Famous Route 40, Salta, Argentina

South Patagonia Tour Through Legendary Ruta 40

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

El Calafate, Perito Moreno National Park, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Deseado...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Get lost in the natural beauty of South America on your custom tailored Patagonia tour package through marvelous coastlines, gorgeous glaciers, and dramatic mountaintops. Horses gallop along the Patagonian steppe. Condors soar through the endless blue sky. Pumas lounge near tufts of grass and dolphins splash into the Atlantic Ocean near lounging sea lions. Nature becomes lively and encompassing. Wildlife thrives alongside turquoise...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relish luxurious accommodations in tranquil and isolated areas of Patagonia that offer exclusive exploration of the region
  • Enjoy a stunning Zodiac boat ride along Ria del Deseado to observe the active wildlife in the Santa Cruz Province, from sea lions to dolphins
  • Witness the magnificent ice wall and unique formations along the surface of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Revel in a private tour of Perito Moreno National Park to view the remarkable wildlife of Patagonia, from condors to guanaco
  • Follow your guide on a unique adventure searching for the elusive Andean puma along the shores of Lago San Martin
  • Indulge in a traditional parrilla, an outdoor barbecue with dishes roasted over an open fire

Detailed Description

The splendor of Patagonia travels from mountaintop to river basin, glacial walls to ocean waters. Your 9-day Patagonia tour takes you along the secluded landscape to experience the beauty of natural isolation and the charms of traditional ranches. Barbecues grace the air with succulent aromas. Wildlife roams freely across the plains and foothills. Lakes shimmer with opulent waters rippling with unadulterated wakes. Your journey begins with your arrival in Comodoro Rivadavia. The former fishing village is now a cosmopolitan port town connecting the southern region of Argentina to international cities by boat.

Small towns and stunning natural reserves blossom outside of the city. The following morning, your private transfer takes you along Ruta 40 for the first stretch of your scenic tour of Patagonia. Travel along the steppe to Puerto Deseado to explore the remarkable sunken river valley of Ria del Deseado. You travel inland, venturing from the Atlantic to the Andes. You arrive at your fabulous estancia accommodation and relax in the company of culture, tradition, and an exclusive view of the plain.

Next, you venture into Perito Moreno National Park to visit the Cuevas de las Manos, where numerous ancient Aboriginal artworks remain preserved. Continue with a scenic drive deeper into the park to arrive at your luxurious estancia. Spend a day on a marvelous wildlife tour of the region, searching the nearly 300 lakes for flamingos, condors, rheas, and guanacos. You make your way across the Patagonian steppe to a secluded, comfortable estancia near the shores of Lake San Martin. The fabulous wildlife is in full, active view along the way.

Spend a day at your leisure to take advantage of the endless opportunities your estancia provides. Search for puma during a guided tour on horseback. Trek the mountainsides on a marked trail. Stroll alongside the sensational shores of the numerous lakes in the area. You travel beside the shores of Lake Viedma en route to Perito Moreno Glacier. Tour the glacier for a majestic view of the ice shaping the landscape. Your private transfer escorts you to the airport in El Calafate for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,920 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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