The Yamana Tour

The highlights of Chile and Argentina make up this tour, from the subtropical Iguazú Falls, to the southern tip of South America, Ushuaia, by the icy waters of the Beagle Channel. Journey through spectacular and distinct landscapes with great opportunities to see wildlife.

Lake District Extension

Additional 3 nights - 17 night itinerary:

Puerto Montt - 1 night (instead of Santiago)

Bariloche - 2 nights

Buenos Aires - 1 night

Optional extension to Iguazú Falls - 2 nights

 

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Duration: 14 Nights

Prices from: £3865


Countries:

  • Argentina
  • Chile

  • Features:

  • Landmark Tours
  • Itinerary

    Buenos Aires - 2 nights

    Puerto Madryn - 3 nights

    Ushuaia - 2 nights

    Calafate - 3 nights

    Torres del Paine - 3 nights

    Santiago - 1 night

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    Tour Itinerary

    Days 1-3
    Depart any day of the week for Buenos Aires arriving the following day. Transfer to our hotel for 2 nights. In the afternoon we will visit this fascinating city, passing through the old quarter of La Boca with its distinctive, brightly coloured houses, the Plaza de Mayo and the presidential Casa Rosada and finishing in the elegant Parque de Recoleta, to relax in one of the many stylish street cafés. The next day is free. (B)

    Day 4-6
    Fly out to Trelew and transfer to our hotel in Puerto Madryn for 3 nights. Full day excursions to Península Valdés. Wildlife abounds. Guided to the superb vantage points, we can observe sea lion colonies, enormous elephant seals, penguins and, depending on the season, we take a motor boat out to see the southern right whales at close range. (B)

    Day 7
    Transfer to Trelew airport and fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in Argentina, located in a glorious setting by the icy waters of the Beagle Channel, at the foot of the towering Andes. On arrival transfer to our hotel for 2 nights. (B)

    Day 8
    An early morning start for a full day excursion to Lapataia Bay in the national park. We walk through the park which encompasses a stunning region of forests, lakes, streams, and snow-capped mountains. Beavers' dams cover the area, and, with luck, we may see some at work. Return to Ushuaia. (B)

    Day 9
    Fly to Calafate, a little resort, on the southeastern shore of Lago Argentino, where birds congregate, including the Magellanic oystercatcher. We stay for 3 nights. (B)

    Days 10-11
    We set off early on a full day excursion to the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier, with its 4km frontage and height reaching 70m. Silence reigns, shattered only by the thunderous roar of ice breaking off the glacier, and punctuated by the unearthly groans of creaking ice. The following day there is an optional excursion to visit the Upsala glacier, travelling by boat up to the northwestern end of Lago Argentino. (B)

    Day 12-14
    A long, scenic crossing into Chile to Torres del Paine National Park for 3 nights. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the massive Torres rise up out of the earth, reflected in the glacial waters of Lake Nordenskjöld, all on our doorstep. Many walks can be taken, of varying degrees of difficulty, all affording splendid mountain views and an opportunity to observe the wildlife. See page 82 for a map of the park to plan your walks. We have two full days to enjoy the scenery. (B)

    Day 15-16
    Morning transfer to Punta Arenas for a late afternoon flight to Santiago de Chile, a beautiful city situated in a plateau with the snowcapped Andes stretching alongside. It has extensive parks and gardens, a bustling centre with tree-lined avenues and the Cerro San Cristóbal, a hilltop reached by funicular railway, which gives us superb views of the city and surroundings. Overnight and return home arriving on Day 17 .

    Extension: The Lake District 

    Day 15
    Transfer to Punta Arenas for an  afternoon flight to Puerto Montt. (B)

    Day 16
    Lake crossing into Argentina by bus and boat surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. Lunch at Peulla. Stewards take your luggage so that you can enjoy the landscape as we cross three lakes to reach Bariloche. (B,L)

    Day 17
    A day at leisure in San Carlos de Bariloche dubbed the 'Switzerland of Latin America', due to its similar landscape of clear lakes surrounded by high mountain peaks. (B)

    Day 18
    Fly to Buenos Aires, and on arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. (B) 

    Day 19
    Time for a brief tour of the city before being taken to the airport for your flight home arriving on Day 20. (B)

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    Dates & Prices


    PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL TOURS

     

    Tourist

    First

    No of traveller

    Seasons

    1 Single Traveller

    2 Sharing Double

    Single Supp

    1 Single Traveller

    2 Sharing Double

    Single Supp

    Yamana Tour

    All year

    £3230

    £1940

    £798

    £4506

    £2593

    £1072

    With Lake District

    All year

    £4935

    £2350

    £1012

    £5146

    £3075

    £1225

    AIRFARES below for Transatlantic Flights and all Internal Flights to be added to the Tour Prices above:

    Flight Seasons & Prices From:

    Yamana Tour

    With Lake District

    Low (01 Jan - 27 Jun; 01 Sep - 19 Dec)

    £2081

    £2158

    High (28 Jun - 31 Aug; 20 Dec - 31 Dec)

    £2414

    £2354

    All prices are subject to avaibility at time of booking, and are per person with IBERIA  from London Heathrow. Most UK Regional Airports add £80. UK departure tax included.

    BUSINESS CLASS uprgrade with Iberia Yamana Tour: £1940 in High Season, £2081 in Low Season. Yamana Tour with Lake District: £1747 in High Season, £1944 in Low Season. 

    TAILOR-MADE SERVICE: Please enquire for a personalised itinerary to fulfil your individual requirements. We can combine Tourist class hotels with private transfers and excursions and we can offer De Luxe Hotels.

     

    20 Days / 17 Nights (17 Days/ 14 Nights for Yamana Tour) INCLUDING accommodation with breakfast, all flights (2 overnight), taxes, all
    transfers and excursions with our Englishspeaking guides, entrance fees, services of our representatives throughout, all transport and meals as per the itinerary
    shown. 

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