Route 40 - Bariloche to El Chalten
South America
Countries Visted: Argentina, Chile
6 days / Trip Code: CHI106
$495.00 (double / per person)

Trip Overview:
>Carretera Austral
>Chilean fiords
>Puyuhuapi - Queulat National Park
>Enchanted Forest
>El Chalten - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

This Adventure Includes:
>5 nights accommodation - 1 night in comfortable tourist class hotel or guesthouse, 3 nights in cabins, 1 night Estancia (Ranch).
>Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
>Approximately 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
>Service of an experienced western tour leader as well as local guides
>Experienced Driver/Mechanic Services of camp assistant while camping
>All National Park Entrance fees

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>International airfare and taxes
>Domestic airfare and taxes if required
>Meals if otherwise not noted
>Additional hotel charges, tips and alcoholic beverages when applicable
>Local Payment of $400.00

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
2 (Easy)

Departure Info:
>You need to arrive in Bariloche atleast 1 day prior to the tour beginning. Pre-departure meeting will be held at 6pm the evening prior to departure.
>The tour finishes on arrival into El Chalten, accommodation in El Chalten is not included.
>Please note that travel along the Carretera Austral & Route 40 is subject to road and weather conditions at the time of travel.

Additional Trip Notes:
>Hiking in Futaleufu region – Carretera Austral
>Queulat National Park & Queulat Hanging Glacier – Carretera Austral
>Overnight at a Patagonian Estancia – Route 40

Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure

Budget: $501 ~ $1000

Days: 6

Day 1-2:
Departing from Bariloche
Departing from Bariloche, located in the heart of Argentinas Lakes District, we head south and cross 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 stay on a working farm in the Futaleufu valley, situated 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. We will take 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).

Day 3:
Carretera Austral - Chilean fiords
We continue along the Carretera Austral until we reach the Chilean fiords. Just past the quaint fishing village of Puyuhuapi we arrive at the Queulat National Park where you have the opportunity to get up close to a spectacular hanging glacier. The Queulat National Park is a wild and pristine territory where the evergreen forest is topped with the glaciers and ice fields of the Austral Andes, and complemented with the rich bio diversity of the fjords and channels of the Austral Pacific. Before being a park this land was never inhabited by anyone or any road or path ever crossed it, it is the only national park in Chile with virgin land that can be reached by car. It is the forest mentioned by Nobel price Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, in his memoirs. Walk through dense evergreen forest, and cross a raging glacier river before hiking up for great views of the glacier.

Day 4:
We continue on our way taking time to visit various scenic points along the route. Enjoy a hike to the spectacular Enchanted Forest, a walk which will take us through a luxuriant and magical wood of exotic trees, where we’ll have the chance to watch various birds and an opportunity to enjoy this wonderful place. In the afternoon you will arrive to the town of Coyahique where you will spend the night.

Day 5:
Patagonian Plains
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:
El Chalten - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Continuing down Route 40 you will appreciate the vastness of the Patagonian Steppe, wonder at the mysterious cloud formations and notice the unique wildlife of the area including rheas & guanacos. In the afternoon we will arrive in El Chalten, and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares where our trip concludes.

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

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Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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