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Chile - Route 40, Carretera Austral, Bariloche to El Chalten

offered by supplier M20605 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 20 people
Destination(s): Argentina  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 725 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 725 US Dollar (USD)

This tour is a great option for people wanting to visit these remote and unspoilt regions of Chile and Argentina. Due to the strength and durability of our vehicles we are able to visit these areas where conventional transport in unsuitable. Let us take the stress out of the journey while you enjoy the lakes, mountains and waterfalls the Carretera Austral, exploring the stunning landscapes of the Futaleufu Valley and the majestic Queulat Hanging Glacier. Finally discover the vast Patagonian steppe as we travel down Argentina’s infamous route 40.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1-2: Departing from Bariloche, located in the heart of Argentina Lakes District, we head south and cross crossing the mighty Futaleufu river into Chiles remote southern region, the Carretera Austral. The Carretera Austral (Southern Road) is a remote, unspoiled region of intense natural beauty and is often referred to as one of South America’s best road trips. Here we have many walks to enjoy such as a hike along the raging Futaleufu River.

Alternatively enjoy horse riding through the valley or for the adventure seekers there are opportunities to raft some of the many rivers in the region including the Grade 5 Futaleufu (optional). Here we stay on a working farm in the Futaleufu valley, situated eight on the edge of the Futaleufu river. Watch condors soaring overhead, relax in the hot tub and try and find the face of the Indian in the steep rock cliff for which the farm is named.

Day 3: We continue along the Carretera Austral until we reach the Chilean fiords. Pass the quaint fishing village of Puyuhuapi until we arrive at the Queulat National Park where you have the opportunity to get up close to a spectacular hanging glacier. This glacier was discovered in 1875 by Captain Enrique Simpson. The glacier was originally 100 meters (328 ft) from the sea shore and is now 7800 m (25584 ft) away. Walk through dense evergreen forest, and cross a raging glacial river before hiking up for great vies of the glacier.

Day 4: Another leisurely day allows us the continue along the Carretera Austral, stopping at various view points and enjoying short hikes to different lakes and waterfalls. We spend the night in Coyahique, the biggest town in the region.

Day 5: We pass back into Argentina and onto the infamous Route 40, paralleling the remarkable Andean mountain range we travel through the vast Patagonian plains stopping overnight at a remote Estancia that still remains a working sheep and horse ranch today.

Day 6: Continuing down Route 40 we will arrive in El Chalten, and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares where our trip concludes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation:
* 4 nights lodge or cabin
* 1 night estancia (ranch) accommodation
- Transportation
- 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
- Expert Western tour leader and local guides throughout
- Experienced Western driver/mechanic
- All National Park Entrance fees
- Hiking in Futaleufu region – Carratera Austral
- Queulat Hanging Glacier – Carratera Austral
- Patagonian Estancia – Route 40.

Price Excludes:
- Local payment of USD 400.

- This tour joins with our Lakes District Discovery and our Southern Explorer tours
- You need to arrive in Bariloche at least 1 day prior to the tour beginning
- Pre-departure meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. the evening prior to departure
- The tour finishes on arrival into El Chalten, accommodation not included
- We can help you with pre and post tour arrangements
- Please note that travel along the Carretera Austral and Route 40 is subject to road and weather conditions.

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010

We offer small group overland trips is custom built, deluxe expeditions vehicles throughout South America including the more off-the-beaten-track areas, ranging from 12 to 26 days. Also, custom designed tours for individuals or small groups which we can tailor to your exact needs. With over 14 years experience running...

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