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&Beyond Explores South America With Overland Small Group Journeys

February 28, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

The ultimate in luxury road trips, guests exploring the natural beauty of Chile and Argentina can now enjoy specialist guided overland small group journeys with &Beyond South America. Covering two iconic and sought-after destinations, travellers can opt for either the Wine and Country Expedition or the Patagonia Lakes Expedition, each with its own unforgettable highlights and truly captivating scenery.

Travelling in style, small groups of just four to ten guests can relax, unwind and enjoy the comfort of either a Land Rover Discovery 4 or a Discovery Sport, while renowned expert specialist &Beyond guide Gary James hosts them on one of these 11-day off-the-beaten-path bucket list adventures. The luxury vehicles were chosen specifically for the spacious comfort they provide for long stretches of highway, as well as their ability to effortlessly traverse the rugged off-road terrain.

With three exclusive set departures for 2018 to choose from, this is the perfect way to explore the timeless beauty, pristine landscapes and hidden gems of Chile and Argentina.

Wine & Country Expedition

The adventure kicks off in Santiago, Chile’s dynamic capital, with a fascinating exploration of the city’s barrios. This insider tour provides entertaining insight into the origins of the city and its expansion over the course of the last 200 years.

The second leg of the journey focuses on Chile’s award-winning wine country, with stops at some of the country’s most innovative wineries. Constantly evolving, Chilean wines are forever being tweaked and improved and grape varieties rediscovered.

Heading south, the next stop is Pucón, renowned for its sprawling natural beauty and cultural highlights. Guests can stay on a 40-hectare farm, taste respected wines, sample fresh, organic produce from the farm, burn off some energy with a wide assortment of guided outdoor adventure activities and experience the art, cuisine and culture of the Mapuche, Chile’s main ethnic group.

The journey continues south to the Lakes Region of Argentina, with excursions to San Martin de los Andes and the legendary town of Bariloche, which is dominated by towering peaks and crystal clear lakes. Travellers experience a road surrounded by majestic mountains, verdant forests, cascading waterfalls, rich heritage, winding roads and the big open sky.

Patagonia Lakes expedition

The tour begins in Puerto Varas, a charming town steeped in history, where travellers can stroll past the German-inspired architecture, lush gardens and quaint shops. The route then turns, deep into the heart of northern Patagonia, with its snow-capped volcanoes and ancient lush forests.

Explorers then head to Pumalín Park, where they have the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation projects, before heading south to Futaleufú, a small town made famous for its river and world-class rafting. The tour crosses into Argentina to witness the legendary Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes.

The trip ends back in Chile, in the lush and enchanting Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, situated in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian rainforest.

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