13 Day Chile & Argentina with Patagonia's Glaciers

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2 Santiago, 1 Puerto Natales, 2 Torres del Paine, 3 El Calafate, 3 Buenos Aires
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Take a city tour of Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile View the astonishing Balmaceda Glacier, habitat of cormorants and sea lions Visit Torres del Paine, one of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the sophisticated “Paris of South America” Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires with professional Argentine dancers †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

What's this trip about?

    2 Santiago, 1 Puerto Natales, 2 Torres del Paine, 3 El Calafate, 3 Buenos Aires

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • El Calafate
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Patagonia
  • Santiago

Trip includes

    • Flights Miami-Santiago, Buenos Aires-Miami Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges All intra-flights: Santiago-Punta Arenas, El Calafate-Buenos Aires 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Santiago 1 night Puerto Natales 2 nights Torres del Paine 3 nights El Calafate 3 nights Buenos Aires Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of English-speaking local guides Entrance fees per itinerary

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Chile
Depart for Chile

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Santiago
Welcome to Chile! Morning arrival in the energetic capital city of Santiago; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend a Welcome Drink and Dinner together with you Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Then get a good night's rest before the ...
DAY 3, Friday - Santiago City Tour
This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit ...
DAY 4, Saturday - Fly to Punta Arenas, Cerro Negro Ranch, Travel to Puerto Natales
Today, transfer to the airport early in the morning for your flight to Punta Arenas, the Southernmost tip of Chile, jumping-off point to the rugged landscape of Patagonia. Upon arrival, drive to Puerto Natales. Along the way, stop at Cerro Negro Ranch, to savor a traditi...
DAY 5, Sunday - Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers
Get ready for an extraordinary day! Begin in the port of Puerto Natales, where you board a boat and sail through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord. The flora is dominated by different species of beech trees, Calafate, Chilco and Canelo among others. Along the way, view cormoran...
DAY 6, Monday - Full Day Expedition to Torres del Paine*
Spend the day in Torres del Paine National Park declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. With its soaring granite pillars dominating the landscape, it is surely one of the most unspoiled and impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere. Stand in awe at the Nordenskj...
DAY 7, Tuesday - Explore Torres del Paine, Travel to El Calafate*
Depart this morning for Torres del Paine to further explore this breathtaking national park that is surrounded by imposing snow-capped mountain peaks. Guanacos, a type of llama, can be seen wandering around on the Patagonian plains, as well as rheas, sheep, foxes, eagles...
DAY 8, Wednesday - Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park*
A day you have been waiting for! Journey to the unforgettable Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park, created in 1937, is the largest ice cap outside of Antarctica and Greenland with an ice field that cont...
DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day Boat Excursion to Glaciers National Park*
At the pier, board a boat that will take you on an extraordinary excursion to view some of the world's most spectacular glaciers. Sail across the North Arm of Lago Argentino to reach the Upsala Channel, with sightings of the huge Barrier Iceberg and Upsala Glacier, South...
DAY 10, Friday - Fly to Buenos Aires
Travel today on a flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent as you arrive in this 19th century "Paris of South America" with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day i...
DAY 11, Saturday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class ba...
DAY 12, Sunday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture...
DAY 13, Monday - Depart Argentina
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

*The Day 5 through Day 9 itinerary may be modified depending on weather conditions, safety, and the decision of the local guides/captain of the boat.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2023

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Optional Activities
Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours. OnDay : 11 Price : $79 Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room. As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 12 Price : $99 Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting Depart from the hotel towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 135 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, Chardonnay, Syrah, Carignan and others. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel. Approximate tour duration is approximately 4 hours. OnDay : 3 Price : $29
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Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Santiago-Punta Arenas & El Calafate-Buenos Aires.

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