Through the vast landscape to the highlights of Patagonia.
Driving your own rented van or on a guided tour, the endless Patagonian steppe will certainly
grant you a lifetime impression.
Both sides of the Andes offer many options to drive to beautiful spots, opening countless
possibilities to combine hiking, horseback riding or other activities from cosy farm
accommodations or hidden lodges.
The best way to get to know the secrets of Patagonia is a trip
along the “Ruta 40”. The road that leads north to south, along
the eastern slope of the Andes will give you the possibility to visit
four different national parks: Nahuel Huapi, Los Alerces, Perito
Moreno and the Parque Nacional los Glaciares. The Fitz Roy area
at El Chalten and of course the Moreno Glacier at El Calafate will
be some of the highlights of your trip. Other high points on the
road such as the Bosque Petrificado, the ancient cave paintings
in the Río Pinturas canyon, or the lakes Posadas and
rredon, not to mention Cerro San Lorenzo and lonely
patagonian farms will complete this amazing tour through the
steppe. Further south, you can continue your trip to
the Chilean National Park Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas and all
the way down to Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego at the “very end of
A trip through one of the most remote parts of southern Chile
take you through dense rain forest, islands, fjords, and
the Pacific Ocean. You will see turquoise lakes, huge rivers,
white volcanoes and the fantastic blue-green Rio Baker. All this
experienced while travelling on a narrow dirt road: the Carretera
Austral, the only connection between Puerto Montt in northern
Patagonia and Villa O’Higgins at Lago O’Higgins. Amazingly
beautiful spots, mostly far away from civilisation. Don’t be
surprised if every now and then you meet a gaucho riding along.
A combination between the two roads at both sides of the Andes
will make up a colourful program full of contrasts.