Complete Patagonia from Atlantic to Pacific
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18 Day Exclusive Argentinean & Chilean Patagonia Special
An itinerary encompassing the best of Patagonia, from the wild Valdes Peninsula in Argentina to a spectacular cruise in the Chilean fjords landing at the legendary Cape Horn. Starting in vibrant Buenos Aires and taking in the cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago and the World Heritage area of Valparaiso, this is the top-and-tailed total Patagonian experience.
- Vibrant Buenos Aires
- Wildlife –rich Valdes Peninsula
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Fjords and glaciers cruise to Cape Horn
- Cosmopolitan Santiago
- World Heritage Valparaiso
- All Argentine & Chilean domestic flights & tax
- Transfers between airports and hotels
- Expedition cruise aboard MV Stella Australis inc. All meals & open bar policy
- Hotel accommodation including breakfast
- Other meals as shown in itinerary
- Services of private, English-speaking guides as indicated
- Tours and excursions as indicated in itinerary
ITINERARY17 Nights 18 Days
- Days 1-2 | Buenos Aires
- Days 3-5 | Puerto Madryn & Valdes Peninsula
- Day 6 | El Calafate to Torres del Paine
- Days 7-9 | Torres del Paine National Park
- Days 10-14 | Patagonia & Cape Horn Expedition Cruise
- Day 15 | Punta Arenas to Santiago
- Day 16 | Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
- Day 17 | Yerba Loca
- Day 18 | Depart Santiago
Arrive in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and transfer to LOI Suites Recoleta, Buenos Aries for two nights on B&B basis. Enjoy an afternoon private guided walking tour of the Recoleta area, including a visit to the tomb of the iconic Eva Peron.
La Boca area
Half day guided city tour to see the best of the sights. Optional afternoon visit to the colourful La Boca area. This evening, try out one of the superb meat restaurants, where succulent cuts are cooked on open grills.
Transfer to domestic airport and fly to Trelew, gateway to Patagonia and the Valdes Peninsula. Drive to Puerto Madryn for three nights B&B at Territorio Hotel.
Full day wildlife tour to Valdes Peninsula. Drive into the World Heritage national park and visit San Jose Fort Museum Then see elephant seals in the creek at Caleta Valdes. Look out for storks, guanaco, armadillos, hares, foxes, rhea and eagles. Opportunity to take a boat trip out to the bay of Puerto Piramides where southern right whales come to feed from July/August to December. Penguins nest between September and March and orca are around during the same period; they are particularly active in April. Birds, dolphins, sea lions and elephant seals can be seen all year round.
Full day tour south to Punta Tombo to visit the largest colony of Magellenic penguins on the continent. Here, you can walk amongst the birds, which have no fear of humans. Look out for orca and seals close to the shore.
Transfer to Trelew and fly to El Calafate. Met and driven to Torres del Paine National Park. Four nights at Tierra Patagonia Hotel on full board basis, including non-premium drinks. Depending on time, take a two hour scenic and wildlife walk from the hotel before dinner. One full day or two half day excursions included, with others optional.
Drive out in the morning for a 2.5-3 hour scenic walk to see ancient cave paintings and look out for guanacos, foxes and condors. Afternoon, take a horse ride to Segunda Barranca where sheep shearing may be in progress. Alternative half day options are available.
A strenuous full day walk of 18km with immense scenic rewards. Climb for about 90 minutes to Campamento Chileano and then for about the same time up through forest and across loose moraine to a classic lookout towards the Torres del Paine. Lunch, then careful, four-hour return. Evening relaxation in luxury and comfort.
Torres del Paine National Park
A full day scenic trip into the park including an optional (extra charge) boat excursion on Lake Grey and sail towards Grey Glacier. See ice floes and feathery nothofagus woods and maybe the endangered huemul deer. A great trip to see lots of the park in one day.
Patagonia & Cape Horn Expedition MV Stella Australis
After breakfast an early road transfer to Punta Arenas. Check-in & embarkation on MV Stella Australis for your five night Patagonia & Cape Horn expedition. Full expedition programme including Zodiac landings lead by expert guides guarantee close encounters to wildlife, glaciers and scenery. Informal topical lectures, full board basis including open bar on board ship.
Tierra del Fuego
Cross the Magellen Strait to Porvenir on Tierra del Fuego. Visit the interesting museum and then travel to see theonly king penguin colony on South America. On over the border into Argentina to the Atlantic coastal town of Rio Grande for overnight stay.
We arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina this morning and disembark for a land tour south for a gaucho experience and Patagonian ‘asado’ BBQ at Estancia Las Hijas. Then through Magellenic Forest and backdrop of lakes and snow-capped mountains to the port of Ushuaia. Look out for birds and flocks of guanco on the way. Board Stella Australis and set sail with a farewell to Ushuaia.
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay
Sailing across Nassau Bay to the southernmost island in the archipelago and Cape Horn. Disembark and visit the end of the earth. Sail back into the beautiful Wulaia Bay, site of Darwin’s and Fitzroy’s endeavours. Land and walk in the forested landscape and enjoy amazing views.
Re-enter the Beagle Channel into the Alberto de Agostini National Park. Sail into the spectacular Glacier Alley, flanked by sheer, saw-toothed mountains. Land near Aguila Glacier and spend time exploring, with condors soaring above and lots of other birdlife to spot amongst the amazing scenery.
Flight to Santiago
Awake in the Magellan Strait and anchor off Magdelena Island. Walk through a massive Magellenic penguin colony to the museum housed within a historic 1902 lighthouse. Many bird species are found on the island and spotted from your walk. Disembark and transfer to airport for flight to Santiago. Transfer to Singular Hotel for a three night stay bed & breakfast.
Full day excursion to Isla Negra on the Pacific coast, then to the World Heritage site of Valparaiso, where brightly coloured buildings overlook the famous port. Onwards to the garden city of Vina del Mar and return to Santiago through the vineyard valley of Casablanca. Lots of options for dinner tonight.
A half hour drive from the city leads to Yerba Loca, from which you can take a day’s guided walk (pack lunch included) along a well-marked trail to a spectacular glacier, enjoying amazing views of the central Andes and viewing local fauna and flora.
After breakfast a transfer to Santiago airport for your onward independent or return travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Tierra Patagonia Lodge
Emerging from the hillside in one of the world's most dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes this uniquely designed lodge provides a cosy and welcoming atmosphere against a backdrop showcasing the best of what Chilean Patagonia has to offer.
Upon first witnessing this dynamic lodge it is easy to see why it has won awards for its innovative architecture. Each area of the lodge has been specifically designed to emphasise the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park and wood clad walls create a cosy feeling of warmth and tranquillity as guests relax and soak up the unique surroundings.
This eco-friendly hotel provides all the luxuries and adventure opportunities needed for an unforgettable trip to the Torres del Paine region.
The majority of guests at the Tierra Patagonia Lodge stay on an all-inclusive basis with fantastic home-cooked food available throughout the day providing fuel for guests looking to partake in exciting excursions to the area's mountains, grasslands, forests, glaciers, rivers, lakes and waterfalls.
For a calmer experience guests can avail of the hotel's spa which features a heated pool, sauna, steam room and hydromassage tub. The lodge also has a spacious and relaxing lounge area, a bar and a number of boutique shops.
The atmosphere at Tierra Patagonia Lodge is casual and friendly and this is echoed in the airy and comfortable bedrooms which have been beautifully decorated and furnished in a minimalistic style with hand-crafted furniture, locally sourced textiles and uniquely Patagonian details.
Each room has large comfortable beds, heating and a bathtub in the bedroom plus a separate shower room. Larger suites and family apartments are also available.
LOI Suites Recoleta Hotel, Buenos Aires
Located in the heart of the exclusive Recoleta district, a charming neighbourhood filled with magnificent mansions and historic buildings, this stylish and elegant hotel provides a peaceful suburb stay yet offers easy access to the bustling Buenos Aires city centre.
Overlooking the waters of Rio de la Plata and situated a short distance from shops, restaurants and cultural attractions the hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the exciting Argentinean capital.
Lavish guest rooms, a large indoor swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant with stylish cocktail bar ensure that guests will have all they need and more as they return from a day of exploring this fascinating area.
At LOI Suites Recoleta there are a number of different room options available but guests can be guaranteed that whichever option they choose they will find a luxurious and elegantly decorated room in which to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
All rooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms, views over the hotel's delightful courtyard, free WiFi, sumptuous queen-size beds and mini-bars.
This upmarket hotel also boasts a large indoor swimming pool area with a café, fitness centre, jacuzzi, and sauna facilities and a wonderful restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine before finishing off the evening with a cocktail in the sophisticated bar and lounge area.
LOI Suites Recoleta's friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice on the best places to visit and the must-see sights in this wonderful city.
Hotel Territorio, Puerto Madryn
This lovely hotel in Punta Cuevas in the wildlife rich Puerto Madryn area offers modern accommodation, fantastic service and tremendous views of the mysterious Patagonian Sea.
Located just over 1 mile from Puerto Madryn's city centre this excellent coastal hotel provides a tranquil stop for travellers exploring this wonderful area. Featuring modern design, comfortable furnishings and a bright airy space that makes the most of the sea views you will find everything you need here including well-equipped bedrooms, comfortable lounges and an indulgent spa.
As you traverse along the coast looking for penguins, orcas and seals you can return to the comfort of your beautifully decorated and spacious bedroom for a great night's sleep in preparation for your next day of adventure.
Hotel Territorio, or as the locals call it "Casa Atlantico", provides luxurious accommodation in a range of bedrooms and suites which all feature large comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and mini-bars. Larger suites also have their own living area and the majority of rooms have stunning sea views that bring a calm and tranquil feel to any stay here.
As well as a beautiful lounge, breakfast room and bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine from the hotel's large collection of Argentinean wines as you look out over the sea, the hotel also features a spa where guests can indulge in a range of treatments and make use of the sauna and jacuzzi. There is also a fitness suite and a well-stocked library.
The Singular Santiago
This immaculate 5 star hotel is located in the heart of the Lastarria neighbourhood, Santiago's most bohemian, historic and culturally exciting district. Within walking distance of Santa Lucia Hill, Parque Forestal and Lastarria's boutique shops, museums and stylish bars and restaurants, the hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy this bustling city.
From the striking facade to the stylish lobby and sumptuous bedrooms this elegant hotel has been designed to fully epitomise the beauty of the area. Combining the artistic heritage of the neighbourhood with modern touches this is a truly luxurious setting in which to relax after a long day of exploring.
Sip on a refreshing cocktail in the stylish roof top bar and swimming pool, indulge in some relaxation in the spa or treat yourself to delicious cuisine in the hotel's superlative restaurant.
From the delightful guestrooms to the stunning roof top terrace with spectacular views there is not a part of this hotel that fails to please.
The luxurious bedrooms are an alluring blend of classic and contemporary: offering modern comforts while exuding the charm of a bygone era. Warm and welcoming the spacious bedrooms feature luxurious furnishings, soft decor and stylish en-suite bathrooms. Upgraded rooms such the Singular Room and the Singular Suite feature luxurious marble bathrooms and separate living areas. Whichever level of room you choose though you can be assured of supreme comfort as you relax after a long day of exploring Santiago.
As well as the beautiful rooftop terrace, bar and swimming pool the hotel also has a tranquil spa where guests can indulge in a range of treatments and make use of the sauna and steamroom. There is also a modern gymnasium for guests wanting to keep fit during their stay.
The hotel excels in its dining offerings with the stunning Singular restaurant providing first class cuisine in the most attractive setting. The rooftop bar and the Bar Merced also serve a full menu at different times throughout the day providing high quality food in a more casual setting than in the luxurious restaurant.
Being so close to all of Santiago's major attractions guests will not be short on things to do and see but should you wish to venture further afield the friendly hotel staff will be happy to arrange excursions for you.
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You were right, Chile is enormous! We packed so much into to our two weeks and despite the huge distances we still found time to sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery. I don’t believe any country could offer more diversity, we were sat up on the Atacama Desert one week and surrounded by penguins and glaciers the next. Still not sure how all the logistics worked out so well, but they did so thank you. Loved all three of the Tierra properties so a great recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the estancia, took me back to my childhood when I worked on a farm, although I don’t remember eating steak as good as that when I was a child!
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