Luxury South American tour operator Quasar Expeditions, known for operating small yacht expeditions in the Galapagos Islands, has announced the launching of the brand’s next exploratory adventure in partnership with Jeep – an eight day/seven night 4x4 Overland Adventure throughout both Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. Beginning on December 8, aspiring pioneers will retrace the steps of those centuries before them to discover the natural wonders of the region including the Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The eight-day/seven-night driving itinerary features: light hikes, sightseeing catamaran cruises, horseback riding and bird watching, and indulging in the various food, wine and spa offerings each boasts.
The journey starts in Puerto Natales, Chile (after flying from either Santiago, Chile or driving from El Calafate, Argentina) where they will be met by the Quasar team and handed the keys to their road ready 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon complete with both a built-in Garmin GPS and an external GPS Ranger, which acts as a tour-guide of sorts calling out points of interest along the route and ensuring the pre-programmed hotels and destinations are reached each day. Guests have the option of driving themselves relying and the provided technology; driving themselves but accompanied by a dedicated tour guide; or having a dedicated tour guide drive the Jeep.
The next day is spent on a light hike up the French Valley, among lenga tree forests, rivers and bridges to reach the hanging glaciers of the Paine Grande Massif. The following day, participants do a full day driving tour around the park, stopping at several points to view Chilean flamingos and black-faced Ibis, overlooks of the three towers after which the National Park was named and finally lunch along the shore of the blue lagoon with a view of the Paine massif in the distance. After the day, guests settle into their final overnight stay at Tierra Patagonia for spa time and an exquisite dinner. The voyage culminates the following day.
Quasar’s trips are 100% carbon-free.