This iconic highway stretches approximately 5000km along the border of Argentina. Known simply to the Argentinians as 'La Cuarenta' or 40, it has gathered a reputation as one of the world's wildest and least-travelled roads.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara travelled along much of it in his famous Motorcycle Diaries which engrained it even further into national legend.
Ruta 40 winds its way through Patagonia past alpine lakes and glaciers, snowy mountain peaks and through native forest. Along the way, it's possible to veer off and visit some of Patagonia's most famous sites which we've outline below.
Trips along the Ruta 40
Incredible destinations to stop at along the way
A bustling city famous for its vineyards with a lively nightlife and famous restaurants.
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Patagonia is a vast and varied region, with a wealth of things to see and do, a range of places to stay and a limited transport network.
Why not let us do the hard work for you? Our team of experts will work with you to design a 2–3 week adventure to your exact requirements, from hiking and horse-riding trips to wine-tasting tours and undiscovered lodges.
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Group Tours of Patagonia
Group tours range from luxury to rugged, overland trips. They are typically for 2-3 weeks and explore all the main sites.
Great for solo travellers and those on a budget, group tours come packaged with fixed itineraries, dates, and prices, making them easy to plan around. Group sizes tend to be around 15 travellers at most and you'll really get to know each other as you make your way across Patagonia together.