Patagonia, Buenos Aires and Santiago Tour

“The best way to visit Patagonia!!!”

Tour duration: 11 nights

Prices from: US$2113 per person

Tour code: 120GTSD

Overview

120GTSD copyPatagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile.There you can find deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean. The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego is sometimes included as part of Patagonia. For the local people, Patagonia is considerate “The end of the World”.
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Itinerary

Day
1

- AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival at Buenos Aires, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Free Night. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

2

- BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

Your tour starts at Avenida 9 de Julio, passing by Teatro Colon (the most important Teatro Lirico of Argentina), and Obelisco. Then, we’ll go to the Ave. De Mayo until the building of the National Congress in the Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, the Government House and the Cabildo (Buenos Aires civic centre). Continuing the journey, to the South’s area and the traditional San Telmo Don tango. Afterwards, we will visit the colorful La Boca and Caminito Street Museum. travelling  to the northern suburbs, we will visit the Puerto Madero, Retiro and the exclusive residential area of Palermo. Finishing your journey, our guide will show the elegant cafés and restaurants in the Recoleta’s neighborhood. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

3

- FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast


Optional:
SIERRA PARENT-BALCARCE MUSEUM FANGIO OPTION:
Your Journey will start at 65 km west of Mar del Plata. In the crossing you will be able to see landscapes of hills, farms and know a little bit about Argentine’s folklore. When you arrive at Balcarce city, one of the most important papero centres in Argentina; our guide will cross a prominent Research Centre, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). There, you can find an earth station satellite communications. Also, you will pass by the quarries that supply the city with the famous stone used in the construction of homes. Continuing your journey, you will visit the Museum of Motoring. It’s a museum of motor racing cars, dedicated to Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio. There, you can see all his prizes, cars, his history and the progress of the automotive industry. After your touring in the museum, you will visit the Fangion’s family home. Then you can appreciate a workshop of mechanics’ secrets and motorsport. Finishing your tour, we will enjoy the city of Sierra de los Padres. It was reached in 1746 by Spanish Jesuits and they founded the “Mission of Our Lady of the Pillar volcano”. They founded the area inhabited by peoples of various ethnic groups, called pampas or Serrano. Jose Hernandez stayed there for more than 10 years and he is responsible for the greatest work of traditional Argentine’ literature. Return to Hotel

4

- PERITO MORENO

After Breakfast, you will be transfer to the Airport.
On arrival at Perito Moreno, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Perito Moreno.
Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

5

- PERITO MORENO GLACIER TOUR

Known for the Beautiul Glaziers you will visit the most important Glazier in Argentina.The glacier is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. It was named for the pioneer Francisco Moreno that explored that area. This has become one of the greatest natural wonders of South America. Its 60 m. height of ice walls as buildings that fall into the waters of Brazo Rico or Iceberg Canal. The tour will start sailing through the canal into the main body of the lake. Crossing the glacier, going forward, we will approach the Magallanes Peninsula, on the opposite bank of the lake and point of walkways and viewpoints sector. It separates the lake into two the south and north side. Then, you will able to see The Brazo Rico with its reservoir rising above about 35 meters. There, the water slowly pierces its way through the front of the glacier until the pressure does collapse. The waters rush in gigantic waves, and then start the whole process again. Return to Hotel. Overnight in El Calafate. Free night.
Meals: Breakfast

6

- EL CALAFATE

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival at El Clafate, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

7

- BALMACEDA GLACIER TOUR

After breakfast, you will depart to visit the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers sailing along the coast to go into the heart surrounded by hills and forests where if weather conditions permit, you can see the sea lions frolicking in the rocks and hundreds of cormorants venting their outstretched wings. After 3 hours of sailing you reach the hill Balmaceda (2,035 m), with its summit covered with ice falling into colossal glaciers to the sea. The ship approaches the glacier Balmaceda and Serrano stops at the glacier, where we disembark for a walk through the forest to the edge of the lagoon filled with icebergs and a wonderful view over the hills and Última Esperanza. The trip back to the dock is done along the opposite bank. Stop for lunch. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8

- TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK TOUR

After breakfast you will visit The Torres del Paine National Park. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978 located between the Andes and the Patagonian steppe. This area includes the colossal granite towers and horns and rock that gave it worldwide fame, with heights of up to 3050 meters above sea level. The park preserves fragile ecosystems inhabited by about 25 species of mammals including pumas, foxes, rheas (South American ostrich), condors and flamingos and guanacos concentrated between Samiento, Nordenskjold lakes and the Bitter and Blue lagoons stand out. There you will see the famous Pehoe Lake and Glacier Grey that is 4 km wide and over 30 meters high. Stop for Lunch. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Porto Natales. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

9

- PUNTA ARENAS

After Breakfast, you will be transfer to Terminal Buses.
On arrival at Punta Arenas, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Punta Arenas. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

10

- SANTIAGO

After Breakfast, you will be transfer to Airport.
On arrival at Santiago, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Santiago. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

11

- SANTIAGO CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will do a half day Santiago city tour. The journey will start at the historic-colonial downtown area, and passing by: Main Square, Cathedral, Government Palace, Santa Lucia hill. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy the bohemian, artistic, culinary Lastarria and Bellavista neighborhoods. Continuing, you will be in route towards the eastern sector of the capital, its main financial City Centre, surrounded by major hotels, design boutiques, restaurants and chic open air cafes. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Santiago. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

12

- GOING BACK HOME

After Breakfast, you will be transfer to Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

Included:
• All land and domestic air transport
• Accommodation as specified
• Meals as mentioned in the program
• Perito Moreno Glacier with entrance to the Park included
• Serrano and Balmaceda Glacier Entree

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Visas, extras and Tips

Dates

DatePriceAvailability
Daily departuresUS$2113

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