Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. There are no planned activities, so check in and enjoy the city.
Day 2: Buenos Aires/San Carlos de Bariloche
Catch a flight to northern Patagonia. Enjoy the highlights of the scenic San Carlos de Bariloche on a circuito chico tour.
Day 3: San Carlos de Bariloche
Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town.
Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada, or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then take a day hike around Cerro Catedral or enjoy some shopping. It’s also important to know that Bariloche is famous for its quality and quantity of chocolate!
Day 4: San Carlos de Bariloche/Puerto Varas
Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas, which is located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world.
There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture-perfect views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers.
Day 5: Puerto Varas
Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.
Day 6: Puerto Varas/Torres del Paine National Park
Catch a flight to Punta Arenas then transfer to stunning Torres del Paine National Park.
Words cannot describe the majesty and beauty of this national park in Chilean Patagonia. The lucky people have the opportunity to see this area and those who do will find it difficult to forget its vivid colours and tranquility. Once a large sheep estancia, the park was established in 1959 as the Parque Nacional Lago Grey. Prior to this, “baqueanos” (cowboys) grazed their flocks here and fires occasionally burnt out of control. More land was added to the park in 1962 and the name was changed to its present one. The “Torre” (Tower) Sur rises 2,900m (9,512 ft) above sea level, the Torre Central is 2,850m (9,348 ft) high, and the Torre Norte measures 2,600m (8,528 ft). The “Cuernos” (Horns) del Paine, massive blocks of various rock layers visible from great distances, are as spectacular as the towers themselves.
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Torres del Paine National Park
Enjoy a day of exploring Torres del Paine National Park with an expert guide. Travel by van and embark on short walks to reach amazing lookouts. Marvel at pristine turquoise lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls at one of the most scenic parks in Patagonia.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Torres del Paine National Park/El Calafate
Enjoy a scenic drive to El Calafate.
Drive towards lofty peaks to the dynamic Moreno Glacier in Glacier National Park. Spot condors, rheas, eagles or flamingos en route, but the real star of the day is the glacier itself, located at the southern terminus of Glacier National Park.
Day 9: El Calafate
This morning, enjoy a lecture by a local glacier expert. After, take an excursion into Glacier National Park to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. There’s an option to get closer with a boat ride up to the front of the glacier.
Day 10: El Calafate/Ushuaia
Fly to the port city of Ushuaia at the end of the earth.
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel.
Day 11: Ushuaia
Navigate the Beagle Channel on a catamaran and admire the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Seal Island, and Bird Island. Later, get up close and personal with the penguins on Martillo Island as you explore the rookery with a naturalist guide.
Day 12: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
Fly back to Buenos Aires and take some time to explore on your own. Spend the evening as a local Porteño, enjoying a night out with typical dinner in a local café then onto a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Once we've practiced our new steps, its time for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy or if you're brave, join in.
Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Known as the “Paris of the Americas”, Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life.
When you’re finished exploring, rest your feet and enjoy a drink at one of the many sidewalk cafés, ideal places to get a feel for the contemplative Argentine way of life. Since Buenos Aires will be the last chance to try the succulent beef, chicken, and chorizo parrilladas, dig in and enjoy!
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a city tour of the “Paris of the Americas”, visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Perón's famed balcony presides over the square, La Boca, and the renowned Recoleta Cemetery.
Known as the “Paris of the Americas”, Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo. Consider catching a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías or wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.
Day 14: Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.