Our Highlights of Patagonia holiday focuses on exploring the beauty of Southern Patagonia across Chile and Argentina. A fantastic 10-day journey to show off the most dramatic, and beautiful scenery in the world.
You will begin your holiday in Chile with two nights in its cosmopolitan capital, Santiago, where you will enjoy a day exploring its many highlights, before heading off to Southern Patagonia. The first stop on your Patagonia Adventure will be the Torres del Paine National Park, where you will marvel at its jaw-dropping scenery including the three “Torres”. After three 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. It is also possible to do this itinerary in reverse, beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Santiago, please speak to your travel specialist for details.
Days 1 & 2 - Santiago
Days 3 - 5 - Puerto Natales and the Torres del Paine National Park
Days 6 & 7 - El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier
Days 8 & 9 - Buenos Aires
Day 10 - Depart Buenos Aires
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.
Arrive in Santiago and spend two nights in Chile's cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy a fascinating half-day city tour on your first morning and learn about the multi-cultural history of Chile which has shaped what the country has become today.
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 city’s many parks, art galleries and museums.
Meals - Day 2: B
Fly to Punta Arenas in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, and transfer to the town of Puerto Natales for a night, gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park.
The following 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 viewpoints for the three Torres (towers). Your guide will tell you all about the park and what makes it unique as well as pointing out native wildlife. It's a day full of dramatic snow-capped mountains, stunning scenery and beautiful lakes and glaciers. Following your tour, you will be transferred to your hotel inside the National Park.
Your final day in the national park is free for you to further explore at your own leisure. Torres del Paine offers world-class hiking opportunities and there are a range of day hikes, catering for all abilities, that allow you to trek part of the famous multi-day routes such as the W Trek.
Meals: Day 3: B, Day 4: B & L, Day 5: B
Take a scenic road transfer over the Andes Mountains to El Calafate where the scenery continues to change. The journey over the Andes is beautiful so make sure you keep your camera to hand!
The next day you will discover the hugely impressive sight of the Perito Moreno glacier on a tour which will take you as close to the face of it as you can get. Marvel at its magnificence from several different viewpoints, followed by a boat trip that takes you up close to the ice wall.
Today you will fly to the home of Tango and the capital of Argentina – Buenos Aires. Here you will spend two nights at a centrally located hotel.
Enjoy a fascinating half-day city tour on your first morning and learn about the history of the city. In the evening, end your tour with a tango show, complete with a delicious Argentine dinner.
Meals: Day 8: B, Day 9: B & D
You will be transferred to Buenos Aires airport for your onward flight.
(2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Chile from the UK start from £699 per person
Send an enquiry and your travel specialist can find you the best available options from your local airport
9 nights’ accommodation
10 meals; 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Half-day tour of Santiago
Full-day tour of Torres del Paine National Park
Guided tour and boat trip at the Perito Moreno glacier
Half-day tour and tango show in Buenos Aires
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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