Arrive this morning into the Latin city of passion and culture and be met at the airport for your transfer to your selected hotel. This afternoon at 2pm you will begin to explore the main sights of the city on a guided tour including a visit to the Plaza de Mayo (Main Square), the oldest neighbourhood of San Telmo, cultural and European La Boca, Palermo and La Recoleta quarters giving you a taste of the history and local life in the capital.
Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure, we recommend sampling one of the steak restaurants tonight and enjoy some of the delicious local Malbec.
Standard: Merit San Telmo I Superior: Kenton Palace Buenos Aires l Deluxe: Loi Suites Recoleta (2 night’s breakfast included)
Day at leisure to explore the city.
Recommended tour: Visit a traditional estancia of the Argentine Pampas located in the outskirts, here you can take part in day activities of the classic character of the land, the gaucho. Lunch here consists of a fabulous and delicious Argentine-style barbecue paired with the best Argentine wines (an absolute must try while here).
If this is your first time to Buenos Aires, a tango dance show is a must, the dancers here are superb!
Buenos Aires – Puerto Madryn
You'll be collected this morning to transfer to the local airport and fly down to the coastal city of Puerto Madryn today, well known for its marine wildlife, on arrival you'll be met and transferred for around one hour to your hotel.
Check into your selected hotel and spend the day at leisure – why not take a stroll down to one of the local cafes on the beachfront or go horseback riding at one of the nearby ranches.
Standard: Bahia Nueva I Superior: Dazzler Puerto Madryn I Deluxe: Territorio hotel or similar (2 night’s breakfast included)
Puerto Madryn – Peninsula Valdes
This morning set off on a Peninsula Valdes Reserve full day trip today, visiting the local town of Puerto Piramides, a great destination for wildlife lovers. During July to December you will have the option to embark on a whale watching trip, getting up close to these amazing mammals. This afternoon visit Caleta Valdes and Punta Delgado on the beautiful coastal peninsula.
Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia
You'll be collected today for the transfer to the local airport for your onwards flight to the city of Ushuaia today, nicknamed as the ‘End of the World’ due to its location on the southernmost tip of South America. Here is the gateway to the spectacular National Park – Tierra de Fuego.
This far south the seafood is divine, must tries include the king crab, sea bass and large mussels. If seafood is not your thing, the slow-cooked lamb is a delicious choice. Transfer around an hour to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Standard: Lennox Ushuaia I Superior: Fueguino I Deluxe: Los Cauquenes or similar (2 night’s breakfast included)
Ushuaia – Tierra del Fuego National Park
This morning depart early after breakfast (around 7:30am), for your transfer to Tierra del Fuego National Park, viewing the most stunning views of Lake Roca and Bahia Lapataia Bay.
This afternoon, sail on through the mythical Beagle channel with its rich history and witness to thousands of stories before reaching Wolves Island (La Isla de los Lobos). Keep an eye out for the varied wildlife here including sea lions, penguins and cormorant birds. You are in the gateway to Antarctica here so take the opportunity to explore your surroundings by foot, canoe or on the train to the end of the world.
Ushuaia – El Calafate
Today you'll transfer back to the airpot to board your flight to El Calafate, a small town on the shore of the large Argentino Lake. From here you can begin exploring the icy landscape of Los Glaciares National Park.
After checking in, take a wander down the main strip, visiting the souvenir and chocolate shops or book an afternoon tour.
Standard: Kapenke I Superior: Imago Hotel I Deluxe: Xelena hotel (3 night's breakfast included)
El Calafate – Los Glaciares National Park
Spend your day exploring the fantastic and breath-taking Glaciers National Park today, situated at almost 50 miles away from the town of Calafate, admire the stunning views as you travel toward the Perito Moreno Glacier at an astonishing 60 metres high! Feel the immensity of its size by getting up close to the glacier walls on a sailing safari taking you through the South Channel (Canal Sur). If you stay here long enough, you’re likely to see a large chunk of ice fall off the front and hear the roaring sounds of the ice cracking.
El Calafate, Sailing the Ice Rivers
Sail along the north arm of Argentino Lake, witness the immense icebergs that come off the Upsala Glacier, the largest glacier in this part of the National Park. Navigate to the Spegazzini arm where you can see three hanging glaciers - El Peineta, Seco and Heim and the hugely impressive Spegazzini Glacier, with a sheer height of over 130 metres. Return to the port this afternoon and travel back to your hotel.
El Calafate – Ushuaia and Australis Expedition Cruise
Depart El Calafate and fly to the southernmost city in the world Ushuaia. In the later afternoon board teh Expedition Ship, the Australis for one of the most exciting adventures we have ever been on. Sail to Cape Horn and weather permitting land and visit the remotest corner of the world.
This 4 night adventure is a spectactular add on to a visit to Patagonia, gliding through the many stunning fjords and going uo to close on Zodiac rubber dinghys to the many beautiful glaciers.
Undoubtedly one of the best travel experiences in the world
Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales
Today you will be transfered to from the Ship in Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales -approx 90 mins
On arrival at Puerto Natales (gateway to the Torres del Paine National park), you'll be met at the station and driven to your hotel to check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Standard: Martin Gusinde I Superior: Costaustralis Hotel I Deluxe: Remota or similar (2 night’s with breakfast included)
Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)
This morning get collected to begin your adventure to the Torres del Paine National Park. You'll witness the impressive Andean mountain range surrounded by glaciers, waterfalls and lakes, it’s truly breath-taking so make sure to take your camera and capture the moment. On route visit the Cueva del Milodon, an ancient mammal that used to inhabit the lands, whose remains were found in this area. Once arriving into the Torres del Paine National Park, take a short walk to the beautiful Salto Grande and have some free time at lunch to admire views of the Cuernos del Paine from the Camping Pehoe. After lunch visit the Grey Glacier and enjoy a beautiful walk among lenga forests and the icebergs of the Grey Glacier. On your return trip, visit a lodge and witness the red foxes and condors which accompany the beautiful panoramic views of the Paine massif.
Return to the hotel around 7pm and enjoy a dinner at your own leisure.
Puerto Natales – Santiago de Chile
You'll be transferred for the journey over to Punta Arenas today by a comfortable coach for your onwards flight to Santiago de Chile. On arrival in Santiago our rep will meet you and check into your hotel ready to explore the local restaurants this evening.
Standard: Providencia I Superior: Fundador Hotel I Deluxe: Singular Santiago Hotel or similar (2 nights with breakfast included)
Santiago de Chile
Enjoy a guided city tour today exploring the main sights of one of the largest cities in South America, surrounded by the spectacular snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range, for the best views of this take a trip up the Grand Santiago Tower (shopping centre), it’s the tallest building in Santiago and you can go all the way up to the top to admire the mountain range views surrounding the city.
Your transfer will take you to the airport today in time for your onwards flight.