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The Yamana Tour

14 Night Itinerary from £4,1783,904$4,849

Landmark Multi-country Tour

Explore Patagonian glaciers and Andean landscapes of lush forests, pristine lakes and snow-covered peaks, plus windswept Tierra del Fuego

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Patagonia Glaciers, Tierra del Fuego and across the Andes through lush forests, lakes and snow covered peaks

Explore Patagonian glaciers and Andean landscapes of lush forests, pristine lakes and snow-covered peaks, plus windswept Tierra del Fuego

Travel Highlights

  • 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 the stylish city of Buenos Aires, home to traditional cafes and tango halls
  • Marvel at the bird and sea life of the Valdes Peninsula and see whales up close
  • Travel to the southernmost city in the world to discover the remote beauty of Ushuaia
  • 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

Journey Breakdown

The Yamana Tour
Travel Itinerary

Buenos Aires Days 1 - 3

Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Arrive Buenos Aires, afternoon guided tour

Day 3 - At leisure in Buenos Aires

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Depart any day of the week on your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 - 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.

Day 3 - At leisure in Buenos Aires

Today is 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. (B)

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.

Regal Pacific

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.

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.

 

Valdés Peninsula Days 4 - 6

Day 4 - Travel to Puerto Madryn

Day 5 - Valdés Península

Day 6 - Valdés Península 

Itinerary Description

Day 4 - Travel to Puerto Madryn

Transfer to the airport and 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. (B)

Day 5 - Península Valdés

Today 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. (B)

Day 6 - Península Valdés

A further day to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Puerto Madryn and explore 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. (B)

Hotel Tolosa

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.

Territorio

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.

Peninsula Valdes Hotel

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 Days 7 - 8

Day 7 - Ushuaia

Day 8 - Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego

Itinerary Description

Day 7 - Ushuaia

This morning 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. 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. (B)

Day 8 - Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego

An early morning start today for 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. (B)

Los Naranjos

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.

Arakur Resort

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.

Perito Moreno Glacier Days 9 - 11

Day 9 - El Calafate

Day 10 - the Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 11 - Optional Visit to Upsala Glacier

Itinerary Description

Day 9 - El Calafate

Morning flight to El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. El Calafate is a small town on the southeastern shore of Lago Argentino, where birds congregate, including the Magellanic oyster catcher. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure enjoying the town's excitable atmosphere. There are many cafes, bars and bistros to relax and enjoy. We stay for 3 nights. (B)

Day 10 - the 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 of ice 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 creaking ice. 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 boat ride dodging floating icebergs for a different perspective of the glacier and wonderful photo opportunities. (B)

Day 11 - 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. (B)

Esplendor

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.

Posada Los Alamos

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.

Eolo

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 Days 12 - 14

Day 12 - Torres del Paine National Park

Day 13 - Exploring Torres del Paine 

Day 14 - Exploring Torres del Paine 

Itinerary Description

Day 12 - 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 eventually arrive at our hotel or lodge where we stay for 3 nights. Most accommodation in the park is based on a full board basis and the first and deluxe class hotels will also include excrusions and activities in their prices. (B,D)

Day 13 - 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. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - 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 Glacier. (B,L,D)

Lago grey

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 Camp

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.

Explora Patagonia

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 Day 15 - 16

Day 15 - Santiago de Chile or Lake District extension 

Day 16 - Departure 

Day 17 - Arrive in the UK 

Itinerary Description

Day 15 - Santiago de Chile or Lake District extension 

This morning we transfer to Punta Arenas and take an afternoon flight to Santiago de 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. (B)

Day 16 - Departure 

Transfer to the airport for overnight flight back to the UK. Or, extend your stay and visit Chile's beautiful Lake District. (B)

Day 17 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Overnight and return home arriving on Day 17.

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.

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.

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.

Lake District Extension

Day 15 - Fly to Puerto Montt

Day 16 - Across the Andes to Argentina

Day 17 - Bariloche

Itinerary Description

Day 15 - Fly to Puerto Montt

Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for an afternoon flight to Puerto Montt. On arrival, our representative will take you to your hotel for a 1-night stay. (B)

Day 16 - Across the Andes to Argentina 

We head into the Andes today on an adventure from Chile to Bariloche in Argentina. Travelling by bus and boat we visit Vicente Perez National Park with its impressive Petrohue waterfall and volcanic rock shapes. We then cross Todos Los Santos Lake by boat arriving in Puella. From here, we travel by bus to the border and cross into Argentina. We travel amidst stunning mountain scenery by boat across Lake Frias and continue by bus to Puerto Blest, where we go afloat on the final passage, across the magnificent Nahuel Huapi Lake. One final bus ride takes us to our hotel in Bariloche where we stay for 2 night and a chance to relax after a truly memorable day. (B,L) 

Day 17 - Bariloche

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. There are many optional activities (bookable locally) available, from sightseeing, guided walks and trips on the lake. (B)

Las Lengas

Bariloche & Lake District - Tourist Lodge

Located in the village of San Martin de los Andes, at the foot of the mountain you will find Hosteria Las Lengas, in a lush corner of a quiet road, three blocks from downtown and five from Lake Lacar. A cozy lodge with excellent services customised to your requirements. Las Lengas is a place where you will experience an enjoyable stay. The lodge has a lounge, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

La Cascada

Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel

Located a short distance from downtown Bariloche, on Bustillo Avenue and next to Nahuel Huapi Lake, is La Cascada Hotel, a four-star hotel. Among a breathtaking natural surroundings, enhanced by its enormous garden, a natural waterfall and a stream with the typical vegetation of the Patagonian region, together with the peacefulness of the setting, La Cascada Hotel, offers twenty-four rooms elegantly decorated offering luxury comfort and an exceptional view to the lake, park or to the waterfall. The Hotel offers one of Bariloche's best restaurants with a marvelous view of the city, in front of Nahuel Huapi Lake, offering an exquisite Patagonian and international cuisine. Café, Bar and Solarium, is a different place to enjoy an informal lunch or a relaxing afternoon under the sun by the swimming pool and the lake shore. The gym, sauna, massage room and the heated indoor swimming pool compliment the services of our Spa. La Cascada Hotel also counts with a Game Room and Reception room for events, congresses and meetings, together with Internet and Wi-Fi in our premises. Its strategic location allows you to access in just a few minutes to many of the touristic attractions Bariloche offers, the ski centers and the adventure activities like trekking, hiking, rafting or the ideal compliment for your golf holidays. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

El Casco Art

Bariloche & Lake District - Deluxe Hotel

Nestled by the shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake in one of the most beautiful spots of the Patagonia, EL CASCO ART HOTEL blends into its surrounding landscape with its stylish architecture, comfort and advanced technology. From its 33 Suites, all with breathtaking views of lake "Nahuel Huapi" and decorated with 300 exclusive master pieces of the Zurbarn Collection, EL CASCO invites you to live a unique and memorable experience of "Art" & "Nature". The Gardens, designed by Engineer Carlos Thays, house 24 sculptures from both Argentinean and European artists. "Al fresco" receptions, lunches or dinners can be enjoyed at its Terraces facing the Lake. EL CASCO Art Hotel is the only hotel in Bariloche to offer air conditioning in all rooms. The modern accommodations also include state-of-the-art plasma screens and musical equipment, and WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The restaurant serves up specially elaborated cuisine by the prestigious Chef Fernando Trocca, Prix de Chaîne de Rôtisseurs. Guests can also partake of the exclusive cocktail menu within the unique ambiance of the Wine-Bar. Additional facilities include a "Health Club", beauty parlor and massage. Accommodations include room and breakfast.

Buenos Aires Extension

Day 18 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 19 - Departure 

Day 20 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 18 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Transfer to Bariloche airport and fly to Buenos Aires. On arrival transfer to your chosen hotel for your final night in Argentina. (B)

Day 19 - Departure 

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. There is the option to extend your stay further to see the amazing Iguassu Falls - please ask for details. (B)

Day 20 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

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.

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.

Mine Boutique

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Palermo Soho, metres from Plaza Julio Cortazar and many other touristic points of the city such as La boca, San Telmo, and the Plaza de Mayo. With strong Thai influences mixed with modern elements, the ground floor is warmly decorated.

The Yamana Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

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

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 6 Sept - 15 Dec1 July - 5 Sept, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,177 £5,168 - £4,549 £5,320 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £1,054 + £1,116 - + £834 + £1,106 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + £1,632 + £2,122 - + £1,411 + £2,122 -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 6 Sept - 15 Dec1 July - 5 Sept, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €3,903 €5,043 - €4,331 €6,448 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €1,213 + €1,283 - + €959 + €42 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + €1,877 + €2,441 - + €1,624 + €1,210 -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates1 Jan - 30 June, 6 Sept - 15 Dec1 July - 5 Sept, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $4,847 $6,235 - $5,368 $6,448 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $1,477 + $1,563 - + $1,168 + $1,548 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + $2,285 + $2,972 - + $1,977 + $2,971 -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 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
  • 14 Nights
  • 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
  • 14 Nights
  • 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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