Ruta 40 (Petrified Forest and Cave of the Hands)

A 4-day tour of a little-explored region. Dare to rediscover Patagonia and feel the sensation of immensity that the first pioneers had.

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Located in the heart of Patagonia, the Los Antiguos region and the Patagonia Park stands out for combining unique natural and cultural attractions of international recognition, which, while preserving the privilege of a low tourist influx, allows you to travel roads and trails as true explorers It is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets in the south.

HIGHLIGHTS – The opportunity to discover another unknown side of Patagonia. – The chance to visit the largest lake in Patagonia and navigate to the Marble Chapels. -The experience of walking among petrified logs from 65 million years ago. – The possibility of touring part of the mythical Route 40. -The connection with nature through the sighting of the great variety of native fauna. NOTE: ** Regular departures with a minimum of 2 passengers according to the calendar of national holidays **

What includes

  • Transfers, land excursions and navigation in regular service according to itinerary.
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast. -3 lunches / field picnics (for days 1, 2 and 3 of the itinerary).

Not include

  • Airplane tickets
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra and personal expenses.
  • Tips. -Lunches and dinners not specified. -Income tickets to protected areas


Reception at the Comodoro Rivadavia airport and transfer to Los Antiguos visiting the Sarmiento Petrified Forest on the way, anticipating arriving at your destination around 5:00 p.m. Accommodation at Hostería Antigua Patagonia
Day destined to make the navigation to the Marble Chapels and discover the vertiginous path, partly of cornice, that crosses the mountain range, runs along the southern coast of the lake and the transition from the steppe to the Andean Patagonian forest and then join an exclusive navigation to the Marble Chapels.

NOTE The planned excursion implies crossing the border into Chile, if this is not possible at the time of the excursion, the original program will be modified. Instead, we will offer our journey along Route 41 to travel this scenic road that in less than 100km ascends from 200m high to 1500m, thus being the highest road in Southern Patagonia and crossing four well-differentiated environments: steppe, Andean forest, high altitude grassland and high mountains.
Accommodation at Antigua Patagonia Lodge.
We begin the tour taking Route 40, spotting a large amount of native fauna, crossing the Cañadón Caracoles until we arrive at the Cueva de las Manos Interpretation Center.

The deep canyon of the Pinturas River is home to the most important archaeological site in Patagonia. In the so-called Cueva de las Manos, the passage of man through the area has been recorded, reflected in cave paintings, over a period of almost ten thousand years. The proposal consists of emulating our ancestors and accessing the site by the same footprint that they knew how to use in ancient times.
After this visit, we will explore in a simple trekking the striking Lands of Colors to finally stay at La Posta de los Toldos, within the Portal Pinturas of Patagonia Park. It is a new nature refuge for hiking, stargazing, and wildlife viewing and interpretation led by the Rewilding Argentina Foundation.
Accommodation at Antigua Patagonia Lodge.
Return to the Comodoro Rivadavia airport with a visit to the RNP Caleta Olivia wolfhouse, anticipating arrival at 1:00 p.m.

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