Click to see trip plan

Transpatagonia Roadtrip

From

4,313

/ person
  • 1
  • 23 Days

Susana Meuwissen

New World Travel Designers

We believe in short communication lines, extraordinary service and sustainable tourism.

  • Local time:14:42

Transpatagonia Roadtrip

From the Southernmost city on Earth to the enchanting Patagonian rainforest, this self-drive roadtrip will take you across some of the most unique, untamed and breathtaking destinations in Southamerica. This incredible 21-days journey will introduce you to the diverse landscapes of Patagonia and gain greater insight into the places and local culture by driving yourself throughout the trip. Get off the beaten path to experience Argentina and Chile!

DAY 1

Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires. Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver to your hotel. Remainder of the day free to enjoy at leisure. (if desired an guide can be added to the transfer in the language of your preference). Enjoy Buenos Aires' cosmopolitan atmosphere and make the most of it!

Buenos Aires - 2 Nights
DAY 2

Buenos Aires

Day at leisure in Buenos Aires. Time to explore the exciting city of Buenos Aires! So much to see in so little time, from the Plaza de Mayo Square with the Pink House to the oldest and most emblematic neighborhoods San Telmo and La Boca, the modern Puerto Madero, stylish Recoleta, hip and trendy Palermo, the Obelisk, the Cabildo, Pink House, the Recoleta Cemetery, Palermo woods, the flower, Evita, Maradona, tango and steak. Buenos Aires has it all! If you wish so we can offer the additional service of a city tour (by bus, car or bike!) and for the evening we can make reservations at one of the many tango-shows Buenos Aires offers. One thing is certain: it will be an experience to remember! Don't miss out on all the attractions Buenos Aires has to offer! Read more

Buenos Aires
More Pictures
DAY 3

Travel to Bariloche

Today you will fly to Bariloche (flight not included in the package price) from Buenos Aires. Once arrived you will pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel. The remainder of the day you will have free to enjoy at leisure and discover Bariloche and its surroundings. San Carlos de Bariloche (which is its complete name) lies on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and is surrounded by mountains and forests. It is one of the most attractive cities in the world and, of course, in Argentina. During the winter season Bariloche is a very important winter sport destination, which is explicit characterized by the real Alp architecture which you can find throughout the city. The first snowfalls announce the beginning of the ski season and the practice of winter sports at mythical Mount Catedral, considered one of the most important ski resorts in the country. Beside winter sport, the beautiful surroundings of Bariloche offer great possibilities for many activities, like hiking, river rafting, walks around ancient forests, trout and salmon fly-fishing, horseback riding, climbing and canoeing. Sustainable tourism is very important in this area, which is expressed by the fantastic beauty of the natural environment. Read more

Bariloche - 2 Nights
DAY 4

7 Lakes Route

As tomorrow you will cross the border to Chile and head south we recommend to drive up north today. Discover the beautiful 7 lakes route that goes from Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes. You can also take a day to relax along the shores and many bays Nahuel Huapi offers.

Bariloche
More Pictures
DAY 5

Travel to Futaleufú

Today you have a very nice drive ahead of you. In approximately 6 hours you will travel from Bariloche to Futaleufu while crossing the border and entering in the Chilean Lake Region. Futaleufú is a Chilean town and commune located in Palena Province, Los Lagos Region. The commune is named after Futaleufú River. Due to the eruption of Chaitén Volcano and the subsequent destruction of Chaitén, Futaleufú has been the capital of Palena Province since March 2009. The town is close to the Argentine border and has a population of about 2,000. The main income for the community is fly fishing and white water rafting tourism together with forestry and cattle farming. A gravel road links the town to Trevelin in Argentina and to the Carretera Austral. Read more

Futaleufu - 2 Nights
More Pictures
DAY 6

Futaleufú at leisure

Today you have the day at leisure to discover Futaleufú and its attractives. From kayak to rafting to fly fishing: you may all enjoy it in this cozy little town.

Futalufú
More Pictures
DAY 7

Puyuhuapi

Puyuhuapi is a village in the province of Aysen. Aysen, is the northernmost part of the Chilean Patagonia. It is one of the least inhabited places on Earth, with a population density of 0.7 inhabitants per square kilometer, making it, therefore, one of the most untouched places on the planet. The latter translates in a place of unparalleled beauty and breathtaking scenery. Given its location, the area receives few visitors during the year, adding to the uniqueness of the experience, unspoiled by mass tourism. Aysen’s islands and canals are famous for their beauty. A kayaking trip will yield views rarely seen by many, including the colonies of whales that come to the area to take shelter and feed. For angling enthusiasts, the region is home to a large number of rivers, ideal for fishing or white-water sports. The Carretera Austral is the sole route that links Aysen with the rest of Chile. Built at the end of the 70s, it is a far cry from a modern highway and more of adventure trail through the jungle, allowing travelers to progress safely through the vast vegetation of Patagonia. Read more

Puyuhuapi - 2 Nights
DAY 8

Puyuhuapi

Today you will have the day of to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Puyuhuapi. We recommend to explore the surroundings and afterwards visit one of the many thermal baths.

Puyuhuapi
More Pictures
DAY 9

Ride to Coyhaique

Today you will travel to Coyhaique. Coihaique was founded by settlers in 1929, so it is a young city. Until the twentieth century, Chile showed little interest in exploiting the remote Aisén region. The Carretera Austral road opened in the 1980s. To access the city by land from Puerto Aisén, visitors must travel 68 kilometers to the East along Route 240. The crossroads with Route 7 must be reached from Puerto Cisnes and 130 kilometers are to be covered up to the Viviana Crossroads. The city lies 48 kilometers towards the southeast, across the Río Simpson Reserve. The name Coyhaique comes from the Tehuelche words koi, “pond” and áiken “camp”. The city is the place chosen by lovers of adventure, as the area features territories still unexplored by man. Coyhaique is surrounded by a crown of mountains covered by snow during most of the year. It is sometimes referred to as “the city of the everlasting snow Read more

Coyhaique - 1 Night
More Pictures
DAY 10

Travel to Rio Tranquilo or surroundings

Today you will travel to Rio Tranquilo. You will drive deeper into the Aysen region and discover it´s many wonders. Catedral de Mármol are for sure one of the highlights here that you definitely should see.

Rio Tranquilo - 2 Nights
More Pictures
DAY 11

Day at leisure in Rio Tranquilo

Today you have time to explore the surroundings of Rio Tranquilo. You can visit "La Catedral de Mármol" or Capillas de Mármol or the famous national park San Rafael. Here you can stand eye in eye with glaciers navigate between ice bergs and see how the melting ice forms cascades between the mountains. A truly impressive experience! Read more

Rio Tranquilo
DAY 12

Across the border to Perito Moreno

Today you will border lago General Carrera and cross the border with Argentina to drive to Perito Moreno. Close to Perito Moreno you can visit "La Cueva de las Manos" (the hand cave), an archaeological finding-place with paintings that are believed to date of 7000 years B.C. It is a cultural heritage site of UNESCO and tells us a lot about the early civilization not only in Argentina but also in the whole region. Read more

Perito Moreno - 1 Night
DAY 13

Drive to the hiking capital of Argentina

El Chaltén is situated on the northern margin of Lago Viedma, in the confluence of rivers De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy, in the National Reserve Zona Viedma in Los Glaciares National Park. This landscape combines the magic of glaciers, hidden lagoons, estancias, Lake Viedma, and the magnetic presence of mount Fitz Roy. The summit of its unmistakable majestic silhouette is almost always covered in a cloud that the Tehuelche Indians thought was smoke, a mistake that gave origin to the name ´Chaltén´, which means volcano. El Chaltén is contiguous to Lake Viedma and its reserve, and has been declared National Hiking Capital for the variety of activities performed by hikers and climbers. Most outings start in town, and it is not necessary to be an expert to follow the circuits if you walk on a current trail. The granitic towers of the Torre and Fitz Roy mountains compose spectacular panorama together with glaciers Viedma, Upsala and Moyano, which drain into Lago Viedma. Read more

El Chalten - 2 Nights
DAY 14

Chalten

Today you will have the day at leisure to explore Glaciares NP and do a trekking to Mount Fitz Roy. There are many trails that require little to a fair amount of experience. Also you could do a boat ride on lake Viedma or just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Chalten
More Pictures
DAY 15

Travel to El Calafate

El Calafate is beautifully situated on the Patagonian altiplano, just along the azure Lago Argentino. It was named after a typical bush of the area, known by its delicious fruits and its horned branches. The village, also known as the “Capital of the Glaciers”, is the starting point to visit Los Glaciares National Park, its forest, lakes and its best known character: Perito Moreno Glacier. Read more

El Calafate - 2 Nights
DAY 16

NP Los Glaciares

Today undoubtedly you will visit the NP Los Glaciares again to either view the majestic Perito Moreno glacier from the traditional walkways, or from up close during a mini-trekking if you are more adventurous (please inform for the special conditions as there are some restrictions). You can also see the glacier from really close during a short boat ride. Some will chose for a full day boat ride viewing several glaciers in the national park. Read more

El Calafate
More Pictures
DAY 17

Ride to Torres del Paine

Today you will cross the border again with Chile to reach Torres del Paine NP. The name of the National Park is a result of the three granite pillars and is famous for her spectacular glaciers, turquoise lakes and exquisite fauna. The Park is perfect for making hiking treks to discover the exceptional beauty of the surroundings. Declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the Torres del Paine National Park is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful, unique and uncontaminated places on the planet. It is a place of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, forests and incredible wildlife. The vegetation of the park is different in each zone you visit. The most common species are the mata barrosa, the calafate, the estepa and the coiron, capachitos and orquideas. There are also small woods of lenga and coigue in the zones near the Pehoe Lake and the Lago de Grey trail. The most common animals that habitat the park are guanacos, nandues, condors, pumas, zorros grises and culpeos, and a huge variety of birds whose principal habitats are found around the lakes and lagoons. Read more

Torres del Paine NP -2 Night
DAY 18

Torres del Paine NP

Today you will have the day at leisure to explore the NP. You may do a trekking to the basecamp of the basalt towers that give the park its name or you may joining a bus excursion through the park that will allow you to see the towers from many different angels and also the beauty of the park on many different spots. unique flora and fauna, lakes in various shades of green and blue, glaciers and cascading rivers: you may all see it today. And if you are very lucky, you may encounter guanacos or a puma as this is their natural habitat. Read more

Torres del Paine NP
More Pictures
DAY 19

Further south to Punta Arenas

Today you will leave Torres del Paine NP behind and travel to Punta Arenas.Punta Arenas lies on the Street of Magellan’s. Before the built of the Panama Canal this area was a very busy route for ships from the east to the west coast. Punta Arenas is the southernmost city of Chile. It is a lively city and the centre of the Chilean Patagonia concerning culture and industry, and is the access gate to the southern region, also known as ´the end of the world´, due to the fact that it is the southernmost city on the main land. Punta Arenas has a great gastronomic offer that we recommend to test while being here! Read more

Punta Arenas - 1 Night
DAY 20

Travel to Fire Island

Today you will cross the street of Magelhaen to reach Fire Island. The name was given by the Spanish, who from their ships, saw a constant smoke veil above the island, which came from fires made by the original inhabitants of the island. The original inhabitants are extinct but the mystery still remains around this island. Patagonian steppe, Andean Mountain Ranges, esmerald blue lakes, glaciers and unique flora and fauna: it all can be found in this island far south. Read more

Tolhuin or Rio Grande - 1 N
DAY 21

Arrival in Ushuaia

Ushuaia was founded about one hundred years ago as a penal colony for Argentinean criminals. It is located between the Andes Mountains and the Beagle Channel, in a beautiful natural area. Surrounded by sea, forests, lakes and mountains, Ushuaia is a city with an important tourist infrastructure, elegant commercial center and a lot of cultural activities. Read more

Ushuaia - 2 Nights
DAY 22

Day to enjoy Ushuaia

Today you will have the day to enjoy at leisure. We recommend to do a navigation of the Beagle channel or visit the NP Tierra del Fuego for some hiking. During your navigation on the Beagle channel you may see sea lions, cormorants and you may also see the famous Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. In the NP Tierra del Fuego you may discover some amazing unique flora and fauna, unique for this part of the world. For the dare devils there are more adventurous options like 4x4 drives that give you a peek into the wild side of fire island! Read more

Ushuaia
More Pictures
DAY 23

Goodbye Ushuaia

Today you will drop-off your rental car at the airport and take a flight to one of our other exciting destinations.

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Buenos Aires
Day 3
Location Bariloche
Day 5
Location Futaleufu
Day 7
Location Puyuhuapi
Day 9
Location Coyhaique
Day 10
Location Rio Tranquilo
Day 12
Location Perito Moreno
Day 13
Location El Chalten
Hotel Pudu Lodge
Day 15
Location Calafate
Day 17
Location Torres del Paine NP
Day 19
Location Punta Arenas
Day 20
Location Tolhuin
Day 21
Location Ushuaia
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Buenos Aires
Day 3
Location Bariloche
Day 5
Location Futaleufu
Day 7
Location Puyuhuapi
Day 9
Location Coyhaique
Day 10
Location Rio Tranquilo
Day 12
Location Perito Moreno
Day 13
Location El Chalten
Day 15
Location El Calafate
Day 17
Location Torres del Paine NP
Day 19
Location Punta Arenas
Day 20
Location Tolhuin
Day 21
Location Ushuaia
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Buenos Aires
Day 3
Location Bariloche
Day 5
Location Futaleufu
Day 7
Location Puyuhuapi
Day 9
Location Coyhaique
Day 10
Location Carretera Austral Sur, Km 274
Day 12
Location Perito Moreno
Day 13
Location El Chalten
Day 15
Location El Calafate
Day 17
Location Torres del Paine NP
Hotel Hotel Las Torres
Day 19
Location Punta Arenas
Day 20
Location Rio Grande
Day 21
Location Ushuaia

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers from International airport to hotel and from to hotel to national airport in Buenos Aires
  • Rental car - CAT H Nissan Versa or similar
  • Border crossing
  • Accommodation

Package excludes

  • International and national airfares
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Gas

More information

  • You are visiting some places that have limited offer of hotels due to which we offered the best hotel in its category but sometimes hotels may be of lesser quality than in larger places. The trip is ideal for 1 or 2 passengers travelling together, eventhough it can be priced for larger amount of passengers.

We are an enthusiastic and experienced young team!

New World Travel Designers
0 Reviews
CONTACT US

THE TEAM

Martina Joos

Mariana Ferrari

We believe in short communication lines, extraordinary service and sustainable tourism.

If you have any questions or you want to customize your trip we are here for you at any time.

  • Languages:German, English, Spanish, Dutch
  • Local time:14:42

BEST MONTHS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

SIMILAR TRIPS

WHY USE US

Your Dream Comes True

Easily find your favorite trip style and destination. Optimal matching with local travel professionals that will make your dream come true.

Best Quality

All our trips are quality assured by our experienced international travel teams. We’ve selected only the best destination management experts to ensure that your trip experience will be plain sailing all the way.

Fast and Easy

Find your favorite trip, pick your destination and plan your personalized vacation with a local expert in just 3 easy steps. No searching hundreds of websites! One place, all your dream vacations!

No Middleman

With Ollami, there’s no third party between you and the local experts. YOU pick your travel expert. YOU have full control of your costs and WE give you peace of mind that there are no hidden fees or charges.

Personal Reviews

All our reviews are written by REAL travelers who have experienced our service first hand. With Ollami you can expect great trips, real reviews and absolutely no surprises.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your experience is our priority. We offer secure payments, 24/7 professional customer service worldwide via phone, email, chat or Skype.