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Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro) - Dragoman Overland
52 days

Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro)

From Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
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Age range:
18 to 99
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US $4,180
+ $2,020 Kitty
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Start in Santiago and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the overland truck tour Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro), you have a 52 day tour package taking you through Santiago, Chile and 24 other destinations in Latin America. Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Santiago
  2. Day 2: Buchupureo
  3. Day 3: Pucon
  4. Day 4: Pucon
  5. Day 5: Bariloche
  6. Day 6: Bariloche
  7. Day 7: Futaleufu
  8. Day 8: Futaleufu
  9. Day 9: Puyuhuapi
  10. Day 10: Cerro Castillo NR
  11. Day 11: Cerro Castillo NR
  12. Day 12: Rio Pinturas
  13. Day 13: El Calafate
  14. Day 14: El Calafate
  15. Day 15: Tierra Del Fuego
  16. Day 16: Ushuaia
  17. Day 17: Ushuaia
  18. Day 18: Tierra Del Fuego
  19. Day 19: Torres Del Paine NP
  20. Day 20: Torres Del Paine NP
  21. Day 21: Torres Del Paine NP
  22. Day 22: Torres Del Paine NP
  23. Day 23: Torres Del Paine NP
  24. Day 24: El Chalten
  25. Day 25: El Chalten
  26. Day 26: El Chalten
  27. Day 27: Jaramillo Petrified Forest
  28. Day 28: Camarones
  29. Day 29: Puerto Madryn
  30. Day 30: Puerto Madryn
  31. Day 31: Bahia Blanca
  32. Day 32: Buenos Aires
  33. Day 33: Buenos Aires
  34. Day 34: Buenos Aires
  35. Day 35: Buenos Aires
  36. Day 36: Yapeyu
  37. Day 37: Foz do Iguacu
  38. Day 38: Foz do Iguacu
  39. Day 39: Foz do Iguacu
  40. Day 40: Bonito
  41. Day 41: Bonito
  42. Day 42: Bonito
  43. Day 43: Pantanal
  44. Day 44: Pantanal
  45. Day 45: Campo Grande
  46. Day 46: Brotas
  47. Day 47: Brotas
  48. Day 48: Paraty
  49. Day 49: Paraty
  50. Day 50: Paraty
  51. Day 51: Rio de Janeiro
  52. Day 52: Rio de Janeiro
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
  • Itinerary
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • 4.6
  • RF
    · July 03, 2019
    On this tour the whole food kitty should be re worked. It is expensive for what we got . We would have been better off fending for our selves. This tour is not suitable for couples . There is no consideration that two can travel cheaper than an... Show more
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments regarding the kitty. As was explained in our trip notes, we operate a kitty system because it allows us to keep the price of our trips as low as possible. Whilst the trip price covers all of the set costs such as overheads,... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • J
    · April 17, 2018
    The variety of activities was great. Truck life is fun and the fellow passengers were really enjoyable to travel with.
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    We're delighted that you had such a good trip with Dragoman and that you found it such fun. Thank you for the five star review!
    Trip date: February 2018
  • Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro) reviewer 3
    · April 12, 2018
    Had an amazing trip, way of the beaten track, half way up the atmosphere, saw so few other tourists, met so many people and travelled with a great bunch of people. Thanks Ant and Adam, so enjoyed it. Best bit riding across the cordillera at the Estancia
    Dragoman Overland commented on this review
    Thank you for recommending Dragoman in South America. We're delighted to hear that you had such a great trip and particularly enjoyed the Estancia.
    Trip date: February 2018

Dates & Availability

52 days
Patagonia & the Emerald Coast (Santiago to Rio de Janeiro)
From Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
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  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Santiago<- ->Rio de Janeiro (from Rio De Janeiro to Santiago) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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  • About the countries


    Chile and Argentina

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    Chile, Argentina and BrazilChileArgentinaBrazil


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Chile and Argentina. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 29 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 29 May 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Dragoman Overland tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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