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Capitals of Chile and Argentina + Lakes District

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Chile   Argentina  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2410 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Orly, Santiago, Chile. Arrive into Santiago’s International Airport. Transfer by Transvip to your hotel for the next 2 nights. At any time you want you can take a “Hop on, Hop off” City Tour of Santiago. Turistik allows you to discover this wonderful destination with added depth and greater flexibility aboard the same double deck buses which you can find in cities such as New York, London, Madrid & Paris. You can hop on and off as many times as you like along the circuit between 9:30 AM & 6:30 PM and once you have visited what you are interested in, you can continue the route taking the following buses which pass approximately every 30 minutes. We invite you to really discover Santiago through the 11 stops located in the most important points of the city.

Day 2: Hotel Orly, Santiago, Chile. After breakfast in the hotel, you will take a Full Day trip to the coast. Viña del Mar, our "Garden City", will charm you with her special architecture, streets and palaces. You will also have the chance to see a Moai from Easter Island. After visiting the coastal border you will visit the city of Valparaiso, whose origins go back to 1536, which has been declared a Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO and is the seat of the Legislative Power. It has magic, picturesque elevators, colorful neighborhoods, and unforgettable sceneries. You will also visit La Sebastiana, the House Museum of Pablo Neruda, awarded the Nobel Prize, located on one of the city's 45 hills.

Day 3: Hotel Cumbres, Puerto Varas, Chile. Free morning, then Transvip will transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight down to Puerto Montt, where you will have a transfer to your hotel in nearby Puerto Varas. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to stroll through the “City of Roses ” on the country's 2nd largest lake, with views of several volcanoes.

Day 4; Hotel Cumbres, Puerto Varas, Chile. Today we will take you on a full day tour around Lake Llanquihue. We will begin along the eastern shore, taking a detour into Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to visit Petrohue Falls, a unique waterfall system of turquoise water carving into volcanic rock from previous eruptions of the Osorno Volcano. We will continue through the forest to have an all-you-can-eat lunch, then stop at the town of Frutillar to visit an open air museum dedicated to the German colonists who settled in this area. Afternoon transfer back to Puerto Varas.

Day 5: Hotel Cumbres, Puerto Varas, Chile. This morning you will have a full day trip to a special conservation area in native forest along the Maullin River, which drains Lake Llanquihue into the Pacific. Here at Senda Nativa they protect local species in danger of extinction, including the Puma and Pudu, the smallest deer on the planet. Then you will hike into the forest, connecting with life's energy in a way that will touch all of your senses. Later you will navigate by boat into a submerged forest before enjoying a home-cooked lunch. Afternoon transfer back to Puerto Varas.

Day 6: Hotel Sol del Nahuel, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. This morning you will have an 8:30 AM departure from the hotel to Petrohue, bordering lake Llanquihue with a fantastic view of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. The Lakes Crossing includes a visit to Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park which features Petrohue Falls. At 11:00 AM you will depart to Peulla, sailing through the Todos Los Santos (All Saint's) Lake, arriving around 2:00 PM, where the bus will take you to Puerto Frías, the Chilean Customs Point. Here you will cross the Andes Mountain range at approx. 976 meters above sea level and continue down the winding road that leads to Puerto Frías. You will then cruise on Lake Frías to Puerto Alegre, then arriving to Puerto Blest around 7:00 PM. You will have a visit to the Cantaros Falls, then continue on the last cruise to Puerto Panuelo. Upon arrival, the bus will take you on the last stretch to Bariloche, Argentina, a city that beckons tourists all-year round with its wide variety of ski resorts, shops, hotels,restaurants and entertaining nightlife. Transfer to your hotel around 9:00 PM.

Day 7: Hotel Sol del Nahuel, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Today you will have a free day to enjoy San Carlos de Bariloche, a small but vibrant city that caters to travelers from all over the globe. Try the local chocolate shops!

Day 8: Hotel Icaro Suites, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transfer to airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, where Transfer Express will provide your private transfer to your hotel. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to explore the "Paris of South America".

Day 9: Hotel Icaro Suites, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This morning you will have a City Tour of Buenos Aires letting you experience all the key highlights of this wonderful city, including the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral, around the Plaza de Mayo, the neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, and upscale Recoleta. At night you will be able to enjoy a Tango Dinner Show at La Esquina de Gardel.

Day 10: Home. Today you will have free to explore the city in more detail, then in the afternoon you will have a private transfer back to airport for your flight home or your connection to continue your travels.

Tour Details:
- Departures: Daily
- Tour In/Out: Santiago, Chile/Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Airfare:Internal airfare included: Santiago - Puerto Montt/Bariloche - Buenos Aires
- Meals: All breakfasts, plus some meals (see itinerary)
- Accommodation: 2 nights 4-star hotel in Santiago, 3 nights 4-star hotel in Puerto Varas, 2 nights 4-star hotel in Bariloche, 2 nights 4-star hotel in Buenos Aires
- Difficulty: Easy.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

- Price (ppdo in USD): $2,410
- Single Supp.: $990.

Price Includes:
— Internal airfare beginning in Santiago, ending in Buenos Aires
— Transfers and transportation
— Lakes Crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche
— Lodging and activities per itinerary
— All breakfasts plus some meals.

Price Excludes:
— International air ticket into Santiago, out of Buenos Aires
— Travel insurance
— Passport or visa fees (reciprocal fees for some travelers)
— Excessive luggage fees
— Personal "extras" and tips.

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