Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights in Buenos Aires
- 3 nights in Bariloche
- 3 nights in Puerto Varas
- 3 nights in Santiago
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive in Buenos Aires
On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and start exploring the city at your own pace.
Included: Arrival transfer, hotel
Day 3: Buenos Aires city tour
After breakfast this morning, you will join a small group for a half day city tour. You will be picked up by your driver and English-speaking guide and shown the highlights of the city, including the famous La Boca Barrio with its colourful buildings and the revamped dockside area of Puerto Madero, offering some of the city’s best culinary experiences. The afternoon will be for you to spend at your leisure.
Included: Breakfast, half day city tour, hotel
Day 4: Buenos Aires
Today is free for you to explore the city at your own pace and, as a last night treat, we have included a live tango show with return transfers.
Included: Breakfast, tango show tickets and transfers, hotel
Day 5: Buenos Aires to Bariloche
After breakfast, you will be collected by your driver and taken to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Bariloche sits on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi and its compact size is perfect for strolling around on foot Spend the rest of the day walking around, soaking up the views and sipping on the local wine. Be sure to try some of the chocolate this town is famous for too – it’s divine!
Included: Departure transfer, flight to Bariloche, arrival transfer, hotel
Day 6: Bariloche and surroundings half day tour
Today you will join a small group for a tour through the spectacular scenery that surrounds Bariloche. The trip will take along the shores of the lake, with stunning views of the Andean mountain range in the distance and the ever-changing colours of the water in the foreground. We have also included a short trip by chair-lift to the top of Cerro Campanario. From here you can marvel at the breath-taking views over the lakes and Andean peaks. The 360-degree panorama delivers marvellous vistas of several lakes, including the famous Perito Moreno Lake and the peaks of the Otto, Lopez, Goye and Cathedral mountains.
Included: Breakfast, half day tour of Bariloche and surrounds, hotel
Day 7: Bariloche
Today is free for you to explore at your own pace. Bariloche offers a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and a wealth of activities like water sports, horse riding, paragliding and skiing in the winter season. You can add any of these activities to your itinerary – just ask!
Included: Breakfast, hotel
Day 8: Bariloche to Puerto Varas lake crossing
Today you will experience a full day excursion like no other, crossing the border between Argentina and Chile by lake. The day will comprise a combination of land transfers and 3 lake crossings by catamaran, with staggering scenery every step of the way. You will need to pass through passport control in both countries and a stop for lunch is included in Peulla. At the end of the day, you will arrive in Puerto Varas where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Included: Breakfast, transfer to the pier, lake crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas, transfer to hotel, hotel
Day 9: Petrohué and Osorno Volcano tour
Today, you will set off on a full day tour to the Petrohué waterfalls and the Osorno Volcano. After breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and travel through beautiful Andean landscapes to visit the famous falls with their crashing turquoise waters. From here, you will continue to Lake Todos Los Santos, which originates from a glacier, and the towering Osorno Volcano, one of the most famous active volcanoes in Chile. Lunch is included in the rural town of Ensenada.
Included: Breakfast, full day Petrohué and Osorno tour, lunch, hotel
Day 10: Chiloé Island tour
Chiloé Island is unique in all cultural aspects from its traditions to its history, architecture and gastronomy. Any holiday in the Chilean Lake District should include a visit to this magical place. The island is reached by a quick ferry ride from the mainland and once you will set foot here, you will quickly discover how different it is from the rest of Latin America. Today’s tour will take you on a full day discovery of Chiloé’s natural landscapes and history with visits to Ancud, Dalcahue and its capital, Castro.
Included: Breakfast, full day Chiloé Island tour, hotel
Day 11: Puerto Varas to Santiago
Today you will leave Northern Patagonia and, after a transfer to Puerto Montt’s airport, you will take a flight to Santiago. When you land, your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in the city.
Included: Breakfast, transfer to Puerto Montt airport, flight to Santiago, arrival transfer to hotel, hotel
Day 12: Santiago half day city tour
After breakfast this morning, you will join a small group for a half day city tour. During the trip, you’ll the take in the legendary landmarks of the Chilean capital, including the Moneda Palace, the president’s seat, the verdant Parque Forestal and the majestic Cathedral. You can choose either a morning or afternoon tour – it’s totally up to you.
Included: Breakfast, half day Santiago tour, hotel
Day 13: Santiago
Today is free for you to spend as you wish. You can opt to explore some of the areas you visited yesterday in more detail or visit some new districts, such as the charming Barrio Italia. Populated by immigrant Italian artisans in the 19th century, this neighbourhood now offers beautiful crafts, boutique cafés and antique bargains, making it the perfect destination for a half day stroll.
Included: Breakfast, hotel
Day 14: Santiago departure
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to the UK.
Included: Breakfast, departure transfer to airport, international flight to the UK
Day 15: Arrive in UK