Patagonia & the Emerald Coast

Santiago - Rio de Janeiro

52 days through Chile, Argentina, Brazil
FROM: $6565 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Local Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep, Canoe
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 2 nights
Camping 25 nights
Multishare Hostel 14 nights
Wild Camp 3 nights
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 35, Lunches x 30, Dinners x 30
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JSR
Deposit:
$870 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 52 day trip links up two of the most cosmopolitan cities of South America, Santiago and Buenos Aires with the party capital of Rio De Janeiro. We explore the real wilderness Argentina and Chile - it's all about Patagonia. It's a journey for lovers of the outdoors, with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty, and the chance to trek, climb, bike, and horse ride through some breathtaking scenery.

Perhaps the highlight will be the 5 day visit to Torres del Paine National Park, where there will be plenty of time to trek the W Walk; or maybe riding or trekking around the magnificent Los Glaciares National Park around the dramatic peaks of Mount Fitz Roy will be your highlight but there is even more in time spent with the Gauchos, the spectacular Lake District with its twin towns of Bariloche and Pucon or the penguins and right whales of the Peninsula Valdes.

Then we travel across the north of Argentina to another icon, the mighty Iguazu Falls. Entering Brazil, we head to one of the world's most important environmental habitats, the wetlands of the Pantanal, stay on a traditional Brazilian cattle ranch, and continue on to the eco-tourism and outdoor activity capital of Bonito.  South of Rio is one of Brazil's prettiest coastlines, the Emerald Coast where we stay in the UNESCO world heritage colonial town of Paraty, to enjoy its relaxed and laid back atmosphere - a real contrast to the vibrance and glamour of Rio.

Explore the cosmopolitan and stylish city of Santiago
Visit the Chilean wine region and famous vineyards
Climb Villarrica Volcano at Pucon in the Chilean Lake District
Overland in the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District
2 night stay at the lakeside town of Bariloche
Wildcamp in the remotest parts of Patagonia
Visit Los Glaciares National Park near El Chalten
Cross the Magellan straight to Tierra del Fuego
Reach the 'end of the world' at Ushuaia
5 night stay in Torres Del Paine National Park

A truly epic road trip through vast wildernesses plus the beautiful coastline in Brazil as well as Rio de Janeiro. For lovers of the outdoors, who are prepared to sacrifice a few home comforts for the challenge and beauty of pristine landscapes, loads of activities to enjoy and the chance to chill on the Emerald Coast. Great wild camping, mixed with hostels and hotels and wonderful opportunities for walking, horseriding, rafting, ice trekking etc.

 

Whet your palette during wine tasting at a vineyard in San Javier

Visit the stunning Queulat National Park and take a trek through the 'Enchanted Forest' to view the magnificent Hanging Glacier

Enjoy a traditional Chilean BBQ

Guided full day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier

Head out to the remote corner of Chilean Tierra del Fuego. If time allows, visit the King Penguin colony at Bahia Inutil, the only colony of these type of penguins outside of Antarctica

Day 1 - Santiago (1st October 2021)
Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL).

Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! 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 meeting.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Discover all of Santiago's sights on a hop-on/hop-off bus around the city

Tour: 21,000 CLP

Learn more about Santiago and its history on a free walking tour of the centre from a knowledgeable local guide

Tour: Free

Take in the breathtaking vista of the city skyline backdropped by the mighty Andes from the viewpoints at Cerro San Cristobal or Cerro San Lucia

Cable car: 2,500 CLP

Day 2 - Buchupureo (2nd October 2021)
Day 3 - Pucon (3rd October 2021)
Day 4 - Pucon (4th October 2021)
Day 5 - Bariloche (5th October 2021)
Day 6 - Bariloche (6th October 2021)
Day 7 - Futaleufu (7th October 2021)
Day 8 - Futaleufu (8th October 2021)
Day 9 - Puyuhuapi (9th October 2021)
Day 10 - Cerro Castillo NR (10th October 2021)
Day 11 - Cerro Castillo NR (11th October 2021)
Day 12 - Rio Pinturas (12th October 2021)
Day 13 - El Calafate (13th October 2021)
Day 14 - El Calafate (14th October 2021)
Day 15 - Tierra Del Fuego (15th October 2021)
Day 16 - Ushuaia (16th October 2021)
Day 17 - Ushuaia (17th October 2021)
Day 18 - Tierra Del Fuego (18th October 2021)
Day 19 - Torres Del Paine NP (19th October 2021)
Day 20 - Torres Del Paine NP (20th October 2021)
Day 21 - Torres Del Paine NP (21st October 2021)
Day 22 - Torres Del Paine NP (22nd October 2021)
Day 23 - Torres Del Paine NP (23rd October 2021)
Day 24 - El Chalten (24th October 2021)
Day 25 - El Chalten (25th October 2021)
Day 26 - El Chalten (26th October 2021)
Day 27 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest (27th October 2021)
Day 28 - Camarones (28th October 2021)
Day 29 - Puerto Madryn (29th October 2021)
Day 30 - Puerto Madryn (30th October 2021)
Day 31 - Bahia Blanca (31st October 2021)
Day 32 - Buenos Aires (1st November 2021)
Day 33 - Buenos Aires (2nd November 2021)
Day 34 - Buenos Aires (3rd November 2021)
Day 35 - Buenos Aires (4th November 2021)
Day 36 - Yapeyu (5th November 2021)
Day 37 - Foz do Iguacu (6th November 2021)
Day 38 - Foz do Iguacu (7th November 2021)
Day 39 - Foz do Iguacu (8th November 2021)
Day 40 - Bonito (9th November 2021)
Day 41 - Bonito (10th November 2021)
Day 42 - Bonito (11th November 2021)
Day 43 - Pantanal (12th November 2021)
Day 44 - Pantanal (13th November 2021)
Day 45 - Campo Grande (14th November 2021)
Day 46 - Brotas (15th November 2021)
Day 47 - Brotas (16th November 2021)
Day 48 - Paraty (17th November 2021)
Day 49 - Paraty (18th November 2021)
Day 50 - Paraty (19th November 2021)
Day 51 - Rio de Janeiro (20th November 2021)
Day 52 - Rio de Janeiro (21st November 2021)

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01 Oct 21 Santiago
21 Nov 21 Rio de Janeiro

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23 Nov 21 Rio de Janeiro
13 Jan 22 Santiago

$6,610 USD

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05 Jan 22 Santiago
25 Feb 22 Rio de Janeiro

$6,665 USD

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02 Mar 22 Rio de Janeiro
22 Apr 22 Santiago

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30 Sep 22 Santiago
20 Nov 22 Rio de Janeiro

$6,720 USD

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22 Nov 22 Rio de Janeiro
12 Jan 23 Santiago

$6,805 USD

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17 Feb 23 Rio de Janeiro

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14 Apr 23 Santiago

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Anne M

There are not enough positive superlatives to adequately express how much i enjoyed my overland adventure and it was in no small part due to the enthusiastic and charismatic nature of Rob our leader. Every day brought more and more highlights and it was wonderful to be with like minded travellers as opposed to tourists.

Helen W

The places we visited were amazing. Especially in Patagonia.