FROM: USD $4,795

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.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Buenos Aires - explore Argentina's captivating capital, dubbed the Paris of South America, on a guided walking tour
Torres del Paine – stay at one of the best located lodges within the national park, discover the contrasting landscapes of the National Park in the many included excursions available
El Calafate – explore the thriving tourist resort southern shore of Lago Argentino
Los Glaciers National Park - marvel at the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier
Santiago - discover the highlights of Chile's capital city on a walking tour
Punta Arenas - wander around Chile's port city on the edge of the Strait of Magellan with included transfers from your hotel in Torres del Paine

Included

12 nights standard accommodation (superior and deluxe hotels available on request)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
All Inclusive package at a superior hotel in Torres del Paine, with meals, drinks, a choice of excursions in Torres del Paine and park entrance fees included (deluxe hotel available on request)
Half day city tour of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, and a full day Los Glaciers National Park excursion (all on a shared basis, private touring available for a supplement)
12 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
Services of local English-speaking specialist guides
All relevant transfers and transportation on a private basis unless otherwise stated

Not Included

International and domestic flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Upon arrival to the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After hotel check in, you have the afternoon at leisure to explore this bustling metropolis.
Overnight: Buenos Aires

Day 2

Buenos Aires City Tour

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

Day 3

Buenos Aires

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

Day 4

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

Days 5-6

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

Day 7

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

Days 8-9

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

Day 10

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.
Breakfast

Day 11

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

Day 12

Santiago

Enjoy a day at leisure to further explore Santiago’s highlights. Nature lovers can head for the hills that surround the city to admire the spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Andes.
Overnight: Santiago  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Santiago

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.
Breakfast

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.

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Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers - 13 days
USD $4795
USD $1960

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Buenos Aires
Ends
Santiago
Departs
Any day from September to May
Hotel Rating
Standard, Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
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Countries
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