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Patagonia is one of the world’s great wilderness areas with vast plains, towering peaks, huge skies and enormous glaciers. This fascinating journey through four national parks in Argentina and Chile reveals the distinct cultures and landscapes of this remote part of the world.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Staying in 4- and 5-star accommodation throughout
- Direct flights with British Airways
- Room with views of the iconic Paine massif’s peaks
- Scenic Andean lake crossing
- Face-to-face with Perito Moreno glacier
- Cruise along the Beagle Channel
- Christmas and New Year departure
- Small group size - maximum 26 people
Day 1 – To Buenos Aires
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Buenos Aires with British Airways.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Brick Hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure to explore the streets of Buenos Aires on foot.
Day 3 – Buenos Aires
Morning tour of Buenos Aires, discovering its blend of European cultures and grand architecture.
Day 4 – To Bariloche
Fly to Bariloche on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Transfer to Hotel NH Edelweiss for 2 nights.
Day 5 – Bariloche
Half-day tour of Bariloche’s scenic surroundings, including Moreno lake, Angostura river and Campanario hill.
Day 6 – To Puerto Varas
Full-day shared journey by coach and boat across the Lake District to Chile. Travel across lakes and mountains, past waterfalls and forests, to the lakeside town of Puerto Varas, with views of the Osorno volcano on clear days.
Day 7 – To Puerto Natales
Fly to Punta Arenas and transfer to Puerto Natales. Stay overnight at the Hotel CostAustralis, overlooking the waters of Last Hope Sound.
Day 8 – To Torres del Paine
Full-day tour of Torres del Paine National Park. This remote area encompasses mountains, glaciers and lakes, and is a habitat for guanacos, condors and native flightless rheas. Visit Salto Grande waterfall, Lake Nordenskjöld, Lake Pehoe and Lake Grey.
Day 9 – Torres del Paine
Morning walk in the national park, close to Lake Sarmiento and the Amarga lagoon for another view of the Paine massif. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 10 – To El Calafate
Drive across the border to El Calafate in Argentina. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Kosten Aike.
Day 11 – Perito Moreno
Full-day tour of the stunning Perito Moreno glacier. At 5km wide, it is a magnificent sight. See the glacier from the observation platforms and take a cruise on the lake in front of the ice wall.
Day 12 – To Ushuaia
Fly to Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Los Acebos or similar with panoramic views over the bay.
Day 13 – Ushuaia
Morning cruise in the Beagle Channel. Afternoon visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 14 – To Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Brick Hotel for 1 night. Optional evening dinner and tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel.
Day 15 – To London
Transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways.
Day 16 – London
Alvear Art, Buenos Aires
The Alvear Art is located in Retiro, in the heart of Buenos Aires, just a short walk from the elegant Avenida Santa Fe and the Florida shopping street. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and features 139 elegant rooms and suites, a sleek yet classic contemporary design and numerous pieces of art.
Cabana del Lago Hotel, Puerto Varas
The lakeside Cabana del Lago Hotel is close to the centre of Puerto Varas and offers sweeping views of the town and the Osorno volcano. Its location can be best appreciated from the attractive lounge, which overlooks the lake and surrounding scenery.
Hotel CostAustralis, Puerto Natales
Hotel CostAustralis was designed by a local architect who planned the entire facade with floor-to-ceiling windows that face on to the sound, which means that there are spectacular sweeping views from the bar, the restaurant and the lounge.
Hotel Edelweiss, Bariloche
Built in 1970, the Edelweiss is a modern hotel conveniently located in downtown Bariloche, just steps from the Main Square, the Commercial District, and the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. It offers 100 comfortable rooms with central heating, mini-bar, in-room safe and cable television.
Hotel Lago Grey, Torres del Paine
Hosteria Lago Grey is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It offers spectacular views over the lake Lago Grey and its glacier, and the cuernos (the literal translation is 'horns') can be seen in the distance.
Kosten Aike, El Calafate
The Kosten Aike is centrally located in the town of El Calafate, one block from the main street and a short walk from the shores of Lake Argentino. The charming Alpine-style building features wooden staircases and balconies, wide eaves and galleries, and a spacious yet cosy lounge with a large fireplace.
Los Acebos, Ushuaia
Surrounded by a magnificent Antarctic beech forest, just 2.5 km from central Ushuaia and a few steps from the Beagle Channel, Los Acebos is a modern hotel which opened in March 2006. The hotel has 56 spacious guest rooms with en suite bathrooms and a separate shower unit.
Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Buenos Aires
The stylish Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta (formerly the Brick Hotel), is set in the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood. The impressive lobby areas, with polished marble floors, house temporary modern Argentinian art collections.
Extend your holiday with a visit to the magnificent Iguazú Falls, situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the countless cataracts on both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides.
Day 15: Fly to Iguazú
Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguazú. Halfday tour of the Brazilian side of the falls before returning to Argentina for a stay of 2 nights at the Sheraton Iguazú Hotel inside the park. Upgrade to a falls-view room from £60 per person. (B)
Day 16: Iguazú
Day at leisure to explore the Argentinian side of the falls from your hotel for a different perspective. (B)
Day 17: Fly to London via Rio
Transfer to the airport and fly to Rio to connect with a British Airways flight to London. (B)
Day 18: Arrive in London (N)
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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