Anchorage to Ushuaia

Anchorage to Ushuaia information and booking

from
$14465
  • Duration
    207
    days
  • Physical rating
    8
  • Culture Shock
    8
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Departs from
Anchorage
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities), Cabin, Camping (with basic facilities), Camping (with facilities), Guesthouse, Hogan, Homestay, Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Budget
Honduras airport tax
Transportation
Boat, Ferry, Overland vehicle, Plane, Train
Important Notes
Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

Highlights

Visit the Athabasca Falls, the most magnificent in the Canadian Rockies , Uncover geysers in the USA’s Yellowstone National Park , Tour of a tequila distillery in Mexico - ole! , Be taken on a guided tour of Guatemalan ancient ruins , Bask on Belize’s tropical island of Caye Caulker , Venture deep into El Salvador’s El Imposible National Park , Bathe in the Caribbean waters of Honduras’s Roatan Island , Encounter the volcano at Masaya, Nicaragua , Discover the Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde in Costa Rica , Get acquainted with Panama City , Feel the rhythm during a night of live Colombian music , Experience the beauty of the Ecuadorian rainforest , Spot condors at Peru’s Colca Canyon , Call shotgun in a jeep and set off across the salt flats of Bolivia , Explore and trek Chile’s rugged Torres del Paine National Park , Sip local wine and go whitewater rafting in Argentina

Tour description provided by Intrepid

As far as ultimate American adventures go, this trip from Anchorage to Ushuaia ticks all the boxes. Spanning the length of the entire spine of the Americas, all the way from Alaska down to the tip of Argentina, this 207-day adventure is nothing short of epic. Starting in Anchorage, Alaska, the tour ventures down through Canada, then the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and finally ends in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost city. Loaded with culture, history, architecture and bountiful nature, this incredible American adventure will leave you breathless. This exciting itinerary may be full of trekking up volcanoes, exploring vibrant cities, kayaking down emerald rivers, snorkelling over reefs and taking part in all manor of outdoor and cultural activities, but there is also a great balance of down time too, with beaches, forests and unspoilt nature to be enjoyed and relaxed in. So if you’re after a life-affirming, awe-inspiring and never-to-be-forgotten adventure, then this epic trip is it.

Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage
Enjoy free time to explore the delights of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
Day 2 Seward/Kenai Fjords National Park
Marvel at the sights and sounds of Kenai Fjords National Park, and witness the remarkable Portage Glacier.
Days 4-6 Denali National Park
Go grizzly-bear spotting on a guided tour of Denali National Park. Perhaps go on a scenic flight over Mount McKinley.
Days 7-8 Maclaren
Contrast time spent in a traditional lodge with camping in among the wilds of the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Days 9-10 McCarthy/Wrangell-St Elias National Park
Explore the walking trails, tranquil lakes, open grasslands and untamed beauty of Wrangell-St Elias National Park – the largest national park in the USA.
Day 11 Tok
Wander through the small Alaskan town of Tok; a major centre for dogsledding. Don’t pass up the opportunity to view the renowned dog-sleigh exhibition.
Days 12-13 Dawson
Travel amid stunning scenery 300 kms along the ‘Top of the World Highway’ before entering Dawson City, Canada, which was once a hub of activity for gold prospectors.
Day 14 Whitehorse
The capital of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse is a lovely town to explore and relax in, especially at the hot springs located just near camp.
Day 15 Cotton Lake
After a long day of driving through the incredible British Colombian countryside, chill out with a book or wander along the shores of Cotton Lake.
Days 16-17 Hyder
Cross back into the USA and camp in Hyder, the ideal location to explore the Misty Fjords National Park.
Day 18 Hazelton
Head into the famed Rocky Mountains, stopping for an awesome cultural experience at the Ksan Indian Village in Hazelton.
Days 19-20 Jasper National Park
Arrive in Jasper amid amazing scenery. Choose to wander along some of the area's magnificent hiking trails or take the tramway in Whistler for awe-inspiring views over the mountains.
Days 21-24 Banff National Park
Located in the heart of the Rockies, Banff has excellent bars and restaurants, excellent hiking and heaps of exciting activities to discover.
Days 25-26 Glacier National Park
Return to the USA, and stop off at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to learn the history of America’s buffaloes en route to Glacier National Park, where amazing glaciers and world-class trekking await.
Days 27-28 Yellowstone National Park/Gardiner
Make tracks to the famed Yellowstone National Park and its famous geysers while keeping eyes peeled for moose, bison, elk and grizzly or black bears.
Day 29 Jackson Hole/Grand Teton National Park
Stopover at Grand Teton National Park, with its spectacular mountain scenery and range of exciting outdoor activities to be had. Then it’s off to Jackson Hole, the home of the rodeo!
Day 30 Salt Lake City
The most populated city in Utah and the home of Mormon culture, Salt Lake City has some fascinating history and the beautiful Great Salt Lake to discover.
Days 31-33 Moab/Arches National Park/Canyonlands National Park
Visit the rocky scenery, countless canyons and meandering rivers of the Arches and Canyonlands national parks, both having perfect for mini-adventures and off-the-beaten-track exploring.
Day 34 Monument Valley
Arrive in the iconic Monument valley – the film set for countless Western movies. Stop off at Mexican Hat and Gooseneck State Park on the way and soak up the breathtaking scenery.
Day 35 Lake Powell
Witness the Navajo National Monument before heading into Arizona to stay beside the impressive Lake Powell.
Day 36 Bryce Canyon National Park
End a full day of driving by camping in beautiful Kodachrome Basin State Park.
Day 37 Bryce Canyon National Park/Zion National Park
Appreciate the dramatic-looking hoodoos at Bryce Canyon and discover the electrifying Zion National Park. Take to the trails for unsurpassed hiking or perhaps see its beautiful waterways by kayak or tube.
Days 38-39 Las Vegas
Get an eye-full of the remarkable Hoover Dam then it’s off to Vegas for bright city lights, casino hopping and non-stop entertainment.
Days 40-41 Grand Canyon National Park
The awesomeness of the Grand Canyon can’t be described in words – it just has to be seen to be realised. Discover its magnitude on optional treks, walks or even from the skies.
Day 42 Phoenix
From the Grand Canyon we head south through Arizona and towards the Mexican border. Tonight we camp in the Phoenix area.
Day 43 Nogales
Spend a final night in the USA camping at the border town of Nogales.
Days 44-45 Guaymas/Mazatlan
Say ‘hola’ to Mexico as the trip drives down the Pacific coast.
Days 46-47 Sayulita
Hang ten in the surfing town of Sayulit, where beach camping offers the ideal opportunity to soak up Mexico's sun, surf and sand - and perhaps testing out any surfing prowess.
Day 48 Tequila
Taste the local tipple at Tequila, which has the smell of blue agave – from which tequila is distilled – hanging thickly in the air. Bottoms up!
Days 49-50 Angahuan
As the gateway to the Paricutin Volcano, Angahuan is the perfect place from which to trek around – or up - this epic Mexican volcano.
Days 51-52 Mexico City
With the world’s largest metropolitan area and home to some 20 million people – there’s plenty of action in Mexico City. Make the most of the local heritage, indulge in culinary masterpieces, watch life go by in the Alameda Central or jump into the nightlife.
Days 53-54 Oaxaca
Enjoy staying at a traditional posada. Take a look around the resplendent colonial city of Oaxaca before taking a guided tour around the Zapotec Ruins.
Days 55-57 San Cristobal De Las Casas
Stay in a family run hotel and enjoy a boat trip down the Sumidero Canyon during a stay in the lovely San Cristobel de las Casas.
Day 58 Yaxchilan
Pay a visit to the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan before hopping aboard a boat to see the impressive murals of Bonampak.
Days 59-60 Palenque
Encounter the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha en route to Palenque, where the sight of this incredible, ruined city rising from the jungle is truly something to behold.
Day 61 Merida
As the state capital of Yucatan, Merida boasts thriving markets and a bustling nightlife.
Day 62 Chichen Itza
A short drive to Chichen Itza reveals one of the most spectacular Mayan sites in Central America, where the daily light and sound show is sure to impress.
Days 63-64 Tulum
Reach the Caribbean Coast for some blissful camping on a remote beach near Xpu Ha. Then, venture to the alluring clifftop ruins of Maya-Toltec.
Days 65-68 Caye Caulker
Wave goodbye to Mexico as a boat trip moves on to Caye Caulker in Belize. Relaxing to the max is compulsory on this idyllic Caribbean island.
Days 69-70 San Ignacio
Head to the Belize mainland, where there’s time to have a nosey around Belize City before moving on to San Ignacio – a beautiful town with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy or a place to simply relax.
Day 71 Tikal
Drive across to Guatemala and be dumbstruck by the Mayan ruins of Tikal, with its temples hiding among the tropical jungle.
Day 72 Poptun
Get to know what local life is like in Guatemala while spending time on a working farm in Poptun.
Day 73 Livingston
Soak up the unique Caribbean feel of the town and enjoy a splash in the local hot pools.
Day 74 San Andres Itzapa
Jump aboard another boat and travel along the Rio Dulce to arrive in San Andres Itzapa where we spend the night at a community project assisting victims of domestic violence.
Days 75-77 Panajachel/Lake Atitlan/Chichicastenango
Soak up the atmosphere of Panajachel, which is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Perhaps embark on an optional boat trip around the lake that takes in the surrounding villages. The following day, visit Chichicastenango and its fantastic, multi-coloured market.
Days 78-79 Antigua
Appreciate the last couple of days in Guatemala by delving into the charms and wonder of Antigua.
Days 80-81 El Imposible National Park
Discover the verdant forest and biological diversity of stunning El Imposible National Park, complete with pumas, tigrillos and black crested eagles.
Day 82 Cerro Verde National Park
Experience amazing views of surrounding volcanoes and countryside in Cerro Verde National Park.
Day 83 Suchitoto
Wander the colourful streets of Suchitoto, which are lined cobblestone roads that lead to beautiful whitewashed houses.
Days 84-85 Copan
Get up close to the ancient ruins of Copan, one of Honduras’s most striking Mayan sites.
Days 86-88 Roatan Island
Relax in the blissful, crystal-clear waters of Roatan Island, home to gorgeous beaches, intriguing mangroves and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Day 89 Lake Yojoa
Visit Lake Yojoa, where an overnight lakeside camp is the ideal opportunity to take in the surroundings.
Day 90 Leon
Enter Nicaragua and head to the university town of Leon, peppered with derelict buildings and walls adorned with political murals and graffiti.
Day 91 Masaya National Park
Experience the wondrous crater and lava flows belonging to the active volcano in the heart of the Masaya National Park.
Day 92 Granada
Explore the oldest city of the ‘new world’, Granada, which is rich in colonial history and a beautiful place to visit.
Days 93-94 Ometepe Island
Cross Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, to Isla Ometepe, where two volcanoes, lush vegetation and a wide range of wildlife await.
Days 95-96 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano National Park
See Arenal Volcano’s glowing lava flow at night, and marvel at this beautiful area's majesty during the day.
Days 97-98 Monteverde
Stay within the rainforest at Costa Rica’s Monteverde, and perhaps witness some of the diverse local flora and fauna during a visit to the Cloud Forest Reserve.
Day 99 San Jose
Pay a visit to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, and get to know its intriguing neighbourhoods, vibrant markets and lively nightlife.
Days 100-101 Manuel Antonio National Park
Sleep in cabins set within the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park, embarking on jungle walks, relaxing on palm-lined beaches or swimming in cerulean waters.
Days 102-103 Chiriqui
Panama’s ‘wonderland’, Chiriqui, which offers activities like rafting, hiking and volcano walks, as well as pristine beaches and lush tropical forests.
Day 104 Santa Clara
An ideal opportunity to relax, swim in the lovely Pacific Ocean and camp by the beach before heading to Panama City.
Days 105-106 Panama City
Visit the Panama Canal with enough time left to explore the city’s colourful neighbourhoods and soak up the last of the Central American atmosphere.
Days 107-108 Cartagena
Legendary both for its history and beauty, the colonial architecture and huge city walls of Cartagena's picturesque old town perch alongside the sparkling Caribbean.
Days 109-110 Covenas/San Bernardo Islands
Located on the Gulf of Morrosquillo, Covenas is our base for exploring the spectacular San Bernardo islands - a beautiful archipelago with fine beaches and diverse wildlife.
Days 111-112 Medellin
Blessed with a perfect climate and a wealth of culture, Medellin has turned itself around to become one of the most exciting cities in South America.
Days 113-115 Guatapé
Beautifully located beside a lake in rolling countryside, Guatapé is famous for the towering El Peñón de Guatapé, a granite monolith that offers amazing views from the top.
Days 116-118 Manizales
Manizales is a relaxed and friendly city right in the heart of Colombia's coffee region with a comfortable climate and plenty to see and do.
Days 119-120 Cali
The salsa capital of Colombia, Cali is a big and bustling city with a warm climate and a lively social scene in its many fashionable bars and restaurants.
Day 121 Popayan
Nicknamed the White City, Popayan is a beautiful colonial town of whitewashed houses and grand churches encircled by rolling green hills.
Day 122 Ipiales
Set on the Colombian side of the Colombia/Ecuador frontier, Ipiales has some pleasant plazas and the sight of locals using a horse and cart gives it a quaint, countryside feel.
Day 123 Otavalo
Otavalo is a small town famous for its market - villagers from the surrounding countryside descend on the town once a week to sell everything from handmade goods to livestock.
Days 124-125 Quito
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
Days 126-130 Coca/Amazon Jungle
The Amazon Rainforest, over 1.7 billion acres in size and spilling over into 8 countries, is a wondrous place with a bounty of plantlife, animals and fascinating communities.
Days 131-133 Rio Verde
Rio Verde is a beautiful little town set in a valley with great hiking and close to several lovely waterfalls, including the San Miguels falls.
Days 134-135 Chugchilan/Quilotoa Loop
Nestled in amongst the Andes, Chugchilan is a picturesque village with amazing mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails and is a perfect base to explore the area. The Quilotoa Loop starts in Latacunga and journeys through local villages, stunning mountain vistas, cloud forests and valleys, and to the beautiful Laguna Quilotoa.
Day 136 Riobamba
Ecuador's mountain-climbing and trekking capital, Riobamba is a lovely city at the starting point of the Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) train ride.
Days 137-138 Cuenca
With roots tracing back to 8000BC, Cuenca is a fascinating and beautiful city, and World Heritage-listed due to its wonderfully preserved heritage buildings.
Days 139-140 Punta Sal
Gorgeous secluded beaches, blue skies and a relaxed pace of life are on offer in Punta Sal, a lovely beachside town in the very north of Peru.
Days 141-142 Huanchaco
Famed for its 'surfing' fishermen, Huanchaco was once a small fishing village but is now a relaxed beach haven for travellers keen on seeing the nearby ruins.
Days 143-144 Lima
Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
Day 145 Paracas/Ballestas Islands
Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people. With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast.
Day 146 Nazca
Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.
Day 147 Puerto Inca
Puerto Inca is a tiny, sandy place with an abundance of ruins and beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy.
Days 148-149 Arequipa
The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.
Days 150-151 Chivay/Colca Canyon
Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.
Day 152 Raqchi Homestay
Traditional houses, customs and handicrafts are a signature part of Raqchi, a small village just outside of Cuzco.
Days 153-154 Cuzco
Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.
Days 155-158 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo
Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.
Days 159-160 Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.
Day 161 Puno
Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets.
Days 162-163 Lake Titicaca/Copacabana
A lovely little town situated between two hills and looking out over Lake Titicaca, Copacabana has beautiful scenery and coastline, great eateries and a fascinating religious culture.
Days 164-166 La Paz
Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.
Days 167-168 Potosi
The loveliness of Potosi - one of the highest and more fascinating cities in the world - is mirrored by the harshness of its mines and mining history.
Days 169-170 Salar de Uyuni
Popular due to its proximity to the Salar de Uyuni, the town of Uyuni is small and charming, and feels very remote, especially at the photogenic train cemetery. The world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, is a spectacular sight - whether reflecting like a mirror in the wet or cracking during the dry.
Day 171 Bolivian Altiplano
A true wilderness featuring volcanoes, salt pans and colourful lakes, the Bolivian Altiplano stretches out from Lake Titicaca to the borders of Argentina and Chile.
Days 172-173 San Pedro de Atacama
Gorgeous desert landscapes, atmospheric, whitewashed adobe houses and a lively town centre has made San Pedro de Atacama one of Chile's most popular travel destinations.
Days 174-175 Salta
With its well-preserved colonial buildings, candle-lit cafes, fine museums and surrounding natural beauty, Salta is one of Argentina's most charming cities.
Day 176 Cafayate
Vineyards, wineries and artisans dominate the picturesque town of Cafayate and its surrounds, the perfect place to sample some world-class wine, food and scenery.
Days 177-180 Quilmes
The ruined citadel of the Quilmes - a local people displaced in the 17th century by the Spanish - is a fascinating site located in Argentina's Calchaqui Valley.
Day 178 Estancia stay
Set in the picturesque landscape around Rio Ceballos, this traditional Argentine estancia offers the opportunity to live like a gaucho with horse-riding, hiking and sampling an asado (barbecue).
Days 181-183 Mendoza
Famed for its wine and raft of adventure activities, Mendoza is a lovely city to get lost in with its wide streets, excellent eateries and gorgeous plazas.
Days 184-185 Santiago
Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.
Day 186 Salto del Laja
With four beautiful waterfalls cascading from the river Laja, Salto del Laja is a celebrated summer holiday destination surrounded by forests and greenery.
Days 187-188 Pucon
With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.
Days 189-190 Bariloche
Perhaps explore the area around the mountain resort town of Bariloche on horseback or mountain bike, or just stay in town and sample some of the delicious chocolate the region is famous for.
Days 191-194 Carretera Austral
Chile's southern fjord coast is a kaleidoscope of fjords, channels, grassy plains, snow-capped mountains, charming villages, winding roads and virtually-untouched landscapes.
Days 195-197 Los Glaciares National Park/El Chalten
The small village of El Chalten, nestled between picturesque mountains within Glacier National Park, is mainly a campsite for visitors, albeit a spectacular one.
Days 198-199 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate
Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino.
Days 200-204 Torres del Paine National Park
Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.
Day 205 Strait of Magellan
Unpredictable currents and winds, combined with the narrowness of the passage, has made the Straits of Magellan a beautiful yet precarious route for many ships over the centuries.
Days 206-207 Ushuaia
A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.