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An Epic Patagonia Motorcycle Journey

18 days & 17 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $10,995

Osorno, Bariloche, Esquel, Puyuhuapi, Coyhaique, Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Cerro Castillo, Cerro Sombrero, Ushuaia & Punta Arenas

With 18 days of adventure, an intimate group of yourself plus up to four of your friends, and the open road in front of you, Cox & Kings' Patagonia Motorcycle Journey is the stuff of legend. Each day brings new excitement, whether it's following the path of American bandit Butch Cassidy, spending the night at a traditional estancia, traversing Patagonia's most remote corners, or marveling at legendary Torres del Paine National Park and the massive Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Osorno, Chile

    Upon arrival at Osorno airport, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and accompanied to your hotel. You will have time to relax before this evening welcome dinner and program briefing.

    Sonesta Hotel (D)
  • Day 2
    Osorno, Chile - Bariloche, Argentina

    Cross the mighty Andes via the Puyehue Pass, with views of volcanoes that have been active as recently as 2011. Drop down into Argentina and the town of Villa la Angostura. From here, you will ride along the edge of amazing Lake Nahuel Huapi, with its cold, clear, waters that reach depths of more than 1,500 feet in some places, surrounded by forests of native cypresses and coihues. You'll soon turn south and pass the Limay River and the site of the general store where the American bandit Butch Cassidy used to stock up on supplies. From there it is a short run into the town of Bariloche, where you will spend the first night in this world-famous resort city at the edge of Nahuel Huapi.

    NH Edelweiss Hotel (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Bariloche - Esquel

    After breakfast, leave Bariloche and head for Esquel, 192 miles south. This takes you along the edge of the mountain lakes of Mascardi, Guillermo, and Gutierrez, surrounded by high peaks and forests. Stop in the town of El Bolson for lunch. Then, leave the pavement for a while to visit the cabins near Cholila where Butch Cassidy, Etta Place, and the Sundance Kid lived while trying to run a respectable ranching business. Later, you'll return to the pavement at the famous Ruta 40 which will eventually take you to deepest Patagonia. But for now, enjoy a great meal and a good sleep in Esquel, a small and cozy city founded by the Welsh in the nineteenth century.

    Hosteria Cumbres Blancas (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Esquel - Puyuhuapi

    After breakfast in Esquel, hit the road en route to Queulat Hill, which offers spectacular views to the glacier and native forest, and a chance to see the waterfall called Father Garcia, which plunges almost 100 feet. Your last stop of the day is the Puyuhuapi Thermal Spa, located in a sheltered cove with abundant vegetation, at the mouth of the streams flowing down Melimoyu mountain range. Thermal waters gush forth at different points along the beach with water at close to 122 degrees, which forms two pools. You'll lodge in Puyuhuapi for the night.

    Puyuhuapi Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Puyuhuapi - Coyhaique

    Today, drive through the National Forest of Puerto Chacabuco, a 158-square-mile natural space that has a museum of flora and fauna. Continue on to Lake Los Palos in the Valley of the Colonos and Lago Riesco, before stopping for the night in Coyhaique.

    Cinco Rios Chile (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Coyhaique - Perito Moreno

    Travel to a typical ranch, called an estancia, where we can see how gauchos (cowboys) live, on the famous Route 40.

    Estancia La Angostura (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Perito Moreno - Santa Cruz

    Today you'll get serious about our riding, covering 205 miles of gravel and mixed gravel and dirt. This is the Patagonia you have heard about, the very picture of emptiness and desolation. You may ride for several hours and not see so much as a fence. It is a land where you can expect to see wild animals such as guanacos (a type of llama), Darwin's rheas (similar to ostriches), and at least one type of armadillo.

    You'll pass the outpost settlement of Bajo Caracoles and finally reach the remote ranch where you will stay, at the Estancia La Angostura, an authentic, rustic Argentinian ranch. A true estancia, you'll meet real gauchos and enjoy dinner cooked over an open fire and savored under a huge star-filled sky. Accommodations here are simple-single rooms with a shared bathroom.

    Estancia La Angostura (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Santa Cruz - Calafate

    Start the day with another 200 km of gravel riding, past more estancias and the mighty Santa Cruz River, which drains into Lake Argentina. Then, you'll reach pavement again for a short ride into the town of Calafate, where you will spend the night.

    Alto Calafate - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Calafate

    Today is mostly a rest day to recover from the grueling days of dust and gravel that are behind you. But don't relax so much that you miss your tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier, as it is one of the most spectacular sights in all of Patagonia. At day's end, return to Calafate for a good night's sleep.

    Alto Calafate (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Calafate - heading towards Torres del Paine

    Head out of Cerro Castillo and ride through the breathtaking scenery along Lago del Toro, to the Puente Negro (Black Bridge) over the Serrano River, and to a splendid view of the Paine Massif. Continue along the Eberhard Fjord to the old port and sheep processing center at Bories, now a Chilean National Monument. Reward a day well spent with a stay in a very beautiful hotel on the way to Torres del Paine.

    Las Torres (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Torres del Paine - Cerro Castillo

    Head out for a look at Torres del Paine National Park. You will visit Laguna Azul (Blue Lake), Salto Chico Waterfall, and Condor Lookout. Afterward, enjoy a half-hour hike to the lookout over the lake to see the amazing Cuernos, or 'horns' of Paine Massif. Then, stop for a possible close-up view of the wild guanacos, and the lookout point for the famous Torres, or 'towers' of Paine, followed by a short trip to Cerro Guido and the Baguales Mountains. For dinner, you'll savor a traditional gaucho-style barbecue known as asado al palo at an estancia, with lodging at a comfortable hosteria at Cerro Castillo.

    Refugio Cerro Castillo (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    Cerro Castillo - Cerro Sombrero

    On your way to scenic Cerro Sombrero, you will see old Estancias (ranches) before embarking on a ferry ride across the famous Strait of Magellan.

    Tunkelen Hotel (B, L, D)
  • Day 13
    Cerro Sombrero - Ushuaia

    Say goodbye to Cerro Sombrero and head south for Ushuaia on a paved road. Near Tolhuin the gravel starts again as you head along Lake Fagnano and up into the spectacular Darwin Range, over Garabaldi Pass. At the end of the day, reach Ushuaia for your lodging and a visit to some of the local restaurants or bars.

    Alto Andino Hotel - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 14
    Ushuaia

    Head toward the end of the world today, calling upon Tierra Del Fuego National Park. After this trip, visit the town of Ushuaia, the southernmost in the world, and its old jail, today a museum.

    Alto Andino Hotel (B, L, D)
  • Day 15
    Ushuaia, Argentina - Cerro Sombrero, Chile

    Leave Ushuaia early, for the start of a long and interesting day. Gas up in Tolhuin and visit its famous bakery, and then head across Tierra del Fuego on dirt and gravel roads rarely taken by motorcycle riders, following the route of gauchos (cowboys) and guanacos. You'll even ford a shallow river as you leave Argentina at Radman and head for the Chilean side of the island. You'll pass Pampa Guanaco, a section full of wild animals, which should offer some great photo opportunities. Ride towards Cerro Sombrero, where you'll sleep for the night.

    Tunkelen Hotel (B, L, D)
  • Day 16
    Cerro Sombrero - Punta Arenas

    On the way to Punta Arenas, stop and visit a penguin colony-have your camera ready! After arriving in Punta Arenas, the group will enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Hotel Cabo de Hornos (B, L, D)
  • Day 17
    Depart Punta Arenas - Santiago

    As your adventure ends, fly to Santiago for your onward flight.

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