14 Day South American Glaciers, Forests & Lakes with 4 Day Patagonia Cruise

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3 Buenos Aires, 2 El Calafate, 2 Torres del Paine, 1 Puerto Natales, 4 Cruise
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Tour of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the sophisticated "Paris of South America"
    • Enjoy Tango lessons with professional Argentine Tango Dancers
    • Travel to the Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Visit Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere
    • Tour Puerto Natales, center of Chilean Patagonia, on the shores of the Senoret Channel
    • Discover Patagonia's astonishing scenery and magnificent glaciers on a four-night expedition cruise to Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

What's this trip about?

    3 Buenos Aires, 2 El Calafate, 2 Torres del Paine, 1 Puerto Natales, 4 Cruise

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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


  • South America


  • Buenos Aires
  • El Calafate
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Patagonia
  • Torres del Paine National Park

Trip includes

    • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
    • Round trip flights Miami-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-MiamiOther departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • All intra-flights: Buenos Aires-El Calafate & Ushuaia-Buenos Aires
    • 12 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires 2 nights El Calafate 2 nights Torres del Paine 1 night Puerto Natales 4 nights Patagonia Cruise on the M/V Stella Australis or M/V Ventus Australis Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
    • Hotel & cruise porterage
    • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
    • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
    • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
    • Services of English-speaking tour manager
    • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
    • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

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DAY 1 - Depart for Argentina Depart for Argentina

DAY 2 - Arrive in Buenos Aires
Arrive in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires; transfer to your hotel. The city's beauty is apparent as you drive through this 19th century "Paris of South America" with its elegant architecture, wide tree-lined boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the d...
DAY 3 - Tour Buenos Aires, Tango Lessons
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, on to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class...
DAY 4 - Buenos Aires to El Calafate
Spend a morning at leisure in sophisticated Buenos Aires before flying to contrasting El Calafate, a small city strategically nestled on the shores of Lago Argentino, named for the berry that, once eaten, guarantees your return to Patagonia. This once quaint city, gatewa...
DAY 5 - Excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park
An unforgettable day filled with astonishing scenery as you travel to the Perito Moreno Glacier at Los Glaciares National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park, established in 1937, is the largest ice cap outside of Antarctica and Greenland with an ic...
DAY 6 - Chile Border Crossing, Torres del Paine National Park
Today, travel from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile with its soaring granite pillars above the Patagonia steppe, dominating the landscape of what may be South America's finest national park and surely one of the most impressive sights in the Souther...
DAY 7 - Full Day Torres del Paine Tour
Be prepared for magnificent panoramas as you make your way into breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, a 700-square-mile World Biosphere Reserve. Begin with a hike towards Cuernos View Point. Along the way, explore Salto Grande waterfall, where the water from the t...
DAY 8 - Morning Hike in Torres del Paine, Discover Puerto Natales
This morning, depart for a hike and practice identifying the unique flora and fauna of Patagonia. A walk along the shore of Laguna Inges, offers views of Monte Almirante rising to the north and Lake Nordenksjold to the south. Have lunch at your hotel before a scenic driv...
DAY 9 - Embarkation on the Patagonia Cruise
Travel to Punta Arenas, the thriving capitol city of Chile's southernmost region at the edge of the Strait of Magellan. Embark the Patagonian expedition cruise ship where you'll be welcomed on board by the friendly crew with time to get ready for tonight's dinner. Afterw...
DAY 10 - Sail to Ainsworth Bay and Tuckers Islets
At dawn, the ship navigates through the Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay within Alberto de Agostini National Park. This is the perfect spot from which to see the Marinelli Glacier descending from the Darwin Mountain Range in the distance and to appreciate ho...
DAY 11 - Pia Glacier and the Beagle Channel
Navigate along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel today before disembarking at Pia Fjord. From there, a short hike takes you to a panoramic viewpoint from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Pia Glacier, whose main tongue extends from the moun...
DAY 12 - Wulaia Bay and Cape Horn
Go ashore this morning at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here in 1833 during his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle; this area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its ve...
DAY 13 - Disembarkation and Flight to Buenos Aires
Disembarkation this morning in Ushuaia, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On your last night in Argentina, share memories of your fabulous journey through Patagonia during dinner and bid goodbye to your Tour Manager Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14 - Depart Argentina
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 12/20/2023

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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 : 3 Price : $79 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 : 3 Price : $79
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Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Buenos Aires-El Calafate & Ushuaia-Buenos Aires.

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