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Central Patagonia: Austral road and Road 40 - Chile & Argentina.

Ruta 40, Patagonia, Argentina

Duration of journey: 24 days, 23 nights.

Total drive distance: about 3000 km.

Best months to travel: November to March.

Visiting: San Martin de los Andes, San Carlos de Bariloche, Puerto Aisen, Laguna San Rafael, San Valentín glacier, Puyuhuapí, Cerro Castillo, Cueva de las Manos cave paintings, El Chaltén, Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Perito Moreno glacier, El Calafate.

Description: This tour has been set up so as to offer visitors the broadest possible variety of experiences, be it nature, culture or flora and fauna.

The trip begins in San Martín de los Andes, at the feet of Lanin volcano, visiting the typical forest of araucarias. Then we will run down the famous Carretera Austral (Southern Highway), through deep forest, visiting the gorgeous glacier that runs into San Rafael lake at the foot of white-capped San Valentín, located in the northern ice fields.

We travel on the Argentine side on legendary Ruta 40, over the endless expanse of the Patagonian steppe, the enormous snow-covered mountains on the horizon, with wind swept glacier lakes in all possible hues of blue along the foot hills. Visitors will take home long lasting memories of captivating moods and experiences.

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