RIO - USHUAIA    16 days, 15 nights

Rio de Janeiro  ↠  Foz de Iguaçu  ↠  Buenos Aires (2 nights)  ↠  Bariloche

Bariloche  ↠  San Martin de los Andes  ↠  Pucón  ↠  Puyehue  ↠  Bariloche

Bariloche  ↠  El Calafate

El Calafate (2 nights)  ↠  Puerto Natales (2 nights)  ↠  Punta Arenas  ↠  Ushuaia (2 nights)

Discount on package price for extension : +2 days for return Ushuaia  ↠  Río Gallegos  ↠  El Calafate

Traveling the southern half of the South American continent by visiting its most attractive metropolises but also its most beautiful natural sites, discovering the human, cultural and gastronomic specificities of each country, this is the concept of this 16-day self driving tour in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

  4 days of guided tours in executive vans to discover Rio de Janeiro the Cidade Maravilhosa, the extraordinary Iguazu waterfalls on both the Brazilian side and the Argentine side, and the charming Buenos Aires, the most european capital of South America…

   4 days of self driving tour in Northern Patagonia, straddling Argentina and Chile, 900 km in the beautiful Lakes & Volcanoes region, with great stops in famous resorts and charming little villages...

    7 days of self driving tour in Southern Patagonia, also straddling Argentina and Chile, 1400 km discovering the imposing glaciers and icebergs, the majestic peaks of the Andean Cordillera, recorded among the “50 Best places to see” in the world (by National Geographic)...

HIGHLIGHTS

* Rio de Janeiro as a whole, but the must remains the dominant view from the Redeemer Christ and the sunset from the top of the Sugar Loaf

* Foz de Iguaçu waterfalls, a breathtaking spectacle of nature

* Buenos Aires also as a whole, but ending with Tango dinner-show makes it unique

* San Carlos de Bariloche, the most famous ski resort in South America, and Pucón, the most charming resort in Chile, dominated by the smoking Villarica volcano… 

Driving along beautiful lakes at the foot of volcanoes, inside National Parks and Reserves, observing the specific fauna and flora

* Perito Moreno, the glacier that goes forward and shatters under your eyes…

* Full day boat excursion on Lake Argentino in the midst of giant icebergs to huge glaciers Upsala & Spegazzini

* Sporty off-road excursion to Balcones de El Calafate, offering a great panoramic view to Cerro Huyliche and El Calafate

* Torres del Paine National Park, a paradise for trekking, fauna and flora observation and photography. 

* Walk on the Costanera, in Punta Arenas, at the edge of the Strait of Magellan, which the greatest navigators challenged with their boats to access posterity

* Fantastic drive in a no man´s land to the “end of world city” Ushuaia

* Tierra del Fuego National park, the most southern park on the planet and the only one in Argentina with a combination of mountains, forest and sea.

Forget the stress of everyday life, take a little break to spend a few days in fabulous landscapes !

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Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Full day in Rio + Transfer to Foz de Iguaçu (by plane)

Foz de Iguazu + Transfer to Buenos Aires (by plane)

Full day in Buenos Aires

Transfer to Bariloche A (by plane) 

+ Bariloche - San Martin B (205 km)

San Martin de los Andes - Pucón C (185 km)

Pucón - Puyehue D (330 km)

Puyehue - Bariloche A (101 km)

Transfer to El Calafate E (by plane)

Full day around El Calafate (101 km)

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier O - P. Natales F (430 km)

Full day in the Torres del Paine National Park (200 km)

Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas G (295 km)

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia H (440 km)

Full day around Ushuaia (25 km)

Leaving Ushuaia

OR Ushuaia - Río Gallegos I (580 km)

Río Gallegos - El Calafate E (305 km)

GUIDE AND ASSISTANCE VEHICLE 


* The guide is permanently at the disposition of the group.

* The guide speaks several languages, including necessarily English and the language of the country, this can be useful if you do not master it enough.
* The guide knows the route and opens the convoy with the assistance vehicle, stopping at the best points of view. You are then free to follow him or go solo, to meet the group later in the day or in the evening at the hotel.

* The assistance vehicle carries the first aid kit, any excess baggage, a container of fuel, engine oil,...
* If necessary, the guide activates external services (insurance, mechanical repair, rescue,...).
* The guide takes care of check-in and check-out in hotels, restaurant orders, border crossing procedures, access to national parks, tourist sites and any other means of transport (local taxis, boat, plane),...
* Last but not least... the guide tells you about the country, the regions crossed, or even the places visited (when there is no local professional guide).

Note : For any convoy of 6 or more vehicles (excluding assistance vehicle opening the convoy), another assistance vehicle is included, which closes the convoy.

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