This overland adventure is an outdoor lover’s dream with the best Patagonia has to offer: hike to the top of a volcano and peer into its crater in Pucon, climb ice and trek on a glacier in El Chalten, raft the Futaleufu’s class five rapids by the Carretera Austral, see the incredible Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate, challenge yourself to the famous ’W’ Trek in Torres del Paine, and visit the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. Then see the southern Atlantic wildlife on the Valdes Peninsula before a well-earned steak and glass of red wine in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. Take in the majestic Iguazu Falls and join the party in Rio for New Year or Carnival! Days 1 to 7 Chile
Pucon - Chile’s Lake District, our base for the next few days, from where it is possible to organise white water rafting, skiing, horse riding and hikes.
Villarrica Volcano - there is the option to climb this€tive volcano.
Andes mountain range
Bariloche - popular holiday destination for Argentineans and a top ski resort with great hiking trails and nightlife.
Days 8 to 14 Carretera Austral - (Open Jan & Feb) - incredible drive past spiralling volcanoes, glaciers & fjords.
Los Glaciares National Park - the largest glacier in the world and an option to take a guided glacier hike on one!
Moreno Glacier - take a boat ride up close to this almost 200ft high glacier.
Torres del Paine National Park - another area of outstanding beauty where huge granite cliffs dominate the landscape.
Option to complete the W-Trek - must be booked in advance
Days 15 to 22 Tierra del Fuego - an island on the southern tip of the continent - spectacular scenery and seagoing boat trips.
Ushuaia - most southerly town on earth you are ever likely to travel to.
Patagonia - vast, sparsely populated treeless plateau.
Atlantic Marine sanctuaries - spot penguins, sea lions, sea elephants, birds & whales (season dependent).
Puerto Madryn - this Welsh settlement is the gateway to Valdes Peninsula, where Penguins, Sea Lions, Birds & Whales can be seen - Orcas have been known to beach themselves here to catch Sea Lions (season dependent).
On our new exploratory departure, leaving Lima in July and Santiago in August, this section of the trip is subject to change en route. Please see detailed itinerary for further details.
Days 23 to 31 Buenos Aires - a smart cosmopolitan city with plenty to do; museums, horse racing, football matches, shopping, tango dancing & restaurants that serve the best steaks in the world.
San Ignacio - 400yr old Jesuit Missions.
Optional 2 hr ferry€ross the River Plate for a 1 or 2 day visit to the buzzing capital Montevideo & the quieter town of Colonia.
Days 32 to 36 Iguazu Falls - optional€tivities include boat trips, helicopter flights and mountain biking - we visit the falls from both the Argentine & Brazilian sides.
Days 37 to 44 Brazil
Bonito - swim & snorkel in crystal clear river and lakes as well as hike into lush forests to look for monkeys, alligators & anaconda.
Pantanal - organise treks out into the vast wetlands, home to hundreds of species of birds & fish, including Piranha!
Days 45 to 51 Parati - laid back historic coastal village, explore the secluded islands by taking a sailing trip in a traditional schooner.
Rio de Janeiro - where folk are raring to party out of their minds and live purely for the moment - Carnival & New Years Eve celebrations are always chaotic, crowded and great fun 51 Days - South America - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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