Splendours of Patagonia
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires  
La Boca, Buenos Aires  
Lake District, Bariloche  
Perito Moreno Glacier  
Osorno Volcano  
Torres del Paine National Park  
 
14 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£4995

Tour Highlights

  • Atmospheric Buenos Aires
  • Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Peaceful Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Cross the Snow-Capped Andes
  • Argentine & Chilean Lake District
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Splendours of Patagonia

Argentina      Chile

Explore the beauty of the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia on this spectacular itinerary showcasing one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Traverse the Lake District from Argentina into Chile, see the jaw-dropping beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park and the endless steppe landscape. The final hightlight is the Perito Moreno glacier, visited from the Patagonian town of El Calafate. The trip begins and ends in Buenos Aires where you have time to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city and explore the different neighbourhoods. 


Day 1
UK - Buenos Aires
Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.
Day 2
Day 2
Buenos Aires
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next 2 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure. Buenos Aires is commonly known as the “Paris of South America”, owing to its classical architecture, plazas, fountains and wide boulevards.
 
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 3
Day 3
Buenos Aires
With your private guide explore the city's highlights. In the heart of downtown you will visit the historic Plaza de Mayo which is surrounded by the Government House, also referred to as the ‘Pink House’, the Cabildo and cathedral. San Telmo neighbourhood, with its cobbled streets and colonial houses is one of the oldest in the city and famous for tango dancing. Continue to La Boca, the colourful port area, with its famous and well photographed street, Caminito. The final stop is Recoleta Cemetery where you have the opportunity to visit the final resting place of Eva Peron.
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 4
Day 4
Buenos Aires - Bariloche
Today depart the capital and fly to the Argentine Lake District. There are some twenty lakes on the Argentine side of the Andes, the largest being Lake Nahuel Huapi on the shores of which sits the pretty town of Bariloche. The town has an almost alpine flavour with Swiss chalet style wooden buildings and is a great base to explore the surrounding national parks. Bariloche will be your base for the next 2 nights.
Accommodation: Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel
     
Day 5
Day 5
Lake District - Bariloche
Explore the spectacular scenery around the Lake District today. Take in panoramic views of lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi as well as mountains Lopez and Capilla. A 17km drive from Bariloche, you will find Mount Campanario, where you can take a chairlift and enjoy the incredible views of the surrounding forests, lakes and mountains.
Accommodation: Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel
     
Day 6
Day 6
Bariloche - Puerto Varas (Lakes Crossing)
Cross the border from Argentina into Chile on one of the most spectacular journeys by road and boat. Take in the magnificent Andean landscape, with its verdant forests and snowy peaks, set sail across the Frías Lake, with its quiet and unspoilt waters, deep turquoise in colour. Stop en route at the Petrohué waterfalls where whimsical shapes of volcanic rock, bathed by green waterfalls make up a stunning landscape. Spend the next 2 nights in the small town of Puerto Varas overlooking Lake Llanquihue and sat in the shadow of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. This charming German-influenced town is the ideal base for exploring the area.
Accommodation: Cabana del Lago
         
Day 7
Day 7
Puerto Varas - Chile
One of the most beautiful regions in the country the Lake District boasts snow-capped volcanoes, pristine lakes, waterfalls and virgin forests. Explore the majestic Osorno Volcano today. Ascend the volcano for spectacular panoramic views.
Accommodation: Cabana del Lago
         
Day 8
Day 8
Chilean Lake District - Torres del Paine
Depart the Lake District to perhaps what could be considered as the highlight of Patagonia – the Torres del Paine National Park. Fly to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales (flight schedule dependent) and transfer by road to the park. Spend the next 3 nights here and choose from a variety of daily excursions to explore this world renowned national park.
Accommodation: Hotel las Torres
         
Days 9 - 10
Day 9
Torres del Paine National Park
With a dramatic landscape of mountain peaks, roaring rivers, sparkling blue lakes and rich emerald forests; the views here are breath taking. Visitors never fail to be impressed by their first glimpse of the “Los Cuernos” or the “Horns” – three granite pillars soaring more than 2000m above the Patagonian Steppe. These days are at leisure to explore the area on foot, on horseback, by vehicle or take scenic boat trips.
Accommodation: Hotel las Torres
         
Day 11
Day 11
Torres del Paine - El Calafate (Argentina)
Travel by road and cross the border into Argentina. Arrive in the afternoon to El Calafate, in the heart of Patagonia. The Patagonia region of Argentina offers spectacular wild and majestic scenery in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Glaciers National Park) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. This is a land of colossal mountain ranges crowned in snow and pristine glaciers descending into turquoise lakes.
Accommodation: Esplendor El Calafate
       
Day 12
Day 12
Perito Moreno Glacier
Visit the Los Glaciares National Park and most importantly, the El Perito Moreno Glacier. A huge river of ice 30km long and 5km wide, descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to Lago Argentino. As it advances, the ice cracks and produces thunderous roars that reverberate from deep within the glacier, producing a hugely impressive show. Walking along the paths in front of its western wall allows you to admire this natural wonder from different viewpoints and take the boat trip to enjoy views of the glacier wall from lake level.
Accommodation: Esplendor El Calafate
       
Day 13
Day 13
El Calafate - Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires today for your final night, please enquire if you would like to see a tango show and enjoy a traditional steak dinner.
Accommodation: Recoleta Grand
       
Day 14
Buenos Aires - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

14 day tour, from £4995 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers

Tour Route Map

  1.   Buenos Aires
  2.   Lake District
  3.   The Lake District & Chiloe Island
  4.   Chilean Patagonia
  5.   Patagonia
  6.   Buenos Aires

Accommodation on this Tour

Cabana del Lago
Cabana del Lago
The Lake District & Chiloe Island, Chile
Cabana del Lago Cabana del Lago overlooks the beautiful Lake Llanquihue and offers spectacular views of Puerto Varas and the volcanoes. Its 157 rooms are furnished with a modern feel and feature a......
         
Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel
Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel
Lake District, Argentina
Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel is situated facing the beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche.The hotel offers 67 rooms of which the best are the lake facing......
     
Esplendor El Calafate
Esplendor El Calafate
Patagonia, Argentina
Esplendor El Calafate Esplendor El Calafate is a boutique hotel situated in El Calafate town a 15 minute walk from the centre. The hotel offers guests a choice of 57 rooms and suites with a range of......
       
Hotel las Torres
Hotel las Torres
Chilean Patagonia, Chile
Hotel las Torres This comfortable lodge is located within the Torres del Paine National Park, adjacent to the pathway that takes hikers on the strenuous full-day walk to the base of the granite......
         
Recoleta Grand
Recoleta Grand
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta Grand The Recoleta Grand is situated in the heart of the fashionable Recoleta neighbourhood near to boutiques, restaurants, parks and museums. Offering 90 spacious and well-appointed rooms,......
       

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