Patagonia is undeniably one of the most charming places in the world, with gorgeous vistas at every turn, paths unspoiled by the masses, soaring snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and countless lakes of varying colors. The Chilean Patagonia consist of an impassable fjord landscape, so the very south of the country can be reached only by boat or by crossing Argentine territory. The Argentinean Patagonia are vast plains of unspoiled pampa beneath the snow-capped Andean mountain range towering in the distant west.
Patagonia’s unusual geography makes our Tour an extraordinary adventure trip. You will travel on trains, ferries and private vehicles to experience one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes in the world. We’ll conclude our tour with a spectacular five-day cruise around South America’s southern tip, the Cape Horn.
Our Patagonian journey begins in Santiago de Chile, where we’ll explore Chile’s capital city and the surrounding region. At Santiago’s Alameda Railway Station, we will embark on our trip by train to Talca, where we’ll change trains and take the historical train from Talca to Constitucion.
The next leg of our journey carries us on “Carretera Austral” from Puerto Montt to Chaiten. We must cross various fjords on a ferry before reaching Chaiten. We will then continue on the scenic road across the Andes via Futaleufu to Esquel in Argentina. Esquel is the home of the famous train “Old Patagonian Express,” also known as “La Trochita.” Our journey continues to Bariloche, from which we do the famous "Cruze Andino" back to Puerto Varas in Chile. We continue flying southward to Puerto Natales to see the spectacular National Park Torres del Paine.
We will spend the last leg of our tour on a small expedition cruise vessel traveling for five days in one of the most remote parts of South America, from Punta Arenas around Cape Horn to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Our last train trip is on the Southern Fuegian Railway, perhaps better known as ”El Tren del Fin del Mundo,” the southernmost railway in the world.
The pricing details for our thrilling 'Patagonian Rail & Cruise Tour' in October 2024 have not been finalized at this time. We are diligently working to ensure that this once-in-a-lifetime adventure offers the best value for our travelers.