An expedition to the best southern landscapes at both sides of the mountain range.
Whether in Argentina or in Chile, the Patagonian landscapes seem to compete as regards beauty. Fortunately, there are tours that cross the border. Thus, we can appreciate the contrasts between the lush Valdivian rainforest and the vast lands of the pampas or -going southwards- between Chilean national parks such as the Queulat and Torres del Paine and Argentinian protected areas such as Perito Moreno and Los Glaciares.
An interesting option to travel through these places is a 14-day expedition on comfortable fully-equipped 4WD vehicles. The departure point is the City of Puerto Montt, heading towards Chiloé Island. Making some stops at villages that show the richness of their history and culture, the tour goes southwards along the West coast up to Quinchao Island, well-known for its handicrafts.
Then, the tour continues by ferry through the channels up to Chaitén. There, we continue along the Southern Highway towards Queulat National Park. Once the native flora and fauna have been appreciated, the idea is to make a stop at the Puyuhuapi hot springs to enjoy a bath and get our energy back.
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Tour Kind: 4x4 tour.
Level of Difficulty: medium.
Duration: 14 days.
Recommendations: See the schedule for the 14-day expedition, since there are limited vacancies. The tour includes transportation, meals and tickets to the parks, as well as accommodation in nearby towns or camps along the way.
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