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Argentina and Chilean Patagonia 18 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3379 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 9110 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Buenos Aires.
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred by private service to your hotel, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Day 02: Buenos Aires Tour and Tango Show.
Our Buenos Aires City Tour will provide you a great overview of the capital and its diverse attractions. Over the course of three hours, our local English speaking guide will show you Buenos Aires´ most important sites and tell you about the history and culture of modern Argentina, including Retiro, Avenida 9 de Julio, Downtown, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta and La Boca. In the evening you will be treated to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s, a Dinner and Tango Show. Featuring some of Argentina´s most talented tango dancers and a live orchestra, you will be impressed not only by the intimate tango show, but also by the delicious Argentine cuisine and all the Malbec or Cabernet Savignon that you’d like.

Day 03: Buenos Aires to Bariloche.
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel for a private transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Bariloche. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel leaving the afternoon free to explore Bariloche´s cafes, the stunning lakeside views or to try some of the locally made chocolates.

Day 04: Bariloche: History and Nature.
Breakfast. This semi-private excursion shows the surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche and Llao-Llao Natural Reserve. While visiting the most important viewpoints of the area, the guide tells us how this little mountain village changed into one of the most attractive tourist cities in Patagonia. We will appreciate the beauty of different lakes and mountains and we will do a nature oriented walk through a native forest. We finish the excursion by visiting a traditional Microbrewery. Box lunch and Cerro Campanario Hill lift-chair tickets included.

Day 05: Bariloche: Isla Victoria & Bosque de Arrayanes Excursion.
After breakfast you will be taken to Puerto Pañuelo to depart on full day cruise to Isla Victoria & Bosque de Arrayanes (Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest) with a Spanish/English speaking guide (Saturdays & Sundays without English guide). Return to your hotel later in the afternoon.

Day 06: Cruise, Lake Crossing to Chile, Patagonia.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Puerto Panuelo to start the Lake Crossing to Chile. The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through lakes and mountain passes and finishes at your hotel in Puerto Varas.

Day 07: Puerto Varas, Patagonia.
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours. Historic Puerto Varas, also known as The City of the Roses, is home to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that was built from 1915 to 1918. Its baroque style is an exact replica of a church in the Black Forest, Germany, brought by the original colonists in 1852. Nearby is the beautiful Llanquihue Lake, and on a clear day there are some amazing views of the majestic Osorno Volcano toweing over Llanquihue lake.

Day 08: Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales.
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport to take your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Puerto Natales. Accommodation.

Day 09; Torres del Paine Tour, Patagonia.
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day tour of Torres del Paine National Park with its granite peaks emerging dramatically out of the Patagonian plains. Today you will have the chance to explore some of the most picturesque spots of the world renowned park including Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine. Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains. In the evening you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.

Day 10: Torres del Paine, Patagonia.
Day at leisure to discover more of the park or further explore areas visited on the previous day’s tour. We recommend the full day hike to the base of the Torres to take in some breathtaking views, or a picturesque cruise on the Lago Grey to catch a glimpse of Grey Glacier

Day 11: Torres del Paine to El Calafate.
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will board your bus to El Calafate (afternoon transfer from Laguna Amarga). Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or possible make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

Day 12: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia.
After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring sites in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. During the tour you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms, as well as from an included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate. For even more adventure, you may want to consider either taking the Big Ice or Mini-Trekking excursion ( at an extra cost ). Both allow you to hike on the glacier!! Ask Say Hueque´s travel advisor for more information.

Day 13: El Calafate, Patagonia.
Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.

Day 14: El Calafate to Ushuaia.
At appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel leaving you the rest of the day to explore the city, try some of delicious fresh seafood, or learn of the region’s history at the Prisoners Museums

Day 15: Tierra del Fuego National Park , Ushuaia.
After breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park that allows you to get off the tourist path and see a side of the park that most visitors miss. The excursion includes guided trekking beside the Beagle Channel and canoeing along Lapataia River until Lapataia Bay (Box lunch is included).If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that suits you better (maybe, the Train of the End of the World or a soft trekking).

Day 16: Beagle Channel Navigation. Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.
After making your way to the pier you will take a boat cruise along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. You will also see the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the cruise, you can enjoy snacks and favorite Argentine drink, mate. At appropriate time in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel.

Day 17: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palarmo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that makes up the Palermo Bosques.

Day 18: Buenos Aires.
Breakfast. At appropriate time, you will be taken to the international airport to take your flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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