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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the cosmopolitan modernity and naturally breathtaking splendors of Argentina and Chile
  • Explore the acclaimed cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago with insightful guides
  • Savor the flavors of world-renown Argentine & Chilean cuisine and wines at your leisure
  • Opt for a night of vibrant and colorful dance at an authentic Buenos Aires tango parlor
  • Travel literally to “The End of The World” visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city
  • Take-in amazing views and hear the roar from inside the slow advancing Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia
  • Experience amazing lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and snow-capped peaks
  • Adventure on to Milodón Cave and the Salto Grande waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Stroll along Santiago’s colorful main avenue “Alameda” and its Providencia shopping zone
  • Gaze in awe at the majestic Andes Mountains and European-inspired Santiago from San Cristóbal Hill


Itinerary

Day 1 - FRI I BUENOS AIRES

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to your downtown hotel. Take time to get to know the city at your own pace. Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a cosmopolitan place that showcases great European cultural influences. During the day, many attractions beckon: museums, art galleries, shops, parks, treelined boulevards, and much more. At night consider visiting a “tango” bar or acclaimed local restaurant.

Day 2 - SAT I BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Buenos Aires. See The Pyramid de Mayo, the Presidential palace, the Cabinet, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. View the symbol of the city, “The Obelisque.” Enjoy history and modern day musings at every turn as you discover the various neighborhoods from San Telmo with its signature tango parlors; to European-inspired La Boca, trendy Puerto Madero, and La Recoleta Cultural Center. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - SUN I BUENOS AIRES I USHUAIA

Transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Ushuaia and upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in. Ushuaia is the capital of the territory and the southernmost city in the world. Take time on your own to see the End of the World Museum and the old prison. Stroll around the harbor and enjoy the brilliant scenery. Make sure to sample Argentina’s culinary scene, perhaps tasting the area’s exquisite spider crabs. (B)

Day 4 - MON I USHUAIA

Today’s activities commence with a half day tour to the Tierra del Fuego National Park where you will enjoy the splendid landscapes as well as its many rivers that flow into the Beagle Channel. This afternoon venture off on your own to discover Ushuaia or participate in an optional Catamaran tour. The optional tour sails on Beagle Channel where you can take-in the seascapes and seabirds before continuing to Island Los Lobos for sea lion viewing. (B)

Day 5 - TUE I USHUAIA I EL CALAFATE

After breakfast you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport and head to El Calafate, a city in Argentina’s Patagonia. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the fresh Patagonian air and breathtaking landscapes. Take the opportunity on your own to discover Avenida del Libertador, El Calafate’s main street where you can savor the flavors at local restaurants and bakeries or shop for souvenirs. (B)

Day 6 - WED I EL CALAFATEI PERITO MORENO I EL CALAFATE

Adventure along on full day tour to Perito Moreno Glacier. This is one of the few glaciers that still continues advancing. Every 4 to 5 years it covers the gap between the mainland and itself and expands into the Lago Argentino. The enormous pressure of the water causes it to crash with a thunderous noise. You can see this glacial spectacle every day when single ice blocks fall into the lake. Return to El Calafatefor an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 7 - THU I EL CALAFATEI PUERTO NATALES

Morning awaits with a transfer to the bus terminal for your drive to Puerto Natales, a charming village situated along the coast of the Fjord of Last Hope. Puerto Natales is the capital of Ultima Esperanza Province and was founded in 1911. Originally, the locals made a living on sheep farming and fishing. In the past years it developed to be an important touristic center as the starting point for excursions to the sensational National Park Torres del Paine. (B)

Day 8 - FRI I PUERTO NATALES I TORRES DEL PAINE N. P. I PUERTO NATALES

Embark on a full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park and experience reportedly the most spectacular worldwide reserve at the end of the world! In this protected area you will find a fertile combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. Inside, the road is surrounded with dozens of lagoons contrasting with hills and snow-capped mountains. Here you will visit the Milodon Cave and the Salto Grande waterfall. (B)

Day 9 - SAT I PUERTO NATALES I PUNTA ARENAS I SANTIAGO

After breakfast, transfer to the bus terminal for your scenic drive to Punta Arenas, the first permanent settlement in the Austral zone of Patagonia. Tour the town that was established in 1848, and quickly became the most important cattle raising center of Patagonia. Proceed to Cerro La Cruz, from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city and the Straits of Magellan. Afterwards continue to Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago. (B)

Day 10 - SUN I SANTIAGO

Today’s city tour takes you to see such iconic sites as San Francisco church, European-inspired neighborhoods: Barrio Paris & Londres and Barrio Concha y Toro, Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, the National History museum and town hall. Stroll Santiago’s main avenue “Alameda” and see the “Palacio de la Moneda” before driving to San Cristóbal Hill for the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. The tour ends in the Providencia shopping zone. (B)

Day 11 - MON I SANTIAGO TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Rise and shine in with breakfast at your Santiago hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home with superb memories to cherish and share of your time in Argentina and Chile. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 10 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • All transfers and services are via motorcoach with English Speaking guide
  • Half day Buenos Aires city tour
  • Half day tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Full day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Punta Arenas city tour
  • Half day Santiago city tour
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Reciprocity fee is required for US citizens to enter Argentina. Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Services and meals not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras, personal expenses and tips for guides, drivers, and waitresses, as well as local flights within South America are not included.

    Important information: This is a fixed group departure, seat in motorcoach, with shared services valid for the specific dates shown above. All flights within South America must be booked through Central Holidays.
    This tour can be offered on FIT basis with the exception of Day 7 & 9 transfers & Day 8 Excursion to Paine National Park. Please inquire.

Departures & Rates


Travel in Comfort

2018

Date Double Single
January 12 $2439 $3239
February 02 $2439 $3239
February 23 $2439 $3239
March 09 $2439 $3239
October 12 $2439 $3239
October 26 $2439 $3239
November 09 $2439 $3239
November 30 $2439 $3239



Travel in Style

2018

Date Double Single
January 12 $2759 $3819
February 02 $2759 $3819
February 23 $2759 $3819
March 09 $2759 $3819
October 12 $2759 $3819
October 26 $2759 $3819
November 09 $2759 $3819
November 30 $2759 $3819


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