Embark on an adventure holiday through the epic landscapes of Patagonia in both Chile and Argentina.

patagonia highlightsDepartures: Daily

Length: 12 days / 11 nights

Destinations: Santiago / Valparaiso / Torres del Paine / El Calafate / Buenos Aires

Highlights: Experience the best of Patagonia with visits to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, as well as time in Santiago, a tour of Valparaiso and a tango show in Buenos Aires.

Price: from £2770 per person

Single Person Supplement: £POA

Price Information: Based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double or twin room in our selected standard-class hotel accommodation. See our Chile hotels and our Argentina hotels for more information on accommodation. For a quote based on superior or luxury accommodation, or to tailor this holiday itinerary please Contact Us.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Santiago at the start of your holiday. We will meet you on arrival and escort you to your hotel.

Meals: None

Overnight: Hotel in Santiago

Today you have the choice of either a tour to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso or a tour to visit the famous Concha y Toro winery.

Our Valparaiso tour starts with a visit to Viña del Mar, known as Chile's "garden city" because of its beautiful beaches, flower gardens and parks, before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso where you will explore this vivid 16th century city to admire its fascinating architectural style and colourful homes and buildings.

Concha y Toro Winery is renowned as one of the best and most famous wineries in Chile and is located in the beautiful Maipo Valley near Santiago. You will tour the winery including the colonial grounds, cellar and vineyards before enjoying a complimentary wine tasting. 

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Santiago

Option: If you would like to visit both Valparaiso and the Concha y Toro Wine Tour just add an extra day in Santiago. Please enquire for further details.

This morning we will escort you to Santiago airport for a flight to the city of Punta Arenas in the heart of Patagonia. If you are travelling on a clear day (and have a window seat) you will have the chance to admire the stunning landscapes of Patagonia during the journey. On arrival in Punta Arenas you will meet your guide before travelling onward into Torres del Paine National Park and your lodge which is your fully inclusive full board accommodation for the next three days.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Options: If you prefer alternative accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park then there is a selection of options we provide including Las Torres Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia, Singular Patagonia and Patagonia Camp. Please enquire for further information.

Enjoy Torres del Paine the way it should be experienced: a fully inclusive included excursions package at your lodge accommodation in Patagonia and choose from a range of excursions including scenic walks, hikes, horse riding and overland vehicle journeys all within the incredibly scenic Torres del Paine National Park. The lodge guides will be more than willing to help advise based on your specific interests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park 

Enjoy a second day of fully inclusive excursions in Torres del Paine National Park provided by your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Leave Torres del Paine National Park behind and travel by road south east to cross the border from Chile to Argentina at Cancha Carrera. From here journey by bus to the delightful city of El Calafate on the banks of Lake Argentina, arriving in the afternoon. On arrival we will escort you to your hotel for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Today you will journey on a full day excursion into the UNESCO World Heritage Glaciers National Park to visit the iconic Perito Moreno glacier. You will board the Safari Nautico cruise ship to cruise Lake Rico passing icebergs as you travel towards the glacier for unbeatable views of the glacier from a unique perspective. Following the cruise you will travel to the viewing platforms to spend time at your leisure admiring this natural wonder and, if you are lucky, see and hear some of the dramatic icefalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

Options: Upgrade your Perito Moreno visit to a Mini-Trekking excursion to hike over the glacier with crampons (age restricted 10-65 years old). For the most luxurious experience upgrade your cruise to Glaciares Gourmet to extend your cruise and include a gourmet meal. Please enquire for further details.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a day at leisure to enjoy a free day to relax within your holiday and to allow time for you to explore the lovely town of El Calafate. The town center is small and can be easily explored on foot, and is home to many crafts stalls and boutique shops. If you are interested in nature then flamingos and other birds can often be spotted at Reserva Laguna Nimez which is only a short walk from the town centre.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate

El Calafate
El Calafate
El Calafate

Options: If you prefer you can enjoy an excursion today: Our Full Day Estancia Cristina Discovery (photos below) visits this historic estancia and includes a cruise over Lake Argentina to spot icebergs, a gourmet lunch in the estancia, and a 4x4 adventure to a lookout over the stunning Upsala Glacier. Our El Chalten Full Day Excursion visits this iconic trekking region, or include a Two Day / One Night Experience in El Chalten, the town with breathtaking views of Mount Fitzroy. Please enquire for further details.

Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina

We will escort you to El Calafate airport for a flight to Argentina's capital city of Buenos Aires where we will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Relax after your journey or explore the area around your hotel - if you would like recommendations of places you can visit on your own for your free time just let us know.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Enjoy a tour to discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires. Observe the symbolic Obelisk on 9 de Julio street before continuing to visit Plaza de Mayo to see the Cathedral and Casa Rosada (and its famous "Evita balcony"). From here continue south to San Telmo famous for its antiques shops and market (Sunday only) before touring La Boca, home to the colourful Caminito Street with its tango dancers and souvenir shops, and Boca Juniors football stadium. Next visit the port district of Puerto Madero and the residential district of Palermo with its large parks and monuments. The tour concludes in Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires where you will find the famous Recoleta cemetery, elegant cafes and restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Free morning and afternoon in Buenos Aires to explore more of this famous city at your leisure. In evening you will get to experience a night of iconic Argentinian entertainment with dinner and a tango show. Choose from La Ventana in the heart of San Telmo or Tango Porteño near Buenos Aires' famous obelisk.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Hotel in Buenos Aires

Option: Extend your stay in Buenos Aires with an extra night to allow more time to explore the city, or to include a Full Day Pampas Estancia Tour to Estancia El Ombu de Areco, Estancia La Bamba or Estancia Sofia. It is also possible to include overnight stays in the estancias. Please enquire for further details.

At an appropriate time we will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Buenos Aires airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Included

  • Domestic flight within Chile (Santiago - Punta Arenas)
  • Domestic flight within Argentina (El Calafate - Buenos Aires)
  • All excursions
  • English-speaking guides for all excursions
  • Entry fees to all sites included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • All meals detailed
  • Transfers to / from airports or hotels as required
  • All transport and travel within Chile and Argentina

Not Included

  • International flights to/from South America. We exclude international flights to give the option to compare flight pricing or use airmiles, however we can include and provide international flights as part of your holiday and any international flights booked through us would be ATOL-protected as part of your package with us. Depending on time of year, departure airport and airline preference flight prices start from around £600pp economy. If you would like us to quote on international flights just let us know your preferred departure airport when you enquire.

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