Patagonia: Argentina & Chile fixed departure 2021

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine & Santiago

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Patagonia: Argentina & Chile fixed departure 2021 11 Days / 10 Nights

Transfer in from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires, with guide.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: None

Breakfast.

 

 

 

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English) - Drinks not included

Duration: 4 hrs approx. Hightlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca

This is the perfect tour to discover the charm of Argentina's capital, from the chic districts of Recoleta and Palermo, to historic Plaza de Mayo, and architectural icons such as the Colon opera house, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the palace of Congress. The program finishes in old town San Telmo, home of the city's aristocracy until the late 19th century; Caminito street, in La Boca, the colorful shelter for Italian immigrants by the Riachuelo, and the young thriving restaurant scene at the Puerto Madero waterfront.

*Kindly note that the return after the lunch is not included.

 

 

 

 

DINNER AND TANGO SHOW AT ALJIBE TANGO WITH ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS

2 - 2.30 hours duration - Shared Services. Beverages included.

Famous for its amazing nightlife and for being the land of Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires countless gastronomic and artistic options. Tango portrays the 'Queen of the River Plate' ('Reina del Plata'). We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of this overwhelming and sanguine music —main protagonist of the night— while enjoying the best of its varied gastronomic offer. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 15 artists, one tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singer.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Breakfast. Free day to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

 

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

A DAY AT THE PAMPAS: FULL DAY GAUCHA AT SANTA SUSANA RANCH - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 8 hs approx. - Shared Services with guide, round trip transfers and beverages included.

Home to the gaucho, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and cereals. Only a few kilometers away from the City of Buenos Aires, in a natural environment with beautiful landscapes, we will be honored with their typical national asado, empanadas, and excellent Argentinian wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite us to break away from routine and discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the XXI century. Folk songs and dances, equestrian activities, and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races), entrevero de tropillas (horse games): let’s live the traditional lifestyle of Argentinian ranches through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands.

 

Note:

  • Pick up from hotels
  • drop off is not back to hotels but in different stops: Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) // Galerías Pacifico Shopping // Av Santa Fe y 9 de Julio // Juncal y Cerrito // Obelisco // Colon Theatre // Irigoyen y Lima.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: breakfast (& lunch when booking the optional full day)

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel in downtown to domestic airport with guide.

Suggested flights:

AR1846 AEP/FTE Departure 0800 – Arrival 1115 – not included

AR1824 AEP/FTE Departure 1500 – Arrival 1815– not included

Transfer in from Calafate airport to hotel with English and Spanish speaking guide.

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

 

FULL DAY PERITO MORENO GLACIER TOUR – FEE INCLUDED

Duration: 8 hrs approx. - Shared Service with English or Spanish speaking guide                                                                                                                

The Perito Moreno Glacier rises majestically 80 km away from El Calafate. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle. We will start by penetrating the Patagonian Andean forest and make a first breathtaking stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder. When we approach the glacier, we will walk down the catwalks to approach the glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. We will be able to contemplate very closely when varied-sized ice blocks loosen and fall into the water with a great thunder becoming beautiful ice floes in the deep waters of the Lago Argentino. This day will be an unforgettable experience, a once in a lifetime delight.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

SAFARI NAUTICO NAVIGATION TICKET – (minimum 02 passengers) Duration: 1 hr. approx.

This activity is an ideal complement to the Perito Moreno glacier tour. It will allow us to appreciate very closely this wonder of nature. We will sail out of Bajo de las Sombras Bay port, 7 km away from the glacier's catwalks, down to the southern side of the glacier. On our way, we shall contemplate ice blocks falling off until reaching the southern point of Los Témpanos canal, until reaching the standing point 300 m away from the southern wall of the glacier, where we shall stop to admire its greatness.

 

 

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. Free day for exploring Calafate at your own pace.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

4x4 Off-road Mount Frías with lunch (minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 5:30 hs approx. Shared service with English or Spanish speaking guide

Highlights: Mount Frías - Argentino Lake - Torres del Paine.

We start the 4x4 trip from the farm gate ascending the Mount Frias, for trails with views of the main body of the Argentino Lake. After twenty minutes we stop in the first viewing point at 450 meters watching at the Centinela river valley. We continue rising to the second viewing point at 1030 meters with incredible views of Torres del Paine, Southern and Northern channels of the Argentino Lake, the highest picks of the Andes mountain chain and the Fitz Roy mount, if the weather allow us. We continue the 4x4 adventure descending the Frias Mount trought the lengas forest for the east slope of the mount, finishing in Estancia Alice. Return back to El Calafate.

 

 

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

Ice Rivers navigation - Fee included (minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 7 hs approx. Shared service with English or Spanish speaking guide

Highlights: Argentino Lake - Glaciers Once on board we will sail through the North Arm of Lake Argentino until we reach the Upsala Channel, where we will find a spectacular Iceberg Barrier, and if the location of the icebergs allows us, we will be able to get near the glacier?s wall. Afterwards we will navigate the Spegazzini Channel, where we will observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the National Park. Return to Punta Bandera Port. Transfer from Punta Bandera Port to Hotel.

 

 

 

Overnight in El Calafate at Kapenke Standard

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Alto Calafate Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

One Way transfer out from hotel to Calafate airport with guide.

Regular bus tickets from El Calafate (Argentina) to Puerto Natales (Chile)

Upon your arrival you will be meet and transferred to the selected hotel in Puerto Natales

 

Overnight at Puerto Natales

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

FULL DAY TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK (WITH LUNCH, ENTRANCE & GUIDE) (REGULAR SERVICE)

Departure from your hotel to start a Full day excursion to the Torres del Paine National Park visiting Silla del Diablo, Milodon Cave, Laguna Sofia, Cordillera Prat, Lake Porteño, Lake and Sierra del Toro, Sierra Ballena, Cuernos del Paine, Lake Gray, Paine River, Salto Grande, Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint, Sarmiento Lake, Amarga Lagoon, Paine Waterfall. You will return to your hotel in Puerto Natales.

For this day we have contemplated a lunch during the excursion.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

BASE TORRES (SIB) - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Departure at 7:00 AM. from the hotel in Puerto Natales, towards the Torres del Paine National Park.

We leave the vehicle at the beginning of the trail, starting the trek of High difficulty level. It takes around 7 to 8 hrs and it will take us to the base of the three granite towers "Las Torres del Paine". For this day we have contemplated a Box Lunch Lunch during the sunset excursion we return to Puerto Natales.

 

Overnight at Puerto Natales

  • Meals included: breakfast & lunch

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel to the bus station

Regular bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas to arrive at the airport.

Suggested flights:

LA292 PUQ/SCL Departure 1542 – Arrival 1912 – not included

LA2 PUQ/SCL Departure 1622 – Arrival 1927 – not included

LA284 PUQ/SCL Departure 2005 – Arrival 2346 – not included

Meeting at the airport and transfer to your Hotel in Santiago.

 

Overnight at Santiago

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. Day to explore Santiago.

 

HD CITY TOUR + SANTA LUCIA HILL (SIB)

 (Minimum 02 passengers)

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city that blends tradition with modernity. We will show you the origins of our city and landmarks such as Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. The tour will continue to the Government Palace and we will have the chance to walk through some of the most traditional streets and neighborhoods. Later we will go towards the east, where we’ll see modern buildings and how they have transformed the city.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

F/D VIÑA DEL MAR + VALPARAISO (SIB) - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Departing from downtown Santiago you head toward the coast, located just 120 kilometers / 75 miles from Santiago, crossing the fertile Curacaví and Casablanca Valleys, with their beautiful vineyards, fruit tree farms, and forest reserves. En route you will visit two major cities of the country: Viña del Mar, Chile's main seaside town and Valparaíso, a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared as "World Heritage Site by UNESCO."

The tour also includes a scenic tour through National Congress, Parque O'Higgins, Parque Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and "Muelle Prat Wharf located at the port itself in Valparaiso. Then visit the Museum of the famous Chilean poet, writer and Nobel Prize Literature winner (1971) Pablo Neruda La Sebastiana House-Museum. La Sebastiana was a fantasy place by Pablo Neruda wanted to run to and away from the hectic and busy pace of Santiago. “I feel the tiredness of Santiago. I want to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly. It must have some conditions…”

This was how Pablo Neruda put it in 1959 to his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner. The house became a reality and now houses a collections of old maps, seascapes and other paintings. There are many other relics from the port and other curios such as music boxes and an old horse carved in wood.

You will visit the elevators – cable cars that take you to the peaks around Valparaiso with amazing look outs – miradores – offering views of the city. Cerro Alegre-Cerro Conception, Sotomayor Square, Naval Heroes Monument, and Paseo 21 de Mayo at Cerro Playa Ancha are just a few sites you will see.

Vina del Mar, also known as "the Garden City", has 300,000 inhabitants and is the country's main beach resort. Located next to the Port of Valparaiso, it has a good selection of restaurants, a casino, cafes and discotheques and shops.

Past and present intermingle in this bustling tourist center. Here, you will visit the "Flowers Clock", "Quinta Vergara", "Muelle Vergara" and "the casino", before your guide takes you for a drive along the coast to Reñaca Beach.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

F/D VALPARAISO & CASAS DEL BOSQUE + LUNCH (SIB) (Minimum 02 passengers)

Our journey will depart from Santiago to the coast located 120 kilometers from Santiago, passing through the fertile valleys "Curacaví and Casablanca", its vineyards, fruit plantations and forest reserves. During the route, you will visit "Valparaíso", a port city founded in the 16th century and declared a "World Heritage Site by UNESCO".

The tour includes a panoramic tour of the emblematic places of Valparaíso, such as "National Congress", "Park O'Higgins", "Park Italy", "Victoria Square", "Plaza Sotomayor" and pier "Prat" located in the same Port .

Then, you will walk through the wonderful viewpoints "Atkinson" and "Gervasoni" located in the most important hills of Valparaíso, "Cerro Alegre" and "Cerro Concepción". In addition, it will use its old and picturesque cable cars, which are still connecting this city.

Finally, you will visit the "Casas del Bosque Vineyard". Its history began many years ago from its main manager, Juan Cúneo Solari, son of Italian immigrants, who lived with the hope of having their own vineyards to be able to elaborate wines of the highest quality. Finally, in 1993, in Casablanca Valley, the "Viña Casa del Bosque" was established, being one of the first vineyards to take advantage of this area.

The tour will start with a film of "Casablanca Valley" and "Winemaking Process". Then, you will go to the winery where you can taste 4 types of wine. Return to Santiago.

 

Overnight in Santiago

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

At proper time you will be transferred to Airport in Santiago to take your international flight.

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