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Grand Patagonia Drive (20 days / 19 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Puerto Montt
v/   Petrohue
v/   Bariloche
v/   Esquel
v/   Futaleufu
v/   El Pangue
v/   Coyhaique
v/   Lake General Carrera
v/   Estancia Argentina
v/   Fitz Roy
v/   Calafate
v/   Torres del Paine
v/   Punta Arenas
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Dream Patagonia self-drive, combining the best of Chilean and Argentina Patagonia. This awesome itinerary covers the Lake District, Bariloche, Futaleufu, Queulat, Lake General Carrera, El Chalten and Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno, and Torres del Paine.
Day 1:Arrive in Puerto Montt - Petrohue (90km / 56 miles)
Day 2:Vicente Perez Rosales National Park
Day 3:Petrohue - Bariloche (410km / 255 miles)
Day 4:Bariloche - Esquel (183 km / 114 mi)
Day 5:Esquel - Futaleufu (191 km / 119 mi)
Day 6:Futaleufu
Day 7:Futaleufu - El Pangue (180 km/112 miles)
Day 8:El Pangue and Surroundings
Day 9:El Pangue - Coyhaique (240 km / 149 miles)
Day 10:Coyhaique - Lake General Carrera (265 km / 124 miles)
Day 11:Lake General Carrera
Day 12:Lake General Carrera - Estancia in Argentina (290 km / 180 miles)
Day 13:Hosteria Cueva de las Manos - El Chalten (535 km / 335 miles)
Day 14:Los Glaciares National Park - Fitz Roy
Day 15:El Chaltén - El Calafate (250 km / 155 miles)
Day 16:Los Glaciares National Park - Perito Moreno
Day 17:El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park (348 km / 216 miles)
Day 18:Torres del Paine National Park
Day 19:Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas (410 km / 255 miles)
Day 20:Punta Arenas - Drop off


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Petrohue Lodge
Petrohue Lodge
Puerto Varas
Ruta 225, Km64
20 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Ayres de Nahuel
Ayres de Nahuel
Bariloche
Rolando 147
12 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Canela Hosteria
Canela Hosteria
Esquel
Villa Ayelen
5 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
El Barranco
El Barranco
Futaleufu
OHiggins 172, Futaleufu
10 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Cabanas El Pangue
Cabanas El Pangue
Lago Risopatron
Lago Risopatron, Carretera Austral Km 240
13 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Belisario Jara
Belisario Jara
Coyhaique
Francisco Bilbao 663, Coyhaique
8 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Mirador de Guadal
Mirador de Guadal
Coyhaique
8 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Cueva de las manos (Former Los Toldos)
Cueva de las manos (Former Los Toldos)
Santa Cruz
Ruta 40
10 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Lunajuim Posada
Lunajuim Posada
El Chalten
Trevisan No 45
30 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada
El Calafate
Ave. del Libertador 1888
40 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Mirador del Payne
Mirador del Payne
Torres del Paine
Ruta 9 Lago Sarmiento, Lazo Lake
20 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Cabo de Hornos
Cabo de Hornos
Punta Arenas
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1039
91 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrive in Puerto Montt - Petrohue (90km / 56 miles)
Pick up your car at the airport or the city office and drive to Petrohue, located in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. You will be accompanied by beautiful views of the Llanquihue Lake and volcanoes. Overnight in Petrohue.

(Included meals: dinner)
Day 2:  Vicente Perez Rosales National Park
You have an entire day to discover the park with its attractive hiking trails and large variety of outdoor activities like rafting, kayaking, trekking or fishing. Overnight in Petrohue.

(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)
Day 3:  Petrohue - Bariloche (410km / 255 miles)
Enjoy your breakfast and then depart to discover the Argentinean Lake District on the eastern side of the Andes. Passing through the marvellous Puyehue National Park, you will reach the border with Argentina and continue onwards to the city of Bariloche, located on Lake Nahuel Huapi and in a national park of the same name. Overnight in or close to Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Bariloche - Esquel (183 km / 114 mi)
Continuing your journey to the south, you will pass through the town of El Bolson before reaching the junction with the Ruta 40, where you turn towards Esquel. The founding of the town dates back to the arrival of Welsh immigrants in Chubut in 1865. Overnight in or near Esquel.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Esquel - Futaleufu (191 km / 119 mi)
From Esquel you will drive further south, passing through the Los Alerces National Park. Take your time for a short exploration of one of the most beautiful national parks of Argentina. You will cross the border into Chile at Los Cipreses to reach Futaleufú in the afternoon. Overnight in Futaleufú.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Futaleufu
Today you will have a day to discover Futaleufú and its surroundings or to participate in optional activities like white-water rafting on the Futaleufú River, considered the best river for rafting in Chile. Overnight in Futaleufu.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  Futaleufu - El Pangue (180 km/112 miles)
From Futaleufú you pass by the crystal clear Lake Yelcho and descend to the Pacific Ocean. South of La Junta you will enter the Queulat National Park with its dense forests. Spend the night on the border of the park in the cabins of El Pangue.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 8:  El Pangue and Surroundings
Visit the village of Puyuhuapi with its carpet factory and spend time hiking in the Queulat National Park to visit the Hanging Glacier. Overnight in El Pangue.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 9:  El Pangue - Coyhaique (240 km / 149 miles)
On the first miles of your trip today, the road continues on through the Queulat National Park and then ascends the Cuesta Queulat which offers spectacular views of the forests and the valley. Shortly before arriving at the capital of the Aysén region, Coyhaique, you will pass through the Simpson National Reserve. Overnight in Coyhaique.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 10:  Coyhaique - Lake General Carrera (265 km / 124 miles)
A beautiful but long drive will call for an early departure. Your trip today will lead you to the immense Lake General Carrera. Stop for magnificent views from the various lookouts along a lengthy and virtually uninhabited stretch of the Carretera Austral. Don’t miss a visit to the Marble Caves close to Puerto Tranquilo, ask for a boat ride at the gas station.  You will spend the night right on Lake General Carrera.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 11:  Lake General Carrera
Take delight in the beautiful landscapes and explore the surroundings of the lake. Overnight on Lake General Carrera.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 12:  Lake General Carrera - Estancia in Argentina (290 km / 180 miles)
After breakfast, you will start to drive east towards the border town Chile Chico. the views of the lake are beautiful but the road has many curves, so drive carefully. once you have entered Argentina, the landscape changes into the typical pampas that cover almost all of Argentina´s Patagonia. Visit the small town Perito Moreno. From there it will be a short drive south to the hostería Cueva de las Manos.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 13:  Hosteria Cueva de las Manos - El Chalten (535 km / 335 miles)
Today, you will set out for an especially long trip to el Chaltén, almost all the way on the route 40, the “Patagonian highway”. el Chaltén is situated at the foot of the Fitz roy Mountain range. overnight at a hostería.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 14:  Los Glaciares National Park - Fitz Roy
Participate today in one of the hikes that start from El Chaltén to visit the wonderful national park and the Southern Ice Field. You can also join a boat trip to the Viedma Glacier in the morning. Overnight at Chalten.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 15:  El Chaltén - El Calafate (250 km / 155 miles)
You will drive around Lake Viedma today to reach another huge glacier lake called Lago Argentino. You will spend the night on the shores of the lake in the village El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 16:  Los Glaciares National Park - Perito Moreno
Visit the magnificent glacier Perito Moreno, a true natural spectacle; a trek on the ice can be organized. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 17:  El Calafate - Torres del Paine National Park (348 km / 216 miles)
You will drive into Chile via Cerro Castillo through the vast steppe or Pampa and arrive in one of the most beautiful national parks of the American continent - Torres del Paine. Enjoy the view of the Torres on your way to your hostería. Overnight in or close to the Torres del Paine National Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 18:  Torres del Paine National Park
You will start early to make the most of this day. Visit some of the various sites within the park, navigate to the Grey Glacier in a boat or trek on one of the shorter trails to experience this magnificent landscape first hand. Overnight in or close to National Park Torres del Paine.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 19:  Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas (410 km / 255 miles)
On this approx. 4 to 6 hour drive to Punta Arenas, you can visit the Milodón Cave where scientists discovered the remains of a gigantic sloth. To experience Patagonian wildlife, visit the Penguin Colony at the Otway Sound before arriving in Punta Arenas. Overnight in Punta Arenas.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 20:  Punta Arenas - Drop off
Your long Patagonian Adventure ends in Punta Arenas; where you will return your car at the airport or the downtown rental office.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

Itinerary:

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Trip type:
  Private service
Departures:
   Daily