CHILE AND ARGENTINA'S PATAGONIA ESSENTIALS
CHILE AND ARGENTINA'S PATAGONIA ESSENTIALS
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
2 Nights in Buenos Aires at Alvear Art Studio
2 Nights in El Calafate at Xelena Suites
3 Nights in Torres del Paine National Park at Patagonia Camp
1 Night in Santiago at Cumbres Lastarria
STARTING AT $3,650 PER PERSON
Buenos Aires City Tour
Tango Show w/Dinner
Perito Moreno Glacier & MiniTrekking
Full Activity Menu at Patagonia Camp
Santiago City Tour
Concha y Toro Vineyard
8 Nights Accommodation
Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Daily Breakfast at all Hotels
Full Board & Activities at Patagonia Camp
Cerro Castillo Border Crossing
English Guided Tours Per Itinerary
Meals Where Listed
DAY 1 - Buenos Aires
Reception at EZE Airport & Transfer to Alvear Art Hotel for Check In
DAY 2 - Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Classic City Tour: a private tour with a highly trained and knowledgable local guide. The tour is 3 hours long and visits the most important points of the spectacular city of Buenos Aires. At the first stop discover the history of May Square, the site of the most important historical events and their protagonists since its foundation: see its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Madero Port and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, "Evita" and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found.
Dinner & Tango Show at Café de los Angelitos*: 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.
*Option to upgrade to Rojo Tango Dinner Show at Faena Hotel.
Return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 3 - Buenos Aires/El Calafate
Transfer to Airport for your flight to Calafate
Reception in Calafate and transfer to Xelena Suites for Check In
Evening at Leisure
DAY 4 - El Calafate
Full Day Perito Moreno & MiniTrekking: only 80 km away from El Calafate, at Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno Glacier —the only glacier that is still growing— rises majestically. We will start by penetrating the Patagonic 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 wooden catwalks to approach the Glacier and admire from different panoramic points this wonderful creation of Mother Nature. After admiring the glacier from the catwalks, we will travel to "Bajo las Sombras" Bay port, from where we will sail for 20 minutes to the coast besides the glacier. In small groups, conducted by experienced guides, we will walk by the lakeshore to reach the glacier itself. We need put on crampons that will allow us to walk on the frozen surface. In an unforgettable 1-hour route, we will appreciate different ice formations, such as cracks, seracs, drains, and small pools. On our way back, we will cross the heavy Magellan forest, visit Canal de los Tempanos, and stop at a glacier viewpoint. Restrictions: due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, travelers over the age of 64 or anyone with a disability or health problem that severely affects mobility or endurance.
DAY 5 - El Calafate/Torres del Paine
Transfer to the bus station for your shared trip to the Cerro Castillo Border where you will be met at the border by your van from Patagonia Camp.
Return to Lodge for dinner & overnight.
DAY 6 - Torres del Paine National Park
Embark on an excursion of your choice, such as a cruise along Grey Glacier or Horseback Riding
DAY 7 - Torres del Paine National Park
Enjoy yet another one of Patagonia Camp's countless excursions.
DAY 8 - Torres del Paine/Santiago
Say goodbye to Patagonia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago.
Arrival to Santiago and transfer to Cumbres Lastarria Hotel for Check In.
Evening at Leisure.
DAY 9 - Santiago/Final Destination
Breakfast at hotel.
Santiago City Tour: Half-day panoramic city tour of Santiago’s main attractions, rich history and modern, impressive buildings. La Moneda presidential palace, Plaza de Armas main square, Santa Lucía Hill, the Metropolitan Park, and the affluent residential districts of Vitacura and Las Condes are part of this unforgettable ride.
Full Day Santiago & Concha y Toro Vineyard: the trip is towards the town of Pirque, bordering the Valley of the Maipo, a zone that stands out because it concentrates the most traditional vineyards of Chile and that is, because of its characteristics, the ideal zone for the production of the most elegant red wines. Concha y Toro Vineyard was founded by Marques de Casa Concha in 1883. Nowadays the winery has more than 750 hectares of vineyards in different areas of the region elaborating noble Chilean wines of French vine stock.
Late Transfer out to Airport for International Flight
*Early Check In Guaranteed & Room Upgrade where available.