Overland adventure across Chile & Argentina to 'The End of the World'.

Expedition Overview

Sometimes it’s good to feel lost. Not that it’s easy to go astray road tripping through the most far-flung stretches of Patagonia. But here, with nothing more than your Jeep Wrangler 4X4 and the colossal landscape, it’s easy to get lost in the moment. Road to Patagonia offers innumerable landscapes which coupled with our overland expedition format makes it one hell of an experience. Get ready to board your expedition ready vehicle and venture into the wilds of Patagonia.

Expedition Details

Price Refer Dates & Price section below
Duration 11 days
Expedition Vehicle Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Terrain Mostly tarmac & some dirt trails
Group Size Max 12 pax
Country Chile & Argentina
Drive 2500 kms
Weather Max 12°C and Min 3°C
Ideal for Solo Travellers | Couples | Family with Kids (All travelers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for drivers is 25)

Expedition Itinerary

Accommodation: Diego de Almagro or similar

Punta Arenas is near the tip of Chile’s southernmost Patagonia region. With port and sheep-breeding history, this city will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture. Stretch your legs walking around the Main Square and take in its traditions. The Statue of the Indian is waiting for you to kiss or touch its feet, which people say means you’ll be back.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar

The expedition begins today with us driving to the port, after which, we ferry ourselves out, crossing the famous Magellan Strait which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. We reach Porvenir in Tierra del Fuego and then an overland drive will take us for a meet and greet with the Penguins. Crossing the border, we end our day in Rio Grande, Argentina.

Accommodation: Los Cauquenes Hotel or similar 

Whichever route we take for this drive, the surrounding landscape will not fail to mesmerize. The 210 km drive will take us from scenic snow-capped mountains and picturesque lakes to dry, flat, brown land. Moving through the scores of glacier-capped mountains and grey lakes, which greet with each swooping turn, it’s humbling to see nature at its best. We will be staying at Ushuaia for another day to explore the “The End of the World”.

Accommodation: Patagonia Hotel or similar

We leave behind the ‘world’s southernmost city’ and head north for a long day of driving, crossing borders, ferries… but then, for us, it’s all in a day’s work. Rio Gallegos is named after Blasco Gallegos, one of Ferdinand Magellan’s pilots, who is credited with discovering the river Gallegos.

Accommodation: Estancia Nibepo Aike

As we leave the coastal town of Rio Gallegos, the roads around always have a surprise in store, be it the Guanaco, Patagonian grey fox or the red fox. Our 418 km journey via El Calafate, filled with breathtaking views and fresh air, takes us closer to experiencing the local lifestyle at Estancia Nibepo Aike.

Accommodation: Estancia Nibepo Aike

We spend the entire day at a ranch, either riding horses or walking around and exploring the beautiful landscape surrounding the property. The charming Patagonian countryside, surrounded by beautiful mountains, will make you forget the noise and disorder of a city. Sit back and relax, and connect with the rhythms of the cosmos, as you enjoy a glass of wine.

Accommodation: Estancia Nibepo Aike or similar

We explore the massive Perito Moreno Glacier today. This glacier is considered by many to be the 8th natural wonder of the world. It is one of only three glaciers in the world that grows rather than retreat. Its ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing. Later that afternoon, we drive to Nibepo Aike Ranch.

Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido or similar

Estancias or ranches are an integral part of Argentinian life. Being located in a beautiful natural setting make estancias excellent places for all types of outdoor activities. You can choose to enjoy the ranch and the surroundings on horseback, a trek for an authentic farmstead experience or just sit back and enjoy nature’s beauty. One can indulge in some 4X4 driving as well. Post lunch we leave for Cerro Guido.

Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido or similar

A full day at Torres del Paine! Navigate around Grey lake to get up close with the Grey Glacier. Besides its spectacular beauty, it is also known for the 25 species of mammals that make their home in the park, including the Guanaco, Puma, Patagonian grey fox, and the endangered and skittish Huemul deer. You might just be in luck! Today, we will also celebrate a farewell dinner together, cherishing all the great memories we had during the entire expedition.

Accommodation: NA

A 110 km drive back to civilization – Peurto Natales. Officially, the expedition ends today. You are advised to book your flights out of Punta Arenas after 6 p.m. today, if you wish to fly on the same day, or you can extend your stay in Puerto Natales for a few more days.

Expedition Vehicle

Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

What to Expect

Expedition Film

What our Clients say

If you or your family want an unparalleled driving expedition through remote corners of our planet - there is no other place than Nomadic Road

– Arpit, Patagonia Expedition 2018.

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Dates and Prices

2022 Dates Price per Person Interested?
29th September to 9th October USD 9000 RESERVE YOUR SPOT

All expedition prices are per person based on double occupancy and 2 pax sharing one expedition vehicle. The prices are subject to change. Family travelling with kids and groups bigger than 2 adults sharing one car are requested to contact us for exclusive quote. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Exclusive Expedition Vehicle for each team of 2 people
  • Expedition Vehicle Fuel in Chile
  • Nomadic Road Expedition Leader throughout the trip
  • Local cultural expert throughout the trip
  • Support vehicle for assistance throughout the journey
  • Accommodation for all nights (Except Day 11) on twin share basis, as per itinerary
  • All meals except on select few days. Check Exclusions for more details.
  • Entrance fees to Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Parks (including Perito Moreno Glacier)
  • Ferry cross over the Megallan – Vehicles and Passengers
  • Perito Moreno Board Walks
  • King Park Entrance fee to see the Penguins
  • Unlimited minutes for Satellite phone use with our staff + 10 Free minutes for personal use
  • Airport transfers during arrival and departure
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance with third party liability insurance
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Visa
  • Fuel in Argentina
  • Lunch on Day 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 11
  • Dinner on 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11.
  • Additional alcoholic beverages and drinks
  • Excursions/activities not mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Comprehensive Personal Insurance(s)
  • Personal medication
  • Extras like room service, optional excursions and items of personal nature like laundry, tips, phone calls etc.

Why join us?

If you’re satisfied with booking your trip online and hoping for the best, you don’t need us. Unusual travel experiences and motoring across far ends of our planet are not simple to plan, let alone find. And that is what makes Nomadic Road distinct. We know our destinations thoroughly, collaborate with exceptional in-country colleagues, and have many years of experience orchestrating eye-opening journeys. With us, you’ll see a destination in a different light – through the Nomadic Road lens – and discover things you won’t find out about any other way.

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