Rio de Janeiro is a jewel of South America. Many travelers end or finish their trip here! But Rio is not only the city. The coast of the State is one of the most beautiful in the world, with hundreds of islands, bays, beaches and warm waters full of life. It is called the Green Coast and the highlights are Paraty and Ilha Grande. Blackouts: 28 dec - 4 jan // 9-18 feb // 24-31 Mar (Reveillon, Carnaval and Easter in Rio)
Validity: 28 October – 02 March. Departures on SATURDAYS only within this period of time. Notes about Accommodation: During W-Trek you can only chose Refugio or Tent option. But in El Chalten, El Calafate, in Puerto Natales, in Puerto varas, in Pucon, in Santiago, in Vaparaiso and in San Pedro you may choose between hostel and hotel accommodation. Refugio during W Trek offers only shared rooms like a hostel ** IMPORTANT: Tent option is private Double or Single. No sharing (W Trek Tent DBL option wit Dorm in hostels need to have 2 customers booking the same trip.) ** Navimag accommodation option: Shared Cabin C (you can upgrade to private cabins)
There is a huge contrast between the lush vegetation of the sub tropical rainforest and the deserted soil of the Andes Range. With this trip you can begin you travels in Iguazu, at the border between Argentina and Brazil, visit the Andes, visit the wine region and then be at the gates of Chile: Mendoza. A voyage to see the roots of Northern Argentina.
This trip is aimed for those who have Uyuni and Cusco in Mind, departing from Buenos Aires or Brazil. Once exploring the breathtaking Iguazu Waterfalls, one can take a long, long bus to go to Salta, "the" capital of Northwestern Argentina, a region of rough beauty and strong cultural roots.
Heading to Patagonia but don´t want to miss the Wine Region and the home of the Aconcagua, the highest peak in American Continent? From Buenos Aires take a short detour and visit Mendoza! This tours offers you the best of the big argentine capital: Buenos Aires. Plus the bucolic wine region in the far west - the foothills of the high Andes. Plus the alpine beauty of the lakes district in northern Patagonia. 3 destinations and 2 bus trips in a perfect match!
This tours offers a perfect combination of stunning nature, big city life and tropical flavor. Visit two of South America’s most beautiful and vibrant cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro and also enjoy a beautiful natural wonder that borders both countries, the Iguazu Waterfalls. The tour begins in Buenos Aires where you can explore the glamorous capital of Argentina. After, you will ride a night bus to arrive at the awesome Iguazu Waterfalls. When you have finished enjoying the natural wonder and tropical weather, you will again take a bus to reach the heart of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and the last stop of the tour. Here you will enjoy all the sights, sounds and great party atmosphere Rio has to offer.
If you want to go to Argentina and find the true cultural heritage you have to go North, to the borders of ancient inca´s empire. The Northwest of the country combines spectacular landscapes with colonial villages and very deep cultural roots that can be seen in the customs of people, in the music, in the food and even in the language. Salta and Jujuy surprises and is a bit of an introduction of what you are going to find further in Bolivia and Peru. So this independent tour begins in the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, then takes you to the powerful Iguazu falls and then continues north to the route of ancient civilizations.
The Andes Range is the backbone of South America. Huge, mythical and impressive. But in Patagonia, the action of the glaciers during the last Ice Age created fantastic landscapes. Deep blue lakes, giant granite towers and u-shaped valleys with winding rivers colonized by beautiful nothofagus forests. Pure natural energy. This itinerary begins in Bariloche, the head of the lakes districts and home of the most pleasant scenarios in Patagonia. Llao Llao peninsula, Nahuel Huapi National Park and the big lake the same name. Going south, the bus follows a route in the Patagonian steppe, parallel to the Andes, to reach El Chalten, Argentinean trekking paradise. There you can do self guides hikes, like the Laguna de los Tres or to Laguna Torre. Three hours southern from El Chalten, you can find El Calafate, the most importan city close to the Glacier National Park. From there you will be able to visit Perito Moreno Glacier, imposing, moving, unforgettable. And you will be able to visit Torres del Paine, a true natural wonder, just crossing the border to Chile. And finally, like all the adventure is not enough, some days in Ushuaia, the city in the end of the world.
3 South American countries, 5 touristic destinations. Vibrant cities, stunning nature, impressive mountains and warm beaches. This tour offers the best of the south in 17 unforgettable days. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This independent bus tour offers an itinerary from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Santiago in Chile visiting the Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires and Mendoza along the way. It includes the bus trips, accommodation, highlight excursions and some airport and bus station transfers. 4300 km of joy and fun.
This independent tour combines the visit to a vital South American capital like Buenos Aires, with the rough end of the continent, Patagonia, in all its different angles. Puerto Madryn is the head of the Atlantic Patagonia, and its treasures have to be found in the ocean. From there, the trip crosses the Patagonian steppe to arrive to El Calafate, the area of the Big Glaciers, lakes and forests. From there you can also visit one of the most spectacular national parks in Chile: Torres del Paine. Finally, a last bus or flight over the steppe and into Tierra del Fuego island, the seat of Ushuaia, the city in the end of the world. And adventure you won`t forget!
This is the perfect trip for trekking lovers. It is designed to get to the best hiking spots of Southern Patagonia. The first days you are going to explore El Chalten, with the impressive Mt Fitz Roy and legendary Cerro Torre. The next step will be to reach El Calafate and do a hike over Perito Moreno Glacier, a wonderful, pleasant and unique experience. Then a public bus takes you to Puerto Natales to begin, the following day, the great W Trek. After the trek is finished, back to Puerto Natales and then you can continue to Punta Arenas or back to El Calafate. To sum up, a series of the best Patagonian treks along glacial valleys and rivers, under immense, grey stone towers, over ice blue glaciers and among beautiful forests and lakes. Just a Patagonian paradise!
If you are looking for a true South American Adventure, here is one you can´t miss. Crossing the high plateau from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia among volcanoes, hot springs, colorful lagoons and salt flats is a rough but wonderful experience. One you won´t forget! The tour begins in San Pedro de Atacama, one of the driest places on earth and a small village with character, and continues in 4WD cars to Uyuni, a village close to the biggest salt flat on earth, spending 1 night in a communal hostel and 1 night in a very special Salt Hostel. This is one of the best trips South America has to offer!
Two South American capital and a wine capital in only 9 days? With this itinerary you will be able to explore Buenos Aires with its mix of European elegance and Latin American passion. You will discover the new powerful Santiago, booming with the benefits of copper high prices. And you will experience the bucolic landscapes of Mendoza, the renowned argentine wine producing region. The road between Mendoza and Santiago is one of the most impressive in the Andes Range so we book a day bus for you to not miss any white peak or deep gorge!
What to do you feel when you hear about El Calafate, Torres del Paine and Ushuaia? They are certainly Patagonian highlights, places you can´t miss in your Patagonian trip! So we have combined them to help you make the most of your time and see all! You will be able to meet the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, the dramatic peaks of Torres del Paine, the pleasant valleys of Tierra del Fuego national park and the beagle channel, with the lighthouse of the end of the world. All packed in an 8 days trip!
You can read about the Iguazu Waterfalls and you can see pictures, even videos. But it will be nothing compared with your feelings and amazement when you are there looking at the huge amount of water falling from more than 70 meters. The power of the many falls is incredible, the multi colors of the rainbow create a magical setting and the lush of the surrounding green forest makes it perfect. Don´t hear the experience from other people, you have to be there yourself!
Strong wind. Sunshine but cold. Mountains of curious shapes. Light blue and turquoise immense lakes. Green forests along the u-shaped valleys. And massive, but real massive glaciers. Patagonia is not just that, it is a feeling of loneliness, of untamed nature, of rough pioneers. Once you have been to Patagonia you can´t forget it and you discover yourself longing to return. El Calafate is the gateway to the Glaciers region. There you can find touristic services from the budget oriented to the luxury likers. El Calafate is the starting point to visit the glaciers, to go north to El Chalten or to head south to Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales. If you are thinking of Argentina and Patagonia you can´t miss El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier.
Most people want to be a witness of the Perito Moreno glacier. The moving, the sounds, the ice explosions and hundreds of tones of blue. But the glaciers national park (Los Glaciares) is much more than that. This tours offers you the chance to dive deeper into the park to also visit less known glaciers but not less impressive in a pleasant full day boat ride.
Do you want to visit one of the renowned glaciers in Patagonia but have only 2 days left? Would you like to have the feeling of being in Patagonia and being able to see the great turquoise lakes, the curious mountains and the dark forests but have only a couple of days out of your itinerary? You can still do it! With this starter package you can swiftly visit El Calafate and the continue your travels to El Chalten or to Chile!
It used to be a quiet small country capital, but after the economical surge and liberal opening it developed to a fast growing metropolis. High buildings are rising and changing the shape of the city, keeping the oldest and interesting structures and adding new and vibrant neighborhoods. Travelers use Santiago as a point of entry to South America but it is worth to visit the old markets, the streets with imposing classical buildings and the leisure areas full of restaurants and bars.
San Pedro de Atacama is one of the villages with more character in the south of South America. Maybe it is because of being close to the driest desert in the world. Maybe it is because of the people who have created a sophisticated sustainable culture in tough living conditions. Maybe it is because there are so many interesting places to visit from there, like the Geysers, the moon valley or the Altiplanic lagoons. Anyway, this is a place you have to be in and enjoy if you ever go to Chile!
The province of Mendoza is a dry piece of land with huge mountains to the west and an endless plain to the east. Only 5 % of Mendoza´s territory is productive and summers are long, bright and hot. But somehow nature has it surprises. The combination of soil with high quantity of minerals, long hours of sun, enough hours of cold and water brought by the thaw of the high snows created a perfect ecosystem for the development of grapevine. 85% from Argentinas wine comes from Mendoza and local productions has reached places far away. So this is Mendoza, a wine country combined with the impressive high Andes and all classical activities of the mountains. And as a complement, a provincial but nice city built by the working force of immigrants that came looking for a new future during the last century.
Northwest Argentina, sharing borders with Chile and Bolivia, is one of the regions with more character. Spanish and Christian culture overlapping ancient ways and forgotten Gods. Although the pre Columbian inhabitants were not Inca, they spoke a similar language and trade a lot with the great empire. You can still see traces of the older cultures in the food, the music, the clothing and the faces of people. Very high and dry mountains only interrupted by some fertile valleys. Salta and Jujuy are a pleasant and welcoming surprise for the traveler.
Northern Patagonia is also known as the lakes district. This region goes from Caviahue in the north to Trevelin in the south and is a humid patch of between 70 and 100 km wide from the Chilean border to the Patagonian barren steppe. The Andean Patagonian forest has developed here staining the mountain into a beautiful green-gray. Broken peaks, deep blue lakes, white rivers and light green valleys make a wonderful composition. Northern Patagonia is often compared with Switzerland and there is a reason. It is a jewel of the Andes and there are endless activities to enjoy. Sometimes Bariloche is forgotten because of the magnetism of the Glaciers National Park further south, but if you have enough time in Argentina you won´t regret visiting the head of Northern Patagonia!
If you arrive to Buenos Aires by plane you will notice a big mass of water next to the city. Looks like the ocean but it is in fact the Rio de la Plata (or River Plate) a wide river that brings water from the Parana and Uruguay rivers. And crossing the river, you can find Uruguay, a neighboring country that can also be called a brother country. So about 60 km from Buenos Aires, you can visit Colonia del Sacramento, an old colonial village that is very well kept and is a small jewel of quietness and joy. So if you are intrigued by Uruguay you might well combine it with Buenos Aires in a short break.
Ushuaia has white peaked mountains. Ushuaia has native forests that seem to be burning during fall. Ushuaia was founded in a protected bay beside the Beagle Channel, Atlantic Ocean. Ushuaia has lakes, rivers and turf valleys. So far nothing unique… But this pioneer city in the edge of civilization has something in the air you need to try for yourself. You really feel in the end of the world. Maybe it is the unfriendly weather. Maybe the spirit of the ancient families that established there, against odds and hostile nature. Maybe it is the Patagonian feeling that makes you want to visit more and more. Ushuaia is waiting for you!
Strong wind. Sunshine but cold. Mountains of curious shapes. Light blue and turquoise immense lakes. Green forests along the u-shaped valleys. And massive, but real massive glaciers. Patagonia is not just that, it is a feeling of loneliness, of untamed nature, of rough pioneers. Once you have been to Patagonia you can´t forget it and you discover yourself longing to return. El Calafate is the gateway to the Glaciers region. There you can find touristic services from the budget oriented to the luxury likers. El Calafate is the starting point to visit the glaciers, to go north to El Chalten or to head south to Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales. If you are thinking of Argentina and Patagonia you can´t miss El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier