This exclusive 15-days journey is catered for keen adventurers who would like to experience the dramatic landscape of Patagonia in full. From Chile’s capital of Santiago, we will venture to the Lake District for its myriad glacial lakes and picturesque German villages. Continuing south, the experience will only get more surreal, from an intimate walk with Magellanic penguins to incredible hikes and horseback rides in Torres Del Paine National Park. From the Chilean side, we will cross the border to the Argentinian side to see the crumbling Perito Moreno Glacier and do a short trek over its icy surface. Finally, write a great ending at the world’s most monumental Iguazu waterfalls and get a touch of the exciting Tango culture in Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a private tour conducted in chronological order, which allows you to understand the origins of the city and the urban sprawl since the 19th century. Highlights include icons of the city’s downtown areas such as Cerro Santa Lucía, the energetic Plaza de Armas, and the colorful downtown market. We will also try the city’s Metro system, grab a coffee and do some fun people-watching before shifting to the Las Condes district and finally San Cristobal Hill, where the most incredible Santiago panorama can be seen
Feeding more than seven million inhabitants, the buzzing La Vega Market creates a mixture of color and chaos. A walk through its numerous food stalls will be filled with authenticity as we enjoy local favorites from a super-sized sandwich, Chilean seafood and empanada to a cup of coffee at downtown café, classic Chilean cocktail in a kitschy bar and lunch at a ‘where-the-locals-go’ restaurant
Spend your days at Chilean Lake District, tackling the great outdoors. Ride a chairlift at Osorno Volcano Ski Center to an altitude of 1,670 meters that gives unsurpassed view of Lake Llanhuique or drive along the lake shoreline to discover some of the most charming German Villages in the area. For more thrill, head to the adventure capital of Pucon where you will find even more hiking trails and outdoor options from kayaking and rafting to horseback riding. We will pick the adventures that suit your taste and the perfect lodges for you to relax and unwind after a full day out
Set sail from Tres Puentes Pier of Punta Arenas to Magdalena Island, home to the adorable Magellanic Penguins. Along this 1.5 hour sail on world-famous Straits of Magellan, expect to encounter the magnificent black-browed albatross along with skuas, South American terns, cormorants, gulls and if you are in luck, the Commerson’s dolphin. At the island, we will encounter a visual marvel of almost 40.000 pairs of Magellanic Penguins that build their nest on the island and take this opportunity to get up close with this wonderful creature
This scenic hike begins with a 30-minute boat ride across Pehoe Lake, followed by a winding trail that passes the slopes of Paine Grande and the shores of Lago Skottsberg. It is challenging yet beautiful at the same time with shimmering green lakes and view of Paine Massif shadowing you along the way. At the final lookout point, you will realize how tiny you are compared to the incredible panorama standing in front of you – massive granite mountain and the hanging French Glacier.
Take your exploration to the eastern part of Torres Del Paine that has completely different scenery compared to Paine Massif. We will walk along the bank of Baguales River, surrounded by barren landscape and untouched valley, and visit Cerro Guido Estancia – the largest and most well-known cattle ranch in Patagonia. Here, enjoy a typical organic lunch made from locally grown ingredients while listening to stories from local villagers on how this small settlement can entirely support themselves without outside aid. Later in the afternoon, take a horseback ride around the Estancia with huge chances to cross tracks with all kinds of Patagonian wildlife from guanacos to foxes and deers.
Spend half-day to explore the eastern part of Torres Del Paine, starting with the Blue Lagoon (Laguna Azul). Here, you will encounter the spectacular Paine towers reflected in the deep blue waters and abundance of wildlife scattered across the flower-filled pastures, such as guanacos and rheas. From this point, you may choose to continue your hike toward Laguna Cebolla or visit the nearby Cascada Del Rio Paine for a nice little waterfall view
Among the Earth’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glacier Perito Moreno is perhaps one of the most stunning with exceptional constant advance – up to 2 meters per day – that cause building-sized icebergs to calve from its face. On this full-day tour, we will observe this natural spectacle from various height and angle and enjoy a rare opportunity to trek over its irregular icy surface. Throughout the hike, your guide will introduce you to a fascinating landscape that includes streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses, and plenty of other ice formations.
Start your day with a calm sail through the northern branch of Argentino Lake and navigate among magnificent icebergs that have loosened from the front of Upsala Glacier. The destination is Estancia Cristina, where you will be introduced to the unique history of the ranch along with the iconic chapel and other historic monuments. Pass lunchtime, we will go off-road through scenic mountain trail on a four-wheel-drive that leads to Upsala Lookout from where you can witness amazing views of Lake William and the entire Southern Patagonian ice field set against Andes Mountain Ranges.
On the Argentinian side, take a walk around the upper circuit with six spacious decks that gives panoramic views of the falls and stop at Devil’s Throat that sees the largest flow of water. Then, climb down to the lower circuits with eight different vantage points where we can have a more intimate experience with the landscape. The Brazilian side is relatively shorter and the falls are further away, but this allows you to get a better overview and capture entire cascades from virtually every angle. Despite being at a distance, you can still feel the falls showing off its power and spray water all over your face.
Board a high-powered Zodiac boat that will take you, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences in the region: the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls.
Finally, climb abroad a helicopter and capture the entire panorama from high above to round up your ultimate Iguazu experience
Experience the best Tango performance in town with lavish three-course dinner and champagne and let the intense rhythm and dances show you the real style and passion of Argentina
The city of Buenos Aires is sophisticated, elegant with a distinctly European flair, and awash with pedestrian boulevards along topiary streets. Take a guided walk through its historical sights, enjoy a stroll at La Boca District with colorful houses, and venture to the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo. Then, take a refreshing stop at one of a vogue café for lunch before making a quiet ending at the famous Recoleta cemetery, where the tomb of Evita Peron in found.
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