8 days tour

Santiago To Rio (51 Days) Coast To Coast Via Patagonia

This tour includes:

Guide

Services of 2 Oasis Crew

Meals

Approx. 50% of meals included

Others

Torres del Paine National Park - entrance fee included Pantanal region - includes accommodation, meals & activities Iguazu Falls - entrance to Argentina side Meals prepared by group or provided - approx 50% Cooking equipment

Transport

All transport on Oasis Expedition Truck

Accommodation

Accommodation is included All accommodation fees - approx 60% camping & 40% simple hotels/hostels Camping equipment

Not included:

Others

Visas Local Payment of USD 1250 (2022), USD 1250 (2023) or USD 1325 (2025) payable at the start of the trip Airport Taxes and Transfers Meals while in hotels Drinks Tips

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Optional Excursions as listed in the pre-departure information

Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory but not included

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Itinerary of your trip Santiago To Rio (51 Days) Coast To Coast Via Patagonia

  • Day 1 Day 1-6: Santiago To Bariloche
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1-6: Santiago To Bariloche

      If you are travelling on the trip that travels through Patagonia from July to September, please be aware it will get very cold at times with temperatures well below zero, and you can expect snowfall. Please be prepared for cold conditions, with thermal clothing and the correct sleeping bag. On our July to September trips in Patagonia, this section of the trip is subject to change en route. Please see our 'Winter in Patagonia' notes below for further details. Leaving Santiago, we pass small villages and deep blue lakes with mountains towering above us as we wind through Chile's Lake District. Pucon, an outdoors centre in its own right, will be our base for the next few days from where it is possible to organise whitewater rafting, water sports, horse riding and one day hikes up nearby Villarrica Volcano. Ascending the Andes via some spectacular mountain passes we arrive in Bariloche, Argentina. This very popular holiday destination for Argentinians is the top ski resort on the continent and also has several hiking trails and a great nightlife.

  • Day 2 Day 7-22: Bariloche To Ushuaia
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 7-22: Bariloche To Ushuaia

      Heading further down through Argentina into the deep south on a good dirt road we enter the vast wilderness of Patagonia. The perpetual wind makes it difficult for trees and plants to grow, so for a while we are faced with endless grassland. However our long drive will soon be rewarded with the stupendous views that Los Glaciares National Park provides - it also has the largest glacier in the world and here we have the option to take a boat ride up close to Perito Moreno Glacier, almost 200 ft high. Torres del Paine NP is another area of outstanding beauty where huge granite cliffs dominate the landscape. A good way to explore the area is either hiking or by horseback. Here there is the option to complete the famous W-Trek (bookable as an Add on). Please note that spaces on this trek are subject to availability. For those who do not want to complete the W-Trek there are options of shorter day hikes in the park which do not need to be booked ahead and you are free to do as you choose once there. We continue south towards the wild and hauntingly beautiful land at worlds end, the island of Tierra del Fuego. We cross by ferry to the most southerly town in the world Ushuaia, from where you can view the green waters of the Beagle Channel and the snow clad peaks beyond. Winter in Patagonia - Please note that the trips which travel through this part of Patagonia between July and September will coincide with winter in Patagonia. This will give us the opportunity to see the Andes at their most impressive, driving past towering snow-capped peaks and experiencing this rugged wilderness at a time of year that not many other travellers get to see! We will hopefully have the chance to ski or snowboard in Bariloche and Ushuaia, ice-climb across glaciers in El Chalten, and hike in national parks at the most dramatic time of year. However, weather conditions can be unpredictable, and there is a chance that certain roads will not be passable, so we cannot guarantee following our planned itinerary to Tierra del Fuego; changes may have to be made with little or no notice. But if this is required we will make a new plan and find a different route that will be sure to offer its own attractions and experiences, so come prepared for an adventure!

  • Day 3 Day 23-31: Ushuaia To Buenos Aires
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 23-31: Ushuaia To Buenos Aires

      We now cross to the Atlantic coast of Patagonia and visit one of the marine sanctuaries. Penguins, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Sea Birds and sometimes Whales can be seen. Following the excellent paved roads north along the coast we pass through some quite affluent towns. One, Puerto Madryn, was the landing place over a century ago for the first group of Welsh settlers that subsequently colonised and now farm the surrounding area. We traverse the vast Pampas grasslands, South America's cowboy country, where gun-toting gauchos on horseback look after vast herds of cattle. Travel to Argentina is not complete without a visit to the country's capital, and so we follow the coast to Buenos Aires.

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Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 18 / Max: 69

Age range allowed for this experience.

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