Both culture and passion run hot in Patagonia, and there’s no way to experience it quite like jumping right in and living it for yourself. Conveniently ending in Ushuaia, this tour provides the perfect leap-off point to our Antarctica expedition cruising program – but there’s plenty to get up to in Buenos Aires and beyond. Go from cosmopolitan centres to Torres del Paine National Park and the Perito Moreno glacier. Scenic ferry rides and standing at the end of the Earth cap off an unbelievable experience that you’ll remember forever.
Soak in the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes and waterways, hike the scenic trails of Torres del Paine National Park, gaze in awe at the stunning Perito Moreno glacier
Days : 11
Price : From AED 12,946*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Comfort
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 3 - Average
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. There are no planned activities, so check in and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Catch a flight to northern Patagonia. Enjoy the highlights of the scenic San Carlos de Bariloche on a circuito chico tour with stops at local artisanal producers specializing in chocolate, beer, and jams. Included Activities: Bariloche Circuito Chico Tour Transport: Plane (2.25-3.00 hours)
Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then work it off during a day hike around Cerro Catedral or while practicing your salsa at one of the town's salsotecas. Careful —Bariloche is also famous for its quality and quantity of chocolate!
There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture-perfect views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers. Additional Notes: Note: The approximate journey time today is 10-11 hrs. This journey is by comfortable bus and scenic ferry and crosses the Chilean/Argentine Border. Travel time is approximate and based on the time of year and weather conditions. During certain times of the year, the ferry cannot be used. In this case, we will travel overland by bus. Included Activities: Cruce de los Lagos Cruise Border Crossing (Argentina Chile) Petrohué Falls Visit
Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.
Words cannot describe the majesty and beauty of this national park in Chilean Patagonia. Few people have the opportunity to see this area and those who do will find it difficult to forget its vivid colours and tranquility. Once a large sheep estancia, the park was established in 1959 as the Parque Nacional Lago Grey. Prior to this, baqueanos (cowboys) grazed their flocks here and fires occasionally burnt out of control. More land was added to the park in 1962 and the name was changed to its present one. The Torre (Tower) Sur rises 2900m (9512 ft) above sea level, the Torre Central is 2850m (9348 ft) high, and the Torre Norte measures 2600m (8528 ft). The Cuernos (Horns) del Paine, massive blocks of various rock layers visible from great distances, are as spectacular as the towers themselves. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Take a full-day excursion into the national park with an expert guide. Included Activities: Torres del Paine National Park Excursion
Drive towards lofty peaks to the dynamic Moreno Glacier within Glacier National Park. Spot condors, rheas, eagles or flamingos en route, but the real star of the day is the glacier itself, located at the southern terminus of Glacier National Park. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours)
Take a guided tour to the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Option to take a boat up to the front of the glacier. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Transport: Plane (1.25-1.50 hours)
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: If you are joining the Expedition for Antarctica, the CEO will arrange a transfer between hotels in Ushuaia. Please see the joining instructions in the Antarctica trip details. Included Activities: Departure Day
Please note: You should be especially careful when wandering about the capital city on your own, particularly at night. Tourists are easy prey for individual pickpockets or groups of two or more people, working as a team, on the streets. Pay particular attention to anyone who “accidentally” spills anything on your clothes or belongings (mustard, etc.), then apologizes and offers to help clean up. They will clean you out instead! Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you won’t be using immediately within the hotel’s safety deposit box. Most Porteños are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city!
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but in Patagonia the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag, soft rolling bag or backpack, whichever you find easiest to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
Weather can change dramatically in Patagonia - we recommend layering to be prepared for any unexpected weather changes.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Note: Food is generally considered to be more expensive in Argentina and Chile than in most other South American Countries. Moreover, as this is a comfort tour many passengers may want to visit more exclusive restaurants.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •Cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required •Flashlight or Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs) •Concealable money belt -Weather-appropriate clothing •Fleece top -Long-sleeved shirts or sweater •Windproof/waterproof jacket •Small towel and swim wear •shirts/t-shirts -Warm gloves -Warm hat •Sun hat •1 pair of shorts •2 pairs of long trousers •Hiking pants •1 smart-casual outfit for tango show/optional clubs or shows •hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes •Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes •Sport sandals •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries •Watch or alarm clock •Water bottle •Insect Repellent •Pocketknife •First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover -Outlet adapter
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights