Backroads of Patagonia

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This outstanding trip gets you way off the beaten track along the back roads of Patagonia - perfect for lovers of the outdoors, with plenty of time exploring national parks of outstanding beauty and for trekking, rafting, biking and horse riding. We mix camping with hotels and hostels to experience Patagonian life and journey through some of its remotest corners along Argentina's Routa 40 and Chile's beautiful Carretera Austral. We visit the spectacular Lake District and the towns of Bariloche and Pucon as well as exploring the magnificent Los Glaciares National Park from both El Calafate and El Chalten. We make time to trek around the dramatic peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and take a guided trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier. We have a 5 night stay in Torres del Paine National Park, to trek the W Walk before crossing the Strait of Magellan to head to the end of the earth - Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. We are partnered with the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, who work to enhance the long-term health of Torres del Paine and its surrounding communities.

Highlights
  • Explore the cosmopolitan and stylish city of Santiago
  • Visit the Chilean wine region and famous vineyards
  • Climb Mt Villarica volcano at Pucon in the Chilean Lake District
  • Overland the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District
  • 2 night stay at the lakeside town of Bariloche
  • Visit Futaleufu, South America's mecca for white water rafting
  • Overland along the Chilean fjords along the Carretera Austral
  • Hike in the Cerro Castillo Reserve to the Laguna
  • Wildcamp in the remotest parts of Patagonia
  • Visit Los Glaciares National Park near El Chalten
  • Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Trek the famous W-Walk in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Cross the Magellan strait To Tierra del Fuego
  • Reach the 'end of the world' at Ushuaia
Transport
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Local Bus, Ferry, Boat
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Destinations
  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Overland
  • Trekking
  • Discovery
  • History
  • Attraction-Based Hike
  • Active
  • Bicycle
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Eco
  • GAP Year
  • Walking
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Local Guide
  • Local Living
  • Mountain Hikes
  • Overland truck
  • Sightseeing
  • White water rafting
  • wine tasting
  • Foodie
Day Santiago

Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! There will be a group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Important note from September 2018 departures: The full W-Walk is now included in this tour. If you wish to remain at our base camp, please inform us at time of booking so that we can arrange your meals and guides.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Santiago before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Santiago.

In Santiago we will stay in a centrally-located hostel.

Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL).

Location: Santiago

Day Buchupureo

Today we will leave the bright lights of Santiago behind and head to San Javier, to take a wine tour at one of the famous vineyards of the region. After lunch, we will head to the laid back farming village of Buchupureo, on the Chilean coast, where we can relax by the beach for a couple of hours.

Location: Buchupureo

Day Pucon

This morning we will continue our drive into the Chilean Lake District to the town of Pucon.

Tomorrow we will have a free day in Pucón to enjoy a range of optional activities, such as a sunrise expedition to climb the Villarica volcano which looms over Pucón, heading out horse riding through the surrounding forests, or an evening visit to the nearby natural hot springs.

Location: Pucon

Day Pucon

Free day for optional activities.

Location: Pucon

Day Bariloche

Border information: Exit Chile at Mamuil Malal, enter Argentina at Mamuil Malal.

Today we cross the Andes into Argentina and continue our journey to the picturesque town of Bariloche via the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route).

Location: Bariloche

Day Bariloche

Today will be a free day to enjoy the beautiful mountain town of Bariloche and the stunning surrounding lakes, mountains and forests. We have the options to explore the area by foot, mountain bike, kayak or boat.

Location: Bariloche

Day Futaleufu

Border Information: Exit Argentina at Rio Futaleufú, enter Chile at Rio Futaleufú.

Today we cross back into Chile and drive to the rafting mecca of Futaleufú. From this point we will join the famous Carretera Austral, probably one of the most stunning roads in South America, surrounded in gorgeous mountain and forest scenery. Please note that the road from here to El Chaltén is rough and mostly unpaved meaning that the going is slow.

Location: Futaleufu

Day Puyuhuapi

Today we will leave Futaleufú and drive through the Chilean fjords to Queluat National Park. If time allows there is an optional walk to see the incredible hanging Glacier.

Location: Puyuhuapi

Day Cerro Castillo NR

Today we drive south through the magnificent Chilean scenery to the beautiful area of Cerro Castillo National Reserve.

In Cerro Castillo we will camp in a lovely family-run campsite with basic facilities, where we will enjoy a Chilean BBQ.

Location: Cerro Castillo NR

Day Cerro Castillo NR

Today we have a free day to hike to the stunning turquoise waters of Laguna Cerro Castillo or to go horse riding.

Location: Cerro Castillo NR

Day Argentinian Patagonia

Border Information: Exit Chile at Huemules, enter Argentina at Huemules.

Today we will cross into Argentina's Patagonia region and continue our journey south along the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).

Location: Argentinian Patagonia

Day El Chalten

Today we will drive into the heart of the Patagonia region and reach the tiny town of El Chaltén, situated in Los Glaciares National Park and famous for its incredible mountains, glaciers and world-class trekking opportunities.

Location: El Chalten

Day El Chalten

Enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and the incredible scenery of the nearby Mt. Fitz Roy. There are lots of trekking opportunities here, as well as boat trips, horse riding, and mountain biking

Location: El Chalten

Day El Calafate

Today we have a short drive to El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Location: El Calafate

Day El Calafate

Today we will head out on an included full day guided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most spectacular sights in Patagonia.

Location: El Calafate

Day Torres Del Paine NP

Border information: Exit Argentina and enter Chile at Cerro Castillo.

Today we will drive to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the world and the main highlight of the trip for many of our passengers and leaders!

Tonight we will camp at Camping Pehoe, a stunning campsite inside the National Park with incredible views of Los Cuernos mountains, which we will refer to as our 'base campsite'.

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Day Torres Del Paine NP

From September 2018, the full W-Walk will be included as part of your trip Kitty.

Embark on the full W-Walk with a local guide. Places at the campsites are limited by the National Park, so we book them in advance of your trip. We will be trekking the W-Walk from West to East, to enjoy the spectacular views.

This morning we will wake early and transfer by truck for the morning Catamaran to cross Lago Pehoe. We will then set up camp at Paine Grande, before continuing on our hike towards the look out for Glacier Grey. The walk returns by the same route.

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Day Torres Del Paine NP

Today we depart from our camp at Paine Grande and hike into the stunning French Valley. In the afternoon, we will make our way to Camp Cuernos.

The hike is approximately 8 hours.

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Day Torres Del Paine NP

Today we have a slightly easier day, we will hike from Camping Cuernos along the edge of Lago Nodenskjold, around Almirante Nieto and stay just outside Valley Ascencio. We will arrive at Camp Central after approximately 5 hours hiking.

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Day Torres Del Paine NP

This is our final day of the W-Walk and the most spectacular. The day begins with a steady climb from our camp site up Rio Asencio. Be prepared for the final hour which is a relatively steep scramble up to the Tarn and Mirrador Las Torres, with great views of the iconic Towers.

Our hike today is approximately 8 hours for the return trip (20km). We will then spend a second night at Camp Central.

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Day Tierra Del Fuego

Today we will have a full drive day, heading south to cross the Magellan Straits over to the island of Tierra del Fuego.

Tonight we will wild camp somewhere on the Chilean side of Tierra del Fuego.

Location: Tierra Del Fuego

Day Ushuaia

Border information: Exit Chile at San Sebastian, enter Argentina at San Sebastian

Today we cross over to the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego and drive to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world!

In Ushuaia we stay in a hotel out of town close to the National park, there are regular shuttles into the town.

Location: Ushuaia

Day Ushuaia

Border information: if you are finishing in Ushuaia, you will most likely exit Argentina at Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (IATA code: USH).

Today is a free day in the wonderful remote town of Ushuaia, with options such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out horse riding along the coast for those with more time here.

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Ushuaia. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your sales agent if you would like to arrange some extra nights of accommodation here after your trip.

Location: Ushuaia


Michael W

The guides on the W trek were very good




Stephanie G

I liked the tents, that are easy to set up and are strong enough to handle the strong winds in Patagonia. And it was nice to have all the cooking equipment we needed in the truck.




Gregory G

Julie and Nick were awesome! They worked long hours to make this a wonderful trip!




Stephanie G

Reasonable price, amazing itinerary and professional (and pretty cool!) crew.




ROBERT S

Amazing, high calibre crew. Fantastic journey.




Lindsey W

I enjoyed the concept of a tour where everybody has to chip in a little bit as it brings everyone closer together.




Colin L

The crew of Jules and Nick worked extremely well together - they gel together seemlessly and both have a wonderful way of "being" with the group.




Georg S

Truck, tents and other camping equipment in good condition.




Natalie G

Had an excellent fun packed trip that was made because our leaders were so friendly, willing to help and organised; and because the excellent fellow travellers on the trip.




Georg S

Both crew were co-operative, obliging, and competent. A dream-team!




Natalie G

Our leaders Julie, Nick and Hannah were all super friendly, helpful and professional. By the end of the trip we all considered he leaders as much our friends and the other travellers. They added to the excellent group rapport.




Mirja N

Ambitious, nice, sharing people - just excellent!




Natalie G

We had 2 local guides for w walk. Both were professional and experienced in their roles.




Monique V

The truck has quite some leg space, and the space in the truck is used very efficiently. The tents were also good -they were not too difficult to set up and break down, which we had to do a lot of times, so pretty important!




Monique V

We had quite a lot different nationalities in the group, which I really liked.




Monique V

The crew was nice and made the trip a success.




Megan D

The local guides in Torres del Paine were fantastic.




Thomas D

The crew, Julie and Nick, were professional, friendly, hardworking, and considerate. I am very pleased with both of them.




Claire T

Vehicle was well stocked with equipment, tents are a good size and able to cope with Patagonian weather conditions fairly easily.




Claire T

Overall a great trip, weather was rubbish but that can't be helped. Still had a great time and thought the leaders were great at lifting spirits and still trying to make sure we had the best trip that we could.




Susan R

Vikki was really good - everything was always organised - accommodation, excursions etc. She gave plenty of information on what was happening and what our options were, and at the right time so we weren't overloaded.




Claire T

All leaders were great. Oli in particular was very good at staying cheerful and positive and helping to lift spirits on the day that it rained continuously all afternoon and evening.




Hanne G

We had local guides on our W trek in Torres del Paine (Justin and Nico) and they were both knowledgeable and helpful.




Nabhan R

Local guides were excellent, especially during the W trek. Very informative, and kept us enthusiastic about the whole trip.




Eline M

Guides in Torres del Paine were very enthusiastic and helpful.




Savannah M

All the local guides were excellent. Especially Nico & Justin in Torres Del Paine.




Gregory G

Julie is a excellent leader with incredible organizational skills. Nick is a wonderful driver and outstanding mechanic!




Adrienne S

Julie and Nick were both excellent leaders, able to keep up the spiritis of the group and deal with any problems which arose.




Stephanie G

Julie did an amazing job taking care of all the practical stuff and giving us all the information we needed. Her contagious smile and positivism made me feel comfortable from the first moment we met. Together with Hannah and Nick, she formed a dynamic team that was responsible for an awesome trip.




ROBERT S

Nick and Julie were amazing, brilliant, fantastic, caring, funny, professional, well organised, dutiful, efficient, reliable, motivated, genuine, lovely, driven, honest, happy, awesome, excellent, competent, just the best!




Lindsey W

Excellent team who handled hiccups well, so we were safe the whole time.




Shirley G

They couldn't have been better! Loved all 3, Julie, Nick and Hannah!




Stephanie G

Our guides in Torres del Paine Dorothy and Gabriel did an excellent job. It was nice to have them around for four days and the learned us a lot about the local history, folklore and politics. During the W-Walk, they took care of us and motivated us to go on.




Shirley H

Overall my expericence actually on the tour was superb.




Rina P

Julie obviously has good relationships with the people interacting with the tour (camp site staff, local guides etc). Always positive and available for a conversation.




Lisa C

I thought Vicky, Olly and Sinead were very professional helpful and considerate.




Rina P

David was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and sociable.




Shirley H

Very knowledgable and friendly local guides.




TERRENCE P

I was very sceptical in the early days, but by the end had an unforgettable experience and a really good time. I was so impressed by the work ethic of the crew - amazing!




Simone R

Nick and Julie were excellent. Everyone got on very well and Julie was the right choice to be the leader.




Judith H

Can I just say that Julie, Nick and Hannah were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Helpful, committed, enthusiastic - never met such incredible crew and would even base my next trip not on the destination nor the journey... but the crew! Wherever they are going I would be on board!




Judith H

David and sebastien in Torres Del Paine were great, considerate to the slower walkers and very knowledgable.




Judith H

Didn't want to leave!




Lindsay B

Couldn't say anything bad about Julie, Nick and Hannah - they were great. Would be more than happy to another trip with them.




Susan S

Excellent value trip!




Shirley H

Overall my expericence actually on the tour was superb.




Rina P

Julie obviously has good relationships with the people interacting with the tour (camp site staff, local guides etc). Always positive and available for a conversation.




Shirley H

Julie, Nick and Hannah were all superb - I really cannot find fault in any way with any of them. They really are a superb part of the Dragoman experience.




Lisa C

I thought Vicky, Olly and Sinead were very professional helpful and considerate.




Rina P

David was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and sociable.




Shirley H

Very knowledgable and friendly local guides.




TERRENCE P

Sebastian on the W trek was an excellent guide.




Esther U

We had guides on the W Walk who did an excellent job handling a big group in high season.




Susan S

Both Olly and Sinead worked well together, we're happy and cheerful to travel with.




TERRENCE P

I was very sceptical in the early days, but by the end had an unforgettable experience and a really good time. I was so impressed by the work ethic of the crew - amazing!




Simone R

Nick and Julie were excellent. Everyone got on very well and Julie was the right choice to be the leader.




TERRENCE P

Sebastian on the W trek was an excellent guide.




Esther U

We had guides on the W Walk who did an excellent job handling a big group in high season.




Simon B

The crew made my trip extremely enjoyable and memorable. I could see that they enjoy their job!




Kate E

Both guides on the W Trek were very helpful and friendly




Karen G

Sinead and Olly were brilliant. Always around, very helpful and willing to put themselves out for any of the group. Stars!




Claudiu G

Local guides were helpful and knowledgeable of their respective areas.




Simon s

We had three leaders for this group - our fearless leader was always informed us well on what was happening the next day and good at organizing the additional activities and making sure they ran smoothly.




Jennifer C

I loved the trip and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves hiking in the mountains. However you need to be prepared to rough it a bit and ready for some long days driving!




Karen G

I had a really amazing time. Loved the destinations and the activities that were available.




Claudiu G

Very good and professional tour leaders, kept us well informed and pretty close to schedule, all along the trip had generally joyful atmosphere within a diverse group of people.




Francesca H

The trip has been amazing, very friendly tour guides who were willing to help with anything. Campsites and hostels were mostly very nice.




Leanne N

They were both really enthusiastic and they knew what was going on in the group.




Francesca H

Leaders were amazing - always super helpful, even if it wasn't their job to help with some of these things. Great organizational skills on behalf of Sinead, and Oli will always make you tea :)




Francesca H

Guides at Torres del Paine were very friendly.




Simon s

This was my fourth trip with Dragoman, and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would highly recommend it (although the Lima to La Paz trek is going to take some beating!).




Howard R

The crew worked very well together.




Ricardo M

We used Mauricio and Sebastian for the Torres del Paine W walk (I also paid for the full extension). Both of them were fantastic and worked well with our group. Proper lead and trail techniques were used to make sure everyone could walk at their pace and that no one was lost, great knowledge of the area and trails. A complete pleasure to have had them leading us those 4 days.




Ricardo M

Cameron was spectacular, I really liked the few times we were able to take advantage of the roof jump seats. The space was comfortable (especially considering that we were 20+ people!).




Ricardo M

I have taken G Adventure trips and Intrepid trips in the past, and I absolutely loved Dragoman! The ability to see the changing landscapes on this trip was worth the price alone. The crew, Noel, Kate and Jacopo, were amazing - they were knowledgeable, handled unseen circumstances exceedingly well, and most importantly took the time to get to know me. So when I asked for a free day recommendation, it was my personal recommendation and not some general do-whatever speech.




Ricardo M

All three members of the crew brought unique strong elements. Noel was the main driver and he really looked after the truck. Kate made sure we were where we were supposed to be, and devoted a lot of time to problem solving and providing great free-day and activity recommendations. Jacopo was definitely the most vocally enthusiastic person on the crew and spoke the strongest Spanish of the group, an invaluable resource in South America. I never felt like I wasted money on any activity they suggested. The 3 crew members combined all worked to make my experience extremely enjoyable and worth repeating.




Roger P

Noel was a very good driver and maintained the vehicle with competence.




Will S

All the crew were great and from what we could see Jacopo, Noel and Kate made a great team. For a lot of us we felt we were really lucky to have them as it was a key part in our enjoyment of our time on Cameron.




Hanne V

I loved every second of it!




Lars P

We enjoyed the walking. It should be noted that tracks in national parks were usually dryer and better maintained on the Argentinian side of the mountains. Very poor tracks on the W-walk where much of the walking was done in water as the tracks became streams




Egbertus B

The whole trip was good: Torres was great but so was Bariloche and El Calafate. Pucon was great fun in the shoulder season.




Giovanna H

The tour through Patagonia was simply amazing! Good stops and great guides!




Giovanna H

I loved the camping all along, tents were spacious and dark! W-Walk and Torres del Paine, Fitz Roy and the vulcano in Pucon were definitely my highlights!




Sharon J

Although I loved the camping, the facilities were often limited or non-existent i.e. showers and toilets.




Helen H

I had a great trip and really enjoyed it, the group size could have been slightly smaller but other than that overall was really fun.




Alexander P

Stunning trip through one of the worlds most beautiful scenery. Have very much enjoyed every single day of the 23.




Helen H

The places we visited, the trips we did, I really enjoyed camping and sharing the cooking that was good fun with the whole group.




Allan C

My first Dragoman trip and we are planning the next! Loved it so much I wanted to turn round and go back. An awesome experience!




Allan C

Every part was special in it's own way. From being bogged down in a cold windy canyon to the pleasure of the great hostel in El Chalten. I honestly cannot single out one over the other.




Jennifer E

My trip was fabulous.The two leaders were absolutely superb. The travel was challenging but fun and definitely out of the norm. The truck was savagely uncomfortable but if you don't mind that and make it part of the adventure that becomes ok too.




Jennifer E

Enjoyed all of it. The tour leaders - superb The passengers - fab The truck - rough, tough, and full of character The wild camping - a real experience and the tents were super easy to put up and reassuringly solid The food - good The plate flapping - novel enough to be fun The hostels - mostly good, two beyond hideous The campsites - mostly great The route - amazing The excursions - excellent




Pamela S

I enjoyed it most when things went wrong - when border delays meant unscheduled stops in tiny 'backgarden' campsites in small towns, impromptu ferry trips, and parties in the middle of nowhere whilst our poor crewmen sweated in customs offices over paperwork issues.




Caroline S

It was my first time on a Dragoman trip and I had an amazing time! Great truck, great people and so many amazing experiences.




Helen F

Patagonia was fabulous




Phillip B

Exceeded expectations




George M

For me Dragoman provide the standard to which other companies aspire. Itineraries and general journey comfort from crews plus support when booking will be hard to beat




Rahel Elena S

Everything was super organised but still flexible.




Jan R

Great adventure




Alison S

Enjoyed climbing the volcano, Seeing Viedma and Perito Moreno glaciers.




Charlotte I

I genuinely love this trip. Ppreviously.I had done the Santiago to La Paz route This route gave plenty of variety and opportunities for activities (The W walk and the volcano in Pucon were highlights) plus the drive days were far shorter than I'd experienced on the last Dragoman route. The accommodation was good, although the hostel is Ushuaia isn't great. Several complaints were made from solo travelers about the fact that single travelers / friends only once got a twin room when couples had doubles in every place other than the first night. That's for obvious reasons but when everyone pays the same then either couples should pay more or it should be rotated so that solo travelers get a better experience. Rianne is a fantastic guide, the best I've ever experienced on trips like this. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, reliable and a great person to talk to! Nothing was ever too much trouble. She went out of her way to make sure that we had the best trip possible despite challenges like circumnavigating the land slide in Chile and making an additional boarder crossing on Christmas Day to make sure that we could go rafting. Rianne also organised a private dining experience for New Years Eve which was perfect! All in all a superstar. Brett was also a good guide albeit very new so he was learning the ropes and the route!




Deborah S

A great way to see Patagonia! Thank you.




Garrick M

Chile and Argentina were great destinations for scenery, wildlife etc Great group, leader and driver.




Garth M

As the tour was a hiking focused trip the itenary was excellent. access to a wide variety of walking and mountain climbing was greatly appreciated and maintained a a high level of expectation and excitment. the climb up Villarica was excellent.




Angela B

Really good mixture of places visited, activities, and experiences.




Jeppe Gebhard Ø

Enjoyed every bit of it. Allthough i think it would have been nice to have squeezed in a visit to Punta Arenas since we were very close.




Angela B

Pucon, the Fitz Roy hike, the W Trek and the horse riding in Cerro Castillo were all amazing.




Alice P

I’ve really enjoyed trip, and this is not he first time I travel in groups, but I would have like more free time. And by free time I mean having the chance to spend some time alone without being always surrounded by the other people in the tour.




Alistair N

Amazing Adventure! Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and cannot wait to book onto the next one. Great group of people and awesome leaders!




Malin Elisabet A

Haven't done anything like this but absolutely loved it! Had the best group and the crew was awesome!




Erwin K

Great trip, fun group, but overall quite long driving days/distances. Longer than in itinerary.




Peter B

More stops prefered, especially while long driving days.




Kathryn H

we were on the go a lot. I was surprised at how many activities were planned by Dragoman. The drivers worked incredibly hard.




Lindsay P

The most amazing trip!!! Beautiful scenery and great route. Helpful, caring and friendly crew. Comfortable truck with a great sociable atmosphere!




Rosalind H

The itinerary which took us off the beaten track and also to places I wanted to see.




Marie Johanna V

Eventhough I find camping somtimes uncomfortable. The plus was that you are away from the tourists and they were in beautiful nature spots




Lena T

Loved it! But a native tourguide would have been perfect




Kenneth R

Amazing sights and experience




Marie Johanna V

A lot to cover in 23 days for me it could have been more slow. Break the longer journeys and stay sometimes longer at one stop




Duncan W

Trip was very good but a bit too rapid. Some extra days to catch breath would make it better. Anthony and Adam were excellent




Clive M

As described a full on and busy schedule




NG N

Great trip. Great adventure.




Timothy I

The overall trip and facilitators were great! My only complaint about the “overall trip” would be the choice of a few of the hostels.




Timothy I

I think I enjoyed the itinerary and bush camps the most!




Clive M

The trip is something of a blue ribbon trip that works well and is long established




Elizabeth W

It enabled us to get to wonderful places and we lucked out with the weather and the people in our group. It had less exposure to local culture than I would have liked.




Nikolaus W

I enjoyed my stay on the Patagonia trip very much. Only point, as I'm a long term traveller the pace of the trip is a bit too fast for me. It seems it's designed for people with not that much time who want to see the most in a short period of time




Laura R

Great trip one of the few company's that do this route through Patagonia




Yorick Christiaan Z

The Nice viewpoints And the rides through Nice landscapes




Reinier Z

Loved the trip. Lots of highlights! But I expected more time in tierra del fuego.




Rosa B

Bit too much for too short of time




Andrew T

It was amazing! Going through beautiful landscapes that would have been unreachable in any other way.




Leonie M

It was a great trip. I left feeling wonderful and so glad I managed to complete the challenges of the activities. I was also glad that as older travellers we felt comfortable with the group. We saw some wonderful sights and loved Patagonia.




Jasmine B

The best overlanding trip I have taken. The sights I have seen on and off the truck were amazing and the whole concept of the trip brings the experience together. The truck crew also made the experience fantastic. Torres Del Paine was the part of the trip I enjoyed the most, mainly as it was nice to chill out in the base camp and have my meals cooked by a lovely chef.




Sebastian B

We had fantastic guides and a fantastic group. Even though I was ill in the first half, this was my best holiday so far!




Harry R

Really great experience from start to finish. The guides also really made the trip for me.




Zi Han T

The crew were great and did a really good job in all areas.




Jack E

An excellent experience, allowing us to see and do more in the Patagonia area than we would otherwise have able to do.




Janissa J

It was amazing and I had a wonderful time!




Gaynor W




Amy M

Some of the sights seen from the truck were stunning!!!! All of the activities planned were great fun.




Jessica S

Was a bit apprehensive about spending so much time on a truck, but I absolutely loved the entire tour and can't wait to do another.




Alexander H

I was a little apprehensive about the hours spent in the truck, but I was wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed the driving days.




Jessica S

I loved the places we visited but the people on my tour definitely made the trip for me.




Ashton C

Enjoyed the truck breaking down. Odd but it was a great experience. Not to mention the flexibility of accommodation and itinerary when needed




John B

Spectaculer scenery. Excellent steak and wine in Argentina. The Museum of Memories in Santiago and Pablo Neruda's house. Being at the end of the world.




John L

It was indeed a fantastic 'experience' not exactly a 'holiday' for us. Really enjoyed meeting and mixing with a group of interesting people of varying ages and backgrounds and bonding with them all in fun times and tough times.




Janet L

An adventure which took me well outside my comfort zone!




Tina E

Dragoman couldn't have curated it but we had a fantastic group. The cohesion, energy and enthusiasm from our group made my trip. The guide and driver were as much a part of that group and the experience and I couldn't have asked for better.




Janet L

Patagonia was an exciting country to visit with fantastic walking opportunities and amazing scenery. However, the group - a mixture of ages and countries - were fun to be with and made the holiday all the better.




Liam M

Hands down the best tour I’ve ever done.




MICHELLE M

First trip with Dragoman and an excellent experience will definitely recommend it to friends and probably do a Dragoman trip again in the future




MICHELLE M

The people on this trip were what made it so great!




Sarah H

I absolutely loved Patagonia, the scenery was amazing, the vast openness and staring out of the window of the truck never got old. Highlights had to be Torres Del Paine and El Chalten, although the whole trip from start to finish, with all little ups and downs with some great people are what made it such a great experience overall.




Kristina F

It was a unique experience I am very positive and liked it a lot.




Fabian M

Travelling by truck and exploring new places every day was what I enjoyed most.




Janet A

The itinery and preparatory information was clear and appropriate.




Matthew H

I had a fantastic trip




Elena L

It was a great trip with awesome guides




Mary M

Enjoyed everything! Spending time with people enjoying nature at its very best. Bush camping was great - venues unbelievable!




Jocelyn B

Travelling through such a vast area as Patagonia was the best way to see all the most spectacular bits in a shorter time frame.




Ross G

We saw an incredible number of things in a relatively short space of time.




Carolyn H

The flexibility to do what I wanted when we stayed for a few nights. Great recommendations for activities.




Johann L

Nice hiking in the NPs




Eric K

Enjoyed the mix of camping and hostels




Angela H

Good trip, great itinerary.




Zoe C

Enjoyed the amount of time spent spent outdoors and seeing rural areas of Patagonia. Most of the time, the areas that we stopped at had activities catering for everyone. The camping and truck jobs/cook groups is a great way to promote group bonding.




Ella Rose S

Well organised and executed. Great crew, made some awesome friends, enjoyed the adventure activities and beautiful part of the world!




Robert E

Loved the whole trip: staying in a mixture of hostels and camping, the mixture of eating out or eating off the truck.




Freya V

The guides went above and beyond for us, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip!




Freya V

Loved all the hiking, activities and scenery




Susan C

Fabulous trip. As close as you can get to adventure backpacking independently ... but with a small group that makes going off the beaten track easy! The price reflects well the type of trip and travel it is.




Hanan A

Overall a great route and a great set up for overland travel.




Neil S

The treks Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy were excellent




James C

The Patagonian experience was brilliant.




Myrthe H

Great itinerary, beautiful places!




Wijnandus V

I enjoyed the trip very much it exceeded my expectations!




Poppy E

It’s an active way to travel but all the boring parts (borders and having to worry about transport) are all taken care of amazingly




Jeffrey W

Exceeded expectations. I had doubts about doing an overland style trip and it worked out far better than expected.




Jeffrey W

Loved the variety of landscapes, the good weather over most of the journey and the cameraderie of the group.



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Touring with Dragoman

Dragoman has a proud history, of nearly 40 years of pioneering overland adventures in their fleet of iconic, orange trucks. They aim to get you completely off the beaten track and really under the skin of the places that they visit, taking the road less travelled, mixing with the locals, learning about their culture, and ensuring that every part of the journey counts towards an amazing adventure.

Dragoman’s life changing overland adventures, visit over 55 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Many trips are a convenient 14-21 days, offering a great snapshot of a region getting you off the tourist trail on a perspective-changing journey.

These short trips can also be combined to create epic journeys lasting several months be it along the fabled Silk Route, a trans-Africa expedition from Cape Town to Cairo, or travel the entire length of the Americas from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Or journey from Mongolia down through China, and South East Asia – or in India you can circle the continent. These are incredible journeys that will change your life!

Group sizes are limited to 22, creating a personal experience with the most popular tours having frequent departures so you can easily find a date to suit you. They guarantee more trip departures than comparable operators and strive to offer value with more inclusions, so you don't have to pay extra on the road.

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Group Size:0 - 22
Suitable For: 18 plus
Accommodation:Basic Hotel 2 nights<br />Camping 9 nights<br />Multishare Hostel 8 nights<br />Wild Camp 2 nights<br />Comfortable Hotel 1 night
Difficulty:4
Meals:Breakfasts x 14, Lunches x 14, Dinner x 11
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