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Patagonia & Andes between La Paz and Ushuaia

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  • Puyuhuapi and Queulat National Park
  • Bariloche
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Santiago
  • El Chaltén
  • Ushuaia
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Mendoza
  • Pucón
  • El Calafate
  • La Paz
  • Salto De Laja
  • Carretera Austral
  • Salta
  • Quilmes Ruins
  • Potosí
  • Uyuni
  • Rio Ceballos
  • Bolivian Altiplano
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Futaleufú
  • Cafayate
  • Argentinian Patagonia
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Cerro Castillo National Reserve
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo
  • Cochabamba

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting at the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz, we start our epic journey by heading to our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of Potosi, before arriving in one of the continent's most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland across the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes' highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will continue south from Santiago into the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District to enjoy the wealth of optional activities and beautiful scenery in Pucon and Barlioche. We will then journey down the spectacular Carretera Austral to arrive in the fabled land of Patagonia, famous for its hauntingly desolate scenery, its huge glaciers near El Calafate, the phenomenal mountain scenery of El Chalten and Torres del Paine, and the chance to get out trekking, climbing and horse riding! We will then arrive in the remote outpost of Ushuaia, the most southern town in the world. Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!

  • Day 1 Ushuaia

    Border information: if you are starting in Ushuaia, you will most likely enter Argentina at Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (IATA code: USH). Welcome to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost City in the world! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. If you arrive early to Ushuaia, there are options such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out horse riding along the coast. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Ushuaia before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Ushuaia. In Ushuaia we stay in dorm beds in a friendly local hostel.

    Activities(Optional)
    Beagle channel boat trips - Cost: ARS 1100
    Explore the haunting beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park and wander its atmospheric walking trails on a day tour from Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 1100
    Head out to the impressive Martial Glacier near Ushuaia, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Darwin Mountains and the Beagle Channel - Cost: USD 110
    Delve into Ushuaia's past and learn about its maritime tradition and former prison colony at the Maritime Museum - Cost: ARS 350
    Take a journey along the Rio Pipo on the 'Train to the End of the World', once built by prisoners at Ushuaia's old penal colony - Cost: ARS 690
    Discover the beautiful scenery of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel on a horse riding trip to the nearby Susana's Mountain viewpoint - Cost: ARS 1990
    Explore the excellent trails around the hills and forests of Ushuaia by hiring a mountain bike - Cost: ARS 450
    Enjoy an active day out in Tierra del Fuego National Park with a 7-kilometre trek to the scenic Lago Roca followed by a canoeing trip down the Lapataia River - Cost: ARS 2200
    Learn all about Tierra del Fuego's history and nature at the 'Museum of the End of the World' in Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 90

  • Day 2 Tierra Del Fuego

    Border information: Exit Argentina at San Sebastian, enter Chile at San Sebastian. We start our journey with a full day drive across to the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego, and a ferry crossing onto the mainland. Tonight we will wild camp close to the Magellan Strait. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

  • Day 3 Torres Del Paine National Park

    Today we will drive to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the world and the main highlight of the trip for many of our passengers and leaders! We will stop en route in Puerto Natales to stock up on supplies and pick up our local guides and cook who will accompany us during our time in the National Park. Tonight we will camp at Camping Pehoe, a stunning campsite inside the National Park with incredible views of Los Cuernos mountains, which we will refer to as our 'base campsite'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

    Activities(Included)
    4 days to explore and trek the rugged Torres del Paine National Park

  • Day 4 Torres Del Paine National Park

    Dragoman offers two options for your time in Torres Del Paine National Park: - Base Package - Camping at Lago Pehoe, full board and a guided trek on our final day to the stunning three peaks viewpoint is included on all Dragoman Patagonia packages. - Full W-Walk - Optional upgrade to embark on the 4-day W-Walk with a local guide. Places at the campsites are limited by the National Park, so it is important to pre-book this option with your sales agent at least 60 days before your trip as it is not possible to book on arrival. Day 11 is a free day for our passengers on the base package. W-Walk Group - We will transfer by truck to take the morning Catamaran across the lake to Paine Grande. We will then begin our first trek with our local guide along the edge of Lago Grey to an excellent viewpoint over the spectacular Grey Glacier. We will then trek back to Paine Grande where we will camp overnight. Approximate walking distance: 22 km, estimated duration: 8 hrs. (alternatively, you may turn around at an earlier view point, making the trek today 4hrs).

    Activities(Optional)
    W-walk extension The extension package includes the full W-walk, with three nights camping on the W-Walk trail within the Torres del Paine National Park, with facilities, food and the service of an expert English-speaking local guide.  Please note that this package must be pre-booked at least 60 days in advance through your sales agent. Please book as early as possible to ensure availability and avoid disappointment! For further information on the W-walk please refer to the detailed trip notes. - Cost: GBP 290

  • Day 5 Torres Del Paine National Park

    Base package group: Today is a free day on our Base Package. There are many short walks and other fantastic optional activities.  Alternatively it's a great day to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the campsite. W-walk group: Today we will depart Camp Paine Grande and hike into the French Valley, in the afternoon we will continue onto Camp Cuernos.  The hike is approximately 6 hours.

    Activities(Optional)
    Zodiac boat trips, horse rides and trekking in Torres del Paine National Park - Cost: CLP 50000
    Head out on a fantastic boat trip on the Grey Lake to get up close to the colossal Grey Glacier - Cost: CLP 70000

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