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Best of Patagonia

14 days5 cities
ArgentinaChile2 countries
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Private tour to Argentina, Chile

Embark on an unparalleled journey with the Best of Patagonia tour! Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of nature, traverse diverse landscapes, and encounter the unique charm of this pristine region. From awe-inspiring glaciers to majestic peaks, this adventure promises unforgettable moments in the heart of Patagonia. Discover the extraordinary as you explore this breathtaking destination on a tour curated for a lifetime of memories.

14 days5 cities
ArgentinaChile2 countries
From
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Buenos Aires
3
days
Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, captivates visitors with its unique blend of European elegance and Latin American flair. 

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Day-by-day program
1
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Arrival in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the vibrant and passionate capital of Argentina! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

2
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Historical Buenos Aires Discovery & Angelitos Tango Show

In the morning, accompanied by a guide and driver, start from Plaza de Mayo, where you'll be captivated by Casa Rosada's historical resonance. As you stroll along Avenida de Mayo, you're drawn into the city's cultural fabric, with its historic architecture and famous cafes like Café Tortoni setting the scene for an exploration of Buenos Aires' rich past and dynamic present.

Next, the tour takes a cultural twist at Teatro Colón, an emblem of the city's love for the arts, showcasing opulent interiors and a history of legendary performances. Your adventure then leads to Palacio Barolo, a Dante Alighieri-inspired architectural marvel, offering stunning views of Buenos Aires' blend of historic and modern landscapes from its observation deck.

Finally, the tour encompasses iconic landmarks and charming neighbourhoods. Stand in awe before the Obelisco, a symbol of the city's founding and evolution. Explore the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood and its famous cemetery, home to Eva Perón's resting place. Find serenity in Palermo Parks with its beautiful Rose and Japanese Gardens. Conclude your day at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a grand theater-turned-bookstore, embodying Buenos Aires' seamless fusion of history, culture, and architectural grandeur.

In the evening, you are going to experience the heart and soul of Argentina through the passionate dance of tango. Café de los Angelitos offers a refined and sensual tango experience with remarkable scenography and lighting, and high-standard cuisine is a highlight. 

3
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La Boca and San Telmo Cultural Voyage

In the morning, begin your adventure with a guide, in La Boca, where the famed Caminito Street offers a spectrum of colours and the rhythms of tango. This neighbourhood boasts vibrant houses that narrate the immigrant history of the area, allowing you to feel the cultural pulse of the cobblestone streets and La Boca's deep ties to tango.

The next stop is the Boca Juniors Stadium, a symbol of Argentina's football legacy. Here, you'll be immersed in an electrifying atmosphere, surrounded by stories of legendary victories and the palpable excitement of game days.
Your journey concludes in the artistic enclave of San Telmo. Meander through the San Telmo Market, where a myriad of stalls display an array of crafts, antiques, and unique memorabilia. Take a break in charming Plaza Dorrego and explore the neighbourhood's vibrant street art with its own story.

The tour wraps up with visits to San Telmo's historic landmarks, tracing its transformation from an affluent residential area to a hub of bohemian culture.

Also, you may choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.   

The next day following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Buenos Aires.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa invites you to indulge in luxury and sophistication. Immerse yourself in the refined elegance of our boutique accommodations, where modern comfort meets classic charm.

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Buenos Aires
El Calafate
3h 15min

Effortlessly bridge the vibrant pulse of Buenos Aires with the pristine landscapes of El Calafate through our seamless plane connection, where the journey unfolds from the rhythm of the city to the breathtaking tranquility of Patagonia.

El Calafate
2
days
Argentina

El Calafate, Argentina

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4
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Arrival & El Calafate City Exploration

Welcome to El Calafate! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.  

In the evening, meet your guide and driver to embark on the city of El Calafate, delving into the town's history, and learning about its origins and growth in the midst of the Patagonian wilderness.  

Visit Punta Walichu, where you'll step into the past, tracing the footsteps of the first inhabitants of this region. This historical site offers a captivating glimpse into the past, complemented by breathtaking vistas of Lake Argentino and the majestic Andes Mountains. Continue your expedition with a visit to the Paseo Costero and Bahía Redonda, where the abundance of local birdlife awaits your observation.  

Conclude your enriching journey at the Historical Interpretation Center, where you'll explore exhibits highlighting pivotal historical events spanning from the ice ages to the present day.  

5
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Discovering Perito Moreno's Frozen Beauty

Experience a spectacular day exploring the Perito Moreno Glacier during a small group day trip departing from El Calafate. Begin your journey early in the morning, setting out for the glacier to make the most of your day.  

Upon arriving at the Perito Moreno Glacier, immerse yourself in the glacial wonderland. Spend your morning leisurely exploring the intricate network of walkways that provide varying perspectives of the glacier's magnificence.  

To further enhance your adventure, embark on a captivating hour-long sailing expedition along the Rich Branch of Argentino Lake to take in the awe-inspiring vistas of the glacier and the tranquil beauty of the lake.  

This day promises to be an unforgettable experience, allowing you to witness the Perito Moreno Glacier's grandeur from both land and water, making it a journey you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Please note that you can choose an option with mini-trekking in Perito Moreno Glacier.

Note: Do not forget your ID/passport or Identity Card.

The next day following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from El Calafate.  

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Boutique Hotel La Cantera

Discover a haven of charm and sophistication at Boutique Hotel La Cantera, where modern luxury meets timeless elegance in the heart of El Calafate.

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El Calafate
Puerto Natales
4h

Embark on a scenic car ride from El Calafate to Puerto Natales, where the picturesque journey unfolds against the backdrop of Patagonia's stunning landscapes, showcasing the region's dramatic beauty and vast expanses.

Puerto Natales
3
days
Chile

Puerto Natales, Chile

Nestled on the shores of the Ultima Esperanza Sound, Puerto Natales is a charming town in the Chilean Patagonia, serving as a gateway to the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park. With its colorful houses, stunning fjord views, and a welcoming atmosphere, Puerto Natales offers a peaceful retreat for nature enthusiasts exploring the wonders of southern Chile.
 

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6
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Arrival in Puerto Natales

Welcome to Puerto Natales, a charming gateway to the extraordinary landscapes of Southern Chile! 

After arrival, you will check into the hotel and relax.

7
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Torres del Paine National Park Discovery

Embark on an early morning journey through Torres del Paine, starting with your expert guide and a comfortable vehicle from your hotel. Begin by visiting Cerro Castillo for essential amenities. Marvel at the stunning views of the Paine Range at the Sarmiento Lake Viewpoint and Laguna Amarga, where the majestic granite Torres del Paine formations overlook the Amarga Lagoon.

Continue exploring Torres del Paine, passing through Cascada Paine for scenic viewpoints. Enter the National Park through Laguna Amarga Porter, pausing at the Mirador del Nordenskjöld to take in the vastness of the Paine Range, including Cuernos del Paine formations and Paine Grande.

Follow the shores of Lake Pehoé, catching sight of the majestic Salto Grande. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to a viewpoint or pause at an existing Mirador. The journey proceeds to the Pehoé Lake viewpoint for a spectacular panorama of Hosteria Pehoé and the Cuernos del Paine. A 40-minute lunch stop at the Pehoé campsite offers various food options.

Traverse along the Paine River, crossing it via the Weber River bridge to reach the Gray Lake sector. Look out for local flora and fauna as you walk one hour to witness icebergs from the Gray glacier reaching the beach.

After exploring Gray Lake, return to the Administrative Headquarters sector and head towards Puerto Natales. Stop at the Lago del Toro viewpoint for picturesque views of the Gray glacier, Paine mountain range, and Lake del Toro.

Conclude the day with a break at the Milodon Cave Natural Monument, exploring the cave housing a Milodon replica. The day ends in Puerto Natales in the evening as you're dropped off at your hotel, having experienced a day filled with natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes.

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Day At Leisure

Today, you can choose between kayaking in the Eberhard Fjord, embarking on a trek to the base camp of Torres, or simply enjoying a leisurely day, this provides you with the flexibility to unwind, explore, and indulge in activities that resonate with your preferences. 

Whether you crave relaxation, adventure, or the joy of discovery, take advantage of the opportunity to tailor your day to your liking. 

Embrace the freedom to pursue what brings you the most joy, savoring moments of tranquility or excitement at your own pace.  

The next day, in the morning, following breakfast, you'll complete the check-out process from your hotel and proceed to Punta Arenas. 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Noi Indigo Patagonia

Noi Indigo Patagonia hotel, situated against the backdrop of the stunning Chilean Patagonian landscape, combines contemporary luxury with natural beauty, providing guests with an immersive and comfortable experience in the heart of Puerto Natales.

Punta Arenas
2
days
Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

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9
day
Arrival in Punta Arenas

Welcome to Punta Arenas, a city steeped in history and surrounded by the captivating landscapes of Southern Chile! As you step into this vibrant urban center, you're greeted by the spirit of exploration and the winds that whisper tales of Antarctic adventures.  

Upon completing your check-in at the hotel and freshening up, your exploration of the city begins with a tour of Plaza de Armas. This square, named after Governor Benjamín Muñoz Gamero, features a bronze monument dedicated to Hernando de Magallanes. The journey continues towards Cerro de Cruz, offering a picturesque view of the city and the breathtaking Strait of Magellan. 

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Municipal Cemetery, where history resides in every mausoleum. Following that, you'll head to the Monument of the Sheepdog, a compelling spot for a memorable photograph.  

The tour progresses with a visit to the Nao Victoria Interactive Museum, where you can marvel at a life-sized replica of the ship used by the expeditionary Hernando de Magallanes when he first set foot in these lands—a truly remarkable piece of history.  To wrap up the day, you'll head to the waterfront, where the grandeur of the Strait of Magellan unfolds before you. Here, you'll find the monument to the Schooner Ancud, which played a pivotal role in the Chilean government's claim over the Strait of Magellan.  

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Patagonian Royalty: King Penguin Expedition

Embark on an extraordinary day excursion to Tierra del Fuego with our King Penguin Park tour. Witness the majesty of the King Penguin, the second-largest penguin globally, thriving in its natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the vastness of the Patagonian Pampas and navigate through the legendary Strait of Magellan, all within a single day of adventure.  

The journey commences at morning, as you are picked up from your accommodations and head to the Tres Puentes sector. Boarding the ferry at 08:30 am, a scenic 2-hour navigation brings you to the Island of Tierra del Fuego by 10:30 am. 

Upon arriving in Porvenir, you explore the Provincial Museum Fernando Cordero Rusque.  Around noon, your expedition takes you to the King Penguin Park, situated 120 km south of Porvenir in the Bay Useless area, near the mouth of the Marazzi River. This colony of penguins offers a unique opportunity to observe these migratory birds, known to visit the shores of Tierra del Fuego since the time of the Selknam, as evidenced by bone remains found in archaeological sites.  Delight in the beauty of these penguins and their surroundings. 

At evening your return journey begins, taking an alternative route through the commune of Cerro Sombrero. From there, you proceed to Bahía Azul for a brief crossing (approximately 20 minutes), followed by a 180 km drive to reach Punta Arenas.

The next day, at the appointed time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Santiago.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Almasur Punta Arenas

Nestled in the heart of Punta Arenas, Hotel Almasur beckons with warmth and comfort, offering a haven where modern amenities meet the charm of Patagonian hospitality, ensuring an unforgettable stay at the southernmost tip of Chile.

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Punta Arenas
Santiago
3h 25min

Seamlessly bridge the southernmost allure of Punta Arenas to the vibrant rhythm of Santiago with our swift plane connection, where the skies become a pathway connecting the enchanting extremes of Chilean beauty.

Santiago
4
days
Chile

Santiago, the vibrant capital of Chile, beckons travelers with its unique blend of cultural richness, natural beauty, and modern allure. Nestled in the picturesque Andes foothills, Santiago is a city that captivates visitors with its dynamic energy and diverse offerings.

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11
day
Arrival in Santiago

Welcome to Santiago, the vibrant capital city of Chile! After your flight, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can unwind for the remainder of the day.  

 

12
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Highlights Of Santiago

Explore Santiago with a private guide, starting at San Cristobal Hill for stunning views. Drive through Bellavista and the historic city center, visiting landmarks like Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas, and Santa Lucía Hill. Continue to the financial district, known as "Sanhattan," and then explore the upscale Las Condes neighborhood and El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a charming handicraft market.

For a delightful evening, consider dinner reservations at Boragó, Karai by Mitsuharu, or De Patio, and we can assist with reservations.

13
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Exlporing Artistic Valparaiso & Wine Tasting In Casablanca Valley

In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up for a trip to Valparaíso via Route 68. En route through the scenic Casablanca Valley, visit Matetic Vineyards for a 2.5-hour wine tasting. Learn about Casablanca Valley's cool-climate wines crafted using organic and biodynamic methods.

Upon arriving in Valparaíso, explore the iconic graffiti in the hills of Cerro Alegre, discover landmarks like the piano staircase, Protestant and Anglican churches, and delve into the city's history. Continue through Yugoslav Passage to Baburizza Palace, then descend to Sotomayor Square for insights into the Pacific War. Explore the port area, visit the viewpoint at Paseo 21 de Mayo, and ride the century-old funicular.

Enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant (paid on the spot). The tour concludes with a return to Santiago, allowing you to relax at your hotel.

Optionally, you can choose without stop at a boutique winery for wine tasting.

14
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Departure from Santiago

Following breakfast, complete your check-out from the hotel and proceed with your transfer to the airport.  

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

NH Ciudad de Santiago

Nestled just a 5-minute walk from Salvador metro station, this stylish downtown hotel is conveniently located near the Centro Gabriela Mistral cultural center and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, both within 2 km.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Explore historical sights such as Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Colón, La Boca and more;
  • Admire El Calafate & Puerto Natales' gems: Punta Walichu, Lake Argentino and the picturesque Andes Mountains, Torres del Paine, Paine River;
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of Chile by exploring the Strait of Magellan, Plaza de Armas, Nao Victoria Interactive Museum, Schooner Ancud;
  • Enjoy the nature of Patagonia by visiting King Penguin Park where you can make great photos with lovely penguins.

What To Know

  • The currency of Peru is the Peruvian sol, so we recommend changing some money before the trip
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and sunscreen