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Patagonian Grand Adventure with Buenos Aires

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Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
13 days
From: $ 5,332 $ 410 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • City tour in Puerto Montt and Ushuaia
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • View the Serrano Glacier
  • Cruise through Patagonia's Lake District
  • Scenic drives from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park and from Torres del Paine National Park to El Calafate

Short Description

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… stepping onto your private Zodiac boat to explore 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.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Santiago
End City Santiago

Itinerary

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. Welcome Reception Hotel InterContinental Santiago

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 fly to Punta Arenas, the southernmost part of South America. Relax and get settled in at your hotel. Full Breakfast Hotel Dreams del Estrecho

Day 4 PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES (2 NIGHTS)

Drive to Puerto Natales before heading to Otway Sound. Here, enjoy the magnificent view of the almost permanently snow-covered Pinto Mountain Range and Riesco Island. Continue skirting the sound until you reach the caves where the Magellanic Penguins nest at the Seno Otway penguin colony (seasonal between November 1st and March 15th).  Full Breakfast Hotel Costaustralis

Day 5 BALMACEDA AND SERRANO GLACIERS EXCURSION

Board zodiacs with a Local Specialist and 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 Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”). See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile's largest nature reserve with majestic mountain scenery. Then continue through the fjord by boat with views of Balmaceda Glacier in the background. Full Breakfast

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, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged spires of mountains, all of which are just a part of what the National Park offers. En route, visit the legendary and impressive Milodon Cave where a gigantic, prehistoric ground sloth fossil was discovered, and see a replica of it inside of the cave. Visit the viewpoints Los Cuernos and Lago Pehoe, the spectacular Salto Grande (“Big Waterfall”) and Lago Grey, which provide marvellous vistas of the Grey Glacier. Admire the park's fauna including herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and several other bird species. A box lunch is provided. is served at your hotel, offering superb views of Torres del Paine National Park. Full Breakfast with wine Hotel Rio Serrano

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 Glaciares National Park. For 65 million years, the land here evolved from chaotic volcanic eruptions and massive glaciers, creating a jagged landscape of interconnected fjords, channels and mountainside glacial lakes. El Calafate takes its name from the calafate bush—which locals say eating its berries will ensure your return to this mystical region. Full Breakfast Hotel Kosten Aike

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 large glaciers. These glaciers are fed by a giant ice cap (the largest continental ice extension after Antarctica) that originates in the Andes and occupies over a third of the park's total area. Discover the wondrous Perito Moreno Glacier, a pristine marvel towering nearly 200 feet (60 metres) above Lake Argentino. It is named after Francisco Moreno, a 19th century Argentinian explorer who helped resolve his country's border dispute with neighbouring Chile. The constant, cyclical movement of Perito Moreno's ice mass often forces the glacier to “calve”—an iceberg “birthing” process in which smaller chunks of ice fracture and break off from the glacier to thunderous noise. This spectacle can occur at any time, so keep your fingers crossed. However, ice isn't the only thing you'll see today: just east of the Icefields are areas of southern beach forest and windswept steppe. This evening, enjoy some time on your own. Full Breakfast

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 and visit the harbour and Paseo del Centenario—a great spot for you to take in the panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Afterward, see the Bebán House, once considered the most prestigious in Ushuaia. Later, visit the central part of the city as well as the restricted area of the Naval Base. Your evening is free. Full Breakfast Hotel Los Yamanas

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 where you may take an optional train ride. At the park, observe the most incredible native animals such as red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers cohabitating in a spectacular environment. Explore the park through a combination of touring and nature walks. Different from other parks, Tierra del Fuego National Park has it all, the ocean, forests and mountains. Inside the park, find the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its beautiful scenery, and where its forest is made up of valleys of peat and lichens. Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay give colour to this unique place that still holds reminders of its ancestral inhabitants: the Yámanas. Back at your hotel, the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel spa or perhaps take an optional catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends to enjoy a Farewell  celebrating your experiences from this unforgettable trip. Full Breakfast Farewell

Day 11 ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES (2 NIGHTS)

After your flight from Ushuaia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires. The evening is free for you to relax or take in the sights of the eclectic city around you. Full Breakfast Hotel Emperador Buenos Aires

Day 12 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning, embark on an in-depth tour of the city. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings. Pass through the colourful neighborhood of La Boca, see San Telmo, and lovely Palermo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina's former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. The evening is free for you to continue your exploration or try a local restaurant. Full Breakfast

Day 13 DEPART BUENOS AIRES

You day is free until your transfer to the Buenos Aires airport, or extend your stay with a few extra nights. Full Breakfast

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  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners
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