RIO - USHUAIA 18 days, 17 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) ↠ 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)...
* 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 !
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)
Ushuaia - Río Gallegos I (580 km)
Río Gallegos - El Calafate E (305 km)
GUIDE-COORDINATOR IN YOUR RENTAL CAR : Yes or No ?
* The guide-coordinator is permanently at your disposition.
* He/she speaks several languages, including necessarily English and the language of the country, this can be very helpful if you do not master it enough.
* He/she knows the route and stops at the best points of view.
* If necessary, he/she activates external services (insurance, mechanical repair, rescue,...).
* He/she takes care of check-in and check-out in hotels, restaurant orders, tourist sites entrance fees,...
* In the event of a puncture or a simple problem on the vehicle, he/she is the first to roll up his/her sleeves !
* Last but not least... He/she tells you about the country, the regions crossed, or even the places visited (when there is no local professional guide).
GUIDE-COORDINATOR IN AN ASSISTANCE VEHICLE : Yes or No ?
* The guide-coordinator is in the assistance vehicle, bringing all the advantages mentioned above.
* The assistance vehicle opens the convoy and carries the first aid kit, any excess luggage,... and basic accessories (rope...) in case your car gets stuck in sand or mud.
* In the event of a breakdown or incident on your vehicle, the assistance vehicle can go in search of help or take all or part of the occupants of your vehicle to the next town or stage.
BUT... If you prefer adventure in a small closed group (not alone) and you speak the language of the country, you can do without a guide and assistance vehicle. You will have maps and GPS in the car, the same advanced logistics (vehicle rental, hotels,...), and a 24-hour hotline to resolve any unforeseen event.