Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World (SF)

13 Day Tour from Santiago to Buenos Aires

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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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

SANTIAGO
[LF] Visit Santa Rita Winery with a wine-making experience; Santiago sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit La Vega Central Market and a local pub

PUERTO NATALES
Visit Milódon Cave

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
Stay inside the national park; Torres del Paine National Park sightseeing, view Lago Grey; see Los Cuernos, Salto Grande, Laguna Azul, Cascada Paine, and Laguna Inges; Organic cocktail demonstration

EL CALAFATE
Cruise Lago Argentino, see Upsala Glacier, and visit Estancia Cristina; visit Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier

USHUAIA
[LF] Cruise the Beagle Channel to Martillo Island; visit Tierra del Fuego National Park

BUENOS AIRES
[LF] Private wine tasting with sommelier and dinner at a local restaurant; city sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] Tango lesson, dinner, and Tango show

Notes:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE. Welcome to Chile! Meet your Tour Director at your hotel.

Day 2

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 3

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 Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 4

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 Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 5

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 Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 6

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 7

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 8

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 11

USHUAIA–BUENOS AIRES. USHUAIA Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES [LF] Argentinean dinner party with local specialties and wine.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 13

BUENOS AIRES. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

FERNANDO BORDALLO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I speak English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I became a Tour Director in 1986, and I love my work. It's so great to see guests engage with the diversity of South American countries -their traditions and contrasts. I love sharing the history of these countries, watching the group interact during the trip, and knowing I play a fundamental role in the success of the trip."

Tour Director - FERNANDO BORDALLO

 Accommodations

BUENOS AIRES

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

EL CALAFATE

KOSTEN AIKE

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Kosten Aike Hotel in El Calafate is on the edge of the extensive and mysterious Patagonian plateau, on the foot of the imposing Mountain range of the Andes and in front of the majestic National Park the Glaciers. Amenities include a restaurant, gym, spa, playroom, business center, room service, laundry, and recreated ancestral Tehuelche designs throughout the hotel by prominent Argentine artists.

PUERTO NATALES/PATAGONIA

REMOTA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SANTIAGO

HYATT CENTRIC LAS CONDES SANTIAGO

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TORRES DEL PAINE/PATAGONIA

HOTEL LAS TORRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

USHUAIA

CILENE DEL FARO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
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$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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