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Our Exploring Patagonia holiday focuses on exploring the beauty of Southern Patagonia across Chile and Argentina. A fantastic holiday to show off the most dramatic, and beautiful scenery in the world.
You will begin your holiday in Chile with 2 nights in Santiago, where you will enjoy a day exploring the many highlights on offer, before heading off to Southern Patagonia. The first stop on your Patagonia Adventure will be the Torres del Paine National Park, where you will see jaw-dropping scenery including the three “Torres”. After 3 nights in the area you will take a stunning drive over the Andes Mountains to El Calafate in Argentina, where you will enjoy a full day tour to the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier. The holiday finishes in exciting Buenos Aires, the home of the tango, for a couple of days’ exploring.
This holiday to Chilean and Argentine Patagonia is perfect for anyone wanting to be captivated by nature and enthralled by exciting capital cities. We would recommend taking this holiday between the months of October and March.
Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Fly overnight from the UK to Santiago where you will spend 2 nights in the capital of Chile. Enjoy a fascinating Half Day City Tour on your first morning and learn about the fascinating multi-cultural history of Chile which has shaped what the country has become today. Your guide will also suggest great places to see with the rest of your time in the city.
With the rest of your time in the city you could head up the San Cristobal hill for a great view over the city or discover one of the cities many parks, art galleries and museums.
Today you will fly to Punta Arenas in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. You will then transfer to the town of Puerto Natales, which is the gateway town to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. Upon arrival you will be transferred to a local hotel for 4 nights.
On your first day you will join a full day tour to the famous Torres Del Paine. The tour will take you to a number of the highlights in the park including Lago Grey and various excellent view points for the 3 Torres. Your guide will tell you all about the park and what makes it unique as well as pointing out the unique wildlife as you come across it. It's a day full of dramatic snow-capped mountains, stunning scenery and beautiful lakes and glaciers.
On your second day you will head out onto the water on a full day boat cruise to see the impressive Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers in the Bernardo O´Higgins National Park. This great day is sure to fill your camera full of amazing views and it even includes a complimentary Pisco Sours with ice from one of the glaciers! In the afternoon you will make a stop at Perales Cattle Ranch for a BBQ lunch.
With your last day in Puerto Natales, you may decide to try out one of the many adventure activities in the surrounding area or relax around town.
(Option to stay inside Torres del Paine National Park available – please ask your Travel Specialist for more details)
Today you will take a scenic road transfer over the Andes Mountains to El Calafate where the scenery will change again! The journey over the Andes is beautiful so make sure you keep your camera to hand! Upon arrival in El Calafate you will stay 3 nights in a comfortable hotel near to the centre of town.
The next day you will discover the hugely impressive sight of the Perito Moreno glacier for yourself on a full day tour which will take you as close to the face of it as you can get. If you still want to get closer speak to your Latin Routes Travel Specialist about trekking on the ice itself (not included)
With your second day you are free to explore the area at your leisure. You may decide to visit the glacier museum or the ice bar which are both popular attractions. Alternatively you may decide to book another excursion into the surrounding countryside (not included)
Today you will fly to the home of Tango and capital of Argentina – Buenos Aires. Here you will spend 2 nights at a centrally located hotel.
Enjoy a fascinating Half Day City Tour on your first morning and learn about the fascinating history of Argentina which has shaped what the country has become today. You will also discover great places to see with the rest of your time.
You will head to Buenos Aires Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK
The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.
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