Overland Safari Through Patagonia

Many Magellanic penguins in natural environment on Magdalena island in Patagonia, Chile, South America
IDEAL LENGTH 8 nights
Price From $8,800 pp
When to Go Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Overland Safari Through Patagonia

This is a great itinerary for those keen to get off piste and explore the remote corners of Chilean & Argentine Patagonia. However, this journey is spent in style, with fully kitted-out jeeps and luxury lodges along the way. Choose self-drive or take a guide; it’s up to you.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Santiago, Chile – Chilean Patagonia

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be assisted with your onward flight to Punta Arenas, where you’ll be escorted to your hotel in Chilean Patagonia.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Chilean Patagonia

This morning you have some leisure time. You may wish to relax in the hotel spa, take a dip in the pool, or begin your explorations of the area.

In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise through Patagonia’s fjords to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. You’ll observe colonies of cormorants and sea lions and witness spectacular scenery.

Day 3

Day 3
Puerto Bories – Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Today you’ll be driven over the border into Argentine Patagonia and the Los Glaciares National Park (approx five hours).

After check-in you'll have lunch at your hotel, before visiting the Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum.

Day 4

Day 4
Argentine Patagonia

This morning, you have the opportunity to experience Patagonia like a local – with a horseback excursion through Anita Valley in the Patagonian steppe.

After lunch at the hotel visit El Calafate, known as ‘the end of the earth’ as it’s the last inhabited town before the Patagonian wilderness.

Day 5

Day 5
Los Glaciares National Park

Today you’ll explore the biggest attraction in the national park: Perito Moreno Glacier. Choose between a boat cruise along the glacier’s front wall or an ice trekking excursion in the morning, before visiting the main viewing point in the afternoon.

Day 6

Day 6
Los Glaciares – Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

After breakfast you’ll cross back into Chilean Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park.

Check in and have lunch at your hotel before visiting two of the park’s most picturesque lakes, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul.

Day 7

Day 7
Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy a full-day jeep tour in the Torres del Paine National Park. The tour includes a picnic at spectacular Grey Glacier, part of the Patagonian ice field, and an afternoon stroll along Grey Beach.

Day 8

Day 8
Torres del Paine National Park

On your final day in Torres del Paine you have a choice of activities, including hiking, biking, water activities, horse riding, scenic tours and birdwatching. You can opt for two half-day activities, or one full day.

Day 9

Day 9
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Cruise the Patagonia fjord to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers
  • Experience Patagonia like a local with a horse-riding excursion through the steppe
  • Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier on a cruise or ice-trekking trip
  • Discover the highlights of Torres del Paine, including the magnificent Grey Glacier
  • Witness the majestic landscapes of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia
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