Landmark Tours Holidays
Patagonia Glaciers, Tierra del Fuego and Cosmopolitan Cities
14 Night Itinerary from £5,197
Explore massive Patagonian glaciers in windswept Tierra del Fuego and mountain trails at your leisure. Enjoy cosmopolitan cities with shops, monuments, parks, great architecture, restaurants, excellent cuisine and sophisticated wine region.
Select your preferred departure date
- Buenos Aires - 2 Nights
- Valdés Peninsula - 3 Nights
- Ushuaia - 2 Nights
- Calafate - 3 Nights
- Torres Del Paine - 3 Nights
- Santiago de Chile - 1 Night
- Enjoy the great outdoors and abundant wildlife in Chilean and Argentine Patagonia
- Journey to glacier fields, snow-capped mountains, serene lakes and icy channels
- Start in stylish Buenos Aires, home to traditional cafes and tango halls
- Marvel at bird and sea life in the Valdes Peninsula and see whales up close
- Discover the remote beauty of Ushuaia, the world's most southerly city
- Be awed by the raw power of the staggering Perito Moreno Glacier
- Hike past granite peaks and sparkling lakes at Torres del Paine National Park
- Choose to extend your trip with an unforgettable Andean Lake Crossing
This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.
Buenos Aires - 2 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 2 - Arrive Buenos Aires, afternoon guided tour
Day 3 - At leisure in Buenos Aires
- Full Description
Monday, 30 January 2023
Fly to Buenos Aires
Depart any day of the week on your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Arrive Buenos Aires, afternoon guided tour
On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your preferred hotel for 2 nights. In the afternoon, our local guide will show you the best of this fascinating city, passing through the old quarter of La Boca with distinctive, brightly coloured houses, the Plaza de Mayo and Presedential Casa Rosada. We end the tour in the elegant Parque de Recoleta, to relax in one of the many stylish street cafes.
Wednesday, 01 February 2023
At leisure in Buenos Aires
At leisure in Buenos Aires. You can choose from a wide range of optional excursions (bookable locally). Don't miss a tango dinner and dance show in the evening.
Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel
An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.
Buenos Aires - First Hotel
Located in Puerto Madero the hotel is within walking distance to many of the city's attractions. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms with luxurious bedding, bathroom linens and exclusive amenities, most advanced technologies & classy contemporary furnishings.
Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel
In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.
Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class
Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.
Valdés Peninsula - 3 Nights
Day 4 - Travel to Puerto Madryn
Day 5 - Penínsul Valdés
Day 6 - Península Valdés
- Full Description
Thursday, 02 February 2023
Travel to Puerto Madryn
Fly to Trelew, from where we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Madryn, located on the coast in Northern Patagonia. The city has white sandy beaches and a delightful promenade with stylish cafes and restaurants. We stay in Puerto Madryn for 3 nights for in-depth exploration of the Valdes Peninsula.
Friday, 03 February 2023
Enjoy a full day excursion to the nearby Península Valdés, home to much wildlife including sea lion colonies, penguins, seals and many species of birds. Between the months of June to November, we take a boat trip out to sea to observe the Southern Right Whales that make this area their breeding ground.
Saturday, 04 February 2023
A further day of guided explorations enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Puerto Madryn and exploring the Valdes Peninsula, listed in 1999 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The area of the Peninsula is vast, covering over 1,400 square miles. We see some salt lakes and hope to spot the Argentine grey fox, pichi, rheas, maras and guanacos and other species in the company of your expert local guide.
Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes - Tourist Hotel
The Hotel Tolosa is located in the commercial centre of Puerto Madryn City, only two bocks from the coast.
All 85 rooms have private bathroom facilities and are supplied with telephone, central heating, cable TV and hair dryer.
Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes - First Hotel
Located just outside the town of Puerto Madryn, the Territorio hotel is a modern construction with 36 comfortable rooms. Every room has a stunning view over Golfo Nuevo Bay to Peninsula Valdez beyond. The hotel also has a spa and lounge bar, but no restaurant.
Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes - First Hotel
The Hotel Peninsula Valdes is a modern-looking high-rise building situated at the heart of Puerto Madryn, providing easy access to a range of excursions.
The 70 rooms all have en suite bathroom, telephone and air conditioning. The hotel also has a spa, offering a range of treatments.
Ushuaia - 2 Nights
Day 7 - Ushuaia
Day 8 - Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego
- Full Description
Sunday, 05 February 2023
Morning flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in Argentina located in a glorious setting by the icy waters of the Beagle Channel. The town lies in the shadow of the towering Andes; as soon as you get off the plane, you will have a special feeling at being at the end of the earth. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel for 2 nights.
Monday, 06 February 2023
Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego
A full day excursion to Lapataia Bay in Tierra del Fuego National Park. We hike with our expert Veloso guide through a stunning landscapes of forests, lakes, streams and snow-capped mountains. Beavers' dams cover the area, and, with luck, we may see some at work. After an invigorating day, we return to Ushuaia.
Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego - Tourist Hotel
Located in central Ushuaia, Los Naranjos offers comfortable rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountain range, the city or the Beagle Channel. All rooms have private facilities, free WiFi, and safe deposit box. The restaurant serves traditional Andean food as well as international dishes.
Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego - Deluxe Resort
Situated on a natural balcony 800 metres above Ushuaia, Arakur Resort offers contemporary luxury rooms surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains, the bay and Ceroo Alarken nature reserve. There is a spa with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, and the restaurant serves excellent international cuisine.
Calafate - 3 Nights
Day 9 - El Calafate
Day 10 - the Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 11 - Optional Visit to Upsala Glacier
- Full Description
Tuesday, 07 February 2023
Morning flight to El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. El Calafate is a characterful town on the southeastern shore of Lago Argentino. Here, many species of birds congregate, including the Magellanic oyster catcher. Transfer to your hotel where we stay for 3 nights. Rest of the day at leisure enjoying the town's excitable atmosphere. There are many cafes, bars and bistros to relax and enjoy.
Wednesday, 08 February 2023
Perito Moreno Glacier
We set off early on what for many is the highlight of this tour, a full day excursion to the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier. This incredible mass has a 4km frontage and a height reaching 70m. Silence reigns, shattered only by the thunderous roar of ice breaking off the glacier and punctuated by the unearthly groans of the creaking glacier. In the company of our expert local guide, we hike along the paths and by glacial streams to the best look out points and take a fascinating boat ride dodging floating icebergs for a different perspective of the glacier and wonderful photo opportunities.
Thursday, 09 February 2023
Optional visit to Upsala Glacier
Today you can relax in El Calafate or take an optional excursion to visit the Upsala Glacier, located in the nearby Los Glaciares National Park. Often overshadowed by the Perito Moreno Glacier, the Upsala Glacier is well worth exploring as you travel by boat up to the northwestern end of Lago Argentino through icebergs and floating ice - its an invigorating experience.
Perito Moreno Glacier - Tourist Hotel
In the heart of the Argentinean Patagonia stands the Esplendor del Calafate Hotel. Located in the center of the charming village of Calafate, the hotel has a marvelous view of the pristine Argentino Lake and the imposing Calafate Hill. Artfully constructed from natural materials such as slate stone and Quebracho wood, the hotel blends beautifully with its spectacular natural surroundings. Each room features a queen-size bed and other amenities include cable TV, telephone, mini bar, and in-room safe. The private bathroom is stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.
Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel
The Posada los Alamos Hotel is situated within 20,000 square metres of parks and gardens, by the shores of Lago Argentino and near downtown Calafate. All 144 rooms are comfortably furnished in a country style and all feature private bathroom facilities as well as mini-bar, safe and cable TV. The hotel has live entertainment, TV and reading rooms; a breakfast room and international restaurant. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool and spa.
Perito Moreno Glacier - Deluxe Lodge
Thirty minutes away from El Calafate, Eolo is a unique place, that embodies the spirit of Patagonia & its staff have lived in Patagonia, thus knowing the area, its customs and its history will enhance your experience at Eolo. Your four day program includes: Full board, transfers non-alcoholic drinks & activities: trek-king, mountain bikes, bird watching, telescope for stargazing, indoor swimming pool, sauna, library, TV room and Internet.
Torres Del Paine - 3 Nights
Day 12 - Torres del Paine National Park
Day 13 - Exploring Torres del Paine
Day 14 - Exploring Torres del Paine
- Full Description
Friday, 10 February 2023
Torres del Paine National Park
We head into the Andes today on a long, scenic drive into Chile to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. We arrive at our hotel or lodge where we stay for 3 nights on a full board basis. The first and deluxe class hotels also include excursions and activities in their prices.
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Exploring Torres del Paine
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.
Sunday, 12 February 2023
Exploring Torres del Paine
A further day to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the world. Your hotel has many included or optional (payable locally) activities you can enjoy such as guided sightseeing, hikes, horse riding, fishing, kayaking and boat trips to see Grey Glaciar.
Patagonia and Torres del Paine - Tourist Hotel
Looking out across the lake, this lodge has been designed to blend in with the surrounding forest of lengua trees. Its restaurant and bar overlook Glacier Grey and all the rooms are centrally heated. From here you can walk to Peninsula Grey, a craggy outcrop surrounded by icebergs, directly opposite the glacier face or get even closer by taking a boat trip from the lodge to the glacier.
Patagonia and Torres del Paine - First Lodge
The Patagonia Camp is located on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park on the shores of "Lago el Toro" and is 100% eco-friendly. This place has been created to fulfill your expectations, combining nature, adventure, relaxation, comfort and luxury. The Camp has 20 luxury yurts specially designed to resist the Patagonian wind, rain and snow, all of which have a view of Lake Toro and the Paine Massif. Each yurt has a private bathroom and a private terrace and is equipped with double beds (twin or king size), closet, desk, and full-bodied timber flooring and heating systems. The Patagonian decor gives the yurts a unique atmosphere. You can relax in the lounge, enjoy your dinner with the meals prepared by the chef. There is one building that serves as a restaurant, bar and lounge. All are connected by elevated walkways. The camp also has a massage room only steps away form the main building. You will enjoy a typical Patagonian Barbecue one of the days of your stay, you will be able to take part in the preparation of the typical "Magellan lamb", and other regional foods.The expert bilingual staff will welcome you and make you feel at home.
There are daily excursions offered, according to your particular preferences and weather conditions which have been tailored in a way that you enjoy the Chilean Patagonia and Torres del Paine at the most and in your best interest. The suggested excursions will be either for a Full Day : Base Torres, Laguna Verde or La Península; or; half day excursions: Mirador Cóndor, Lago Sarmiento, Playa Grey, Mirador Cuernos, Mirador El Estribo, Cerro Tenerife, or Laguna Azul.
Patagonia and Torres del Paine - Deluxe Hotel
Explora Lodge cuisine offers authentic flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. The food is healthy and well-balanced, ideal for people going trekking, horseback riding or on other explorations. All menus include some of the best local dishes, such as Magellanic lamb, southern king crab and delicious fish and vegetables.
Torres del Paine can be visited all year round. Each season has its own beauty, colours and aromas; each reveals new and different aspects of this wonderful place.
Santiago de Chile - 1 Night
Day 15 - Santiago de Chile
Day 16 - Departure
Day 17 - Arrive in the UK
- Full Description
Monday, 13 February 2023
Santiago de Chile
This morning we transfer to Punta Arenas and take an afternoon flight to Santiago de Chile for your final night in Chile. A beautiful city situated in a plateau with the snowcapped Andes stretching alongside, Santiago de Chile has extensive parks and gardens, a bustling centre with tree-lined avenues and the Cerro San Cristóbal and a hilltop reached by funicular railway, which gives us superb views of the city and surroundings.
Or extend your stay in the Chilean and Argentine Lake Districts and return to the UK via Buenos Aires - please call for details.
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Transfer to the airport for overnight flight back to the UK.
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK in the morning.
Santiago de Chile - Boutique
Su Merced is renovated townhouse, small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms. Its location in the Lastarria area opposite the park in the heart of Santiago making it ideal for visiting the artistic, bohemian area of Bellavista, the main square Plaza de Armas, Presidential Palace and downtown. The rooms are comfortable and modern though rather small, and and the hotel has a restaurant and bar on which doubles as the reception.
Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Boutique
This handsome townhouse, built in 1927, has been renovated and converted into a luxury boutique hotel, with all its original architectural splendour. Filled with European style and sophistication, the 14 rooms were designed to make guests feel at home. The hotel retains the back garden of the original house, complete with a small pool. The hotel has a simple snack bar, but there are many bars and restaurants nearby.
Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Hotel
The Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just a short distance from the heart of Santiago. There are 160 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safety box and mini bar. The hotel also features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and business centre. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.
|Season||Low Season||High Season|
|Travel Dates||1 Jan - 30 June, 6 Sept - 15 Dec||1 July - 5 Sept, 16 Dec - 31 Dec|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£5,197||£6,458||£4,909||£6,186|
|Multiple Travellers - Own Room||£6,246||£7,546||£5,958||£7,257|
|Single Traveller - Own Room||£6,867||£9,142||£6,579||£8,853|
Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.
- 17 Days / 14 Nights
- International flights (2 overnight)
- Internal flights
- Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
- 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
- Transfers to and from airports
- Transport throughout the itinerary
- Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
- Prices are per person
- Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
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