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The Yamana Tour

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

Multi-country Landmark 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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Travel Route

Tour 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

We can modify and adapt this tour itinerary according to your preference or start afresh completely. Contact us so we can provide a guaranteed price for this tour, based on your preference of hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

The Yamana Tour
Travel Itinerary

Buenos Aires - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Arrive Buenos Aires, afternoon guided tour

Day 3 - At leisure in Buenos Aires

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

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. 

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 - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Travel to Puerto Madryn

Day 5 - Valdés Península

Day 6 - Valdés Península 

Day 4

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.

 


Day 5

Península Valdés

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. 


Day 6

Península Valdés

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. 

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 - 2 Nights

Day 7 - Ushuaia

Day 8 - Lapataia Bay, Tierra del Fuego

Day 7

Ushuaia

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. 


Day 8

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. 

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 - 3 Nights

Day 9 - El Calafate

Day 10 - the Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 11 - Optional Visit to Upsala Glacier

Day 9

El Calafate

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. 


Day 10

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. 


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.

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 - 3 Nights

Day 12 - Torres del Paine National Park

Day 13 - Exploring Torres del Paine 

Day 14 - Exploring Torres del Paine 

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 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. 


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. 


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 Glaciar. 

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 - 2 Nights

Day 15 - Santiago de Chile or Lake District extension 

Day 16 - Departure 

Day 17 - Arrive in the UK 

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 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 - see below.


Day 16

Departure 

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

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.

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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