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Self-drive Patagonia: The open road to Torres del Paine

20 days from £5,396pp

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Self-drive Patagonia: The open road to Torres del Paine

20 days from £5,396pp
 

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This holiday showcases three contrasting regions of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile where independent self-drive opens up amazing landscapes for you to explore at your leisure and preferred speed. You have freedom as soon as you get behind the wheel but also the security of knowing your accommodation is booked for you at the end of a day on the road.

Discover Argentina’s glorious lake district, a feast of virgin forests and rugged mountains reflected in a necklace of glassy lakes. The highlight is the drive north along the poster-perfect Seven Lakes Route to tranquil San Martin de los Andes. Later, fly south to visit one of Patagonia’s finest national parks: Los Glaciares, featuring Mount Fitz Roy. Move on to Torres del Paine National park in Chile staying at 2 lodges in different areas. Each is situated in magnificent surroundings, offers a range of optional excursions and enables you to enter and leave the Park on different, scenic routes. Besides scenic drives all round, each offers uniquely different experiences once you’ve parked the car. As you drive through the magnificent natural theatre of Patagonia you’ll really appreciate the extra freedom to pause for photos or linger longer for yet another fabulous view.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel close to colonial centre and commercial district of the capital.

Day 2

Walking tour along the Avenida de Mayo.

Day 3

Fly to Bariloche in the lake district. Collect your hire car.

Day 4

Explore the Bariloche area.

Day 5

Self-drive to San Martín de los Andes.

Day 6

Explore the San Martín lakes area.

Day 7

Self-drive to Villa la Angostura.

Day 8

Explore the area independently.

Day 9

Drop off car in Bariloche; fly to El Calafate, collect car, self-drive to estancia.

Day 10

Self-drive to El Chaltén in southern Patagonia.

Day 11

Explore the area around the Fitz Roy massif.

Day 12

Self-drive to estancia close to El Calafate.

Day 13

Opportunity to visit Perito Moreno glacier independently.

Day 14

Drop off car at El Calafate; transfer to Puerto Natales in Chile, overnight.

Day 15

Collect car, drive to Torres del Paine National Park. 2 nights at a lodge.

Day 16

Explore the area around Las Torres (the towers).

Day 17

Self-drive to Lago Grey, 2 nights’ accommodation on the lake shore.

Day 18

Explore the area around the Cuernos del Paine and Grey glacier.

Day 19

Drive to Punta Arenas: drop off car, fly to Santiago, overnight at airport hotel.

Day 20

Transfer to airport.

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Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

Buenos Aires


 
Buenos Aires
Thing to do

City tour of Buenos Aires


 
Kenton Palace
Accommodation

Kenton Palace


 

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