BEYOND ADVENTURE

 THE BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA 

- SANTIAGO DE CHILE TO LIMA

The wonders of South America set the stage for your incredible endeavours in a Porsche. This vastly under-explored continent was once home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations. With its historical ancestry, South America has charm, beauty, and elegance unparalleled, and is simply begging to be explored. The continent’s sheer geographical scale and diversity is striking and well worth seeing and exploring.

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BEYOND ADVENTURE SOUTH AMERICA – South America offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
An amazing mix of highlights upon highlights. The home of the world’s oldest civilizations which mysteriously disappeared, welcome you to reveal its sacred places. The diversity of landscapes and geographic altitude will astonish you all the way. Rainforests, deserts, and coastal areas will be yours to explore. The mysterious Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca Atacama Desert is the driest place on the planet – all of this for you to explore. Your journey starts in Santiago de Chile and within a few days you will reach Bolivia and the amazing Uyuni salt pans (salt flats) - the place where not many get the chance to drive
on their ‘own’ Porsche. But before you need to cross the Andes, and the Atacama Desert - so dry that not even bacteria can
live there.   Yes, with Beyond Adventure we start where others stop and create driving adventures far from ordinary.

 

A combination of intense driving, hard stages and need of good navigation skills but spiced up with great accommodation, food and wine. As though the route with its immense diversity and bucket-list components is not already epic in itself, experience this self-drive adventure in not just any 4x4 but our exceptional and specially prepared Porsche 911 and Porsche Cayenne. Cars you definitely do not usually see much in this part of the world and on those roads and terrain. Each day brings so many new surprises and unexpected challenges for drivers and cars. It is nearly impossible to describe all here – you simply have to experience it yourself.

EXCELLENCE PAIRED WITH PASSION, ADVENTURE, AND PRECISION 

Beyond Adventure is all about exploring the world on passionate and unique driving adventures. Getting from A to B will become your experience, not just transport. We offer you to explore “bucket-list” destinations, all behind the steering wheel of the most suitable vehicle for the challenges. We dare to motivate you to go where no one normally goes and we want to exceed your expectations with our one-of-its-kind concepts. We redefine automotive adventures and via distinctive customer teamwork, you can extend your network and create friendships. When joining Beyond Adventure you will become part of a passionate team and will immediately feel our uniqueness in how we do things. Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure was established by Jan Kalmar – an adventurer, petrol head, and extreme driver who is constantly exploring the planet on four wheels. This life-long passion has led to an extensive network. Jan has bent the limits for automotive challenges for over 20 years and even set world records in the process.

INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

 

For us the experience must be distinctive - we supply the best service wherever we go but never lose the flexibility and individual approach. Therefore have we developed an unique Classic Rally-Style Driving Concept for Beyond Adventure, not competing for the fastest time but instead for the most precise timing. This means you drive and navigate by yourself independently. Of course, the support team is always close by and for the most challenging stages, the entire group stays together.

 

YOUR TEAM

The passion for adventures is deep within our vastly experienced event team. We always aim for the best possible comfort and always ensure you are never alone. In case of an emergency, break down or a simple puncture, there is a solution assisted by the Beyond Adventure team. So, although you drive solo, you are never alone, even in the most remote areas. On special adventures a Beyond Adventure paramedic is present to ensure medical assistance in an unlikely emergency. The same goes for vehicle issues if needed a specially trained technician is on site.

 

For all Beyond Adventures the team always includes a local guide to explain about the area and inform about local habits and traditions, simply to widen your horizon – as Hans Christian Andersen said: “to travel is to live.” Behind the scenes, a team of travel experts is on alert from start to finish following your progress via GPS tracking for your safety and comfort – always ready to support. The experience starts already when signing in, from that moment you can always rely on our support. Our adventure starts at the arrival airport. From here all is taken care of all the way to the departure airport. Get ready to explore the world you never knew existed... The extraordinary world!

Let the  adventure begin,

 

Jan Kalmar

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DAY 1

As big busy capitals are not our first choice we start out south of Santiago de Chile where we will lodge in one of the most spectacular properties in all of Chile. The whole roof structure is made out of titanium as a start! After landing, you are shuttled from the airport to your hotel so you can relax after a long travel and can adapt to the time and speed of South America. In the evening after a short welcome, a relaxed Welcome Dinner at the hotel will follow and will have time to get to know the entire team you will share this unforgettable experience with.

 

 

Total KM: 0

VIK VINE LODGE at 272m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 2

Today is all about getting to know the entire team, the route and of course your car and all the equipment. In addition, we will introduce you to some easy “self-help” solutions and important emergency procedures. After all the introduction and it is time to enjoy this amazing place even more before we start our dinner. And do not go to bed too late - tomorrow the real driving adventure begins! 

Total KM: 0

VIK VINE LODGE at 272m a.s.l.

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DAY 3

 

The majestic Andes Mountain range is waiting to be crossed. We start out with the highlight of the day – the climb on ‘Los Caracoles’, an unforgettable winding road before we glimpse the highest mountain in the Americas “Aconcagua”. We pass the city of Santiago de Chile in the search of the wine region on the other side before we enter Argentina. The destination for today is an idyllic wine estate. Look forward to watching the sunset over the wine-yards and the Andes as a back drop. In the evening you will get an introduction to the local tango while an Argentinian barbecue is enjoyed.  

Total KM: 497

CAVAS VINE LODGE at 996m a.s.l.

 

DAY 4

 

Today we have the longest driving day of the whole Adventure measured in km, so an early start is needed. In the morning long and straight roads all the way to Mendoza. We stop for a quick “on-the-go lunch” at Ischigualasto Provincial Park to discover the UNESCO site “Valley of the Moon”, Natural Patrimony of the Humanity. In this area, one of the oldest dinosaurs, Eoraptor Lunensis, was found. After lunch “fast roads ahead” with smooth gravel sections to keep the “attention-level” high all the time. Yes, a long drive but again, what a reward at the end! Today we rest in our own little wine estate where wine-tasting is on the menu together with a welcoming local dinner.

 

Total KM: 747

HOTEL CHANARMUYO at 1720m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 5

 

Today there are mostly paved roads. Despite its 400 km, it will pass in a blink of an eye. We drive what many consider to be
a part of the Pan-Americana highway. 

 

A network of roads over 25,800 km which at some point used to be the Inca road connected Cusco with the rest of the empire. After a fast drive, Cafayate will open up its gates with traditional colonial attire. Optionally play a round of golf, go horseback riding or simply relax at the pool or in the spa. In the evening enjoy good local wine which you will get to know at our private wine tasting.

 

Total KM: 411

HOTEL GRACE ARGENTINA at 1615m a.s.l.

 

DAY 6

 

This morning we meet some of the best roads as they feature stretches of gravel, sand, and dirt roads. We will drive by Quebrada de las Flechas with amazing slanted rock outcrops to both sides of the road. Hard to describe, must be seen! Lunch is in a colonial hacienda well hidden in a small village on our route, zigzagging between beautiful vistas. On the route today we will find a natural mix of towns where time seems to have stopped.

 

As we drive away towards Salta we might encounter traffic. But do not worry! We will turn off the main road and pass by tobacco fields and head straight into the jungle...  Yes, the Jungas jungle! Hard to believe as the driest place on the planet is just five hours drive from here. We invite you to test your cooking skills as you will create your own dinner tonight. Simply another day to remember.

Total KM: 292 

HOUSE OF JASMINES at 1308m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 7

Wide-open tarmac roads are on the menu first while still being in civilization in Salta and later on fast and open gravel roads. Now we start to ascent from the warmer ‘lowlands’ up to the ridge of the Andes. Welcome to Chile! A quick picnic lunch at the small border up in the sky at over 4,400 meters where we need to bring warm clothing. And prepare for headaches!

 

Drive over the Andes via Sico Pass, an amazing and smooth descent awaits you before reaching the “oasis-village” of San Pedro de Atacama – an odd tiny village, where all buildings are made of mud.

Total KM: 451

TIERRA ATACAMA at 2334m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 8

Wake up in an oasis in the desert.  Enjoy the pool or visit the spa. But before you enter Argentina again, there are a few things to see today through the windscreen of your now heavily used, but by now beloved car if you feel like some extra driving.

 

The “valley of the moon” awaits those who can’t get enough of driving in the morning. The afternoon is yours to explore the “shopping area”. But maybe the true highlight here is that you are “only” at 2,400m altitude - so you will feel strong. An optional mountain bike trip or even a horseback ride can be organized.

 

Total KM: 30

TIERRA ATACAMA at 2334m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 9

 

There will be times when you will not like us! You will have to get up early and there is a marathon-drive ahead. You drive in endless remoteness humbled by the sheer nature here. The Red Lagoon, pink flamingos, the stone tree, the Siloli Desert, and last but not least, Laguna Verde. With the volcano backdrop, the views are just spectacular.

 

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On the edge of the Atacama Desert, we will have lunch. A mix of moon landscape, lagoons, sand, and most of all rocks awaits you. Then it is time to leave the driest desert on the planet and to enjoy a short smooth tarmac drive before you enter the magical Uyuni Salt Pans with a fast driving part. Our destination for today a hotel made entirely from salt! Enjoy a relaxed dinner on the roof terrasse overviewing the pans.

 

Total KM: 476

PALACIO DE SAL at 3650m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 10

 

Today will be one of the overall Adventure highlights - “racing” on the world’s largest salt pans covering over 10,000 sq. km area is simply mind-blowing.  A place even noted by Neil Armstrong from the moon. 


A driving experience is only possible here with the scenery hard to understand. Try the fantastic photo opportunities when playing with the horizon. Today there is a special challenge waiting! A top speed challenge for those daring to try... Yes, you can go top speed if brave enough and if conditions allow. This is simply one of those unique places that will remain in your memory forever.

 

Full of smiles you will go back to the Salt hotel. Optionally you can stay out on the pans and sleep in an Airstream after having enjoyed a BBQ dinner and a chilly sunset in the middle of the salt pans under billions of stars.

 

 

Total KM: 200

PALACIO DE SAL and optionally Airstreams at 3650m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 11

 

Today will be another hardcore day. We start early and get ready for one the toughest self-drive stages of the entire Adventure. Navigate your car north and exit the spectacular Uyuni Salt Pans, almost solely on gravel roads where you can grab your picnic along the “road” from the cool box in the car. Later on, you reach the buzzing and highest major city in the world La Paz. A Police escort is making it easier to enter jointly as intense traffic brings you “back to reality. In the evening we will go to the Gustu restaurant - owned by the Dane who is also behind the world-known Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. 

 

Total KM: 507

HOTEL MET LA PAZ at 3297 m a.s.l.

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DAY 12

 

We will be safely escorted out of La Paz. After hopefully a smooth ride through the suburbs of La Paz we head towards
the next border-crossing. This will be a chaotic one so we grab our lunch from the cool boxes and since today there is no rally timing there is no stress. The next stop: Lake Titicaca, and it is huge - in fact, it is the largest lake in South America, and the Andean belief, the lake is the birthplace of the sun.

 

It is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,860 meters and you will sleep directly at its shores. The slight headache might not only come from the wine last night... In the afternoon take a special boat trip to the Uros, where you will meet the indigenous people who are living on these unique man-made islands. A totally different world, but a real eye-opener...

Total KM: 246

HOTEL TITILAKA at 3818m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 13

 

Today both you and the car will struggle for air. Although the route is somewhat less twisty, the views are just as magnificent. Enjoy your lunch at an authentic lunch spot at over 4,000 meters altitude from where you can watch the extraordinary world below.  

 

Reach the Sacred Valley and drive down to the lofty plains of Altiplano. Dinner awaits you when you arrive at the tranquil Andean hideaway where tomorrow the Urubamba River welcomes you with a view of picturesque snow-covered mountain peaks. 2 nights you will be staying here...

 

 

Total KM: 503

HOTEL BELMOND at 2865m a.s.

 

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DAY 14

 

Today will for many be a highlight as it is time for a full-day devoted to the magic and mystery of Machu Picchu.

A train will take you to the base while you enjoy lunch on board. In the last part of the way, you will take a private bus
with a guide ready to present this ancient wonder of the world. Located 2,430 meters above sea level, these majestic city ruins will literally take your breath away. When all are done with sightseeing, take the train back and enjoy dinner on board.

Total KM: 0

HOTEL BELMOND at 2865m a.s

 

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DAY 15

 

Today is one of the marathon days of the Rally… So get ready. With 643 km of Andes roads awaiting a bit of “Rally” is needed and please DON’T miss the fuel point! A combination of serpentine roads and small Inka tracks will surely be a memory for life and you need to challenge a narrow hanging bridge.

 

You choose the best picnic points along the road to enjoy your carry-on food before descending the Andes. We end our drive when we arrive at the village of Nazca. Being back in lower altitudes take a deep breath and relax at an authentic Hacienda.

Total KM: 643

HOTEL MAJORO at 635m a.s.l..

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DAY 16

 

When being here, of course, means we cannot miss a flight over the famous lines in small planes. On purpose we do not have breakfast until after the flight as this can be a bit “bumpy”. You start your dusty ride, as you return to the Pan-American Highway where the average speed is set to increase before entering the desert again.

We put up the next challenge where you have to work hard to get out on the other end. You might feel you have landed on the moon as you enter the dunes. You should certainly make the most out of this unique environment and spy sea-lions and maritime birds.

The reward of the day is a relaxed dinner served right at the Pacific Coast, where you listen to local tales and legends around the campfire – just perfect before an early night beneath the stars in our own camp, nestled at the foot of the dunes.

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Total KM: 134

BEYOND ADVENTURE CAMP at 13m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 17

Today we jointly set out into the Nazca desert and will work our way back from our Camp. Today will not be “a walk in the park” as we clearly exceed what the cars are made for.

 

After the overdrive we head straight back to the Pan-American Highways and navigate north. A relaxing tarmac drive today, along the spectacular coastline reaching Lima with it’s almost 12 million inhabitants.

 

The classic rally results will be announced and celebrated at our well-deserved farewell dinner at the hotel where it is time to say “see you next time” to all the similar-minded adventurers, whom you have shared this unique experience with.

 

Total KM: 382

HOTEL B at 72m a.s.l.

 

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DAY 18

 

This marks the end of this once-in-a-lifetime endeavour…. It is time to leave South America . Depending on your flight schedule, you will be shuttled to the airport of Lima.  Alternatively, take some extra days to relax in the area or it can be you want to travel further.

 

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SOUTH AMERICA  IS: 

 • Ultimate mix of highlights in the area

 • Tracking lost civilizations

 • High altitudes and coastal area

 • Unique accommodation

 • Nazca and Atacama Desert

 • Uyuni Salt Pans

 • Machu Picchu and Lake Titikaka

SOUTH AMERICA  IS NOT: 

 • Lots of long days behind the steering wheel 

 • Easy smooth drive 

 • Always with enough oxygen 

 • A place where a suit and tie is needed

 

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DURATION AND DATES: 

18 days (13 driving days)  ~ 5, 500 km

CARS: 

We offer 2 different options:

Porsche 911 (964/993) KALMAR RS

Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS

PRICES PER PERSON: 

Price upon request 

Including: 

  • Beyond Adventure vehicle

  • 17 overnights

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners and all non-alcoholic drinks

  • Beyond Adventure organization 

  • All transfers 

  • GSM / satellite data connection 

Excluding flights to Santiago de Chile  International Airport and from Lima International Airport to your home destination.

MISC: 

Group Size: Min. 10 - max. 12 participants. More waves possible if needed to cover demand. Information correct at time of publishing, due to the nature of the projects changes can occur 

CONTACT: 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at office@jankalmar.com or call: +45 31 12 11 01 (also available on WhatsApp).

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