Latin America – Patagonia
The 11-day journey takes place in Chile and Argentina’s Patagonia. Destinations en route include Santiago, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate and Buenos Aires.
A key highlight is visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier. There is an opportunity to walk on the glacier surface itself. An expert ice guide will accompany guests as the surface is very uneven.
Within the Torres del Paine National Park, hiking and horse riding are available. The park is stunning with valleys, lakes, glaciers and steep granite peaks.
The trip ends in seductive Buenos Aires. Home of the tango, the city, is energic and colourful.
Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Relax or head out on a private tour of the city. See the commercial hub of Huerfanos and Ahumada, the main square of Plaza de Armas. If you’re feeling energetic, climb the Santa Lucia Hill to see a great view of the city.
Private transfer to the airport. Connect to your three and a half hour flight to Punta Arenas. Your driver will be waiting to meet you to drive you four hours to Torres del Paine National Park. Rest after your journey after chatting to your guide about the upcoming activities. Your stay here includes all your meals.
Drive out into the park to enjoy activities booked in advance with your guide. Options are exploring in a 4×4, horse riding and fishing. You could also hike up the steep hills to take a lookout over the cyan lagoon.
Enjoy a day of activities. You could boat to Lago Grey viewing marooned icebergs. You’ll keep going to reach the Grey Glacier, before turning back towards the lodge.
Connect to a bus to travel across the Argentinian border. The six-hour journey will take you to El Calafate’s bus station. A driver and private car will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure. You could choose to go out on the town, or relax at the hotel.
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You’ll enjoy a 10-hour trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier. You’ll join a small group of other guests to take a boat ride to the glacier face. You could trek the surface of the glacier itself (age restrictions apply). The hotel will provide you with a packed lunch.
A day at leisure in El Calafate. You could walk or cycle to the Lago Argentino to enjoy the birdlife and views. Further north is Laguna Nimez or Bahia Redonda for enjoyable birding experiences. There are lookouts and hides here. Look for ducks, geese, black-necked swans, ibis, coots and Chilean flamingos (seasonal).
Transfer to the airport. Connect to your flight to Buenos Aires. A private vehicle transfer will take you to your hotel. Relax or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a guided half-day tour of the city today. The activity is a shared experience and includes a visit to the Plaza de Mayo. Here is where Eva Peron famously addressed the crowd from a balcony. You’ll also see San Telmo, home of the tango, and the city’s traditional and modern quarters.
Day at leisure, enjoying the city. In the evening you’ll enjoy the Carlos Gardel Tango show which includes dinner.
Hop on the airport bus to connect to your international flights.
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