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Argentina & Chilean Patagonia 18 Days

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Argentina & Chilean Patagonia 18 Days

Tour Perito Moreno's majestic glacier, hike Patagonia and cruise the scenic lakes of Argentina and Chile. Discover Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares and Tierra del Fuego National Parks on this 18 day Patagonia adventure throughout Argentina and Chile. From bustling Buenos Aires to the peaceful lake-side town of Bariloche, enjoy the serene forests and mountains of Patagonia as you cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi from Bariloche, Argentina to Puerto Varas, Chile.

DAY 1

Welcome to Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina! Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore the traditional European architecture, the cobbled streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping, and the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrrilla” (barbeque) in the air. Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers and you will certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. Be sure to enjoy a traditional dinner-tango show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel. Look for the sign with your name. You will have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires vibrant feel, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires. Read more

Buenos Aires, 1st night
DAY 2

City Tour & Tango Show

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our City Tour in Buenos Aires. Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city; San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the Paris of the South. Duration; 3- 4 hours In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like. At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel. Read more

Buenos Aires, 2nd night
DAY 3

From Buenos Aires to Bariloche

At appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven (private service) to the domestic airport for your flight to Bariloche. If the sky is clear, on landing, you will get to see the contrast of blue Nahuel Huapi lake, white peaks of the Andes and the green of the forest. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (shared service) and have the afternoon at leisure. Read more

Bariloche, 1st night
DAY 4

Bariloche: History & Nature

Today you will start enjoying the highlights of the Lake District. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to go along the highlights circuit of San Carlos de Bariloche. During approx. 5 hours, and accompanied by a guide, you will visit important viewpoints, like Cerro Campanario (“Campanario Hill”)- considered by the National Geographic as the 8th best view of the world. When lunch time is getting closer, you´ll be provided with a home-made lunch box, in order to get the energy to continue enjoying! Finally, you will do a nature oriented walk through the impressive native forest on the Llao-llao Nature Park. Read more

Bariloche, 2nd night
DAY 5

Day at leisure

Day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent scenery. Visit any of the chocolate factories, walk along the lake shore o take one of the many Optional Tours available in the area.

Bariloche, 3rd night
DAY 6

Lake Crossing to Chile

In the morning, you will be taken to Puerto Pañuelo to start the Lake Crossing to Chile. This journey includes crossing the Andean lakes partly by boat and partly on bus through the various unpaved passes to the other side. The pristine lake waters and the mountains on both sides are an embodiment of calmness and peace. During the trip you will cross Lago Nahuel Huapi where it is joined by the Rio Negro with its ethereal green waters (due to the suspended minerals reflecting the sunlight), Lago Frias, with its completely different colors, and Lago Esmeralda (Lago Todos los Santos). The lakes, surrounded by Tronador Mountain, Osorno volcano and Volcan Punta Gudo, as well as protected and untouched forest are a gift from the nature that you will experience in a long day that deserves every minute. The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. The trip finishes in your hotel in Puerto Varas. Read more

Puerto Varas, 1st night
DAY 7

Explore Puerto Varas

Gate of Chilean Lake District, beautiful Puerto Varas is settled in the shores of Llanquihue Lake, with the back of Osorno Volcano. The area with big German influence, its wooden houses, alerce trees, and German Jesuit churches is a wonderful place to enjoy any of the outdoor available options (from Osorno Volcano trekking, to Petrohue rapids, including options to visit the nearby little German style towns). Or maybe you prefer just to relax on the shore of the lake, tasting one of the locally brewed delicious beers. Read more

Puerto Varas, 2nd night
DAY 8

Puerto Varas - Punta Arenas - Puerto Nat

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport to take your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Puerto Natales, in private service. Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

Puerto Natales, 1 st night
DAY 9

Torres del Paine

In the early morning you will be picked up for the full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Along the road you might be able to see rheas, guanacos, Patagonian hare, and even condors. Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains. It is a long day, but we believe it deserves every hour. Some of the wonders of the world renowned park that you will visit will be Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine. In the evening you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park in Torres del Paine. Read more

Torres del Paine, 1st night
DAY 10

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is one of the most beautiful protected areas of South America, and for sure the best way to explore it is by foot. If you like hiking and nature, this should be one of the highlights of your trip. From owls to deer, from condors to guanacos, from orchids to blueberries, with the back of the impressive granite massif, this magnificent place is breathtaking. Some of the trekking options include the full day to the base of the magnificent Torres del Paine, ideal for trekkers, the intense blue of the Grey Glaciar or the unforgettable view of the French Valley. Please check with our travel Advisor which are the best options from your hotel location in Torres del Paine. Read more

Torres del Paine, 2nd night
DAY 11

Torres del Paine/ El Calafate

At appropriate time, you will be taken to the Park Entrance in Laguna Amarga. Once there you will take your bus to El Calafate. El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic. It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit worldwide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or possible make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset. Read more

El Calafate, 1st night
DAY 12

Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina; Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about. On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms. But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate. Duration: 6 hours Read more

El Calafate, 2nd night
DAY 13

Day at leisure

Day at leisure to enjoy any of the optional tours around El Calafate. We suggest a visit to Estancia Cristina, a bike ride out to the lake, or a boat cruise to explore some of the more remote glaciers in the region.

El Calafate, 3rd night
DAY 14

From El Calafate to Ushuaia

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Ushuaia, known as the City of the End of the World. This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and facing the Beagle Chanel Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel.

Ushuaia, 1st night
DAY 15

Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing

You will be picked up from your hotel and drive towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the trekking along the coast. These six kilometers of wild trail will give you the possibility to watch the native flora and wild fauna of the channel as well as the opportunity to discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the Yamanas. In 3 hours you will reach Roca Lake where lunch will be ready. After a complete homemade picnic you will start canoeing along Lapataia River, which will take you to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Return to Ushuaia. If you prefer a less adventurous option for this day, just let us know and we will change this activity for another one that suits you better (maybe, the Train of the End of the world or a lighter trekking) Read more

Ushuaia, 2nd night
DAY 16

Beagle Channel/ Buenos Aires

After making your way to the tourist pier, embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. Not to mention, passing the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the favorite Argentine drink, mate. At the appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Buenos Aires (private service). Read more

Buenos Aires, 3rd night
DAY 17

Day at leisure

Day at leisure to explore the cobbled tree lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that makes up the Palermo Bosques. Read more

Buenos Aires, 4th night
DAY 18

Goodbye Buenos Aires!

At the appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

Buenos Aires

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Buenos Aires
Hotel L Hotel
Day 3
Location Bariloche
Day 6
Location Puerto Varas
Day 8
Location Puerto Natales
Day 9
Location Torres del Paine
Day 11
Location El Calafate
Day 14
Location Ushuaia
Day 16
Location Buenos Aires
Hotel L Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Buenos Aires
Day 3
Location Bariloche
Day 6
Location Puerto Varas
Day 8
Location Puerto Natales
Hotel Patagonia If
Day 9
Location Torres del Paine
Day 11
Location El Calafate
Day 14
Location Ushuaia
Day 16
Location Buenos Aires

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Destination host local support
  • Buenos Aires Tour
  • Dinner Tango Show
  • Bariloche Tour with lunch
  • Patagonia Lake Crossing Argentina/Chile
  • Torres del Paine day tour
  • Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
  • Chalten & Torres del Paine hiking maps
  • Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego NP
  • Beagle Channel Cruise
  • All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Bariloche; 2 in Puerto Varas, 1 in Puerto Natales, 2 in Torres del Paine, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in Ushuaia.
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Package excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Bariloche Eco Fee: Can only payable in cash at hotel. Goes from 2 usd to 4 usd per guest per night and it varies depending on hotel category.
  • Insurance (Say Hueque offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested)

REVIEWS

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Jenny Nelson, United States

All the excursions were wonderful! I would not hesitate to recommend Say Huque to anyone visiting Argentina.

Becca Barreda, United States

Over all our entire trip to Chile and Argentina was really wonderful.

Tom Hickie, United Kingdom

Thank you for organizing the Easter Island Trip. It was an amazing place and a great experience.

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