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Andean Circuit

Santiago - Puerto Varas - Lake Todos los Santos - Bariloche - Buenos Aires (8 days / 7 nts)  From $1473

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Day 1: Arrive in Santiago
Reception at the Santiago Airport, and transfer to hotel.  Overnight in Santiago.

Day 2: Santiago (city tour)
From the Hotel in Santiago, the city downtown awaits us.  Chile - Santiago old and modernWe will proceed through the main avenue of the city, Alameda del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, passing by the San Francisco Church, the oldest monument of the country erected in 1568 housing a convent, miraculously withstanding several earthquakes.Start off by visiting the Santa Lucía Hill, where the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded the city on February 12th 1541.  From here, we will be taken to the La Moneda Palace, nowadays the neoclassical style government palace, but originally constructed to house the Mint of the Spanish Crown during the 18th century. A few blocks away, we will walk along Paseo Ahumada until reaching the Main Square.  When Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago in 1541, he laid out this square as the heart of the newly-formed city.  This bustling spot houses the oldest buildings of the capital: the Cathedral Church of Santiago, rebuilt in 1748 on the very site where all four previous churches were destroyed by fires and earthquakes, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum, the former “Real Audiencia” or Spanish Royal Court.  A little further, we will cross the Mapocho River and head straight towards the Bellavista Neighborhood, a lively place, core of the night and artistic life, where pubs, cultural centers and international gastronomy can be found.  Return to hotel in Santiago. Overnight in Santiago.   
           
(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
Transfer from the hotel to the Santiago airport. Reception at the Puerto Montt Airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Puerto Varas - Lake Crossing - Bariloche
Driving along the shores of Llanquihue Lake, near the Calbuco Volcano, you will visit the Petrohué River Falls, in the Vicente Pérez RosalesChile - Osorno volcano National Park, with the majestic view of the Osorno Volcano in the background. After that, we will enjoy the Andean Crossing from Chile to Argentina, sailing the Andes, through the Todos los Santos Lake, seeing mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes, arriving to Peulla, a hidden village with natural and almost untouched tourist attractions. Later, continue to cross the Vicente Pérez Rosales border point, up to Lake Frías from where sailing begins up to Puerto Blest. After a short bus ride, sailing continues, crossing Lake Nahuel Huapi, getting to Puerto Pañuelo. The trip continues to Bariloche by bus. Overnight at the hotel in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Bariloche (small circuit)
We will enjoy a half-day tour visiting the city of Bariloche. We will depart to Playa Bonita (Beautiful Beach) from where we will be able to see the Huemul Island and the foothills of the Campanario Hill. We will have the chance to take the air chair lift to get to the top of the hill where we will enjoy the majestic panoramic view of lakes, mountains, and the cBariloche - View of Barilocheity. Later, we will visit the scenery Llao-Llao Peninsula from where we will be able to see the Pañuelo Port. We will arrive in the Panoramic Point, a natural balcony to the views over the Moreno Lake and the Llao-Llao Peninsula. Return to hotel in Bariloche. Overnight in Bariloche.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Bariloche - Buenos Aires
Transfer to airport to take flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival to Buenos Aires and overnight in
hotel.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Buenos Aires (city tour)
We will depart from the hotel in Buenos Aires in order to visit one of the iconic symbols of this worldwide known city: the Obelisk. After that, we will continue visiting squares encapsulating  historical and tourist interest such as the Mayo Square, San Martin Square, Alvear Square, and Los dos Congresos (Two Congresses) Square. Later we will continue crossing the Mayo, Corrientes and the 9 de Julio Avenues, larger avenues of Buenos Aires, regarded as the widest avenues in the world measuring 140 meters wide.Then, the historical neighborhoods are waiting for us. We will visit the La Boca and San Telmo, the magnificent Palermo and Recoleta areas, and trendy neighborhoods such as Puerto Madero. The Lezama Park and the Tres de Febrero Park (known as the Palermo Forest) along with the Costanera Sur Ecologic Reserve, the commercial and financial areas of the city will alBuenos Aires - Plaza Mayorso take part of our half day excursion.

At night, we will enjoy a typical Dinner Tango Show. This musical genre declared human heritage is much more than the memory of its golden decades; in fact it is a part of the national culture and life. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

(Included meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 8: Fly out from Buenos Aires
At agreed time, transfer to the airport to board departure flight

(Included meals: breakfast)

These prices are being updated but can be used as a planning guide
Guide speaking English / Spanish
Quality Hotels Double Triple Single Sup
Standard Alto Santa Maria (Santiago)
Colonos del Sur Mirador (Puerto Varas)
Tres Reyes (Bariloche)
Aspen Suites (Buenos Aires)
$1,592 $1,560 $460
Superior Torremayor (Santiago)
Cabanas del Lago (Puerto Varas)
Nahuel Huapi (Bariloche)
Dazzler Libertad (Buenos Aires)
$1,499 $1,473 $706

Valid 1-Mar-14 to 31-Mar-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Included: 7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, transfer/ tours/ meals/ services as detailed.  Services on shared regular basis with english/spanish local guides.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, meals/ services/ park entrance not mentioned, early/ late check out, gratuities and personal expenses.

Notes:
-Prices per person in USDollars.
-The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
-This program may be altered depending on the airline`s schedule
-Rates do not apply on Easter, Christmas, New Year ´s Eve  and  Carnival weeks.