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Raid in Patagonia from Bariloche to Ushuaia

An adventure of 19 days in 4x4 in Argentina and Chile. Departure in Bariloche, the lake region in Patagonia. Then, discover San Martin de los Andes, Coyhaique, El Calafate, and end your trip in Ushuaia, the legendary Tierra del Fuego region.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche - Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche - Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 3: San Carlos De Bariloche - San Martin de los Andes
  • Day 4: San Martin de los Andes - Villa La Angostura - San Carlos De Bariloche
  • Day 5: Bariloche centre - Esquel
  • Day 6: Esquel - Puyuhuapi
  • Day 7: Puyuhuapi - Coyhaique
  • Day 8: Puerto Tranquilo - Puerto Guadal
  • Day 9: Los Antiguos - Estancia La Angostura
  • Day 10: El Chalten
  • Day 11: El Chalten
  • Day 12: El Chalten - El Calafate
  • Day 13: El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park - Hosteria Lago Grey
  • Day 14: Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales
  • Day 15: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas
  • Day 16: Punta Arenas - Rio Grande
  • Day 17: Rio Grande - Ushuaia
  • Day 18: Ushuaia - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
  • Day 19: Departure

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Welcoming at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer to Buenos Aires in a private vehicle.

Transfer with an English-speaking guide.
Visit Buenos Aires (half day, private tour).

Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theaters, traditions ... The variety satisfies the most demanding visitor.
You visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, dominated by the obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will pass the Colon Theatre, one of the jewels of the Argentine architecture. Then you arrive to the famous or central Plaza de Mayo, next to buildings such as the Casa Rosada or Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo and the Cathedral.

You end your day with the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, and specifically the alley El Caminito, the spot for painters, tango dancers and singers.
Return to your hotel after the visit.
An English-speaking guide will acompany you during the city tour.
Night at the Two Hotel ***.
Included : transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche

Transfer from the hotel to the Buenos Aires Domestic Airport in a private vehicle
Arrival at the Bariloche airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Transfer with an English-speaking guide.
Arrival at international airport Ezeiza of Buenos Aires.
Transfer to domestic airport Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires to reach San Carlos de Bariloche, capital of Rio Negro. Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

San Carlos de Bariloche is a lovely town located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. You will walk into the city to discover its amazing architecture and local food like chocolates. The beauty of landscapes is impressive and surroundings are breath-taking.

Rental car in the agency located in the city-center before 8pm
The border crossing license for the rental vehicle is included.
Return of the vehicle
Return of the vehicle
Travel with a 4WD vehicle
Night at the Costas del Nahuel hotel***
Included : transfer departure, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, car rental, insurance, room & breakfast

Day 3: San Carlos De Bariloche - San Martin de los Andes

Suggested itinerary:
Depart from Bariloche to San Martin through Cordoba Pass.
We start in Meliquina Lake, Caleufu River and Piedra del Viento to finally reach Cordoba Pass, a dirt road that crosses sculpted mountains with extraordinary shapes, because of the water, ice and wind erosion. We go through Casa de Piedra, Confluencia del Traful and Enchanted Valley to reach San Maartin de los Andes at the end of the day.
Night at the hotel La Raclette ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 4: San Martin de los Andes - Villa La Angostura - San Carlos De Bariloche

Suggested itinerary

Departure this morning to discover the beauty of this region and the 7 lakes circuit. You reach Villa la Angostura. The road become winding and go through the forest. You will explore Meliquina, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, Espejo and Correntoso lakes.
The landscapes are gorgeous and you can stop all along the way to take pictures. You can stop in Villa la Angostura to discover this lovely village with many shops, restaurants and terrasses.

You keep on going and arrive to San Carlos de Bariloche. You go through the Huemul Peninsula with white sand beaches and then you cross the typical landscapes of patagonian steppe.
Night at the Costas del Nahuel hotel***
Included : room & breakfast

Day 5: Bariloche centre - Esquel

Suggested itinerary

Going from Bariloche, your trip to the south begins by one of the most famous natural park of Patagonia, the National Park of Los Alerces.

Your destination today is Esquel. 300 km including 100 of track.
Night in Tierra Mapuche hotel ***
Included : room & breakfast

Day 6: Esquel - Puyuhuapi

Suggested itinerary:

Today, things are starting to get serious. After crossing the Chilean border in Futaleufu, you will hit the famous Carretera Austral, which winds through the valleys of the Andes. This magnificent road is surrounded by an almost tropical vegetation. Once arrived in Puyuhuapi, you can go relax in natural hot springs, one of the main attractions of the region.

Day 7: Puyuhuapi - Coyhaique

Suggested itinerary:

Keep driving further south through Queulat Park, Padre Garcia and the National Reserve Lago Las Torres. The Carretera Austral turns east to enter the green valley of Coyhaique, one of the mayor agriculture centers in Chile, renowned for its gastronomy and, of course, its wines.

Day 8: Puerto Tranquilo - Puerto Guadal

Suggested itinerary :

Possibility in the afternoon to reach Puerto Tranquilo. Boat-trip (optional) to visit the Marble Chapel (Capillas de marmol), marble blocks that fell from the cliff. Boat-trip to discover those marble tunnel under the cliff, on a turquoise water.
Note: possibility to replace the boat-trip by a very easy kayak trip. Check with us for schedules.

Suggested itinerary: Drive from Puerto Tranquilo to Puerto Guadal (2-hour drive). You will drive along the Lake General Carrera for a while. Arrival in the afternoon in Puerto Guadal, a small, isolated village on Lake General Carrera.

Day 9: Los Antiguos - Estancia La Angostura

Suggested itinerary

You drive to the south coast during 115 km to the border Chile Chico, through los Antiguos and Perito Moreno village where you will explore the famous road 40
Night at the Estancia La Angostura ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 10: El Chalten

Suggested itinerary.

This morningm departure with your rental vehicle in a small town of El Chalten, the starting point for trekkings around Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres.
Night at El Chalten.
350 km - 6 hours
Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 11: El Chalten

From El Chalten you have several possibilities to discover the region : free trekking wiht auto guided paths to reach Fitz Roy o la Torre. Lago Desierto : one hour walking combined with 4x4 roads through el Rio de las Vueltas canyon. Visit of Chorrilo falls, Rio de las Vueltas falls, lake and Huemul Glaciers. Pic-nic lunch. Visit of Fitz Roy estancia and house of the pioneer Andreas Madsen.

Horse ridding during 4 hours in the National Park.
Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 12: El Chalten - El Calafate

Suggested itinerary

Early morning departure with your rental car to El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Arrive to El Calafate and continue to join the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is located 80 km from El Calafate.
This tour will allow you to enjoy this outstanding natural environment. Many gateways offer panoramic views of the glacier overlooking the groves surrounding lenga. Then we take a path on the side of the "Canal de los Tempanos" to reach the base of the glacier.
Since the port on the "Refugio Argentino", there is an opportunity to embark on a sailing for an hour to enjoy the south face of the glacier that can exceed 70 m high.
Way back to El Calafate.

Night at the Cauquenes de Nimez hotel ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 13: El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park

Suggested itinerary:

You leave the hotel to join Torres del Paine Park in Chile. On the way, we observe typical landscapes of the chilean Patagonia. After two hours and a half driving, we arrive to Cancha Carrera, the border between Chile and Argentina.

You can enjoy the Andes Mountains and snowy mountains and glaciers. We enter in the Paine Park. Discover several lakes like Nordenskjold, Pehoe, Toro y Grey. 395 km, about 6 hours

Day 14: Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales

Suggested Itinerary :

You'll discover along the way the lakes Nordenskjold and Pehoe, the cascade "del salto grande" (walking tour of the site is approximately 45 minutes). Panorama of the Paine Massif and its glacier and the "Cuernas" del Paine. This park will amaze you with its massive and turquoise lakes.
National Park Torres Del Paine entrance fee: 18,000 pesos / person

Drive from Torres del Paine National Park to Puerto Natales.

Day 15: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Suggested itinerary :

You will drive to Punta Arenas crossing the Patagonian Pampa. On the way, you may see the local fauna (ñandus, guanacos...).

Day 16: Punta Arenas - Rio Grande

Suggested Itineray:

Departure early in the morning from Punta Arenas to join Tierra del Fuego. The first part is asphalted and then track road until Punta Delgada where you wait for the ferry. We crossç the strait of Magellan and arrive in Tierra del Fuego region. You join Cerro Sombrero and then Cullen before reaching San Sebastian. You keep on going until arriving at Fagnano Lake to stay at night. 520 km including 100 km on track. About 8/9 hours
Night at Hosteria Kaiken ***
Included : room & breakfast

Day 17: Rio Grande - Ushuaia

Suggested itinerary:

You leave during the morning to discover Tierra del Fuego. Tierra del Fuego park is located at about 10 km away from Ushuaia town and is at the border with Chile. This park offers breathtaking landscapes.

You return to National Route 3, travelling through the dense forests of lengas. Then you arrive in Roca lake and can walk around the lake and Rio Lapataia.
In the afternoon, we advice you to make an excursion around on Beagle canal. You can go on Ushuaia harbour to board on a catamaran.


Night at the hotel Campanilla**.
Included : room, breakfast

Day 18: Ushuaia - Aéroport d'Ushuaia - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Suggested Itinerary:

According to your domestic flight time departure, enjoy Ushuaia town, capital of Tierra del Fuego region. You can reach Martial Glacier, former ski station where you can take the skilift and enjoy a panoramic view on Beagle Canal and Ushuaia town. You can also visit the museum and former prison of Ushuaia.

Road to the airport 2h30 before your take off and return of your vehicle at Ushuaia airport.
2 hours prior to your flight, check out and transfer to Ushuaia Airport.
Welcoming at Buenos Aires domestic airport. and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle.
Night at the Two Hotel ***.
Included : transfer departure, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 19: Departure

Transfer from the hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in a private vehicle
Included : transfer departure

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 2: Buenos Aires - San Carlos De Bariloche

Domestic flight Buenos Aires- Bariloche.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax

Day 18: Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Domestic flight Ushuaia - Buenos Aires.
Included : domestic flight

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 6: Puyuhuapi


Night at the Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa ****
Included : room & breakfast, breakfast buffet

Day 7: Coyhaique


Night at the Nomades Hotel Boutique ****
Included : room & breakfast

Day 8: Puerto Guadal


Night at El Mirador de Guadal ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 13: Hosteria Lago Grey

Night at the Lago Grey hotel ***.
Upgrade room lake view.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 14: Puerto Natales


Night at the If Patagonia hotel ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 15: Punta Arenas


Night at the hotel Carpa Manzano ***.
Upgrade room.
Included : room & breakfast

Two Hotel   Buenos Aires

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

A new concept in hotels in its class. Functional, modern and low cost, TWO is designed for travelers who intend to visit the city of Buenos Aires without spending large sums of money on accommodation but, having the essential amenities to make your stay a memorable moment.

Hosterias Costas del Nahuel   San Carlos De Bariloche

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

At only 500 metres from Bariloche centre, the hotel is directly located on the Nahuel Huapi coast, with a direct access to the lake. A spacious dinner room is perfect to enjoy the view.

Hosteria La Raclette   San Martin de los Andes

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

La Raclette is located in an unrivaled residential neighborhood in San Martín de los Andes. Just three and a half bocks away from the Civic Center and 5 blocks away from Lake Lácar. It still preserves all its history, which has turned it into a well-known exclusive place providing the best assistance. Featuring a unique mountain design, this is one of the most famous inns in town.

Hotel Tierra Mapuche   Esquel

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Built on the La Zeta hillside, The Patagonic Hotel Tierra Mapuche is strategically located on H. Yrigoyen Ave. at Esquel, being only 25min far from the local airport. The hotel provides superb accomodation for up to 80 guests, which vary from stylishly design standard and superior rooms to suites allowing 4 to 6 people. All units feature pillow-top matresses, radiant floor heating system, in-room spa, hairdryers, LCD Television, telephone and Wi Fi.

Estancia la Angostura   Estancia La Angostura

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

La Angostura is an authentic and traditional patagonian estancia, where we offer the traditional southern hospitality as in other times when people went from one estancia to another making stops. We like our guests to feel at home. Our cooking is homemade, like lamb, pudding etc. The estancia has six rooms with private bathroom, and a total capacity of twenty-two passengers. We also have a camping area with hot water and bathroom. The activities at the estancia are birthwatching, fishing, horse-ridding, and others, like trekking and visit to Tonchi’s Lagoon. We are open from october 15th to Abril.

Hosteria El Paraiso   El Chalten

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

El Paraiso is a mountain inn located in the picturesque village of El Chalten at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy ... We have 19 charming rooms, with springsbox and private, with stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy. Ideal for enjoying nature, activities, celebrations or to rest.

Hotel Cauquenes de Nimez   El Calafate

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

In this cosy lodge, which has 12 rooms and a magnificent view of the Argentinean Lake, the Round Bay and the Ecological Reserve Laguna Nimez, you can relax and discover the traditional patagonian spirit, which enchanted travellers and pioneers.

Hosteria Kaiken   

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel   Ushuaia

Level : 2*
Included : room, breakfast

This hotel was built in 2005 in front of the Martial mountainous chain, following the typical standards of the houses from Tierra del Fuego. The hotel has a breakfast room and a living room with a bar. All rooms have excellent views of the Martial mountainous chain, Mount Olivia and Pipo River. They are decorated with a warm and rustic style and include bathtub and heating, among other facilities.

Night at the Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa   Puyuhuapi

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, breakfast buffet

The owner, Eberhard Kossmann, once president of the Asenav dockyard in Valdivia, captivated by the beauty and the magic of the preserved Bahía Dorita, created this lodge, mixing up modernity and comfort with the very core of wild nature. Thanks to this visionnaire, Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa is a success, and the perfect place to make the most of this fascinating part of Chilean Patagonia.

Night at the Nomades hotel boutique   Coyhaique

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Nómades combines refined infrastructure with maximum hotel comfort and personalized attention in a privileged location, as it is situated on the banks of the River Coyhaique only a few blocks from the centre of the city. All rooms and suits look out over the river with huge windows that allow the majesty of the mountain views inside. It is an oasis of nature right in the heart of the Regional Capital.

Night at the Mirador de Guadal hotel   Puerto Guadal

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Due to its privileged location, its spacious rooms in cabin style, and its personalized service, El Mirador de Guadal is the ideal lodge for you to discover the southern part of the Carretera Austral between the Exploradores Valey and Caleta Tortel. It is also an excellent place to stay an extra day when traveling along the Carretera Austral on your way to or from Torres del Paine. El Mirador de Guadal is situated on 6 acres of woodland in the most beautiful part of Patagonia, at the shore of Lake General Carrera, only 10 km from the famous Carretera Austral (Route 7).

Lago Grey Hoteleria STD   Hosteria Lago Grey

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Located to the west of the park, the Lago Grey Hotel is the perfect place to spend a night in the park. You will enjoy views of the lake and the glaciar at the bottom. You can relax in the middle of forests and snowy somets who surround you with only the sound of wind who breaks the silence in the park. In this beautiful corner of the Chilean Patagonia, Hotel Lago Grey has services and facilities of high quality that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. Check out the video Hotel Grey
We like: the view to the glacier from the reception and some bedrooms, the navigation to the Glacier.

Option : upgrade room.

Included :
room & breakfast

Hotel If Patagonia STD   Puerto Natales

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Privileged location, If Patagonia Hotel is located in downtown Puerto Natales only one block away from the main square Plaza de Armas. From the Hotel you can see the Balmaceda Glacier, the Señoret Channel and the Sierra Dorotea Hill. Furthermore, If Patagonia Hotel is surrounded with restaurants, cafes, craft shops and travel agencies. Commitment to sustainable development, in order to save some energy, IF Patagonia Hotel uses passive measures such as the study of solar energy, insolation and ventilation. These techniques improve habitability because our body reacts better in environments that are controlled naturally. Minimalist design, the combination of different natural materials, the use of recycling in the decor of the hotel, an exhibition hall with the permanent exhibition of different local artists and a bar designed for those who love fly fishing, create a warm and relaxed atmosphere. We like: its location, the breakfast, the concern for the environment, the view to the glaciers.

  Punta Arenas

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Welcome to Patagonia! Hotel Carpa Manzano is an excellent choice while in Punta Arenas, heartbeating point of Patagonia. Centrally located in a traditional residential area (Croatian District) just two blocks from downtown, Carpa Manzano offers 21 modern rooms and a warm service. Enjoy the free wireless internet connection, keeping in touch with family, friends or business.

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