|Destinasjoner :||Argentina - Bolivia - Chile - Peru|
|Aktivitets nivå :||Camping - Kultur & Tema reiser (enkelt) - Natur og dyrereiser - Opplevelsesreiser - Overland - Reiser for ungdom - Villmarks opplevelser|
Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. We start this epic journey at the phenomenal city of Cuzco, our base for one of South America's best highlights, the Inca Trails and a visit to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu. After Cuzco, we will head south to the serene shores of Lake Titicaca and its sacred Inca island of Isla del Sol, and then move on to the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz. Heading south from La Paz, we visit our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of Potosí, before arriving in one of the continent's most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland across the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes' highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will continue south from Santiago into the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District to enjoy the wealth of optional activities and beautiful scenery in Pucón and Barlioche. We will then journey down the spectacular Carretera Austral to arrive in the fabled land of Patagonia, famous for its hauntingly desolate scenery, its huge glaciers near El Calafate, the phenomenal mountain scenery of El Chaltén and Torres del Paine, and the chance to get out trekking, climbing and horse riding! We will then arrive in the remote outpost of Ushuaia, the most southern town in the world. Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!
Border information: if you are joiningin Cuzco,you will most likely enterPeru at CuzcoAlejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ). There will be an importantgroup meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further meeting this eveningfor our Wild Andesand Classic Inca Trails, where we will have a full detailed briefingfrom our local trekkingguides about the next few days! The rest of today will befree to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco,discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number ofoptional activities near the city. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cuzco before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cuzco. A note on altitude: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.
Thesefour days will be spent either trekkingin the Andes,on our pioneering Wild Andes Trek,on the Classic Inca Trekor for those not wishing to hike, free time to explore and a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on our Train package. Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we visit the ruined temples ofSacsayhuaman for a fascinatingtour of the site.We then head on to Chinchero, a small Quechua-speakingvillage in the Sacred Valley.Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years,and exploretheir beautifularchaeological ruins.We will drive to a stunning viewpoint for apicnic lunch, and then visit theQuillarumiyoc temple (the Temple of the Moon). We will start our trek from here in the afternoon, heading by footto Zurite where wehave a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonightwe will enjoy a traditionaldinner and get a taste of the local villagelifestyle. Approximate walking distance: 8km, Estimated time: 4hrs, Meals provided: Lunch and Dinner Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek This morning we go for a guided tour of the Sacred Valley, followed by a visit to the market town ofPisac, where we will have lunch. We then head to Ollantaytambo, where we will explore this impressivearcheological site. Tonightwe stay in a comfortable hotel. There is no trekking today.Meals provided: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package You will leave Cuzco with your fellow passengers who will be trekking the Wild Andes Trek.You will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, followed by a beautiful scenic drive over mountains and through valleys, via the ancient city of Pisac and on to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After lunch you will head back to Cuzco where you will stay at our nice, centrally located hotel for a further 3 nights. Meals included: Lunch
Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Zurite to Amaruwatana After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qenteqentiyoc (the Hummingbird Temple), where we will visit and admire this Inca archaeologicalsite.We will then followthe ancient path all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,400m, where we will have a dramatic view of both theVilcabamba and Vilcanotamountain ranges.From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night camping. Approximate walking time: 8hrs,Distance: 13kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Ollantaytambo to Wayllabamba After breakfast, we catch a bus to Piscaycuscho and the start of the Classic Inca Trek - the railroad KM82 marker (at 2,700m altitude). Here weare joined by ourcrew of local porters andcooks. We will cross the bridge over the River Urubambaand following a trail along the left-hand shore of the river,enjoying stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Veronica (5,830m) and the Incan archaeological remains at Llactapata. Continuing through lush farmland and woodland, we gradually climb for approximately 5 hours to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3,000m). Approximate trekking time: 5-6hrs, Distance: 12kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package Today is a free daytoenjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture,beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops, selling textiles andhandicrafts.
Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Amaruwatana to Ancascocha We have an early start this morning, trekking for approximately 2 hours to reach the top of our second pass at 4,700m. From here we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us, and if we're lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here! After descending for approximatley2 hours, we arrive at a stunninghighland valley with a glacial rivernamed Kenqo Mayu (meaning "Zig-zag River")flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch! After lunch we will continue trekking downhillfollowing the ancient trail, which leadsus to our campsite in theAncascocha area. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 10kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Trek Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo This is the most challenging day of the trek as we ascend a long steep path (approximately 4 hours) through Andean cloud forest and highland punato reach the highest point of our trek, Warmiwañusca (meaning "Dead Woman's Pass")at a height of 4,200m.During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate.On reaching the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges.From here we descend for 2 hours into the Pacaymayo Valley (3,650m altitude) and to our second campsite. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 11kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package Today is a free day for you to enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture, beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops selling textiles and handicrafts.
Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Ancascocha to Ollantaytambo Today we will descend the narrowSilque Canyon, allowing us toobserve its tall granite walls which arepopulated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colours when they bloom. After crossing many little bridgeswe will reach theCamicancha area,where we stop at a magnificentvolcanicviewpoint looking towards the snow-capped Mt. Veronica. From hereit is only a short trek to Chilca, where ourtrail ends.We'll be picked up by our vehicle and head toOllantaytambo, taking a well-earned shower and rest at our hotel. In the afternoon we will have an included guided tour around the incredible archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and its world-famousTemple of the Sun. Approximate trekking time: 5hrs, Distance: 12kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna Today we follow ancient stone paths and steps to ascend the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca (the "Town above the Clouds")where we can appreciate the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty.Heading down theAndean slope, we reach our final night's camp by the Wiñay Wayna (meaning "Forever Young")ruins, with panoramic views of the valley below. Approximate walking time: 8hrs, Distance: 16kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package After being picked up from your hotel in the morning you will be driven to the fortress city of Ollantaytambo and our hotel for the night, the Tunupa Lodge. Here you will rejoin the Wild Andes Trekkers and your tour leader who will be arriving from their trek this afternoon.
Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cuzco Today we will havean early start tocatch the train to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a bus up the winding mountainside to the legendary ruined city ofMachu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights!Wehave a guided tour with our expert local guide and there will be plenty of free time toexplore this magical place. In the afternoon we will head back to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cuzco, where we return to our joining hotel at the end of a long but phenomenal day! Meals provided: Breakfast Option 2 - Classic Trek Wiñay Wayna to Machupicchu Leaving Wiñay Wayna, we descend gradually further through the highland jungle to our destination -Intupunku (the "Sun Gate") leading into Machu Picchu. Arriving at daybreak, we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. As with the Wild Andes Trek, our local guide will show us the most important constructions as well as explain the history and the mythology of this magnificent place. There is also some free time to explore the ruins further at your own pace or just chill out and watch the hummingbirds or vizcachua. In the afternoon we head back down to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo and return to Cuzco for a well-deserved rest. Approximate walking time: 2hrs, Distance: 4kms,Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package After an early breakfast and walk to the train station, your stunning 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes begins. The journey takes you through several different micro-climates, past Inca terraces, lookout posts, ancient river bank reinforcements and small towns. You will get a glimpse of different temples and the beautiful Mount Veronica (5,750m). Passing through 8 tunnels, the train journey finally comes to an end in the busy pueblo, Aguas Calientes. From here you take a local bus that winds up the mountainside for about 30 minutes until you arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu (2,400m), the awe inspiring 'Lost City of the Incas'. The guide will take you around the immense, mystical ruins for about 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes, explaining the rich history of the ancient site. Afterwards, you will have time to explore on your own before returning down the mountain to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon you will catch a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a private transfer will take you back to your hotel in Cuzco. Meals provided: Breakfast
Today is a free day to relax after the treks, further explore the historical city of Cuzco, and take part in someoptional activities around the city.
Today we will leave Cuzco and head through the highlands of Peru to the town of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We will have an included visit to the Inca site of Tipón en route. In Puno we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours(please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Border information: Exit Peru at Yunguyo, enter Bolivia at Kasani. This morning we will crossinto Bolivia and headtothe lakeside town of Copacabana, before boarding a boat to the stunning island of Isla del Sol. In Isla del Solwe will stay in a basic local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5hours.
Today we will take an included day trip acrossIsla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, one of the holiest sites in ancient Inca mythology and supposedly the birthplace of the Sun God Inti. We will take a 14km walk across the length of the island, taking in the incredible and serene scenery and soaking up the calm atmosphere of the island (this walk can be skipped by anybody who does not want to do it). We will return to Copacabana for the evening. In Copacabana we will stay in a basic local hotel.
Today we will drive to the famous city ofLa Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrativecapital in the world! On arrival we will have freetime to explore the city. In La Paz we will stay in agood hotel in the historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Border information:if you are joiningin La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB). Welcome toLa Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrativecapital in the world! There will be an importantgroup meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Pazbefore the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring La Paz. A note on altitude: If you are joining in La Paz, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In La Paz we will stay in agood hotel in the historical centre.
Free day to La Paz to explore.
Today we head down to easy going Cochabamba, where we will have a full day to enjoy the city; visit Christo de la Concordia (Bolivia's answer to the Christ the Redeemer statue of Brazil, check out La Cancha, the largest market of Bolvia or head out into the fantastic national park for hiking orclimbing opportunities. Approximate Drive Time - 379km / 8 hrs In Cochabamba we will stay in a nice local hostel. (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Today we will head to the colonial mining town of Potosí, the highest town in the world, and once famous for the area's abundance of silver! In the morning we will have free time to explore Potosí,there will be a chance to visit the infamous silver mines of Cerro Rico near to the town or enjoy a city Tour. In Potosí we willstay in a friendly localhotel. Estimated Drive Time - 520km / 9hrs
After a free morning in Potosi, wewill drive south to Uyuni, the gateway to the incredible salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni. In Uyuni we will stay in a friendly hotel, famous for serving the highest pizzas in the world! Estimated Drive Time - 205km / 4hrs
Today we willventure out onto the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, spending a full day exploring this phenomenal location by jeep and on foot.En route we will explore the nearby train graveyard andthe cactus-filled 'Fish Island',and take all the time we need to get plenty ofperspective-bending photographs!
Today we will head off across the wilds of the Bolivianaltiplano, a surreal anddesolate desert landscape that stretches all the way to the Chilean border. We will visit the spectacular coloured lakes ofLagunaColoradoand Laguna Verde en route. In the Bolivian Altiplano we will stay in a basic mountain refuge. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.
Border information:Exit Bolivia at Uyuni, enter Chile at San Pedro de Atacama. Today we set off early from our altiplano refuge, cross the remainder of the Bolivian Altiplano, and thendescend all the way into the Atacama desert. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to explore the incredible highlights of the Atacama desert surrounding San Pedro. In the evening we will take an included trip out to the extraordinary Moon Valley, where we will hopefully see an incredible sunset. At night we will also have the chance togo stargazing, in one of the world's premier regions for astronomy(please note that this is only possible when there is not a full moon). In San Pedro de Atacama we will stay in a centrally located hostel.
Border information:Exit Chile at Paso Jama, enter Argentina at Paso Jama. Today we will have a long drive day to cross the mighty Andes,cross the border into Argentina, and reach the beautiful town of Salta. In Salta we will stay in a local hotel or guesthouse. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.
Today we will have a free day to explore the town of Salta, visit its many museums, or explore the beautiful surrounding hills on foot orby mountain bike. We will also have the chance to take the cable car to the viewpoint on San Bernardo Hill overlooking the town, or take the famous 'Train to the Clouds' through some of the incredible mountian scenery nearby.
Today we will drive through the spectacular rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas, and reach the serene town of Cafayate. This small unassuming townis thecentre of one ofArgentina's principal wine producing regions, famous for the quality of its Torrentes and Tannat wines! We will have the opportunity to go to a few of the vineyards nearby to see how the wine is made, and of course to try them! In Cafayate we stay at a campsite with good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5hours.
Today we will drive south over some more spectacular mountains and arrive in the lush flat pampas that Argentina is famous for. We will visit the ancient ruins of the indigenous city of Quilmes en route. Tonight we will aim to wild camp en route. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11hours.
Today we drive to a unique Anglo-ArgentineEstancia, where we will stay for3 nights. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. During our time at the Estancia, we will head outhorseback riding, taste the excellentwines produced by their vineyards, be entertained by a local musician, learn some of the skills of the gauchos,and enjoya traditional asado (ArgentineBBQ). This isa magical experience in a beautiful and atmospheric location, and many people's highlight of the trip! Please note that some of these activities are subject to weather conditions.Please also note that there is a strict weight limit of 15stone (210lbs) or95kg to partake in the horse riding - if you should weigh more than this, then unfortunately you will not be able to participatein the horseback riding. In the Estancia we will camp with facilities in the grounds near themain house.
Today we will have a very early start fora full day's drive tothe stunning town of Mendoza, nestled in the dry flats underneath the shadows of the largest mountains of the Andes. Mendoza is the centre of Argentine wine production, and one of the nine 'Wine Capitals of the World' - it is especially famous for its Malbec, grown at some of the highest-altitude vineyards to be found in the world. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12hours. Thefollowing daywill be free timeto explore the region, head out on various adventure activities, or of course take a tasting tour of the incredible wineries in the region. In Mendoza we stay in a centrally located hostel in dorm accommodation.
Border information: Exit Argentina at Los Libertadores, enter Chile at Paso Cristo Redentor. Today we will drive over the stunning Cristo Redentor pass in the high Andes, passing Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere) and heading to the Chilean capital of Santiago. In Santiago we will stay in a centrally located hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.
Border information:if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chileat Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL). Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! There will be an importantgroup meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Santiago before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Santiago. In Santiago we will stay in a centrally-located hostel.
Today we leave Santiago for a full daydrive south to the beautiful Lake District of Chile and the lakeside town ofPucón. In Pucón we will stayin dorm bedsin a friendly local hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12hours(please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
We willhave two freedays in Pucón to enjoy a range of optional activities, including a sunrise expedition to climb theVillarica volcano which looms over Pucón, heading outhorse riding through the surrounding forests, or an evening visit to the nearby natural hotsprings.
Border information:Exit Chile at Mamuil Malal, enter Argentina at Mamuil Malal. Today we cross the Andes into Argentina and continue our journey to the picturesque town of Bariloche via the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route). In Bariloche we stay in dorm beds in a friendly family-run hostel outside of town. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.
Today will be afree dayto enjoy thebeautiful mountain town of Bariloche and the stunning surrounding lakes, mountains and forests. We have the options to explore the area by foot,mountain bike, kayak orboat.
Border Information:Exit Argentina at Rio Futaleufú, enter Chile at Rio Futaleufú. Today we cross back into Chile and drive to the rafting mecca ofFutaleufú. From this point we will join the famous Carretera Austral, probably one of the most stunning roads in South America, surrounded in gorgeous mountain and forest scenery.Please note that the road from here to El Chaltén is rough and mostly unpaved meaning that the going is slow. In Futaleufú we stay in a local campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Today we will leave Futaleufú and drive through the Chilean fjords to Queluat National Park. If time allows there is an optional walk to see the incredible hangingColgante Glacier. Tonight we will camp at a basic campsitenearPuyuhuapi. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.
Today is another drive day south through the magnificent Chileanscenery to the beautiful area of Cerro Castillo National Reserve. In Cerro Castillo we will camp ina lovely family-run campsite with basic facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Today we have a free day to hike to the stunningturquoise waters of Laguna Cerro Castillo or to go horse riding. We camp in the same campsite.
Border Information: Exit Chile at Huemules, enter Argentina atHuemules. Today we will cross into Argentina's Patagonia regionand continue our journey south alongthe famous Ruta 40 (Route 40). Tonight we will wild camp somewhere inthe Rio Pinturas area. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.
Today we will drive into the heart of the Patagonia region and reach the tiny town ofEl Chaltén, situated inLos Glaciares National Park and famous for its incredible mountains, glaciersand world-class trekking opportunities. In El Chaltén we stay in dorm bedsin a hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and the incredible scenery of the nearby Mt.Fitz Roy. There are lots of trekking opportunities here, as well as boat trips, horse riding, and mountain biking
Today we have a shortdriveto El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier. In El Calafate we stay in dorm bedsin a lovely hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4hours.
Today we will head out on an includedfull dayguided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the mostspectacular sights in Patagonia.
Border information:Exit Argentina and enter Chile at Cerro Castillo. Today we willdrive to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the worldand the main highlight of the trip for many of our passengers and leaders!We will stop en route in Puerto Natales to stock up on supplies andpick up our local guides and cook who will accompany us during our time in the National Park. Tonightwe will camp at Camping Pehoe,a stunningcampsite inside the National Parkwith incredible views of Los Cuernos mountains, which we will refer to as our 'base campsite'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Dragoman offers two options for your time in Torres Del Paine National Park: - Base Package - Camping at Lago Pehoe, full board and aguided trek on our finalday to the stunning three peaks viewpoint is included on all Dragoman Patagonia packages. - Full W-Walk - Optional upgrade to embark on the 4-day W-Walk with a local guide.Places at the campsites are limited by the National Park, so it is important to pre-book this option with your sales agent at least 60 days before your trip asit is not possible to book on arrival. Day 11 is a free day for our passengers on the base package. W-Walk Group - We will transfer by truck to take the morning Catamaran across the lake to Paine Grande. We will then begin our first trekwith our local guide along the edge of Lago Grey to an excellent viewpoint over the spectacular Grey Glacier. We will then trek back to Paine Grande where we will camp overnight. Approximate walking distance: 22 km, estimated duration: 8 hrs. (alternatively, you may turn around at an earlier view point, making the trek today 4hrs).
Base package group: Today is a free day on our Base Package. There are many short walks and other fantastic optional activities. Alternatively it's a great day to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the campsite. W-walk group: Today we will depart Camp Paine Grande and hike into the French Valley, in the afternoon we will continue onto Camp Cuernos. The hike is approximately 6 hours.
Base package group: Today isfree for optional activities. W-walk group: Today wewill leave CampCuernosand hike along Lake Nordenskjold, around Almirante Nieto and stay just outside Valley Ascencio.Wewill hike for approximately 5 hours today.
Today the base and W-Walkgroups will come together and we will all trekto the breathtaking viewpoint of thefamous three peaks, which give the National Park itsname. After taking in the view, we will trek back to Las Torres camp site and transfer in the truck to Camping Pehoe. Approximate walkingdistance: 24 km, estimated time: 8 hrs.
Today we will have afull daydrive south to cross theMagellan Straits over to the island of Tierra del Fuego. Tonight we will wild camp somewhere on the Chilean side of Tierra del Fuego. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.
Border information:Exit Chile at San Sebastian, enter Argentina at San Sebastian Today we cross over to the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuegoand drive to the incredible port townof Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world! In Ushuaia we stay in dorm beds in a friendly local hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8hours.
Border information:if you are finishing in Ushuaia, you will most likely exit Argentina at Ushuaia Malvinas ArgentinasInternational Airport (IATA code: USH). Today is a free dayin the wonderful remote town of Ushuaia, with options such as a visit to the hauntingly beautifulTierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading outhorse riding along the coast for those with more time here. Today is theend day for passengers finishing their trip in Ushuaia.Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight -pleasecontact the Dragoman Sales Team if you would like to arrange someextra nights ofaccommodation here after your trip.
Overland expedition vehicle trekking, and local minibus
2 crew, local guides as necessary
Strenuous in parts
40% Camping - 60% Hotels
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