Heading to the end of the world: from Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego

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Heading to the end of the world: from Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego

  • 18 days
  • Ideal: couple and seniors
  • bus chili
    Guided and self-drive
  • Pace: moderate
  • Style: unmissable, comfortable
  • Mininimum: 2 people

Like the first sailors, join the southernmost land of the continent for a stay at the end of the world. Between Argentina and Chile, set off on an organized trip from Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia. You will not miss the unmissable sites, such as the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia or the Strait of Magellan. This stay is filled with historical and cultural discoveries, not to mention explorations in the wilderness.

Penguins, glaciers, fjords, gauchos and polar flora await you!

Highlights and experiences

This tour takes you from Santiago to Valparaíso, passing through the Southern Lands and the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. You will discover the wonders of Argentina and Chile, in a comfortable way.

Our agency will organize a trip to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego adapted to your desires and your pace, to discover this mythical land as you have always dreamed!

On the program of this itinerary, extraordinary experiences:

  • Unforgettable walks in Torres del Paine Park
  • Cruises to millennial glaciers
  • Excursion to the heart of Isla Navarino
  • Navigation between the islets of Tierra del Fuego
  • Encounter with a colony of penguins
  • Visit of Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world
  • Tasting of delicious Chilean wines
Daily Itinerary

Day 1Guided discovery of Santiago de Chile

Welcome to Latin America and the Andes Cordillera!

Once the administrative procedures for entering the territory have been completed, you will find your driver in the lobby of Santiago airport and leave for your comfortable accommodation.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Chile’s capital, Santiago, with your private English-speaking guide. You will visit the key sites of the city and discover all its captivating history.

Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Santiago.

Day 2Chilean wine tastings

Your driver will pick you up in the morning to drive you to Valparaíso, the beautiful coastal town.

On the way, you will make a stop in the wine valley of Casablanca. Your private driver will take you to a large Chilean winery, renowned for its quality and professionalism. After visiting the estate and a delicious tasting of Chilean wines, you will taste dishes made from local products. A gourmet and typical Chilean experience!
Then you will reach Valparaíso, the Pearl of the Pacific. Take advantage of the end of the day to stroll through the colorful alleys of the bohemian city.
Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Valparaiso.

Day 3Guided tour of Valparaíso

The many colorful and bohemian hills of Valparaíso have long inspired poets, artists and writers.

Depart today with your local English-speaking guide for a superb guided tour of the city. You will undoubtedly be surprised at every corner when you visit it: architecture, frescoes, views, atmosphere, the pearl of the Pacific as it is nicknamed, has everything to please. You will discover these small narrow streets, take the historic elevators and enjoy the panoramas from many viewpoints.

Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Valparaíso.

Day 4On the way to the mythical Patagonia

Your private driver will accompany you this morning to Santiago airport from your hotel. You will then take an internal flight to Punta Arenas, the gateway to Chilean Patagonia.

From the airport you pick up your rental car and reach your hotel in Punta Arenas.

Enjoy a little rest before starting your discovery of the typically southern small town. Do not miss a beautiful walk on the coast and a visit to the central market and its fresh products from the end of the world.

Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Punta Arenas.

Day 5Encounter with a colony of penguins

To get your expedition to Patagonia off to a good start, go on a boat trip to Magadalena Island, located on Magellanic’s Detroit. You will have the opportunity to discover the small Magellanic penguins and observe cormorants, sea lions and other maritime species of Detroit. With luck, you might even spot dolphins on the way home.
In the afternoon, continue your tours of Punta Arenas and its key sites. Discover the famous southern cemetery, the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint or the replica of the boat Nao Victoria.
An alternative is to go on a day trip to Chilean Tierra del Fuego, to meet the king penguins.
Overnight in your hotel in Punta Arenas.

Day 6Visit of Puerto Natales

In the morning, head to Puerto Natales, a few hours’ drive away. Take advantage of this route to discover the typical landscapes of Patagonia, between pampas, guanacos and sheep and cattle breeding .
Enjoy the afternoon to relax andenjoy Puerto Natales, on the shores of the bay of Última Esperanza (“last hope”). Do not miss to walk on the wild Costanera, from where you can observe the Cordillera and its mountains. Unmissable stop at Puerto Boris, this, former industrial complex now remodeled into a luxury hotel and declared a historical heritage!
Overnight in a comfortable accommodation of Puerto Natales.

Day 7Discovery of Torres del Paine Park

Join today the most beautiful and famous national park in Chile: the Torres del Paine Natural Park!
En route, make a stop by the Cave del Midolon, and discover the surprises of its thousand-year-old history.
Arrived in Torres del Paine, you can start your explorations of the sublime wild reserve. The park has a hundred km of motorable paths, it is quite possible to discover the park by car. You can otherwise opt for walks, in the heart of the fauna and flora of Patagonia !
Overnight in a park accommodation.

Day 8Unforgettable cruise to Grey Glacier

For this second day in Torres del Paine, we invite you to discover the Grey Glacier by boat.
This fabulous cruise will leave you with a memorable memory of the impressive Grey Glacier, the jewel of Torres del Paine Park. This expedition will make you discover icebergs, glaciers and fjords, with a tasting of wisky on millennial ice to immortalize the moment.
Take advantage of the end of this beautiful day to go for a walk or hike to one of the unmissable watchtowers of the national park.
Overnight in the national park.

Day 9Free day in the middle of nature

Take advantage of your day in Torres del Paine National Park to make your last walks and hikes.

Join the Lago Pehoé or the Saltos Grande for new breathtaking landscapes in a wild and mysterious nature.

At the end of the day, take the way back to Puerto Natales. You will return the rental car before spending a relaxing evening.
Overnight in a comfortable accommodation in Puerto Natales.

Day 10Let's go to Patagonia Argentina!

In the morning, a private transfer will accompany you to El Calafate, on the Argentine side of the mythical Patagonia.

Let’s go for a transfer from Chile to Argentina, in the heart of the beautiful expanses of the end of the world. Porfit landscapes of the pampas, guanacos and sheep, against a backdrop of mountains or bluish lakes!

Upon arrival in El Calafate, you can begin your explorations of Argentina. We advise you to reach the beautiful nature reserve of the Ñimez lagoon. This ecological reserve runs along Lago Argentino and is a real paradise for birds and local flora !

Overnight in comfortable accommodation in El Calafate.

Day 11Cruise on Lago Argentino

On the program of this day of cruise: the discovery of the glacier park Campo de Hielo Patagónico, passing by Lake Argentino and the iceberg channel !
Los Glaciares National Park is a beautiful scenario composed of woods, lakes, mountains, ice and steppes that have more than 200 glaciers. Among the best known: the Spegazzini glacier, the Upsala glacier that covers almost the entire valley, and of course the Perito Moreno, which is constantly advancing. It is these three glaciers that you will discover in one day, along the water. Sailing takes you through the walls of snow-capped mountains, while drifting icebergs dot the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino.
Overnight in your comfortable hotel in El Calafate.

Day 12The breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier

This morning, a collective transfer will pick you up to reach the famous and majestic Perito Moreno Glacier!
On site, you will have the chance to discover and explore the glacier on foot from the footbridges. The breathtaking Glaciar Perito Moreno is the highlight of the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, a set of icefields including many glaciers. The Perito Moreno is therefore one of the most mobile and above all the most accessible ice fields in the world. With its 30 km long and 5 km wide (but it’s constantly evolving), you’ll have the chance to watch huge icebergs break away from it. A grandiose show, to be seen at least once in your life!
Then, your collective transfer will take you back to El Calafate for a comfortable night.

Day 13Arrival in Ushuaia, the southern city

Start today the new stage of your expedition by taking the direction of Tierra del Fuego !

You will reach the small airport of El Calafate to take an internal flight to Ushuaia, the mythical southern city at the end of the American continent! Once there, a taxi will take you to your boutique hotel.

You can then start your discoveries of Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world in the heart of the Argentine Tierra del Fuego!

Overnight in a comfortable accommodation in Ushuaia.

Day 14Walk in the Fin del Mundo Natural Park

Go today to an emblematic park of Tierra del Fuego, the National Park of the End of the World (fin del mundo).

There are many hikes to do in this natural park near Ushuaia. An early transfer will take you to the park, for a day in the middle of nature. I recommend a long walk overlooking the mythical Beagle Canal ! You will discover a breathtaking view of the surroundings and the wild and polar beauty of Tierra del Fuego. Attention, demanding hike! An alternative is to take the Train del Fin del Mundo!

Comfortable night in Ushuaia.

Day 15Water excursion on the Beagle Canal

For this day, I propose an exceptional navigation, between land and sea. This cruise will take you to the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, between its sublime islands and islets.
Set off for a sailing through Ushuaia Bay via Paso Chico. From here you will sail towards bird island where you can enjoy many species. Then you will head to the Island of Sea Lions. Your navigation will continue to the lighthouse Les Eclaireurs where you will observe colonies of cormorants and then to Martillo Island inhabited by penguins. The navigation ends at the Haberton estancia. Finally, you will return to Ushuaia by land by discovering the secrets of the National Road 3, its valleys, trees and rivers….
Overnight in Ushuaia.

Day 16Navigation to Puerto Wiliams

Take this morning the path of Chilean Tierra del Fuego, which you will reach by boat during a short navigation at the end of the world.

Then, set off in the afternoon for a half-day excursion to the heart of Isla Navarino, on the Chilean side of tierra del Fuego. You will travel with your guide in 4×4 the north-east coastal path of the island, in order to discover sumptuous and unforgettable landscapes. During the tour, you will observe species of birds (and with a little luck maritime species), as well as the remains of the ancestral Yaghan people and the almost war with Argentina.

Overnight in Puerto Williams.

Day 17Visit to the Indigenous Antropological Museum

Enjoy a free morning to explore Navarino Island and Puerto Williams at your own pace.

Be sure to visit the Caleta Wulala Bay site, the bow of the Vedette Yelcho or the Martin Gusinde Antropological Museum on the indigenous culture and history of Tierra del Fuego.

Then it will be time to reach the small airport of Puerto Williams for a short flight to Punta Arenas. After a stopover, you will take your internal flight to Santiago de Chile.

Your private driver will take you to your hotel, for a good night’s rest.

Overnight in your comfortable hotel in Santiago.

Day 18¡Adíos Chile!

Your journey to the end of the world, from Patagonia to the mythical Tierra del Fuego, ends today. After a last ride in the Chilean capital, your driver will accompany you to Santiago airport. It’s time to catch your return international flight.

¡Adíos, Chile!

Recommended airport and departure point

Santiago International Airport (Arturo Merino Benitez) (Google Maps)

Price includes:

  • 4 domestic flights per person
  • The ferry in Tierra del Fuego
  • The activities mentioned: cruises, sailings, guided excursions, guided tours
  • 7 days car rental
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Price does NOT include:

  • International flights
  • Admission to national parks
  • Gasoline