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Discover Patagonia

17 days from £5495 per person

Located in the southern reaches of the Latin American continent, Patagonia is a region of astonishing beauty that covers both Argentina and Chile. This itinerary starts and ends in the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires and explores the breathtaking natural splendour of Patagonia. From Buenos Aires fly south to see the mighty blue–white Perito Moreno glacier before continuing across the border through rugged and spectacular landscapes into Chile and Torres del Paine, which is considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful national parks.

Route: Buenos Aires – Bariloche – Puerto Varas – Torres Del Paine – El Calafate – Buenos Aires

Itinerary Highlights

Puerto Varas enjoys a lovely, scenic position close to mountains, lakes, forests and national parks. The city is known for its German culture and buildings from the immigrants who settled here.

In Torres del Paine National Park, admire the dramatic mountain peaks, golden pampas and dense glaciers that provide varying habitats for flora and fauna to flourish.

El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciers National Park where you will have the opportunity to admire the striking Perito Moreno Glacier, a truly natural phenomenon.

Itinerary: Discover Patagonia

Fly overnight from London Heathrow with British Airways to Buenos Aires. (N)
Assistance on arrival and transfer by car to your accommodation. This elegant and charming hotel is centrally located in cultural heart of the city. (N)
Accommodation in Buenos Aires: Sofitel Hotel (or similar)
Today tour this energetic city where the lifestyle and architecture is more European than any other place in South America. Places of interest include the Plaza de Mayo, the main square in the heart of the city, the bohemian quarter of San Telmo, noted for its colonial buildings, old churches and lively cafes and the colourful port area of La Boca where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work. Finally visit the famous Recoleta cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. (B)
Accommodation in Buenos Aires: Sofitel Hotel (or similar)
Transfer by car to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes and mountains this is one of the most attractive in the northern Patagonia region of Argentina. (B)
Accommodation in Bariloche: Llao Llao Hotel (or similar)
Sightseeing by car with a guide through the Road of the Seven Lakes, a legendary journey highlighting the natural beauty of this region. (B)
Accommodation in Bariloche: Llao Llao Hotel (or similar)
Full day journey by bus and catamaran across the lakes to Peulla in Chile. Travel past waterfalls and forests with views on clear days of the Osorno volcano. On arrival in Puella transfer by car to nearby lakeside town of Puerto Varas. (B)
Accommodation in Puerto Varas: Cumbres Patagonicas (or similar)
In the morning visit Puerto Varas to explore this charming area where German influences are still very much reflected in the architecture in the towns of Frutillar, Puerto Octay and Puerto Varas affording magnificent views of Osorno Volcano and Llanquihue Lake. (B)
Accommodation in Puerto Varas: Cumbres Patagonicas (or similar)
Visit the Island of Chiloé, one of Chile’s most traditional and picturesque islands, located by just a short ferry crossing off the west coast of the mainland. With its wooden churches and houses, traditional customs and crafts combined with wonderful scenery and abundant birdlife makes Chiloé a unique place to visit. (B)
Accommodation in Puerto Varas: Cumbres Patagonicas (or similar)
In the morning depart Puerto Montt by air to Punta Arenas. On arrival you will be driven to Torres Del Paine National Park. (B/L/D)
Accommodation in Torres Del Paine National Park: Hostería Las Torres (or similar)
Chile's Torres del Paine National Park is the most recognized symbol of Patagonia. This remote and beautiful area encompasses mountains, glaciers and lakes and is a habitat for guanaco, condor and the native flightless rhea. In the company of specialist guides visit Nordenskjold Lake, Salto Grande waterfall, Lake Pehoé, Lake Grey and Amarga Lagoon. (B/L/D)
Accommodation in Torres Del Paine National Park: Hostería Las Torres (or similar)
Depart from your hotel on the legendary 40 Route which offers spectacular views across the Patagonian steppe. Cross the border between Chile and Argentina at Cancha Carrera and continue on to El Calafate in Argentina, gateway to the Glaciers National Park of Patagonia. (B)
Accommodation in El Calafate: Posada Los Alamos (or similar)
Upgrade option: Eolo Hotel (or similar)
Today view from a close distance the colossal Perito Moreno glacier which is without doubt one of South America’s most magnificent sights, and arguably one of the world’s greatest wonders. (B)
Accommodation in El Calafate: Posada Los Alamos (or similar)
Upgrade option: Eolo Hotel (or similar)
Depart by boat from Punta Banderas pier and sail between icebergs and mountain landscapes to the north of Lake Argentino to Estancia Cristina, a privileged location with the only land access to the magnificent Upsala Glacier. Later sail back to Punta Banderas and return to your hotel. (B/L)
Accommodation in El Calafate: Posada Los Alamos (or similar)
Upgrade option: Eolo Hotel (or similar)
Today transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires and on arrival transfer to your accommodation. (B)
Accommodation in Buenos Aires: Sofitel Hotel (or similar)
In the afternoon depart by British Airways to London Heathrow. (B)
Arrive London Heathrow in the morning. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

We design unique, tailor-made holiday itineraries to suit you, by combining your ideas with our knowledge and experience. Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or if you require some advice, please call us or complete the enquiry form online for a quotation.

What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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