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Destination

Argentina

Duration

15 Days

Price

From $5,498 pp

Expore vibrant Buenos Aires the capital of Argentina and the birthplace of the Tango. Travel to Ushuaia at the end of the world, Cruise through Tierra del Fuego arriving in Punta Arenas Chile, explore Torres Del Paine National Park, continue to Northern Patagonia's Lake District to traverse the Lake Crossing into Argentina and end the journey with a stay in a traditional estancia before returning to Buenos Aires.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Buenos Aires
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • El Querandi – Dinner & Tango Show
Hotel Madero - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
Hotel Madero - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Albatros - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Ushuaia - Punta Arenas
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park & End of the World Train
  • Embark Australis Cruise
M/V Via Australis Cabin AA
Full Board
Day 5
Punta Arenas - Wulaia Bay
  • Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
M/V Via Australis Cabin AA
Full Board
Day 6
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
  • Pia Glacier - Garibaldi Glacier
M/V Via Australis Cabin AA
Full Board
Day 7
Punta Arenas - Aguila Glacier
  • Piloto and Nena Glaciers - De Agostini Sound and Aguila Glacier
M/V Via Australis Cabin AA
Full Board
Day 8
Punta Arenas - Puerto Bories
  • Magdalena Island* - Punta Arenas
  • Transfer Punta Arenas - Puerto Bories (shared)
  • The Singular Experience
The Singular - Singular Room
Full Board
Day 9
Puerto Bories
  • The Singular Activities
The Singular - Singular Room
Full Board
Day 10
Puerto Bories
  • The Singular Activities Continued
The Singular - Singular Room
Full Board
Day 11
Punta Arenas - Puerto Varas
  • Transfer Puerto Bories - Punta Arenas (shared)
  • Transfer Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
Cumbres Puerto Varas - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 12
Puerto Varas
  • Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt City Tour
Cumbres Puerto Varas - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 13
Bariloche
  • Cruce Andino Lake Crossing - Bariloche
  • Transfer Puerto Panuelo Pier - Estancia Peuma Hue
Estancia Peuma Hue - Junior Suite - Poplar Lodge
Full Board
Day 14
Bariloche
  • Estancia Peuma Hue Experience
Estancia Peuma Hue - Junior Suite - Poplar Lodge
Full Board
Day 15
Bariloche - Buenos Aires
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Airport Transfer (Domestic - International)

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will accompany you to your hotel and assist you with check-in.

Founded in 1867, El Querandi is a small restaurant with individual tables and a small stage in the middle; the perfect setting for an intimate Tango night! Incredible dancers and singers show you the history of tango through their performance. The small but coordinated orchestra is just in front of you, and allows you to appreciate the seductive melodies of Tango. Served are traditional dishes such as home-made "Matambre" (rolled flank steak filled with vegetables, eggs and herbs).

Hotel Madero - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Buenos Aires

Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires through the highlights of the city, including Plaza de Mayo with Casa Rosada (Government building) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. This astounding building has an incredible mix of architectural styles with an 18th century nave and dome and a neoclassical facade. The Mausoleum of General San Martin is also found here, guarded by three statues representing Argentina, Peru and Chile. You will also visit the widest avenue in South America, the awe-inspiring 9 de Julio Avenue, followed by a stop at the historic neighborhoods of La Boca and Recoleta.

Hotel Madero - Deluxe Room

Day 3
Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to the Airport.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

Albatros Hotel - Standard Room

Day 4
Ushuaia - Punta Arenas

This is the ideal excursion to get to know the southernmost park in the world in the best possible way. Throughout the excursion experience the nature and tranquility that the park conveys. Stroll along the principal and most important trails in the National Park. This trek is suitable for all ages, as the paths are of low difficulty. This half day excursion provides visitors a special and unique impression of the fuegian ecosystem.

By midday we will take a Boat to Redonda Island were we"ll take our lunch and hike through various trails. Well trained guides will pass on to you all of their experience and passion for this surroundings offering a once in a lifetime experience.

The train departs from End of the World station, by the same embankment prisoners walked 100 years ago. It goes into Canadon del Toro, cross Pipo River over "the burned bridge" where you can see Old Wooden Bridge ruins under the new railroads. Then stops at "La Macarena Cascade" where passengers will find a reconstruction of a typical settlement of an indigenous group who inhabited these lands for hundreds of years: The Yamanas. Now the train enters Tierra del Fuego National Park following the Pipo River course and continues across areas that show us traces left by prisoners in their daily routine to cut trees for nearly half a century of interrupted work. After skirting the Turbal, characteristic Tierra del Fuego soil, on which is developed a moss called Sphagnum, the train arrives at "Park Station". Throughout the tour visitors are accompanied by a bilingual English-Spanish guide, who will explain detail the "prisoners Train" history.

Check in between 10:00 and 16:00 at 409 San Martin Street. Board the M/V Via Australis cruise ship at 17:30. After a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and crew, the M/V Stella Australis will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. The voyage will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

M/V Via Australis - Cabin AA

Day 5
Punta Arenas - Wulaia Bay

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the "End of the Earth". The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region"s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigues, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

M/V Via Australis - Cabin AA

Day 6
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia

We navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. We will then take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular Pia Glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. In the afternoon, we will enter Garibaldi Fjord where we will disembark for a hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall to enjoy the spectacular views.For those who choose to stay onboard, our Captain will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier so that they can enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks.

M/V Via Australis - Cabin AA

Day 7
Punta Arenas - Aguila Glacier

In the morning, we will be sailing through Cockburn Channel to anchor in Chico Sound. Travelling in well-equipped Zodiac boats, we will explore Alakaluf Fjord and enjoy the view of Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. You will find yourself being drawn to the intense blue colour of Piloto Glacier, which is due to its compression and age. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the unexpected topography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels. In the afternoon, we will enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, right in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range - the perfect viewing point to appreciate glaciers that make their way down to the sea from the upper ice field. Later that afternoon, we will travel aboard Zodiacs to the Aguila Glacier where we will embark upon an easy walk to its base. It"s the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia"s cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has moulded the spectacular landscape.

M/V Via Australis - Cabin AA

Day 8
Punta Arenas - Puerto Bories

Early in the morning, weather permitting, we will go ashore on Magdalena Island*, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse.

Disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for 11:30.

*In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions.

Transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Bories.

With friendly, experienced guides leading the way, get an in-depth, insider look at authentic Patagonia. Choose from over 20 different Patagonia excursions. If you are looking for a more leisurely day, navigate through meandering, mountain-fringed fjords, wander through wetlands on a bird-watching trek or discover Puerto Natales, the historic pioneer town. For a more invigorating experience, explore caverns where the prehistoric milodon once lived or feel the wind on your face as you travel along the banks of Laguna Sofia on horseback or mountain bike. For an even more exhilarating challenge, kayak through the Last Hope Sound, or set off on a full-day trek to Torres del Paine National Park. Taking in jaw-dropping Patagonian panoramas in this world-famous park, including lakes, waterfalls and the iconic Cuernos del Paine is a must-have experience in southern Chile.

And that's just the beginning. No matter your mood or sense of adventure, options for discovery abound. Quite simply, there is no better way to experience authentic Patagonia.

The Singular Patagonia - Singular Room

Day 9
Puerto Bories

Select from the extensive menu of excursion available to explore the great wildernesses, alluringly untamed and dazzlingly pristine. Exploring its breathtaking landscapes is one of the true pleasures of a Patagonia trip, and no one allows you to experience it like The Singular.

The Singular Patagonia - Singular Room

Day 10
Puerto Bories

Explore Patagonia with experienced guides leading the way. With over 20 excursions to choose from there is something for everyone from thrill seeker to naturalist. Explore Patagonia with experienced guides leading the way. With over 20 excursions to choose from there is something for everyone from thrill seeker to naturalist.

The Singular Patagonia - Singular Room

Day 11
Punta Arenas - Puerto Varas

Transfer in shared vehicle from your hotel to Punta Arenas Airport.

Transfer from the airport of Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas.

Cumbres Puerto Varas - Superior Room

Day 12
Puerto Varas

Begin today"s tour of Puerto Varas, also known as The City of the Roses, with a visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Built in Baroque Style it's an exact replica of a church in Black Forest, Germany, the hometown of many colonizers who settled in Chile starting in 1852. Afterwards, take a stroll downtown by the shore of the beautiful Llanquihue Kake and weather-permitting; catch a glimpse of the Osorno Volcano.

Continue along the Pan-American road to Puerto Montt where we begin with a visit to the highest place in Puerto Montt city, where you"ll get the best view of the city, the ocean and Tenglo Island. From there, head to the German Monument located in the Main Square and the Cathedral, witnessing the German influence in the architecture of the houses, garden and buildings, and the mix of both cultures. Continue to Angelmo, known Hand Crafts and Central Market. Witness how the fresh seafood arrives from the boats to the buyers. Also see typical cooking places, which are basically restaurants where you can find sea food, fish and other delicious specialties..

Cumbres Puerto Varas - Superior Room

Day 13
Bariloche

The tour will head to Petrohue, bordering the Llanquihue Lake. Throughout the journey, enjoy the imposing sights of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Enter the Vicente Perez National Park and visit the Petrohue falls, impressive volcanic rock shapes, and observe the emerald green water.

Next set sail to Peulla, navigating on the Todos los Santos Lake (weather permitting) enjoy the scenery of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes and the Tronador Hill.

Arrive to Peulla, ecological Village, a paradise for the nature lover. Here enjoy a delightful lunch (not included).

In the afternoon board a bus to Puerto Frias, Customs procedures are required, exit Chile and enter Argentina. Cross the Andes Mountains at only 976 metres above sea level. Travel on the road to Puerto Frias, and navigate through the lake that has the same name: Lago Frias (Lake Frias) the journey continues onto Puerto Alegre, place where you will take a bus to Puerto Blest.

Depart from Puerto Blest, this will be the last navigation through Nahuel Huapi Lake with destination to Puerto Panuelo, take a bus for the last portion of the trip to the final destination, San Carlos de Bariloche.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Pier to Estancia Peuma Hue for overnight.

Estancia Peuma Hue - Junior Suite

Day 14
Bariloche

Estancia Peuma is an unforgettable i-activity and wellbeing mountain Eco Lodge, a destination in itself. Draw in the beauty and peace from the majestic surroundings. With 500 acres in the midst of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, 2 miles of lake shore at the foot the Andes, majestic jagged mountains and rolling hills, pristine forests, valleys, waterfalls and creeks.

Experience adventure and relaxation, combined with deluxe accommodations and delicious gourmet organic food, wonderful views, majestic nature and all outdoor activities onsite. Horseback riding with well-trained horses. Explore the forest and mountain trails trekking or hiking into canyons, along slides or waterfalls, accessing nearby hilltops with stunning views over lakes and mountains of the Continental Divide accompanied by guides or try wildlife viewing and nature walking through the wilderness. Enjoy the peacefulness and discover sunken forests kayaking or on boat rides crystal clear waters. For every nature loving style there is something at Peuma Hue that fits your level of expertise and goes beyond your expectations.

Experiential travel finds a true destination in this magic place in the Patagonian Andes Lake District.

Estancia Peuma Hue - Junior Suite

 

Day 15
Bariloche - Buenos Aires

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to the Airport.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. A representative will transfer you from the domestic airport to the international airport in private vehicle with full assistance. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Argentina. Stay Travelous!

Argentina is best described as a land contrasts, product of a varied geography. From the Andes to the west, which stretch along the Argentina-Chile border from north to south, with the highest peak, 6,959 meter / 22,831 feet Mount Aconcagua, to the Pampas and the Atlantic Coast, and across hill ranges, numerous forests, rainforests, deserts and fertile valleys, the biodiversity of these ecosystems allow the development of rich flora and fauna. Argentina is known worldwide for the outgoing personality of its people, who are friendly, fun and effusive; the typical cuisine which includes asado, mate, regional dishes, and "dulce de leche" treats; the tango, which was born in Buenos Aires during the 19th century and today has reached an international level; the passion for football; and Spanish influences and the persistence of old traditions.

Hotel Madero

This luxury boutique hotel provides urban and contemporary comfort for hip, sophisticated Buenos Aires travelers who appreciate a unique sense of style.

The design of Hotel Madero is inspired from the exclusive and modern Puerto Madero area in which it is situated is the hub of the most contemporary architectural styles in the city. Enjoy a warm and welcoming environment; friendly, top-notch service, artistic decor; and an ultra-cool vibe.

Put your keycard in the lock and open the door to your room or suite you will find spacious, chic accommodations, most with a private balcony, equipped with everything needed to stay well including an in room safe that fits your laptop, WiFi, minibar, LCD TV, work desk, and more.

These rooms provide a marvelous view towards the river or the dam from their balconies. King size or Twin sized bed, a reading sofa, writing desk and a bar to rest, eat or drink. And also includes access to the Exclusive Le M Club, the private business lounge.

Albatros Hotel

Albatros Hotel is conveniently centrally located allowing easy access for exploring Ushuaia.

The hotel has 74 Standard rooms (singles, doubles and triples) all rooms are warmly decorated and features details of superb comfort. Facilities include: International direct dialing, In-room electronic Safe, TV LCD with video cable, Minibar, Hairdryer, Electrical currency: 220 V-0Hz.

M/V Via Australis

Traveling on Via Australis gives you the most majestic views of snowcapped mountains, clear blue waters, and amazing sunsets. Built in 2005, the Via Australis can hold up to 136 passengers while offering 64 comfortable cabins. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, engaging activities, and remarkable Patagonia excursions as you wake to an incredible ocean view each morning.

Enjoy the comfort of spacious cabins that provide guest with incredible ocean views. Cabin AA are located on Tierra Del Fuego Deck. Each comfortable cabin has a large picture window and spacious en-suite washroom.

The Singular Patagonia

The Singular Patagonia is a five-star luxury hotel located in Puerto Bories, Chile. The hotel offers 57 rooms and suites, a world-class spa, a gourmet restaurant and more than 20 different excursions\u8212\'97 including ones to Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel was recently named the Top Hotel in Chile and one of the Best Hotels in South America in Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice Awards.In addition to being one of the premier luxury hotels in South America, The Singular is committed to being responsible stewards of the environment. This Patagonia hotel was built using sustainable materials, and was awarded the LEED environmental certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council. The hotel is comitted to reducing its carbon footprint by using innovative approaches to increase energy and water consumption efficiency.

The Singular Room is 45 square meters (500 square feet) and features 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds, a 6 meter wide glass panel window overlooking the Patagonian fjords and Last Hope Sound. This creates the perfect environment to connect with your senses and experience an Authentic Patagonia.

Cumbres Puerto Varas

This five star hotel artfully combines the intimacy and warmth of a Patagonian lodge with contemporary luxury and sophistication. Through its doors, Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas is the perfect reflection of its surroundings, with expansive windows and native wood and stone design elements offering guests a true connection to the breathtaking landscape of southern Chile.

Panoramic Views of Lake Llanquihue and the Volcanoes. Includes: Terrace, Air Conditioning, Independent Heating, Super King Bed or Two Beds, Complimentary Wi-Fi, 32" TV, Cable TV, Mini Bar, Native Wood Decor, Separate Bathroom Vanity, National and International Direct Dialing, Safe-Deposit Box, Magnetic Card Access.

Estancia Peuma Hue

Estancia Peuma Hue is an enchanting eco-lodge nestled within the grounds of the first and largest national park in Argentina, Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the Northern Patagonia Lake District. Peuma Hue's 500 acres of wilderness are located at the southern end of Lake Gutierrez, only 25 minutes south from the town of Bariloche and 45 minutes from its international airport. Bariloche is the gateway to the northern Patagonian Andes and an internationally renowned mountain resort, famous for its wonderful skiing in winter and its unique beauty in spring, summer and fall.

Junior Suites offer comfort, coziness, striking views and decoration have a special charm that catches your eye with each detail in every corner. With large windows all around, the lodge is built to enjoy spectacular views from each room. Meals for all guests are usually served at the Poplar Lodge.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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