Highlights of Patagonia

 Fall in love with Patagonia amid its massive peaks, welcoming people, and incredible foods. Take in the colors of Buenos Aires then head into nature to explore Torres del Paine National Park and the humbling Perito Moreno Glacier. Reaching the end of the world at Ushuaia is just the tip of the iceberg of this incredible adventure.


Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Transfer Ezeiza Airport - Hotel - Private Service with English speaking guide. Free time to explore on your own.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
Early transfer to Ezeiza Airport for flight to Ushuaia. Accommodation in a hotel on the Beagle Channel beach.

Day 3 - Ushuaia
HD Sea Lion Island Navigation -

In this tour you will board the ship that departs from the Ushuaia Bay. You will be able to have a full view of the southernmost city of Ushuaia Province, the Olivia Mount, Fique Estancia and the Tunnel, the Escarpado Mount and the Encajonado River. Then, you will get to the renowned Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and the Lobos Island, where you will observe the sea fauna. Then, in the Pajaros Island you will see the habitat of the southern fur sea and numerous species of birds, such as cormorants, skuas, sea gulls, petrels, ducks and albatrosses.

Day 4 - Ushuaia

Today, you will go on a half day tour to get to know the most southern protected natural area and the only National Park with sea shores: The Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will access to this park by taking the National Route No. 3.
Located close to the city of Ushuaia, the national park stretches 60 km (37 miles) north from the Beagle Channel along the Chilean border. Its 630 km2 (244 sq. miles) include parts of the Fagnano and Roca lakes, the second of which opens into the Lapataia Bay on the southern coast, a popular point for treks. The park has dramatic scenery, with waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers. The park’s topography is very wide-ranging with mountains, rivers, valleys and lakes. It is very rich in flora and fauna with a large number and an ample variety of species.
After walking across lengas forests, watching beavers damns and maybe, admire some wild animals and birds of this region; you will get to Lapataia bay where the National rout No.3 ends, together with this tour.

In the afternoon- : End of the World Train – Tourist Class
Services leave from the 'End of the World' station 8 km / 5 miles west of Ushuaia. The route takes passengers along the Pico Valley in the Toro gorge and to Cascada de la Macarena station where visitors are able to learn about the Yamana people and climb to a viewpoint at a 15-minute stop. The train then enters the national park and the forest, travelling through the valley below the mountains, reaching El Parque station where tourists can return by coach or train.
After getting off the train, you will walk across lengas forests, watching beavers´ damns and maybe, admire some wild animals and birds of this region; you will get to Lapataia bay where the National rout No.3 ends, together with this tour.

Day 5 -– Ushuaia / El Calafate
Transfer in the morning to Ushuaia airport for domestic flight to El Calafate. Free time to explore El Calafate in the afternoon

Day 6 - El Calafate
HD El Calafate Balcony Excursion

El Calafate Balcony is located 1,100 meters (3,608 ft.) above sea level and it is accessed on 4x4 vehicles.
The panoramic view is unique: Lake Argentino, the southernmost lake in Patagonia covering an area of almost 1,500 square km (579 square mi.); the tourist village of El Calafate with its gable-roof houses; Chaltén and Torres Mountains reaching heights above 3,000 meters (9,840 ft.); the Huyliche chain, surrounded by rocky formations evidencing the area’s geological evolution.
The tour also includes a visit to the Stone Labyrinth in Estancia Anita: an 85 million year old Cretaceous formation. When descending, Piedra de los Sombreros, a really peculiar formation, is accessed.

Day 7 – El Calafate
FD Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion -
Departing in the morning from El Calafate, after a 80 km. road we get to the view point area in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The panoramic point has balconies in different levels connected by path ways and stairs which can be traversed completely during the tour to appreciate from different points this impressive glacier.
The most adventurers can go trekking along the Argentinean Lake contemplating the Perito Moreno.
What to take? Sun glasses, sun screen, comfortable and worm clothes, raincoat, gloves and comfortable shoes.

Day 8 - El Calafate / Puerto Natales
Transfer to the bus station in El Calafate for 5 hours journey by bus to Puerto Natales. Free time in Puerto Natales

Day 9 - Puerto Natales
FD Torres del Paine Excursion -

Early in the morning we head to the cave of the Milodon located to 24 kilometers to the North of Puerto Natales. This Natural Monument is formed by three caverns and a rocky conglomerate called "Devil's Chair".
Before get to the cave, the road of access passes by the "Chair of the devil", name that comes of the imagination popular given to a structure Rocky with appearance of armchair of which is has that was "seat" of the Milodon and that the legend transformed in "Devil".
We will continue by the new access road to the Torres del Paine National Park. During the trip you will see the Sofia Lagoon, Cordillera Prat, the Buenos Aires Lake, Cerro Mesa, del Toro Lake, the Sierra del Toro and probably some whales. Then it is possible to admire the beautiful landscape that surrounds us from the viewpoint of Grey Lake (view towards the Grey glacier, the Paine massif and the Lake of the Bull).
A couple of kilometres further, it’s possible to observe the Cuernos del Paine reaching the fork taking the road over the Serrano bridge continuing to Lake Grey area. In this area we can do a nice walk along the shore of the lake and if conditions help us, we will be able to access the viewpoint of the Grey Peninsula.
Later, we will go to a restaurant located in the sector to take a moment of rest with the option of lunch. (Lunch not included).
At the end of this restful break we’ll begin the second stage of our visit to Torres del Paine National Park, heading to the Salto Grande sector. Visit the viewpoint of Lake Nordenskjold and continue to enjoy diverse views in our undulating route that brings us slowly to the Laguna Amarga area, but first visiting the Paine waterfall; a beautiful place where you can see the discharge of water Milky that come from the glaciers through the Paine River and that finally drain in the bosom of last hope, after a prolonged journey through the heart of the national park.
After admiring this pleasant show, return to the city of Puerto Natales passing by the viewpoint of the Sarmiento Lake.

Day 10 - Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas
Transfer Hotel – Puerto Natales Bus Station - Bus Tickets Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - (3 hours approx.)

Free time to explore Punta Arenas

Day 11 - Punta Arenas / Santiago de Chile
Transfer Hotel - Punta Arenas Airport – for a flight to Santiago de Chile. Afternoon on your own the capital of Chile.

Day 12&13 - Days at leisure – Santiago de Chile

Day 14 - Full Day Valparaiso & Viña del Mar with Vineyard Excursion

Discover the enological secrets of the Casablanca Valley, the garden city of Viña del Mar, and the heritage of the port of Valparaíso.
We begin with the Casablanca Wine Route, the wine tourism destination characterized by the imposing wine cellars and extensive vineyards of Chile’s most prestigious wineries. We will visit Casas del Bosque, which will show us their excellent, cold-climate premium wines, particularly known for their fine Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
We will then cross the Coastal Mountain Range to Viña del Mar, whose name was inspired by the vineyards that existed in the area when the city was founded. We will enjoy its extensive parks and beautiful avenues and then continue along the coastal road to Reñaca, which has the best beaches.
We will visit the port of Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will enjoy a gourmet lunch (at guest´s expense) and marvel at its history, its beautiful architecture, and its unique geography dominated by hillsides where unique elevators transport residents to their picturesque houses.

Day 15 - Santiago de Chile - Departure


Price Includes:
14 nights in selected hotels with breakfast
transfer airport – hotel – airport in each destination
bus tickets El Calafate- Puerto Natales and Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas
tours as per program
local English speaking guide
national park entrance fees

Not Included:
international and domestic flights
services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
early check-in
late check-out and hotel extras
insurance
personal expenses
tips
additional tours that can be booked on the free days

Additional Services:
3 domestic flights: about 500 EUR (to be confirmed depending on the dates and availability) Day 2 Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Day 5 Ushuaia to El Calafate Day 11 Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile


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