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We booked our flight to from Amsterdam to Santiago de Chile via Madrid with Iberia. Back from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam via Madrid.


We also booked ahead the flights from El Calafate to Buenos Aires, from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú and from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro.


We booked only two hostels ahead.

The hostel in Santiago de Chile was booked ahead. And the hostel in Rio de Janeiro we booked ahead. To my surprise the prices in Rio are really high and most hotels are booked full because of the New Year. If I new this I planned the journey the other way around. Finally we decided to book a hotel in a slum (Favela) for the crazy price of € 36 per person per night. This hostel is owned by a German man who married a Brazilian woman and started a hostel there. On January 2 the prices go normal again, so we decided not to book for this last day but wait to see what it’s like in the Favela.  

We made a global planning of the route:


Santiago 3 nights

Chillán 2 nights

Temucó 1 night

Pucón  3 nights

Puerto Monnt 3 nights – including excursion of 1 night in island Chiloe

Bariloche 7 nights

4 nights to get to El Calafate by excursion

El Calafate 3 nights

2 nights spare

Buenos Aires 5 nights

Iguzú Falls 2 nights

Foz do Iguazu 1 night

Rio de Janeiro 4 nights


Chosen travel guide: Footprint Chile and Footprint Argentina

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