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Whereas most fairytales conclude with “The End,” that is exactly where this one begins. In this vast kingdom of jagged peaks, massive fjords, and imposing glaciers stretching across the southernmost tips of Argentina and Chile, you are the sovereign of this dramatic domain affectionately referred to as the “end of the world.” Surrounded by the granite pillars of Torres Del Paine National Park, standing tall before the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier, and cruising through the majestic scenery of the Beagle Channel, you will reign before glorious vistas, bask in triumphant scenery, and even prevail over a colony of Magellan penguins on this tour of pristine Patagonia. As no ordinary toast will do for such a colossal experience, you’ll rejoin civilization in Buenos Aires to raise your glass to the ornate teatros, the charming tea rooms, and of course, the steamy tango.Leave no stone uncovered on the hunt for archeological treasures on the world’s most isolated inhabited island. Home to the world’s largest open-air museum and nearly 1,000 mysterious Moai statues, Chile’s Easter Island is an intriguing extension to your South America vacation.
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Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 5 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE. Welcome to Santiago! Meet your Monograms representative at your hotel.
SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND. SANTIAGO Fly to Easter Island.EASTER ISLAND Transfer to your hotel.
EASTER ISLAND. EASTER ISLAND Private guided sightseeing including Ahu Vaihu, where eight large moai lie in ruins, and the ancient burial site of Ahu Akahanga. Next, visit the quarry of Rano Raraku where 394 statues are found in various stages of completion. In the afternoon, visit Ahu Tongariki with 15 beautifully restored moai, and at Ahu Te Pito Kura, see the largest moai ever transported and erected. Last stop is Anakena Beach where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui.
EASTER ISLAND. EASTER ISLAND This morning, your private tour visits the Rano Kau Volcano, with a caldera that contains one of the island’s freshwater lakes. At the nearby ceremonial village of Orongo, see the restored houses and remains of an ancient Ahu. Head to Ana Kai Tagata, an ancient cave with wall paintings on the rock. This afternoon, visit Ahu Akivi, with seven restored moais in the middle of the island. According to legend, the statues represent the seven scouts sent to Easter Island by King Hotu Matu’a. Finally, visit the Puna Pau topknot quarry with its red scoria stone, where the Pukaos on top of the moai were made.
EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO. EASTER ISLAND Fly to Santiago.SANTIAGO Free time this evening.
SANTIAGO. SANTIAGO Free time this morning. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director.
SANTIAGO. SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit La Vega Central Market to learn about traditional Chilean food. Enjoy a terremoto cocktail (meaning ‘earthquake’ and made of Chilean wine, liqueur, and sorbet) at a local pub. Visit Cerro San Cristobal for stunning views of Santiago and the Andes.
SANTIAGO–PUNTA ARENAS–PUERTO NATALES. SANTIAGO Fly to Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan in Chile’s Patagonia. PUNTA ARENAS Scenic drive through the Patagonian steppe to Puerto Natales. PUERTO NATALES Dinner at your hotel this evening.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
PUERTO NATALES–TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK. PUERTO NATALES Visit Milódon Cave, site of 14,000-year-old prehistoric fossils, including saber-toothed tigers and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton. TORRES DEL PAINE Scenic drive past spectacular waterfalls, icebergs, mountains, rivers, and lakes in Torres del Paine (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). Guided sightseeing includes visits to Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, Salto Grande, Lago Grey, and Grey Glacier. Enjoy an organic cocktail demonstration and lesson with fresh ingredients from the garden at your hotel. Dinner at your hotel this evening.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK. TORRES DEL PAINE Full day of guided sightseeing includes Los Cuernos (the park’s iconic granite peaks) and Salto Grande Waterfall. Guided sightseeing tour of Laguna Azul in search of the park’s wildlife, including guanacos and condors. Visit Cascada Paine waterfall surrounded by rugged vistas.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK–EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA. TORRES DEL PAINE Scenic guided walk to Laguna Ines in search of birds and other wildlife. Drive to El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino.
EL CALAFATE. GLACIER CRUISE & ESTANCIA CRISTINA. EL CALAFATE Cruise on Lago Argentino includes up-close views of icebergs and 35-mile-long Upsala Glacier, one of the longest in South America. Disembark and visit historic Estancia Cristina (Cristina Ranch), including a 4-wheel-drive tour or a short hike.
EL CALAFATE. EXCURSION TO PERITO MORENO GLACIER. EL CALAFATE Guided sightseeing of Perito Moreno Glacier (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Los Glaciares National Park. A walking tour along the catwalks includes breathtaking glacier views and the possibility of ice calve into the surrounding sea.
EL CALAFATE–USHUAIA. EL CALAFATE Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina. USHUAIA [LF] Scenic cruise across the Beagle Channel to watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other Patagonian fauna. Visit Martillo Island for a chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins.
USHUAIA. TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION. TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK Guided Sightseeing with a Naturalist in the southernmost national park in the world includes Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada.
USHUAIA–BUENOS AIRES. USHUAIA Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES [LF] Argentinean dinner party with local specialties and wine.
BUENOS AIRES. BUENOS AIRES Guided Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. See Teatro Colón Opera House and visit Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Perón. Other stops include La Boca and San Telmo. Take a [LF] Tango lesson at a famous Tango Club with professional instructors. Farewell Argentine steak dinner, followed by a Tango show.
BUENOS AIRES. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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