THE ARGENTINE AND CHILEAN PATAGONIA

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14 days
14 days
15 Diciembre, 2017

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

• Argentina is more than just the city of Buenos Aires with its elegance and cultural heritage, which is revealed in its streets, its people, its shows, its lights, its nights, and its famous and unique tango.
• Let´s start here, at the end of the world, in Patagonia and the southernmost spot in the world with its wonders.
• You won´t take your eyes of this majestic glacier, Perito Moreno. From each angle, it´s simply fascinating and breathtaking. It´s a paradise of snow, glaciers, rivers, mountains, and lakes. El Calafate is waiting for your memorable visit.
• Argentina is a country of immigrants, historical revolutions, good food and drink, and, of course, afternoons of soccer.
• The home of the Gauchos awaits you.

YOUR TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Buenos Aires

City Tour: Modern and colonial Buenos Aires

Ushuaia

City Tour, End of the World Museum, Beagle Channel, Martillo Island, Gable Island

El Calafate

Glaciarium Museum, Glaciers National Park with the Glacier Perito Moreno

Puerto Natales

Torres del Paine (Chile), Ultima Esperanza, Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

Puerto Varas

Peulla Island

Santiago de Chile

City Tour

YOUR TRIP

Your day 01 in Buenos Aires

• Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival, you will be brought to your hotel.
• Enjoy your first night at your preferred hotel in Buenos Aires.

Your day 02in Buenos Aires

• Today, you start with an exploration of Recoleta neighbourhood.
• The influences from the Italian, Spanish, French and British become tangible as you walk by wide boulevards, elegant homes, fashionable shops and art museums.
• You follow the footsteps of Eva Peron in Recoleta’s cemetery.
• In downtown, you will find ‘Teatro Colon’ a global theatrical landmark for opera, ballet and classical music. Built at the end of the 19th century ‘Teatro Colon’ is the monumental symbol of the cultural life of Buenos Aires. Delight your senses in Colon’s main hall, considered a world milestone in acoustic quality.
• A visit to one of the most spectacular libraries in the world follows. El Ateneo Grand Splendid in downtown Buenos Aires is an exceptionally charming bookstore that retains all the splendour of its former life as a 1920s old theatre.
• Afterwards, you can stop for coffee at one of the most magnificent cafes from Buenos Aires’s Belle Époque, ‘Cafe Tortoni’ before making your way to Palermo-Soho.
• This is an iconic neighbourhood of cobblestone streets named after its New York counterpart. Palermo-Soho is host to chic boutiques opened by young designers, art galleries, cafes, and unique shops.
• Local and international street artists have catapulted Buenos Aires to one of the world’s street art capitals. Together with your knowledgeable guide, you will see some of the best examples and largest murals painted with aerosol spray on your 3-hour tour.
• Your exploration starts and finishes in San Telmo visiting neighbourhoods in the south-east of the city such as La Boca and Barracas.
• The giant artwork by Argentine street artist Alfredo Segatori, covering 2,000 square meters, is not only one of the largest murals in the world but also tells a story. Similarly to other artists, Segatori’s work is like an ‘urban mirror’ that reflects the cultural and historical development of ‘Porteno’ city.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Buenos Aires.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 03 in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

• Today we bring you to the airport to take your flight to Ushuaia. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and offers a beautiful combination of mountains, sea, glaciers and forests.
• Your half day sightseeing tour begins as you travel back in time and wander the streets, chosen by early British missionaries to found the city initially a settlement of the indigenous ‘Yamana’.
• You will continue through the districts of Brown and Solier, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
• Included is a guided visit to the End of World Museum. The museum traces the heritage and history of Ushuaia and the surrounding region beginning with the indigenous people and continuing through to the first Europeans explorers, adventurers and settlers.
• The local specialities in Ushuaia are king crab or Patagonian lamb.
• After your exploration, get back to Ushuaia to enjoy a special meal at Chez Manu. This restaurant with spectacular views of Ushuaia Bay is run by two Frenchmen, one of whom was a chef at the 5-star hotel Las Hayas. Chef Emmanuel puts a French touch on locally sourced ingredients. A fresh supply of fish ensures a vibrant seafood selection including king crab or another fish caught nearby. Enjoy and Buen Provecho!
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Ushuaia.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 04 in Ushuaia

• Today we take you to a half-day excursion to see fascinating places. The tour begins with a trip to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where your first stop is Ensenada Bay.
• From there, you will hike past Lake Roca and Lapataia Bay. After the hike, you return to Ushuaia and make your way to the bay and Beagle Channel to catch a different view of the southernmost city in the world. The journey continues to Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and to Lobos Island, where you will see a colony of sea lions and to Despard Island, a natural habitat for imperial shags.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Ushuaia
• Breakfast included.

Your day 05 in Ushuaia and El Calafate

• Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
• Flight to El Calafate
• Upon your arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel.
• You will have a free day to engage in the activities that you wish.
Overnight at your preferred hotel in El Calafate.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 06in El Calafate

• This day will be unforgettable! You will go to the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s most massive active continental glaciers and therefore one of the must-see places in Patagonia.
• After breakfast, you will depart by car to the Magellan Peninsula, where the entrance to the Glaciers National Park is located.
• Its centrepiece is the Perito Moreno Glacier which, because of unusually favourable local conditions, is one of the world’s few advancing glaciers. The glacier is a massive field of ice towering 60 m high (180 ft) and reaching five km across.
• The van will drop you off just in front of the glacier, allowing you to stroll along the walkways to view the glacier from different viewpoints.
• Admire breathtaking views of the massive glacier during a walk along its base and watch for the dramatic moment when chunks of ice break off and crash into the waters of the ‘De Los Tempanos’ Channel.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in El Calafate.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 07in El Calafate, Cerro Castillo and Puerto Natales

• We pick you up at your hotel and bring you to Cerro Castillo and then on to Puerto Natales.
• Overnight at preferred hotel in Puerto Natales.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 08in Torres del Paine National Park

• The scheduled activity today is an excursion to the Torres del Paine National Park, which is practically mandatory when you visit the Patagonia.
• Visit the most important parts of the park, stopping at Milodon Cave and Lake Amarga, which affords you excellent views of the Paine Mountains and Lake Pehoe. You will also walk past Salto Grande Falls and see massive icebergs from Grey Glacier.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Puerto Natales.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 09in Puerto Natales

• Leaving Puerto Natales, you will head towards the region called Ultima Esperanza and marvel at a spectacular scene of bays, mountains, and waterfalls. Then you shift directions and go to the base of Mount Balmaceda, disembarking at the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and hiking a short distance to the Perales Ranch for a delicious lunch.
• In the afternoon you return to Puerto Natales by boat.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Puerto Natales.
• Breakfast included and lunch.

Your day 10in Puerto Natales, Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas

• We pick you up from the hotel bring you to the airport.
• Flight from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt.
• Private transfer from the airport to the hotel.
• Upon arrival, your first activity is to visit its lookout and gaze in wonder at the beauty of the bay in front of you.
• In the distance, you can see two volcanoes: Mounts Osorno and Calbuco.
• After enjoying this spectacle, it’s off to explore the downtown area, and then we go to the port district of Angelmo.
• The final destination is Puerto Varas, a frigid town, but hospitable, founded by German immigrants on the shores of the bay.
• Overnight at your preferred hotel in Puerto Varas.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 11in Puerto Varas and Peulla Island

• You will set off today to Peulla Island, a lovely bit of land rising out of the waters of Lake Todos Los Santos. If the weather permits, you can see the volcano Mount Osorno, Mount Puntiaguado and Mount Tronador.
• Once you arrive at Peulla, you will visit the ecological village, a paradise for naturalists.
• You will start the return trip to Puerto Varas after your stay on the island.
• Overnight at preferred hotel in Puerto Varas.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 12in Puerto Montt and Santiago de Chile

• At the scheduled time, we bring you to the airport for your flight to Santiago
• Flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago de Chile.
• Overnight at preferred hotel in Santiago de Chile.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 13in Santiago de Chile

• City tour that includes the main landmarks in Santiago, a city on the move,
• We start at the old residential and Universitario districts and then moving on to the historic city centre and financial area.
• You will see such important attractions as the La Moneda Palace and Main Square that is surrounded by lovely buildings.
• Next is the urban park, Parque Forestal, the confines of which hold the charming Museum of Fine Arts building.
• Lastly, you will tour the Bellavista, the city’s Bohemian district.
• Overnight at preferred hotel in Santiago de Chile.
• Breakfast included.

Your day 14in Santiago de Chile

• Unfortunately, now it´s time to say Good-Bye, and we bring you back to the airport, to take your flight home.
• We are very proud to welcome you again in the future and to show you other marvellous and fantastic parts of the world.
• Breakfast included.

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  • Domestic airfares
  • Personal pick up and transfer from/to the airport and hotel
  • 13 nightS at the best hotels in the chosen category
  • Daily breakfast and 1 lunch
  • All entrance fees and personal guide for all visits
  • All the taxes are included
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  • Tips
  • Travel insurance for trip cancellation
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