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Patagonia Tour

18 Night Itinerary from £4,282

Multi-country Landmark Tour

 

Andean landscapes of the Lake District across the mountains to explore Patagonia Glaciers and Tierra del Fuego. Cosmopolitan Cities with a modern lifestyle and excellent restaurants.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Travel with expert guides on our Patagonia tour
  • Enjoy pristine vineyards, sparkling lakes, granite peaks and huge glaciers
  • Start in the stylish city of Buenos Aires, home to the dramatic tango
  • Admire the powerful Andes towering over the modern city of Santiago de Chile
  • Tour the world class vineyards of Mendoza and Santa Cruz
  • Journeying through the verdant forests and crisp waters of the Chilean Lake District
  • Hike past the glistening lakes and chiseled peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Be awed by the power and majesty of the immense Perito Moreno Glacier

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.

Tour Itinerary

1690 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Day 3 - City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Day 1

Flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina

We depart from London for an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, staying for two nights.


Day 2

Buenos Aires

Arriving early in the morning at Buenos Aires, you will be met by your Guide. We conduct an introductory briefing. In the afternoon you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests.

 


Day 3

City Tour of Buenos Aires

Today we enjoy a charming city tour of Buenos Aires, which takes us to the brightly coloured district of La Boca. Painted in a mish-mash of vibrant primary colours. We continue through the centre, passing the huge 9 de Julio Avenue with its famous obelisk, to visit the Cathedral, and see the Presidential Palace - the Pink House. This area is famous for the diverse architecture, glorious buildings built at the turn of the century, many of them boasting a unique French style.

De las Americas

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.

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Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Loi Suites Hotel is located in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, close to the best shops and the trendy cafes overlooking the park. The hotel has 112 fully equipped rooms and suites combining style comfort and technology, and all decorated with tasteful beiges and creams creating a relaxing home away from home. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and health club.

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Alvear Palace Hotel

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.

 

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1693 Mendoza

Mendoza - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Walking tour of Mendoza

Day 5 - Winery visit

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Day 4

Walking tour of Mendoza

We depart from Buenos Aires on a morning flight to Mendoza, in the heart of Argentina's most renowned wine growing region, where we will stay for two nights. In the afternoon we explore this picturesque city, exploring the old and modern districts to visit the many beautiful plazas, exquisite churches and fine museums. We continue to the General San Martin Park, a historical monument commemorating the Army of the Andes, a military force used to free Chile from the Spanish Empire.


Day 5

Winery visit

Full day excursion into the countryside to visit a winery, where we take a tour of the vineyards and cellars to learn about the production of wine as well as to enjoy the wines. We will have lunch at the beautiful country house.

NH Cordillera

Mendoza - Tourist Hotel

Located in the city centre, the NH Cordillera Hotel Mendoza is very close to the Main Square and is just a short stroll from the main shopping areas.

Each of the 105 guestrooms at the hotel is well furnished and equipped with numerous in-room amenities. The hotel also offers attentive room service to ensure you a comfortable stay.

The onsite restaurant serves delicious Spanish, French and Argentinean dishes in a relaxed setting, while the in-house cocktail bar offers a variety of local, national and international wines.

The NH Cordillera Hotel features 4 function rooms to cater for your business meetings, conferences and other social events. There is also a well-facilitated business centre for the professional needs of the guests. The recreational facilities include a gymnasium, sauna and swimming pool.

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Finca Adalgisa

Mendoza - Boutique

It is a charming family home converted three years ago into the first boutique hotel and winery in Mendoza. Although secluded and private, it is conveniently located within 20 minutes drive of Mendoza and is in walking distance of a thriving village community with plenty of local shops and restaurants. The finca offers a relaxing and informal environment where things can be arranged spontaneously. With a delightfully rural character in the quiet location of Chacras de Coria, this splendid finca has two hectares of Malbeck grapes that were originally planted in 1916. Guests may observe the winemaking process and enjoy tasting the fruits of their labour. The finca has eleven ensuite guestrooms (in two buildings, the La Casa Vieja and La Casa de Piedra) that are comfortable and spacious: five are suites and six are double rooms. There is a pleasant swimming pool in the garden. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Cavas Wine Lodge

Mendoza - Deluxe Lodge

Cavas Wine Lodge is located 20 miles south of Mendoza in the city of Agrelo, you will find breathtaking landscapes and home to some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina. Surrounded by pristine vineyards, this superb Mendoza estate nestles in a private 60-acre valley. Expect understated elegance with discreet service and refined comfort. An idyllic setting for private wine tastings, bodega hopping, hiking, rafting or horseback riding. Accommodation includes room and continental breakfast.

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1703 Santiago De Chile

Santiago de Chile - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Travel to Santiago de Chile

Day 7 - Excursion to Vina del Mar & Valparaiso

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Day 6

Travel to Santiago de Chile

Today we travel by public bus across the Andes to Santiago de Chile. The bus crosses the border at a high pass over the mountains, and on a clear day you will have fabulous views for miles in every direction. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 7

Excursion to Vina del Mar & Valparaiso

We journey towards the Pacific Ocean, passing the agricultural valleys of Curacavo and Casablanca before reaching Valparaiso, the main port of the country. This brightly coloured city was once the most important maritime destination for trade on the Pacific coast before the Strait of Panama was opened to navigation in 1914. In the afternoon we travel north along the coastline to reach the city of Vina del Mar. This famous seaside city has luscious parks full of huge trees and palms, earning its name 'Garden City'. We will visit the beautiful park Quinta Vergara with its amphitheatre, the museum of fine arts and the popular beaches.

Su Merced

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.

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Plaza San Francisco Hotel

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.

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Lastarria

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.

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3981 Santa Cruz Vineyards

Santa Cruz - 1 Night

Day 8 - Travel to Santa Cruz

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Day 8

Travel to Santa Cruz

Today we travel through to Santa Cruz, passing through Chile's central wine valleys with the imposing Andes mountains always visible to the east. Take a stroll around the town or visit one of the famous local wineries.

5934 Pucón & Lake District

Chilean Lake District - 3 Nights

Day 9 - Travel to Pucon

Day 10 - Scenic Walk

Day 11 - Day at Leisure in Pucon

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Day 9

Travel to Pucon

Today we travel to Pucon, where we will stay for three nights to relax and enjoy the Chilean Lake District. Pucon is situated on the shore of Lake Villarica, at the foot of a snow-capped volcano and surrounded by temperate forest, making it the ideal destination to relax for a few days or enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer.

 


Day 10

Scenic Walk

Take a scenic walk along the shore of the lake, stopping for picnic lunch on the way. 

 


Day 11

Day at Leisure in Pucon

Today you are free to enjoy Pucon at your own pace, pursuing your own interests, with a range of optional excursions available.

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Punta Arenas - 1 Night

Day 12 - Fly to Punta Arenas

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Day 12

Fly to Punta Arenas

From Pucon we fly through to Punta Arenas, arriving in the evening for one night. Punta Arenas is located on the shore of the Magellan Strait and is the last Chilean town before the island of Tierra del Fuego.

1704 Torres Del Paine

Torres del Paine - 3 Nights

Day 13 - Travel to Torres del Paine

Day 14 - Full day excursion Torres del Paine

Day 15 - Day at Leisure in Torres del Paine

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Day 13

Travel to Torres del Paine

Today we travel north into the Torres del Paine National Park, one of Chile's largest and most visited parks, where we stay at the Lago Grey Hosteria for three nights. The park's towering granite peaks are permanently covered in snow and glaciers melt to form rivers which run through the park into the lakes.


Day 14

Full day excursion Torres del Paine

This is a full day walking excursion to explore Torres Del Paine National. Featuring many beautiful valleys, rivers, lakes, and glaciers, the Cordillera del Paine is the centrepiece of the park located in-between the Magellanic sub-polar forests and the Patagonian Steppes.

 


Day 15

Day at Leisure in Torres del Paine

Today you are free to trek or ride horses in the park, or take a boat trip across the lake to see the magnificent Grey glacier.

Hosteria Las Torres

Patagonia and Torres del Paine - First Lodge

The Hosteria las Torres was once an Estancia that has now been developed for tourism with comfortable, purpose built accommodation with private facilities and heating; restaurant, bar and social area. The Hosteria is ideally located for those wishing to trek along the Ascension River and up to the 'Towers', the rocky peaks with towering above a lake. Visits to Lago Grey on the other side of the park are possible with private transport and excursions arranged at the hosteria.

The rooms of the hotel provide a cozy atmosphere, being the perfect setting to relax and enjoy after a long days excursion. Central heating, box spring beds, telephones and private bathrooms in a rustic yet elegant decoration provide the ideal ambience in our superior rooms for resting and preparing the next days activities.

Several services are available in the relaxing environment of your room, with a simple call you have the possibility of enjoying massages, food, wine and drinks.

Hostería Las Torres offers single, double twin, matrimonial and triple rooms in categories standard and superior.

Large variety of excursions

With over 25 excursions to choose from every day, passengers will have the opportunity to decide the next day's trip with the assessment of their guide. Many of the outings are very different to what is ordinarily offered in the park. Interesting Archeological areas visited on 4x4, private paths that climb to the base of mountain glaciers and the more subtle yet profound walk in the lenga forests provide an in-depth view of the powerful nature in Patagonia.

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Ecocamp Patagonia

Patagonia and Torres del Paine - First Lodge

EcoCamp Patagonia is a unique dome hotel, 100% sustainable, modelled on the ancient shelters of the region’s Kaweskar people. Here, you spend your days exploring the fragile paradise of Patagonia trekking, taking multi-sport adventures, and wildlife watching. In the evening, live in harmony with nature in your very own dome.

The Ecocamp has a range of standard, superior and suite domes. Standard domes have a shared bathroom, while the superior domes and suites have private facilities. They are extremely comfortable.

The public area is called the community dome, where you enjoy included meals, a bar and lounge. A great place to relax after a days explorations.

There is much to do in the area, from trekking to wildlife tours, cycling, fly fishing, sports and adventure excursions and yoga.

The rates are on a full board basis.

SPECIAL OFFER - travel in the Patagonia winter (May-September) and save up to 50%.

 

 

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Explora Patagonia

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.

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1694 Perito Moreno Glacier

El Calafate - 3 Nights

Day 16 - Travel to El Calafate

Day 17 - Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 18 - Boat Trip to Upsala & Onelli Glaciers

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Day 16

Travel to Calafate

From Torres del Paine we travel to Calafate, enjoying views over the Patagonian Steppe on the way. In the afternoon there is time to explore the small town or walk by the lake.


Day 17

Perito Moreno Glacier

Full day tour to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier, a memorable, peaceful site. Walking on the wooden walkways and platforms we will have an excellent view of the glacier, as well as hearing the thunderous sound of large chunks of ice breaking off and falling into the lake (a process known as calving).

 


Day 18

Boat Trip to Upsala & Onelli Glaciers

We travel by boat through the Argentino Lake towards the Upsala Glacier. After passing through the 'Devil's mouth', the narrowest section of the lake we head west. Here the landscape turns into forests and high mountain tops with hanging glaciers. Finally the boat enters the Upsala Channel navigating among giant icebergs. We will then head to the Onelli Bay and walk through pristine Andean-Patagonia forest, to reach the Onelli Lake, before we journey to the Spegazzini Channel to view the Parks highest glacier at 130 meters tall.

Kosten Aike

Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel

The Kosten Aike Hotel is located in downtown Calafate, near Lago Argentino. It is built in a traditional style with wooden staircases and balconies, wide eaves and galleries. All 70 rooms have private bathroom, heating, TV, minibar, safe, and telephone. There is a restaurant, bar, games room, garden, terrace and a sitting room with fireplace. The hotel also features a spa with massage room, sauna and hydro-massage. Accommodation includes room and continental breakfast.

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Los Sauces

Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel

Los Sauces Casa Patagonia lies by the Calafate River on a 10-acre surface area which is naturally landscaped with native trees and plant species. The structure of this facility follows the architectural style typical of the region, which combines native features with European influences. The interior offers a cosy climate, both for the body and mind, where those characteristics differentiating Los Sauces, Casa Patagonica from the rest of the hotels in the area become the clue. The books, the music, the chimneys, the garden, the personalised assistance and the exquisite options from the kitchen. The bedrooms blend the highest modern technology and a careful and elegant decoration with the stress on those tiny details which make both a stay and a moment unforgettable. The main house has the living room, library and restaurant. A second house has the Spa. Three houses have 6 rooms each and a living room. Four of the rooms are Suites and two are corner suites. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

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Mirador del Lago Kau Yatun

Perito Moreno Glacier - First Hotel

The El Mirador del Lago Hotel is located near the downtown area, facing Lago Argentino. All rooms have a cosy feel to them and include private bathroom, tv, music, central heating, and safety deposit box. The hotel has a restaurant and snack bar for guest convenience. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

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1690 Buenos Aires

Return via Buenos Aires - 1 Night

Day 19 - Flight to Buenos Aires

Day 20 - Return flight

Day 21 - Arrive home

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Day 19

Flight to Buenos Aires

We fly from Calafate to Buenos Aires, and transfer to our hotel for the last night. Your last opportunity to explore Buenos Aires.


Day 20

Return flight

Transfer to the airport for return overnight flight to the UK.


Day 21

Arrive in the UK

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Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,282

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 21 Days / 18 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

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