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Santiago, Patagonia & Buenos Aires (10 days / 9 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Santiago
v/   Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
v/   Torres del Paine
v/   Perito Moreno Glacier
v/   Buenos Aires
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Starting in Santiago, this tour gives you an overview of the Patagonia, combining visits to Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers, Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and ending in the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.
Day 1:Arrive in Santiago (city tour)
Day 2:Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Day 3:Puerto Natales (Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers)
Day 4:Puerto Natales (Torres del  Paine National Park)
Day 5:Puerto Natales - El Calafate
Day 6:El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
Day 7:El Calafate - Buenos Aires (city tour)
Day 8: Buenos Aires (day at leisure)
Day 9: Buenos Aires (day at leisure)
Day 10: Fly out from Buenos Aires


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 StandardSuperior
Santiago
Hotel Panamericano, Santiago
Panamericano
94 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Fundador, Santiago
Fundador
150 rooms
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hotel site
Puerto Natales
Hotel Weskar Patagonian Lodge, Puerto Natales
Weskar Patagonian Lodge
28 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Weskar Patagonian Lodge, Puerto Natales
Weskar Patagonian Lodge
28 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
El Calafate
Hotel Sierra Nevada, El Calafate
Sierra Nevada
40 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Mirador del Lago, El Calafate
Mirador del Lago
68 rooms
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hotel site
Buenos Aires
Hotel Waldorf, Buenos Aires
Waldorf
120 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires
Savoy Hotel
164 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Santiago (city tour)
Arrive in Santiago airport and transfer to the hotel. During the morning half day city tour of Santiago, a panoramic tour visiting the main attractions of the capital, where you will appreciate the contrast between the city’s rich history and its modern and imposing buildings.  We will see the Goverment Palace, the Main Square “Plaza de Armas”, Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive residential areas of Vitactura and Las Condes. Rest of the day at leisure for personal activities  Overnight in Santiago.
Day 2:  Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
At time to be advised, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival to the airport transfer to Punta Arenas Bus terminal  to leave on a public bus to Puerto Natales.  (249 km, 3 hours).  Transfer from Puerto Natales Bus terminal  to the hotel.  Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Puerto Natales (Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers)
At 8 AM approx., it is boarding time at Puerto Natales pier for a full day sailing towards the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers.  At approximately 4:30, return to the pier.   Overnight in Puerto Natales.

Daily Navigation during the months of September through March.  From April to September, sailing is only on Sundays and depending on weather conditions.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Puerto Natales (Torres del  Paine National Park)
In the morning, departure from the hotel, for a full day tour of the Torres del Paine National Park (lunch not included).  In the evening, return to the hotel.  Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Puerto Natales - El Calafate
In the morning, transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal  to take a regular service bus to El Calafate (Argentina, 5 hours approx). Arrive in Calafate and transfer from Bus Station to the hotel.  Overnight in Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
Full day tour of Perito Moreno glacier.  Bordering the South border of the Argentine lake, we arrive to the National Park of Glaciers, crossing Magellans Penninsula, to arrive at the Perito Moreno glacier.  From the footbridges, the landslides of the glacier can be observed before embarking to approach the wall of the glacier and admire this Worlds Heritage monument (lunch not included). Return to the hotel. Overnight in Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  El Calafate - Buenos Aires (city tour)
At time to be advised, transfer from the hotel to the Calafate airport. Arrival and reception at the Buenos Aries airport; transfer to the hotel.  Afterwards you will visit the most interesting places in the city of Buenos Aires: the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Colón Theatre. Then you will continue towards San Telmo, a charming old quarter of cobbled streets, with its traditional Dorrego Square and the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca. Finally visit Palermo, the Planetarium and La Recoleta. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 8:  Buenos Aires (day at leisure)
Day at leisure. Learn more about the country and its people through experiences such as culinary tours, soccer tour or take a cooking practice or a tango class and enjoy a must of Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 9:  Buenos Aires (day at leisure)
Day at leisure for optional tours. We suggest a full day Gaucho Party, to visit a typical Argentine ranch and taste the traditional empanadas and the argentine barbecue the “asado”. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 10:  Fly out from Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight (only driver).

(Included meals: breakfast)
 
Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily