Complete Patagonia

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Discover stunning Patagonia on this 16 day tour, which is a loop starting and ending in the bustling city of Buenos Aires. Visit the southern region of Argentina and witness the magical lake district with its unique forests, mountains and sparkling lakes. Continue to charming towns of Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas, followed by a visit to Torres Del Paine National Park, where you can enjoy various activities. In Los Glaciares National Park wander around El Calafate and witness the Perito Moreono glacier before heading back to Buenos Aires.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2
Buenos Aires

Today you have the option of exploring Buenos Aires by regular bus or for the more adventurous, by bicycle (please advise your preference at the time of booking). You will visit many of the highlights that Buenos Aires has to offer including San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, the old docks etc.
Afternoon is at leisure before your evening Dinner & Tango show.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3
Buenos Aires Bariloche

Transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport for your onward flight to Bariloche (Flight included)
Upon arrival in to Bariloche, you will be transferred to your hotel.
San Carlos de Bariloche lies on the southern shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes surrounded by mountains and forests. Its location is stunning, surrounded by the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the oldest National Park in Argentina.
Overnight in Bariloche

Day 4

We leave the city behind to take in the breath taking views offered by Llao Llao Peninsula’s short circuit. Home to a number of protected species as well as the iconic Llao Llao Hotel, the peninsula is nothing short of spectacular. We begin on the southern shore of the famous Lake Nahuel Huapi before heading to Mt Campanario where we take a 10 minute chairlift ride to the top of the mountain.
With an abundance of forests, mountains and lakes, today is picture postcard perfect and with numerous stops along the way we will ensure that you have ample opportunity to capture these unforgettable sights.
Includes transfers from Central Hotels & chairlift.
Overnight in Bariloche

Day 5

The most traditional boat trip in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit the world famous and unique Arrayanes forest. Setting sail from Puerto Pañuelo, you will arrive at the Quetrihue Peninsula after an hour. Here you can admire the magnificence of the unique Arrayanes forest and, walking along a decked path, you will be able to see many different species. Next you will set sail to Victoria Island, arriving at Puerto Anchorena after about 40 minutes. This shared tour includes the entrance fee to Nahuel Huapi National Park, pier tax and return shared transfers from your hotel to Puerto Panuelo.
Overnight in Bariloche

Day 6
Bariloche Puerto Varas

From Bariloche, your journey across the border today will be a combination of scenic bus rides and lake crossings. Travel by bus to Puerto Pañuelo along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, taking in the lovely flower gardens and Swiss-style architecture that characterizes the area. Continue by boat to Puerto Blest and board the bus to Puerto Alegre. Sail from there to Puerto Frías, complete the Customs procedures to exit Argentina, and cross the Andes (altitude 976m) passing through Pérez Rosales National Park, to Peulla, completing Chilean Customs formalities on route. There’ll be time for lunch (not included) in Peulla, before the onward cruise to Petrohué on Lake Todos Los Santos, widely considered to be one of Chile’s most beautiful lakes with spectacular views of Osorno Volcano and the Puntiagudo and Tronador mountain peaks when the weather is clear. The final leg of the journey is a scenic bus ride to Puerto Varas, arriving in the evening to your hotel.
*NB This schedule is for guidance only and may change according to weather conditions and the number of passengers. National Park fee is not included, payable in Argentinean pesos only ($37.25).
Overnight in Puerto Varas

Day 7
Puerto Varas

You will begin with a tour of the capital of the region, Puerto Montt, visiting the Main Square, the commercial and harbour zones and the colourful seafood market. Continue down the Pan-American Highway to the charming town of Puerto Varas located on the shore of Lago Llanquihue. Here you can spend some time exploring the picturesque streets and visiting the various sites of interest including the Main Square and the Municipal Casino.
Overnight Puerto Varas

Day 8
Ancud - Chiloe Island

Isla Grande de Chiloé (The Big Island of Chiloé), the second-largest island in South America is our destination for today. Isolated from the main land until the 19th century it has a distinct culture steeped in mysticism. We visit the city of Ancud with its classic chilota architecture and iconic wooden churches and stop at the regional market with its colourful array of products. We then head for the Huaiquen Hill viewpoint to take in the incredible vista of Chacao Channel before returning by ferry to the mainland.
Overnight Puerto Varas

Day 9
Puerto Varas

Free day to enjoy Puerto Varas.
Overnight in Puerto Varas

Day 10
Puerto Varas Torres Del Paine National Park

Today we transfer you to Puerto Montt airport for to fly south to Punta Arenas (Flight included).
On arrival at Punta Arenas airport, you will be met and transferred to Hotel Las Torres, located inside Torres Del Paine National Park. This transfer takes approximately 5 hours on good roads and offers a great introduction to the wide open expanses of the Patagonian pampas.
Torres del Paine National Park is Chile’s premier trekking destination and boasts panoramic scenery, incredible wildlife and diverse ecosystems. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978
Overnight at Hotel Las Torres

Day 11-12
Torres Del Paine National Park

There are no set itineraries for your stay at Hotel Las Torres. Each day you can choose from a selection of five to ten different activities selected according to the weather and your interests. These include hiking, horse riding, kayaking, van or motorboat excursions. In groups that are no larger than ten guests accompanied by a bilingual guide, explorations allow an in-depth contact with the wonders of Torres del Paine national park, year round.
Overnight at Hotel Las Torres

Day 13
Torres Del Paine National Park El Calafate

Travel by road from Torres Del Paine to El Calafate in Argentina (approx. 6 hours). The town is near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and one of the gateways to World Heritage listed Parque Nacional Los Glaciers.
Overnight in El Calafate

Day 14
Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a full day visit to incredible Perito Moreno Glacier where your senses will be assaulted as you witness the spectacle of ice crashing from the glacier-face into the waters below. This incredible experience.
Includes National Park entrance fees and additional 1 hour navigation to the south wall.
Overnight in El Calafate

Day 15
Estancia Nibepo Aike

Estancia Nibepo Aike retains the essence of the old Patagonian ranches. Initially called Estancia Jerónima, Nibepo Aike covers over 12,000 hectares at the foot of the Patagonian Andes and is dedicated to the production of cattle with a herd of Hereford, and also many sheep. It is an ideal place to dip into the life of an authentic Patagonian ranch. Morning pick up & transfer to the estancia. Tour the estancia and have the chance to take a short ride or a short walk for great views of the southern arm of Lake Argentino. After the walk or horse-ride, head to the shearing shed for a demonstration of horse handling skills, or depending on the rural activities of the day, working with the herd in the corrals close to the main buildings. You may also be able to participate in the cow milking. Before returning to El Calafate, enjoy a typical Patagonian barbeque lunch.
Overnight in El Calafate

Day 16
El Calafate Buenos Aires

Today you will fly north to Buenos Aires. Here you may connect with your onward journey or spend some additional time in beautiful Buenos Aires.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 12 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights at Hotel Las Torres in a Garden View Room
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
  • Included Copy 20 All meals while at Hotel Las Torres
  • Included Copy 20 Open bar (not included Premium wines and spirits) during your stay at Hotel Las Torres
  • Included Copy 7 Does not included Premium wines, premium liquors & premium beer at Hotel Las Torres
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Internal flights
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Entry fees to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Included Copy 7 International flights are NOT included. However can be added. Please ask for more details.
  • Included Copy 31 Tour can be done in reverse. Please ask for more details.
  • Included Copy 7 Pérez Rosales National Park fee is not included, payable in Argentinean pesos only ($37.25).
  • Included Copy 20 A 20% discount at the Spa in Hotel Las Torres
  • Included Copy 7 Hotel Las Torres- Tips: will only be charged if you sign the respective line (“accept tips”) on each
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16 days

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$4,695 USD

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