Tasha Williams
Written by Tasha Williams Travel Consultant – Chile & Argentina

Updated: July 05, 2023
Published: January 18, 2017

Head on view of Jeep in Patagonia

When you’re traveling through a place as stunning as Patagonia, why not travel in comfort, safety and in style?! Choosing between a Safari vehicle adventure vs a rental car in Patagonia should be an easy decision...

Yes, the view is the same, BUT, the experience is totally different from the front seat of your very own luxury Safari vehicle

At Quasar Expeditions, we want to offer you the best and most unique ways to explore the wonders of this wild and jaw-dropping landscape. So, we’ve partnered with Jeep® to offer you a flexible and adventurous way to experience Patagonia as it should be seen; privately, intimately and spectacularly!

Why a Safari Tour in Patagonia?

When we hand you the keys to your Patagonia Safari vehicle, we’re not only offering you a vehicle to get from A to B. We’re setting you up with everything you need to truly experience Patagonia’s rugged and remarkable landscape! This includes expedition manuals, a top-of-the-line navigation system, satellite tracking and your own satellite phone. Even though you are in one of the most remote areas on the planet, you have the assistance and support 24/7 from our ground team in Patagonia.

Driving a Jeep on a Patagonia Safari

Driving in Patagonia, you’ll experience the full spectrum of terrains! From paved, main roads to dirt, loose gravel and uneven ground, Quasar's vehicle fleets & engines have plenty of grunt and torque to take you wherever you want to go!

With advanced safety features and superb off-road capabilities, you’ll also be well-equipped to handle Patagonia’s unpredictable climate. Sun, rain, wind or snow, Quasar's capability will help to make sure nothing stops you from going that extra mile off the beaten path.

And, don’t forget fuel efficiency! Quasar's safari vehicles are rated at 17 miles per gallon or better in the city and 21 miles per gallon rating on the highway so you won’t need to spend a fortune on gas either!

Vehicle Size

The Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon comfortably seats up to 4 adults and 1 child under 12. There’s plenty of trunk space for your luggage too, with about 46 cubic feet of space behind the back seats.

If you’re traveling in a larger group, simply reserve multiple Jeeps! This will also give you the added flexibility to take separate side-trips to please everyone. We also provide you with handy VHF radios to communicate between vehicles while on the road.

Two Jeeps on a Quasar Patagonia Overland Safari heading towards Perito Moreno

Standard Inclusions

All of our Quasar Jeeps® are equipped with on-board Garmin® navigation systems. These are pre-programmed with your route, destinations and hotels so you never get lost, even if you’ve chosen a self-guided option.

Each vehicle is also fitted with its own iPad, that has a custom-built APP that will have your personalized itinerary on it. The App will also include a multi-media system that acts as your very own tour guide, highlighting points of interest and playing informational videos along the way so you can get the most from your journey.

Specially equipped Jeep® for satellite navigation on a Patagonia Overland Safari

You’ll also be able to use local guides throughout your safari who can direct you through a range of different side-excursions.

And just so you’re ready for anything your adventure might throw at you, we’ve also included as standard:

  • Binoculars (1 pair).
  • A VHF radio.
  • First aid kit.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Satellite tracker.
  • Satellite phone.
  • Cooler filled with drinks and snacks for the week.

Quasar Expeditions’ Patagonia Overland Safaris

Using our local knowledge, we’ve crafted 2 Jeep® safari itineraries that’ll take you to bucket list destinations throughout Patagonia!

Spend 6 days exploring Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park or take 9 days to add in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, including the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier. Both options will have you driving through majestic valleys, hiking among granite horns and towers and kayaking or fly fishing in pristine alpine lakes.

We know everyone likes to travel differently so there are 3 Quasar Jeep® safari options to suit your style:

  • With a guide in your Jeep®.
  • With a guide in an accompanying Jeep®.
  • Self-guided with support from our Patagonia team.

Regardless of which option you choose, Jeeps® legendary power and capability is by far the best way to truly experience this ‘go anywhere, do anything’ adventure. You don’t need to sacrifice luxury, comfort or style to satisfy your adventurous soul – do both, choose Jeep®.

To help even more with your decision on a Jeep vs renting a car in Patagonia, below are links to even more reasons why a Jeep is your best choice!

Read about Men’s Journal writer, Matt Bell’s experience on our 8-day self-guided Wild Patagonia excursion here.

Then, start planning your Patagonia Luxury Tour for an overland Jeep exploration in the Land of Giants!

Tasha Williams
By Tasha Williams
Travel Consultant – Chile & Argentina

Hello! My name is Tasha. I love to travel to see new places and meet new people. I am passionate about creating unique travel experiences for adventurous travelers with a desire to see some of the most remote corners of South America. I have traveled extensively to Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Galapagos, Ecuador and many other areas of this wild continent and I am eager to share my knowledge with the world.