From the Ocean to the Andes -
Sample 16 day Self-drive from Valdes Peninsula to El Calafate
Day 1 Trelew / Puerto Piramides. D
Arrival and pick up the car rental to start your journey to the Peninsula Valdes Reserve. In Puerto Pirámides we recommend you to go on a whale watching boat trip, available from October to the beginning of December.
Day 2 Puerto Piramides. B L D
Explore Peninsula Valdes, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the San Lorenzo and Punta Norte penguin rookery.
Day 3 Puerto Piramides / Bahia Bustamante. B D
In the morning, departure to Bahía Bustamante, a country house on the seashore surrounded by 360° of pure nature, recognized by its relevant biological biodiversity.
Day 4 & 5 Bahia Bustamante. B L D
Days to enjoy the included activities such as: Boat trip, tour around the Peninsula, visit to the Petrified Forest, among other.
Day 6 Bahia Bustamante/ Rio Mayo. B
Today you will cross Patagonia from east to west and on the way don’t miss the Sarmiento Petrified Forest.
Day 7 Rio Mayo / Los Antiguos. B
In the morning, departure through Route 40 to Los Antiguos, located in the heart of Patagonia.
Day 8 Los Antiguos. B
Free day to explore the area, by crossing into Chile to visit the Marble Chapels formation.
Day 9 Los Antiguos / Posadas Lake. B
Travel along Route 41, which connects Los Antiguos with Lago Posadas. A scenic route that seeks to preserve the local fauna.
Day 10 Posadas Lake. B
Day to explore the Cueva de las Manos and Cañadón del Rio Pinturas.
Day 11 Posadas Lake / Gobernador Gregores. B
Departure to take route 40 and arrive at a village with a privileged location.
Day 12 Gobernador Gregores / El Chaltén. B
Continue along RN 40 south to reach El Chalten, the National Capital of Trekking.
Day 13 El Chaltén. B
Enjoy the variety of hikes offered by El Chaltén.
Day 14 El Chaltén / El Calafate. B
At the desired time leave the National Capital of Trekking to reach the land of the Glaciers.
Day 15 El Calafate. B
Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 16 El Calafate. B
Free time until the time of your flight.
Day 8: The Chile Chico border is open from 8 am to 8 pm, depending on the date of the year.
• Accomodation: 15 nights Puerto Pirámides (2) -
Bahia Bustamante (3) -
Rio Mayo (1) -
Los Antiguos (2) -
Lago Posadas (2) -
Gobernador Gregores (1) -
El Chaltén (2) -
El Calafate (2)
• Car rental: 15 days
• Meals: 16 breakfasts - 3 lunches - 3 dinners
Car Types (all with air conditioning, 4 doors and ABS)
Group C - Nissan March Manual or Chevrolet Onix or similar