This is an epic overland adventure for those who love the outdoors, with plenty of camping in the National Parks of outstanding natural beauty. Beginning in the elegant capital of Chile, Santiago, you’ll travel through the country’s scenic Lake District before crossing the Argentine border to stay in beautiful Bariloche. It’s a paradise for adventurers, with white water rafting, horse riding and hiking in the surrounding hills. Overlanding through the wilds of Patagonia, through Los Glaciares National Park (for a guided trip to the Moreno Glacier) and Torres del Paine National Park, there’s plenty of time to trek. We head through this stunning region en route to the ends of the earth – Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia. The trip then heads up the east coast, stopping to view superb wildlife at Valdez Peninsula and Punta Tombe and crosses the Pampas before ending in Buenos Aires.
Overland expedition vehicle
Basic hostel/hotel, some campsites, wildcamps. Winter departures will use a higher proportion of hotels.
2 crew, local guides as necessary
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the coolest city in South America
Guided visit to Valdez Peninsula to meet the elephant seals and sealions
Visit the penguin colony at Camarones
Guided full day trip to Moreno Glacier
Follow in Darwin's footsteps across the Magellan Straits
Guided tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park
Visit the UNESCO site Cueva de las Manos at Río Pinturas
Overland through the stunning Argentinian Lake District
4 days to explore and trek the rugged Torres del Paine National Park
Discover the Chilean Lake District
Explore and discover the streets of Santiago
Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
Head over to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, for the day
Watch a football game at La Bombonera
Enjoy a free city tour of Buenos Aires
Whale watching off Puerto Madryn (seasonal)
Horse riding and trekking around El Chalten
Glacier trek, hikes and horseriding in Los Glaciares National Park
Boat trip beneath the Moreno Glacier
Zodiac boat trips, horse rides and trekking in Torres del Paine National Park
Beagle channel boat trips
Light plane flights over Ushuaia
Visit to traditional Welsh Tea house for afternoon cakes and tea.
Horse riding and mountain biking around Bariloche
Trek up the snowcapped volcano Mt Villarica
Horseriding, white-water rafting or hikes around Pucon
Please note: On this trip at any time of the year you could encounter some very cold weather, even in full summer, especially at night.
Due to the nature of this trip and the area through which you will be travelling, there is a lot of both camping and wild camping involved. You will be travelling to the southern most point of South America and nights can be bitterly cold. To experience the most of what Patagonia has got to offer Dragoman, thanks to their overland vehicles, take you off the beaten track so that you can wild camp in some of the most stunning scenery you will ever encounter but remember it can get very cold and you will need to prepare accordingly. This is a tough trip and should not be taken lightly and we suggest you take some extra clothing and a good quality four season sleeping bag with a comfort zone of at least -1°C