Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers - 13 days
Immerse yourself in the natural scenery of Argentina and Chile’s most breathtaking landscapes. From cruising along the Argentino lake, taking in views of the jaw dropping Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, to exploring the grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park, before finishing in the buzzing metropolis of Santiago de Chile.
After a hearty breakfast embark on a guided tour of the city’s contrasting neighbourhoods. Your first port of call is to the iconic Plaza de Mayo, a fundamental symbol of the capital’s historic past, to visit all the Cathedral and Old City Hall. Continue to San Telmo, Buenos Aires’ most traditional neighbourhood, where you walk through the cobbled streets past old colonial houses, before heading south to La Boca. Retaining a strong European feel, La Boca was once home to the city’s first immigrants and artists, who transformed this area into a must see for travelers looking for some typical South American energy.
Other highlights include Puerto Madero - the old city port, Palermo – the city’s largest neighbourhood showcasing over 5000 species of plants at the botanical gardens, and Recoleta – where Argentina’s rich and famous are buried including the country’s most iconic First Lady. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Buenos Aires | Breakfast
Spend the day at leisure exploring the city’s many attractions. Follow in the footsteps of famous Argentinian heroes such as Borges and Casares, and sip on a coffee in the iconic Café La Biela, or float from wine bar to wine bar sampling the country’s grape.
Overnight: Buenos Aires | Breakfast
Buenos Aires to El Calafate
Buenos Aires - El Calafate. After breakfast make your way to Buenos Aires airport for your flight to El Calafate, home to the Perito Moreno Glacier. On arrival to your hotel the remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: El Calafate | Breakfast
Los Glaciers NP & Perito Moreno Glacier
The world renowned Perito Moreno glacier is yours to explore today on a full day excursion to Los Glaciers National Park. Discover pre-cordillera sites along the vast Argentino Lake as you drive to Los Glaciers where you start to spot the floating icebergs in the Brazo Rico River. Walk along the paths until you reach the glacier where you have time to admire this natural phenomenon (a boat excursion can be arranged locally). Return to the hotel later this afternoon.
Day 5 is free for you to continuing to explore the area. Perhaps return to the national park for further excursions to the Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers or explore the southern sector of park independently.
Overnight: El Calafate (2) | Breakfast x 2
El Calafate to Torres del Paine
This morning there is some free time before the coach takes you to Torres del Paine, your home for the next 3 nights.
Overnight: Torres del Paine | Breakfast, Dinner
Torres del Paine
Over the next 2 days you will have ample opportunity to explore the contrasting landscapes of the Torres del Paine National park in the many activities offered by your hotel in your all-inclusive package. Spend your days following the many trails on foot or horseback alongside the turquoise waters and soaring mountains, or perhaps explore the trails on an adrenalin fuelled bike excursion. Alternatively, take in the scenery of the park from the water on one of the kayaking and catamaran excursions available, as you cruise past icebergs on the stunning Lake Grey.
Aside from exploring the park, there are another number of activities available including visiting a local ranch to experience the thrill of being a Chilean cowboy for the day, fishing, or simply unwinding with a relaxing massage in the onsite spa. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to leave no stone unturned, and keep an eye out for the abundance of resident wildlife including Andean deer and foxes.
Overnight: Torres del Paine | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Torres del Paine to Santiago
Torres del Paine - Santiago. Depart for Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago, Chile’s vibrant capital. On arrival transfer to your hotel for some free time to relax and unwind.
Santiago City Tour
This morning explore the Chilean capital's appealing blend of classic and modern. Learn about the city’s origins at the Plaza de Armas, where the cathedral, main post office and city hall are located. Next, head to the civic district and the surroundings of La Moneda government palace, before driving to one of Santiago’s old neighbourhoods, such a Concha y Toro or Republica, marked by elegant and traditional architecture. This afternoon travel east for a glimpse of modern Santiago, where you stop at a local handicraft store to admire the Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with stone unique to Chile and Afghanistan, and perhaps a Pisco Sour.
Overnight: Santiago | Breakfast
Today marks the end of your incredible adventure. After breakfast and hotel check out you will be transferred to the airport in Santiago for your onward departure journey.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults, travelling in low season and staying in standard hotels (superior and deluxe hotels are available upon request). The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More