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

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 as we discover the vast Patagonian steppe while traveling up Argentina’s infamous route 40. We cross into the Carretera Austral to explore the stunning landscapes of the Futaleufu Valley and the majestic Queulat Hanging Glacier.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Departing El Chalten and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares we head up 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.

Days 2-3: We continue up Route 40 and cross the border in Chile where we join 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. We pass through farm land before entering dense sub-tropical rainforest as we make our way to the Queulat National Park. Here 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 glacier river before hiking up for great views of the glacier.

Days 4-5: We continue along the Carretera Austral and the Chilean fiords, past the quaint fishing village of Puyuhuapi, and arrive in the Valley of Futaleufu. Here we have 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 6: We cross crossing the mighty Futaleufu river back into Argentina and head north past a series of lakes and through forested hills to arrive in Bariloche, which lies at the center of the Nahual Huapi National Park. Your tour ends after lunch upon arrival in Bariloche.

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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