Explore Patagonia visiting some of the most spectacular vistas on the earth. Glaciers, Andes mountain ranges, lakes, fjords, isolated natural wonders makes this a one of a kind photo-trip. Start your tour in fashionable Buenos Aires- enjoy Tango show, fly to El Calafate the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina's Largest National Park, and the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. Continue to most spectacular mountain areas in Chile to the Torres Del Paine National Park with its unique jagged-tooth massive cordilera. These foothills of the Patagonian Andes offer beautiful places to enjoy a direct contact with nature. Fly south to Argentinas, top wildlife viewing spots -including the Pumas- and some of the most remote National Parks and isolated Islands of Southern Chile. Cruise among the isolated Southern Chile Islands until the mythic Cape Horn. Exuberant landscape & wildlife. On return visit the Lake District of Chile and Puerto Montt the Salmon capital of Chile, see the conical Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Waterfalls, and visit the Vincent Rosales National Park the oldest park with dense forests, glens and lakes. Finish your tour visiting the wineyards around Santiago, visit the port of Valparaiso and in Santiago visit the home of the famous poet Pablo Neruda.

18 DAYS PATAGONIA SPECTACULAR - ARGENTINA AND CHILE

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Explore Patagonia visiting some of the most spectacular vistas on the earth. Glaciers, Andes mountain ranges, lakes, fjords, isolated natural wonders makes this a one of a kind photo-trip. Start your tour in fashionable Buenos Aires- enjoy Tango show, fly to El Calafate the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina's Largest National Park, and the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. Continue to most spectacular mountain areas in Chile to the Torres Del Paine National Park with its unique jagged-tooth massive cordilera. These foothills of the Patagonian Andes offer beautiful places to enjoy a direct contact with nature. Fly south to Argentinas, top wildlife viewing spots -including the Pumas- and some of the most remote National Parks and isolated Islands of Southern Chile. Cruise among the isolated Southern Chile Islands until the mythic Cape Horn. Exuberant landscape & wildlife. On return visit the Lake District of Chile and Puerto Montt the Salmon capital of Chile, see the conical Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Waterfalls, and visit the Vincent Rosales National Park the oldest park with dense forests, glens and lakes. Finish your tour visiting the wineyards around Santiago, visit the port of Valparaiso and in Santiago visit the home of the famous poet Pablo Neruda.


Day 01 Arrive Buenos Aires. Rest of the day at leisure to rest after your long flight. Evening a Tango Show and dinner near Puerto Madero.


Day 02 Full day tour visiting main highlights of Buenos Aires: Pink House, drive past the Parliament, the obelisk, walk in La Boca, San Telmo and the exclusive Recoleta area.


Day 03 Transfer to the Airport for Flight to El Calafate. Excursion to the Perito Moreno glacier.

Set off to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers. Huge icebergs from the glacier collapse into the Lake. The roar of the gigantic ice rocks falling and crashing into the waters of the channel is a unique experience. Walks along the footpath to view the Glacier from different viewpoints. An optional trek over the Glacier with crampons is available as an amazing experience.


Day 04- Full day excursion by large boat to Upsala and spectacular Ice barrior.

Full DAY SHARED tour to RIOS DE HIELO EXPRESS – 9am to 3pm approximately. Pick from your hotel is around 0745am…for drive to Punta Bandera Port from where you sail on a large boat. Course: Punta Bandera, North Arm, Canal Upsala, iceberg barrier, Spegazzini Canal, Gl. Spegazzini, Punta Bandera.
Boarding: Port of Punta Bandera. The boarding time in the port of Punta Bandera Private (47 kilometers from the city of El Calafate), will be at 08:30 am and departure is at 09:00 am, after the passengers are informed about the safety and sailing conditions. Once aboard sail across the North Arm of Lake Argentino until 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, being our last point of visit. Return to Puerto Punta Bandera will be at 14:00 pm. approximately according vessel.


Day 05- Drive to Torress del Paine National Park.

Today we drive to the Chilean Border will take aprox 4hrs Cross the border at Cancha Carrera and continue to the North surrounded by magnificent scenery. Finally arrive to our Hotel located in front of the Massif with stunning views of the Horns and Towers.


Day 06- Torress Del Paine National Park

Visit the Park most famous highlights while enjoying some beautiful walks where you will be surrounded by the flora and fauna facing the marvelous mountains that form part of the Paine Massif. visit the Park most famous highlights while enjoying some beautiful walks where you will be surrounded by the flora and fauna facing the marvelous mountains that form part of the Paine Massif. Salto Grande & Chico and Lake Nordeskjold.


Day 07 Torres Del Paine National Park

Early morning our first attempt searching for the American Lion, the Puma. Our specialist guides will take us to the places where this elusive animal can be seen. Definitely one of the Highlights of this trip. In the afternoon relax to enjoy the spa and some walks for main highlights spots close by the Hotel.


Day 08- Punta Arenas and board the Stella Australis Cruise.

Morning drive south to Punta Arenas (4 hours) and head to the Port where we board the Stella Australis Cruise ship. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for the southernmost part of the earth. Our trip takes us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.


Day 09 Ainesworth Bay and Tuckers Island

At dawn, we will be navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, within Alberto De Agostini National Park. From the distance we will see Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range, and appreciate how the land comes back to life after ice retreat. We will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan forest. On the beach, we might enjoy the view of Southern Elephant Seals, although sighting cannot be guaranteed due to colonys unpredictable location. Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, onboard Zodiac boats, we will be sailing to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (endemic to the Southern Hemisphere) and Cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay.


Day 10 - PIA GLACIER:

We will be navigating along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where disembarking is scheduled. We will take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which we can appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountain tops down to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, our sailing will continue along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.


Day 11 Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where disembarking is schedule (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 1,394-foot high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the End of the Earth?. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the regions largest Yamana aboriginal settlement. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint.


Day 12 Ushuaia - San Carlos de Bariloche

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina's most important city in Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city in the world. Disembarking is scheduled at 8:00 am. Time to explore Ushuaia City. Noon Transfer for Flight to the Switzerland of Argentina - San Carlos de Bariloche and our spectacular hotel Llao Llao Hotel and resort.


Day 13 San Carlos de Bariloche- Local touring and walk in the markets.


Day 14 San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina - Lake crossing across the Andes to Puella, Chile.

Today start from the pier below the Hotel Llao Llao in a catamaran for a sail through Lago Nahuel Huapi. This journey includes crossing the Andean lakes partly by boat and partly on bus through the various unpaved passes to the other side.The pristine lake waters and the mountains on both sides are an embodiment of calmness and peace. The first part of the journey of 15 miles ends at Puerto Blest where the Lago Nahuel Huapi is joined by the Rio Negro with its ethereal green waters (due to the suspended minerals reflecting the sunlight).
Puerto Blest. At this pointa bus ride to Puerto Alegre on Lago Frias. Here board a smaller boat with 35 people for another 20 minutes (4 miles) to Puerto Frias. The colors of this lake are completely different. The green takes on a pastel shade and the environment is even more untouched than the one we crossed a while ago. As the boat approached Puerto Frias in the distance the Volcan Tronador came into sight. This volcano takes its name from ‘thunder’ that it sounded like during its last eruption and the sound of the rocks that rolled down from its fringes. Puerto Frias is the last post on the Argentinian and after immigration procedure another bus ride for nearly 2 hours bring us to Chilean town of Puella.


Day 15 - Visit the Vincent Rosales National Park and drive to Puerto Varas.

Passing through fascinating scenery of hills and valleys, rivers and ravines, various birds and animals, tour all day through the Vincent Rosales National Park covering nearly 1,000 square miles. See the Petrohue Waterfalls, and the enormous Osorno Volcano in the distance, a snowcapped cone which looks like the Mount Fuji in Japan. This afternoon reach a ranch at Alerce to meet Chilean cowboys to watch their rodeo skills.



Day 16- drive to Puerto Montt airport for flight to Santiago, Chile. Afternoon tour of Santiago including a visit to the home of Pablo Neruda and visit Bellavista, Santiagos Bohemian distric.


Day 17 Full day excursion to Valparaiso and a Chilean wineyard. and enjoy farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Today we drive to the old port of Valparaiso, Chile’s third largest city and a cultural center. We also visit a local winery for a private tour and tasting and lunch.


Day 18 Day to rest relax and for last minute shopping- Transfer to the airport for flights home.

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