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Wild Patagonia with Viva Expeditions

27 days

Wild Patagonia  with Viva Expeditions

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On this epic journey we will travel from Santiago, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of Chile, south through the heart of the wine region and through the natural splendor of the lush green forest and sparkling blue lakes of the Chilean and Argentinean lakes districts. Discover the Carretera Austral and explore the stunning landscapes of the Futaleufu Valley and the majestic Queulat Hanging Glacier. Finally discover the vast Patagonian steppe as we travel down Argentina's infamous Route 40. Arriving into the remote Patagonian expanse we explore the southern ice fields, breathtaking glaciers and the magnificent snow capped Andes mountain range before arriving in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. This is a voyage of intense natural beauty and a chance to be at one with the great outdoors.

Inclusions

  • 22 nights accommodation in standard hotels and guesthouses
  • 3 nights in comfortable cabins
  • 1 night in a hiking lodge with shared bunk beds
  • 26 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
  • Experienced tour leader as well as local guides
  • Experienced Driver/Mechanic
  • All National Park Entrance fees
  • Fully escorted in South America in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles

NOTE: The tour departing on 26 November 2018, will be "Exploring Patagonia, Pumalin & Chiloe"

From Santiago to Ushuaia - 28/10/18, 02/01/19, 26/02/19

From Ushuaia to Santiago - Departures dates 26/11/18, 29/01/19, 26/03/19

Itinerary

Day 1 Santiago

Your tour begins with a bang in Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital city.

Day 2 Santiago - Santa Cruz

Wine tasting and wine making on the Colchagua Valley including a special visit to the Colchagua museum.

Day 3 Santa Cruz - Pucon

Arrive in the heart of the Chilean Lakes District and absorb the nature surrounding you.

Day 4-5 Pucon

Lace up your boots to enjoy some spectacular walks and interact with the native Mapuche people. Take some free time to hike Villarica volcano.

Day 6 Pucon - Bariloche

Sit back and marvel along the scenic seven lakes drive to Bariloche, Argentina.

Day 7-8 Bariloche

We head out to discover the Nahuel Huapi National Park and you have some free time to enjoy any of the activities on offer including hiking, biking, kayaking and much more!

Day 9 Bariloche - Futaleufu

Cross into Chile and hit the Carretera Austral ’Southern Road’, with its reputation as South America’s best road trip.

Day 10 Futaleufu - Queulat National Park

Enjoy extraordinary scenery and visit the fishing village of Puyuhuapi on the edge of the Chilean Fiords.

Day 11 Queulat National Park

Get up close and personal to a spectacular hanging glacier in the Queulat National Park. Nature at its finest!

Day 12 Queulat National Park - Coyhaique

Hike in the enchanted forest as we continue our journey to Coyhaique.

Day 13 Coyhaique - Route 40

Cross back into Argentina and on to the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Day 14 Route 40

Visit Cuevas de Las Manos (Caves of Hands) the most ancient native artistic expressions of the subcontinent.

Day 15 Route 40 - El Chalten

Enjoy the landscapes of the Patagonian Steppe as we head south.

Day 16 El Chalten

Get up close to the mighty Viedma Glacier. Depending on conditions you may explore magical ice caves and walk on the glacier.

Day 17 El Chalten - El Calafate

A day out hiking in El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking capital, offering great views of Mount FitzRoy.

Day 18 El Calafate

Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields.

Day 19 El Calafate - Torres del Paine

Head back into Chile to Torres Del Paine, South Americas finest National Park.

Day 20-22 Torres Del Paine

Breath-taking vistas await you on hikes to the Greys Glacier, French Valley and Las Torres. For non-trekkers we offer a fantastic “Torres Light” programme.

Day 23 Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas

We arrive to Punta Arenas. Enjoy a special meal that includes tasters of regional wild game.

Day 24 Punta Arenas - Cerro Sombrero

Enjoy your morning exploring Punta Arenas before crossing the Straights of Magellan onto the island of Tierra Del Fuego.

Day 25 Cerro Sombrero - Ushuaia

Visit a King Penguin colony on the way to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world.

Day 26 Ushuaia

Explore Tierra Del Fuego National Park and arrive at ’the end of the road’: Lapatia Bay. Take a cruise on the Beagle Channel to view wildlife and learn of the regions history.

Day 27 Ushuaia - Depart

Depart Ushuaia with wonderful memories, and a new respect of our wonderful planet courtesy of Patagonia.

NOTE: The information regarding itinerary is given in good faith and is subject to change and /or cancellation, due to weather / political and / or country instabilities and general safety / road conditions etc. Any such changes and/or cancellations which are in our control will be decided by the crew and will be discussed with the group beforehand whenever possible.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices are correct as at 20.06.18. are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sale until 31.07.2018, unless otherwise stated, withdrawn or sold out prior. From price based on travel from 28.10.18 -26.03.19, in a standard room. Prices are per person in NZ dollars, and are land only, and do not include airfares unless otherwise stated . Accommodation/tour is based on twin share unless otherwise specified. Accommodation star rating is based on our rating & is a guide only to the overall quality of the property. All prices are based on payment by cash or EFTPOS only. Seasonal surcharges may apply depending on the date of travel. Supplied by Viva Expeditions. For full terms & conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.

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