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ArgentinaCoastal Patagonia road trip

  • Off the beaten track
Not too far from Buenos Aires, rugged northern Patagonia delivers an incredible variety of beaches, resorts and nature, in its purest form. This 14 day, self-drive road trip follows the 800 km Blue Route, straddling the Atlantic Coast, crossing three 'blue parks' and a petrified forest. The route is a paradise for ecotourism in the amount and variety of wildlife that can be seen there. Along the w...

Not too far from Buenos Aires, rugged northern Patagonia delivers an incredible variety of beaches, resorts and nature, in its purest form. This 14 day, self-drive road trip follows the 800 km Blue Route, straddling the Atlantic Coast, crossing three 'blue parks' and a petrified forest. The route is a paradise for ecotourism in the amount and variety of wildlife that can be seen there. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to park the car and breathe deeply as you bike, trek, horseback ride, snorkelscuba dive. The drive of your life awaits!

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  • City
    City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Countryside
    Countryside

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Day 1: Welcome to Argentina!

• Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel

• Spend the rest of the day relaxing or begin exploring on your own

• Overnight in Buenos Aires

Visited:
Buenos Aires
Accommodation
Night at Intersur Recoleta Hotel (Buenos Aires)

Day 2: Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn

• Transfer to the airport and hop on a flight to Puerto Madryn

Collect your rental car at Trelew airport

• Depart towards Puerto Madryn

• Check out Punta Tombo Reserve, home to more than 400,000 Magellan Penguins (August - March)

• Visit Gaiman, a village full of Welsh tradition

Stroll around the city and pop in to a typical tea house where you can taste exquisite cakes along with the finest teas in the country

• Overnight in Puerto Madryn

Your rental vehicle: 4x2, CDW insurance, manual transmission, minimum age 22 years old, credit card as a guarantee required

Breakfast included

Accommodation
Piren (Puerto Madryn)

Day 3: Puerto Madryn

• Choose how you will spend the day from the many available options. Here are some of out recommendations!

Tour the Valdes Peninsula, the only continental colony of elephant seals in the world and a UNESCO Natural Heritage site

Visit thePuerto Pyramids, a picturesque seaside village. Enjoy the beach or take a nautical tour to spot whales, sea lions, cormorants and dolphins (based on seasonality)

• Have a go at some snorkeling and scuba diving

Join an elephant and sea lion watching activity in Caleta Valdés

• Stop at Estancia La Elvira to taste a delicious roasted Patagonian lamb

• Explore El Doradillo Beach, a vivid mating ground from June to October

• Overnight in Puero Madryn

Breakfast included

Accommodation
Piren (Puerto Madryn)

Day 4: Next up, Comodoro Rivadavia

• Depart to the city of Comodoro Rivadavia

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

• Overnight in Comodoro Rivadavia

Breakfast included

Visited:
Puerto MadrynComodoro Rivadavia
Accommodation
Austral Express Hotel (Comodoro Rivadavia)

Day 5: Darwin Camp

• Today, you will journey to the Darwin Camp

Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted and shown around the property

• Visit the facilities of the old Estancia Cerro del Paso, the shearing shed, the stable and self-guided trails

• Overnight in Darwin Camp

Breakfast included

Visited:
Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Deseado
Accommodation
Campamento Darwin (Comodoro Rivadavia)

Day 6: In the footsteps of Darwin

Set off on a excursion through the immense steppe until discovering that great crack that so surprised Charles Darwin in 1833

• Tour the camp site and the triangular rock

• Marvel at rock paintings and captivating stone formations

• In the afternoon visit Boliche de Ramos Generales

• Overnight in Darwin Camp

​Breakfast included

Visited:
Comodoro Rivadavia
Accommodation
Campamento Darwin (Comodoro Rivadavia)

Day 7: Puerto Deseado to Monte Leon

• Make your way to Monte Leon National Park

• Visit Estancia Monte León, home to abundant flora, fauna and unmatched archaeological sites

• Explore coastal caves that once sheltered primitive Tehuelches

• Overnight in Monte Leon

Accommodation: B&B Doraike, breakfast included

Visited:
Puerto Deseado,

Day 8: Monte Leon

• Enjoy a day at leisure

• Relax or explore the park at your own pace

• Overnight in Monte Leon

​​​Accommodation: B&B Doraike, breakfast included

Visited:

Day 9: Monte Leon to Puerto San Julian

• Depart to Puerto San Julian

• Take some time to recharge after your journey

• Overnight in Puerto San Julian

Breakfast included

Visited:
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Accommodation
Hotel Costanera ()

Day 10: Puerto San Julian to Caleta Olivia

• Departure to Caleta Olivia. There are some great stops you can make on the way!

• Visit the Petrified Forest National Park, originating at a time before the Andean Range existed!

• There, you can contemplate the largest petrified trees in our planet!

• Overnight in Caleta Olivia

Accommodation: Hotel Patagonia, breakfast included

Visited:
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Day 11: Bahia Bustamante

• Head for a coastal town by the Atlantic Ocean, Bahia Bustamante

• Only in a few places in the world it is possible to find such a huge diversity of seabirds and marine mammals!

• Bustamante Lodge is a destination on its own, a marine and land wildlife paradise

• Explore sandy beaches petrified forests, learn about sustainable wool production and participate in farming activities

• Bahia Bustamante is also perfect for biking, trekking, horseback riding

 Overnight in Bahia Bustamante Lodge

Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
, Bahía Bustamante
Accommodation
Bahia Bustamante (Bahía Bustamante)

Day 12: Bahia Bustamante

• After so much stimulation, a day at leisure might come in handy

• Do as little or as much as you wish

• Enjoy some of the many activities offered at the lodge

• Overnight in Bahia Bustamante Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Bahía Bustamante
Accommodation
Bahia Bustamante (Bahía Bustamante)

Day 13: Bahia Bustamante / Trelew

• Depart to the city of Trelew

• Overnight in Trelew

​​​​​Breakfast included

Visited:
Bahía Bustamante, Trelew
Accommodation
Hotel Rayentray (Trelew)

Day 14: Trelew - Departure

• Today is the last day of your epic Patagonia road trip!

Drop off your vehicle at Trelew airport• Hop on a connecting flight

Breakfast included

Visited:
Trelew

Buenos AiresPuerto MadrynComodoro RivadaviaPuerto DeseadoBahía BustamanteTrelew

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • In-trip flights
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