Embark on a comprehensive and epic adventure through Argentina and, Chile’s majestic Patagonia with me. Experience striking landscapes and warm people, luxury accommodations and outstanding food and wine as explore emerald lakes, ancient ice fields, magnificent glacier regions,marine wildlife in a photo safari and cosmopolitan cities. FOR HOME OR BEGIN TOUR EXTENTIONS TO IGUASSU FALLS AND/OR RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
16 DAYS SPECTACULAR PATAGONIA-
SMALL GROUP TOUR- LUXURY HOTELS- JANUARY 12 - 27, 2018
FEATURING: CHILE: 2 NIGHTS SANTIAGO, 1 PUERTO VARAS, 1 DAY LAKE CROSSING THE ANDES TO ARGENTINA, AND 4 NIGHTS TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK AND ARGENTINA: 2 NIGHTS BARILOCHE, 2 NIGHTS EL CALAFATE - PERITO MORENO GLACIER, 3 NIGHTS BUENOS AIRES
PRE TOUR- 2 NIGHTS IN A CHILEAN VINEYARD, POST TOUR EXTENSION A: 2 NIGHTS IGUAZU FALLS, EXTENSION B: 3 NIGHTS RIO DE JANEIRO
Embark on a comprehensive and epic adventure through Argentina and, Chile’s majestic Patagonia with me. Experience striking landscapes and warm people, luxury accommodations and outstanding food and wine as explore emerald lakes, ancient ice fields, magnificent glacier regions,marine wildlife in a photo safari and cosmopolitan cities.
January 12 (Friday)- LEAVE USA
January 13 (Saturday)- ARRIVE SANTIAGO, CHILE
You will be met on arrival and transferred to SAN CRISTOBAL TOWER HOTEL, A Luxury Collection Hotel. Set against the imposing backdrop of the Andes Mountains, the Chilean capital is regarded as one of the most modern and safest cities in Latin America. We will explore Santiago to see its mix of old and modern architecture. Also visit the Bohemian quarter of the city and the house of famous poet Pablo Neruda.
JANUARY 14 (SUNDAY) SANTIAGO- FULL DAY TOUR OF VALPARAISO AND VINA DEL MAR (B, L)
We will cross the coastal mountain range to first visit Quintay Winery to taste wines and a 5 courses lunch at the vineyard. Continue drive to arrive at Valparaiso, the country’s main port city. See its picturesque hills and corners, touring the labyrinth of its streets and climbing on its elevators for a panoramic view of the city. Following the coast to the north side of the bay we will arrive to the city of Viña del Mar, the highly-visited resort of the zone.
JANUARY 15 (MONDAY) SANTIAGO- PUERTO MONTT – PUERTO VARAS- LAKE DISTRICT (B, L)
Morning fly to Chile’s beautiful Lake district. Brief tour of Puerto Montt, see view of the port, fishing villages, visit a handicraft market of Angelmo. Continue to Puerto Varas- the City of Roses. HOTEL PUERTO VARAS sits on the southwest banks of the expansive Lake Llanquihue, which offers commanding views of snow-capped Osorno Volcano and Calbuco Volcano, both still active. Traditional German-style architecture characterizes the town, reflecting its colonial past. Lunch at the hotel restaurant. Later visit Church of Puerto Varas and the main square.
JANUARY 16 (TUESDAY) PUERTO VARAS PETROHUE- PEULLA- LAKE CROSSING TO BARILOCHI, ARGENTINA. (B, L)
we will see turquoise water, Peulla ecological village located within the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, see snow-specked volcanoes and mirrored lakes of the Andes Mountains, cruise over the shimmering lakes and drives through virgin forests. Last navigation through ‘Nahuel Huapi Lake. Upon arrival transfer to LLAO LLAO HOTEL AND RESORT.
JANUARY 17 (WEDNESDAY) SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE (B, L)
Tour Curcuito Chico to experience Bariloche’s gorgeous natural attractions. Start with downtown Bariloche, see the houses of pioneers who settled the area, drive around Lake Nahuel Huapi to see nearby attractions. Stand in the shadow of the impressive Mt Campanario, looming 3,444 feet, for a view the region’s mountains, lakes and verdant forests. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy your beautiful hotel.
JANUARY 18 (THURSDAY) BARILOCHE - EL CALAFATE- Torres Del Paine National Park (B, D)
Morning a short flight brings us to the remote town of El Calafate, after lunch in a local restaurant, we drive across into Chile to the most. Today we drive across Chile into the most spectacular part of this tour to the Torres Del Paine National Park and our luxury hotel THE EXPLORA. Explora Patagonia is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Pehoe. It has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers.
JANUARY 19 (FRIDAY) TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
With over 40 excursions to choose from, we will cover many areas in the Park either on foot, horseback, or by van. Excursions are led by a expert guide for walks towards crystal clear woods of lenga trees, hiking to viewpoints and horseback riding through the Park’s pampas (grasslands) and rivers or various exploration drives.
JANUARY 20 (SATURDAY) TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Full day to enjoy the excursions or to relax at this ‘One of a kind hotel/resort’ in the world.
JANUARY 21 (SUNDAY) TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Another full day to enjoy the excursions or to relax at this ‘One of a kind hotel/resort’ in the world.
JANUARY 22 (MONDAY) Torres Del Paine NATIONAL PARK - EL CALAFATE (B, L, D)
Today we drive back to El Calafate, Argentina- XELENA HOTEL, LAKE VIEW ROOMS. Afternoon tour of Glacier National Park. Set off to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers. Huge icebergs from the glacier will collapse into the Lake. The roar of the gigantic ice rocks falling and crashing into the waters of the channel is a unique experience. Walk along the footpath to view the Glacier from different viewpoints.
JANUARY 23 (TUESDAY) EL CALAFATE (B, L, D)
Today we cruise aboard RIOS DE HIELO EXPRESS- shared service with box lunch- sail across the North Arm of Lake Argentino to the Upsala Canal, where we find a spectacular Ice Barrier. From there we will have a panoramic view of Upsala Glacier. Then we navigate the Spegazzini Canal, where we can observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of the highest Spegazzini Glacier National Park, our last point of visit.
JANUARY 24 (WEDNESDAY) El Calafate - Buenos Aires- (B)
Fly to Buenos Aires this morning. We begin our 2-3 hours drive to the airport for a flight to the interesting, elegant city of Buenos Aires. PARK TOWER HOTEL. Rest of the day at leisure. Time available to walk on the famous Florida street to the Puerto Madero area full of restaurants and views of modern Buenos Aires or enjoy a Gondola ride Venice style!.
JANUARY 25 (THURSDAY) BUENOS AIRES (B)
Sightseeing tour visiting all main highlights: Drive past the Pink House, Parliament, enjoy a leisurely walk in the colorful La Boca, San Telmo area, then drive past the wide Aveneda 9 de Julio to see the great obelisk, theater district and continue on to the exclusive Recoleta area where you will visit the cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Evening opportunity to attend a Tango Show with dinner (Optional).
JANUARY 26 (FRIDAY) BUENOS AIRES - (B)
Full day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires on your own.
JANUARY 27 (SATURDAY) LEAVE BUENOS AIRES FOR HOME OR BEGIN TOUR EXTENTIONS TO IGUASSU FALLS AND/OR RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
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