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This epic road trip will cover over 9,000 km including 3 countries: Peru, Chile and Argentina.  From the picturesque Spanish style town of Arequipa (Peru) we head south into Chile and Argentina and all the way to Ushuaia which has been nicknamed “the end of the world” as it is the world’s southernmost city.   During our adventure we will visit some of South America’s most stunning scenery and remotest roads while staying in comfortable 3-star accommodation.  We’ll experience coasts, deserts, salt flats, active geysers, intense blue lagoons mountains, vineyards, estancias, lakes, glaciers, ancient rock art, the animals and birds of the region and more…

Highlights include: Atacama Desert; valley of the moon; Argentina's Mendoza wine region and Lake’s District; the southern pampas; ancient rock art; dinosaur fossils; Perito Moreno glacier; Torres del Paine National park; and Ushuaia the “end of the world”.


Please note that all prices below are inclusive of a vehicle relocation fee one way from Puerto Natales back to Arequipa which is approx. USD4,500 per vehicle.

4 people per 4x4 (2 twin/double rooms): USD9,595* per person er person 

3 people per 4x4 (triple share room): USD10,165* per person 

3 people per 4x4 (1 twin/double & 1 single room)USD11,665* per person

2 people per 4x4 (double/twin share room):  USD13,495* per person 

Single accommodation surcharge: USD3,000 for tour (if not already included in prices above)

*Prices assume a minimum of 5 vehicles (plus support vehicles) and 10 people (plus support staff), maximum of 7 vehicles (plus support vehicles).  2020 pricing is estimated only and will be confirmed in early 2019.   Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations – please see terms and conditions for all booking conditions.



          12 Nov – 14 Dec - TBC


          14 Nov – 16 Dec - TBC


As we just completed this route for the first time Nov-Dec in 2019 we are currently updating this route.  There will be a 21 day Patagonia route with an additional 18 day route from the north of Chile that can be combined into the full road trip of 39 days.  This route should be published by late February 2020.


Have your own group?  We can tailor your trip.


Arrival and departure transfers (bus ticket to is included for the three-hour bus ride to Punta Arenas if your flight leaves from there not Puerto Natales at the end of the tour), vehicle hire (manual 4x4 – Nissan Navara, Toyota
Hilux, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT50 or similar – the rental fleet changes often), vehicle insurance (standard), compulsory insurance for Peru, Chile and Argentina (for personal accidents the people in the car and 3rd persons involved in the accident - valid 60 days), vehicle relocation fee one way from Puerto Natales to Arequipa (this is approx. USD4,500 per vehicle), 1 GPS per vehicle,handheld two-way radio in-vehicle, border crossing documentation, border crossing authorisation for 1 person per vehicle, accommodation (twin/double), meals as per itinerary (32 breakfasts and 2 dinners), 2
boat crossings of Strait of Magellan, support vehicle (with fridge), Self Drive Adventures escort and local English and Spanish speaking guide.



Airfares return to South America, fuel (approx. USD1,500/AUD2,200 per car),  vehicle excess (excess is approx. USD1,000 – this cannot be reduced by paying an additional daily amount – paid in Chilean Pesos),  road tolls (approx. USD10/AUD15 per car), food other than listed in itinerary (approx. budget USD1,000/AUD1,450) per person excluding drinks), entrance fees to monuments and national parks (approx. USD135/AUD195 per person), border crossing authorisation for 2nd, 3rd of 4th person per vehicle (approx. USD100/USD145 per person), any pre-post tour accommodation requested, local tips (approx. USD300/AUD440), travel insurance (medical evacuation insurance highly recommended), visas (if required), vaccinations (if required), any other items of a personal nature and local tips.


Car excess and car rental terms and conditions will be supplied separately.