
 Plaza Pucon Hotel - Pucon
Standard Room
One of the most traditional establishments in Pucon. Constructed in wood and tiles, typical of the area. Give to our guests a refurbished and welcoming atmosphere. Located in the most privileged zone of the town, near the main square, a few meters from beach access, restaurants area and casino. In short: a few steps away from everything.
 
 Hotel Terravina - Santa Cruz
Standard Room
With the Cordillera de los Andes as a backdrop, Hotel TerraVina offers you a new concept in Chile; Accommodation in beautiful surroundings, an old family winery and excellent food. The hotel has nineteen rooms, each with a balcony, an unbeatable view and all of them fully equipped to offer you a comfortable stay. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Colchagua in a unique and relaxing environment.
 
 Matildas Hotel Boutique - Santiago
Agustinas Room
Matildas Hotel Boutique is set in a renovated colonial mansion that offers spacious and bright rooms that are equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom. At Matildas Hotel Boutique guests will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, free wifi and laundry facilities. A daily breakfast is included.

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