Patagonian Grand Adventure - 2017

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The epic scenery and vibrant cultures of Chile and Argentina are revealed on this in-depth exploration that roams from Santiago to Buenos Aires via mountains, glaciers and lakes.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… exploring the Rio Serrano with an expert local, who'll explain the origins of the Southern Ice Fields as you take your first steps onto the Glacier ...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • City tour in Santiago and Ushuaia
    • Cruise through Patagonia's glaciers
    • Scenic drive from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park and from Torres del Paine National Park to El Calafate
    • View the Serrano Glacier
    • Visit Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park

What's this trip about?

    The epic scenery and vibrant cultures of Chile and Argentina are revealed on this in-depth exploration that roams from Santiago to Buenos Aires via mountains, glaciers and lakes.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… exploring the Rio Serrano with an expert local, who'll explain the origins of the Southern Ice Fields as you take your first steps onto the Glacier Pio XI.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Chile

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • El Calafate
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Punta Arenas
  • Santiago
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Ushuaia

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Buenos Aires to Santiago to Punta Arenas, El Calafate to Ushuaia and Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • Porterage and local charges included
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
    • VIP entry to many sights

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Day 1 ARRIVE SANTIAGO (2 NIGHTS)

Bienvenido a Santiago. On arrival to the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your hotel. Get settled into your room or set out and explore the vibrant city of Santiago. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Recep...

Day 2 SANTIAGO SIGHTSEEING

This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Later, savour a lively dinner in the trendy Bellavista district of Santiago. Full Breakfast with wine

Day 3 SANTIAGO – PUNTA ARENAS

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the city before bidding farewell to Santiago and flying to Punta Arenas, the southern most region of South America. Relax and get settled in at your hotel. ...

Day 4 PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES (2 NIGHTS)

This morning enjoy a tour of the city famous for its European charm. It is the southernmost continental town in South America, founded at the shores of the Magellan Strait in 1848. Visit the Museum Salesiano run by Salesian monks where two floors of photographs are ex...

Day 5 BALMACEDA AND SERRANO GLACIERS EXCURSION

Begin an adventurous trip via the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the Serrano Glacier. Upon arrival, explore the impressive glacier and afterward, hike a short 30 minutes through unspoiled, cool rainforest to Seno Ultima Esperanz...

Day 6 PUERTO NATALES – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Today see one of the world's most spectacular scenic regions—Torres del Paine National Park. It covers an area of 436 square miles (1,200 square kilometres) and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Your Local Specialist shows you cascading waterfalls, roar...

Day 7 TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK – EL CALAFATE (2 NIGHTS)

Enjoy another chance to revel in the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Patagonian steppe during the drive across the border into Argentina. After stopping at Cancha Carrera, continue your land journey to El Calafate, a charming lakeside town and the gateway to Los ...

Day 8 LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION

Embark upon a full-day excursion with a Local Specialist to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Los Glaciares is the second largest National Park in Argentina and comprises more than 1,600 square miles (4,400 square kilometres) and nearly 50 lar...

Day 9 EL CALAFATE – USHUAIA (2 NIGHTS)

Fly to Ushuaia and explore the world's southernmost city with a Local Specialist. Visit the legendary Jail of Recidivists that has preserved its impressive architecture as well as its notorious history. You will also see the first settlers' houses, visit the harbour a...

Day 10 TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION

Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with a Local Specialist, stopping first at the End of the World Train Station. At the park, observe the most incredible native animals such as red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers cohabitating in a s...

Day 11 USHUAIA – DEPART BUENOS AIRES

Today, say goodbye as your Patagonian Grand Adventure comes to an end. Board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, you will be transferred to Ezeiza International Airport for your flight home, or the Emperador Hotel for those extending the...

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 2 lunches
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