Along the Austral Route - A Sample 13 Day Self-drive
Tour from El Calafate to Tierra del Fuego
Day 1 El Calafate.
Arrival at the airport and pick up of the car rental. After the necessary formalities, drive for a short distance to the selected hotel.
Day 2 El Calafate. B
Day dedicated to discover the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO, due to its beauty.
Day 3 El Calafate / Torres del Paine. B L D
From El Calafate, cross the well-known border crossing Cancha Carrera Cerro Castillo and carry out the corresponding procedures at each one of them.
Day 4 & 5 Torres del Paine. B L D
Enjoy Patagonia and its incredible views, its changing climate, its flora and fauna through the activities that the lodge has planned. Some excursions are subject to weather conditions.
Day 6 Torres del Paine / Punta Arenas. B
Today head towards Punta Arenas, the largest and most populated city in the Magallanes Region. The city is an attraction in itself, it was declared a Free Zone and has become a shopping destination, as well as being attractive in terms of natural and cultural sights.
Day 7 Punta Arenas / Estancia Caleta Josefina. B L D
Today you will have to cross the Strait of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego Island to get to Porvenir, where you can visit a dolphin colony, explore the town and visit the local museum. Continue to Estancia Caleta Josefina.
Day 8 Estancia Caleta Josefina / Lago Blanco. B L D
Drive south to Cameron, a village on the coast of Useless Bay and visit the King Penguin Park, the only penguin colony of its kind outside of Antarctica. Then continue to Lago Blanco, one of the most beautiful villages in the Magellan region.
Day 9 Lago Blanco / Estancia Rolito. B L D
Return to Argentina by taking Route B, also known as the Route of the Old Estancias, into the depths of the island to drive to Estancia Rolito.
Day 10 Estancia Rolito / Ushuaia. B D
On the way to Ushuaia you can make a detour to Cabo San Pablo from where you can see the Desdemona, a ship abandoned on its coast.
Day 11 & 12 Ushuaia. B
Days to visit the corners of the island such as the National Park or the area of Estancia Harberton.
Day 13 Ushuaia. B
In time for your flight, drive to the airport to deliver your vehicle and take the scheduled flight.
Operational note: Day 7: Check the schedule of the Hydrofoil to cross to the Tierra del Fuego Island
• Accomodation: 12 nights
El Calafate (2) -
Torres del Paine (3) -
Punta Arenas (1) -
Caleta Josefina (1) -
Lago Blanco (1) -
Estancia Rolito (1) -
• Car rental: 12 days
• Meals: 12 breakfasts - 6 lunches - 7 dinners
Car Types (all with air conditioning, 4 doors and ABS)
Group C - Nissan March Manual or Chevrolet Onix or similar